• OXI

    The feverish levels of hysteria emanating from the corporate media fear campaign confirm that the banks, the hedge funds and the rich desperately need Greece to submit to continuing humiliation for their own selfish, greedy ends.

    OXI
  • Here’s How #AgGag Made it Illegal to Expose Abuse at Daycares

    It has dangerous implications for vulnerable groups in every segment of society, which is why it was opposed by AARP, veterans’ groups, and domestic violence organizations.

    Here’s How #AgGag Made it Illegal to Expose Abuse at Daycares
  • The bin Laden death mythology

    The White House’s story of how US special forces hunted down and assassinated arch terrorist Osama bin Laden in his secret lair in Pakistan is unraveling.

    The bin Laden death mythology
  • Austerity not enough to save Greece – leaked IMF documents

    The most optimistic scenario shows that Greece would face an unsustainable debt in 2030 even if it agreed to the package of tax increases and spending cuts proposed by the European commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF in exchange for a five-month €15.5bn loan from its creditors.

    Reuters / Marko Djurica
  • A New Mode of Warfare – The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets

    Financial technocrats were put in place to serve the domestic oligarchy and foreign bondholders. Greece was under financial attack just as deadly as a military attack. Finance is war. That is this week’s lesson.

    And for the first time, debtor countries are realizing that they are in a state of war.

    A New Mode of Warfare – The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets
  • Sixth Great Mass Extinction Event Begins; 2015 on Pace to Become Hottest Year on Record

    Study co-author Paul Ehrlich, a Bing professor of population studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, told Stanford News, “[The study] shows without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event. There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead.”

    An irrigation canal near a parched field in Manteca, California, April 24, 2015. California's drought has made the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta's limited supply of freshwater, which helps feed more than 3 million acres of farmland, a central battle zone between farmers and environmentalists. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
  • Western collusion with Egypt’s reign of terror

    An indication of how this is to play out can be discerned from Monday’s judgment of the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which found that Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), had spied on a number of human rights groups around the world.

    Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour waves as he arrives for a press conference in Berlin on June 23, 2015. German authorities ordered the release of Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, two days after detaining him at the request of his native Egypt in a move that sparked outrage from rights groups. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL
  • Greece – The Way Out

    Greece has a unique opportunity to exit the Eurozone gracefully, head high, telling the troika, especially the fratricidal Brussels gang, that honoring the election commitment to the Greek people is a priority – no more austerity, no more pension cuts, no more privatization of public services and public assets, no more closing of hospitals – for these honorable reasons Greece will exit the Eurozone – not surrender, never surrender. This is not surrender; this is a wise move that will lead Greece into a new and prosperous future.

    Greece – The Way Out
  • Calling All 16-Year-Old Recruits: Get Your Battlefield Casualties Action Man – P.T.S.D., Paralyzed and Dead – Now!

    The UK is the only EU member and one of only nineteen countries worldwide, including North Korea and Iran, that still recruits 16-year-olds, a practice that’s been challenged by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and many other human rights groups. Still, figures released in 2014 show that one of four new recruits there were too young to vote, drink or smoke, but not to die

  • Jailed for Being Broke

    What people forget is that those who’ve merely been charged with crimes aren’t officially guilty yet. And not-yet-guilty people aren’t supposed to go to the hole, except under very narrowly defined sets of circumstances – for flight risks or for threats to the community. It’s certainly not supposed to be a punishment for not having $500.

    Jeff Rivera spent six days in the Tombs, as the Manhattan Detention Complex is known, when he couldn't afford to make bail. Yanina Manolova/AP

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Greek Democracy Is Failing

Greek Democracy Is Failing

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