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The war metaphor in the Corona crisis (tags)
Instead of a positive elimination of conditions, a social regression could also occur: intensified competition in the fight for market share, "exclusive solidarity" (Klaus Dörre) in the fight for jobs and welfare benefits. Will governments master the crisis?
Economics in the times of the coronavirus (tags)
Most people’s thinking is determined by the development of the Covid-19 crisis, the return of “the hour of executive power” (Gerhard A. Ritter), i.e. state of exception legislation, and the fears which it evokes as well as the economic measures in response to the health crisis.
Fukushima 8 Ywars On (tags)
8 years after Fukushima, the disaster and the coverup continue.
Why Cities Should Stop Playing Amazon's Game (tags)
New York City should count its blessings. Amazon’s decision to walk away from its plan to build a new headquarters in Queens stunned city and state officials, who had promised US$3 billion in incentives in exchange for some 25,000 jobs.
94 Of Rick Scott's, Brian Kemp's, the Mississippi GOP's & Other Republican Campaign Crime (tags)
Florida Republiicans did not honor tens of thousands of Democrat absentee ballot requests, designed a ballot which hid the senate race so that 26,000 heavily Democratic Broward County ballots showed a vote for governor but not Senator Nelson, had hacakable machines, repeated the tricks of Roger Stone, Brett Kavanaugh, and John Bolton in Florida who organized rent a mobs called the Brooks Brothers (all 3 of whom are in the Trump regime).
Republican Vote Fraud Reached A New Level In Midterms (tags)
No power cords in Georgia, one of Brian Kemp's countless crimes... Florida Republicans did not honor many Democrat absentee ballot requests.. Arizona GOP kept young voters in several hour queues.. Supreme Court pentocracy rubberstamped racist gerrymandering in TX, OH and allowed exclusion of Native Americans in ND 3 operatives in the Bush theft of the 2000 election (Brett Kavanaugh, John Bolton, and Roger Stone) have been involved in the Trump campaign between 2016 and now.
75 Election Tricks Of The Party Of The Rich (tags)
The 3 biggest crimimnal vote purgers in the US are Brian Kemp of Georgia, Jon Husted of Ohio and Kris Kobach of Kansas.Racist gerrymandering, phone jamming, ESS voting machine remote controls, suing a woman for helping her blind mother vote, ownership of 95% of radio stations etc.
100 Ways GOP Have Stolen Elections Since 1876 (tags)
Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud (tags)
The party of the rich, the Republican one, has always been a minority party and therefore has been involved in voter suppression and election thefts
Oldest US Nuke Plant Going Way of the Dinosauers (tags)
Next October the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey, the oldest in the US, will be closing after nearly 50 years of running and releasing radiation into the environment that has likely harmed untold number of people.
Nuclear Shutdown News October 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. What follows is our October edition, which is dedicated to Judy Friedman of Connecticut’s Peoples Action for Clean Energy (PACE)! Nuclear Shutdown New
Nuclear Shudown News Aufust 2016 (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 future. Here is our August 2016 edition:
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)
In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waste of resources. States are weakened by tax cuts.
Democracy Now, Military Times, Guardian Articles On Soldiers Refusing To Drop Drones etc (tags)
drones: leaks and links... those who profiteer from them... those wiring children with video games which promote drone killing, bombing of Yemen resumes
Actualización del golpe de estado en Honduras en marzo de 2015 (tags)
Se trata de las noticias en Honduras con la persecución política, neoliberalismo extremo y este mes se enfatiza el ataque brutal contra lxs estudiantes de colegios secundarios
Toxic Vaccines News Updates (tags)
The US media censored the news that an Italian court has ruled that vaccines cause autism. Merck has recalled 1 million doses of contaminated meningitis vaccine etc.
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS, MARCH EDITION (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear industry, and highlights efforts of those who are democratically working to bring about a renewable energy future. As nuclear plants in the US are approaching or surpassing their 40 year operating life, their ability to operate properly and safely lessens, creating more and more problems across the nation.
Vaccines' Toxic Ingredients Fueled by Drug Company Liability Immunity And Greed (tags)
As the CDC, FDA, and corporate media attempt to silence the truth about vaccines, the public become more organized against the attempt to force vaccines down people's throats and through poisoned needles into their children.
