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Chaos.Thbe New Age of Revolutions (tags)

The End of the Megamachine brings to light the roots of the destructive forces threatening the future of humankind today. Dismantling Western progress mythologies, Scheidler shows how the logics of endless capital accumulation have devastated both human societies & ecosystems

Religious: Senate Pass Transparency Legislation (tags)

More than 80 national religious bodies and local churches, synagogues and Muslim groups sent a letter to the Senate urging passage of the ILLICIT CASH Act (S.2563) and the Corporate Transparency Act (S.1978).

Congress Votes on Corporate Transparency Act (tags)

Washington DC - The House of Representatives scheduled a vote for 5:15 PM EST on the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513). The bill reveals the true owners of "anonymous" shell companies to law enforcement.

New Senate Bill Combats Shell Companies United Nations Debates Tax Havens (tags)

Washington DC - A bipartisan group of Senators introduced the "Improving Laundering Laws and Increasing Comprehensive Information Tracking of Criminal Activity in Shell Holdings (ILLICIT CASH) Act" to stop the creation of shell corporations in the United States.

Debt Collectors Fined and Ordered to Stop Operations (tags)

Financial Transparency Legislation Clears House Financial Services Committee (tags)

The bill would create a database of the real "beneficial owners" of American companies, potentially unmasking the true owners of thousands of shell companies.

House Hearing Reviews Financial Transparency Legislation (tags)

The House of Representatives is holding hearings on legislative initiatives to deter corruption and secrecy in the global financial system. The Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy convenes a March 13th hearing on "Promoting Corporate Transparency: Examining Legislative Proposals to Detect and Deter Financial Crime."

DIARY OF A CON MAN . 32 (tags)

the diary of anne frank is a forgery

Jesse Jackson's Sneak Attck on Toyota Lexington Ky and it's workers 2018 (tags)

Toyota Ky is where Toyota has moved it'S. manufacturing. Fremont CA has been shuttered. Jesse Jackson the leader of Operation Push has won a 10 year agreement funding Operation Push with $$7.8 Billion in US dollars. Thats $780 million each year.

USDA Withholds Names Of Turkey Companies Spreading Salmonella (tags)

update on the turkey salmonella outbreak which has spread to 35 states as of November

The Dictatorship of Corporations (tags)

Why do the majority of politicians so often make decisions against the public interest and in favor of industry? A new quality of lobbyism arose on account of the dramatically stronger market- and financial power of companies. I sound the alarm. The power relations in our society are shifting endangering democracy andthe market economy,

Over 20 State Attorneys General Call for Shell Company Transparency (tags)

24 State Attorneys General wrote to Congress supporting action to disclose the actual owner of a shell company to law enforcement.

Treasury Takes Aim at Shell Companies (tags)

The US Treasury is calling for greater scrutiny into the use of "anonymous" shell companies. Last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged Congress to quickly pass legislation to make the identity of shell company owners available to law enforcement.

Israeli Manipulation Of US 2016 & Other Elections (tags)

Netanyahu and other prime ministers of Israel have manipulated US elections for many decades.

5 Reasohns for UN Agreements Regulating Corporations (tags)

Countless cases of human rights violations by corporations show voluntary self-commitments of businesses cannot ensure social and ecological standards. UN agreements create rights for persons instead of companies.

5 Questions on Tax Justice (tags)

Tax justice must be created and tax avoidance stopped to fight inequality and poverty. Apple paid 0.0005% tax on its profits in Ireland - merely 50 euros on a million euros profits. Corporations dodge their just contribution as part of society through tax avoidance.

Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights (tags)

A brief summary of the conclusion, from Curbed.

Brazil: And now what, Mr. lawfare man of the year? (tags)

The other judge testifies that the apartment belongs to OAS, is under attachment, goes to auction for the benefit of creditor companies and has never been Lula´s ... Not even Globe Network hides your infamy now! You're naked in the middle of the square!

The Driving Force of Global Inequality (tags)

Behind closed doors, a powerful industry has developed worldwide since the 1980s: tax avoidance. Taxes that are avoided must be compensated by higher taxation of households with lower incomes.

Bipartisan Senate ‎and House Bills Tackle Abusive Shell Company Practices (tags)

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Corporate Transparency Act.

One Year Anniversary of Panama Papers Leak (tags)

More than 11 million documents were leaked from a law firm based in Panama a year ago today.

Treasury Extends Anti-Money Laundering Luxury Real Estate Regulations (tags)

Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) renewed requirements for title insurance companies to identify the real owners behind shell companies in six major metropolitan areas.

Geofeedia Exposed for Police Monitoring of Social Media (tags)

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Provided Data Access for a Surveillance Product Marketed to Target Activists of Color

"Panama Papers" Release Highlights Need for US Shell Company Legislation (tags)

More than 11 million leaked documents from a major Panama-based "off-shore" law firm reveal how the global financial system enables corruption and tax evasion.

Former South African President Visits US to Stop "Illicit Financial Flows" (tags)

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki visits the United States February 16-19 to raise awareness on how the developing world loses money to corruption.

Divestment passes at UI Chicago (tags)

Text of Divestment resolution that passed unanimously in Chicago

TPP: an attack on the GPL? (tags)

Read from the Ecommerce section of the TPP.

Drug Industry Bandits (tags)

drugs

Offshore Shell Games 2014, 56 pp (tags)

Ugland House is a modest five-story office building in the Cayman Islands, yet it is the registered address for 18,857 companies. The Cayman Islands, like many other offshore tax havens, levies no income taxes on companies incorporated there.

Iceland Boycotts Israel (tags)

Israel

More Lawless US Sanctions on Russia (tags)

sanctions

Unconstitutional Senate Intelligence Authorization Act (tags)

police state

Known Cures For Cancer (tags)

Because of the trillions of dollars in the cancer industrial complex internationally (drug companies, hospitals, corporate, government and university research labs), many cancer cures are being suppressed.

Who Are The World's Major Treekillers (Deforesters)? (tags)

Deforestation is the biggest cause of violent weather patterns and climate freezing and heating.Some countries such as Korea after the war and Haiti have had such poverty that they were virtually totally deforested. Deserts have been created by past treekillers.

ACT: Ask Oprah Winfrey to Renounce Leviev’s Angolan Blood Diamonds and Israeli Settlements (tags)

US megastar and social justice philanthropist Oprah Winfrey wore diamond earrings made by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev on the cover of the May 2015 edition of O, the Oprah Magazine. She wore the earrings despite the fact that Leviev’s companies have been involved in brutal human rights abuses in the diamond industry in Angola and in the construction of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. Please join the call for Ms. Winfrey to support the human rights of Angolans and Palestinians.

Thousands in St. Petersburg Defy US Sanctions (tags)

Russia

Leaked TPP Trade Bill Healthcare Annex (tags)

trade

May 2015 Honduras Coup update (tags)

May 2015 in Honduras.... it came out that high officials of a social security department stole $320 millions using companies, this ending up in the campaign funds for National Party's electoral campaign in 2013 and diverted to those who made this happen using ghost companies... assassinations, threats, evictions, law being blatantly on the side of money, all evidentially continue. Check the titles here in the May post to see if you want to read some of it....

G7 Raises Alarm on Shadow Banking System (tags)

Jubilee USA Network, G7 Summit, Global Stability

BREAKING: WikiLeaks Leaks TPP Draft!!! (tags)

An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurts their business, according to a classified document.

43 Ways To Save Earth By Helping Trees (tags)

Meat is the food which most harms the earth. Fruit is the food which most helps it. Vegetables are linear. Fruit and nut trees are spherical.

University of California urges divestment from everywhere (tags)

Yet another reason no one will take the UCSA seriously

Low Oil Prices: Boom or Bust? (tags)

oil

Corporate Predators Want Compensation for Lost Cuban Assets They Stole (tags)

Cuba

Organized labor unites in opposition to BDS (tags)

California Teamsters Issue scathing letter in opposition to BDS

Plummeting Oil Prices (tags)

oil

The Rent Control Quandary (tags)

Why Rent Control is needed in most major cities.

CT Repub. Candidate Tom Foley's Role As G W Bush's Biggest Crony During the Iraq War (tags)

Like Paul Bremer, 'czar' in Iraq with his famous executive order 19 preventing Iraqi farmers from saving their own crop seeds, Tom Foley did the bidding of Bush and Kissinger in Iraq.

S&P 500 Companies Spend 95% of Profits on Buybacks and Payouts (tags)

“Buybacks have become sort of the low-risk medicine in the C suite,” David Lafferty, the chief market strategist for Natixis Global Asset Management in Boston, said by phone on Oct. 2. His firm manages about $930 billion.

Russia Denounces New Western Sanctions (tags)

sanctions

Don't Break the Net is Astrotuf (tags)

Comment about this new group advertising on Facebook

Anti-Russan Sanctions Wars Continue (tags)

Russia

Video: Astra Taylor on The People's Platform (tags)

This 29-minute presentation was aired by C-Span on July 8, 2014.

Don't work for IBM, Infosys, or Manpower (tags)

Don't work for IBM, Infosys, or Manpower. They discriminate against American workers in favor of guest workers.

Irresponsible Scoundrel Media China Bashing (tags)

media

Kiev Losing Control? (tags)

Ukraine

Obama's War on Net Neutrality (tags)

police state

Grand Theft Healthcare (tags)

Obamacare

Obama Violates Iran Geneva Agreement - Again (tags)

Iran

NAFTA's Deplorable Legacy (tags)

NAFTA

Global Freezing And Baking: How To End The Extremes (tags)

44 ways to help trees reforest the earth and prevent global freezing and baking

The Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance (tags)

Francis Bellamy, a Christian socialist, wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892 as a critique of the rampant greed, misguided materialism, and hyper-individualism of the Gilded Age. But you'd never know that by reading CNN contributor Bob Greene's column earlier this week called "The Peculiar History of the Pledge of Allegiance."

Making the World Safe for War Profiteers (tags)

anti-war

Obama Violates Geneva Agreement (tags)

Obama

Sabotaging Rapprochement with Iran (tags)

Iran

Geekout's Links: Oct-16-2013 (tags)

The government is shut down, but not in the way the real anarchists want. Against this backdrop of partisan conflict, the world is changing in big ways.

They frack because clear air and water aren’t profitable (tags)

Newly developed fracking techniques represent an intensification, yet a special law known as the “Halliburton loophole” exempts fracking from federal regulations.

NSA Undermines Encrypted Communications (tags)

NSA

Wage Slavery in the American Auto Industry: Obama’s Shame (tags)

The American auto industry is back in business in a big way. The carmakers are making enormous profits, direct from the blood, sweat and tears of autoworkers.

Britain's Middle East Spy Station (tags)

police state

Video: The Communciators with Robert McChesney (tags)

Robert McChesney is a professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign-Communication Department

Rail Disaster in Canada (tags)

The aftermath of the worst rail disaster in Canada for decades leaves at least 47 dead with many of the victims still unaccounted for.

New EU Guidelines on Israel (tags)

Israel

42 Ways To Help Trees Which Cool The Earth (tags)

Tree destruction is the main cause of global heating

Stasi's New Incarnation (tags)

police state

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying (tags)

It doesn't surprise. On June 8, Haaretz headlined "What was the Israeli involvement in collecting US communications intel for NSA?" More on that below.

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying (tags)

police state

UC Berkeley Divestment fails despite last grasp effort to save it (tags)

Judicial Council rules divestment bill violated ASUC bylaws Council: investment decisions must be made by ASUC Investment Committee

UC Berkeley Divestment Fails: NOT ASUC jurisdiction (tags)

Judicial Council rules divestment bill violated ASUC bylaws Council: investment decisions must be made by ASUC Investment Committee

Institutionalized Spying on Americans (tags)

police state

U.S. Companies Under Pressure to End Animal Tests as Europe Bans the Sale of Cosmetics Tes (tags)

The sale of cosmetics tested on animals is now banned in the European Union -- Animal Defenders International is working hard to make America follow in their footsteps.

