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How Big Banks Can Steal Your Home From You Even If Your Mortgage Is Totally Paid Off

Did you know that the big banks have a way to legally steal your house from you even if you don t owe a single penny on your mortgage?

Great Recession cost each household between $50,000 and $120,000, according to Dallas Fed study

That s a combination of lost wealth (like the lost value of a house) and a drop in both current wage income and discounted future wage income from unemployment.

Welcome new billionaires! Ultrawealthy ranks grow

A new study from Wealth-X and UBS finds that the global population of billionaires has surged past 2,000. Their combined wealth totals $6.5 trillion-more than the combined gross domestic product of France and Germany.

Best Times for the 1 Percent Since 1920s

The very wealthiest Americans earned more than 19 percent of the country s household income last year, their biggest share since 1928, the year before the stock market crash. And the top 10 percent captured a record 48.2 percent of total earnings last year.

5 Years After the Financial Crisis, The Big Banks Are Still Committing Massive Crimes

Here are just some of the improprieties by big banks over the last century (you ll see that many shenanigans are continuing today).

'Massive fraud' at center of trial against BofA over U.S. mortgages

Bank of America Corp s Countrywide unit placed profits over quality in a "massive fraud" selling shoddy mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a U.S. government lawyer said on Tuesday.

New Wave of US Mortgage Trouble Threatens Banks

U.S. borrowers are increasingly missing payments on home equity lines of credit they took out during the housing bubble, a trend that could deal another blow to the country s biggest banks.

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Rich as They Ever Were


The (Very) Rich Are Getting (Much) Richer

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: The very rich have recovered just fine from the Great Recession, even as the great majority of Americans continue to struggle. In fact, the super-elite, the top 0.01 percent, actually had higher incomes in 2012 than they did at the height of the bubble.

France s Ideological Downgrade

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: Just as the austerity drive isn t really about fiscal responsibility, the push for "structural reform" isn t really about growth; in both cases, it's mainly about dismantling the welfare state.


1 Percent of America s Power Plants Emit 33 Percent of Energy Industry s Carbon

The vast majority of the top 100 offenders-98 of them in fact-are coal plants.

From Information Clearing House


Obama s 'Clean Coal' Push Is Disaster for Planet s Climate: Experts

The Rights of Mother Earth vs. Carbon Trading

Global Protests Target Coal: Warn of Dirty Energy s Impact on Climate

Message to World Elites: Don t Bet on Coal and Oil Growth

If We Don t Put People Before Profits, Spills Like West Virginia Are Our Future


Wall Street to Planet Earth: We Don t Mind, and You Don t Matter

Chris Williams, Dissident Voice: As the American people once again face off against the oppressive regime that capitalism enforces, Williams argues that we should attempt to replace it 'with a more rational, cooperative, democratic and humanistic system in sync' with the needs and desires of all citizens.

Another Chapter in Coal's Trail of Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt, OtherWords: The West Virginia chemical spill was just the latest example of how the coal industry is poisoning our water, thanks to glaring loopholes in the nation s clean-water protections.

Time for Big Oil to Pay for Its Pollution

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: The fossil fuel industry is the only industry that doesn t pay to clean up its own waste, so it s left to the American taxpayer to foot the bill and shoulder the externalities.

Diplomatie mit Raketen im Rucksack

Syrien: US-Präsident Obama verschiebt den militärische Angriff, das Schachspiel geht weiter.

From War to Peace: Forceful Diplomacy, Not Military Force in Syria

The 5 Most Ludicrous War Claims in Obama s Syria Speech

Buy President Obama a History Book

CIA Veterans: Obama Should Show Syria Evidence

On Syria, Putin s Anti-War Case Outshines Obama s Call for Bombs

Bomb Iran Instead


Russia has proof of chemical weapons use by Syrian opposition: lawmaker

Russia had evidence that the Syrian opposition possessed and used chemical weapons, a lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Obama seeks support for attacking Syria while pursuing diplomacy

Calling the United States 'the anchor of global security,' Obama offered moral, political and strategic arguments for being ready to launch limited military strikes while trying to negotiate a diplomatic solution to what he called Syria s violation of a global ban on chemical weapons.

US Puppet Regimes: 10 Small Countries That Have Signed On To Bomb Syria

33 countries have signed on in support of a joint statement condemning chemical weapons use in Syria. Here a few you don t associate with military might.

