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Rail CEOs to Investors: "Bomb Trains" Safe At Almost Any Speed

Steve Horn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogBurlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trai...

Explosive Virginia Train Carried Fracked Bakken Oil, Headed to Potential Export Facility

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

What the industry and oil-soaked politicians are unlikely to discuss, though, is the Plains All American connection to Keystone XL. That connection comes in the form of Cushing, Oklahoma, home of another key Plains crude oil holding facility.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Celebrated Writer, Ntozake Shange Debuts New Work

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

In her private residence playwright, Ntozake Shange is lost in her own world: one made up of words, rhythm and recovery.

Let the Fire Burn

Gaye Theresa Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Gaye Theresa Johnson

Let the Fire Burn, the new documentary from director John Osder, recounts seven years of persecution by Philadelphia police of the MOVE organization, and the city-sanctioned bombing of their home and headquarters in 1985.

Navy Commander Allegedly Fakes Own Death To End Affair

Posted 08.14.2012 | Weird News

A 43-year-old naval submarine commander found himself in over his head in an extramarital affair, and faked his own death to end the romance, accordin...

A Crack in the FBI's Wall of Silence

Len Levitt | Posted 05.12.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

The New Jersey FBI head who publicly criticized the NYPD's widespread spying on Newark's Muslims had the green light from FBI headquarters for a rare rebuke of NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.