The Sacrificial Lambs, the Innocent; Those That Got Caught In the Middle (tags)

The reason we as Americans are okay with giving a certain portion of our hard earned dollars towards foreign aid, is that we want to help those in need. There are certainly people around the world that need help financially, and we have all seen and read the stories. It's important to remember that we are blessed and fortunate to live in this great nation of ours. There are many more less than fortunate people living far below the standard of those in a Western nation, than those living at that level or even close to it. We often forget, but when the time comes, we are compassionate - most of us anyway.

Thaw in Israeli Immunity? (tags)

Israel

CISPA Is Back (tags)

tyranny

Farming Injustice (tags)

Another day, another new initiative to boycott Israel:

Down with French military intervention in Mali! (tags)

Commencing on January 11, the French government launched a military intervention in Mali under the pretext of “saving” the country against an alleged imminent terrorist threat and in “response” to a request for aid by the “interim president” of the country. But for several months the present “socialist” government, in continuity with the previous Sarkozy government, has multiplied its diplomatic maneuvering, its pressuring on the Government of Mali and the material preparation of military forces to organize a military attack against insurgents in northern Mali .

Down with French military intervention in Mali! (tags)

Commencing on January 11, the French government launched a military intervention in Mali under the pretext of “saving” the country against an alleged imminent terrorist threat and in “response” to a request for aid by the “interim president” of the country. But for several months the present “socialist” government, in continuity with the previous Sarkozy government, has multiplied its diplomatic maneuvering, its pressuring on the Government of Mali and the material preparation of military forces to organize a military attack against insurgents in northern Mali .

It's a Business (pt 2) (tags)

Money can so easily change circumstances. Just a little bit can help ease the stress of worrying about how the rent or mortgage will be paid on any given month. A small amount extra can make the difference between getting your kid what they need for school or not, like a new or even used computer or some school clothes. With just a few extra in the way of cash, there may not have to be the monthly juggling act of figuring which bills to pay and which to put off. And making up such seemingly miniscule increments of ground regarding getting current on bills and/or debt can really help take a load off a person's mind, if only until the next paycheck. Most of us have been there, and if not probably will at some point or another in life.

Republican Ideas on Copyright Silenced (tags)

A Republican Congressional committee wrote a paper on copyright that strongly aligned with the anti-SOPA movement, but it was quickly yanked after lobbying from the MPAA and RIAA.

Highest award granted to Nicaragua Sugar in occupational safety and health (tags)

Pellas Group companies, Nicaragua Sugar Estates, owner of Ingenio San Antonio, and Compañía Licorera, producer of Flor de Caña rum, received the highest award granted by the National Council for Occupational Health and Safety to companies that stand out for providing the best and safest working conditions.

Some Very Good Reasons To Support Single Payer Health Insurance (tags)

The american public well fall in love with single payer health insurance the more they learn about it.

On San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) , Southern California Edison (tags)

In 2007, Jeffrey Bleich was a ready-to-wage-war attorney working for Ronald Leroy Olson at Munger Tolles & Olson who was dubbed by some media outlets as Superman.

Lawless Domestic Spying (tags)

police state

PHILIPPINES: How to Slay the Oil Price Monster (tags)

Leaders are elected in order to take decisive action to solve problems. What is demanded from a leader is–after a careful weighing of costs and benefits–action that cuts the Gordian Knot of a seemingly complex reality.

Occupy the Machine: An Escalating Campaign Against Fossil Fuel Extraction Begins In April (tags)

A festival of resistance and alternatives to the fossil fuel economy, in the shadow of the Houston Valero refinery, culminating in a refinery blockade.

Renewable energy solution to oil price hikes (tags)

Manila, Philippines: Akbayan Party today urged the Aquino administration to push for renewable energy as a long term solution to oil price hikes. Akbayan lawmaker Walden Bello said that the spiraling cost of fuel should send alarm signals to the government and stress the urgency of pushing for renewable energy to address the country’s energy needs.

BTL:Website Exposes Companies that Profit from Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Land (tags)

Interview with Rona Moran, researcher with WhoProfits.org, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Behaving Honorably (tags)

Recently in addressing the issue of withdrawing troops from Iraq President Obama discussed the idea that to do so was honoring the troops that made so many sacrifices there. He discussed the idea that ending our mission there was the right thing to do. He essentially asserted that by ending the conflicts there and focusing on our home front that we as a nation were behaving honorably. He discussed honoring the Bush timeline as the right thing to do, though he didn't necessarily use those words.

Can You Decouple From the Titans of Capitalism (tags)

Is that OnStar or OnSnitch (tags)

Will OnStar keep the police informed of your every move?

DILMA, THE SUBMISSIVE, SHE IS ASKING TO FALL (tags)

USA has to sink alone in the shit that the American government did.

Aaron Swartz and the Morality of Hoarding Knowledge (tags)

Activist-programmer Aaron Swartz was recently arrested for breaking into an MIT network closet to copy academic journals from the JSTOR system.

Protest the Copyright Cartels - Use Bittorrent (tags)

A recent cable leaked by Wikileaks shows that the US government has been manipulating New Zealand's legislature... on behalf of the copyright cartel.

Fukushima Cover Up Unravels (tags)

"The reason for official reluctance to admit that the earthquake did direct structural damage to reactor one is obvious. Katsunobu Onda, author of TEPCO: The Dark Empire ... who sounded the alarm about the firm in his 2007 book explains it this way: ?If TEPCO and the government of Japan admit an earthquake can do direct damage to the reactor, this raises suspicions about the safety of every reactor they run. They are using a number of antiquated reactors that have the same systematic problems, the same wear and tear on the piping."

History and Resistance on Blair Mountain (tags)

Blair Mountain, a crucial site of labor history, is being threatened by the disastrous process of Mountain Top Removal. People from around the country are marching in early June to raise awareness and save the mountain.

Oil giant ConocoPhillips ?pulls out? of controversial Amazon project (tags)

US oil giant ConocoPhillips has reportedly announced it is pulling out of the controversial oil block 39 in the northern Peruvian Amazon.

U.S. House of Representatives: Stupid? Crooks? or Stupid Crooks? (tags)

Some of our representatives are just plain dumb as box of shale. They may even believe that American oil can be sold at Mom and Pop's Gas-It-Up.

US human rights report shines spotlight on Penan tribe (tags)

A new US government human rights report has highlighted the Penan tribe’s battle to protect their rainforests in Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo, from logging. 


Uncontacted Indians: report exposes ‘untold story’ of Repsol’s exploration (tags)

Oil giant Repsol-YPF could be threatening the existence of two of the world’s last uncontacted tribes, according to a damning new report by Survival International.

Ranchers caught red-handed – from space (tags)

Wealthy landowners in Paraguay have been caught red-handed after newly-released satellite images showed their startling destruction of almost 4,000 hectares of forest – which is inhabited by uncontacted Indians.

Corporate-Welfare Recipients: Are They Eating Steak And Driving Cadillacs? (tags)

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Banking in Venezuela (tags)

responsible banking

Borneo indigenous leaders arrested (tags)

Police in Sarawak, in the Malaysian part of Borneo, have arrested two indigenous leaders for possession of ‘seditious materials’.

Jerry Brown Slows the Gentrification Juggernaut (tags)

Did you read the budget proposal?

Korean Guitar Workers to Protest at Music Instruments Trade Show in Anaheim (tags)

Guitar workers who used to work for Cort Guitars are demanding justice. They are protesting at the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, Jan. 13 to 16.

Financial Backers of Peabody Coal (tags)

According to a Peabody advertisement in the legals section of the November 17 2010 Navajo-Hopi Observer, the following companies are financial backers of Peabody Western Coal Company. Contact these companies and urge them to drop Peabody unless Peabody shuts down mining operations on sovereign Dine land (i.e. the Kayenta Mine).

Antitrust Settlement: Visa, MasterCard Payoff for Anti-WikiLeaks Moves? (tags)

"While the and terms of the “settlement” certainly suggest Visa and MasterCard are on the receiving end of some very nice benefits for helping the Obama Administration with its efforts to censor WikiLeaks, this is hardly the first time the administration has made shilling for the companies a matter of public policy. Indeed a February cable from the US Embassy in Moscowshowed that the State Department conspired to lobby the Russian Duma (parliament) on behalf of credit card companies, fighting a draft law that would create a new national credit card payment system organized through Russia’s central bank, on the grounds that it would make Visa’s Russia operations unprofitable. A redacted commenter in the cable says the Russian government “assumes” that both Visa and MasterCard routinely spy on their customers on behalf of the US government, and that the attempt to make all payment processing in Russia a domestic venture was an attempt at countering this."

International NGOs unite against oil giants (tags)

Survival has sent a letter signed by more than fifty leading NGOs to oil companies Perenco, Repsol-YPF and ConocoPhillips to demand their immediate withdrawal from an area inhabited by uncontacted tribes in Peru.

Israeli Banks Profiteering from Occupation (tags)

Israel banks operate like Wall Street

BTL:Big Oil Companies Back California Referendum to Repeal Climate Change Regulations (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

The Secret World of Chinese Communism? (tags)

Commentary on New York Review of Books article on the Chinese Communist Party by Ian Johnson

WED 9/8: LA to Launch Divest from Israel CA Ballot Initiative (tags)

Californians committed to peace and justice for Palestine-Israel will launch the statewide campaign of California ballot Initiative 10-0020 with a signing ceremony in front of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Although California has adopted policies requiring divestment from Sudan, Iran and other nations, this is the first ballot measure in the nation aimed at changing Israeli policies through divestment by State agencies. It directs California’s large public employee and teacher pension funds to be consistent with their responsible investing policies and to divest from companies that violate the human rights of Palestinians. The description provided by the office of the Attorney General when it approved the measure for circulation last week says that the initiative “prohibits state retirement funds from investing in companies engaged in certain business activities in Israel.”

2 U.S. JUDICIAL SYSTEMS~1 FOR PONZI TARP BUSH JR~KARL ROVE~TOM DeLAY & 1 for little people (tags)

TOM DELAY WAITED PATIENTLY 4 HIS TARP BAILOUT PONZI PALS 2 SPRING HIM ~ TOM WA$ HEARD YELLING... FREE AT LA$T..FREE AT LA$T...

KARL ROVE~GEORGE BUSH JR TARP BAILOUT PONZI SCHEME$=U.S.POLITICO ADS THIS ELECTION CYCLE ! (tags)

THEY STOLE BILLION$ IN U.S.TAXPAYERS TARP BAILOUT PONZI SCHEME MONIES & NOW CAN EVEN BE LEGAL TO BUY POLITICAL AD$ WITH THI$ STOLEN ~ BORROWED TAXPAYERS $...

Net Neutrality Threatened (tags)

last free and open space in danger

Fruit Loops, Leninism, and Lunacy (tags)

This article is a critique of the way the food industry in the US places ads for unhealthy products on children''s TV programs.

“Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” (tags)

Election fraud expert Steven Freeman headlined “Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood July 1. The event featured a wide variety of anti-corporate presentations and showed the role of corporations in promoting and profiting from every current social evil, from war to the exploitation of immigrants and denial of the reality of climate change. It also exposed the role of corporate media and discussed ways people can challenge it.

Key US City Acts to Avoid 'Dirty' Tar Sands Fuel (tags)

Press Release

MICROSOFT SUFFERS GREAT DEFEAT IN THE BRAZILIAN JUSTICE (tags)

Under certain conditions the piracy is legal - it decides Brazilian justice.

