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OWS and the Power of Creative Protest
Posted on: Nov 25, 2011, Source: The Nation
OWS is a new wave of protest, a direct and significant challenge to the elite who are unaccustomed to such confrontation.
That Didn't Take Long -- Occupy Wall Street Already Being Exploited by Corporate Interests
Posted on: Nov 1, 2011, Source: The Nation
No person, cause, or movement is capable of existing in America for very long before some entrepreneuring pioneer comes along and tries to slap dollar signs on him/her/it.
17-Year-Old Challenges Michele Bachmann on Law Allowing Creationism To Be Taught In Public School Science Classes
Posted on: May 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet
"Louisiana students can't compete with kids across the country and around the world if we're not being taught evolution," said Zack Kopplin, 17.
4 Fantastically Stupid Projects Pushed By Republicans Aiming to Please Their Corporate Masters
Posted on: May 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The narrative that there isn’t enough money isn’t true. In state after state, legislatures are able to find hundreds of millions of dollars to spend on the whims of the rich.
Half a Million People Descended on London to Protest Corporate Tax Dodgers "This Is Economic Treason!"
Posted on: Mar 28, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
As many as 500,000 protesters marched in London on Saturday to protest Britain’s deepest cuts to public spending since World War II.
2/3rds of US Corporations Pay Zero Federal Taxes: US Uncut Movement Builds to Make Them Pay Up
Posted on: Mar 27, 2011, Source: The Nation
From coast-to-coast, more than forty cities joined in a day of action protesting the tax-dodging of massive corporations that they see as the real source of the country's deficit.
Stop Corporate Tax Cheats! U.S. Uncut Movement Goes Global
Posted on: Mar 24, 2011, Source: The Nation
Regardless of nationality, the issue of tax-dodging unifies citizens who bear the brunt of corporate exploitation.
US Uncut: Corporate Tax Dodging Unifies Unlikely Allies -- Like Cops and Protesters
Posted on: Mar 21, 2011, Source: The Nation
For the most part, people agree that rich corporations should pay their share in taxes. "The only people who don’t like it are the bank managers.”
US Uncut -- a Grassroots Uprising Against Corporate Tax Deadbeats
Posted on: Feb 22, 2011, Source: TruthOut.org
Sane Americans are learning the correct history lessons from their brothers and sisters in struggle.
Australia Welcomes Asian Refugees with Detention in For-Profit Jails -- Or by Just Allowing Them to Drown
Posted on: Oct 19, 2010, Source: TruthOut.org
Boat arrivals only make up 5% of Australia's annual humanitarian intake. There are approximately 50,000 "illegal" persons in Australia at any one time and most are British.
Worried the TSA Body Scanners Will Give You Cancer? Don't.
Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet
You'll get more radiation from traveling in an airplane. But there are plenty of other reasons to hate the scanners.
Introducing ChristianChirp, the Evangelical Right's Alternative to Twitter
Posted on: Nov 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet
ChristianChirp.com, which promises to be a "family friendly" site, was founded by a man who claims to have been banned from Twitter for defending Rush Limbaugh.
Republicans Have Decided to Call Anything a Democrat Ever Does or Says "Nazi"
Posted on: Sep 30, 2009, Source: Smirking Chimp
The cause du jour for the Republican Party is to make as many rapid-fire comparisons between the Democrats and the Nazis as humanly possible.
Police Use Painful New Weapon on G20 Protesters
Posted on: Sep 27, 2009, Source: True/Slant
This technology has been deployed in Iraq as an "anti-insurgent weapon" -- it could easily be used as a torture tool.
Racism in America Doesn't Stop with Glenn Beck and His Fans -- It's in Our Health Care Debate Too
Posted on: Sep 18, 2009, Source: True/Slant
As much as white Americans hate to admit it, race issues are always in play, whether we're talking about unequal health care access or Limbaugh's latest rant.
Our New Super-Embassy in Pakistan is a Gross Example of How the U.S. Chooses Security Over Aid
Posted on: May 28, 2009, Source: True/Slant
The construction of mega-embassies syphons aid away from areas that could potentially help stabilize the Middle East.
Hypocrisy, Favoritism and Fear-Mongering: Why the U.S. Position on Nukes is Totally Bankrupt
Posted on: Apr 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Obama says we must expand drone operations in Pakistan lest the Taliban get a nuclear weapon. Pakistani author Tariq Ali tells me this is a joke.
Contaminated Veggies Are the Meat Industryâ€™s Fault
Posted on: Jun 23, 2008, Source: Buffalo Beast
The latest salmonella scare shows that even vegetarians are still at the mercy of the meat industry.
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