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Environmental activist Diane Wilson on Tuesday saw a settlement reached with Formosa Plastics approved by a federal judge, clearing the way for $50 million in cleanup for Lavaca Bay in Texas. News
'David-and-Goliath Story' as Texas Environmental Activist Diane Wilson Wins $50 Million Judgement Against Plastics Giant Formosa
The settlement funds will go to environmental projects and cleanup efforts in the Gulf Coast region.
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"Flowers calls glaciers “fantastic barometers of climate change.”(Photo: Richard Droker) Views
Scientists Warn That Canadian Glacial Melting Is “Outside the Scope of Normal”
"I think Arctic science should be a priority. I think understanding our terrestrial and marine ice should be a national priority.”
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EPA’s Scott Pruitt: The Great Disruptor
On January 17, 2017, a congressional hearing to confirm Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s chosen appointee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, was held in Washington, D.C. Now, anybody who knows anything about fracking or oil well drilling knows that wherever there’s a roomful of well-dressed...
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Bush’s Iraq Lies, Uncontested, Will Haunt Us Under Trump
The CODEPINK Tribunal taking place December 1 and 2, and live streamed by The Real News, is a historic collection of testimonies about the lies and costs of the Iraq war. It takes on new meaning with the incoming Trump administration, and the hawks who are flocking to join that administration with...
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Portrait of Kevin Zeese by Robert Shetterly. Views
Big Tent Activism: On Why I Painted Kevin Zeese
Editor's note: The artist's essay that follows accompanies the 'online unveiling'—exclusive to Common Dreams—of Shetterly's latest painting in his " Americans Who Tell the Truth " portrait series, presenting those who have courageously engaged in the social, environmental, or economic issues of...
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John Kerry Sells a War That Americans Aren't Buying
If Congress approves military action in Syria, they will fail to represent the people who elected them.
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How You [and President Obama] Can Close Guantanamo Prison
Yesterday, July 1, marked the first day in office for Clifford Sloan, newly appointed Guantanamo closure envoy. Shortly after his May address on counterterrorism, President Obama appointed Sloan to the Office of Guantanamo Closure in the State Department, a position that had been vacant since...
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For Yemenis, US Refusal to Release Gitmo Prisoners is a National Offense
“In Yemen we are close to the bottom in all kinds of measures like income and education, but there’s one statistic where we come out on top: the number of prisoners in Guantanamo,” laughed Mohammad Naji Allaw, a successful Yemeni lawyer who ploughs his firm’s profits into the National Organization...
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'A Cancer on America': Panel Urges Obama to End Indefinite Detention at Gitmo
Following congressional briefing, activist chains herself to White House fence to "force President to take action" on Guantanamo
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Happy Mothers Day: From Guantanamo to Yemen
He disappeared more than a decade ago, just 18-years-old and teaching abroad, separated from his family for the first time in life. His mother and father, sick with worry, heard nothing. For all they knew he was dead. Then, one day they opened a newspaper and learned their son was being held in a...
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