Rick Chamberlin

Rick Chamberlin is a climate activist and freelance writer who blogs about the local and personal dimension of the climate crisis at www.climatechronicle.com. In August, he was among the 1,252 people arrested at the White House as part of a mass civil disobedience action aimed at stopping the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Of Keystones & Cop-outs
The backers of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, intended to carry tar sands crude oil from Canada to the Texas gulf coast, have attempted to sell the U.S. public on the notion that the project is actually a keystone to conservation. They have claimed the pipeline would not only conserve U.S. jobs but create 119,000 new ones. The company eager to build it, TransCanada, has stated the pipeline would save, or conserve, U.S. motorists money by lowering gas prices. They argue it would lead to greater energy security.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Toward a Coherent Presidency
“We must pursue peace through peaceful means… in the final analysis, means and ends must cohere.” -- Martin Luther King, Jr.; The Trumpet of Conscience “I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds, understanding that each possessed its own… structures of meaning, convinced that with a bit of translation on my part the two worlds would eventually cohere.” -- Barack Obama; Dreams from My Father
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Sunday, October 30, 2005
Let Us Honor Rosa Parks—By Shattering the Myths About Her
It is right and good that at this time we should celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Rosa Parks. Her brave, dignified act of civil disobedience on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955 precipitated a nonviolent protest movement that awakened our nation to the widespread injustice of discrimination and segregation.
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