Insurance Comm Candidate Padilla Opposes "Cap" On BP Ins-Calls For Seizure Of BP & Energy (tags)

Dina Padilla, Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California Insurance Commissioner has opposed any changes of insurance caps and instead is calling for the seizure of BP and public control of the entire energy under democratic worker management with the profits going to the public.

US Inspector General Report: Falsified Oil Rig Inspections and Other Improprieties (tags)

worsening Gulf crime scene

Permanent Destruction of Louisiana Marshland (tags)

The Louisiana marshland is being permanently destroyed by the multi-billion dollar profiting oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster. The biggest user of oil, the US military, should be abolished as it simply exists to maximize profits of the capitalist class. The second biggest user is the private passenger auto which must be replaced with massive free public transportation. The oil companies actually claimed they had this disaster under control. The marshlands need an 80 mile levy built TODAY to save the coastal areas. British Petroleum makes multi-billion dollars a year in profit and must pay for the levies, cleanup, lost wages, lost businesses and everything else 100% TODAY. Brasschecktv has the story.

FORMAL DEMOCRACY x TRUE DEMOCRACY (tags)

Is America a true democracy?

PHILIPPINES: Militants mulls plunder raps vs Villar (tags)

MANILA, Philippines—A militant group is considering filing plunder charges against Nacionalista Party standard bearer Sen. Manuel Villar for the alleged questionable practices for property development of his real estate companies as well as impeachment complaints if he is elected President.

USA recruits young to do the ciberwar (tags)

USA war company.

Obama rushed to hospital (tags)

With a pre-existing condition

Health Care Bill Provision Ranks as One of the Dumbest Political Moves of All Time (tags)

Obamacare contains a time bomb that blows up five weeks before election day.

Brazil-Paraná-Curitiba: The creation of a new transport company in the big city. (tags)

A very specific historical-political phenomenon has happened here : the bus companies have become so important and powerful, in such a close symbiosis with politicians of the city, that simply was not possible to walk the steps that everyone has walked, in the direction of urban trains, the subways and other solutions universally enshrined.

Dennis Kucinich, RIP (tags)

His comments opposing Obamacare on Lila Garrett Monday and reversal on Wednesday boggle the mind..

FCGOA Pres calls For Tougher Background Checks after Terror Suspect Infiltrated. Nuke Site (tags)

Guy James President of The International Union, Federal Contract Guards of America stated that “we must always be on the alert at nuclear facilities, federal buildings , airports and other high profile buildings where terrorist groups like Al-Qaida continue to target our infrastructure. The question we face each and everyday is not if a terrorist attack like 9/11 will happen again but when will it happen. That’s why our union FCGOA continues to call on our legislatures to strengthen stiffer background checks better training standards and a higher standard of qualifications of all private security companies and security guards / security police professionals throughout the country”.

Applying the Emergency Brake (tags)

"The US bank model forces others in indebtedness, inflates the money supply, devalues assets and generates virtual dollars..Wall Street banks are involved in a `systemic risk' that endangers the capitalist reproduction process.."

How Obama's Health Care "Reform" Kills Health Care (tags)

It’s difficult to understand a subject when those explaining it are motivated not by truth, but profit. In the case of health care, both Democrats and Republicans have huge financial incentives to obscure, mislead, or lie. Instead of common sense and honesty directing the debate, bags of money facilitate the conversation, funneled in from the health care industry via lobbyists into Congressmen’s pockets. This is the real reason that Obama’s “health care summit” was full of free-market jargon, staged debate and fake rage.

AFTER THE RAIN, CONFLICT WITH POLICEMEN (tags)

Burning the bridges of the corruption.

Israeli Occupation Supportive Companies to Boycott (tags)

Supporting BDS essential

The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti (tags)

"A US military occupation of Haiti under the guise of earthquake disaster ‘relief’ would give Washington and private business interests tied to it a geopolitical prize of the first order. Prior to the January 12 quake, the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince was the fifth largest US embassy in the world, comparable to its embassies in such geopolitically strategic places as Berlin and Beijing.[17] With huge new oil finds off Cuba being exploited by Russian companies, with clear indications that Haiti contains similar vast untapped oil as well as gold, copper, uranium and iridium, with Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela as a neighbor to the south of Haiti, a return of Aristide or any popular leader committed to developing the resources for the people of Haiti, -- the poorest nation in the Americas -- would constitute a devastating blow to the world’s sole Superpower. The fact that in the aftermath of the earthquake, UN Haiti Special Envoy Bill Clinton joined forces with Aristide foe George W. Bush to create something called the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund ought to give everyone pause. According to Marguerite Laurent ('Ezili Dantò') of the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network, under the guise of emergency relief work, the US, France and Canada are engaged in a balkanization of the island for future mineral control. She reports rumors that Canada wants the North of Haiti where Canadian mining interests are already present. The US wants Port-au-Prince and the island of La Gonaive just offshore – an area identified in Aristide’s development book as having vast oil resources, and which is bitterly contested by France. She further states that China, with UN veto power over the de facto UN-occupied country, may have something to say against such a US-France-Canada carve up of the vast wealth of the nation."

Outsourcing War: The Rise of Private Military Contractors (tags)

privatizing war

Joseph Stiglitz: Harsh lessons we may need to learn again (tags)

"The best that can be said for 2009 is that it could have been worse, that we pulled back from the precipice on which we seemed to be perched in late 2008, and that 2010 will almost surely be better for most countries around the world. ,,"

Dump the Health Insurance Bill (tags)

With the death of the “public option,” the Medicare buy-in and everything else in the proposed health insurance “reform” bill that might actually serve the public good, the bill is now nothing more than a giant, $1 trillion-plus corporate welfare program for the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Its meager promises of reform in the way the health insurance industry does business — no total caps on coverage or exclusion of “pre-existing conditions” — are likely to be flouted in practice. The progressive community made a serious mistake by not staging their own protests and disrupting Congressional town-hall meetings to demand single-payer and other progressive reforms — and as a result it will be the Republican Party and the Right in general which will reap the benefit of the putrid piece of corporate welfare the Democrats are trying to palm off on the American people as “health reform.”

The US Healthcare Sham and the Scandinavian Model (tags)

The reforms that Barack Obama is proposing will not change the US' abysmal healthcare system because those who profit from it have been able to buy protection from the lawmakers.. The Golden Age of the welfare state began after the Second World War.

Why I Voted NO on H.R. 3962 (Health Care) (tags)

Outside of the business as usual misinformation coming from medical insurance corporation spokespersons claiming Obama's healthcare plan is "socialist", very few legitimate critiques of Obamacare have made headlines. Here is another "NO" vote against H.R. 3962, though this time for very different reasons.

Ft. Hood Shooting Staged (tags)

There is no need for the military as it exists solely to murder the people of the world to steal their resources, usually oil, so as to maximize the profits of the oil companies and munitions companies. Thus, the entire illegal attack on the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is staged, and American troops want to come home. This means a scapegoat is needed to build support of more war. The shooting at Ft. Hood could not have been done by one person with the weapons used.

Sit-in at CIGNA insurance, 10am Wednesday, 10/28 (tags)

Citizens and health care providers participate in Sit-in, risk arrest at the CIGNA health insurance office in Glendale Sit-in is part of a national mobilization to end insurance abuse and win health care for all; Matt Hendrickson, MD MPH, will risk arrest for health care for all

In His Mother’s Footsteps: LA Man Jailed for 5 Days After Sit-In at Blue Cross Office (tags)

On Thursday, Sam Pullen was arrested at the Los Angeles offices of the insurance giant Blue Cross. He refused to give his information to police and vowed to remain in prison until Blue Cross agreed to hear demands that it stop denying doctor-recommended medical treatment to seriously ill patients. www.mobilizeforhealthcare.org

Oct 15: LA Citizens sit-in, risk arrest at Blue Cross (tags)

Citizens sit-in, risk arrest at Blue Cross insurance office in Los Angeles Sit-in is part of a national mobilization to end insurance abuse and win health care for all What: Sit-in at Blue Cross office to launch national campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience to end insurance abuse and win health care for all When: 10am, October 15, 2009 Where: 801 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 Who: Citizens and health care providers who are fed up with insurance company greed are calling for real reform, Health Care for All.

Lula rethinks his succession (tags)

All those individuals and companies that today invest in government securities, taking advantage of high interest rates set by COPOM, can redirect their resources to also profitable and secure financing of the myriad of infrastructure works that the country has demanded for decades, as those international companies engaged in oil exploration can continue to do so, under a new set of laws that guarantee the interests of Brazilian population and the preponderance of a Petrobras with less shares at the New York Stock Exchange and more shares under direct control of the Brazilian national state.

THE NEW LATIN AMERICA FOR NOAM CHOMSKY (tags)

Interview of Noam Chomsky

Universal Single Payer Health Care is the Only Way to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse! (tags)

A humorous way to advocate for single payer health care.

It's Official: Healthcare Reform is Dead (tags)

The “transparent government” that President Obama guaranteed during his electoral campaign has become yet another broken promise. On August 14th, the Huffington Post revealed a memo containing details of “the deal” that Obama cut with health care mega-corporations in secret White House meetings. And although the White House denies the authenticity of the memo, the details are consistent with earlier reports from other national media outlets.

Obama vs Insurance:Pillow fights (tags)

Obama and the health insurance companies are pillow fighting. Ready to concede, the Democrats are already saying the ya-hoo attended townhalls have stopped them from passing through legislation, what about the townhalls against the war(s)? This fight is stopping because it never really was meant to win. Just another pillow fight with big business. The media wants us to believe that there is some sort of mass movement out there that is opposed to any sort of health care that is not run by the private sector.

The World's Largest Parasites (tags)

Why a universal single payer insurance plan is the only logical answer to the health crisis in the United States. Health insurance companies are large parasites and should be abolished completely.

Obama Needs a Bug Vacuum (tags)

There is a better way to deal with insects. Various companies make a science toy called the Bug Vacuum. (The one I've been using is made by a company called Summit, which I bought at a school supply store .) It sucks insects into a transparent holding area so that children can study them and then turn them loose. However, for the last several years, I've been using it to catch bugs in my home and set them free outside.

The Case for Arbitration in Labor Law Reform and The Employee Free Choice Act EFCA (tags)

Labor law reform must ensure that workers who want to join a union are able to do so without facing endless delays from corporations seeking to deny them a voice in the workplace.

CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS OVER "DELIBERATE" SUGAR POISONING! (tags)

Like Big Tobacco these food & drink companies deliberately sold products that they knew would harm the public for the simple and unpardonable reasons of greed and quick profits! .............................................

Zhibin Gu: how is China's manufacturing center created? (tags)

Get inside story about Chinese business and management. How is global financial crisis reshaping Chinese and world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? How to profit from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? Learn about Chinese multinationals, society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life during a transition period. How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

Zhibin Gu: China's future: law, corruption, politics vs global financial crisis (tags)

How is global financial crisis reshaping Chinese and world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? How to profit from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

Obama's War on Labor (tags)

targeting labor rights

China wisdom: Chinese multinationals, stock market vs global financial crisis (tags)

How is global financial and economic crisis reshaping world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? Profiting from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? Learn about Chinese multinationals, society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life during a transition period. How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

EFCA: BIG BUSINESS Talks Compromise after WSJ reports EFCA Doesn't Remove "Secret Ba (tags)

Employee Free Choice Act: "We have had conversations with like-minded companies and are open to exploring alternative solutions to the legislation as it is currently written," Starbucks spokeswoman Deb Trevino said.

Obama Caves to the Oil Companies. (tags)

Today on NBC's meet The Press, retained Secretary of Defense William Gates grabbed president Barrack Obama by the neck and pulled Barrack Obama's face to secretaries crotch.

