MSM: Protests over cloned animals in food chain

(Breitbart) – An animal welfare group on Friday delivered a petition of 7,000 names calling on the government to prevent products from cloned animals entering the food chain.

The petition, delivered by activists wearing “cloned” masks of Prime Minister David Cameron, was hastily organised after news emerged this week that meat from offspring of a cloned cow had entered the food chain.

Written by Compassion for World Farming, the petition called for more openness about food production and expressed concern about the welfare of cloned animals. Read Entire Article

French police use live ammunition against riots over police killings

(WSWS) – Over the last week, two young men were shot and killed while attempting to flee police, in the suburbs of Grenoble and the village of Saint-Aignan in central France. Police have responded to riots provoked by the killings with massive police deployments, firing live ammunition. Continue reading

MSM: CCTV and police abuse of power

(Guardian) – Investigations into the London Gaza protests last year have called into question how CCTV evidence is being used by police Read More Here

MSM: G20 protesters could be hit with sonic guns

(TorontoSun) – The addition of sound cannons to the arsenal available to security forces managing G20 protests comes as no surprise to groups planning to demonstrate in Toronto at next month’s summit.

They say it’s just one more signal amid an unprecedented security operation that dissenting voices are being muzzled.

“We were expecting the use of sound cannons, sound grenades, Tasers, tear gas — they’ve been used in the past against Canadian protesters,” Sharmeen Khan, spokeswoman for the Toronto Community Mobilization Network, said Thursday. Continue reading

Economy

(HuffingtonPost) – The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Mutilated Our Economy

$1,000,000,000,000.00 – As of today, that’s how much we’ve spent just in direct costs so far on the stupid wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Video: Pento Sees `Double-Dip Recession’ in U.S

Michael Pento, chief economist at Delta Global Advisors, talks with Bloomberg’s Margaret Brennan about the outlook for the U.S. economy and investment strategy. Pento says the Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates artificially low and that he sees a “double-dip recession.” Video Link Here

(ComingDepression) – Venezuelan inflation rate hits 30 percent; South American currency planned

“That’s an incredible surge,” Adrian Aguirre, an economist at Caracas-based Bancaribe SA, said in a telephone interview. “The fact that food prices rose by more than 11 percent is something we’ve never seen in the last decade.” Read More Here

(ComingDepression) – The PIIGS are dying: Spain following Greece

“Europe’s top job-creator only two years ago, Spain now has the region’s highest unemployment rate, at just over 20 percent, and is the slowest of the major economies to emerge from the global recession. Meanwhile, the ratings agency dealt a blow to state efforts to shore up confidence in its finances by cutting the country’s rating one notch from AAA to AA plus” Read More Here

(TheComingDepression.net) – New Jersey, Florida, California, Illinois canaries in coalmine

“We [Miami] are not the only city, municipality to be going through this. It looks like Los Angeles sometime next week or the week after will be going bankrupt. It looks like there will be 30 more cities following suit.” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the state is “careening our way toward becoming Greece” and can’t afford the cost of benefits and pensions for current workers. Read More Here

(RollingStone) – Wall Street’s War – Matt Taibi

Congress looked serious about finance reform – until America’s biggest banks unleashed an army of 2,000 paid lobbyists Read More Here

(RawStory) – US House votes quadrupling of per-barrel oil tax

The US House of Representatives on Friday voted to more than quadruple a per-barrel oil tax that fills a special trust fund to pay for damages from major spills like the Gulf of Mexico disaster. Read More Here

(NeithercorpPress) – Warning Signs Of Full Spectrum Collapse Are Everywhere

The sovereign debt crisis in Greece and many other European nations has, at least for the moment, open a gap in the wash of financial disinformation that has prevailed in the mainstream media for the past year. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Geithner offers China vow of greater fiscal discipline – Read More Here

(DailyBell) – EU Spins Out of Control

Euro under new pressure after Spain’s debt rating is downgraded … Markets set to fall after ratings agency Fitch strips Spain of AAA score … French debt rating also threatened, says budget minister Francois Baroin Read More Here

(SafeHaven) – The Looming Financial Holocaust – Is Closer Than We Thought ..

