Mar 21, 2014

Fwd: Honkala arrested at KeystoneXL protest; Plus new perspectives on Ukraine & Venezuela



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Cheri Honkala Arrested at KeystoneXL Protest

 

Cheri Honkala at KeystoneXL Protest

Anti-poverty campaigner, Cheri Honkala, arrested with environmental activists, "Building a Bigger Movement for Justice".

On Monday March 10th, hundreds of protesters assembled in front of the Philadelphia Federal Building demanding that President Obama not issue a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed 1,700 mile pipeline that would transport oil from the tar sands of Northern Canada to oil refineries in Texas.

 

Challenging their 'Frames'

There are stong forces - corporations, billionaires, and their lobbies, who are working hard to 'frame' the issues of our times.

Members of the Green Shadow Cabinet work to challenge these false frames. This week includes articles on the 'Supportive Role' of U.S. diplomacy, the 'Sound Science' of Monsanto, and Obama's 'Economic Recovery'.

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No Middle Road on Venezuela: Recommendations for the U.S. Left

 

For those of us inspired by mass mobilizations in Egypt's Tahrir Square, Turkey's Gezi Park, Greece's Syntagma Square, Spain's Plaza del Sol, and even our "own" Zuccotti Park, it is easy for protests in Venezuela to evoke the same emotions. But this would be a mistake...

Ukraine and the Pathology of the Liberal Worldview: An African American Perspective

 

Reading the March 2 editorial in the New York Times on the so-called revolution in Ukraine, I couldn’t help but marvel at how easily elite opinion makers in the U.S. can call for the use of public resources to bail out the people and government of Ukraine without significant opposition or even serious questions.

The “Sound Science” of Deception

For corporate agribusiness, “Sound Science” has become a marker for special interest public relations campaigns that are themselves inherently in conflict with science.

Obama's Economic Significance

 

President Obama's proven reliability as outsider president extraordinaire - putting a disarming smiley face on capitalism's depredations - is his administration's economic significance.

Media

Providence Journal: A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work - Liam Malloy and Richard McIntyre

The latest and best research indicates that raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would modestly reduce poverty and inequality in the United States with few if any negative effects in the labor market.

VIDEO: Apology to Chile - issued by the Green Shadow Cabinet - read at Memoria. Hablar. Dignidad 40

 
Villa Grimaldi Memorial - Tower of Peace Heros

On September 11, 2013, the 40 year anniversary of the Coup the ousted and killed the democratically elected Chilean President, Salvador Allende, the Green Shadow Cabinet published an apology on behalf of the United States of America, for our federal government and CIA’s role in the tragic death of Chile’s President, and support for the vicious Pinochet regime.

Jill Stein talks Fracking on Workforce Radio

Green Shadow Cabinet President, Jill Stein, talks with Ed “Flash” Ferenc about the fracking industry's unmeasured costs which threaten worker health and safety, as well as America's air, water, climate and economic prosperity.

On the day when the news that Wall St bonuses jumped by 15% last year, Stein and Ferenc discuss the economy of, by, and for, the 1 percent.

 


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