Obama’s DOJ follows lead of Bush regime again: It asks court to cover-up NSA surveillance (tags)

On February 25th, Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) again went to bat in court on behalf of the police state begun under the Bush regime by arguing in favor of the legality of the telecom immunity provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) bill passed by Congress last summer. Under the amended FISA law, courts are required to dismiss a wiretapping suit against a telecommunications company if the Attorney General (AG) explains the firm's role in a confidential statement presented to the court. In the statement, the AG would affirm that the firm either had no role in the wiretapping or that it participated based on assurances that the executive branch had approved the eavesdropping to protect the nation from terrorism.

Employee Free Choice Act: The Enemies of Unions and The Lies They Tell (tags)

Corporate leaders see the proposed Employee Free Choice Act as a grave threat--and they'll say and do just about anything to prevent its passage.

Stars and Award Organizers Asked to Boycott Tainted Leviev Diamonds at Oscars (tags)

Adalah-NY and Jews Against the Occupation-NYC (JATO-NYC) have called on 16 Hollywood PR firms and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to ensure that no stars wear Leviev diamonds at this Sunday’s Academy Awards. In a two week campaign involving letters and dozens of phone discussions with PR firms, the groups drew attention to Leviev’s violations of human rights and international law in the occupied West Bank where his companies build Israeli settlements, and in the diamond industry in Angola and Namibia. Leviev reportedly controls one third of the world’s diamond mines.

The First Phase Needed in Passing the Employee Free Choice Act is to Overturn the NLRB (tags)

Card Check Ruling on Dana-Metaldyne.

CDM IS COLONIALISM (tags)

There is a flurry of activities in the Philippine countryside spurred by the recent escalation of UN campaign on climate change. Forums, symposiums and trade shows, addressing the issues and technology are taking the character of a new cottage industry in the making. But what is remarkably noticeable is the proliferation of foreign companies peddling a plethora of items related to the UN initiative, from contraptions to capture fugitive emission to financing mechanisms and templates on organizational structures to facilitate a better chance of certification from pertinent UN bodies.

Chinese multinationals, stock market vs global financial crisis (tags)

How is global financial and economic crisis reshaping world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? Profiting from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? Learn about Chinese multinationals, society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life during a transition period. How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get on-ground investigations from a timely book.

The Landless Workers Movement and the American "bubble"... (tags)

We all know that tiny and small business those that employ more, we all know that the smart guys of the market should cover the leak that they have produced and they are all free and happy while people like the federal policeman Protógenes suffers mysterious accidents. Pictures at http://rvcb.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/511/

The State as Savior (tags)

The state wants to save the banks - why?

Marx and the credit crunch (tags)

"Companies were not afraid to buy the hands that fed them. A symbiotic relation exists between companies and the state. Companies can buy politicians to operate in a legal jungle."

Gaza hospitals are overwhelmed (tags)

Gaza hospitals are overwhelmed

Arctic melt passes the point of no return (tags)

Arctic melt passes the point of no return

9/11 and the Yogurt Shop Murders (tags)

Are Larry Silverstein's 9/11 related lawsuits part of an insurance claim money laundering scheme?

Unbelievable U.S. Gov. Action (tags)

They are giving (8) trillion dollars of our tax money to the very guys who ripped us off in the first place

Lurching Toward Gomorrah: More Signs of An Unstoppable Economic Meltdown (tags)

a deepening economic crisis

Earth Liberation Front Press Office Returns... (tags)

http://www.elfpressoffice.org

Urgent! Sign Bernie Sander's bailout alternative petition! Let the wealthy pay! (tags)

Please sign this petition from Bernie Sanders which outlines an alternative proposal to the Wall Street financial bailout, which taxes the wealthy rather than ordinary working Americans! Please forward and tell your friends! Thank you!! :-)

Karl Marx's Accurate Prediction (tags)

Karl Marx's accurate prediction about the continuing crises in capitalism and the resultant concentration of the world's wealth in fewer and fewer hands and the impoverishment of workers

CHINA'S ALL-SEEING EYE!!! (tags)

"The security cameras are just one part of a much broader high-tech surveillance and censorship program known in China as "Golden Shield." The end goal is to use the latest people-tracking technology — thoughtfully supplied by American giants like IBM, Honeywell and General Electric — to create an airtight consumer cocoon: a place where Visa cards, Adidas sneakers, China Mobile cellphones, McDonald's Happy Meals, Tsingtao beer and UPS delivery (to name just a few of the official sponsors of the Beijing Olympics) can be enjoyed under the unblinking eye of the state, without the threat of democracy breaking out."

Huntingdon Life Sciences Collaborators in CA (tags)

Huntingdon Life Sciences kills 500 animals every day and has been caught in 6 undercover investigations abusing animals, including shaking and punching 5 month-old beagle puppies on tape, and has been documented falsifying research data. These companies help keep them in business...

Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part II (tags)

Part II of McChesney's tour de force

Limits of Private Property (tags)

If life does not consist in the abundance of things and if time is borrowed from the future, do possessions invalidate community? Is life colonized by instrumental rationality (Habermas) when all life and relations are determined by money?

Israelis jailed for spyware espionage (tags)

London-based Michael Haephrati, who honed his computer skills during three years' military service in the Israeli army, developed the spyware Trojan horse, while his wife, Ruth, marketed it to several private investigation firms who bought the code and installed it onto the computers of its clients' rivals.

eWorld Companies, Inc. Forms New Subsidiary eWorld Music, Inc. and Names alleged scam arti (tags)

Jim DeCicco has recieved a lot of press for his fradulent activities within the LA Music community in 2007.

MGM MIRAGE STOP THE UNION - BUSTING (tags)

MGM MIRAGE NAMED AS LAS VEGAS UNION-BUSTER OF THE YEAR

If we all act togeather (tags)

Keep it going

Federal Tax Relief Vanishing at Pumps (tags)

Senators Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and John McCain are rehashing the old political rhetoric that the Democrats and Republicans have coined to win elections every four years. However, in 2008, working people are searching for real solutions to complex issues; ending the Iraq War and dealing with a global industry that is beyond the control of the Democrats, Republicans or their candidates.

MICK STREETER BROKER RE GARAMENDI CONDEMNATION OF TITLE COMPANIES RIGHTEOUS TITLE . (tags)

I AM A LAWYER. THIS TUTORIAL IS PROVEN IN MY UCC FILES I DO IT EVERY DAY. ITS THE ONLY WAY TO PASS RIGHTEOUS TITLE TO ANY ASSET OF COLLATERAL

Laguna Beach Contractor Sued By State For Employee Rip-off (tags)

According to the AG “Interwall employed a sophisticated and heartless scheme, involving multiple businesses, to cheat its employees out of overtime and mandatory break periods

profits from China; hightech, travel, outsourcing, auto, retail, politics, jobs, strategy (tags)

How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? How do Airbus, Dell, Wal-Mart, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Cisco, GM, Unilever perform there? What is really inside Chinese society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life? How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get on-ground investigations from provocative journalist George Zhibin Gu.

McCarthy Building Contractors building new UC Berkeley vivisection lab (tags)

McCarthy Building Companies, with offices in Southern California, has plans to build a new vivisection lab in Berkeley. This would lead to a 70 percent expansion of Berkeley's Northwest Animal Facility.

Contracting Out the War in Iraq (tags)

After Blackwater USA’s recent street shoot out in Baghdad, which resulted in as many as 17 civilian deaths, the role of mercenaries in Iraq has received extra attention in the media. Although they have played a key role in the occupation of Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein, these “private security contractors” have for the most part flown under the public radar. For example, the debate over a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq usually centers around the 160,000 military personnel occupying the country. But what about the estimated 182,000 private contractors now deployed in Iraq? During the 1991 Gulf War, the troop-to-private contractor ratio was about 60 to 1. Now they outnumber uniformed troops, more than doubling the actual size of the occupation force. Private contractors in Iraq do everything from cooking food and doing the laundry to driving trucks and building bridges. Using them on such a vast scale is part of the privatization of the war, which is not only politically convenient, but results in massive profits for the companies involved. As of July 2007, there were more than 630 war contracting companies working in Iraq for the U.S. government.

Inside Intel / The story of Iranian oil and Israeli pipes (tags)

With the help of pumps and pipes "confiscated" - meaning stolen - from an Italian company and a Belgian company operating an oilfield in Ras Sudar in Sinai, Israel built a pipeline from Eilat to Ashkelon. The pipe, 40 centimeters in diameter, was paid for by Baron Edmund de Rothschild. The initiative was called Tri-Continental. By demand of the Iranians, who wanted to conceal their involvement in selling oil to Israel and in the joint company, the parties established a secret partnership called Fimarco, which was registered in July 1959 in the tax shelter of Lichtenstein. Iran owned 10 percent of the partnership. Tankers transported the oil from Iran to Eilat, and from there it was sent to Ashkelon through the pipeline.

Smoking is Safe and Healthy!!! Honest!!! (tags)

Lies the big tobacco companies have told us for years to get us to smoke, and more important give them our money so we could die an early painful death from cigarettes

DoJ argues against net neutrality, says - trust us (tags)

By Nate Anderson | Published: September 06, 2007 - 03:53PM CT

Vatican seeks to become carbon neutral (tags)

TISZAKESZI, Hungary: This summer the cardinals at the Vatican accepted an unusual donation from a Hungarian start-up called Klimafa: The company said it would plant trees to restore an ancient forest on a denuded island by the Tizsa River to offset the Vatican's carbon emissions.

Wanted Criminal Flew U.S. Supply Missions in Iraq (tags)

Bout didn't just walk away with millions of taxpayer dollars, the authors found. The military issued Bout's pilots supply cards allowing them to gas up their planes for free when landing in Iraq. A Defense Department spokesman confirmed to the authors that Bout's fleet made off with nearly 500,000 gallons of fuel from the Baghdad airport courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.

Bush on Vietnam (tags)

There they go - off to war - where we never went.

Health Care for Everyone is Possible in California (tags)

Angelenos demand health care reform as the current insurance system denies life-saving treatment

NeoCon 'Plan Africa' Oil Manifesto (tags)

“Along with Latin America, West Africa is expected to be one of the fastest growing sources of oil and gas for the American market. African oil tends to be of high quality and low in sulfur, making it suitable for stringent refined product requirements, and giving it a growing market share for the refining Centers on the East Coast of the U.S.” “National Energy Policy Report” Office of the Vice President Richard Cheney May 16, 2001

AT&T RAISES RATES ON FEATURES (tags)

Millions of Californians will start paying several dollars a month more for land-line phone service after AT&T's second price increase for custom-calling features since the state lifted rate caps last year. The nation's biggest phone carrier this week boosted the cost of caller ID, call waiting and a host of other features for a la carte phone service. The move could push many people to sign up for bundles of services, such as phone and Internet together, that could save them money overall but cause them to spend more with AT&T. Two-thirds of AT&T's customers have bundled services, which aren't subject to the rate hikes.

Ex Cailfornia Congressman Christopher Cox Frauds (tags)

You will see the war and ponzi scheme connected con artist Christopher 'WMDS' Cox who now heads the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and who lied about WMDS in Iraq, as head of the House Homeland Security office, sending thousands of Americans to their deaths and perhaps hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to their deaths,now lieing outright about 'naked shorting' in order to help Beltway and far right insiders launder money with shares his SEC refuses to count or audit ! You will see Houston billionaire attorney John O'Quinn(recently in the news chasing Anna Nicole's Smith's funeral procession in hopes of getting a share of her ex petroleum millionaire husband's fortune and clashing with Howard Stern but just as sleeezy as Stern himself only richer from ripping women off in breast plant litigation,Texas tobacco litigation,etc.) who has aided this massive stock fraud as well and was attorney for such money laundering frauds as Stanford University's Endovasc 'biotech' penny stock fraud called Endovasc that has stolen money from American investors and laundered it in terorist suspect money laundering centers such as Kuala Lumpur and Dubai !

