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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Battles Rage for a Better World | Your Week In Review

Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:38:37 -0400
Subject: Battles Rage for a Better World | Your Week In Review

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  Special Investigation: The Double Identity of an "Anti-Semitic" Commenter
by Lance Tapley
Smearing a progressive website to support Israel
  Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
by Deirdre Smith
"Now is a time to stand with and listen to the wisdom of our allies in movements that are co-creating the world we all want to live in."
  US Top Brass: Striking Syria Back on the Table
by Jon Queally
Defense Secretary Hagel and Gen. Dempsey indicate willingness to expand US war to Syria
  'Energy East Pipeline': A Ticking Bomb That Threatens Canada's Precious Waterways
by Deirdre Fulton
"When the pipeline spills, it will seriously endanger our water sources," says Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow
  In Iraq, A Bombing Program Designed for the Weapons Industry
by Tom Engelhardt
US warplanes are taking out US military equipment as a deadly, but profitable, cycle continues.
  'Not for Shale': UK Protesters Launch Widespread Actions Against Fracking
by Lauren McCauley
Targeting both industry and government, series of direct actions kicks off week-long anti-fracking camp in Blackpool, England.
  'This is the Story of Power in this Country': Ferguson, Institutionalized Racism and the Militarization of Police
by Nadia Prupis
The Center for Investigative Reporting found in 2011 that more than $34 billion in federal grants have gone to stocking police forces with tanks, riot gear, and assault weapons.
  Behind Obama's 'Chaotic' Foreign Policy
by Robert Parry
The chaos enveloping U.S. foreign policy stems from President Obama's unwillingness to challenge Official Washington's power centers which favor neoconservatism and "liberal interventionism"--failed strategies both
  People's Climate Mobilisation: A Global Invitation
by Hoda Baraka
"Together, we can create a world with cleaner air, healthier communities, and more economic opportunities. This is what we mean when we talk about climate justice. We know this world is within reach, but we're going have to fight for it."
  The Real Reason Ferguson Has Military Weapons
by Kara Dansky
"It might be tempting to think that the brutal tactics we've seen are the result of a few bad police officers... But when the government arms cops like soldiers, trains them in counter-insurgency tactics, tells them they are fighting an enemy, we should expect this type of combustive, tragic result."

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