Monthly Archives: October 2011

Michael Moore: “There’s No Turning Back!” | Truthout

Michael Moore: “Ten years after 9/11, the majority of Americans realise who the real terrorists are. They are the people who, who create policies and who do things that literally do kill people. …Nearly 45,000 Americans die every year simply … Continue reading

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Arms Industry Gave $1.1 Million to Super Committee Members | Common Dreams

WASHINGTON – October 31 – Ten years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq has added billions to the bankrolls of America’s military contractors. Now, with deep national budget cuts almost certain, the arms industry is hoping that its reliable generosity … Continue reading

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It’s the 1% Doctrine, Stupid | Common Dreams

When 75% of the people support raising taxes on the rich, but their elected “representatives” won’t represent them, what else can people do, but take their grievances to the streets? And this is no isolated case: on issue after issue, … Continue reading

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Supercommittee of the One Percent Won’t Even Think of Taxing Wall Street | Truthout

Supercommittee of the One Percent Won’t Even Think of Taxing Wall Street | Truthout. “While whacking our parents and grandparents with a big cut in Social Security benefits apparently draws bipartisan support, the supercommittee will not even score a plan … Continue reading

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A $60 Billion Down Payment On The Essentials For Economic Renewal | OurFuture.org

A $60 Billion Down Payment On The Essentials For Economic Renewal | OurFuture.org. Never mind the unemployed. Never mind our crumbling infrastructure. The Republicans aren’t going to let anything pass that might help the country before the 2012 election.

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WaPo Front-Page Journalistic Malpractice on Social Security Draws Backlash | FDL News Desk

As the article notes the trust fund currently holds $2.6 trillion in government bonds, so it is nowhere close to being unable to pay benefits. The whole point of building up the trust fund was to help cover costs at … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Allow People to Take Over” | OurFuture.org

How telling a remark. In Mr. McCrory’s world power resides where it is supposed to – in money and those who control it – politicians and political parties, corporations and lobbyists, wealthy special interests – but certainly NOT in the … Continue reading

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What States Are Doing To Restrict Voting Rights | ThinkProgress

Perhaps the most nefarious legislation to pop up in states over the past year have been new laws intended to make it more difficult for people to vote. In an unprecedented move, Republican-controlled legislatures have passed a wide range of … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: New York Police Sending Drunks to Zuccotti Park? | AlterNet

Occupy Wall Street: New York Police Sending Drunks to Zuccotti Park? | AlterNet. If you need a way to increase problems and discredit the Occupy Wall Street crowd at Zuccotti Park in New York City, what do you do? According … Continue reading

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Call Congress TODAY | Strengthen Social Security

Call Congress TODAY | Strengthen Social Security. We need to speak up now. Call your Senator at 1-866-251-4044 TODAY and tell them: I want the Supercommittee to stand with the 99%, not the 1%. That means opposing any and all … Continue reading

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