Is he still sitting behind me? (tags)

Yes.

Insurance Companies Pay Silverstein Properties $2 billion For 9/11 Claims (tags)

"Seven Insurance Companies Pay Silverstein Properties $2 billion As Settlement For 9/11 Insurance Claims"

Bring on the clowns (tags)

We need a laugh

Fabian Nunez 12-Day Posh Trip to Rio Paid for by Chevron Oil (tags)

Schwarzenegger's powerful chief of staff, Susan P. Kennedy, and her partner spent a legislative spring break in Rio de Janeiro at the posh Copacabana Palace with Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez and his wife — on the tab of a foundation largely financed by Chevron and other energy companies. During the 12-day conference, Chevron's lobbyist got an entire day on the official agenda, which the public knows about only because of our Public Records Act request. Nuñez, who last year was highly critical of oil companies, seems to have nothing to say this year.

A Plea to Moms on Mother's Day (tags)

The time and effort required for a new-born child is immense and truly only known by moms. Constant care and nurturing of a completely helpless baby is no easy task and one that is mostly forgotten and unknown, except on this one day a year when we give thanks to our moms. A mother's care is a special gift that is taken for granted most of the time. And, sadly, that is the way man is concerning Mother Earth. We have been taking and taking from her with barely any regard.

"Mission acomplished" or "Mission Over." (tags)

Can someone tell the President?

NO GAS DAY on May 15th! (tags)

Spread the word! Stick it to the Oil-agarchy on May 15th. No more blood for oil.

Possible Grocery Strike Looming (tags)

This is a press release from the UFCW. In 2003, the UFCW and these same national chains faced off in the longest grocery strike in history. During this round of negotiations, the corporations announced a mutual aid pact, to act together if one store was picketed. The UFCW has broken off negotiations.

Israeli pResident Moshe Katsav's Penny Stock Partner Michael Zwebner loses in U.S. Court (tags)

Even Moshe Katsav's and Michael Zwebners' partner in the UCSY or Universal Communications Systems fraud,Mohamed Hadid with his Saudi Arabian ties,has been protected by the Bush Regime that has covered up the Herndon, Virginia Islamic charities money laundering scandal for him and the Saudis.

Washington No Match For Big Oil (tags)

Most of the Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are reluctant to challenge big oil, insurance companies, health care providers and many of the big corporations that are driving up inflation because these candidates for president will be relying on the same big corporations to contribute the hundreds of millions necessary for a successful campaign in 2007 and 2008. The Democrats and Republicans are selling America to the highest bidders.

Cost of Solar Power Equal to Coal Now (tags)

The development at a South African University of a process to manufacture panels made with a much better material (CIGS) that generates electricity from sunlight at a lower cost than the silicone photo voltaic panels is what has been hoped for for decades. Solar power is no longer too expensive compared to coal plant generation.

Mandatory Cervical Cancer (wart) Vaccine With Sixth Grade Girls (tags)

In 18 states, lawmakers (influenced by drug company lobbyists) are considering whether to require sixth grade girls to take the cervical cancer vaccine, regardless of it's " side effects". The Virginia legislators have passed such a bill and millions of Texans are outraged that Gov. Perry bypassed the legislature and took away parental choice in mandating the price-gouging poisons of a toxic cervical cancer ' vaccine'. While an "over looked vaccine" that the drug companies can not port from as well, needs adequate investigation and research review. This report also exposes some of the typical corruption in medical research, as exposed in with verifiable reference material that has been "censored" from the main news media. Examples of Corrupted Medical Research System with background information. on "The revolving door" of politics and medical research.

The Triple Bottom Line (tags)

A talk with Alyson Slator on the Global Reporting Initiative.. Not only the financial bottom line counts, but also the social and environmental ones.. Obviously it is very embarrassing if a company has been cooking its environmental books.

welcome energy crisis (tags)

15 points to break with oil addiction

Brazil: To whom belongs the future? (tags)

In socially mature countries , consolidated and really sovereign, the prospections of the future are made by groups of university thinkers, of governmental and enterprise institutions, as well as groups associated to national NGOS.

Manifiesto: Wellcome Energy Crisis (tags)

This text is translated in 6 languages, spreaded around te world. Brake our oil adiction. Act now!

The CAFR Outrage (tags)

The CAFR Outrage - Qualify The Motive Over the last several decades, the public of the USA has griped about:

Screw the 5th!! Feds now require you to keep computer snitch data (tags)

Feds now require you to snitch on yourself, or at least keep backup of computer files that can snitch on you

Oil in Brazil and the world: analysis under diverse aspects. (tags)

Brazilian government must suspend, while the sector is reorganized, the rounds of licitations of areas promoted by ANP.

HELP BAN STRIP MINING IN TENNESSEE (tags)

help us abolish strip mining

Wartime military spending fuels economy (tags)

War is good for the military police state? Well good for the people that supply the military war machine!

Delegado Zero on Brad Will (tags)

The full text of Al Giordano's story on Brad Will, who he knew, is below the comments on Will from Delegado Zero / Subcomandante Marcos...

Illinois Congressman Jerry Weller,Refco and the collapse of Guatemala's Bancafe Bank (tags)

Illinois Republican Jerry Weller does indeed have a conflict of interest in Guatemala besides his wife Zury Rios Sosa,daughter of ex-Guatemalan dictator General Efrain Rios Montt.Refco that donated to at least one of Jerry Weller's political campaigns in the past has collapsed and been found to be committing investor fraud and hiding certain transactions that should have been accounted for as losses.This has led to billions of dollars in investor losses worldwide.

Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters (tags)

Massive Gentrification Projects To Displace The Poor Are Taking Place In Oakland, California!

Virginia Sen. Allen didn't disclose stock options as rules required (tags)

Do your really think Congress can police its self and stop corruption. No way! Congress by the defination of government is corrupt

Trouble in the Pipeline (tags)

Hidden oil spills, cover up and manipulation of the media.

Imperial Oil (tags)

addicted to oil

Charter your own flight, forget hassles at airport (tags)

Will the feds in their efforts to stop terrorists screw up commercial flights so bad that people will find it easier to charter private planes for trips????

IWW Victory for Taxi Drivers at LA Airport (tags)

By Ernesto Nevarez, Port of Aztlan, Portofaztlan@yahoogroups.com - Turning the Tide: Journal of Anti-Racist Action, Research & Education, Volume 19 Number 4, July-August 2006

Foreign companies buying U.S. roads, bridges (tags)

Roads and bridges built by U-S- taxpayers are starting to be sold off -- and so far foreign-owned companies are doing the buying.

Crucial vote for drug safety next week: Take Action, send a letter to your rep (tags)

Consumers and doctors aren't getting the full story about the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. Please support this drug safety bill which would require that all drug safety study data, for drugs sold in CA, be made available to the public. Right now we are NOT getting all of the information! People can not make informed decisions without all of the info.!

The Enron verdicts: corruption and American capitalism (tags)

The guilty verdicts handed down by a Houston jury last week against former Enron chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling provide an opportunity to evaluate the significance of the company’s rise and fall within the context of American capitalism. Accounts by jurors given after the verdicts were announced indicate they all agreed that the evidence against the two executives was overwhelming. It consisted mainly of testimony from over a dozen former executives, who implicated Lay and Skilling for their roles in defrauding investors and employees through various forms of accounting manipulation. The jurors quickly rejected the absurd position of the defense that Enron was basically a healthy company that collapsed into bankruptcy in December 2001 largely as the result of Wall Street machinations and negative press coverage.

US-Arroyo Regime’s Sell-Out of People’s Resources to Foreign Mining Corporations Most Desp (tags)

Pesante-USA supports the stand of a growing number of Filipinos and the Catholic Church which has been crusading against opening the country to foreign mining companies. They are correct in saying that mining would only lead to the further destruction of the environment, the exploitation of indigenous people and communities, and eventually the massive loss of other sources of livelihood in the surrounding areas.

DAY OF OUT(R)AGE AGAINST TELCOS—MAY 24TH (tags)

SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TV—SUPPORT INTERNET ‘NET NEUTRALITY’—AND STOP THE PHONE COMPANIES’ “TECHNOLOGY REDLING” OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES! Wednesday May 24th—Protests planned at phone company offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities to expose efforts by the phone companies to push legislation that could end the Internet as we know it, increase the digital-divide through redlining—and destroy Public Access TV! For more information, or to organize action in your town, go to www.saveaccess.org —or email Info@saveaccess.org

Paul Krugman on Medicare D (tags)

The Bush administration turns out to be the reverse Midas, everything it gets its hands on from reconstruction of New Orleans to drug reform turns to crud.

Consumer Protest Against Government and Corporate Spying (tags)

AT&T, Bell and Verizon are spying on you and working with the Bush regime and to monitor your every phone call.

COMMENTS ON DAVID SIROTA'S NEW BOOK - HOSTILE TAKEOVER (tags)

Sirota shows how corporate cash corrupts government at all levels

Warren Buffett,apologist for Utah Overstock.com Patrick Byrne,Senator Bennett stock fraud (tags)

Mr. Buffett acknowledged that he has a "friend" who is very concerned with naked short selling, a reference to Patrick Byrne, the chairman and chief executive of Overstock.com, an online "close-out" retailer. He said that while the many companies that attract a lot of interest from short sellers "very often" are later revealed to be frauds, he noted that "The one my friend runs is not at all." Mr. Buffett and Mr. Byrne go back a long way; Mr. Byrne's father, Jack Byrne, was long-time head of Geico, Berkshire's automobile-insurance subsidiary. - from Wall Street Journal

Journalism 101: LA Times parrots for ExxonMobil/CIA in regards to Bolivia (tags)

The LA Times maintains it's edge as corporate cheerleader.

Congressional Resolve: Oil Giants Too Big (tags)

The big oil companies have finally found the congress they have awaited for over one hundred years; in the 21st Century big oil appears to be beyond U.S. authority and is playing by their own rules. The oil giants appear to be too big for this new Democratic Republican Party.

More Lies from the Antis (tags)

Kimberly-Clark heir Congressman James Sensenbrenner would have you believe that Americans are losing their jobs to undocumented workers. But it is his corporation, and those like it, that are the real culprits.

Pension cuts and inequality wiping out retirement for American workers (tags)

For a growing number of US workers, dreams of a decent retirement are quickly evaporating as companies shift retirement costs onto workers, in the form of deductions from already declining wages, in order to maintain profits in a competitive global economy. In the wake of the post-World War II business boom, US workers were granted certain limited concessions in a three-legged system of retirement security that included individual savings, government programs and private employer pensions. Between the 1940s and the 1980s, private pensions with a guaranteed payout (also known as defined-benefit pensions), became a standard component of compensation for a large section of the American workforce.

Truckers Set to Shut Down LA Harbor on May 1st. (tags)

"Day Without and Immigrant" Spreads to the LA Harbor.

Illegal Alien Anglos in Mexico (tags)

Los Yankees

Networking: Wiring the small office (tags)

The wealthy use technology to oppress the worker while he toils.

Mitchell Szczepanczyk, End of the Blogosphere (tags)

Interview with Mitchell Szczepanczyk, author of the article The End of the Blogosphere? about the impending power grab of the internet by telcommunication companies.

You be the judge: Is Renco robbing steelworker pensions? (tags)

The Renco Group, Inc., is threatening legal action against Workers World newspaper. Its owner is Ira C. Rennert, a billion aire speculator who deals in selling and buying companies, many in bankruptcy. Rennert is one of a growing breed of predators feeding off distressed companies.

