80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Feature, News, Politics, Science News | No Comments

via CBS News Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and […]

Disturbing chart shows rise in “justified killings” of blacks in U.S.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Culture, Feature, News, Politics | No Comments

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of murdering the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida. Many Americans were not shocked. And there’s a good reason why. Hard data shows that recent U.S. laws make it easy for blacks to be gunned down without anyone being found guilty of murder. Last year, PBS Frontline published a fascinating […]

“Believe It or Not!”13 Mindblowing Facts About America’s Tax-Dodging Corporations

Posted by on Jun 29, 2013 in Feature, News, Politics | No Comments

from Campaign for America’s Future by Richard Eskow A judicious writer avoids adjectives like “mindblowing,” especially when covering political or economic issues. But no other word seems to describe the stunning reality of corporate taxation in modern America, which cries out for the italics-heavy, exclamation-point-driven format made famous by Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Stylistic overkill? Read these thirteen facts […]

Candidate Obama debates President Obama on Government Surveillance

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

via SaveTheFourth Amendment On August 1, 2007, candidate Barack Obama sharply criticized then-President George W. Bush’s government surveillance programs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6fnf…Recently, following the disclosures of Edward Snowden, President Barack Obama defended the NSA’s top-secret PRISM program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzxco… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~­~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Learn more: http://www.eff.org http://www.reddit.com/r/restorethefou…Contact your representative: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

FACEOFF: Obama And Snowden ‘Debate’ NSA Surveillance Programs

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Feature, News, Politics | No Comments

via TPM News by Igor Bobic Edward Snowden, the self-proclaimed source of recently leaked top secret National Security Agency documents, took reader questions in an online Q&A with The Guardian on Monday, revealing why he fled to Hong Kong and elaborating on his reasons for information about the government’s classified surveillance programs. In a separate interview, the man whom […]

Will Banksters at JPMorgan Chase Finally Pay for Their Misdeeds?

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

from Alternet by Richard (RJ) Eskow, Campaign for America's Future Recent revelations show that Jamie Dimon’s bank represents all that is corrupt, contemptible, and criminal about today’s megabanks. Will California Attorney General Kamala Harris hang tough in her new lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase, the first to target individual bankers accused of defrauding the public? If so, it would […]

Is Nestle Involved in the Grisly Murder Of A Trade Unionist?

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

from Alternet by James Bargent Luciano Romero’s homicide is now taking center stage in a legal battle to define corporate responsibility in conflict zones. On the night of September 5, 2005, two paramilitaries from the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia hijacked Luciano Romero’s taxi as he drove through his home city of Valledupar. They took him to a […]

How the IRS’s Nonprofit Division Got So Dysfunctional

Posted by on May 18, 2013 in Feature, News, Politics | No Comments

from TPM News by Eric Lach by Kim Barker and Justin Elliott, ProPublica The IRS division responsible for flagging Tea Party groups has long been an agency afterthought, beset by mismanagement, financial constraints and an unwillingness to spell out just what it expects from social welfare nonprofits, former officials and experts say. The controversy that […]

Holder Says Leak Required “Very Aggressive Action.” Bank Crimes, Not So Much.

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

from Campaign for America’s Future by Richard Eskow Apparently it never occurred to Attorney General Eric Holder that the Associated Press might be “too big to fail.” If it had,then his Justice Department probably never would have investigated it. The AP isn’t just any news agency. It’s the largest one in the United States and one of the […]

The 1% Own Everything, Including the Supreme Court

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

by OccupyWallSt Former Enron CEO and current jailbird Jeffrey Skilling should be out of jail in just four years, skipping nearly a decade of his prison sentence for corporate fraud and graft. As the world’s richest people are prone to do, Skilling is getting out of jail early with a combination of cash payments and […]

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