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Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

ILLUSTRATIONS: A map showing some of the countries in which the United States has interfered in the political process (grabbed from Geology.com). Below: U.S. CIA Director John O. Brennan, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candid… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

The Canadian Progressive: Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau during Canadian leader’s first official White House visit

US President Barack Obama welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his first official visit to the White House on Thursday. Here are the remarks issued by the two leaders during a joint press conference. The post Remarks by President Obama … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau during Canadian leader’s first official White House visit

Things Are Good: White House Planning to Close Guantanamo Bay’s Infamous Torture Centre

Guantanamo Bay on the beautiful island of Cuba sounds like a great place if you don’t know anything about it.

We do know what happens there and it’s immoral and likely illegal (probably even worthy of investigation by the International Criminal Court which the USA hasn’t ratified). The USA has been operating a prison there . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: White House Planning to Close Guantanamo Bay’s Infamous Torture Centre

The Canadian Progressive: President Obama Threatens To Veto Congress’ Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

U.S. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto a Congressional bill that would force the approval of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

The post President Obama Threatens To Veto Congress’ Keystone XL Pipeline Bill appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

drive-by planet: Don’t believe the hype

drive-by planet: US journalists critical of Obama admin secrecy – ‘setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide’

Barack Obama came into office promising the most open and transparent government ever. In the light of the Obama administration’s obsessive concerns with secrecy and information control the claim seems badly out of sync with current realities.

People close to the action are best placed to judge when it comes to issues of access . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: US journalists critical of Obama admin secrecy – ‘setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide’

The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL Pipeline Lobbyists Have Deep Ties to White House

By: Pratap Chatterjee

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TransCanada and the provincial government of Alberta are paying former advisors to the Obama administration – as well as former staff of the Hillary Clinton and John Kerry presidential campaigns – to help them lobby for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to transport tar sands fuel to the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL Pipeline Lobbyists Have Deep Ties to White House

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Despite risk to marine ecosystem White House reaffirms commitment to Arctic drilling

As US renews pledge to drill in Arctic waters, Greenland places moratorium on new leases By: Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams: A White House official reaffirmed Wednesday the Obama administration’s commitment to the Arctic offshore drilling program despite the “dangerous risk” of catastrophic consequences for the pristine marine ecosystem. Speaking via video […]

The post . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Despite risk to marine ecosystem White House reaffirms commitment to Arctic drilling

Things Are Good: Open-Access Science Growing in Reach

Many academic journals charge a subscription fee that is out of reach for the common person, which means that independent researchers and students are at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing information. Elementa aims to make research about the anthropocene era we’re in freely accessible for everyone.

Elementa follows the example of organizations . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Open-Access Science Growing in Reach

The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL pipeline: Leaders in historical act of civil disobedience in front of White House

48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders engage in historic act of civil disobedience to stop Keystone XL pipeline. Julian Bond, Bill McKibben, Michael Brune, and others arrested in front of White House in call for action on climate. By Sierra Club | Feb. 13, 2013: WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, 48 environmental, civil rights, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL pipeline: Leaders in historical act of civil disobedience in front of White House

The Canadian Progressive: Climate Action Now!: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17th

via Sierra Club: Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has come home — and the American people get it. What: The largest climate rally in U.S. history. When: February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.) Where: The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Gather at the northeast corner of the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Climate Action Now!: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17th

The Canadian Progressive: US Immigration Reform Should Uphold Rights: Human Rights Watch

White House, Senate Proposals a Good Start by Human Rights Watch, Feb. 1, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US government should urgently reform its unfair immigration system to uphold the basic rights of non-citizens and provide a path to legal status for the country’s unauthorized immigrants, Human Rights Watch said in a policy briefing released . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: US Immigration Reform Should Uphold Rights: Human Rights Watch

The Canadian Progressive: President Barack Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address: Full Text

Barack Obama took the ceremonial oath of office on Monday for his second term as President of the Unites States. Throughout his historic Inaugural Address, Obama repudiated the right-wing agenda. He urged Americans to cooperate on immigration reform, climate change, gay rights, economic inequality & other progressive issues. To emphasize this call collective action, Obama . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: President Barack Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address: Full Text