February 2015 Honduras coup update (tags)
Another February in Honduras: two killings of journalists, more persecution, evictions, threats... and the militarisation with something like Plan Colombia that may soon be funded by the US congress, and more
University of California urges divestment from everywhere (tags)
Yet another reason no one will take the UCSA seriously
Some interesting news from twitter about BDS at UCLA.
September 2014 Honduras coup update (tags)
This September in Honduras...we now within two months of this infamous model cities (privatisation of entire cities) actually starting unless miraculous resistance springs up. But uprisings do actually happen, in Miskitia, a long boat ride or helicopter ride from much of Honduras, when pissed cops and soldiers arrested 40 at a party after people refused to give them alcohol or money for alcohol, and these agents of the system fired gunshots,wounding 4 who were locked up, the community didn't take it,the officers ran away, the community set on fire the copshop.
Tax Extenders Cost Billions (tags)
The GE Loophole isn't just unfair to small businesses; it's a burden to us all. If the loophole is renewed, it will cost $62 billion over the next decade. That's money we won't have to fix roads, build schools, or find medical cures—the kinds of investments that strengthen our communities...
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)
“The state is consciously weakened to speed up the redistribution from bottom to top because that corresponds to the dogmas of the neoliberal ideology.” Our state was systematically weakened in the last 15 years by extensive tax cuts. I remember the lowering of the top income tax rate.
NAFTA's Deplorable Legacy (tags)
The Super Rich Reinvent U.S. Capitalism (tags)
As U.S. corporate profits soar to record highs, food stamps for the neediest were quietly cut. The politicians who are demanding endless cuts to social programs — Democrats and Republicans alike — insist that the U.S. is broke, all the while conveniently ignoring the mountains of tax-free wealth piling up in the pockets of the super rich.
Lanza and Holmes Fathers Both Linked to LIBOR/FICO Scandal (tags)
The fathers of both Adam Lanza and James Holmes were both potential whistleblowers in the LIBOR/FICO scandal. Following the shootings committed by their sons, neither father will testify. This is the classic MK ULTRA scenario of mind controlled puppets distracting the public from real issues of upcoming economic collapse. The psychology of MK ULTRA is a low budget CIA tactic to disarm the people of the U.S. following controlled shootings by overmedicated individuals.
Penny Pritzker: Obama's Likely Commerce Secretary Choice (tags)
Jack Welch, former GE CEO, Imagination At Work (tags)
Thanks to agressive warmongering and inflated government contracts, GE saw great growth and expansion under Mr. Welch's leadership. Today he returns to the limelight to bite the hand that feeds him, as he attacks the accuracy of current employment figures. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Right to Rent and Social State as Prosperity Motor (tags)
The Scandinavian countries show that more social equality can be combined with more education and economic growth and less unemployment and poverty. Humanity is rich when wealth is shared.
GE and the rest of us (tags)
GE and the rest of us
The Great Refusal and The 99 Percent (tags)
The Great Unraveling provokes the Great Refusal (Paul Krugman). The mainstream media pursue their own political goals and only publish what pleases the advertisers. We need information, not indoctrination. Occupy could change the whole culture with a new media emerging.
Class War in America (tags)
Downtown Labor Day Rally Draws Over 200 (tags)
MoveOn.org's San Diego chapter and other local activists hosted a Labor Day rally outside Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego Monday, September 5, featuring speakers like Congressmembers Bob Filner and Susan Davis, San Diego-Imperial Counties Central Labor Council secretary-treasurer Lorena Gonzalez, State Senator Juan Vargas, State Assemblymember Lori Salda?a, former City Councilmember Floyd Morrow and Activist San Diego president Jeeni Criscenzo. Much of the action urged solidarity with the supermarket workers threatened by their employers' demands for a takeaway contract and the likelihood of a strike. While most of the speakers said, "Jobs, jobs, jobs," Criscenzo urged listeners to take another look at the whole concept of a "job" and question why the only way we should be allowed to make a living is to beg a rich person or corporation for the chance to make them richer.