Illuminati Part 1 (tags)

Who really controls your life? You? hahahaha funny answer!

The Union is in some State. (tags)

Cheney and Bush are set to make big $$$ on the new energy.

Networking: Sales skyrocket overseas (tags)

Imperialists take over the Internet in third world nations.

Protest Telecom Rip-offs (tags)

CPUC Decision Leaves Consumers Unprotected, Community Representatives To Protest Upcoming Vote

Is NSA Spying a Case of China Business Blowback? (tags)

Capitalism isn’t bringing freedom to China, but it does seem to be bringing totalitarian control systems back from China to the U.S. courtesy of American business.

China's global reach: book excerpt (tags)

Huge development in China.

China's global reach (book excerpts) (tags)

China's fast growth vs international multinationals

James Angel,Georgetown:Charles Schwab Chooses NASDAQ Because It's More Corrupt. (tags)

James Angel earlier this year even made a video infomercial for what appears to be a criminal stock manipulation group whose only 'official' address as it turned out was a lap dance club in Las Vegas called the Cheetah Club !!! The only lap dance club to ever be investigated by the FBI under the Patriot Act......

BTL:Congress Does Little as Energy Company's Record Profits Prompt Calls for... (tags)

...Investigations of Disaster Profiteering ~ Interview with Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's energy program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Privatizers reach for our public lands (tags)

Proposed "mining" law would open public lands to real estate developers at bargain-basement prices.

Congress Sanctions Biggest Public Land Giveaway in US History (tags)

Corporations and developers have become so over-empowered by this administration that they don't believe they should have to buy land - it should just be GIVEN to them. And thanks to creeps like Richard Pombo, they are getting what they want.

CHART, TABLE: CIA Secret Prison Planes--What the MSM Won't Tell (tags)

The European Commission said last week it will investigate published reports that the CIA set up secret jails in Eastern Europe to detain high-profile terrorism suspects. The Commission says the governments of the EU's 25 member nations will be informally questioned about possible human rights violations. News media reported also that the group Human Rights Watch "claims records and other evidence point to POLAND and ROMANIA as countries that allowed their territory to be used by the CIA to jail top suspected al-Qaeda captives." We report that HRW knows that from tracing the movements of CIA planes and WE PROVIDE A LIST OF THE 28 PLANES, 8 SHELL COMPANIES, AND SEVERAL CIA-RELATED COMPANIES.

EU, CIA's Secret Jails:a SCOOP on CIA Prison Planes (tags)

Two countries the media declined to name...a complete list of CIA shell companies and aircraft.... News media reported Thursday that the group Human Rights Watch "claims records and other evidence point to POLAND and ROMANIA as countries that allowed their territory to be used by the CIA to hold top suspected al-Qaeda captives." We report that HRW knows that from tracing the movements of CIA planes and we provide a list of the planes.

A Shock and Awe Attack on American Workers (tags)

Congress has put workers the end of the list of those whose interests get protected in corporate bankruptcies. That is not just a crime, it’s a major battle in the corporate assault on working people.

Breaking the grip of Big Oil (tags)

The day after President Bush advised Americans to deal with skyrocketing gas prices by avoiding unnecessary driving, he flew to New Orleans for a photo-op, burning up about 11,437 gallons of jet fuel, worth over $24,000. Apparently, it all depends on what you consider “necessary.”

Legislation in Washington Attacks Public Access TV (tags)

Three Bills now in the House and Senate could end public access TV in America.

Bolivarian revolution takes steps against capitalism expropiating factories-landed states (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Oil Price-Fixing (Gasp)? Of Course There's Oil Price-Fixing! (tags)

Tidy concepts like competition and free markets don’t apply in this industry, where the executives of each company know everything about the “competition” without even asking, and where the government is happy to let them suck the profits out of the public’s pockets like crude from a gusher.

Killing Americans By Health Care Policy (tags)

Over and over, I have heard that America has the greatest health care system in the world.

Hurricane Katrina Confronts Imperialism (tags)

Some thoughts about the catastrophe in New Orleans

Shien v. USA or USA vs. Shine? (tags)

Attacked by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY and JUSTICE DEPARTMENT and a whole heck of a lot more...........

ENMOD + ENRON (tags)

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The True Value of a Timor Sea Gas Resource (tags)

Crude oil prices have climbed since 2002, and so government revenue from a Sunrise gas project is about four times higher than figures used by oil companies.

Mossad - The Israeli Connection To 911 (tags)

I think this is a nice summary of the criminals in charge. And some interesting points I didn't know like:

MOVE and the Abuse of Animals (tags)

MOVE and the Abuse of Animals

Attny Gen. Spitzer Pulls the Pants Down on Mega-Corps (tags)

This speech was given by Mr. Spitzer at the National Press Club on 1/31/05

Longer Tours Take Their Toll On Reservist, Guard Employers (tags)

A story about the extended duty of reservists and the affects on companies.

A New Year's Revolution? (tags)

Corporate managers have always hated that they have to pay time and a half for more than 40 hours’ work. Now US Air has come up with a great new idea: get the workers to “volunteer” their time when there’s extra work to be done.

Thugs, Criminals Counting American Votes (tags)

author: Daniel Hopsicker "An electronic voting system is to a mechanical one what a nuclear bomb is to a hand grenade... If someone manages to sabotage it, the results can be catastrophic." This article was originally posted to the Portland IMC - 12/9/04.

Doebold & ES-S owned by Urosevitch bros, count 80% of US vote (tags)

Elections are a privatised monopoly in the US

Truckers Join IWW, Win 2-Day Strike (tags)

More than 200 Stockton owner-operator truckers working out of the rail yards in California's Central Valley have joined the IWW since July and won several victories.

Bush Beats Brutal Competition to Become Al-Qaida’s “Man of the Year” (tags)

Isn’t it funny how the guy who talks the most about defeating terrorists has done the absolute worst job of doing it? Well, no, it’s not, and what’s even more so not funny is that, if the U.S. gets hit again before the election, it would probably condemn us to another four years of the same bad routine. For more details, read on.

High-Tech Vote Means a Third-World Election (tags)

Get set for a wild ride when the polling booths close. With no paper record for 25 percent of the votes cast this year, the chances for a corrupted election are overwhelming.

Confessions of an Anarchist Tech-Stock Speculator (tags)

The big tech-stock bubble of the 1990s was starting to sag just a little bit in the spring of 2000, when I sat down for lunch with a former coworker named Phil in a diner in midtown Manhattan. After a lot of catching up, we got onto what was still the big topic for all kinds of people who should have known better: the stock market.

Big Business Hurts Itself and Workers by Opposing Socialized Medicine (tags)

Ideological blindness makes U.S. corporate interests oppose socialized medicine, even though by having to pay health benefits themselves makes them wildly uncompetitive with similar companies in Europe or Canada.

REVOLT AGAINST THE EMPIRE (tags)

REVOLT AGAINST THE EMPIRE WELCOME TO THE GREAT BOYCOTT

ENRON and Weather Control (tags)

WHAT THE ENRON RIPOFF WAS REALLY ALL ABOUT...

The ALF Force Company to Drop Plans to Build Lab. in England! (tags)

The world's biggest concrete company has pulled out of building a controversial laboratory at Oxford University because of attacks by animal rights activists.

The Bush Medicare Nightmare (tags)

Beanymedia Central Exposes June GWB plan to drug all and the preschool kiddies (tags)

community mental health for all including disruptive preschoolers. plan calls for drugs for preschoolers. see repost on AZ IMC as a ...(something) 'zombies ' article.

Corporate Boards lacking minorities and Independence (tags)

At Boston-area companies, minority board directors are truly in the minority: 2.5% are African-American, 1.4% are Asian, >1% are Latino, and none are Native American.

The Fortune 500 are thinking Green (tags)

Global warming is becoming a major concern for businesses like Allianz Group, AON, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson and BP. They say it's a risk too costly to ignore.

Fascist Mercenaries Come to Iraq (tags)

Previously, I posted an article about fascist mass murderers and torturers from Latin America's "dirty wars" being employed by Blackwater. Now, it seems members of South Africa's secret police, who murdered black activists during apartheid, are also mercenaries in Iraq.

Top 100 'poor' on social impact (tags)

A new report by a pro-business consultancy reveals corporate responsibility is sorely lacking among the world's top 100 firms, especially in the US.

Texans can do no wrong (tags)

"After reading stacks of documents from the investigations and talking to energy experts, I found more smoking guns in California's energy crisis than in a Clint Eastwood movie, and none of them have Ken Lay's prints on them." -- Kathryn Jones, 2001

CORRECTION~BTL:While Federal Contracts to Private Companies Proliferate... (tags)

...Government Oversight is Weak or Nonexistent~Interview with Michael Scherer, Washington correspondent for Mother Jones magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL:Bush Administration's Military Expenditures and Tax Cuts Lead to... (tags)

...Unprecedented Deficit Spending ~ Interview with Max Sawicki, economist with the Economic Policy Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

[gangbox] TROQUEROS REVOLT.... (tags)

TROQUEROS REVOLT....can the California port truckers wildcat strike lead to the reunionization of the freight industry???

For 8 days in May, Truckers closed the Port of Oakland (tags)

For eight days in May, the Port of Oakland was virtually shut down by truckers striking for better conditions. The same port had been closed down by antiwar protesters just three weeks before, so a small contingent of us from Direct Action to Stop the War (DASW) joined them as a community support group and reported their struggle on Indymedia.

U.S. Sanctions May Hurt Syria Politically (tags)

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrians brushed aside the significance of economic sanctions imposed by the United States, but some worried Tuesday about the long-term political ramifications of an escalating confrontation with a superpower.

Get Coke off Our Beach! (tags)

In 1999 the city of Huntington Beach awared a long term monopoly concession to the Coca Cola company in return for millions of dollars and annual payments. But Coke is complicit in the killings of labor organizers and in destroying and polluting water supplies abroad.

Kerry catches tax cut mania (tags)

It is highly unlikely that tax breaks would spur much job-creating investment, since employers are reluctant to expand operations while facing overcapacity in almost every industry. Utilization of industrial capacity hit a 20-year low of 74 percent last year, and is barely higher today. Instead of adding jobs, employers are squeezing more from fewer workers, while allowing little or no wage growth.

Who Owns the Sky? Reviving the Commons (tags)

"Not since the Golden Age of the 1890s has so much public wealth been shoveled into private hands with such brazen efficiency. Timber companies, corporate ranchers and foreign mining companies.. are plundering our national patrimony.."

Lawsuit reveals SPAMMER is a White Supremacist (tags)

Hawke was the leader of a fledgling Internet-based organization called the "Knights of Freedom" while a student at Wofford College in South Carolina. He turned to spamming full time when the white-supremacist movement didn't take an interest in him.

Southern California Supermarket Strike: A Missed Opportunity (tags)

Article written before the vote about the outcome of the grocery workers' strike.

BTL:Fruit/Chemical Companies File $17 Billion Countersuit Against... (tags)

...Sick Nicaraguan Banana Workers Interview with Kathy Hoyt, co-coordinator of the Nicaragua Network, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Iraq's New War: Blackmarket Bloodshed and Corporate Intrigue (tags)

Who has been targeting Iraq's police and military? The likely culprits are, mysteriously, not even being mentioned as a possibility by Bush or the media

Grocery Workers are Still Fighting (tags)

An article about the Southern California Grocery Strike/Lockout.

How to Narrow the Great Race Divide (tags)

Yes, there has been progress, but the racial divide has not closed. It's time for America to admit that -- and do something.