Five of Five: The Churchill Bust: Outrage on Demand

Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron discuss a little head. This story about the sculpture of Winston Churchill given to the White House has so many weird (partisan) angles it would baffle Pythagoras. No one likes a dirty fork. … . . . → Read More: Five of Five: The Churchill Bust: Outrage on Demand

Canadian Progressive: How U.S. Gov’t Talks About a Drone Program it Won’t Acknowledge Exists

by Cora Currier | ProPublica Drones have become the go-to weapon of the U.S.’s counter-terrorism strategy, with strikes in Yemen in particular increasing steadily. U.S. drones reportedly killed twenty-nine people in Yemen recently, including perhaps ten civilians. Administration officials regularly celebrate the drone war’s apparent successes— often avoiding details or staying anonymous, but claiming tacit . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: How U.S. Gov’t Talks About a Drone Program it Won’t Acknowledge Exists

DeSmogBlog: White House Wants Industry Help To Choose Which Regulations To Kill

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When the Obama White House begins adopting the same talking points as the dirty energy industry, something has gone horribly wrong with our government. But that is exactly what is happening today, with the White House apparently buying into the repeatedly debunked industry talking point that claims that government regulations . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: White House Wants Industry Help To Choose Which Regulations To Kill

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur On Obama’s “Kill List” (VIDEO)

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The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down President Obama‘s “Kill List” of terrorists targeted for assassination through drone attacks. Obama approves every name on the Kill List. He reviews the bios and the evidence against them. And then he authorizes “lethal action without hand-wringing.” Without due . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur On Obama’s “Kill List” (VIDEO)

Red Tory v.3.0.3: BNTITW: Secret Service Ducklings

A couple of Secret Service officers stationed outside the White House give a family of ducklings a lift…

Maddow says that it’s “100 percent politics free” but I disagree. Obviously this proves the officers are liberals because had they been Republicans they would have just let the stranded mallards fend for themselves on the . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: BNTITW: Secret Service Ducklings

DeSmogBlog: Here We Go Again – Republican Attacks On EPA Kick Off 2012 Agenda

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With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to finally enact stricter air pollution standards in accordance with the Clean Air Act and two subsequent U.S. Supreme Court decisions requiring them to do so, powerful Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to make sure that the new standards . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Here We Go Again – Republican Attacks On EPA Kick Off 2012 Agenda

Another reason to hate the Bruins.Tim Thomas refuses to go to White House.

I didn’t know Tim Thomas’ politics before now but I should have. The Bruins, favourite of HNIC, the eastern media and Conservatives like fugitive Patrick Ross, have in their midst an Obama hater. His name is Tim Thomas. I knew the guy was a douche. I just didn’t know how much.

Don Cherry must be . . . → Read More: Another reason to hate the Bruins.Tim Thomas refuses to go to White House.

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: One of these things is much like another. And that might be inconvenient.

Big news from south of the border.

Alleged White House shooter Oscar Ortega Hernandez was arrested today in Pennsylvania.

DC media reports that Ortega Hernandez used a cheap but powerful Chinese-made assault rifle in the shooting.

What makes this shooting interesting, other than the fact that it hit a White House residential window, is that . . . → Read More: Cowboys for Social Responsibility: One of these things is much like another. And that might be inconvenient.

DeSmogBlog: Bogus Job Numbers Used To Sell Keystone XL Pipeline

tarsands protests.jpg As thousands of protestors gather at The White House today to voice opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline plan, one of the major selling points from the pipeline proponents… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Bogus Job Numbers Used To Sell Keystone XL Pipeline

350 or bust: Tar Sands Pipeline Provokes Americans To Civil Disobedience

Saturday August 20th marked the start of the largest act of civil disobedience for the climate in U.S. history. Over 2,000 people from across the U.S. and Canada are arriving in Washington, D.C. to send a message to President Obama that our children&#8… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Tar Sands Pipeline Provokes Americans To Civil Disobedience

Death By Trolley: Talking to political adversaries: Tips on reaching across the aisle

Tips on talking to political adversaries. Moving past politics, partisanship and labels, recognizing corporatism masquerading as progressivism or conservatism, and going straight to the issues. . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Talking to political adversaries: Tips on reaching across the aisle