Monthly Archives: March 2011

This is economic treason

From Democracy Now!: As many as half-a-million protesters marched in London Saturday to protest Britain’s deepest cuts to public spending since World War II. The protests come after officials estimated corporate taxes would be reduced, even as the government tackles … Continue reading

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Aftershock: The ticking time bomb of soldiers’ traumatic brain injuries

by T. Christian Miller and Daniel Zwerdling for ProPublica: More than 2 million troops have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Tens of thousands have returned with a bedeviling mix of psychological and cognitive problems. For decades, doctors have … Continue reading

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Obama confidant’s spine-chilling proposal

by Glenn Greenwald for Salon: “In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, [current Obama administration official Cass] Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-”independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online … Continue reading

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Radiation in Massachusetts rainwater likely from Japan

from Reuters: Trace amounts of radioactive iodine linked to Japan’s crippled nuclear power station have turned up in rainwater samples as far away as Massachusetts during the past week, state officials said on Sunday. The low level of radioiodine-131 detected … Continue reading

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G.E.’s strategies let it avoid taxes altogether

by David Kocieniewski in The New York Times. “The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States. Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed … Continue reading

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Losing our way

by Bob Herbert in The New York Times. “So here we are pouring shiploads of cash into yet another war, this time in Libya, while simultaneously demolishing school budgets, closing libraries, laying off teachers and police officers, and generally letting … Continue reading

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UN investigator: Israel engaged in ethnic cleansing

from Reuters through Common Dreams. Israel’s expansion of settlements in East Jerusalem and eviction of Palestinians from their homes there is a form of ethnic cleansing, United Nations investigator Richard Falk said on Monday. [The] continued pattern of settlement expansion … Continue reading

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Further commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist travesty

Today is the 100th anniversary of this tragedy (travesty). Today preservation organizations, historians, artists, and labor activists commemorate the event, which inspired New Deal legislation protecting workers (including Social Security), now under attack. This is an excellent documentary. Of course, … Continue reading

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How the “peaceful atom” became a serial killer

by Chip Ward in Tomgram. Here is Tom Englehardt’s introduction: With the Fukushima nuclear complex still at the edge, the official response here is so bracingly… well, ho-hum. A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official has just offered reassurance that nothing … Continue reading

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Wars should be declared by Congress, not merely launched by Presidents

by John Nichols in The Nation The grotesque extremes to which Muammar Qaddafi has gone to threaten the people of Libya—and to act on those threats—have left the self-proclaimed “king of kings” with few defenders in northern Africa, the Middle … Continue reading

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