Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cowboy-Indian Alliance: No tar sands! (video)

Ashley Wells, Xochil, Wisdom Quarterly; Amy Goodman (DemocracyNow.org, April 28, '14)
Cowboy-Indian Alliance protests Keystone XL pipeline in DC after Obama Admin delay
Thousands of people rallied in Washington, D.C., on Saturday calling on Pres. Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. 

The protest was organized by the Cowboy Indian Alliance, a group of ranchers, farmers, and tribal communities from along the pipeline route who have set up the "Reject and Protect" encampment near the White House. The rally came a week after the Obama administration announced it had again delayed a decision on approval or rejection of the pipeline that would carry super-polluting tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast. 

Neil Young protests Keystone XL pipeline
Gary Dorr of the Nez Perce Nation, an organizer of the Reject and Protect encampment, Art Tanderup, a Nebraska farmer and Cowboy Indian Alliance member who took part in the protest, and actress and activist Daryl Hannah, who has been arrested three times for protests against the Keystone XL discuss the continued resistance to the pipeline. More

Ralph Nader on TPP, GM Recall, Nuclear Power, and "Unstoppable" movement
Ralph Nader on "Unstoppable" movement
Ralph Nader has a new book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. He points out the common concerns shared by a wide swath of the American public, regardless of political allegiances.

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Both the Left and Right oppose mass government surveillance, nebulous business free trade agreements, our unreformed criminal justice system, and finally punishing the criminal behavior of bankers and Wall Street traders destroying the economy. Nader, who is a longtime consumer activist, also discusses the U.S. push for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, General Motors’ new bid to escape liability for its deadly ignition defect, the revived nuclear era under Obama, and challenging U.S. militarism through the defense budget. More

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