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Corporate Tax Avoidance in the First Year of the Trump Tax Law (tags)
The tax breaks identified in this report are highly concentrated among a few very large corporations. Just 25 companies claimed $37.1 billion in tax breaks in 2018. That’s almost exactly half the $73.9 billion in tax subsidies claimed by all 379 companies in our study.
Austerity and Corona (tags)
The Corona crisis is currently overshadowing three crises that are also currently being - covertly - negotiated: First, an economic crisis since the fall of 2019. Second, the crisis in municipal finances Third, an investment crisis, better known as an investment backlog.
Building Bridges (tags)
The new normality is characterized by fear, social distancing and increasing state control. Many fear that the current situation could become permanent and that our liberal democratic legal system could be transformed into a dictatorial system of injustice.
Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas: Being free, being high and eminent domain (tags)
The proclamation of a national climate emergency, the ban on oil and gas exports and the import of cheap medicines from Canada are to be implemented by means of the so-called "Executive Order"
Dying to work at amazon (tags)
The human cost of obscene profits
Millstone and Me 2020 (tags)
A California independent journalist reflects on the two decades anniversary of his book Millstone and Me: Sex, Lies and Radiation in Southeastern Connecticut.
The Bank Of Israel, Gold, And The Third Temple (tags)
BUY GOLD, GLOBAL DEPRESSION COMING!
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the Wealth Tax (tags)
Warren's proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion dollars and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between 1930 and 1980, top incomes were taxed at 81% and top inherited wealth at 74%. Obviously, this did not destroy American capitalism.
Rainer Mausfeld and the Silence of the Lambs (tags)
Consciousness should be manipulated so the subjected do not even know centers of power exist beyond the seemingly democratically controlled political surface. The media are no longer the watchdogs of the public interest over the centers of power.
Do Nukes Kill? (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our December 2017 report: Nuclear Shutdown News December 2017
Capitalism Criticism 2.0 (tags)
"Capitalism contains crisis as rain clouds contain rain" (Jean Juares, 19th century socialist). Profits increase in the neoliberal model, not investment (Nicolas Krowall). The competitive pressure drives businessmen to reduce investments in labor and wages.
In Praise of Taxes by Nicola Liebert (tags)
Our tax system p[romotes private wealth and impoverishes the community. Even if no one pays them gladly, most are aware taxes int he interest of the community are sensible. "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society" (Oliver Wendell Holmes, former Supreme Court justice).
Trump's "Greatest Tax Reform of History" - A Windfall for Millionaires and Corporations (tags)
Under the Trumpian tax reform, the corporate tax rate could fall from 35 to 15%. The drastic reduction of the corporate tax will lead to lower tax revenues of $2 trillion in 10 years. "This is not fiscal policy but a robbery led by Trump."
Five myths about tax havens (tags)
When tax havens assist kleptocratic elites in hiding their cash with impunity, they don’t guard against corruption and despotism — they help perpetuate them. Tax havens provide an escape route from laws that is available only to a rich minority that can afford to use it...
Janet Yellen's Storytime (tags)
The US economy is not picking up speed, wages are not rising and the situation on the labor market has not improved... The world economy did not get going again after the greatest wealth redistribution in the history of humanity.
Worth Repeating: Suicide Rates Fall In Medical Cannabis States (tags)
Rewrite of article showing suicide rates have dropped in states that have legalized medical cannabis compared to increased suicide rates in states that maintained cannabis prohibition. Theories for why this happened is that cannabis is more effective as self-medication for depression than pharmaceutical pills and is often substituted for alcohol once legalized.
Near Zero Percent Federal Funds Rate Since December 2008 (tags)
Ferguson: an episode in the war class (tags)
On August 9 in Ferguson, a small suburb of St. Louis, a cop killed Michael Brown firing 6 bullets into him: this young black man, unarmed, with his arms raised in the air, had made the mistake of not responding to his order to walk on the sidewalk. Michael Brown was left like a dog in the street for several hours without even his parents allowed to come close to his body.
