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State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other green groups recently revealed that pipeline giant Enbridge ...

Ending Human Trafficking

Lauren Supina | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

No country is immune to the horrors of modern day slavery, including the United States. Ending human trafficking will take an enormous effort, but your action as a consumer at the store is a start.

An Open Letter to the Obama Administration on Egyptian State Violations of Human Rights

Mark Levine | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Mark Levine

In an unprecedented statement, over 40 senior academics including more than a dozen former MESA presidents, have signed a letter to U.S. President Obama. Rarely, if ever, has such a group of such high-level academics has ever come together on a single issue before, including the lead-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

America: Paying the Piper

Terry Newell | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

One of the lessons we teach our children is simply this: "If you make that decision now, you will have to live with the consequences later." It is a lesson about the need to consider the implications of a decision. It is a lesson we seem to have neglected in our national life.

Where Are We Now? Six Takeaways From the Center for American Progress' 10-Year Anniversary Event

Joan Michelson | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics
Joan Michelson

The Center for American Progress commemorated its 10-year anniversary with a day-long conference of A-list speakers whose discussions provided a snapshot of the progressive -- aka Democratic -- movement the past 10 years.

Will 'Safe From the Start' Bring Needed Change for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Crisis?

Serra Sippel | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Serra Sippel

This week at the U.N. General Assembly, amid critical talks about peace and security in Syria and across the Middle East, another narrative is taking its rightful place in New York -- the health and human rights of women and girls globally.

Why Palestinians are reluctant to smile

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.30.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The body language evident in two recent pictures of American, Israeli and Palestinian officials speaks volumes. The first was of Palestinian President...

Reinvigorating the U.S.-China Climate Change Relationship

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Deborah Seligsohn

The two countries have considerable shared interests in combating climate change as both see increased challenges from climate change itself and as the Chinese also struggle to combat their air pollution problems.

Through PEPFAR Support, One Million Babies Born HIV-free

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

One million babies born HIV-free. This achievement would have been unimaginable ten years ago when the U.S. Congress passed the legislation that created PEPFAR, yet today, we can celebrate this momentous milestone.

Opposition Escalates Over Faulty Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Last month, it was reported that TransCanada was in damage control mode concerning flaws in the newly laid southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline after dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, were identified along a 60-mile stretch north of the Sabine River in Texas.

State Department Inspector General Probing Keystone XL Contractor's Conflicts of Interest

Gabe Elsner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

In yet another investigation into the Obama Administration's activities, the State Department Inspector General is probing the conflicts of interest surrounding the contractor that performed the Keystone XL review.

With Re: Benghazi -- We've Met the Enemy and It Is Not Us!

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

More than anything else, the attack of 9/11/12 reveals a bureaucracy's tendency to believe its own press.

One Million Comments From Pipeline Opponents Show Momentum Building Against Keystone XL

Gene Karpinski | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

. The sheer number of comments is one of the clearest signs yet that momentum is building nationwide against this pipeline. It's easy to see why: The American people know that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk and no reward.

Kerry Urged To Address Human Rights Concerns In China

AP | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Human rights groups are urging U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to raise the ill-treatment of dissidents and other rights concerns during...

Kerry Meets With Syrian Opposition

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

LONDON -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Syrian opposition leaders and Russia's top diplomat a day after saying the U.S. could soo...

Kerry Heads Home After Surprise Middle East Trip

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.27.2013 | World

PARIS -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed for home Wednesday after making clandestine journeys to Iraq and Afghanistan, where he delivered a ...

Secretary Kerry: Secure a Global Agreement to Reduce Aviation's Carbon Pollution

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The aviation sector shouldn't be left off the hook to help address global warming. Next week Secretary Kerry has the chance to help advance an international agreement to cut aviation's global warming pollution. It is time for his leadership on this issue.

Kerry Tells Of Secret Childhood Bike Ride Into East Berlin

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

BERLIN — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met for the first time Tuesday, spending more than an ho...

Top Three International Climate Actions We Urge of Secretary Kerry

Jake Schmidt | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Today, 60 leading environmental, conservation, development and faith-based organizations urged Secretary Kerry to emphasize the severity of the threat of climate change and spur bold and immediate action.