Obama’s Budget: Freezing the Poor

Obama’s Budget: Freezing the Poor by Amy Goodman President Barack Obama unleashed his proposed 2012 budget this week, pronouncing, proudly: “I’ve called for a freeze on annual domestic spending over the next five years. This freeze would cut the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, bringing this kind of spending—domestic discretionary spending—to its lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was president.” Focus on the word “freeze.” That is exactly what many people might do, if this budget passes as proposed. While [...]

When Banks Are the Robbers

When Banks Are the Robbers By Amy Goodman The big banks that caused the collapse of the global finance market, and received tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded bailouts, have likely been engaging in wholesale fraud against homeowners and the courts. But in a promising development this week, attorneys general from all 50 states announced a bipartisan joint investigation into foreclosure fraud. Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, GMAC and other big mortgage lenders recently suspended most foreclosure proceedings, following revelations that thousands of their foreclosures were [...]

FBI Raids & the Criminalization of Dissent

FBI Raids and the Criminalization of Dissent By Amy Goodman Early in the morning on Friday, Sept. 24, FBI agents in Chicago and Minnesota’s Twin Cities kicked in the doors of anti-war activists, brandishing guns, spending hours rifling through their homes. The FBI took away computers, photos, notebooks and other personal property. Residents were issued subpoenas to appear before a grand jury in Chicago. It was just the latest in the ongoing crackdown on dissent in the U.S., targeting peace organizers as supporters of “foreign terrorist organizations.” [...]

By |2010-10-02T03:36:39-05:00October 2nd, 2010|Amy Goodman, News, Peace and War, Politics, United States|0 Comments
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