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Taliban peace talks ‘at risk’ as Obama stalls on Guantánamo

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment
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From; guardian.co.uk, The Obama administration is in danger of missing an historic opportunity for a peace settlement in Afghanistan if it does not act quickly to release prisoners in response to a Taliban offer to open talks, European officials and observers claim.

The Taliban announced on 3 January that it had agreed to open a political office in Qatar for the purpose of holding peace talks with the international community, and said it expected the release of its officials being held at Guantánamo Bay.
At the time, White House officials said the administration was considering the transfer of five Taliban officials to custody in another
country, widely believed to be Qatar. But with still no movement on the prisoner transfers European officials involved in the talks are
urging Washington to act quickly to keep the momentum going towards talks before hardline spoilers on all sides can stall proceedings.

What do possible peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban mean for Afghanistan’s future?

For more information on Taliban / US peace talks check out this report uploaded by
on Jan 11, 2012
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I AM NOT MOVING – Short Film – Occupy Wall Street

October 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Earlier this year our president was full of noble words for the rights of protesters in the Middle East. Now that the demonstrations have spread to America he is too busy raising money to speak up for the hundreds of people being arrested for exercising their right to protest. This video neatly explores this rich irony.

“Uploaded by CoreyOgilvie on Oct 10, 2011
Please share as much as you can, this film is a warning to our elected leaders.
To connect to the filmmaker and get updates on new film projects:
http://www.facebook.com/OgilvieFilm
http://www.ogilviefilm.com
Buy song and album at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/versions-prepared-piano/id215661219
UNALTERED MIRRORING IS ENCOURAGED, but please do not change video in any way for its whole duration.
Please credit ‘shot by you the people, edited by Corey Ogilvie’. Please share with everyone, including your leaders. This video is meant to be a warning to our leaders.
Including stunning cinematography from Alex Mallis – http://www.alexmallis.com/
and Kristopher Rae – sociallyawkwrd.tumblr.com”

Obama His Black Caucus Speech & The Occupy Movement, One Persons Story

October 2, 2011 Leave a comment

  Two things happened on last Monday. I  heard about a group of people who were camping out in front of the Fed bank in downtown Chicago. This was in response to a much larger occupation taking place in Wall Street. In both cases the key issue being economic justice. And I thought to myself “Wow that’s cool” and went off to work.

     Later while driving around my route I was listening to the radio.There was a HUGE controverey raging about something Presdient Obama had said in a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus. Supposedly he had been insulting to them. Then they played the clip and afterwords I was very confused and couldn’t understand what was wrong in what he said.

     On the contrary I felt (and I really don’t use this word about myself) inspired. So much so the next day I went downtown and to make a long story short found a community of people who were concerned about where the country was going and wanted to do something about it.

     What I didn’t find was a well organized group with a prefabricated agenda. So I stood out in the rain with them for a couple hours. Made an impressionistic video about my experience and went home different from when I left. It was one of those moments of clarity.

     Since then I’ve been back and will keep going back. It’s great to see the numbers growing and will do all I can to spread the word.Because my friends it is just as the President says time to get up and get into it.Our country has been hijacked and it’s time to take it back.

This is an open group come on down stand with us because we are standing for you!

It’s not about black or white left or right. It’s about  economic justice and taking back what the crooks and liars have stolen!

 It’s an inspirational group of people that are have come together to try and do something about what is going on in this country.

They deserve your support.
For more info.
http://occupychi.org/
http://www.occupythenation.com/
http://chicagocriticalmass.org/
http://www.occupythenation.com/

 

 

Renewable Energy Advances Promise A Brighter Future

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

There have been a number of promising stories in the news this week about advances in area of clean energy and we are today presenting a little roundup of what I’ve come across. Anyone who has followed this blog knows that I am a big supporter of renewable energy and should check out the 1Future catagory for more stories about the ongoing revolution in new energy technologies. First up this story I came across on the Inhabitat site.