The Tax System is Out of Control (tags)
Citi-group and Bank of America operate many branch offices in tax havens. The use of tax havens deprives the state of $100 billion annually. "These tax havens accelerate the transfer of assets from local communities and the global South to the bank accounts of the richest..."
Falsified Major Media Reports on Libya (tags)
The Great Unravelling (tags)
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.
San Diego Hosts Three May Day Rallies (tags)
San Diego hosted no fewer than three rallies on Sunday, May 1 — one between the Centro Cultural de la Raza and World Beat Center in Balboa Park, followed by a march to the Federal Building downtown where the second rally was held, and a third at the San Diego Community Concourse that united the participants with another set of marchers, who had assembled earlier in the morning in Chicano Park, also for a walk downtown. The rally speakers focused on a wide variety of progressive issues — workers’ rights, education cutbacks, health care, immigrants’ rights, war and peace, Queer liberation — and attempted to draw connections between them and psych the participants for the long struggle ahead to preserve and extend those rights in the face of a relentless assault on them by the radical Right.
Armageddon Scenario in Japan (tags)
Coverup and Denial in Japan (tags)
THE FICTION OF FREEDOM IN AMERICA (tags)
The servants of these investors and money "managers," like corporate executives and our elected - excuse the expression -representatives, look from the side, taking a payoff, as we get economically raped. This is designed to prevent wage "inflation" (that's a raise in the minimum, or any other, wage) by keeping unemployment high,
Good and Bad Choices for Energy Policy and the Environmental Movement 2009-2010 (tags)
Two energy/environment phenomena are being widely discussed currently. These are global warming, and its mitigation, and the nuclear resurgence – the worldwide push to supply power with nuclear power plants. Careful study of these issues leads to the following conclusions: 1. Global warming is real and is causing harm. 2. Global warming is mostly due to heat production by human industry since the 1800s, from nuclear power and fossil fuels, better termed hydrocarbons, – coal, oil, natural gas. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2 play a minor role even though they are widely claimed the cause. 3. Both nuclear and hydrocarbon-based power must be eliminated to solve the global warming problem. 4. Nuclear power advocates have commandeered the global warming/greenhouse gas formula to promote nuclear power, based upon two errors: exaggerating the role of CO2 on the one hand and incorrectly claiming that nuclear power plants do not produce CO2 on the other hand. 5. Nuclear power can not be separated from nuclear weapons, which are essential to the consistent drive for American military dominationof the world. This is the reason for nuclear power. Nuclear power does not make sense as a safe, efficient, or economical way to provide energy. 6. Solar and solar-derived (wind, wave) sources of power do not add heat to the environment and can be used to supply virtually unlimited electrical energy without causing global warming. If done properly they will open up new vistas of human freedom and cultural development. They also produce much less CO2 than either nukes or hydrocarbons.
Privatization Behind Calderon's Attack on Electricians Union (tags)
"The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) architects had Mexico's energy industry in their sights when they negotiated the treaty. NAFTA's Chapter Six notes that "it is desirable to strengthen the important role that trade in energy and basic petrochemical goods plays in the free trade area and to enhance this role through sustained and gradual liberalization."??As such, in May 1993--just months before NAFTA went into effect--Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gotari modified the federal Electricity Law to allow the importation and exportation of Mexico's electricity, and to allow private and foreign companies to build and operate electrical plants in Mexico. Thanks to Salinas' NAFTA-inspired reform, today dozens of foreign companies operate in Mexico's energy sector. According to former SME Secretary General Manuel Fernandez Flores, private companies currently produce almost 40% of Mexico's electricity. These private companies include Enron (now Tractebel), Bechtel, Applied Energy Services, General Electric, Westinghouse, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Iberdrola, and Union Fenosa."
Glenn Beck's Demagoguery, Right Wing Extremism, and Racism (tags)
Beck is as bad as it gets
Zhibin Gu: China stock market, outsourcing, banking, finance, politics map (tags)
how to walk out the mud of global financial cisis? How to get better world politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.
Economic Crisis and the Crisis of Neoliberal Ideology (tags)
The crisis has his origins in the "real" economy. Inequality is the ideological motor of neoliberfalism. German president Kohler described the financial markets as a monster. The metaphor has changed from market as rational subject to monster.
