Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tag: politics

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

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.

Republican Scott Walker Pitches a Possible Syria War to Make Us...

Scott Walker, the GOP hopeful, is using the idea of a ground war in Syria as an attractive campaign promise. But what does he think Americans will gain from a Syria war launched by the leader of Wisconsin?

In Victory for Gov't Whistleblowers, Supreme Court Sides With Fired TSA...

Former transportation Security Administration Federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean has become the face for government whistleblowers. And the Supreme Court decided to uphold MacLean's and other federal employees' right to become whistleblowers.

Did DeSmog’s Coverage of Coal Baron Bob Murray v. Fracker Aubrey...

DeSmogBlog has followed this case closely since Murray filed his initial complaint in August 2013, regularly checking the docket and saving copies of court documents sealed along the way. But is record sealing legal?

'David Duke Without the Baggage:' Will Top GOPer Steve Scalise Resign...

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has confirmed he spoke at EURO, a convention founded by perhaps the country’s most notorious white supremacist. Now Republicans will have to decide what that says about their conference.

A Self-Perpetuating Machine for American Insecurity

Washington has invented a system so deeply entrenched in our world that changing it will surely prove a stunningly difficult task. Welcome to the new world of American insecurity.

Why Jeffrey Sterling Deserves Support as a CIA Whistleblower

Revelations from brave whistleblowers are essential for the informed consent of the governed. But the relentless prosecution of Sterling renders a key implicit message to other potential whistleblowers.

Populist Proposals Win in 2014

While the Democrats had a poor showing at the polls in 2014, populist and progressive ideas surged. An array of unabashedly populist ballot initiatives were passed by pollsters.

Climate Deniers, Like Big Tobacco, Thrive Behind a Smoke Screen of...

Just like the tobacco industry, the fossil-fuel industry is denying the science of climate change and working full speed to derail any progress by marketing its primary product: doubt.

How Bashar al-Assad’s Regime Came Back in the Syrian Civil War...

There is a maintained fiction that the U.S.' 2014 bombing raids against Daesh and al-Qaeda do not help the regime, but rather the moderate rebels. In actuality, they help the regime.

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In a major win for the environment, world’s largest bank says goodbye to fossil...

The bank's decision to end all financing of oil, gas, and coal projects after 2021 will make it the first multilateral lender to rule out financing for projects that contribute to the climate crisis.

Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

America’s arms sales addiction

The 50-year history of U.S. dominance of the Middle Eastern arms trade.