Submitted by arlenegloria on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 03:39
From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain – what I call, 'The Shock Doctrine.'
By Naomi Klein, The Guardian, April 10, 2014
The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe. As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the US Congress – one in the House of Representatives (H.R. 6), one in the Senate (S. 2083) – that attempt to fast-track liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, all in the name of helping Europe to wean tself from Putin's fossil fuels, and enhancing US national security.
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:03
By Lenny Brody and Bill Bianchi, PDA-Chicago
The Democratic March 18th primary elections produced important lessons for progressive activists in Chicago. First, Will Guzzardi’s 60% victory showed how a grassroots, movement based campaign can defeat the state (Madigan) and Cook country (Berrios) Democratic machines.
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:43
\ By John ByrneClout Street Chicago Tribune, 4:03 p.m. CST, March 4, 2014
Chicago aldermen today gave the preliminary go-ahead to a plan to earmark $55 million in special tax district funds to help pay for a new hotel next to McCormick Place.
The City Council Finance Committee agreed to set aside the tax-increment financing revenue for the development of a 1,200-room Marriott hotel that is to be built along with a new arena that will host DePaul University basketball games and other events near the convention center. Read more »