Jeb Bush Flies High With Terror Airways (tags)

One of three articles I'm forwarding that announce Jeb Bush and CIA's involvement with 911 terrorist flight schools, Heorin smuggling, mobsters. Give credit to the authors they are tremendous investigators.V. Smith ( I don't "play" and I'm no "actress". I am however, a citizen concerned and very persecuted, "targeted", Christian.))

The Same Question Remain (tags)

The apprehension of Saddam Hussein has done nothing to answer the critics

Let'em Eat Cake - Citizens Ripped-Off Big Time (tags)

"Let'em Eat Cake", that's the message from Washington/AARP, now identified as, American Association of Repugnant Pimps; per the Bill written-of, for, and by the pharmaceutical companies.   I take exception to the fact that we are paying the salaries of legislators and for the upkeep of the marbled halls of corporate government. The executive board rooms of the pharmaceuticals, oil, gas, electric etc., would be better suited to the privatization of government on all levels. Let them pay for the heating, lights and perks.

Me? A liberal? (tags)

After looking at Canada, I've become a real fan of some kind of national health plan. Of course, that would lead to big government and higher taxes, but maybe it's us little guys got a little something for our money, too.

Congressmen of 'Integrity' refuse to penalize Mutual Fund abusers (tags)

Only 2 members of the House of Representative rejected legislation that would impose penalties against fund trading abuses. Who were these industry insiders? Reps. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), key members of the Republican Liberty Caucus.

Two Million More Jobs Headed To India (tags)

"...according to a report by consultants Deloitte Research, two million of the 13 million jobs in financial services will move from the West to India in the next five years."

Smoking Out Big Tobacco (tags)

By means of their settlement with the States, the tobacco people have achieved something else that is absolutely invaluable to them -- complacent Americans think that the tobacco problem is solved.

The White Collar Migration - Part 2 (tags)

US Workers See Hard Times High-Tech Firms Say Outsourcing Crucial To Survival

The White Collar Migration - Part 1 (tags)

As Economy Gains, Outsourcing Surges

Bush Got $500,000 From Companies (tags)

Mass Commission Against Discrimination involve in corruption (tags)

Supermarket workers in struggle (tags)

The significance of the strike is based in the issue of health care. We are the only industrialized country to not have health care and the union estimates about 60 million went some time with out having any health care last year. This number is growing based the deteriation of the tiny bit of basic rights and benefits we have. It is time for us to not be on the defensive of these issues and begin to fight back.

Impostors, filchers & murderer (tags)

To be a Donor means to be a financier of the american robber & murderer gang

Filtering The Smog (tags)

Clinton's EPA filed suits and brought against dozens of industrial plants, including ExxonMobil and Southern Company. But Bush's EPA re-writes the rules and permits companies to keep secret information about their deadly emissions.

Boycott the Fox News Channel (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)

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Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. (tags)

Now, thirty-four pages of internal Enron memoranda have just come through this reporter's fax machine tell all about the tryst between Maria's husband and the corporate con men. It turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off.

Arnold's Enron Secret (tags)

Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. The biggest single threat to Ken Lay and the electricity lords is a private lawsuit filed last year under California's unique Civil Code provision 17200, the "Unfair Business Practices Act." This litigation, heading to trial now in Los Angeles, would make the power companies return the $9 billion they filched from California electricity and gas customers.

Arnold Unplugged - It's hasta la vista to $9 billion if the Governator is selected (tags)

Will your job move to India? (tags)

Millions of U.S. jobs will be exported in the coming decade, forecasters say. Here are the jobs that are especially vulnerable, plus 5 that aren't.

Executive Orders and Oil Profits (tags)

Another nail in the coffin of the ludicrous theory that the US invasion of Iraq had anything to do with weapons of mass destruction or "liberating" the Iraqi people.

Free Market shorts on Nanotech--Government to the Rescue (tags)

The U.S. government is easily the nation's largest investor in nanotechnology, with The House of Representatives passing a bill to invest $2.4 billion in the next three years. "Private equity sources can't bridge the gap from the lab to products"

Why offshore IT outsourcing can't be stopped (tags)

American programmers and other IT people were outstandingly unsympathetic when factory workers' jobs started going overseas, so the Libertarian techie "dog eat dog" creed requires them to be happy whenever the marketplace finds a way to pay IT workers less and increase business owners' profits.

A Shock to the System (tags)

In the deregulated environment, low-income families have little recourse when the bills pile up and you have to choose between paying the water bill, the doctor bill or the power bill.

POWER OUTAGE TRACED TO DIM BULB IN WHITE HOUSE (tags)

The Tale of The Brits Who Swiped 800 Jobs From New York, Carted Off $90 Million, Then Tonight, Turned Off Our Lights

Bush Order Makes Corporate Anarchy Viable In Iraq (tags)

AN EXECUTIVE ORDER can be a surreptitious way of making policy. It often makes an end-run around Congress and frequently escapes the media's attention as well. It is, in short, a way of making policy by fiat. Now, a potentially explosive executive order has just been discovered by SEEN, the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network. Signed on May 22, it appears to give U.S. oil companies in Iraq blanket immunity from lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

BTL:Newly Passed Congressional Legislation Promoting Fossil Fuels and... (tags)

...Nuclear Power a Gift to Big Energy Companies Interview with Lisa Gue, senior energy analyst with Public Citizen, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Stealing The Internet (tags)

With Blessings from the FCC and Congress, the High-tech Industry Wants to Privatize the Internet. What Happens When you Have to Pay to Join the Information Revolution?

Harvey Rosenfeld v. Gov Davis on Davis' Anti-Consumer Law (tags)

Harvey Rosenfeld, the author of the pro-consumer Prop 103 re auto insurance, may run for governor on the Recall Gray Davis ballot, because Davis just signed a pro-insurance auto bill that effectively violates Prop. 103.

One in 10 U.S. Tech Jobs May Move Overseas, Report Says (tags)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One out of 10 jobs in the U.S. computer services and software industry could shift to lower-cost emerging markets such as India or Russia by the end of 2004, a top computer consultancy said on Tuesday.

Recall of Gov Davis Officially on Ballot (tags)

We have now witnessed a milestone in history with the recall of Death Penalty Democrat Gov Davis now officially on the ballot, the first time a recall of a California governor has actually made the ballot. The economy is clearly in serious trouble.

The Walt Disney Everglades(R) & Georgia Pacific National ForestTM (tags)

Beth Burrows, executive director of the Edmonds Institute (a non-profit, public interest group) asks; "what's next? Privatizing plants? Animals? Human beings?"

Silence = Wealth: (tags)

Deforming Miracles Four years later, after record-breaking approval by the Food and Drug Administration and in the absence of any long-term survival data, it has become clear that protease inhibitors are anything but “miraculous” or “safe.”

Americans Concerned About Media Behemoths, Poll Shows (tags)

Washington — The more Americans learn about federal changes that lift restrictions on companies owning different media outlets in the same city, the less they like it, a new poll suggests.

Spoon-Feeding Poison: EPA Opens the Door to Testing Bug Killers on People (tags)

The Bush administration is now moving to endorse the testing of noxious and lethal chemicals on human beings.

food companies knew products were addictive (tags)

by robert matthews

Blame Bush for California's Budget Woes (tags)

Californians provide much more to the federal government in taxes than they get back in services. The feds should bail out the states, which cannot indulge in the red-ink financing that has become a specialty of the Bush Administration.

Sidestepping Sanctions (tags)

While the Bush administration looks the other way, U.S. companies are dodging laws that bar them from doing business with nations accused of sponsoring terrorism.

Corporate Subliminal Collusion: How the Bilderberg Pulls the Strings (tags)

In our ostensibly civilized society we forget that corporations are not moral or ethical entities. If you think I'm too critical, consider the following. Back in the early days of the blue-collar labor movement workers were actually dying on the job. Preventable explosions and mine collapses occurred regularly. 20, 40, even 80 and more miners at a time lost their lives.

Microsoft's new interest in Washington (tags)

Bill Gates is no stranger to the Cato Institute, the prominent libertarian/free-market think tank -- Microsoft's annual donations are acknowledged but undisclosed and its lobbyists are frequent guests at the Institute's conferences and panels. But things are beginning to change...

Bremmer sells Iraq...gee wonder who he'll sell it to? (tags)

Gee you think the Iraqi's might be allowed to have something to say about if thier companies and resources should be sold and to who? We are bringing them Democracy and Freedom after all...aren't we?

American Oil's next target: Africa (tags)

American oil corpse like ExxonMobil are moving aggresively into African nations. There is no end to the mess they seek to create for millions of people.

Corporate corruption and the Bush Administration (tags)

Corruption

The FCC Rolls Over (tags)

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Black Caucus and Asian Pacific Congress called the FCC's rules "a blow to diversity" undermining regulations "intended to promote minority participation, and preserve multiple media voices and opinions"

Diller and Turner Join Call for Media Re-Regulation (tags)

A decade of "thoughtless deregulation" has led to the five largest media companies owning channels that draw 70% of the prime-time TV audience.

Clear Channel: the Media Mammoth that Stole the Airwaves (tags)

Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio may not be a household name yet, but in less than six years it has rocketed to a place alongside NBC and Gannett as one of the largest media companies in the United States. The mega-company has gained a reputation for its ugly hardball tactics. Clear Channel has played a leading role in destroying media diversity in the United States. And yes, it is the same media company that allegedly "blacklisted" certain songs following September 11, including Cat Stevens' Peace Train and John Lennon's Imagine.

Dressed Like Dixie Chicks Protesters to Hit Clear Channel the *Poster Child *for FCC Dereg (tags)

On Thursday, May 29--just four days before the Federal Communications Commission votes on a proposal to radically deregulate the media--free speech advocates and media consumers will protest at Clear Channel Communications radio stations in seven cities, including Los Angeles, to draw attention to the problems that resulted from the last media deregulation.

Protest Clear Channel as FCC Deregulates (tags)

On Thursday, May 29--just four days before the Federal Communications Commission votes on a proposal to radically deregulate the media--free speech advocates and media consumers will protest at Clear Channel Communications radio stations in seven cities, including Los Angeles, to draw attention to the problems that resulted from the last media deregulation.

UN rubber stamps US-UK occupation of Irag (tags)

Occupation of Irag

BTL: Allegations of War Profiteering Leveled Against Halliburton and... (tags)

...Other Companies With Close Ties to White House. Interview with Charlie Cray, corporate reform campaigner at Citizen Works, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Bechtel corruption info. (tags)

Bechtel Corporation Info. -- Employees: 47,000 -- Current projects: 900 -- Countries: 60 -- Ownership: Bechtel family -- Founded: 1898 -- Major projects: BART, Boston's Big Dig, Hoover Dam and the Channel Tunnel rail link between Britain and France. -- Revenues: $13.4 billion (2001)

U.S. corporations set to profit off Iraq (tags)

The Bush administration’s attempt to fashion for itself the sole role of ruler and victor in post-war Iraq is meeting growing domestic and international opposition.

WAR MONGER BILL GATES SCAM (tags)

''Mr Gates interest in HIV/AIDS projects in India is not meant for charity, as it appears. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation contributing funds to fight AIDS is to protect his billions of dollars of investments in pharmaceutical companies interested in conducting field trials in India,'' Mr Mulloli said.

Venezuela: The Delta Platform: Sovereignty for sale? (tags)

(El Libertario, # 31, February 2003)

SIGN ON - Int'l call Boycott US war Iraq (tags)

This is an international call for a boycott of the US war economy. The American economy is directly linked to the war on Iraq. Oil companies and arms companies, in particular, stand to make huge profits from a war on Iraq. The Bush Administration is prepared to go to war unilaterally, with or without a UN resolution. Consumers worldwide can say "NO"

NY Post: Streisand = AIDS drug profiteer (tags)

NY Post: Streisand = AIDS drug profiteer

Unocal Gets A Second Chance (tags)

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US reached debt limit, unemployment rampant (tags)

US national debt nears $6.4 TRILLION limit, so the US Treasury Dept. asks for higher debt ceiling for the Fed Govt; U.S. Economy in Worst Hiring Slump in 20 Years...