Welch's Marvelous Transformation (tags)
Nearly all the excesses summarized unter the terms turbo- or casino capitalism are based on the ideology of shareholder value: the rule of financial markets over the real economy, the short-term and short-sightedness of shareholders and waves of rationalizations."
Tarp Stimulus Banker Johns Save by Writing Off Kristin Davis Hookers (tags)
Some things never change.
World and US Situation, 2008 (tags)
For more than two years, we revolutionaries had observed the impending total unravelling and complete discredit of the "free market" pretense of monopoly capitalism and the full bankruptcy of the policy of "neoliberal globalization." But the leaders of the US and other imperialist countries and the puppet states were always lying and boasting about the so-called strong fundamentals of their economies. Only recently have they been compelled by the circumstances to admit that the US and global capitalist system are beset by the worst economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression.
“No on 8” Actions, Discussions Continue (tags)
The fight against the anti-marriage Proposition 8 has lasted quite a bit longer than the election, in which the same-sex marriage ban passed by a five-point margin. Queer and allied activists are still holding demonstrations against the initiative and meeting to discuss where the fight will go next. But their discussions are stronger on building communications strategies than actually plotting a course to reverse the ballot measure.
Spreading the Wealth: A Review of Unjust Deserts (tags)
The foremost ethical question is, given that we owe most of our productivity to a common social inheritance, to what extent can we say that we have "earned" our personal wealth? There is a growing consensus in favor of a new robust public compact to regulate our shared conditions.
Utah EnergySolutions Plans Nuclear Waste Imports! (tags)
When many U.S. resident downwinders are struggling with life threatening cancer from nuclear radiation exposure, is importing more nuclear waste from other countries really a wise idea?
Lurching Toward Gomorrah: More Signs of An Unstoppable Economic Meltdown (tags)
a deepening economic crisis
Peace and Freedom Candidates Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez in Oakland (tags)
Over 500 people turned out to hear presidential candidate Ralph Nader and his running mate Matt Gonzalez at Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater Sept. 30. The two are on the ballot in 45 states this year as Independents or on various party lines, including the Peace and Freedom Party in California. Several P&F candidates also spoke, as well as Cindy Sheehan, running as an Independent for Congress against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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."
Rude Awakening in Mexico (tags)
US businesses invested $120 billion in Mexico between 1994 and 2006. Only 80,000 jobs were created per year while 730,000 Mexicans pressed on the labor market every year. While migration climbed 95% from 1980 to 1994, it soared an incredible 452% from 1994 to 2006.
Banking- and Mortgage Fraud (tags)
The whole great world of money is infected by the banal greed for more and more. Wasn't the art of making more money out of money the most noble and top-paid pursuit? Deregulation and liberalization have consequences for democracy and the economy.
$5.1B Proposed in Sales, Upgrades, Weapons for Pakistan's F-16s (tags)
On June 28/06, the US DSCA notified Congress via a series of releases of its intention to provide Pakistan with a $5.1 billion Foreign Military Sales package to upgrade the F-16s that serve as the PAF's top of the line fighters. Some of these items had been put on hold following the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan & Kashmir, but the request for 36 new F-16 Block 50/52s is now going ahead following the required 30-day review period, along with new weapons, engine modifications, 60 F-16 upgrade kits that would cover Pakistan's older F-16 A/Bs plus other aircraft it might buy second-hand, and related equipment.
Reese Erlich: Stopping the War on Iran (tags)
Journalist Reese Erlich, author of "The Iran Agenda," spoke to a San Diego audience November 17 about the prospects for a U.S. attack on Iran. He exposed the lies being told to justify sucn an attack but also suggested the U.S. government might be backing away from the brink.
Corporate Disobedience: A Shrill Hysteria in the Fascist Press (tags)
The Bill Maher incident exposes the blanket media censorship of the 9/11 cover up. The violent and reactionary responses to protest expose the fascist mindset endemic in right wing (and other) media.
