Direct Action Idea #2: Laughing at the 1%

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

via OccupyWallSt When people from two different countries hate you, that means you are a public enemy. Last week, the richest man in the entire world, Carlos Slim, attempted to use a philanthropic gift to cover up the fact that his monopolistic practices have impoverished all of Latin America, with headway being made to raid […]

Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced | Glenn Greenwald

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in Feature, Local News, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

via Glenn Greenwald | guardian.co.uk A seemingly trivial controversy reveals quite a bit about pervasive political values News reports yesterday indicated that Bradley Manning, widely known to be gay, had been selected to be one of the Grand Marshals of the annual San Francisco gay pride parade, named by the LGBT Pride Celebration Committee. When the […]

5 Disturbing Revelations from the NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Trial About Aggressive, Racist Policing

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion | No Comments

from Alternet by Kristen Gwynne, AlterNet The landmark class-action suit has revealed a lot about the NYPD, and it’s not pretty. The city of New York is in the midst of a landmark class-action lawsuit. The suit, Floyd v. the City of New York, alleges that the NYPD has routinely violated the Constitution by stopping and searching black and […]

Hunger Strikes and Indefinite Detention: A Rundown on What’s Going on at Gitmo

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

via ProPublica by Cora Currier It’s been 11 years since the first detainees were brought to Guantanamo Bay. But the future of the prison, and the fate of the men inside it, is far from certain. With 59 detainees at Gitmo currently on hunger strike, by the military’s count, here’s a primer on what’s going at […]

Beatings, Attempted Suicides and Deliberate Starvation: The Dystopic Hell of Guantanamo Bay

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in Feature, News | No Comments

from Alternet by Alex Kane, AlterNet Colonel John Bogdan’s arrival at Guantanamo Bay meant trouble for the prisoners who had been locked up there for over a decade, many of them without ever being charged with a crime. His punitive actions sparked the first mass hunger strike at Guantanamo since 2006. In turn, the strike is shining a […]

Obama Wants to Be the President Who Rolled Back the New Deal

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

from Alternet by Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism   There is no more pretense possible. As we’ve warned for some time, Obama is eager to put a notch on his belt by being the President that rolled back the New Deal programs that helped create broad-based middle-class prosperity and dignity. He’s cast himself as an adult […]

Obama’s Social Security Cuts Are Our Wake-Up Call

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

from Campaign for America’s Future by Richard Eskow No jobs. No growth. Falling income. Unaffordable colleges. A dying middle class. Young people without hope. The greatest economic inequality in modern history. And yet, in the midst of the Long Depression, we’re told that the President intends to cuts Social Security. According to reports, the new […]

Obama Wants More Green Jobs? Let’s Start with Hemp

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

from Alternet by Nikolas Kozloff , AlterNet Though Obama has frequently spoken of the need for more “green jobs,” he has failed to acknowledge the inherent environmental advantages associated with a curious plant called hemp.  One of the earliest domesticated crops, hemp is incredibly versatile and can be utilized for everything from food, clothing, rope, paper and plastic to […]

Supreme Court Sets Radical New Precedent

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

via In These Times by David Sirota Out of all the newsworthy comments during this week’s Supreme Court debate over the legality of same-sex marriage bans, none was more revealing—or troubling—than that which came from Justice Sonya Sotomayor.  Before pointing out that, “We let issues perk, and so we let racial segregation perk for 50 years from […]

Glenn Greenwald: Remember When Obama Vowed to Protect Whistleblowers?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

from Alternet by Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, his pledges of openness and transparency were not ancillary to his campaign but central to it. Herepeatedly denounced the Bush administration as “one of the most secretive administrations in our nation’s history”, saying that “it is no coincidence” that such […]

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