We had expected the broad stockmarket and the resource sector to stabilize and start to recover last week and they did, and while we are likely to see further recovery in the days and perhaps weeks ahead, there have been some ominous developments in the recent past that we would be most unwise to ignore. Read More Here

(MarketOracle) – Gold and Silver Bull Market Progress Report – Read More Here

(MineSet) – The Same Big Fat Greek Problems are Coming to America

We would all like to think the U.S. will not suffer the same problems as Greece. I am talking about drastic spending cuts to just about everything. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – U.S. Inflation to Approach Zimbabwe Level, Faber Says (Update2)

The U.S. economy will enter “hyperinflation” approaching the levels in Zimbabwe because the Federal Reserve will be reluctant to raise interest rates, investor Marc Faber said.

Prices may increase at rates “close to” Zimbabwe’s gains, Faber said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Hong Kong. Zimbabwe’s inflation rate reached 231 million percent in July, the last annual rate published by the statistics office Read More Here

(ExpressCoUK) – RBS REJECTS PROTESTS OVER £1BN BONUS PAYOUT

ROYAL Bank of Scotland will ignore protests and award up to £1 billion in bonuses to its staff next month. The bank will pay out a combined total of between £950 million and £1 billion. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Top German Bankers See Plot To Funnel Bailout Money To French Banks

From the beginning, it’s been clear that the bailout of Greece would be a bailout in large part of French banks, owing in part to the fact that French banks had the biggest exposure.

Yet apparently some top German bankers are alarmed at how things are playing out. Read More Here

(EconomicCollapseBlog) – The U.S. Economic Collapse Top 20 Countdown

So just how bad is the U.S. economy?  Well, the truth is that sometimes it is hard to put into words.  We have squandered the great wealth left to us by our forefathers, we have almost totally dismantled the world’s greatest manufacturing base, we have shipped millions of good jobs overseas and we have piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of mankind.  We have taken the greatest free enterprise economy that was ever created and have turned it into a gigantic house of cards delicately balanced on a never-ending spiral of paper money and debt.  For decades, all of this paper money and debt has enabled us to enjoy the greatest party in the history of the world, but now the bills are coming due and the party is nearly over.

In fact, things are already so bad that you can pick almost every number and find a corresponding statistic that shows just how bad the economy is getting.

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MSM: Thai Protests – Violence Erupts In Bangkok

See Also: (TimesOnline) – Death toll rises as anti-government protests escalate in Thailand – Read More Here

“We are being surrounded. We are being crushed. The soldiers are closing in on us. This is not a civil war yet, but it’s very, very cruel,” Weng Tojirakarn, a protest leader, told The Associated Press.
(HuffingtonPost) – Thai troops fired bullets at anti-government protesters, and explosions thundered in the heart of Bangkok on Friday as an army push to clear the streets and end a two-month political standoff sparked clashes that have killed eight and wounded 101.

As night fell, booming explosions and the sound of gunfire rattled around major intersections in the central business district. Local TV reported that several grenades hit a shopping center and elevated-rail station. Plumes of black smoke hung over the neighborhood as tires burned in eerily empty streets while onlookers ducked for cover. Continue reading

Economy

(CNBC) – Video: Jim Rogers, Stock Plunge is Just the Beginning! – Video Link Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Fed Set to Go Nuke to Help Bailout Europe

Needless to say this is complete and utter madness. It is extremely inflationary on a global scale.What’s more, outside of banksters, no one in America will benefit from this move. Every one in America will suffer from the ultimate inflationary consequences. Read More Here

(WashingtonTimes) – Stock market time bomb?

Even the world’s most savvy stock-market giants (e.g., Warren E. Buffett) have warned over the past decade that derivatives are the fiscal equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) – potentially lethal. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Was the Market Pushed? – Danny Schechter

The Wall Street Journal headline on the day after we almost lost the U.S. stock market reported that the wise men on the Street were “baffled” by the big drop Thursday. The Financial Times called the event “Shambolic” as if only a shaman can decode it. Read More Here

(ZNet) – Can the Euro be Saved? – Joseph Stiglitz

The Greek financial crisis has put the very survival of the euro at stake. At the euro’s creation, many worried about its long-run viability. When everything went well, these worries were forgotten. But the question of how adjustments would be made if part of the eurozone were hit by a strong adverse shock lingered. Fixing the exchange rate and delegating monetary policy to the European Central Bank eliminated two primary means by which national governments stimulate their economies to avoid recession. What could replace them? Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Second Wave of the Financial Tsunami – Matthias Chang

I wrote on 23rd November 2009:
“The wave is gathering force and is most likely to hit the global economy between the first and second quarter of 2010. Count on it… The US economy will be spiraling out of control in the coming months and will reach a critical point by the end of the 1st quarter 2010 and implode by the 2nd quarter.” Read More Here

