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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Facing Felony Charges, Rick Perry Joins Board of Energy Transfer Partners, Owner of Proposed...

Former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry currently faces two Texas state-level felony charges for abuse of power, which he pleads not guilty. During this time, he has joined the board of directors at a natural gas and propane company and has showed interest in possibly running for president in 2016.

Old McPontiff Had a Farm

Who knew—Pope Francis has a farm. And on his farm he is providing a living model of a sustainable food system to the public. Just one more reason he is living up to his reputation as the “People’s Pope.”

As Its Domestic Foundations Rapidly Erode, the U.S. Pursues World Domination

The United States, originally founded on standards of ethics and morality, is currently on its way to world domination. Unfortunately, American citizens are left feeling helpless and struggling financially and the path U.S. government is taking will make it worse.

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit as Senate Debates Keystone XL

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently approved a permit to lay a tar sands crude pipeline from Illinois to Indiana. Environmental groups are doing all they can to stop it by requesting a full National Environmental Policy Act review for Enbridge's proposal.

Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 ‘Bomb Train’ Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll

While the industry promised to phase-out DOT-111s, these “bomb trains” continue to roll through towns and cities across the U.S. It seems their promise has rung hollow.

Is it Too Late to Save the Planet?

Our planet's ecosystem is under duress and human activity and human behavior as the main culprits. It's time our species stops contributing to the problem and starts becoming the solution.

Pope Francis Plea for Climate Action Revives Concept of 'The Commons' to Rethink Economy...

Pope Francis has recently visited the Philippines, a country that has been dramatically influenced by climate change, in order to give Vatican talks and teachings about the warming of our Earth.

Exclusive: 'Eco-Terrorist' Freed 10 Years Early After Feds Withhold Evidence on Informant's Role

In his first interview since his release, Eric McDavid, environmental activist who has just been released from prison 10 years early, discusses his release exclusively with Democracy Now! Watch it in its entirety here.

Are Private Schools Better than Public?

Our public school system may be the best in the world. However, poverty, coupled with the fact that the people in charge are ignoring facts and turning instead to the corporate profit-seekers, is debilitating to the system.

What’s Left of the Left?

If progressives can't gain ground during today's hard times, full of disasters at home and abroad, then when? If progressives don't gain when the right lurches between disgrace and farce, gloating with lies that scandalize reality, then when? Bright spots surface, but what notable change, especially on income distribution, speaks to unified progressive activism?