SAVE WALL ST WITH LASCAR EV (tags)
Dr. Michio Kaku and Stephen Hawking worry about the darnedest things that tend to scare tards yet scheming springs eternal and Silicon never rusts. The Dr. confused miniaturization for advancement when he speculated that "quantum electronics" might spell an end to the usefulness, tool set, and skills in Silicon Valley. The technology considered here could also save WALL STREET, the valley and the human race.
Reviewing Michael Parenti's "Democracy For the Few" - by Stephen Lendman (tags)
America's democracy serves only the privileged.
green vs green (tags)
On a cool spring morning a quarter century ago, a place in Pennsylvania called Three Mile Island exploded into the headlines and stopped the US nuclear power industry in its tracks. What had been billed as the clean, cheap, limitless energy source for a shining future was suddenly too hot to handle.
Reagan and GE-A Symbiosis (tags)
Reagan who defended democratic positions as a young man earned so much that he became increasingly conservative.. Because of "Playhouse 90" he became a friend of the family who mutated into an economist and theologian.
Net Neutrality Life on Earth Depends Upon It says World Peace Religion (tags)
Do you want the present neutral internet or the new biased internet?
NBC Rejects Chics: What's Up With That? (tags)
The Dixie Chicks, that is. This isn’t the first time that big media companies have barred them from the airwaves, but it is the first time that NBC and the new CW network have. It appears that once again the Dixie Chicks have exhibited public disapproval of the Bush administration and once again the media have answered by censoring them. This bodes ill for the future of free speech, at least what’s left of it in America. © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved
REPUBLICAN HOMOSEXUAL RING WIDENS (tags)
Reverend Haggard Made 35 Trips to the Private Residence of the White House Along with Male Prostitute Jeff Gannon Reverand Ted Haggard, the head of the Evangelical Ministry and chief spokesman for Bushfraud and the Republican National Committee, has been fingered tonight for having a three year homosexual relationship with a male prostitute. Haggard, of course resides in Colorado; the Box Nest for FBI Div 5 and the National Headquarters for what we now know as the pedophile ring. Of course, supplying these prostitutes is none other than NBC's Wm Morris Agency out of Denver Colorado. That's right folks NBC General Electric: Pimps More Than Light Bulbs. It can now be reported that the clientele list nationwide includes some of the following: William Frist (R. Tenn.), Charlie Crist (R.Fla), Robert Dryer(R.Ca.), Trent Lott(R. Miss.), and, of course, the Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman. All of them in the closet....
BREAKING INTEL: BUSHFRAUD'S NOVEMBER SURPRISE IS A KARL ROVE TERROR SCRIPTED OPERATION (tags)
Item: Yesterday on CNN and Fox News, V.P. Dick Cheney gave a tacit endorsement to Hillary Clinton for President in Nov 2008. This comes a week after Clinton visited major air bases in Canada aka British Intelligence MI-6 cells linked directly to Permindex, the British company that plotted and executed the murder of President JFK. Reference: True Colors, JFK Jr., and the attempted assassination of then V.P. Albert Gore Jr. in 1998 linked to the Bush-Clinton Crime Syndicate....
Rahm Emanuel heads North American Mossad + PROMIS + laundered profits to Israel/Russian (tags)
Rosen is also tied to Ted Olson, Coca Cola copyright controversy and a scandal now developing which will link Rosen to Rahm Emanuel and the Mossad in the sale of and transfer of PROMIS Software involving the alleged Russian spy Robert Hanson and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and laundered profits to both Israel and the Russian Federation...
Behind the love/hate relationship of China and the U.S. (tags)
A zealous distrust of China is something most American’s learn at an early age. The lessons include stunning visuals of atrocities, complete with attacks on helpless Tibetan monks and nuns, fearless democracy-seeking students staring down advancing tanks, and innumerable horrors of life within the totalitarian ‘communist’ society (yes they are still calling themselves that, and yes our government still clings to the word— as an abusive epithet— in a McCarthy-like attempt to browbeat). China cannot be defended if one is on the side of democracy, equality, and freedom, but neither can many of the US’ allies, past and present, who’ve had similar records (the US itself is looking more and more like China every day). Because China is outside the domain of US dominance, it is viewed as a competitor, and a threat; therefore, Chinese human-rights violations are a god-send for the White House PR staff, who look for any reason to conjure fear and create misgivings towards a country who, for purely economic reasons, is the prime candidate to face the US in World War III.