Why a Global Wealth Tax Reduces Inequality (tags)
The distribution of income and assets is one of the most controversial themes today. History teaches us that economic forces press in different directions - either to more equality or away from equality. Which will prevail depends on what political decisions we make.
Despite growth in the Philippines, labor underscores systemic failure in rising inequality (tags)
Exclusive growth for exclusive group of wealthiest businessmen.
The Middle Class Continues Shriveling (tags)
A century ago people said a progressive income tax would never happen. Today it is reality. The top tax rate in the US between 1930 and 1982 was 82 %. That was a very interesting experiment because very high incomes were covered.
South v North Korea: how do the two countries compare? (tags)
How big is North Korea's army compared to South Korea? What is the size of the economy, or the average life expectancy?
The Corporate Tax Rate Debate, 30pp (tags)
Lower taxes on corporate profits not linked to job creation
EU Fines Financial Institutions $2.3bn Over Manipulation of LIBOR, One of Largest Banking (tags)
The EU recently handed down billions of Euros in fines for eight large financial institutions because of their role in rigging benchmark banking interest rates.
Bernanke Stays the Course (tags)
Climate-change summary and update. (tags)
These are the latest updates as of July 28 2013 from Guy Mcpherson's update page which is quite large, so I'm only publishing here the latest news.
Three things nobody can avoid: Death, taxes and corporate lies (tags)
Dozens of the biggest corporations in the U.S. paid no taxes in years in which they racked up huge profits — taxes paid by Corporate America are so low that individuals account for eight times more in tax revenue than businesses.
Greece’s depression is IMF’s idea of ‘progress’ (tags)
Austerity programs are designed with ideology in mind, not with economics based on the real world.
Detroit Citizen’s Prepare to Fight Their Corporate Master (tags)
Fresh from shoving his “Right to Work for Less” legislation down the throats of Michigan’s workers, Governor Rick Snyder has grown bolder in pursuing a corporate agenda. He has now appointed Kevyn Orr of Jones Day law firm to act as an Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) of Detroit.
Back to Full Employment (tags)
Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is co-author of A Measure of Fairness.
SNWA Whistleblower Shows Ratepayers Bilked for Spring Valley Ranches (tags)
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has used rate hikes and government subsidies to purchase ranches at six times above market value to appear as landholders for water rights for their proposed pipeline. An employee of the SNWA turned whistleblower has come forward with evidence of bribery of local officials and yearly losses of money on the SNWA ranches. In related news Sen. Mike Roberson introduced SB 232 with bipartisan support to require greater transparency by the SNWA and would require the water authority to obtain approval from the PUC before increasing water rates.
The Great Tax-Cut Experiment and Corporate Taxes as % of Profits (tags)
Comparisons with Other Countries: Americans pay a smaller proportion of total income in taxes than do people in any other advanced capitalist economy. as in Western European countries.
Brazil: Structural changes on the way (tags)
She also studies rebuilding the soil, flora, fauna and rainfall in semi-arid areas (see map!), Home to 18 million Brazilians and it occupies nearly one million square kilometers.This reconstruction will take place at very low cost, without engineering works, but supported on the natural succession of species, according to a technique called Agroforestry Regenerative Analog System (ARAS), developed and disseminated in Brazil by swiss citizen Ernst Götsch, who is in full activity.
Fiscal cliff is a hoax, may be bipartisan excuse to kill off U.S. poor people! (tags)
The media hype about the so-called fiscal cliff is just another bipartisan excuse to increase the gap between the wealthy and ever increasing number of poor people in the U.S. Notice both parties are advocating large cuts to social safety net programs when people are already struggling with poverty, while U.S. military bases remain operational on foreign soil through the Earth and only Presidential candidate Ron Paul was willing to save money by closing ALL overseas bases.
Philippine campaign against high electricity rates snowballs (tags)
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Thousands of electricity consumers from 55 cities and municipalities from 15 provinces and 10 regions are expected to stage a multi-form protest on November 22, dubbed as “National Day of Action against Epira (Electric Power Industry Reform Act), high electricity rates and privatization of the power industry.”
