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Entries by Robert Naiman from 08/2008

Want Lower Gas Prices? Lift AIPAC's Sanctions on Iran

| Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

Would lifting sanctions on Iran be more likely if Americans realized that the likely effect of such a deal would include an increase in world oil production?

DeFazio to USTR: Say No to Chevron's Bullying!

| Posted 08.04.2008 | Green

Last week, Chevron announced a second quarter profit of $6 billion. It would seem that Chevron could afford to compensate Ecuadoran peasants for toxic dumping in the Amazon.

Against Paris Hilton's Energy Policy

| Posted 08.06.2008 | Politics

Paris, I watched your response to the attack on you by John McCain. Kudos to you for not letting the wrinkly white-haired guy push you around, but you're wrong about energy policy.

Econgeeks and Hotbabe: Deal with Iran Beats Offshore Drilling

| Posted 08.11.2008 | Politics

A group of economists have initiated an open letter to the Congressional leadership noting that modest efficiency improvements would do much more than offshore drilling to reduce gas prices.

Is Ecuador Feeling Chevron's Pressure?

| Posted 08.15.2008 | Business

Chevron has been lobbying the U.S. government to pressure Ecuador to intervene the dispute between Chevron and 30,000 Amazon jungle dwellers suing the company for environmental damages.

MoveOn v. "Big Oil" McCain: Spend Our $39 Billion on Clean Energy

| Posted 08.20.2008 | Politics

Yesterday, MoveOn and the Center for American Progress teamed up to call out McCain and Republicans for pretending that handing out huge sacks of cash to Big Oil constitutes an energy policy.

CodePink: "This Should Be a Peace Convention!"

| Posted 08.24.2008 | Politics

If you think that all that is happening in Denver this week is pundit blah blah on CNN, consider that already a wide variety of peace protests have taken place Sunday in the Mile High City.

CodePink DNC: "Make Out, Not War"

| Posted 08.26.2008 | Politics

If you like public art, public appeals for peace, and public displays of affection, you'll love this video. Peace advocates in Denver for the Democrat...

My Audacious Hope: President Obama Will Respect the UN Charter

| Posted 08.27.2008 | Politics

My guess is that Dennis Kucinich's speech will be the only one at the DNC that takes note of the fact that international law also applies to the United States. Let's get busy turning that around.

McCain Hypes the "Threat" from Iran

| Posted 08.29.2008 | Politics

It may be Russia that recently sent its troops across international borders in violation of the UN Charter in a "humanitarian intervention" to protect...