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text A Public Bank for Oakland: An Idea Whose Time is Coming. by JP Massar
Public banks are financial institutions owned by the people through their representative governments at city, county or state levels. Public banks differ from private banks in that they are mandated to serve the public interest....
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52AM
text The day Berkeley declared that hate speech is not free speech by Lynda Carson
The February 1st scheduled speaking event on campus with the fascist Milo Yiannopoulous of Breitbart was cancelled. The protesters then proclaimed it was a victory!...
Posted: Sat Feb 4, 2017 11:00PM
text What Milo and the Alt-Right get wrong about the Free Speech Movement by Anonymous
A speaking event by Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley was cancelled last night after a protest erupted outside the Student Union. Yiannopoulos was scheduled to appear at the Pauley Ballroom, inside the building. Milo and his supporters have claimed that the protest and the cancellation was counter to the values of Free Speech. The Alt-Right have tried to identify their movement as an extension, or modern incarnation, of the Free Speech movement. Milo's supporters have invoked Mario Savio's...
Posted: Thu Feb 2, 2017 5:45PM
text House Repeals Dodd-Frank Transparency Provision; Senate Prepares to Vote by Friday by Greg
The US House of Representatives repealed a bipartisan transparency initiative that affects the oil, gas and mining sector by a vote of 235-187....
Posted: Wed Feb 1, 2017 2:45PM
text House Poised to Repeal Global Anti-Corruption Measure; Senate Action to Follow by Greg
Within the next 24 hours, the US House of Representatives could repeal a bipartisan transparency initiative that affects the oil, gas and mining sector....
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:39AM
text Oversight Board Meets as Puerto Rico Crisis Deepens by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico's "control" board meets January 28 as the island's financial crisis deepens. In a January 18 letter, the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico noted that the island can likely only afford to pay approximately 20% of the debt payments it owes over the next three years....
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:01PM
text A Long View of Trumpistan's Prospects by DLi
Despite its inflammatory but reactionary policy pronouncements in the first week of the rogue regime of Donald Trump, keener and progressive observers should take the long view of the U.S Electoral College's essential coup d'etat that has turned the North American republic into a new Trumpistan....
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:22AM
text Congress Could Repeal Bipartisan Anti-Corruption Measure by Greg Williams
Congress could repeal a bipartisan anti-corruption measure aimed at promoting transparency in the oil, gas and mining sector. The bipartisan "Cardin-Lugar amendment" to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act requires oil and mining companies to publish payments they make to foreign governments....
Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:33PM
text Israel is no Democracy: A letter to Jimmy Panetta by Sheila Carrillo
A letter I sent to Jimmy Panetta regarding his his recent vote for HR 11, the non-binding resolution opposing UN sanctions of Israel. I filled my letter with eye witness information from my recent trip to Palestine to try to explain the subterfuge around the claim that Israel is a Democracy....
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:32PM
text No call for a "Peaceful Transition" to a multi-polar world? by DLi
In stark contrast to the bi-partisan call for a "Peaceful Transition"--by both Corporate-bin-Laden parties' top hacks--to inaugurate the new Trump regime, there was complete silence when it came to the foreign(read, Imperialist)policy of the United States, toward the rest of the world in 2017 and beyond....
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:22AM
text Seven Years After Devastating Earthquake, Haiti Struggles with Debt ‎and Hurricane Matthew by Greg
Haiti's debt approaches $2 billion dollars as it recovers from Hurricane Matthew and remembers the devastating earthquake that shattered the country seven years ago....
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:48AM
text Obama's Platitudes can't whitewash his despicable legacy by DLi
With a nauseating overuse of platitudes, POTUS 44 Obama tried hard to prettify his 8 years of sad and disappointing "legacy" in his Farewell Speech on Tuesday. But any objective look at this WHO(White House Occupier)tenure would rate his sickening administration with a "D" grade......
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:27AM
text Puerto Rico Debt Law Could Apply to US Virgin Islands by Greg
A US law passed to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis could apply retroactively to the US Virgin Islands, another heavily indebted US territory....
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:04PM
text Bahamas: Another Victim of Caribbean Debt Crisis by Greg
The ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the Bahamas' debt to 'junk' status....
Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:55AM
text Puerto Rico Oversight Board Moves Forward on Debt Restructuring by Greg
Puerto Rico's "control" board sent a letter to current Governor Alejandro García Padilla and incoming Governor Ricardo Rossello stating areas for fiscal plan review and that debt restructuring talks are moving forward....
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:13PM
text Mandela's tribute to Fidel trumps rabid Western critiques by DLi
After the passing of Cuban revolutionary hero Fidel Castro last month, a predictable torrent of vicious and deceitful tirades poured forth from the Western Corporate-bin-Laden media. A particularly malodorous piece of buffoonery was penned by TIME magazine's Joe Klein, whose Dec. 12 column was fraudulently deficient on facts and decadently putrid in tone....
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:37AM
text Duterte's Killing Fields And Revolution In The Philippines by Philippines Cultural Studies
Analysis of the political situation in the Philippines in the first 7 months of President Duterte's administration....
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:17AM
text Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement to DAPL to drill under Lake Oahe and Missouri River until EIS is Completed by via Water Protector Legal Collective/NLG
December 4, 2016 - Today, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is denying an easement to Dakota Access, LLC (Dakota Access) to drill under Lake Oahe and the Missouri River for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed and alternative routes are explored. “The Water Protector Legal Collective applauds the Obama Administration’s decision to deny the easement, but calls for a permanent stop to DAPL. We also recognize that this d...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:52PM
text Draining the Swamp? Or fill it with toxic stew of Banksters and Bigots? by DLi
!So, it didn't take long...Even before the "President-select" is to be chosen by the archaic and un-democratic Electoral College on December 19 as the next WHO(White House Occupier), and weeks before any "draining of the Swamp" can start pumping, it seems the swamp is already being filled with a toxic sludge of Goldman Sachs vulture(s) and bigoted Alt-Right advocate(s)!...
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 3:20AM
text Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China by Martin Moreno
The New York Times, weighs in on Facebook’s new censorship software, which was created to help it get back into China...
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:13AM