Going Viral: Moors' Law for Oil says $7 a gallon gasoline in '17 (tags)
Moore's Law for transistor count is ending, but now there's Moors' Law for oil and it says gasoline -- US national average -- will be $7 in 2017 as oil reaches $120 a barrel. The law is named for Kent Moors, a professor Duquesne U. Specifically, the price of oil and the number of cars in China, which drives it, double every 5 years. These murderous prices change everything in society.
Fidel Castro: Absolved by History! (tags)
Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has been absolved by history, writes Nicolas Mottas on the 59th anniversary of the Moncada barracks attack.
Libor Scandal Reflects a Cesspool of Financial Fraud (tags)
Oligarchy and Democracy (tags)
Jeffrey A. Winters is professor of political science at Northwestern University and author of Oligarchy, published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.
Corporate Tax Rate Reduction Proposals--Are Some "Persons" Better Than Others? (tags)
If history holds true, corporations will continue to get their tax reductions and their write-offs. And "close the loopholes" hoopla can be saved for the next election.
Gains for Healthcare, Despite Obama (tags)
The movement for single-payer achieved its first major victory in the United States in 2011 when the Governor of Vermont signed a single-payer bill into law. Under rules of the Obama-care bill, however, Vermont will not be able to enact the legislation until 2017, but Vermont is seeking waivers to enact the bill in 2014. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is also asking for a waiver from the federal government to set-up single payer health care in Montana.
America's Weak Jobs Report (tags)
On the Failure of the Mainstream Economy (tags)
The neoliberal mainstream economy and its political backers experienced their Waterloo with the most serious financial and economic crisis in eight decades. States bailed out banks and banks made money by lending back to states. A policy of reduced working hours is necessary.
State Governments Implementing Reforms to Reduce Record U.S Prison Population (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
The Truth About LSD (tags)
LSD is one of the most potent, mood-changing chemicals.
Crisis as Permanent State (tags)
The Federal Reserve pumped far more than a trillion without stimulating the economy. 250,000 new jobs must be created month after month to reach the 4.7% unemployment rate before the crisis. 125,000 persons stream on the labor market every month.
Saving is not a Solution (tags)
The capital markets repeatedly force the real economy to its knees. The savings orgy should help heavily indebted states regain the trust of the financial markets. In a play from the madhouse, states must run into debt to bailout their money-houses.
Clowns, Casinos and Men Full of Cash (tags)
Over the years, Vegas has shifted from big spenders to tourists in order to stay afloat. Casino owners over-borrowed and overbuilt, and the city now has the highest foreclosure rate of any major metro area in the country and the second highest unemployment rate at 13 percent.
Capitalism Criticism 2.0 (tags)
Marx identified the falling rate of profit and the self-destruction of competition as contradictions of capitalism. Wages do not keep up with investments in machinery. Speculation and the explosion of the financial markets were encouraged by deregulation and higher profits.
Los Angeles Hunger Striking Teachers Stop Action. (tags)
Activists Resume Eating But Continue The Fight For 2500 Teaching Positions
Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers (tags)
Kids Raise Their Voices about Cuts and Class Size. Photo Essay Part 1 of 3
"Down the Memory Hole," Alan Greenspan Style (tags)
Greenspan-caused housing bubble
"Like the Shipwreck of the Titanic" (tags)
Around five million Americans have no job. "If nothing is done," the president warns, "the unemployment rated will soon be in double-digits." Whoever is unemployed in the US usually loses his health insurance and is threatened with personal bankruptcy.
3 Recent Graphical Economic Indicators (tags)
Three major indicators were publish recently. The US economy is slowing down gravely and the signs are definitely showing the de-acceleration.
Banks Injure Economic Stimulus Plan by Jacking up Credit Card Interest (tags)
Could banks jacking up credit card interest during a horrendous recession—delay U.S. economic recovery and destroy the expected benefits of the Economic Stimulus Plan?
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/
533 JOBS LOST IN NOVEMBER, the MOST IN 30 YEARS (tags)
Labor Department statistics show that U.S. employers have cut 1.2 million jobs in the last three months. 'This was much worse than was expected,' one analyst says.
