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Sen. Sanders: Wall Street CEOs are the 'Faces of Class Warfare'
Incredulous that Wall Street investment bankers and billionaire CEOs have descended on Washington in the midst of ongoing budget talks to tell Americans that they should "lower their expectations" when it comes to the security of their retirement and future health care, Vermont Senator Bernie...
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It's The New Economy, Stupid
Most progressives have long embraced a clear alternative to the conservative story that prosperity flows best from a “free market” unfettered by government regulation and taxes. The standard progressive response: government incentives and spending are essential to spur the creation of jobs, and...
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CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts, Tax Breaks
WASHINGTON—The corporate CEOs who have made a high-profile foray into deficit negotiations have themselves been substantially responsible for the size of the deficit they now want closed. The companies represented by executives working with the Campaign To Fix The Debt have received trillions in...
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After The Flood: Requiem for a Friend, Death Knell for a Dying Paradigm
So much has been lost to the hubris and cupidity inherent to the hyper-industrialization and commercial hustler that defines the Anthropocene Epoch. To take it all in, to allow oneself to feel the full implications of the dire situation, of the ecocide and humanity lost to endless war and economic...
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Greece Is Ripe for Radical Change
The latest draconian austerity measures imposed on the Greek people can be a catalyst to bring about the end of the old system
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10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America
The Fix the Debt coalition is using the so-called "fiscal cliff" to push the same old corporate agenda of more tax breaks while shifting the burden on to the rest of us.
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On Obama and 'Too Big To Fail' Banks: A Brief Response
The new issue of Rolling Stone features an in-depth interview with President Obama . An interview with a sitting president is always an intense experience for any news outlet, but in this case the Obama interview offered us an additional surprise. When asked a question about financial regulation,...
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Pacific Island Sets Renewable Energy Record
Tokelau, a small Polynesian territory in the central Pacific, has surpassed the rest of the world in replacing fossil fuels and raised the benchmark of achievement on sustainable development. Located north of Samoa, the three atolls, home to 1,411 people, will claim a world record when they switch...
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Seed Freedom: A Call To End Corporate Control
Vandana Shiva's group, Navdanya, issues call to action in support of food security, seed sovereignty in new report
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Civil Society Organizations Say… "Flush the TP…P!”
No, it really was not a rallying cry for sanitation—but rather the “TP..P” stands for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement , and the call was made by hundreds of non-profits, labor unions and family farm groups on September 9 at the site of the closed-door trade negotiations in Leesburg, VA. How...
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