(InternationalForecaster) – Sovereign Debt Crisis: Washington Complicit in Massive Financial Fraud on Wall Street – Bob Chapman

It was 7 years ago we said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were bankrupt. Most everyone within the beltway knew it, but no one would say anything about it. This as it now turns out they were the poster companies, which led to sovereign debt problems, but also showed that they were involved in massive fraud over several years and many in Washington knew it. Earnings were fabricated in order to create conditions, so that the officers could collect millions of dollars in bonuses. Part of this scam was engineered by Goldman Sachs, which pushed more than $100 million in earnings into future years. Earnings were structured so that they justified larger payouts for executives. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Shadow Inventory – A “Lost Decade” Ahead For Housing – Mike Whitney

In its effort to rescue the housing market, the Obama administration has created a Frankensystem which neither allows the market to clear nor solves the intractable social problems of lost equity and foreclosure. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – $18M Being Spent to Redesign Recovery.gov Web Site

For those concerned about stimulus spending, the General Services Administration sends word tonight that $18 million in additional funds are being spent to redesign the Recovery.gov Web site. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Americans Have Been Bailing Out Foreign Banks for Years … And We’re Getting Ready To Do It Again

As the Wall Street Journal points out, the Federal Reserve might open up its “swap lines” again to bail out the Europeans: Read More Here

(AFP) – Britain says it will not back European bailout fund

Britain said on Sunday that it will refuse to underwrite a European Union bailout fund worth some 60 billion euros that finance ministers want to agree at emergency talks in Brussels. Read More Here

(BullFax) – Goodbye, stimulus. Hello, state budget cuts

Think states have made deep spending cuts? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Read More Here

(NoWorldSystem) – Video: Bilderberg Manipulated Stock Market Crash

Many theories have sprung up in regards to what exactly happened on Thursday that would cause a 1,000 point drop in the DOW. Some say that it was a computer or human error that caused the trillion-dollar collapse, but few have theorized the possibility of an engineered collapse that would purposefully create more instability in the United States.

Here’s CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo calling the crash in the DOW a manipulated event.

“That is ridiculous”, Bartiromo replied. “I mean this really sounds like market manipulation to me. This is outrageous.”Video Link Here

(Telegraph) – British taxpayers ordered to bail out euro

Britain faces paying out billions of pounds under a European Union deal intended to prevent another financial crisis like the one in Greece. Read More Here

(CharlieVLog) – Video: JOBS SCAM – Quick -We Need Some Good News – View Video Here

(CharlieVLog) – Video: Time Is Running Out

(Solari) – The Biggest 2010 Health Care Act Change You Never Heard About – Catherine Austin Fitts Blog

Is the goal to so overload small business with compliance costs that you put them out of business? We think so. They will not succeed, but add this to a long list of economic hits from Washington in 2010. Read More Here

(Reuters) – 39 pct of Greeks plan to take part in protests-poll

A large majority of Greeks oppose austerity measures agreed by the government in exchange for financial aid and 39 percent say they are ready to participate in protests against the cuts, a poll showed on Saturday. Read More Here

(VisionVictoryVlog) – Video: Breaking News! Greekman Brothers Moment, Shady Reporting by the BLS exposed, and the Dow Jones Continue reading

Video: Greece riots – 100,000 fight against harsh cuts in Athens financial crisis protests

See Also:

(CNN) – Video: Greece Descends Into CHAOS! – Video Link Here

(BusinessInsider) – Pictures Of The Most Violent Greek Riot Yet – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Greece: Poverty and Social Implosion in the Wake of the Financial Bailout

“This is not our debt, but we are being made to pay for it,” said one angry Greek worker, explaining why he like thousands of other Greeks are taking to the streets in protest at their country’s bail-out plan. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Deadly Greek Bank Fire Blamed on Opposition to IMF Austerity

How to discredit growing opposition to “austerity” measures? Kill a few people. It looks like this may be what happened in Greece today. Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Greeks begin two-day strike as banking system is saved from meltdown

Greek public sector workers today began a 48-hour national strike that is a first test of the Government’s ability to enact new austerity measures agreed with the EU and IMF in return for billions of euros in aid. Read More Here

Film: Camp Fema – American Lockdown

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The Corporate Lobbyists Behind the Tea Parties

(NWOTruth) – Anyone who has watched Fox News of late has seen them talking about the April 15 “tea party” demonstrations, which they take pains to characterize as a spontaneous grassroots uprising against government spending that they are simply “covering.” Continue reading

