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Former NSA Chief Will Work for Wall Street-backed 'Cyber War Council'
Keith Alexander slated to 'facilitate' government-industry effort to combat cyberattacks
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Doctors: TPP Would Trample Access to Medicines
Médecins Sans Frontières warns that lives hang in balance of secret pact
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Corporations 'Citizens'? Then Act Like It
The U.S. Supreme Court this week once again bestowed citizenship on American corporations. A few years back, with the Citizens United decision, the high court declared corporations were essentially people and therefore had First Amendment rights to pump any amount of money they want into election...
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Warning: Corporate Interests Are Not Public Interests
The modern-day conflation of corporate and public interests forms the bedrock of what is likely the most dangerous ideology to afflict humanity. Domestically, it creates a "predator" economic system which disembowels the public domain by creating “new” markets which unnecessarily imperil the public...
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New Campaign Pushes for 'Basic Income Guarantee' in Canada
Activists and academics ask, 'What kind of Canada do you want?'
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Renewable Energy’s About To Dominate Global Power Investments
New report forecasts rise of solar and wind could lead to peak of carbon emissions
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Towards Full Employment and the Democratic Prospect
Despite all the talk about economic recovery, the US remains mired in slow growth and persistent unemployment. That we are far from full employment becomes clear if we recall recent history. During the final months of the Clinton Administration, unemployment dipped below 4% Those on the bottom of...
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Does Capitalism Inevitably Produce Inequalities?
In a recent New York Times op-ed article , Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz theorized that capitalism does not inevitably produce inequalities in wealth. Instead, he argued, today’s inequalities result from policy decisions made by politicians on all sorts of matters that affect people...
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"Free Trade" Champions Betray Us All
Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind has apparently never met a free trade agreement he didn't like. Note it is always a “free trade” agreement, never a “fair trade” agreement. Free trade defines an agreement that has as a first (and sometimes only) priority, the best interests of corporations namely,...
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Needed: A Drastic Economic Transition
The shocking thing about the financial collapse of 2008 is not that Wall Street excesses pushed us into the worst economy crisis since the Depression. It's that the same financial system has been propped back up and that elites are getting richer than ever, while the effects of that collapse are...
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