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Five Strategies to Stop the Northern Gateway Pipeline from Being Built

Brent Patterson The Council of Canadians
Brent Patterson, the Political Director at the Council of Canadians, proposes five strategies to ensure that the pipeline is never built. (In the face of widespread opposition, Canada's federal government on Tuesday in fact gave the OK to Enbridge's Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline - Portside moderator)

Friday Nite Videos -- October 18, 2013

A Better Place | Playing For Change. 'SaveCanada' Punks TransCanada. Out of the Furnace: Movie. A Bold Plan to Fix the Mortgage Mess. The Musical Genius: Derek Paravicini. New Drugs for Old Bugs.

'SaveCanada' Punks TransCanada

TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline (from the Tar Sands to the East Coast) needs voices like yours to say, "nope, no thanks." Join SaveCanada!

The Climate Movement Is Singing for Our Lives

Linnea M. Palmer Paton Waging Nonviolence
Saturday's Draw the Line held over 200 demonstrations across the United States - it was a day of action marked by song - a phenomenon that is starting to become a major feature of the climate movement.

Cautious Praise for Climate Action Plan

Tina Gerhardt, May Boeve
President Obama's Climate Action Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions; prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change; and lead international efforts to fight climate change and prepare for its impacts. Bill McKibben, 350.og co-founder, responded to the talk positively, stating: "It's awfully good to see the president starting to move forward on climate action--after the hottest year in American history."

Dispatches from the Culture Wars – Not Ready for Prime Time edition

Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade; Ohio air show pushed to drop Hiroshima raid reenactment; Raul Castro’s daughter denied visa to attend gay rights conference; Rape Case Solved By Anonymous in Less Than 2 Hours Despite "No Evidence"; Teamsters foil Westboro Baptist Church; Palestinian marathon tribute to Boston victims; Oscar Romero beatification; Amherst and the economists’ fuzzy math; Zuckerburg dishes out the dough for Keystone XL

A Presidential Decision That Could Change the World The Strategic Importance of Keystone XL

Michael T. Klare Tom Dispatch
What starts out as a minor skirmish can wind up determining the outcome of a war, and that seems to be the case when it comes to the mounting battle over the Keystone XL pipeline. If given the go-ahead by President Obama, it will daily carry more than 700,000 barrels of tar-sands oil to those Gulf Coast refineries, If Obama says no, the Canadians (and their American backers) will encounter difficulties in exporting their heavy crude oil, discouraging further investment.
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