More Tyranny Plus More Taxes Equals More Protests – Chuck Norris

(TownHall) – As early as 1733, Colonial frustrations were felt against the British Parliament via the Molasses Act. Indignation grew over the decades, erupting in 1764, when Parliament enacted the Sugar Act and the Currency Act. But it was not until 1765, when Parliament levied the first direct tax upon the Colonies via the Stamp Act, that larger protests permeated all 13 Colonies. And though that tax was repealed in 1766, the appeasement was short-lived. Parliament passed the Townshend Acts beginning in 1767, placing a tax on a number of essential goods, including paper and tea — something which, in turn, led to the Boston Massacre in 1770, the Boston Tea Party in 1773, the Intolerable Acts and the First Continental Congress in 1774 and, of course, the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Continue reading

Infoshop Anarchists Plan to Disrupt April 15 Tea Party Protests

(KurtNimmo) – It is hardly surprising “anarchists” (now synonymous in many instances with government agents provocateurs) are calling for “crashing” Tea Party events. Government ops masquerading as anti-government activists often attack the real folks who oppose the government. Governments have run such false flag operations since time immemorial. Continue reading

MSM: Thailand braced for huge demonstrations as protesters seek to bring down Government

(TimesOnline) – Up to 50,000 security personnel were deployed in and around Bangkok yesterday to prevent demonstrators paralysing the city this weekend and toppling the Government. Continue reading

Economy

(WSJ) – Greeks Brace for More Strikes, Protests

Escalating strikes and street protests this week will test the Greek government’s ability to see through its austerity strategy. Despite fears of social unrest, most Greeks appear to accept that severe budget cuts are inevitable in the face of the country’s debt crisis. Read More Here

(PressTV) – UK civil servants plan massive strike

Up to 270,000 civil servants are to strike for 48 hours across the UK, in what will be the biggest industrial action by the sector in two decades. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Fed To Keep Bank Oversight

The Federal Reserve has won its battle to maintain singular regulatory oversight of America’s major financial institutions, the Financial Times reported Sunday night. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – State Tax Revenues Plummet By $87 Billion, Biggest Year Over Year Decline In History; Record State Tax Hikes In Progress

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a report “State Tax Changes in Response to the Recession” in which the center notes that “national recession has had such a devastating effect on state finances that states took in $87 billion less in tax revenue from October 2008 through September 2009 than they collected in the previous 12 months. Read More Here

(Gothamist) – NY Soda Tax: Ready to Pop

In NY state, Big Gulps are poised to become the new cigarettes. Health officials say they’re ready to instate a tax on fizzy drinks that contribute to obesity rates; they want to charge an extra cent for every ounce of sugary soda (diet sodas are exempt since they contain no calories). Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – ‘On the Edge’ Banks Face Writedowns on FDIC Auctions (Correct)

A Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. plan to auction more than $1 billion in assets seized from failed banks next month, including a loan to build a W Hotel in Atlanta, may trigger writedowns that weaken lenders nationwide. Read More Here

(PressTV) – China ready to say goodbye to dollar

The head of China’s Central Bank has declared that the country is ready to end pegging its currency in dollars, but said that any changes would be gradual. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Indonesian Mob Wants Blood After Treasury Secretary Spends A Fortune Bailing Out Banks

Tensions are high in Indonesia as it appeared that a months-long investigation into the $700 million bailout of Bank
Century will end without prosecution of the country’s finance minister and vice president. Read More Here

(CounterPunch) – The Untouchable Budget – Defense Department, Inc.

President Obama called his $3.8-trillion budget a big step in restoring America’s economic health. Last year he promoted TARP, the Troubled Assets Relief Program to bail out the financial sector at a mere $700 billion. Anyone – even billionaire bankers — can make mistakes that wreak ruin on the rest of us! Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Northern Rock still in red for third year running with £400m losses

Northen Rock made multi-million pound losses for a third year running in 2009, the nationalised lender will reveal this week. Read More Here

(CSMonitor) – Robber barons? Meet robber TARP

The federal government’s TARP program was a cover for a massive income transfer from the productive to the unproductive classes in society. Read More Here

(EpochTimes) – U.S., China In Chess Game Over Debt

Last month, the U.S. Treasury Dept. revealed that China sold a record amount of Treasury bonds last December, raising a question over how China—a top hold of U.S. debt—could potentially alter the fortune of the U.S. economy. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – To Hell In A Handbasket

