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20.03.2017

Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

Oil could start flowing through the highly contested $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline as early as today. On Saturday, an appeals court rejected the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Nations’ request for an emergency injunction to stop the pipeline from becoming operational. Meanwhile, the University of California’s chief investment… »

18.03.2017

Sami Parliament convinces Norwegian pension fund to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Sami Parliament convinces Norwegian pension fund to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

The Sami Parliament in Norway, which represents the indigenous Sami people, also known as Lapps in English, has convinced the second largest pension fund of the country, the public sector sign, to divest from companies linked to the controversial Dakota Access pipeline project. This act aims to express solidarity to Native… »

17.03.2017

Trump’s Budget Counts on Us to Be Dumber Than He

Trump’s Budget Counts on Us to Be Dumber Than He

By David Swanson Donald Trump does not always in every way appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed. Yet there is great wisdom to be found in some of his assumptions of stupidity on the part of the rest of us. If I act like a real jackass,… »

16.03.2017

Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

On Wednesday, only hours before the Trump administration’s new travel ban was set to go into effect, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide halt to the executive order, which would have temporarily suspended refugees and people from six majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. This morning, a… »

16.03.2017

Interview with Kathleen Donohoe

Interview with Kathleen Donohoe

By Jhon Sánchez A flight attendant looked at me in the eye and said, “Jhon Sánchez? We’ve been calling you for half hour. Your flight has already departed.” Irritated she shook her head and added, “Where were you? I didn’t reply, of course. I was right there, reading “Ashes of… »

15.03.2017

Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Hear Arguments over New Travel Ban

Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Hear Arguments over New Travel Ban

Legal challenges to President Trump’s revised travel ban are mounting as the order is set to take effect at midnight tonight. Federal judges in both Hawaii and Maryland are slated to hear arguments today claiming the ban targets Muslims and is a violation of the First Amendment. Trump’s executive order… »

15.03.2017

The Problem With the CIA and Drones

The Problem With the CIA and Drones

Thanks to a recent Wall Street Journal article, I’ve been hearing from Democratic partisans that President Trump has done something brand new, and that it amounts to tearing up the War Powers Resolution by giving the CIA the power to make war. Now, I am seeking to… »

14.03.2017

Asking Foolish Questions about Serious Issues

Asking Foolish Questions about Serious Issues

By Richard Falk When the Clinton campaign started complaining about Russia interfering in US elections by hacking into the DNC I was struck by their excesses of outrage and the virtual absence of any acknowledgement that the United States has been interfering in dozens of foreign elections for decades with… »

14.03.2017

States File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Trump’s “Muslim Ban 2.0”

States File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Trump’s “Muslim Ban 2.0”

President Trump’s second attempt to ban refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries got a fresh legal challenge Monday, when several states filed a joint challenge to the ban in federal court. The suit was filed by Washington state and joined by California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon. It… »

13.03.2017

The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death

By Chris Hedges The ruling corporate elites no longer seek to build. They seek to destroy. They are agents of death. They crave the unimpeded power to cannibalize the country and pollute and degrade the ecosystem to feed an insatiable lust for wealth, power and hedonism. Wars and military “virtues”… »

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