Education: Key to Understanding and Peace of Mind (tags)
Clarifying the facts from the myths of sex offenders
Targeting Aristide in Exile (tags)
the way all independents are treated
Please take a moment to sign the petition to FIRE Ed Boks! (tags)
Ed Boks is the General Manager of Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS). Ed Boks pretends to care about converting LAAS into a no-kill system of sheltering, but all that he has done is cost the TAXPAYERS of Los Angeles their hard-earned MONEY, with his questionable programs and undocumented spending.
From CUBA with LOVE (tags)
A School, a Teacher, and a Girl...
PHILIPPINES: Gloria Arroyo is a Human Rights Violator! (tags)
Hers is a Morally Bankrupt Government with Distorted Human Rights Values! Malacañang’s (Presidential Palace) cash gifts, for whatever fabricated excuses and delayed explanations, has exposed the governance of Ms. Gloria Arroyo as morally bankrupt.
Un-nerving Update to Recent Climate Report (tags)
What the IPCC Report Didn't and Couldn't Say
The Real Financial Tsunami is coming! (tags)
"The $690 billion worth of “interest only” ARMs due for interest rate hike between now and July 2008 are by and large not Sub-prime but a little higher quality, but only just. There are a total of $1.4 trillion in “interest only” ARMs according to the US research firm, First American Loan Performance. A recent study calculates that, as these ARMs face staggering higher interest costs in the next 9 months, more than $325 billion of the loans will default leaving 1 million property owners in technical mortgage default. But if banks are unable to reclaim the homes as assets to offset the non-performing mortgages, the US banking system and a chunk of the global banking system faces a financial gridlock that will make events to date truly “peanuts” by comparison. "
10/16; Global Day of Action Against McDonalds! (tags)
This upcoming 10/16/07 will be an International Day of Action against the McDonalds corporation, an entity responsible for factory farming cruelty and pollution, rainforest clearcutting, worker abuse and increasing heart disease by serving cholesterol saturated burgers to the consumers and calling it nutritious food! Show your resistance to this fast food megacorporation at a McDonalds store near you!
Lawmakers and Census officials spar over the benefits of a Web-based survey (tags)
Coburn agreed with the subcommittee’s chairman, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Government Accountability Office officials and Lockheed Martin officials who said there is still time to include the Internet as an option for filling out the 2010 census survey.
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.
NASA - Greenland Ice Melting at Increasing Rate (tags)
NASA released two reports today on climate change. A research team has been in Greenland measuring the ice sheet and glaciers for three weeks with new laser and radar equipment. They say that "Greenland has experienced a significant loss of ice." " ...the ice sheet and glaciers have been melting at an increasing rate over the past several years."
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't keep campaign promise to animals (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa promised to make LA a NoKill City. He hired Ed Boks as the new General Manager. In his first year Boks has failed to reduce the euthanasia rate. Fewer animals made it out alive, fewer were adopted. What went wrong? And what is the Mayor going to do about it?
Carbon dioxide rate is at highest level for 650,000 years (tags)
[Here's another article from Europe that won't get any print in the US.]
The Welfare State and Democracy (tags)
The German presidential cabinets following the Mueller government cut the basic social rights of employees and unemployed at a breakneck speed and dismantled the welfare state and democracy.
America is now the worlds biggest, best police state!!! (tags)
Amerika the worlds #1 police state! More people are behind bars in the United States than in any other country in the world. The U.S. incarceration rate of 737 per 100,000 people in the worlds highest.
Troops dead in Iraq to hit 3,000 soon (tags)
POLLUTION OF THE MIND, THE WILLIE LYNCH SYNDROME (tags)
There is something wrong with the picture. The high incarceration rate of blacks, drug and alcohol addiction, black on black crime, the soaring rate of black students being suspended from school, expelled or dropping out. Why is this? Some would lead you to believe that this is typical behavior related to the Black race. To understand the present, we must and can not ignore the past.