I live in New York. To say that the politics of my state are dysfunctional would be like saying that Adolph Hitler could sometimes be not such a nice fellow. It’s all true, of course. It just doesn’t do just justice to the scope of the crimes committed. Read More Here

(BusinessWeek) – Failed Banks May Get Pension-Fund Backing as FDIC Seeks Cash – Read More Here

(RGJ) – Nevada lawmakers’ reliance on temporary fixes creates $3 billion hole – Read More Here

(Freep) – Bleak future predicted for Michigan schools

Michigan public schools will lay off thousands of employees and more than 100 districts could be insolvent if the state doesn’t find a way to plug a $400-per-pupil funding shortfall in funding next year. Read More Here

(EclippTV) – How Goldman Sachs (Rothschild’s) took over the world

Well they are the most powerful firm on Wallstreet but actually they are an outlet of the Rothschild’s who have spread their power under different names into this century and the prior one. They create new entities to hide the web the have created of which the Bilderberger is one and Soros is another. The 30 mil. think tank I wrote about in an earlier post is the brain of the Obama administration and his closest advisers are all from the Rothshild boys from RUBIN, SUMMERS, VOLCKER and second tier next generation breed like Geithner. Emanuel and many more. Read More Here

MSM: Coast-to-coast double-digit college tuition hikes

(MSNBC) – As students around the country anxiously wait for college acceptance letters, their parents are sweating the looming tuition bills at public universities. Continue reading

MSM: China protests US arms sales, warns of ‘serious’ impact

(Breitbart) – China on Friday protested the US decision to sell 6.4 billion dollars in weapons to Taiwan and warned of “serious” damage to relations and cooperation with Washington. Read More Here

Israeli Prohibitions Against Free Expression and “Enemy Alien” Contacts

Adalah is the legal center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel advocating on their behalf in a nation affording rights only to Jews. In September 2009, its report titled “Prohibited Protest” exposed how Israel’s law enforcement authorities restricted free expression protests against Operation Cast Lead. Continue reading

Obama 2011 Coup Game Lists Malkin, Beck, Limbaugh as Patriots

“A new online computer game attempts to capitalize on the current strain of right-wing paranoia and activism, embodied by Glenn Beck’s televised blustering and the Tea Party protests, by allowing players to inhabit a world of the near-future that represents a conservative nightmare,” writes Eric Sorensen for The Huffington Post. Continue reading

Venezuela, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador: Media Lies and “Oversights”

It may be useful to assess the dangers of the systematically hostile attitude of the overwhelming majority of major European and North American media companies in relation to the current events taking place in Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela. This hostility is only matched by an embarrassed, complicit silence with regard to those involved in the putsch in Honduras or the repression enacted by the Peruvian army against the indigenous populations of the Amazon. Continue reading

MSM: Peru Indian tribes join forces to fight off Amazon sale to oil companies

(Times) – They emerged from the thick, green jungle clenching their spears: a long file of barefoot chiefs and elders, their faces painted with their tribal markings and crowns of red, blue and yellow parrot feathers. Continue reading

Robocops Come to Pittsburgh …and bring the latest weaponry with them

No longer the stuff of disturbing futuristic fantasies, an arsenal of “crowd control munitions,” including one that reportedly made its debut in the U.S., was deployed with a massive, overpowering police presence in Pittsburgh during last week’s G-20 protests. Continue reading

The Mainstream Media’s Denial of Legitimacy

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is true in the physical world, and even if you cannot clearly see how it applies in the social world, the fact cannot be denied that every action taken by a person or group of people has the potential for negative consequences. A book written, a news program aired, a video filmed, a law enacted, a precedent set, all of these, no matter how benign the intent, have the potential to, and often do, affect our society, and therefore the lives of all, in various ways. Continue reading

Video: Employees protest vaccination orders

(Fox) –  St. Petersburg General Hospital lab assistant Pat Putman has already received a seasonal flu vaccination and will also get the H1N1 flu shot when it is available. Continue reading

Swine flu shot protests may be the next Tea Party

If Trends Research Institute Director Gerald Celente is right another volley may have been fired in what he is calling the “Second American Revolution.” Continue reading

Robocops Come to Pittsburgh …and bring the latest weaponry with them

No longer the stuff of disturbing futuristic fantasies, an arsenal of “crowd control munitions,” including one that reportedly made its debut in the U.S., was deployed with a massive, overpowering police presence in Pittsburgh during last week’s G-20 protests. Continue reading

Permission?

