Christian Groups Make Plans To Protect #OccupyLSX Protesters At St. Paul's Cathedral - http://pulse.me/s/2EP9Z
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Dylan Ratigan: The politician that raises the most money wins the elections
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Alternet reporter: Oakland police has a recent history of brutality and had been under investigation by the federal government.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Joe Scarborough: Barack Obama is "owned" by Wall St.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ron Paul: Taxation is "Theft", "Immoral"
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Saturday, October 22, 2011
Hundreds rally in support of Iranian opposition
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Thousands join NYC protest against corporate greed - San Francisco Chronicle http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNE8b_jCZYA7bMOCL-acbTwmophsxw&url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f%3D/n/a/2011/10/16/national/a011511D41.DTL
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Wall Street Protest Rallies at JPMorgan Branch to Close Accounts - San Francisco Chronicle http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNHU2qSIUFXP320ty00UpnhbVUmy9w&url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f%3D/g/a/2011/10/16/bloomberg_articlesLT4AA607SXKX.DTL
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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Sunday, October 9, 2011
Starbucks' Howard Schultz: Washington is "dysfunctional"; economy is not getting better.
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Economist Martin Wolf: We can't have a double-dip recession because we never got out of the first one.
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Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Central America murder rate near crisis point: U.N.
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Pat Buchanan: Both parties are to blame for exporting American jobs abroad and thus destroying the middle class.
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Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list'
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Chris Matthews: Obama is too "debonair." He needs to show more passion.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011
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.
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Reports say Tibetans protest in southwest China
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