Israeli / US Cluster Bombs Litter Lebanon: Desirable Duds (tags)
On September 26, the UN announced that the number of unexploded cluster "bomblets" left in southern Lebanon by Israeli forces may be three times higher than previous estimates. A million or more antipersonnel weapons may be strewn across a region one-third the size of Rhode Island.(1)
Report Back: South Central Farmers 2nd Day in Court. (tags)
Attorneys for the farmers and the attorneys for the Horowitz and the city made their opening statements today to Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Warm bodies that can kill are needed! (tags)
The U.S. Military needs any warm body that can kill. Honest! And they have lowered their standards.
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Worst of AIDS Pandemic Over? Only in Media's Dreams (tags)
This week, articles appeared in the mainstream media that proclaimed that the AIDS pandemic peaked in the 1990s and is "better" now. At best, this was a calculated manipulation of facts, at worst, a cynical lie designed to protect government/corporate interests
Hey, General Assembly of MD: ”Reverse Deregulation!” (tags)
Most Marylanders can expect their electric bills to go up by $743 a year-a 74 % increase! In 1999, the legislature deregulated the industry. In a sweetheart deal, BGE was absorbed by Constellation Energy and required to begin buying its electricity on the open market. Meanwhile, BGE’s electric-generating assets, originally paid for by the people, were turned over to Constellation in “a cash-free shuffle.” The ratepayers are now being asked to pay again!
THE US GULAG PRISON SYSTEM - THE SHAME OF THE NATION AND CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)
An expose of the US gulag prison system at home.
Transgender Day of Remembrance, Sunday Nov. 20th (tags)
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Not Good for USA Corp. (tags)
Congressional Democrats blasted former Education Secretary William Bennett on Thursday for saying that aborting "every black baby in this country" would reduce the crime rate, and demanded their Republican counterparts do the same.
W's political capital nosedived in Katrina speech (tags)
Boy George claimed political capital (with a mere 2% margin even after the disputed 2004 election) & vowed to use it. But after his debacle of a 'speech' on his handling of Katrina, W should commit suicide.
Iraqis Endure Worse Conditions Than Under Saddam, UN Survey Finds (tags)
A major study by the UN and Iraqi officials found that life in Iraq has decayed significantly since foreign forces invaded, following a general trend seen in most sectors since the imposition of a global embargo in 1990.
A Snow Job on Social Security (tags)
Bush’s stump campaign to sell his divide-and-conquer plan for wrecking Social Security has been a failure. So now he’s sent out his Treasury Secretary to try crying “wolf” in hopes of scaring retirees and workers about the security of the system. It’s WMDs all over again.
Neo Cons to Meet in Vegas, Call to Action (tags)
Neo-Cons claim meeting is to foster democracy and freedom, yet they only invited one side. This is a good opportunity to show the right what democracy looks like.
NY Times Iraq Death Chart Omits Worst Slaughter: Civilian Victims of US Military (tags)
A Brookings Institution analysis of the deaths caused in Iraq over a 2-week period is misleading. It completely omits the deaths caused by U.S. forces, which would likely have more than doubled the total, and increased the civilian death total even more dramatically.
Iraq 04 like Vietrnam 66. (tags)
Iraq 04 like Vietrnam 66. CIA working with “Moonies.” Ghost jets take insurgents away for “questioning.” Interesting reading. Please circulate widely.
Standby :) (tags)
The immanent planned collapse ... US Silent As Euro Screams Higher
Inflationary Deflation or the Dominance of the Global Financial Markets (tags)
"When real interests are above real growth rates of the GDP, debtors are structurally overstrained. The debt crisis of the 1980s and the financial crises of the past decade suggest that a kind of post-modern `plundering capitalism' is arising.."
Petrol consumption rate y dams deplete future (tags)
Fast rate of petroleum consumption leads to peak oil, dams on Rio colorado prevent formation of crude oil in the future..
U.S. has the highest rate of mental illness (tags)
June 2, 2004 CHICAGO - Mental illnesses including anxiety disorders and depression are common and undertreated in many countries, both developed and developing, with the highest rate found in the United States, according to a study of 14 countries.
LOS ANGELES: AMERICA'S FALLUJA (tags)
The LA murder rate is going up and the police chief has requested more officers. But California is broke and cannot afford to recruit. Civil rights lawyer Connie Rice warns that with too few officers to "police humanely", parts of the city may as well be in Falluja.
