From Crooks and Liars:
By Susie Madrak
I’m really happy to hear this, because the Democrats can’t quite seem to organize much of anything these days and climate change is too important a cause to leave it to the GOP wolves:…
From Climate Progress:
November 5, 2010
Karl Rove, former consigliere to the worst president of the modern era, who has done as much as anyone to help destroy a livable climate for our children, blurted out the awful truth this week. Brad Johnson has the the story.
- “Bush will go down in history as possibly a person who has doomed the planet”
- Has anyone in U.S. history made more Americans less safe than Dick Cheney?
- Our hellish future: Definitive NOAA-led report on U.S. climate impacts warns of scorching 9 to 11°F warming over most of inland U.S. by 2090 with Kansas above 90°F some 120 days a year — and that isn’t the worst case, it’s business as usual!”
Two Worlds Collide At Cancun Climate Talks
By Laura Carlsen
Two worlds will collide in Cancun. The first is a world in denial where profits come before people and the planet, and the most threatening environmental crisis in history is viewed as a business opportunity. This world will be heavily represented by most developed country leaders and representatives of corporations hawking green projects as they continue to trash the environment and pursue unfettered access to ever-scarcer natural resources. The second is a world of small farmers, indigenous peoples, poor urban communities, and islanders that are suffering unprecedented droughts, water scarcity, and storms
Child Soldier Omar Khadr
Coerced Into Plea-Bargain
By Keith Jones
In exchange for his guilty plea, the US government has agreed that Khadr will be incarcerated for one year in solitary confinement at Guantanamo Bay, then transferred to Canada, where he was born and his family now resides, to serve out the remainder of a sentence of no more than eight years imprisonment
Fun With Arithmetic – Winning The War In Afghanistan
By Nicholas C. Arguimbau
Michael Nasuti of Kabul Press recently published an article in which he calculated that killing each Taliban soldier in Afghanistan costs on average of $50 million to the US. The article, seemingly carefully. researched with all assumptions laid out so that anyone can examine them, is well worth reading
American Democracy: Pro-Israel
Tweedledum And Tweedledee
By Maidhc Ó Cathail
Helen Keller’s pithy observation about American democracy being little more than a choice “between Tweedledum and Tweedledee” was never more true than in the upcoming midterm elections in the ninth congressional district of Illinois. Tthe central issue here is not the two wars—or is it now three?—the country is fighting, nor is it the tanking economy, in great part caused by those debt-inducing wars. No, the burning issue here is… who cares more about Israel?
Franklin Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights
By Stephen Lendman
These benefits are fast eroding today, Obama administration neoliberal ideologues wanting social benefits slashed, and Social Security and Medicare privatized so Wall Street racketeers can pillage them for profit until nothing’s left for the needy
Interview With Syed Ali Shah Geelani
By Yoginder Sikand
Syed Ali Shah Geelani of the Jamaat-e Islami of Jammu and Kashmir is a veteran Kashmiri politician. Presently, he heads the Tehrik-e Hurriyat-e Jammu Kashmir. He talks about the Kashmir conflict and its possible solution in this exclusive interview with Yoginder Sikand
Climate Progress – Yale profile of Wunderground.com’s Jeff Masters: “The ignorance and greed that human society is showing [on climate change] will be to our ultimate detriment and possible destruction.”
From Climate Progress:
October 16, 2010
Journalist Julie Halpert has a terrific Yale Forum profile of the prolific uber-meteorologist. Masters, a CP favorite, pulls no punches on global warming. The piece is excerpted below.