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Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

Steve Horn | Posted 11.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the Friday before Labor Day -- in the form of an age-old "Friday News Dump" -- the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) handed a permit to Enbridge, the tar sands-carrying corporate pipeline giant, to open a tar sands-by-rail facility in Flanagan, Ill. by early-2016.

Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA

Artwrit | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
Artwrit

By Suzanne Carte, as it appeared in Artwrit's June 2012 issue. Don't let the signage fool you. It is not that type of Canadian show. You know the ki...

Commission Will Investigate Social, Economic Disparities Among Illinois' Black Community

Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

A bill signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Saturday will create a commission to research the disparities facing African-Americans in the areas of...

An Activist L.A. Commission Prepares for 2011

Al Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

The year 2010 will go down as an extremely active and involved year for the L.A. City Board of Neighborhood Commissioners. We intend to stay on top of all the issues again in 2011.

A Big VAT Lie

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I speak of the "value-added tax," or "VAT." Republicans are horrified that President Obama has a secret plan to pass this tax, and are shouting from the rooftops (of the nearest Fox News building).

A Global Golden Age for Broadband

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

The economic and social impacts of broadband are clear but the solutions are not so clear. I believe that every country needs a National Broadband Plan which will address each countries needs.

Two Birds with One Stone: Strengthen Social Security and Lower Unemployment at the Same Time

Natale Zimmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Natale Zimmer

We can strengthen Social Security and reduce unemployment by making these proposed changes, and ultimately, these steps will help reduce the deficit as well.

Oil Spill Commission Planned By White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An administration official says the White House will establish a presidential commission to investigate the oil spill in the Gulf o...

Preventing the Next Privacy Disaster

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The next president steps into a landscape where the capacity to collect, store and exchange sensitive personal information has outgrown the legal framework that protects that information.