Monday, October 31, 2011

Christian Groups Make Plans To Protect #OccupyLSX Protesters At St. Paul's Cathedral

Christian Groups Make Plans To Protect #OccupyLSX Protesters At St. Paul's Cathedral -

Spy Boss: Cyber-Attacks Reaching Danger Levels:

Herman Cain’s performance as CEO was rather dismal:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Dylan Ratigan: The politician that raises the most money wins the elections

Alternet reporter: Oakland police has a recent history of brutality and had been under investigation by the federal government.

Alternet reporter: Oakland police has a recent history of brutality and had been under investigation by the federal government prior to the Olsen incident. Occupy

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Exxon profit rises 41 percent, shares rise:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Former Goldman Sachs director surrenders:

Lobbyist on Romney big-money event today in DC: 'Mitt is the guy':

Joe Scarborough: Barack Obama is "owned" by Wall St.

Photo: Woman in wheelchair engulfed in tear gas cloud at Occupy Oakland protest:

Anti-Wall Street demonstrators march in Oakland: Occupy

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Herman Cain's Ridiculous New Campaign Ad (video):

Occupy Wall Street beta tests a new way of living:

Police clear Occupy protesters near Oakland's City Hall:

OccupyIsrael: Tel Aviv: Protest leaders call for 'national strike':

Monday, October 24, 2011

Murdoch's former top man admits payout to reporter:

280,000 Nationwide Teaching Jobs in Danger Following Senate Vote:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Self-described Redneck Party in Tennessee plans to protest Gov. Walker:

Falling for New Neocon Propaganda:

Texas Politicians Fight to Stop Confederate Flag License Plate:

Too Many Guns in too many hands: 1 Killed, 7 Injured in Fort Worth Shooting:

Ron Paul: Taxation is "Theft", "Immoral"

Why Dems are winning the money war:

Occupy Chicago: 130 arrested in city park protest:

GOP candidates would cut federal judges' power:

Demonstrations, Poll Fuel NY Millionaire Tax Push - Long Island Press

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Anti-WalMart Demonstration In Washington - Lez Get Real

Mars Probe Prepared for Launch into Orbit

Accused spy admits affair with ex-MP

Occupy Wall St. Comes to Toms River -

Occupy Augusta members donate to LePage's food drive - Bangor Daily News

Hundreds rally in support of Iranian opposition

Atlanta mayor issues 2nd ultimatum to Occupy Atlanta protesters to leave downtown park or be arrested

Hundreds march across I-5 Bridge - The Columbian

'Occupy' Protesters Form Second London Camp

German Satellite Expected to Hit Earth Sunday - ABC News

Romney says he could back Perry

Libyans urged to unite after death of Gaddafi

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Police in Des Moines Take Different Approach than Iowa City, Arrest ‘#OccupyWallStreet’ Protesters

OccupyWallStreet sympathizers in Indiana take over Statehouse lawn:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Study says collective bargaining helps communities:

Free-Trade Pacts Kill jobs and Labor Rights

This article by David Bacon, appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle:

President Obama broke one of his campaign commitments last week and put up three free-trade agreements for a vote in Congress. Business interests promise they'll bring us jobs. Experience tells us those promises are worthless.

Nineteen years ago, when the North American Free Trade Agreement was before Congress, supporters said it too would create jobs and protect labor rights. Before agreeing to new free-trade treaties with Colombia, South Korea and Panama, Congress should look at the dismal record.

Obama Push for Free Trade Deals "Shows Contempt for Occupy Wall Street"

This commentator gets it right. The article appears in the Huffington Post:

If you thought President Obama's expressions of sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street movement meant he was suddenly going to stand up for "the 99%," think again. Obama has just submitted to Congress the Chamber of Commerce-backed Colombia, Panama, and Korea Free Trade Agreements. And now, thanks to maneuvering by Obama and his business-friendly Chief of Staff William Daley and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, they're on an accelerated schedule in Congress. According to a report in The Hill, they will be voted on Wednesday, where they're expected to pass.

Obama's move is a brazen display of contempt for the Occupy Wall Street movement's calls for jobs, economic, and environmental justice as well as human rights. These trade agreements achieve a rare trifecta of progressive punching: it's hard to imagine a single initiative that at one time could so infuriate anti-corporate activists, labor unions, and environmentalists at the very moment that these disparate movements are finally finding solidarity and support in the streets.

Free Trade Agreement to Become Law Without a Fight

Despite all the marching and protesting, Congress and this President are about to betray the 99% on behalf of the 1%. There was almost nothing said about by the left-wing media that has been so vocal in defense of the rights of working people. Free trade has devastated job creation in America and benefitted corporations that have outsourced our economy. Is it any wonder that Republicans, which opposes everything this President proposes, have supported this FTA. This is an unholy alliance directed at robbing Americans that which they have few of - jobs. And it happened under the very noses of the unions that claim to represent working Americans. This also shows that isn't enough to just march and decry the control Wall St. has over America. We need to stand for and against specific policies that the government is foisting on us:

Congress is expected to approve free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama that have been pending since the presidency of George W. Bush. Supporters of the treaties -- the first completed in the Obama administration -- say the pacts could boost exports by $13 billion a year and foster tens of thousands of American jobs.

The House takes up the three agreements on Tuesday, along with legislation pushed by Obama and Democrats to help workers displaced by foreign trade. Both chambers could sign off on the measures by Wednesday night.