Article One – The Constitution of the United States
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Forty five words that grant the public their rights under the Constitution, to speak freely or to peaceably assemble to protest the illegal excesses of this government. Yet to do this we are “REQUIRED” to ask “PERMISSION” from the same people that we are protesting against? Continue reading

Video: Larry King Interviews Ahmadinejad about Protest Violence

(CNN) – They discuss the election protests in Iran and Ahmad compares them to the protest in Pittsburgh(G20) – September 25, 2009 Continue reading

Video: Russia Today – 9/11 Truth Revolution

(9-14-09) – 9/11 truth protests fill New York on the 8th anniversary of the worst tragedy in America’s modern history. RT’s Anastasia Churkina follows the hundreds of people who are still not getting the answers they want. Continue reading

Pictures of The Estimated Two Million People at the Washington Protests

I was there, and I say more than ever~God Bless America…Keep up the fight, there are millions out there that feel just as we do…It was awesome, I no longer feel alone in our fight to ‘ TAKE AMERICA BACK’  OVER 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE, IS THAT AWESOME OR IS THAT AWESOME… VIRGINIA BROOKS

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Precariously We Stand: On The Edge Of Revolt – A Thoughtful Appraisal Concerning The Possibility Of Violent Revolution In America

I find it interesting the Department of Homeland Security deems it necessary to warn of rightwing extremists, as they ignore the fact of leftwing extremism. As a point of fact, making its rounds within the United States is a little book titled The Coming Insurrection. From the product description on Amazon: Continue reading

This Isn’t Reform, It’s Robbery

Percentage change since 2002 in average premiums paid to large US health-insurance companies: +87%
Percentage change in the profits of the top ten insurance companies: +428%
Chances that an American bankrupted by medical bills has health insurance: 7 in 10 Continue reading

MSM: Obama tacitly backs military’s takeover of Honduran democracy

(SacBee) – President Obama is making a big mistake in coddling the dictatorship in Honduras, and putting his administration at odds with the rest of the hemisphere. It also looks terrible to the world that his government so easily abandons its professed commitment to democracy and the rule of law. Continue reading

“Manufactured Protests” Myth Starts To Crack

The media created myth that the town hall protests raging across the country are artificially manufactured is starting to crack, as the public takes the press to task for parroting the erroneous talking point that the demonstrations are the work of lobbyists and Republican organizations, and that they are fostered by underlying racism. Continue reading

Martial Law Under the Cover of Bush Era Quarantine Regulations

It didn’t fly under Bush, but it might under Obama. “The Obama administration is quietly dusting off an effort to impose new federal quarantine regulations, which were vigorously resisted by civil liberties organizations and the airline industry when the rules were first proposed by the Bush administration nearly four years ago,” reports Politico. Continue reading

Could the great recession lead to a great revolution?

(Yahoo) – For the first time in generations, people are challenging the view that a free-market order – the system that dominates the globe today – is the destiny of all nations. The free market’s uncanny ability to enrich the elite, coupled with its inability to soften the sharp experiences of staggering poverty, has pushed inequality to the breaking point. Continue reading

Prepare to Disengage

During the Vietnam War, GI dissent was both documented and nurtured by a slew of underground GI newspapers. Papers like “Up Against the Bulkhead,” “Harass the Brass” and “About Face” were mimeographed and passed from base to base, hand to hand. These bold, clever, ragtag papers gave voice to the soldiers’ rage against the injustices of the military and offered advice on everything from filing for conscientious-objector status to organizing anti-war protests. Continue reading

MSM: UK embassy official accused of fomenting mass protests in Tehran

(Guardian) – A detained British embassy employee in Tehran is to be put on trial as the supposed orchestrator of the mass protests that followed last month’s bitterly disputed Iranian presidential election, despite Britain’s insistence that the charges against him are false. Continue reading

The Mousavi campaign in Iran and the lessons of past “color revolutions”

The political movement of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, named the “Green Wave” due to its campaign color, has striking parallels with the US-backed “color revolutions” in the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Ukraine. Continue reading

MSM: Mousavi labelled ‘US agent’ as Iran charges UK official

(Guardian) – The stakes over Iran’s disputed presidential election were raised dramatically yesterday, after a powerful regime hardliner denounced Mir Hossein Mousavi, the candidate officially declared to have lost, as an American agent and demanded that he undergo a public trial. Continue reading