Donnerstag, 21. Februar 2013

40% of Americans make less than 1968 minimum wage

Our Future
by Dave Johnson


You may have seen the charts showing how working people s wages stopped going up along with productivity gains. This means the gains went ... somewhere else. ... This breakoff of wages from productivity growth is partly (largely?) the result of trade agreements that pit Americans against exploited workers in non-democracies. This weakened the bargaining power of unions, moved factories and industries out of the country, devastated entire regions of our country, and gave the giant multinational corporations, Wall Street and the billionaires the leverage they needed...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Obama Going Backward Into The Future

By Ralph Nader

Thirty million US workers make less today than what workers made 45 years ago in 1968, inflation adjusted?

World s Richest Add $29 Billion as Dow Hits All-Time High

The 100 wealthiest people on the planet added $28.7 billion to their collective net worth this week after the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to a record, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

76% of Americans Are Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Roughly three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little to no emergency savings, according to a survey released by Monday.

From Information Clearing House


Life Expectancy Up... For the Rich

The Cruel Gap Between CEO Pay and the Stagnant Minimum Wage

'Deficit Hawk' CEOs Pocket Hundreds of Millions with Tax Loopholes


Corporate Governance and CEO Pay: The Cesspool at the Top

Dean Baker, Truthout: The origins of the outrageous paychecks at the top can likely be found in the failing of the corporate governance structure in the United States.

The Judicial Amendments' 1-2-3-4 Punch to Collective Bargaining

Ellen Dannin and Ann C. Hodges, Truthout: In this week s installment of their series on the National Labor Relations Act, the writers examine how judicial amendments have severely eroded Congress s stated policy of restoring equality of bargaining power between employers and employees.

Morsi is leading Egypt to a disaster


There are too many signs that Morsi is leading Egypt to a disaster. Each one of these signs on its own may not make you conclude that the disaster is coming soon but these signs in total can convince anyone that the disaster is coming sooner than later.

Egypt s Military Signals Impatience with President

The tension is raising the specter of another military intervention much like the one in 2011, when generals replaced longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak after they sided with anti-regime protesters in their 18-day popular uprising.

Neocons Seek 'Control' in Egypt

By Chris Rossini

Control is the aim of neoconservatism, and what the whole disgusting endeavor in Egypt is all about.

From Information Clearing House


Egypt on Brink as Morsi Stares Down Dual Ultimatums

Al Gore: 'Our Democracy Has Been Hacked'

By Brad Friedman

Our democracy has been hacked. It s been taken over. It no longer operates the way our founders intended it to, because of anonymous donors, big money, corporations as people, might makes right. The lobbyists and special interests are now in control.

The Power Principle

Video Documentary

''This is probably the best film ever made about American foreign policy.''

Secrets of the Rich

By George Monbiot

Conspiracies against the public don t get much uglier than this.

Financial Suicide

Money Is A Form Of Social Control

By Michael Snyder

Our society has become addicted to debt, and that means that we have become addicted to slavery. We are not the ''land of the free''. The truth is that we are now the ''land of the servants''.

The Money Trap

How Banks Control the World Through Debt


BBC Panorama Investigates

A top UK banking senior executive blows the whistle on the whole banking system.

Rioting Across America


What has happened to the American spirit.

Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year?

By Bloomberg Editors

What if we told you that, by our calculations, the largest U.S. banks aren t really profitable at all? What if the billions of dollars they allegedly earn for their shareholders were almost entirely a gift from U.S. taxpayers?

HSBC faces new money laundering claims in Argentina

Argentina has alleged that the bank used ''fake receipts'' to facilitate money laundering and tax evasion, and launder 392m pesos ($77m; £50m).

Banking Giant HSBC 'A Criminal Enterprise'

Whistleblower makes damning case in video interview

By Jerome R. Corsi

John Cruz, a former vice president and relationship manager said, the financial institution was laundering money each month.

From Information Clearing House


New Campaign Finance Case Has 'Potentially Disastrous' Impact for Wealthy to Buy 'Access and Influence'

Big Banks Working for Drug Cartels Go Free

NDAA: Pre-emptive Prosecution Coming to a Town Near You

By Charlotte Silver

''The law could theoretically be used against labour strikes, acts of civil disobedience, demonstrations, and so on.'' In other words, acts that should be protected under the First Amendment are not exempted from the definition of terrorism.


''We have just become a military dictatorship''

Chris Hedges: NDAA Lawsuit Update

US-Regierung leakt eigene Budgetplanung

Parasitäre Armee und Justiz fressen den Staat auf.

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