Study Reveals Renewable Energy Could Support All of Civilization by 2030
If you don’t believe that we can kick our dependency on fossil fuels to the curb, think again. A newly released study says we can do it by 2030. Authored by Mark Delucchi and Mark Jacobsona, the eye-opening report recently appeared in the journal Energy Policy, detailing how renewable technologies that are available now can completely power our electric grid system in a relatively short 20 years time frame. While the hurtles are massive and the numbers are staggering the report is a hopeful look at how we can eliminate our very bad habit of pumping vast amounts of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.

To finish this story click here.

Next is this promising story from the Greenwala site about advances in the solar energy field.

Scientists Develop Affordable Solar Panels That Work In The Dark

It’s about damn time, don’t you think?

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced Wednesday that they have been able to confirm a new high-efficiency solar cell design that utilizes nearly the entire solar spectrum.

Translation: They figured out a way to make solar panels generate electricity in the dark.

To read the entire story click here.

And from Gizmag we get this promising story about a new fuel source.

Breakthrough promises $1.50 per gallon synthetic gasoline with no carbon emissions

UK-based Cella Energy has developed a synthetic fuel that could lead to US$1.50 per gallon gasoline. Apart from promising a future transportation fuel with a stable price regardless of oil prices, the fuel is hydrogen based and produces no carbon emissions when burned. The technology is based on complex hydrides, and has been developed over a four year top secret program at the prestigious Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. Early indications are that the fuel can be used in existing internal combustion engined vehicles without engine modification.

According to Stephen Voller CEO at Cella Energy, the technology was developed using advanced materials science, taking high energy materials and encapsulating them using a nanostructuring technique called coaxial electrospraying.

To finish this story click here.

And finally some words from President Obama speaking about the future and how we can help the environment and create more jobs.

The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket

“With so many problems in the USA, it’s no easy job to single out a handful of the most important, priority issues. But the enormous pile of wasted money spent on wars and the military-industrial complex has to be right at the top. Not only is the money spent an enormous destructive waste, but there’s also the question of opportunity cost; just a fraction of war money could make major improvements to health care, schools and universities, and our decaying public infrastructure. The release of the Pentagon’s Quadrennal Defense Review indicates that Obama intends to spend even more on war. David DeGraw’s article below sheds some light on the madness of war spending and the serious attempts made by the racketeers to make our wars self-perpetuating to keep the cash rolling in; infuriating as it is sickening.”

To read the entire post click here.

And a look at how they trick us into it.

ObS Obama Seagal, The Speech The President Should Be Giving

New from Mindsi2/Peace Through Courage:

OK so I buy a half dozen movies for a buck each at a sidewalk sale. One of them is this 1994 Steven Seagal movie “On Deadly Ground”. In this one big Steve gets tangled up with an unscrupulous oil company doing shoddy work in Alaska. I am a conisuer of the films of Mr Seagal and enjoyed this one thoroughly. The big rig explodes in the background as Steve makes his escape and I’m about to hit rewind when what do we have here? Steven Seagal is addressing the Alaska legislature and he delivers a four minute speech that found me saying halfway through “this is what the president should be saying about what’s going on in the Gulf” . Then I thought to myself hey why not see what it would look like.

One more example of  why Steven Seagal is head and shoulders above the rest of his ilk. Except for maybe Godzilla.

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Is The President The Kind of Leader Chairman Mao Warned Us About?

Published on Friday, May 28, 2010 by CommonDreams.org

by Danny Schechter

“In several high profile speeches, Obama lashed out at Wall Street for its greed and mendacity, proposing financial reforms that appeared to be hard hitting if only because of the way the lobbyists for the financial services industry squealed about them.

But even as he was feinting left, he and his main economic operative, Tim Geithner, were moving right to kill off amendments that the bankers hated like Senator Bernie Sanders’s proposal for a deep audit of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Brown-Kaufman Amendment that would have broken up the six biggest banks in America.”
As John Heilman explained in New York Magazine, “Geithner’s team spent much of its time during the debate over the Senate bill helping Senate Banking Committee chair Chris Dodd kill off or modify amendments being offered by more-progressive Democrats.”

He used an old trick: embracing reform publicly while modifying its toughest provisions privately.”

To read the entire post click here.

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