War of $$$ (tags)

What we all need to do

From Smart Bombs to Smart Bags (tags)

Some fear an Orwellian society over having to much security imposed on their lives through the advent of smarter technologies.

UN Blix ask the impossible! (tags)

The Bushist Chronicle

Oil grab by the United States? (tags)

'Crude' conspiracy? No: Facts don't support theory of U.S. 'oil grab'

Unprincipled capitalism shouldn't be for export (tags)

The corporate scandals caused by a handful of U.S. companies have highlighted the importance of rigorously adhering to American principles and the rule of law.

Congress skips town, snubs kids and jobless (tags)

The 107th Congress adjourned on Nov. 22 after refusing to provide extended unemployment benefits to nearly a million unemployed workers, cutting the availability of Section 8 housing vouchers, denying health care to more than 900,000 children and refusing to provided federal aid to states facing the worst fiscal crisis since World War II. It did, however, find the money for a $2 billion Election Day pay off to drug companies and a promised $100 billion to insurance companies.

Green or Mean Returns - Investing In The Environment (tags)

The environment can provide green investments or mean investments, depending on which end of the spectrum your on. The fishing industry off the coast of Spain is going to suffer, ship builders are going to benefit.

Buying a Major-Label Artist's Album or Concert Ticket Supports the War Machine (tags)

Below is one of countless examples of how people support constant war through participation in an amoral economic system in their everyday lives. I admit: music is my main weakness, but I had to stop and re-evaluate my life-style choices in order to make a decision to not support the war machine. Loss of profit is one of the precious few attacks they actually suffer from. Besides, most every major-label release is marketed to be as bland and boringly inoffensive (hence mass-marketably profitable) as possible.

us (govt) warns companies over israel boycott (tags)

what was that about living in the land of the free? Great govt there: tells you they defend freedom, while preventing it.

Oil Sources by Brand Name? (tags)

Is there public information available about which sources are used by oil companies? How about business links?

5 deaths of longshore workers prove hazardous conditions (tags)

There have been 5 deaths of longshore workers this year on the docks, demonstrating the hazardous working conditions. The World Socialist Website provides one perspective on what is to be done.

WATER IN COURT : Suez sues a french teacher for libel (tags)

On October 15th & 17th, the 17th Chamber of the Paris County Court will hear a libel suit brought by Lyonnaise des Eaux, against Jean-Philippe Joseph, a schoolteacher in economics and against Radio France, French public radio. Lyonnaise des Eaux is the French subsidiary of SUEZ, the largest private water company in the world.

Control of oil fuels Bush war against Iraq (tags)

George W. Bush has Texas crude running in his veins, yet the word “oil” did not cross his lips in his Sept. 12 speech to the United Nations. Nor did Bush mention Osama bin Laden, the man he vowed to “hunt down” only a few months ago.

Animal Testing (tags)

why the hell do they test their products on animals?

what drives the animal testing industry? (tags)

why the hell do they test their products on animals?

Reclaim the Media Sept-10 to 15 2002 (tags)

join us in Seattle September 10th through the 15th for Reclaim The Media: A community media convergence shadowing the NAB convention.

Demonization and Wars for Oil (tags)

The actual reasons for a war against Iraq

Can the Digital Hub Survive Hollywood? (tags)

If you can ignore some of the Mac boosterism, there's some serious info about Hollywood and their goals of preventing people from copying their digital data.

This book will make you furious (tags)

The 'Black Book on Brand Corporations' by Klaus Werner finally provides consumers with an insight in the unscrupulous practices of renowned and popular global players.

Solar May Be State Energy Crisis Legacy (tags)

A toehold for solar energy may be a positive and lasting legacy of California's electricity crisis.

USC Students Occupy President's Office: Demand End to Sweatshop Labor (tags)

Twelve USC students occupied the office of University President Dr. Steven Sample for over five hours today, demanding that the school join the Workers Rights Consortium to insure that the school apparel is not produced by sweatshop labor.

Layoff watch (tags)

In february, we recorded 64 layoffs announcements from the largest corporations, resulting in 98806 job cuts. The complete list, with links to company profiles and press releases, can be found here: http://www.transnationale.org/anglais/dossiers/finance/emploi_022002.htm

Boycott Bloomingdales! (tags)

Bloomingdales is a retailer of garments from Burma – a Southeast Asian country ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. But Bloomingdales should know better: the garment industry in Burma is closely tied to a modern form of slave labor.

Bush"s budget amendment privatizes Public land (tags)

Permanently privatizes public land

Update on hearing by Subcommitee on Ecoterrorism (tags)

Question: Ben & Jerry's, Ford Foundation, PETA, Ruckus Society, RAN, and ELF ... what do they all have in common? Answer: They were all denounced today on Capitol Hill as either "terrorists" or "terrorist supporting".

Enough is Never Enough When It Comes to Profits (tags)

Next up slavery...

I call for economic sanctions against the Republican Party and their donors (tags)

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Cambodia suspends all logging operations (tags)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the suspension of all logging operations, effective from 1st January 2002.

How to enact a liberal agenda in the public and private sector. (tags)

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NYT's Krugman: Huge Tax Cuts For Bush/Cheney Energy Cronies (tags)

A funny thing Krugman noticed: "Medium-sized" companies (compared to GM &IBM) racking in top dollar from the Republican "stimiulus" tax cuts include companies like TXU (formerly Dallas Power and Light), ChevronTexaco, Enron, Phillips Petroleum, IMC Global and CMS Energy-that tend to be in the energy or mining businesses, and to be based in or near Texas. Surprise!

Average Medical Malpractice Payouts Only $43,000; Virtually Unchanged in 10 Yrs (tags)

Refuting insurance company claims of "exploding" medical malpractice costs, a new analysis shows that negligence payouts average only $42,607.03, only slightly more than a decade earlier -- $39,093.31. As a percentage of national health care expenditures, malpractice costs are at an all time low, 0.55 percent. [And yes, the insurance companies, too, are looking for a government bailout.]

Money Drives the World (tags)

Bush Sr. linked to the Bin Laden Family, which in turn means bin Laden family is tied in with US finacial insitutions and companies.

Action: Stop the Bailout of the Energy Robber Barons! (tags)

CA Assembly likely to vote TODAY on a $4.1 Billion bailout bill negotiated in secret with the utilities and energy companies. Action: Contact your representative.

How you can stop the money flow to the Republican Party (tags)

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Local Union members demand money back from the energy companies at rally (tags)

Union Members rallied today to demand :"We want all the money back" from the energy companies.

Major Energy Crisis Rally Today, 11:30am Downtown LA (tags)

Come one, come all! A major union-sponsered rally, about the energy crisis, will happen today (8-01) at the downtown federal building (225 Temple), beginning at 11:30am and going until 1pm.

Action boycott Italy worldwide (tags)

Italy is hosting the G-8 Summit next weekend (july 20-22) in the city of Genoa. In solidarity with all protesters let's boycott Italy !!!

Percy Schmeiser is fighting what may be the strangest battle in the history of a (tags)

"My grandfather and my father homesteaded here," Schmeiser says. "There was no such thing as chemical companies, or even seed companies. They were free and independent."

Text of Medea Benjamin's speech for Energy Independence, July 4th Long Beach (tags)

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and 2000 Green Party candidate for the US Senate, calls for Energy Independence, & freedom from global corporate tyranny, at a rally on July 4th in Long Beach, CA.

Robertson to sue BIG OIL in CA??!! Strange but true... (tags)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson accused the oil companies Thursday of trying to block him from reopening a small refinery in California and said he is considering an antitrust lawsuit. Robertson, at a news conference with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., reiterated complaints that unnamed oil companies had thwarted efforts to get financing to reopen the refinery near Los Angeles.

Taking from the Poor to Serve and Protect the Rich (tags)

Editorial

Universities and Countries Begging Companies (tags)

Science was noticeably absent at BIO2001: Most of the booths were of Western cities, states, countries et al. and universities competing with each other to give biotech corporations the sweetest offer in the form of tax breaks and office parks etc. Here we see one of Germany’s booths: It compares the contributions of Martin Luther and Back to those of biotech companies. Come on! The actual biotech company booths appeared to be not staffed by scientists seriously discussing the pros and cons of their work, but by capitalists out to make as much money as possible.

Report from Inside BIO2001 (tags)

SUMMARY

Drawing: Andrew Kimbrell speaks about the GE industries irrational motives (tags)

Andrew Kimbrell, a lawyer and member of The Center for Technology Assessment and The Center for Food Safety.

Power to the People (tags)

People rising up to take back our power!!!

Power to the People (tags)

People rising up to take back our power!!!

BioTech History: San Diego is big part of a big gamble , Major companies bet... (tags)

San Diego is big part of a big gamble, Major companies bet millions that resistance won't kill market By Thomas Kupper  UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

An effective way to lower energy prices (tags)

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California's "Energy Crisis"=KKK Connection? (tags)

The "energy Crisis" here in California is about more than greed-white supremacy may be behind it, too!

Dear Friends - co-operation of actions underway (tags)

Dear Friends - co-operation of actions underway. Hello everyone. Now it is time for all of us to put up a plan on future actions. What does it mean?

boycott petition the congress http://www.boycott-republicans.com (tags)

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Sabotage the Bush Economy http://www.boycott-republicans.com (tags)

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U.S., WTO threaten Brazil medicine (tags)

The U.S. and the WTO threaten Brazil with trade sanctions to prevent them from distributing life-saving AIDS drugs to their people for free. They claim Brazil violates the patents of giant drug companies.

Governor Davis Proposes Environmental Destruction as Solution to Energy Crisis (tags)

Latest executive orders by California Governor Davis will suspend environmental regulations so that power plants can be built. Power company investment in Davis' election pays off.

David Horowitz: Corporate Advocate (tags)

David Horowitz is appearing on TV commercials pretending to be a consumer advocate, but telling people to push the electric utilities' corporate agenda.

Congressman Reynolds [R-NY] backs oil drilling in Arctic (tags)

Reynolds said he plans to co-sponsor legislation asking President-elect George W. Bush to support the proposal to drill on the refuge. Bush, a former Texas oilman, has made giving energy companies drilling access to the refuge's 1.5 million-acre coastal plan a key part of his national energy policy

CONTACT GOVERNOR DAVIS QUICKLY (tags)

STOP THIS THEFT BY THE ELECTRICITY CARTEL Governor Gray Davis State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 445-4633 graydavis@governor.ca.gov

Corporate-funded AIDS organizations jail PWAs (tags)

It's really sick that AIDS organizations funded by pharmaceutical companies are now spending their money to put people with AIDS in jail! Project Inform gets half their money from drug companies, whose drugs they then promote with a one-sided view. They used Morrison and Forrester to prosecute these people with AIDS. Morrison and Forrester represented the helicopter companies to get Plan Colombia passed in congress.

Britain: Fuel Tax Protest fades away (tags)

Self employed farmers and hauliers can only come to a radical perspective if thay are able to see that their concerns are being addressed by the left. It hasnt happened in this case.

kInKy SEx MakES the WoRlD gO ROunD (tags)

how it really goes

Environmentalists Against Gore Speak Out (tags)

After eight years of environmental betrayals, largely buried in the corporate press, grassroots environmetal leaders cry, "Enough!"

Media Spending on the Dems (tags)

This business news story reminds us that even entertainment businesses buy politicians.

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