Monthly Archives: December 2011

U.S. Officials Holding Secret Talks With the Taliban in Qatar – The Daily Beast

U.S. Officials Holding Secret Talks With the Taliban in Qatar – The Daily Beast. FYI: The U.S. Government had no problem with the Taliban when they were just blowing up Buddhist monuments and oppressing women. It wasn’t until they refused … Continue reading

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The Party Line, Nuclear Style | Truthout

As we close out 2011, readers of this space will likely not be surprised to hear the following: The crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility continues and continues to poison the planet; Accidents and events at nuclear reactors across … Continue reading

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Urging Obama to Stop Rush to Iran War | Truthout

A torrent of war propaganda against Iran is flooding the American political scene as U.S. neocons and Israeli hardliners see an opening for another war in the Middle East, a momentum that ex-CIA analysts Ray McGovern and Elizabeth Murray urge … Continue reading

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3.5 Million Homeless and 18.5 Million Vacant Homes in the US | Occupy America

Since 2007, banks have foreclosed around eight million homes. It is estimated that another eight to ten million homes will be foreclosed before the financial crisis is over. This approach to resolving one part of the financial crisis means many, … Continue reading

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Leasing Through the Back Door: The Private Financing of “Public” Prisons | NationofChange

Leasing Through the Back Door: The Private Financing of “Public” Prisons | NationofChange. For-Profit prisons are a recipe for disaster.

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That Was Fast — After Only 24 Hours, Verizon Cancels “Convenience Fee” Following Customer Revolt | AlterNet

Reading through the rules, they seemed to be primarily designed as a way to screw customers, and especially customers who pay bills via credit card—unless they visited the store or signed up for automatic payments, in which case they could … Continue reading

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Wiretap Suits OKd Against US, Not Telecoms | Common Dreams

In a pair of decisions, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a 2008 law immunizing AT&T and other companies for their roles in wiretapping calls to alleged foreign terrorists, but revived a suit that accused … Continue reading

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2011 “Are You Serious?” Awards | Common Dreams

2011 “Are You Serious?” Awards | Common Dreams. End of the year wrap-up of absurdities.

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Fighting the Good Fight | Common Dreams

Call it the American dream, the American promise or the American way. Whatever term you use, it is imperiled, and worth fighting for. It is that basic, deeply patriotic emotion that I believe is finding expression — bottom-up, small-d democratic … Continue reading

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Report: Occupier Kept Off Flight Home for Christmas for Carrying “Anarchist” Literature | AlterNet

Ya gotta be kidding: A protester associated with Occupy London was barred from boarding his flight home to Malaga for Christmas because he was carrying “anarchist” literature, according to a report in the U.K. newspaper The Independent. The demonstrator was … Continue reading

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