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Though House Speaker John Boehner initially voiced support for NSA programs of dubious constitutionality, it seems the ground is shifting underneath his feet as pressure builds within the House GOP Caucus to allow a vote on legislation to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans.
An academic study released by an economist from the University of Massachusetts found that one of the scare tactics used by both federal and state lawmakers for not raising taxes and instead cutting back funding of public works and social services is based on a falsity.
Trickle-up economics teaches that helping the 99% eventually helps the Oligarchs. And if it doesn't work, at least we helped the 99%.
A limited hunt of gray wolves has gotten underway in the Upper Peninsula(UP), after years of delays due to lawsuits brought by environmental groups. For years farmers and hunters have complained about wolves preying on livestock and attacking deer.
This is the season of death, when we celebrate the dying of the sun with an orgiastic burst of consumption and environmental destruction. This is the season of rebirth when we spend time with loved ones and reach out to help others we don’t know. Now would be an appropriate time to come to grips with public murder and make a public investment in peace.
GoldieBlox withdrew their preemptive Fair Use lawsuit against the Beastie Boys. That was a smart move, since the odds were not looking good for the Silicon Valley toy company: They had used the band’s name as well as their music without permission
This is a film based on the book "Death of the Liberal Class" by journalist and Pulitzer prize winner, Chris Hedges. It charts the rise of the Corporate State, and examines the future of obedience in a world of unfettered capitalism, globalisation, staggering inequality and environmental change.
In writing my last diary on climate change, I was advised that “if you’re not working on solutions you’re just spinning wheels.” I am not going to name the author of this comment — this is not a call-out diary. But I will say that it is indeed important that we continue our work on climate change. Show More Summary
Well, here we are, the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the shopping season is upon us. Of course, some stores have had Christmas decorations up since before Halloween. Remember when the shopping and calendar years had distinct seasons?...Show More Summary
In the 1960’s and 1970’s, important books about poverty and hunger were commonplace and were widely-discussed parts of popular culture. These books even helped change policy. Michael Harrington's 1962 classic, The Other America: Poverty...Show More Summary
Spending this weekend with my family I've realized the timing of Thanksgiving is very awkward. As a country we have basically two big family holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and they are only a month apart.
The Portland, Oregon gamer community PDXLAN donated 37,500 lbs of food to a local charity to feed the homeless. The gamers hold parties three times a year where people from all over the country gather to game in real life. The meet-ups involve a charitable aspect, raising funds for groups American Red Cross, Smile Train and Child’s Play. Show More Summary
Protests planned by current and former Walmart Associates and a coalition anchored by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UCFW) were held at various Walmart locations across the United States. Over 110 arrested were arrested while engaging in civil disobedience.
Pope Francis has a few interesting words on the joy of the gospel, juxtaposed with the joy of The Market. He throws around phrases like "no to the new idolatry of money" and "the worship of the ancient golden calf has returned." He uses...Show More Summary
I hope those of us who are not struggling to feed ourselves and our families during the holidays can manage a small contribution to help those who are.
It turned out that the ordinary Russians had good reason to hate perestroika: It was killing them.
This was an unusual year since Hanukkah coincided with Thanksgiving creating Thanksgivukkah. So to celebrate, here's Adam Sandler's classic, "The Hanukkah Song (v. 1)".
- The U.S. has extended Iranian sanction waivers to a few countries - In El Salvador, there exists memory and repression - “Techies vs. NSA: Encryption arms race escalates” - “DHS agent cites private medical history to deny disabled Canadian woman entry to U.S.”
It was the summer of 1990 and I was in the cast of a local production of The Music Man in Ft. Lauderdale. Jane was hired to play the part of Mrs. Paroo as a guest artist. Our producer had asked me to be Jane’s personal escort and chauffeur for the several weeks we would be together. Show More Summary