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Posts by Andy Rowell

  • C: Russian Wikipedia

    Seven Issues that Could Have Rex on the Ropes

    Later today, there could be fireworks on Capital Hill when Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee finally grill Rex Tillerson on his potential nomination as Secretary of State.
  • C: World Economic Forum

    Conflicts of interest “could significantly curtail Tillerson’s work as the nation’s top diplomat”

    Oh Rex, what a tangled, convoluted web you weave. You have so many investments that you cannot possibly operate without a conflict of interest, if you become Secretary of State. You will be a walking disaster zone waiting to happen.
  • stop Trump's team

    #RejectExxon and Trump’s other Climate Deniers on January 9th

    As Washington gets back to work after the Christmas break and it begins the process of Congressional hearings for nominations over Trump’s cabinet, so the resistance to those appointments is increasing too.
  • C: Alan Greenberg @pragmactivist

    A New Year Message: “US Bank DIVEST, #NoDAPL”

    If those attempting to build the Dakota Access pipeline hoped that the protests against the pipeline and those funding it would fizzle out in 2017, they would have watched in despair at the events which unfolded at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday.
  • C: Lakota People's Law Project Report

    Support the Water Protectors by Asking Banks to #DefundDAPL

    As people head home for the Christmas vacation to be with their loved ones, spare a thought for the one thousand or so water protectors that are braving bitterly freezing cold temperatures and blizzards in North Dakota to continue what has become the iconic protest of 2016 against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • C: Saturday Night Live

    New Questions Raised Over Rex’s Russian Links

    Later today, the 538 members of the Electoral College will meet to determine who will be the next President of the US.
  • C: Gage Skidmore

    As Trump Drills the Swamp for Oil; Clean Tech Gathers A Pace

    In the post-truth reality of a post-Trump election victory, one thing is blindingly obvious: Rather than draining the swamp as he repeatedly promised, Trump is going to fill it will his climate-denying cronies, many of whom are very rich privileged, predominantly white men, who are either intricate to the oil industry or have links to Big Oil.
  • RexTillerson

    An Unprecedented War Against the Greens

    The news from over the weekend that President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Rex Tillerson, the chairman and chief executive of Exxon, the world’s largest private oil company as Secretary of State, is a clear sign that we face an unprecedented battle against the environmental movement in the years to come.
  • Trump twitter

    800 Experts Issue 6 Point Climate Plan to Denier Trump

    The news this week that President-elect Trump had met ex-Vice President Al Gore to discuss climate change had some of the mainstream media speculating that this might mean that the climate denying, oil-loving, conspiracy-peddling President-to-be might be changing his view on global warming.
  • C: Salon Youtube video

    “We came. We fought you. We took your land. We beg for your forgiveness.”

    Over the last few months, as the news of the Standing Rock protests have spread across the globe, people have realised that the protest was never just about a pipeline, it was always about so, so much more. It was about the right to protect clean air and water; it was the right to protect ancient burial sites; it was the right to fight for a future for our children and grand-children. It was a belief that we can live in a world without oil. But it was also a battle against oppression and colonisation against First Nations that has being going on for centuries and where the wounds run old, raw and deep.
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