Daily Archives: January 22, 2013

Sierra Club to Engage in Civil Disobedience to Fight Tar Sands Crude

The Sierra Club Board of Directors has approved the one-time use of civil disobedience for the first time in the organization’s 120-year history to fight the further exploration for tar sands crude oil. Oil sands, tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit, according to Wikipedia. The oil sands…

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Indicted in Bribery Conspiracy

By Glynn Wilson – Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who burst upon the national scene during the botched handling of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for 21 counts of bribery, honest service wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and filing false tax returns, according to a press release just…