...Opponents argue that the currency sanctions would do little to help the U.S. job market because more expensive Chinese goods would simply be replaced by goods from other low-wage countries such as Vietnam and Bangladesh. They say companies such as Wal-Mart would continue buying Chinese items because they are deeply involved in investment in China, a fast-growing export market.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sharon Waxman, on Reliable Sources: OccupyWallStreet is "organic" and "leaderless" like Arab Spring

There is a strong correlation between corporate investment and jobs created:

Howard Schultz: Defund the politicians, Washington is “Dysfunctional”:

Starbucks' Howard Schultz: Washington is "dysfunctional"; economy is not getting better.

Economist Martin Wolf: We can't have a double-dip recession because we never got out of the first one.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Iraq, siding with Iran, sends essential aid to Syria's Assad - Washington Post

Syrian Security Forces Fire on Kurdish Mourners - Wall Street Journal

Killing of Opposition Leader in Syria Provokes Kurds - New York Times

2 Killed at Funeral for Syria Activist - Voice of America

Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans to give $400 million in taxpayer incentives to a host of corporate giants with a track record of outsourcing American jobs.

Syrian Forces Fire on Funeral, 2 Killed - TIME

Deadly gunfire at funeral of Syrian opposition leader - CNN

2012 politics on docket for high court

Syria security forces 'open fire at Kurd's funeral' - BBC News

Fact Check: Romney misfires on defense

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tavis Smiley: Are blacks too deferential to this President. What is the price? Silence? OccupyWallStreet

Next march: Why not demand a job from Wall Street since they used our tax dollars to create their record profits. OccupyWallStreet

Jeff Madrick on Keith Olbermann's 'Countdown': OWS needs a set of principles/demands to force politicians into action.

U.S. Park Police say second day of "occupation" of FreedomPlaza has been peaceful so far; no arrests. occupydc #o...

Gingrich: I'd ignore Supreme Court if need be

Video: North Korea’s starving children

Syrian forces kill seven protesters - activists

Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy: George W. Bush Redux?

Case Study On How Lobbyists Are Undermining Dodd-Frank

Keith Olbermann: The Obama administration doesn't "really get it" when it comes to OccupyWallStreet

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fewer Workers Insured As More Are Employed Part-Time, Study Finds:

US Turns Blind Eye To Colombia’s Questionable Human Rights Record: OccupyWallStreet OccupyDC

Central America murder rate near crisis point: U.N.

Pat Buchanan: Both Parties to Blame for Exporting Jobs which has Destroyed the Middle Class:

North Korean Children Facing Starvation

Wall Street protests mark 20th day

Giuliani to do ads for nuclear plant near NYC

Unions lend muscle, resources to Wall St. protests - "We're in it together, and we're in it for the long haul.":

Pat Buchanan: Both parties are to blame for exporting American jobs abroad and thus destroying the middle class.

Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list'

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Democrats Resist Colombia Free-Trade Accord on Lack of Worker Protection - Bloomberg

Palin won't run for president in 2012

Cuts to heating assistance could devastate poor Michigan residents

Kaiser: Uninsured overwhelmingly come from working families

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oligarchs' lawsuit hears of 'corrupt' Russia

Boehner dismisses move to punish China on currency

Greece has weeks left before bankruptcy

@HuffPostPol: Rick Perry: Longtime defender of the Confederate flag

The People's Platform - Free Trade Harms America

The People's Platform - Free Trade Harms America

We mustn't remain silent while another free trade agreement passes Congress and destroy millions of more American jobs.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fannie Mae Ignored Foreclosure Misdeeds, Report Says

Patriotic Millionaires Echoes Occupy Wall Street (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Video: Visitors insist Rick Perry's camp had offensive name

Construction spending increased 1.4 percent in August but remains well below healthy levels

Three Berlusconi Aides to Stand Trial for Allegedly Recruiting Women for Prostitution

Jewish Radicals Suspected in Burning of Mosque in Israel

Chris Matthews: Obama is too "debonair." He needs to show more passion.

California solar company makes its way without subsidies

Poll: Half of U.S. says Afghan war not a success

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Free Trade will not help workers in Colombia - Washington Times

Free Trade will not help workers in Colombia

This appears in the pro-right, pro-business Washington Times:

President Obama's recently mentioned that free trade agreements are pending approval in Congress. One of these is with Colombia, South America, the country where I was born and where I lived until I was 21 years old.

From that insiders perspective following is my personal knowledge flavored by my understanding of Colombian culture and politics. I also have definite views of what the Free Market treaties have done to our American economy.

Competing on a non-level playing ground has not been very successful for the American worker. Making goods in a country that has rational economic, labor, and environmental structures is a lot more expensive than in a country that doesn't have them.

This combined with very low labor costs makes competition very hard if not impossible.

Mothers With Depression 'Suffer In Silence'

Sky News:

Up to 35,000 mothers each year in England and Wales are struggling with post-natal depression and not getting the help they need, according to a charity poll.

Panetta Warns Israel Getting More Isolated:

Budget cuts are slowing down U.S. courts:

CIA worker linked to Pakistan deaths held in US after fight:

Albuquerque protesters 'Occupy Wall Street' in New Mexico

Herman Cain: Rick Perry Is 'Insensitive' Toward Black People

U.S. economy protests spread - Video

Reports say Tibetans protest in southwest China

Syrian tanks seize city 'from deserters

Rep. Bachmann missed every House vote in September

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mixed Job Picture When Romney Was Massachusetts Governor

United Auto Workers Overwhelmingly Vote Down Truck Maker Oshkosh's Contract Offer

Despite Anti-Terrorism Success, Obamas 2012 Hopes Still Tied to Economy

Capitol Hills Dysfunction Long in the Making