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February 25, 2013

Dirty Oil Meets its Nemesis: American People (Video)

Today, over 30,000 people (video) rallied in Washington DC, calling on President Obama to take action on climate change and reject Keystone XL pipeline. Named ‘Forward on Climate‘, the rally was planned and sponsored by Sierra Club, one of the largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. Many other grassroots organizations such as Hip-Hop Caucus, 350.org, Occupy Movement and Us Uncut supported the initiative through social media and their own networks. So, what the heck is this pipeline and why are all environmental organizations and many people are up in arms about it? Keystone XL pipeline…

Death of Israeli Prisoner ‘X’ Prompts an Investigation

Israel faces a negligence investigation concerning the death of secret prisoner Ben Zygier, referred as prisoner X, a former agent of Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, and a dual Australian and Israeli citizen. Zygier allegedly died in solitary confinement in a “secret prison” within Ayalon jail near Tel Aviv. The death appeared to be a suicide, despite Zygier’s detention in a cell in Unit 15, explicitly designed for suicide prevention. The cell is monitored by 24-hour surveillance and hourly inspection. Following several suicides, cells in Unit 15 were updated with improved suicide prevention measures, and Zygier is the first successful suicide…