A Plea for Caution From Russia

What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria

By Vladimir V. Putin

We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.

Putin Steps Into World Leadership Role

By Paul Craig Roberts

America s Ridiculous Position on Syria

By John Chuckman

I read that an American Senator, Bob Menendez, wanted 'to vomit' when he was supplied with a copy of Vladimir Putin s New York Times' op-ed piece about Syria.

Find a peaceful solution which relies on negotiation and not bombs

Letter to the President of America, Barak Obama from the Primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Church for North America: Dear Mr. President: 'This attack by the rebel forces, who are supported by the U.S. government, is an unspeakable act of terror'.

How War on Syria Lost Its Way

By Ray McGovern

The U.S.-Russia agreement in Geneva on Syrian chemical weapons (CW) program sounds the death knell to an attempt by Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to get the U.S. into the war in Syria.

Canada: Hypocrites 'R Us

By Yves Engler

To have any credibility a country preaching against the use of chemical weapons must be able to declare: 'Do as I do.'

False Perceptions On Syria

The Army of Islam; Saudi Arabia s Greatest Export

By Phil Greaves

Recent developments regarding 'rebel' groups inside Syria have shed further light on the ideologies and political aims of the militants waging war upon the Syrian state.

Four Horsemen

Video Feature Documentary

FOUR HORSEMEN is an independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works.

From Information Clearing House


'Force permitted only in self-defense or by decision of Security Council,' Putin tells NYT readers

Still intent on Assad s overthrow, US 'bad faith' negotiation with Russia only a 'tactical maneuver'


The Long Lesson, and New Legacy, of September 11

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: 'It is a refreshing change of pace to see diplomacy at work after so many years of bomb first and ask questions later,' writes William Rivers Pitt. 'The legacy of September 11 continues to grow. It used to be all about war. Now, it is also about giving peace a chance.'

It s Time for Syria Cease-Fire, Negotiations and Talking to Iran

Robert Naiman, Truthout: The Obama administration should be able to talk to Russia and Iran about a deal on Iran s nuclear program that establishes détente between the US and Iran.

The President s Speech Reveals He Has Never Seen War

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: Now that Obama has seen some limited images of war and is clearly horrified by them, let s have a discussion about all war and the consequences of war. And let s extend that conversation to ways to prevent wars altogether.

Anticipating Apocalypse on the Road to Damascus: Dominionist US Military Superiors Find Common Ground with Islamic Extremists

Mikey Weinstein, AlterNet: The proposed attack on Syria has some US military superiors licking their chops in delight as an absolutely necessary and foretold event to herald the advent of the Armageddon they pray for endlessly.

How We Stopped the US Bombing of Syria

Robert Naiman, Truthout: We haven t completely stopped the US from bombing Syria for all time, but we have at least delayed it. It wasn t anti-political engagement loudmouths who stopped the war; it was people who engaged Congress, says Robert Naiman.


The President s Embarrassment

Putin A+. Obama F-

Come The Day And Come The Hour

The Silent Military Coup That Took Over Washington


Why 'This Town' Loves Going to War

By Leon Hadar

There is nothing new about the notion of political corruption in Washington. What is new-and actually quite astounding-is how big, how ugly, and, yes, how outright corrupt it has all become.

"9/11 in the Academic Community"


"9/11 in the Academic Community," a Winner of the University of Toronto Film Festival, is a unique film that documents academia s treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by exploring the taboo that shields the American government s narrative from scholarly examination.

9/11 in Academia: Anthrax and the Fictions of the National Security State


An Evening With Professors Graeme MacQueen and Michael Keefer presenting on '9/11 and the Fictions of the National Security State' hosted by Phyllis Creighton of Scientists for the Right to Know, and featuring a preview and DVD release of the award winning documentary '9/11 in the Academic Community' by Adnan Zuberi.

U.S. Foreign Aid Group May Ignore Its Own Rules and Give Cash to Corrupt Regimes

A U.S. government-funded foreign aid organization is considering sending hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to countries whose flawed, corrupt or undemocratic governments should almost certainly be ineligible for the money according to the agency s own internal guidelines.

From Information Clearing House


Bankers, Spooks and 9/11

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