Is Clean Coal Possible?

The term “clean coal” is loosely defined as coal that is washed or processed to remove pollutants, so as to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the leading greenhouse gas, when the coal is burned.

Sebelius Reiterates Obama's Support for Public Option

Pressing hard on the urgency of needed health reform, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a set of new state-by-state reports this week documenting the nation's broken health system.


School of the Americas: A Thoroughly Un-American Institution

Opened in 1946 at Fort Gulick in the former U.S. Panama Canal Zone, the School of the Americas (SOA) has, over its lifetime, trained more than 64,000 Latin American and Caribbean members of the uniformed armed forces in an extensive program of military operations.

Liberty at Risk in Sheboygan

Has it become impossible to govern the US by reason or logic? Frank Zappa originally asked that question in 1988, but it occurred to me recently that nothing has improved in the way government is run during the last twenty years. We are governed by trickery, fear, disinformation and superstition.

Atlanta's Largest Shelter Fights City for Water

ATLANTA – The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless won a temporary injunction and restraining order against the City of Atlanta to have their water turned back on so that they can negotiate a payment plan with the City.


Book Review: Halliburton’s Army

This is a book the Halliburton/KBR can live with. It airs out their dirty laundry: the bribes, kickbacks, the inefficient work, the near slave labor conditions of its subcontracted employees, the deaths from insurgent attacks and electrocution, massive overcharging on its invoices, poor record-keeping, and other serious allegations.

Political Affairs Podcast #103 – Fixing the Broken Health System

On this episode, we look closely at the healthcare reform debate and talk with various activists and leaders in the movement to fix the broken healthcare system and create a public option for Americans who can't afford or who have been left behind by the private insurance industry.

Atlanta Riders Oppose MARTA Fare Increase, Service Cuts

ATLANTA – MARTA officials are spending this week making its case to the public for fare increases and service cuts while giving riders a chance to voice their opinions.

UN Resolution Calls on North Korea to Listen to World Opinion

The UN Security Council in a resolution condemned in the strongest terms North Korea’s second nuclear test carried out on May 25 and imposed additional sanctions on the country. The resolution makes it clear that this question must be resolved diplomatically.

Planned Parenthood Campaigns to Promote Women's Health

Community health centers should play a key role in ensuring affordable, universal access to quality care, especially for women, according to a new multimedia campaign launched by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America this week.

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