By Andre Damon. Republished from WSWS. [Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/42931449@N07/] This week, the news in the United States will be dominated by the Friday, March 1 deadline for the so-called “sequester” to take effect, triggering $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts in 2013. Whatever the outcome of the political theatrics in advance of the deadline, the [...]
By Tom Burghardt of Antifascist Calling… A Senate proposal claiming to “protect” Americans’ email privacy from unwarranted secret state intrusions “has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law,” CNET revealed. As provisions of the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) are “updated” to better reflect the insatiable needs [...]
By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD [Aerial photo by The Star-Ledger.] In his presidential re-election winning comments on November 6 at Chicago, President Obama reclaimed his moral and intellectual conscience to state that he “will be open to change and listening and learning and to be a better president to serve the American people.” If contemporary [...]
Bill Moyers and Craig Unger. Republished from Moyers and Company. Originally aired Sept 14, 2012. Transcpript follows.
By Patrick Martin. Republished from WSWS.org. Image courtesy of PY Korry According to a report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday, millions of American workers who lost their jobs after the Wall Street crash of 2008 have failed to find work, while millions more have gone back to work only after taking [...]
By Phil Rockstroh Due to the consolidation of wealth and privilege into fewer and fewer hands, thus requiring escalating amounts of officially mandated surveillance and brutality to maintain social order, the natural trajectory of unregulated capitalism tends towards hyper-authoritarian excess, even towards fascism. Moreover, by the standards of capitalist ideology, and exacerbated by the rigged [...]
Van Jones and Eliot Spitzer briefly discuss the mortgage crisis. The clip is taken from “Blueprint for Accountability: The Wall Street Connection” by the Culture Project – a December 7, 2011 panel in New York. Van Jones: The Financial Sector is Sucking America Dry from Culture Project and Lannan Center on FORA.tv