If AIDS is sexually transmitted how can one explain these figures:
IRAQ: Low Army Morale, High Suicide Rate (tags)
New details on Army suicides have emerged; since last April, 22 male soldiers and 2 female soldiers had taken their own lives in Iraq and Kuwait.
At least 22 US Soldiers Have Killed Themselves In Iraq (tags)
Sunday January 25, 2004 The Observer The war's over, but the suicide rate is high and the army is riddled with acute psychiatric problems. Peter Beaumont reports
Message to Congress: Extend jobless benefits (tags)
WASHINGTON – The New Year was a time of revelry for the corporate rich as government reports confirmed a surge in profits and productivity in the final quarter of 2003. George W. Bush trumpeted the news as proof that his trillions in tax cuts for the wealthy has pulled the nation out of recession.
Study: Most tax breaks go to wealthy, add to federal deficit (tags)
Most of the benefits of tax-advantaged retirement accounts go to the highest wage earners. The poorest 40 percent of households have only about 5 percent of all the assets in these accounts, while the richest 10 percent have more than half.
BTL:Global AIDS Pandemic Spreading at Alarming Rate While... (tags)
...Bush Administration Impedes Access to Life-Saving AIDS Treatment * Interview with Salih Booker, executive director of Africa Action, conducted by Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Gun Laws do Not Reduce Criminal Violence According to New Study (tags)
Fire Arms in the possession of Free Citizens are a threat to Tyrants and Criminals only. Gun Control is nothing more than a Stalking Horse for disarming the American Public to make them easier to subdue.
Poverty and Unemployment in America (tags)
Poverty and Unemployment
Payrolls plunge 93,000, but unemployment rate edges down (tags)
Catch this: Payrolls plunge 93,000, but unemployment rate edges down. Hellloooooo! The number of people receiving a paycheck goes down but unemployment is down? I don't think so. The two are mutually contradictory.
Jobs Go Bye-Bye Under Bush (tags)
Another fine example of the ecomomic policies of the cheap labor conservatives.
Poor Americans continue to multiply under Bush as Republicans continue to ignore trend (tags)
A new federal report due out Sept. 26 will show poverty increasing even more. And still Republicans like Bush and Kelsey "Frazier" Grammer continue to ignore the problem.
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Buddy, Can You Spare a Job? (tags)
Re: U.S. Jobs - I've got some bad news and I've got some REALLY BAD news...
Building Bridges Radio-Unemployment Crisis:Portrait of Inequality (tags)
Building Bridges Radio presents this 28 min radio program:A Portrait of Inequality –Today’s Unemployment Crisis - TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK
Good news! George W. Bush's "free market" economic policies are working! (tags)
The biggest surge in defense spending since the Korean War era helped drive U.S. economic growth ahead at a surprisingly brisk 2.4 percent annual clip in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.
Unemployment rate at 6.4%. Highest in 9 years. (tags)
In a bleak start to the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the government reported today that the nation's unemployment rate climbed to its highest level in more than nine years during June.
Sometimes standing out isn't good (tags)
"When it comes to individual rights and freedoms, I think some people misinterpret what freedom is all about. You can't have freedom if you're dead."
LA to host conference on RFK Assassination (tags)
During this anniversary year of the major political assassinations of the last centuy, the Committee on Political Assassinations [COPA] is hosting conferences on the major assinations of the 1960's, including one re that of Robert F Kennedy, June 5-8 at the the Wilshire Radisson . June 5-8 - Los Angeles, CA Radisson Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd. (near Alexandria)
Jobless rate climbs to nine-year high (tags)
EAST CHICAGO, Ill. – Bruce Gaddy is single. Tony McIntosh is married and has two children. Both live in this working-class suburb, 25 miles south of downtown Chicago. And both are unemployed: Gaddy because his plant closed, McIntosh because he was “down-sized” after working 22 years for AT&T.
PROOF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WAS DELIBERATELY DEMOLISHED. (tags)
This article presents proof that the WTC towers were deliberately demolished, probably by the detonation of many small explosive charges throughout the buildings.
