News for 2010-09-10

Friday, September 10, 2010
Howard Zinn on Non-Violent Civil Disobedience
In 1985, Dr. Howard Zinn testified for the defense in the criminal trial of seven citizens who hammered equipment and poured blood on blueprints for the Cruise Missile and Missile X factory in Wilmington, MA. The video shows Dr. Zinn's compelling testimony in which he makes the case for non-violent...
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PG&E, Owner of Exploded California Pipeline, Also Runs Major Political Operation
Energy giant PG&E , which owns and manages a natural gas pipeline that Thursday night ignited a massive inferno in San Bruno, Calif., is one of the nation’s most notable political players, routinely spending millions of dollars each year on government lobbying and campaign donations, a Center...
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Fireball Tragedy in California Suburb Brings Gas Industry Under Scrutiny
The natural gas industry is coming under intense scrutiny today, after a massive fireball ripped through a ruptured pipeline in a suburban town near San Francisco, killing at least four people, injuring dozens more, and burning more than 50 homes to the ground. The cause of the fire, traced to a...
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Enbridge Shuts Major Canada-U.S. Oil Line Due to Leak Near Chicago
CALGARY, Alberta - Enbridge Inc shut down the largest of its three major oil pipelines on Thursday, reducing supply on the main transit route for Canadian crude into the United States. The incident, just six weeks after Enbridge was forced to shut a smaller part of its Lakehead system, pushed...
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Judge Rules Ban on Gays in Military Unconstitutional
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military rule banning openly gay people from serving in the armed forces violates constitutional rights to free speech and due process, a federal judge in southern California ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips said she would issue an injunction barring...
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Bush's Rendition Program Remains Unchecked
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US Asks Firms to Reveal Gas Extraction Liquid
WASHINGTON - The US environmental regulator on Thursday asked gas companies to reveal what chemicals are used in deep extraction, addressing concerns by residents that their drinking water is being contaminated. US companies have increasingly tapped shale gas, which lies deep underground and was...
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Petraeus Spin on IED War Belied by Soaring Casualties
WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus claimed limited success this week in the war within a war over the Taliban's planting of roadside bombs, but official Pentagon data shows the Taliban clearly winning that war by planting more bombs and killing many more U.S. and NATO troops since the troop surge...
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