Daily Archives: May 1, 2011

Winning or Losing

Winning or Losing By John Johnson My life has been hectic, lately. Getting this issue out has been a series of minor mishaps. One thing after another pops up that I have to fix. The ongoing saga of my four months of bureaucratic hell: I was finally okayed for SSI benefits. I have been an…

Corporate Coup d’état

Corporate Coup d’état Coming Soon to a City Near You By Rania Khalek In her book The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein demonstrates how wealthy elites often use times of crisis and chaos to impose unpopular policies that restructure economies and political systems to further advance their interests.  She calls these orchestrated raids on the public…

Police Spying on Cell Phones

Police Downloading Your Data off Your Phone After Pulling You Over — A Nightmare Reality By Juan Cole Obama is siding with police who want to use GPS devices to track you without a warrant. President Barack Obama is actually siding with police who want to use GPS devices to track you without a warrant….

President Obama Speaks on Manning and the Rule of Law

President Obama Speaks on Manning and the Rule of Law By Glenn Greenwald Protesters Thursday interrupted President’s Obama speech at a $5,000/ticket San Francisco fundraiser to demand improved treatment for Bradley Manning. After the speech, one of the protesters, Logan Price, approached Obama and questioned him. Obama’s responses are revealing on multiple levels. First, Obama…

Peruvian Election

Perú Run-Up to Peruvian Presidential Run-off By Carlos Quintanilla The winner of Perú’s first round of presidential elections, progressive Ollanta Humala, has explained that the purpose of the dialogues he has initiated with political, social and labor organizations is to offer the necessary concessions and to outline the principles upon which his government will operate,…

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