Renee Parsons

Renee Parsons was a lobbyist for Friends of the Earth in Washington, D.C. focusing on nuclear energy issues. While at FOE, she was responsible for a TRO that stopped the Dept of Energy from conducting an experimental drilling program at 12 locations along the perimeter of Canyonlands National Park as a possible high-level nuclear waste repository. Her efforts included opposing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and organizing the coalition that successfully defunded the Clinch River Breeder Reactor. She also served as staff in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2005, she was elected to the Durango City Council (Colorado) and served four years as Councilor and Mayor. Renee is a member of the Treasure Coast Board of the ACLU.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 4:56am
A Chronology of the Ukrainian Coup
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Friday, July 5, 2013 - 11:53am
NSA Revelations Refute Obama's 'Feeble' Script
While much of the country’s media was tracking whistleblower Edward Snowden’s whereabouts or questioning Glenn Greenwald’s journalistic credentials, President Obama took the opportunity to support NSA’s massive surveillance programs in a recent interview with Charlie Rose.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 1:01pm
Boston Manhunt Challenges Constitutional Principles
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Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 9:10am
NYC School Bus Strike, Wall Street and the NLRB
Despite assurances that ' sharing the sacrifice ' necessary as a result of the 2008 economic collapse is the patriotic duty of every American, the latest challenge to that burden-sharing philosophy are the school bus drivers, matrons and mechanics of Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1181, the country's largest transit union with 8,800
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 8:52am
Failed Filibuster Reform Threatens Legislative Agenda
Despite Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (Nev) repeated pronouncements that the Republican stranglehold on the Senate’s filibuster could no longer be tolerated, that is exactly the final outcome of recent reform efforts. With the success of important Obama legislative initiatives like depending on a Democratic Senate for enactment, what was Harry Reid thinking?
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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 2:36pm
On the 'US-Israel Enhanced Security Act'
The day before Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney began his recent 36-hour swing through Israel with Sheldon Adelson at his side, President Obama was signing the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act (S 2165) in the Oval Office with representatives of the politically powerful AIPAC in attendance.
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Friday, July 27, 2012 - 9:24am
House Adopts 2013 Pentagon Budget Increase
Viewing the recent House of Representatives debate on the 2013 Defense Appropriations bill (HR 5856) was as disorienting as if living in an alternate reality with little acknowledgement that while the federal deficit continues to increase, some of the country's once-great cities are in the throes of critical demise.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 7:00am
US Austerity Is Here, We Just Don't Talk About It Enough
As the austerity budget crisis continues to plague diverse Euro countries, American voters may breathe a sigh of relief that even with an economy that remains sluggish, the harsh level of austerity cuts being proposed in Greece and Spain and elsewhere have not happened here.
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Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 8:55am
The Export of Weapons: Past, Present and Future
As long overdue negotiations on an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) begin in early July under UN auspices , central to that discussion, by virtue of its international supremacy, will be the US export of arms that has facilitated the extensive sale of weapons around the planet.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 6:42am
The Strategic Partnership Agreement and Pakistan
As President Obama has committed to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014, the recently signed Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with Afghan President Hamid Karzai will implement an 'enduring' strategic partnership that extends a US presence in that country until 2024.
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