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Toward Barbarism

Toward Barbarism United States Imperialism Unleashed   by BEN SCHREINER With signs of a global economic downturn mounting, US aggression across the Middle East and North Africa ratchets up.  And once again, US imperialism stands poised to swing open the gates of Hell. The choice presently confronting humanity, then, is one between imperialism on the…

Unfettered Corporate Greed

5 Ways America Is Being Hollowed Out by Unfettered Corporate Greed Paul Buchheit There’s no free market — just businesses doing whatever they please with virtually zero accountability. Conservatives believe that enriching individuals will eventually enrich society, and that government should not get in the way of the process. This is what happens as a…

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty Salvatore Babones 15 percent of the US population lives in poverty. The poverty rate for children remains more than 20 percent for the third year in a row. As state anti-poverty programs around the country confront severe budget cuts, today’s report indicates income inequality has reached an…

Occupy

Occupy: Five Things The Movement Did Well Occupy Wall Street (Creative Commons). From its origin on Wall Street to its re-creation in Los Angeles, the Occupy movement has spanned from coast to coast, cropping up in various cities and media coverage across the nation. The movement has been criticized for not having defined demands or…

Corporate Fascism

Corporate Fascism By John Johnson    The current media onslaught of political mud slinging and hate-based self-promotion (“I’m tougher on immigration than my opponent,” for example) is beyond absurdist/comical.   The world totters at the edge of disastrous climate change. Wall Street, banks and corporations are putting the cash they swindled into Cayman island accounts,…

Corporate Crime

Sad But True: Corporate Crime Does Pay By  David Morris Almost daily we read about another apparently stiff financial penalty meted out for corporate malfeasance. This year corporations are on track to pay as much as $8 billion to resolve charges of defrauding the government, a record sum, according to the Department of Justice.  Last…

Artful Liars

Artful Liars How Banks Cheat Bankers Smile as the Leave the White House   by CHRISTOPHER BRAUCHLI I think a lie with a purpose is wan iv the’ worst kind an’ the mos’ profitable. – Finley Peter Dunne On Lying There was something refreshing about Bernie Madoff.  He robbed Peters to pay Pauls and it…

Break the Power of Big Money

Break the Power of Big Money by Eric Margolis Jamaica’s Port Royal used to be called the wickedest city on earth. During the 1600’s, it was a favorite lair for pirates, buccaneers like Henry Morgan, cutthroats, and assorted criminals. Photo: Reuters/Olivia Harris To paraphrase Somerset Maugham’s wonderful quip about Monaco, “a sunny place for shady…

Lower Everyone’s Wages

The Elites Are Unanimous: Lower Everyone’s Wages and Standard of Living — Except They Don’t Say it Out Loud                               By .Jeff Faux America’s 1% are in harmony on the matter that concerns them most — who gets the biggest slice…

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