Who Owns the Media in Los Angeles (tags)
Speak out against media consolidation on October 3. The FCC will have two hearings in Los Angeles. http://www.stopbigmedia.com/
Not construction, not instruction, DESTRUCTION.
The Art of Propaganda (tags)
The genre of entertainment films about war and the military is described as mili-tainment Presenting war as entertainment means ignoring intellectual analysis tohighlight emotional war stories.
WAR MAKING 101 - A USER'S MANUAL (tags)
HOW THE US IS MOVING FROM A REPUBLIC TO TYRANNY
UFPJ and MediaChannel Focus on Media Complicity in Iraq War-Protest 3/15 (tags)
Last week, new photographs of detainees abused by US soldiers in the infamous Abu Ghraib gulag in Iraq surfaced. They were discovered by the American Civil Liberties Union. The story was covered on TV… in Australia!
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)
US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption
Is RagingBull Lycos profiting from penny stock scams,money laundering ? (tags)
Lycos began as a search engine at Carnegie Mellon and paradoxically its ragingbull.com that provides message boards that censor or delete critics or defrauded investors from posting and allow known penny stock frauds to continue and insiders to the scams to promote known penny stocks frauds is itself like a dark alley of the internet where search engines don't go.
gannon and rove just tip of iceberg (tags)
Homosexuality, Gay Prostitution, Child Sex-rings, Pedophilia, George H. W. Bush, The White House, 911, Gosch/Guckert/Gannon, Hunter S. Thompson, Gary Webb, Mind Control, MK-Ultra, OSS, CIA, NSA, NASA, Secret Societies, the Illuminati, Blackmail & "Sex Magik". When will we tie all these things together?
Screwing Future Retirees...Again (tags)
Having failed to kill off Social Security with private accounts, conservatives in Congress are now trying to render it useless by raising the retirement age further—this time to 69. That may be okay for a Wall Street lawyer who runs half-marathons and spends two hours in the gym, but for the average American worker bee, employers have by that point pretty much ruined her or his health and body. Some “reform.” ----------------
Pensions hijacked: Bankruptcy scam rips off 119,000 United workers (tags)
CHICAGO — “You might see me coming down the aisle 20 years from now with my walker,” said flight attendant Melissa Madden. Faced with the slashing of their pensions to the tune of $6.6 billion, she and other United Airlines flight attendants here warn that if United gets away with using bankruptcy to dump its pension obligations, the nation’s entire defined-benefit pension system — and the futures of the 44 million workers it covers — could come tumbling down. Retirement for American workers could become a thing of the past.
The Wal-Mart Museum of Art (tags)
"There is no better example of how politics is intertwined with art than the spectacle of an art museum being founded by a rapacious corporation well known for exporting US jobs overseas and profiting from foreign sweat shop labor."
Academic Freedom is Almost a Thing of the Past (tags)
Colorado professor and Indian activist Ward Churchill, threatened with sacking for his outspoken views on the 9-11 attacks, at least has the protection of tenure. For most academics, that kind of protection of free speech is long gone. So is their willingness to take controversial stands.
Democracy in America: Tocqueville (tags)
Despotism of the majority appeared in the two-party system from the start.. Under the flag of sovereignty of the people, the majority become a silenced degraded mass.. In democracy, people become increasingly equal; in industry, people become unequal.
Open Words about the Empire (tags)
Everyone who rises to prominence learns to think in the obsequious sentences of an English butler serving cookies to the Prince of Wales.. Wars as the US waged in the last 60 years always serve to prevent democracy at home.
Middle Class New Working Poor (tags)
America's Middle Class Becomes the New Working Poor
DESIGNED TO DEMORALIZE? SEVEN REASONS *NOT* TO TRUST PRESIDENTIAL POLLS. (tags)
Sick of the daily bombardment of polls showing Kerry running "neck-and-neck" with Bush? Feeling demoralized? Don't be! Most of the polls are a bunch of baloney. Here are seven reasons not to trust the polls -- along with some insights into why Big Media chieftains oppose and fear the Kerry/Edwards ticket. (Did you know that John Kerry and John Edwards OPPOSE media consolidation?)
