Posts Tagged with "Obama"

Occupy Our Food Supply

Friday, February 17, 2012

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Occupy Our Food Supply

In just over a week’s time, thousands of people will descend on our food system by participating in a Global Day of Action to Occupy our Food Supply. Prominent thought leaders, authors, farmers and activists like Vandana Shiva, Michael Pollan, Annie & Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson, Raj Patel, Gary Paul Nabhan, Anna Lappé, Marion Nestle, [...]

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Keystone XL Has Reared Its Ugly Head Again – And We Have 24 Hours To Stop It

Monday, February 13, 2012

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Keystone XL Has Reared Its Ugly Head Again – And We Have 24 Hours To Stop It

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has reared its ugly head yet again. This time, we have just 24 hours to stop it. President Obama rejected Keystone XL last month, but now many Senators are rushing to resurrect it in order to protect their friends, Big Oil. The Senate could vote as early as Tuesday [...]

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Keystone XL Rejected: Thank You President Obama

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Keystone XL Rejected: Thank You President Obama

President Obama has just rejected the Keystone XL pipeline! This puts a halt to current plans for a massive 1700-mile pipeline that would have allowed some of the world’s dirtiest oil to travel from Canada’s tar sands through America’s heartland — jeopardizing our water, our air and our climate. Six months ago the pipeline project [...]

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Keystone XL: Not a Done Deal Anymore

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Keystone XL: Not a Done Deal Anymore

It was a done deal. At least, it was until a grassroots movement—driven by strong action—threw a major monkey wrench into the process. This afternoon the cards collapsed for TransCanada, the corporate giant behind the proposed 1700-mile tar sands pipeline. It looks like we stopped the Keystone XL. Today, the U.S. State Department announced that [...]

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VIDEO: The Tar Sands Action Was Just Phase One

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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VIDEO: The Tar Sands Action Was Just Phase One

The Tar Sands Action wrapped up last Saturday, and I have to say it was a truly amazing thing to watch transpire. In all, 1,253 people were arrested protesting the expansion of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. But more than that, they were protesting what the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has come to [...]

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Obama Buries Bad News, Insults Us All

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Obama Buries Bad News, Insults Us All

If you blinked, you probably missed it. Last Friday, when most were getting ready to enjoy the Labor Day holiday, President Obama slipped out an announcement that he was asking the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon a move to strengthen air pollution rules, a tightening of the Ozone Standard. I had hoped for better than [...]

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I Hope King Would Have Been Proud Of The Tar Sands Action

Friday, August 19, 2011

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I Hope King Would Have Been Proud Of The Tar Sands Action

This blog was orginally posted on the Daily Kos on August 19th as part of the Stop Tar Sands Blogathon. On Sunday, Aug 28th, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. will open. The dedication — now long overdue — will serve as a reminder of Dr. King’s enduring legacy of justice, [...]

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Top 5 Reasons The Obama-GOP Debt Ceiling Agreement Is A Bad Deal For The Environment

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Top 5 Reasons The Obama-GOP Debt Ceiling Agreement Is A Bad Deal For The Environment

President Obama just signed the debt deal into law. Just in time too — there were about 10 hours to spare before the midnight deadline, after which our government would most likely go into default. As bad as default would have been, the deal doesn’t appear to be a whole lot better. As Andy Kroll [...]

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Walking The Walk To Hold Big Oil Accountable

Friday, April 8, 2011

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Walking The Walk To Hold Big Oil Accountable

When faced with catastrophic environmental degradation — in your own community, no less — calling out the perpetrators and demanding accountability from elected officials is often not enough, as we all know. You have to get out in the streets and demand change. After pleading for transparency and accountability from the Obama Administration in the [...]

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Monday, March 7, 2011

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Last Thursday, a federal jury in Salt Lake City, Utah convicted activist Tim DeChristopher of two felony counts for disrupting the auction of more than 100,000 acres of federal land that was being sold off by the Bush Administration for oil and gas drilling in 2008. Tim’s act of civil disobedience has been widely heralded [...]

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