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"Energy East Pipeline": A Ticking Bomb That Threatens Canada's Precious Waterways
Environment  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Canada, Pipeline, Waterways, Environment, Risks, Contamination, Devastation )

Brian
- 4 hours ago - commondreams.org
""When the pipeline spills, it will seriously endanger our water sources," says Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow."
Most Whites Still Don't Understand the Dangers of Being a Black Man in the US
Society & Culture  (tags: US, Racism, Institutional Racism, Police Brutality, Murder, African-Americans, White Majority Gov't, White Society, Denialism, Criminal Injustice System )

Brian
- 4 hours ago - truth-out.org
"By about four-to-one (80% to 18%), African Americans say the shooting in Ferguson raises important issues about race that merit discussion. By contrast, whites, by 47% to 37%, say the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves."
The Problem With G.M.O. Labels
Health & Wellness  (tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Foods, GMO Labeling, Human Health, Environment, Risks, Safety, Science, Scientific Consensus )

Brian
- 4 hours ago - newyorker.com
"People have a right to know what is in their food."Yet there is another, equally compelling truth: the overwhelming scientific consensus demonstrates that foods containing GMO's pose no greater risks than any other food."
Reality Check: Germany Does Not Get Half of Its Energy From Solar Panels
Science & Tech  (tags: Carbon and De-carbonization, Electricity, Energy Security, Communications and Messaging, Solar Power, Utilities, Climate, Efficiency, Environmental Policy, Environment, Renewables, Electricity Grid, Energy, Energy and Economy )

Brian
- 4 hours ago - theenergycollective.com
"Germany does not get half of its electricity from solar panels, instead the figure is around ten times lower. Last year only 4.5% of Germany's gross electricity generation came from solar panels, far short of 50%."
For Many Politicians, Ferguson Isn't Happening
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ferguson, Missouri, Institutional Racism, Police Brutality, Murder, #HandsUpDontShoot, Election 2016, Presidential Candidates, Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Elizabeth Warren, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Democrats, Republicans, Two Party Establishment )

Brian
- 4 hours ago - thenation.com
"Most of the candidates likely to contend for the presidency in 2016 have been silent. Hillary Clinton, who has been eager in recent weeks to opine extensively on national issues as she embarked on a book tour, has acted as if the situation isn't..."
Parole Denied Yet Again for Lennon's Killer
Society & Culture  (tags: Mark David Chapman, Murderer, Parole Denied, John Lennon, Beatles, 1980, NYC, Dakota Hotel )

Brian
- 4 hours ago - t.entertainment.msn.com
"It's the eighth time 59-year-old Mark David Chapman has been denied parole. New York corrections officials announced the decision Friday."
Three Great Ironies of the Anti-Vaccine Movement
Health & Wellness  (tags: Vaccines, Immunization, Anti-Vaccine Movement, Anti-Vaxxers, Hysteria, Pseudo-science )

Brian
- 4 hours ago - debunkingdenialism.com
"Let us not forget that the vast majority of the claims put forward by the anti-vaccine movement have gone down in flames, but there are a couple of interesting ironies in the situation that are worth taking a closer look."
NASA Scientist Warns of Three to Four-Meter Sea Level Rise By 2200
Environment  (tags: Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Global Threat, Cities at Risk, Disaster, NASA, Robert Bindschadler )

Brian
- 4 hours ago - truth-out.org
"It is common knowledge in the climate change science community that gov'ts of the world should plan for a one-meter rise in sea levels by the end of this century. What isn't commonly known is that there could be a greater rise than that before 2100."
Abandoning the K-12 School System: Listening to Our Children and Thinking for Ourselves
Society & Culture  (tags: Education, Children, Critical Thinking Skills, Conformity, Compliance, Indoctrination, Control )

Brian
- 5 hours ago - truth-out.org
"We began homeschooling our two eldest children because we found the dominant K-12 school system to be undemocratic, dehumanizing, and too often antithetical to our chosen educational goals for our children: to cultivate creative, compassionate..."
The Empire of Hypocrisy: Those Who Care About Peace and Justice Needs to Challenge the Lies of the War Machine.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Foreign Policy, Obama, War Monger, Military Industrial Complex, American Imperialism, Israel, Gaza, Palestinians, Yazidis, Iraq, ISIS, Hypocricy )

Brian
- 5 hours ago - socialistworker.org
"In the end, the main difference between the Palestinians and the Yazidis is that one group is being bombed by a U.S. ally and the other group is being menaced by a U.S. enemy."
 
 
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