The Lessons of Vietnam (tags)
The lessons learned by the US military in Vietnam and their relationship to US casualty figures in Iraq.
Business Week : Role of Fiercely Pro-Israel Neocon Hawks in Convincing Bush to Go to War (tags)
"The film goes on about filial revenge and oil, but it never ventures onto really touchy turf -- namely the role of fiercely pro-Israel neocon hawks in convincing Bush to go to war. The elephantine Mr. Moore conveniently fails to mention that other pachyderm in the Democratic room. Why didn't Fahrenheit go there, Mr. Moore?"
Resurgent America: Crimes and Times of Reagan (tags)
Ronald Reagan--the U.S. president from 1981 to 1989--relentlessly drove this planet to the very brink of nuclear world war--while preaching, with a fundamentalist fervor, that a nuclear Armageddon was "winnable." Now Reagan has finally died. And this empire, its leaders and its utterly shameless media are all honoring this monster. This myth-making, this utter reversal of right and wrong, says a lot about them and their system. And it says a lot about this moment in history--when American is in a midst of a new aggressive global offensive.
Halliburton/Cheney Investigated For Iran Deals (tags)
"This would be the first evidence that Halliburton was actively seeking business in Iran under Cheney in possible violation of U.S. laws" -- Dan Katz, chief counsel Sen. Frank Lautenberg, NJ
From Raygun to Bush (tags)
From Raygun to Bush: It’s Mythomania to Comic-books, and Ignorance becomes bliss
Manifiesto de la Imagen (tags)
Hacia un programa de Investigación Científica en materia de medios y modos para la producción de
Repeal the Feres Doctrine (tags)
On Feb 18 1996, LT Clark and CDR Lamoreaux died in an explosion caused by a GE engine defect the Navy brass knew about but chose to ignore. The Feres Doctrine prevented their widows from suing GE for wrongful death. Feres is a license to kill our own service members.
AskQuestions.org Questions U.S. Tax Policies: Who Really Pays Taxes in America? (tags)
April 15, 2004 (Berkeley, CA) -- Recent news articles about skyrocketing tax fraud and corporate tax dodging have prompted a high level of public concern about the overall fairness and effectiveness of our current tax system. AskQuestions.org – an online news site that addresses issues raised by public demand – released a report today on "Who Really Pays Taxes in America?”
An interesting article, considering the upcoming protests (tags)
A very interesting perspective on contemporary protesting.
DENNIS MILLER WILL MAKE CORRECTION (tags)
Dennis Miller made no apologies and did not make the correction about the Chechnyn conflict requested by my good freind Vladimir Putin on his daily campaign talk show to promote Bush. Miller is a paid political operative closely related to the Bush cartel who was recommending assasinations the day before the tragedy in Madrid.
MARIA MARIA FOREMAN VS THE GUBERNATOR (tags)
Maria Bartiromo, CNBC's finest asset likes to spend a lot of money on her pets. Please leash and spank me soon. Maria sells ads to the Bush cartel. I think George Foreman can beat Arnold the Gubernator while you spank me ringside.
Offshoring of jobs a hot issue (tags)
Typically high paid middle class Information Technology workers are learning what blue collar workers have known for decades-- the offshoring of working people's jobs sucks.
Nazi ghosts (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
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
The stupefaction of a nation (tags)
Corporate media propaganda and its weapons of mass distraction
Assassinating JFK memory. (tags)
It is obvious that the neo-cons are now intent on rewriting our history -- President Kennedy was a whoring, drug-induced rogue and George W. Bush is a saint who, under no circumstances can be compared to Hitler
The Public Execution of JFK (tags)
Just some of the facts regarding real American history...what a disgusting stench!!
Michael Powell: Up in Flames (tags)
Poor, poor, pitiful Michael Powell. His term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission was supposed to be easy. He thought that like FCC chairs before him, his job was to jet around the country meeting at swank resorts with the CEOs of major media companies, take some notes and then quietly implement their sweeping agenda for loosening the last significant constraints on media consolidation in the United States.
