A conversation with Canupa Gluha Mani (aka Duane Martin Sr.) from the Strongheart Civil Rights Movement about the declaration (pdf) earlier this month by the Lakota Indian Nation of independence and secession from the United States. He was a member of the delegation which delivered the official documents to the U.S. State Department. The Lakota Freedom Movement has extensive documentation related to the reasons for their action.
A look at the year in peak oil news with Steve Andrews from the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas, USA (ASPO-USA). Read the City of Portland's report (pdf) about negotiating the transition away from oil and methane.