Lautenberg Gun Control Bill Compared to Nazi Policies (tags)
The right of a Free People to Keep and Bear Arms is a danger only to Tyrants. Sic Temper Tyrannis.
The power of sex (tags)
In 1983 their was not one recorded case of latex allergy in America nor a single death. The FDA now reports that 17,000,000 American are now afflicted and the death rate is increasing at an aoustounding rate. Even healthy young men like Lt. Hal Henderson have died of Type III latex reactions.
Gnome$ for peace- How to Stop the Attack (tags)
Boycott the dollars and bring peace to the world. The more people you can persuade to join you in becoming a Gnome for Peace, the better the chance there is of weakening the dollar and the American economy by enough to prevent or limit a war.
World AIDS Crisis Worsening (tags)
The AIDS pandemic will rapidly worsen, with the number of cases possibly doubling in sub-Saharan Africa in five years, according to an analysis by US intelligence officials.
URIBE: THE PERFECT MAN FOR WASHINGTON (tags)
ANNCOL exclusive interview with key figure in the Colombian opposition: Jaime Caicedo General Secretary of the Colombian Communist Party.
Thieves' lost paradise? (tags)
"Finland's 14 percent crime solving rate is not even poor...."
Protest outside Taco Bell Headquarters This Jan 15. BOYCOTT TACO BELL (tags)
Feds bail out Corrections Corp. of America (tags)
The BOP's 95% occupancy rate is "an arrangement almost never included in state private-prison contracts, which typically base payment on the number of beds actually filled."
San Diego Queer Demos Reverse Stance, Rate Dumanis “Acceptable” for D.A. (tags)
Members of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club voted October 25 to rate openly Lesbian judge Bonnie Dumanis “acceptable” in her current race for San Diego County District Attorney, the highest level of support the club can give to a non-Democrat. This reversed a decision from a previous meeting (see “San Diego Queer Democrats Fail to Support a D.A. Candidate,” posted October 4) at which questions had been raised about Dumanis’ commitment to reproductive choice and her opposition to clean needle exchange.
People For The American Way On Rightwing Court Packing, Past Rejection Rates (tags)
During the years 1995-2000, when Republicans controlled the Senate, 45.3% of President Clinton's nominations to the courts of appeals were rejected, a rate 72% higher than the 26.3% rejection rate for Presidents Reagan and Bush when Democrats controlled the Senate, 1987-1992. Now hard-right Republicans are pressing for Bush to appoint only far-right ideologues to those positions, packing the courts with an extremist minority view.
Background Info on the CIW struggle: Farmworkers vs Taco Bell. (tags)
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker organization based in Immokalee, Florida, has asked to meet with Taco Bell representatives to discuss the working and living conditions of the farmworkers who pick Taco Bell's tomatoes. So far, Taco Bell has refused to talk.
Comments to CPUC on electric rate increases (tags)
California Public Utiities Commission is taking public comments on proposed electric rate increases. This letter suggests a cost-shifting approach to address the "crisis."
Hey Calfornian's lets give GWB the welcome he deserves! (tags)
Express your love for GWB and the spread the word about the scheduled meet and greets at the following locations and times.
Californians Get Shocked with Electricity Rate Increase (tags)
The California Public Utilities Commission, in a 3-2 vote, passed a rate hike of up to 47%
US 11th for Mothers on Mothers' Day 2001 (tags)
On this Mother's Day, May 13, 2001, the United States ranks 11th out of 94 countries on the Mothers' Index, behind the top 10, from first to 10th: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada, Austria, Australia and the United Kingdom. The report called for more government funding for maternal and child health and family planning services.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Citigroup Protests: Philly 8/2; LA 8/17/00 (tags)
Citigroup, the largest U.S. bank, is being called to account by an emerging coalition of community, environmental, and human rights groups. Round One was in Philadelphia on August 2; Round Two is in Los Angeles, August 17, 9 a.m., Pershing Square. After that, for more information, visit
, , or . As Citigroup's Salomon Smith Barney says (on PBS), "See How We Earn It." How? From redlining to redwoods, prisons to predatory lending...