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Who Stole the American Dream?


Donald Goldmacher, Heist - The Movie: "'Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?' is a feature documentary that investigates the roots of the current economic crisis and the continuing assault on working people in the United States. 'Heist' reveals who created the slide that has left the middle class reeling, exposing how corporate leaders worked with elected politicians of both major parties to create the largest transfer of wealth in history. Heist posits that a fair economy requires that those responsible for the crisis be held accountable; rigorous reforms must be enacted into law.''

A History of the World, BRIC by BRIC

Pepe Escobar, TomDispatch: ''However, BRICS cohesion, to the extent it exists, centers mostly around shared frustration with the Masters of the Universe-style financial speculation that nearly sent the global economy off a cliff in 2008. True, the BRICS crew also has a notable convergence of policy and opinion when it comes to embattled Iran, an Arab Sprung Middle East, and Northern Africa. Still, for the moment the key problem they face is this: they don t have an ideological or institutional alternative to neo-liberalism and the lordship of global finance.''


How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform

House Passes CISPA in Surprise Vote; Opponents Will Continue to Fight in Senate

Mike FCC Requires TV Stations to Put Political Ad Files Online, Truthout

''The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in a surprise vote late Thursday despite a veto threat from the White House and opposition from civil liberties groups that say the bill undermines existing privacy law and would allow private companies to spy on American citizens. 'Cybersecurity does not have to mean abdication of Americans' online privacy,' said ACLU legislative counsel Michelle Richardson. 'As we've seen repeatedly, once the government gets expansive national security authorities, there s no going back.''


How The ''Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act'' Would Affect You

By Declan McCullagh

CISPA would ''waive every single privacy law ever enacted in the name of cybersecurity,'' Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat and onetime Web entrepreneur, said during the debate. ''Allowing the military and NSA to spy on Americans on American soil goes against every principle this country was founded on.''

The Spy Factory


An eye-opening documentary on the National Security Agency. NOVA exposes the ultra-secret intelligence agency s role in the failure to stop the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent eavesdropping program that listens in without warrant on millions of American citizens.

CISPA : Congressman Johnson ''I know its 2012 but it sure feels like 1984'': Congressman Hank Johnson, who represents the eastern suburbs of Atlanta in the U.S. Congress, speaks against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) on the House floor. Apr 26, 2012.

Welcome to America s Biggest Spy Center

By James Bamford

What will be going on within the top-secret walls of the $2 billion Utah Data Center? The answer...surveillance, but not just surveillance, we are talking the biggest spy center this nation has ever seen.

Top NSA Whistleblower Spills the Beans on the Real Scope of the Spying Program

By Washingtons Blog

In April 2012 Wired s James Bamford reported that two companies with extensive links to Israel s intelligence service provided hardware and software the U.S. telecommunications network for the National Security Agency (NSA).

What was the Israeli Involvement in Collecting U.S. Communications Intel for NSA?

By Haaretz, The Associated Press and Reuters

Were Israeli companies Verint and Narus the ones that collected information from the U.S. communications network for the National Security Agency?

From Information Clearing House


FBI wants flat-out totalitarian spying on the internet


The Legacy of Chernobyl

Occupy Prepares For May Day: No Work, No School, No Banking

Hundreds of Thousands Urge USDA to Stop 'Agent Orange Corn'

The Organic Watergate: Alarming Report Reveals USDA s Cozy Relationship with Corporate Agribusinesses in 'Organics'


The Toxic Effects of Agent Orange Persist 51 Years After the Vietnam War

Jeanne Mirer and Marjorie Cohn, Truthout: ''The Vietnamese exposed to the chemical suffer from cancer, liver damage, pulmonary and heart diseases, defects to reproductive capacity and skin and nervous disorders. Their children and grandchildren have severe physical deformities, mental and physical disabilities, diseases and shortened life spans.''

US Austerity Drive is Suicidal

Nobel Economist Stiglitz

Solarförderung: Umweltausschuss will nachverhandeln

Umweltgremium des Bundesrates ist für Anrufung des Vermittlungsausschusses. Solarförderung zu stark gekürzt.


Bürgerbegehren soll EEG Novelle stoppen

Die Initiative ''Pro Sonne, Bayern für unabhängige Energie'' will mit einem Volksbegehren die geplanten Förderkürzungen im Solarbereich stoppen, die am 11. Mai vom Bundesrat abschließend beschlossen werden sollen.örderung


US-Regierung beschließt Ausbau des Drohnenkriegs im Jemen

Getötet werden dürfen nun wie in Pakistan auch verdächtige, namentlich unbekannte Militante.

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