Electoral Reform Act of 2015 — Our Capital Demand (Includes Graphic & Demand Documents)

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Dec 19

Steve Aftergood: Diplomatic History of US with Iran Withheld — 61 Years Later — Due to Lasting Damage of CIA Covert Action

Steven Aftergood

Steven Aftergood

Department of State Delays Release of Iran History

The U.S. Department of State has blocked the publication of a long-awaited documentary history of U.S. covert action in Iran in the 1950s out of concern that its release could adversely affect ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The controversial Iran history volume, part of the official Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, had been slated for release last summer. (“History of 1953 CIA Covert Action in Iran to be Published,”

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Dec 18

Yoda: New York Bans Fracking — 2 Aspects Everyone Has Missed from the NYT to Mother Jones

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State (NYT)

Health Department Report on Fracking in New York State (Report)

New York State Just Banned Fracking (Mother Jones)

Phi Beta Iota: The media coverage of this historic decision has been mediocre. Everyone has missed two really big deals. First, the NY ban stems from a single legal couple going village to village over the years, persuading each village to pass an ordnance against fracking. Although industry took the case to the Appeals Court, they lost. Second, fracking is recommended as an energy solution in Global Trends 2030, the flagship of the US secret world’s grasp of intelligence with integrity — in other words, they don’t have a clue. So this specific decision on fracking in NY represents both the triumph of informed localized citizens, and the pathetic collapse of any semblance of “national” intelligence.

See Especially:

2012 Global Trends 2030: Review by Robert Steele — Report Lauds Fracking as Energy Solution, Disappoints on Multiple Fronts

SchwartzReport: Grass-Roots Anti-Fracking

See Also:

Fracking @ Phi Beta Iota

Intelligence with Integrity @ Phi Beta Iota

 

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