Bush Got $500,000 From Companies (tags)
Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior (tags)
It is this obviousness with Bush’s stalking-horse Clark that offends even the weakest minds. The obviousness that the vast majority of all the people, all the time, never even see at all. Lincoln was wrong!
Retired General Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior and The Grey Men (tags)
Should Wesley Clark win the primary nomination for president for the Democratic party, America loses and Bush wins; or Clark wins the general election and America loses. America loses and Empire the only winner.
Dude! Where's My Country ? (tags)
I have seven questions for you, Mr Bush. I ask them on behalf of the 3,000 who died that September day, and I ask them on behalf of the American people. We seek no revenge against you. We want only to know what happened, and what can be done to bring the murderers to justice, so we can prevent any future attacks on our citizens
Chart of who "owns" the Federal Reserve (tags)
Federal Reserve Directors: A Study of Corporate and Banking Influence Published 1976
THURSDAY: Free Speech Activists to Protest New FCC Rules Effective 9/4 (tags)
On Thursday, September 4 ‐ the day that controversial new FCC media ownership rules go into effect ‐ free speech advocates and media consumers will protest at media outlets in half a dozen cities, including Los Angeles. They hope to encourage Congress, which is considering legislation to overturn the FCC decision, and counter the new pro-consolidation advertising campaign that was launched this week by CBS, NBC and Fox television.
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.
LA call your Sen. and ask her to support S.1046!! (tags)
S. 1046 could help create an independent and less monopolized media. But why isn't Sen. Feinstein signed on to it??
Listen to the MOCKINGBIRD (tags)
"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. "Katherine The Great," by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)
A Couple of Ethnic Syndicalists Discuss paranoia: Humor (tags)
The federal government has placed a temporary > restraining order on Irwin > Schiff from selling his book, "The Federal Mafia" and > from lecturing. > Please go to his sitw, www.PayNoIncomeTax.com, for > more info. This must not > be tolerated whatsoever.
Mad Libs for the New World Order (tags)
When we were kids, we played a fun game called Mad Libs where you'd answer some questions, and the answers would be put into an essay. The combinations were often funny, and sometimes profound. I made up a Mad Lib about the American Empire. Let's go!
How the Reformists attempt to liquidate the anti-war movement (tags)
Recent New York Times article outlines a well-organized, massive and concerted effort by the reformist wing of the antiwar movement to derail the antiwar movement and turn activists into election fodder for the Democratic Party.
The Peace Movement is Being Hijacked by the Liberals? (tags)
It's very easy after all hard work has been done for those that have without any democracy involved to take the reins of the peace movement and steer it nose first into the ground.
THE STAGING OF 911 (tags)
Nobody will ever find out the real criminals behind the scenes.
The Corporate Media Make War on the Birthday of the Prince of Peace (tags)
With neo-Liberals like Steve Case keeping a tight leash on CNN and the board of directors of neo-Liberal corporations of General Electric, Disney and Westinghouse controlling the rest of the main outlets of information to our television based culture.
Breast Cancer Scandal (tags)
So, Zeneca, the originator of Breast Cancer Awareness month is the manufacturer of carcinogenic petrochemicals, carcinogenic pollutants and a breast cancer drug that causes at least four different types of cancer in women, including breast cancer. I ask you to stop and think, "Is something wrong with this picture?"
The economy: Nothing to remain silent about (tags)
Nearly two months have passed since President Bush hosted an “economic summit” – a flop the People’s Weekly World headlined as “all show and no go.” As events have since shown, we may have understated the case:
America's Lost World War: Revolutionary Duty (tags)
Hail Hominids, with Reflected Flares of Central Radiance!
The Disappearing Women of Juarez (tags)
this is capitalism
More on AmeriKKKan KKKorporate Media Propaganda (tags)
Welcome to AmeriKKKa Uber Alles: Here's another announcement from "your" KKKorporate propaganda mouthpeice-Lost your home, job or marriage(story on L.A. police case 6/20/01)? Answered the door while "dripping wet"(story on woman who murdered children in Houston, texas 6/21/01)? Congratulations! You're now automatically classified as a "weirdo" or " criminally deviant" in the interest of protecting the "sacred" AmeriKKKan Hegemony!