Monthly Archives: August 2012

Justice Department Closes the Book on CIA Torture and Deaths in Custody | Alternet

A sad day for justice: The Justice Department has closed a probe on Bush-era torture and killings by CIA agents, and has decided against prosecuting anyone. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that the Justice Department “declined prosecution … Continue reading

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Ike Was Right! by The Globalist – The Globalist

It’s an old story: the few take advantage of the many. In the name of making the world better or safer, elites capture the government and end up killing the goose that lays the golden egg. The United States is … Continue reading

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Romney and the Republican Memory Hole | OurFuture.org

Mitt was successful at the very form of capitalism that has hollowed out America’s middle class, racked up trillions in foreign debt, crushed unions and shipped jobs abroad. Its result was that workers no longer share in the rising profits … Continue reading

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Six Worst Lies in Paul Ryan’s Speech

His speech was riddled with false claims, so much so that even Fox News wrote, “To anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number … Continue reading

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Women Who Love Republicans Who Hate Them | The Nation

Ladies, I doubt you read The Nation, but I’m going to say it anyway: The Republican Party is not your friend! It does not respect you or even like you. Rush Limbaugh thinks women who use birth control are sluts … Continue reading

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Fantasy Women of the GOP | The Nation

To Republicans, women exist parenthetically—pesky asides that occasionally require some lip service. It’s why Paul Ryan can describe rape as a “method of conception” without batting an eye, dismiss criticisms about the term “forcible rape” by saying it was “stock … Continue reading

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Money in Politics: Where Is the Outrage? | Common Dreams

A radical minority of the super-rich has gained ascendency over politics, buying the policies, laws, tax breaks, subsidies, and rules that consolidate a permanent state of vast inequality by which they can further help themselves to America’s wealth and resources. … Continue reading

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‘Massacre’: Scores of Amazon Indigenous Tribe Members Killed by Miners | Common Dreams

“This is another appalling tragedy for the Yanomami – heaping crime upon crime. All Amazonian governments must stop the rampant illegal mining, logging and settlement in indigenous territories. It inevitably leads to massacres of Indian men, women and children. The … Continue reading

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Beneath Melting Antarctica, Powerful Greenhouse Gas Lurks | Common Dreams

According to Bloomberg: “The concentration of methane in the atmosphere rose 0.28 percent to 1,808 parts per billion in 2010, the highest since records began, the UN said in November. Scientists including James Hansen have said the decline of Arctic … Continue reading

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Iran’s Khamenei Calls for ‘Nuclear Free Middle East’ | Common Dreams

Yeah, Israel. How about a nuclear-free Middle East? Iran’s Khamenei Calls for ‘Nuclear Free Middle East’ | Common Dreams.

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