The Tragedy of Greek Austerity Continues…

Terrance Heath Campaign for America’s Future http://ourfuture.org/20130812/the-tragedy-of-greek-austerity-continues After writing about the tragedy of Greek austerity for more than a year, I’ve love to (finally) have some good news to share. But when it comes to austerity, the news is never good. In Greece, the news is bad and getting worse. The latest...

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5 Myths Used to Justify Death By Drone and America’s Assassination Policy

Robert Greenwald AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/world/5-big-myths-used-justify-death-drone-and-americas-imperial-assassination-policy?paging=off Obama’s drone war relies on propaganda to keep the American public from understanding the inhumanity of high-tech drone killings. America’s never-ending war on terrorism is almost always depicted in the mainstream media as a military and intelligence agency fight on a global battlefield. But it is...

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The Free-Trade Job-Loss Express Is Coming Straight At Us

Dave Johnson Campaign for America’s Future Blog http://ourfuture.org/20130812/the-free-trade-job-loss-express-is-coming-straight-at-us The giant multinationals are pushing a trade deal that will literally let them bypass our laws. This deal is called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and it is coming at us in the next few months. The corporations are trying to switch this...

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The Police State Mindset in Our Public Schools

John W Whitehead The Rutherford Institute https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/the_police_state_mindset_in_our_public_schools “Is it surprising that prisons resemble factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, which all resemble prisons?” – Michel Foucault Once upon a time in America, parents breathed a sigh of relief when their kids went back to school after a summer’s hiatus, content in the...

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Israel Mocks ‘Peace Talks’

Juan Cole Informed Comment http://www.juancole.com/2013/08/announcement-squatter-palestine.html The Israeli government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that it would take bids on nearly 1200 new housing units on Palestinian territory occupied by Israel. The news from Tel Aviv further underlines what a charade the John Kerry-pushed “peace talks” are between a powerful Israel...

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8 Signs the Rich Have WAY Too Much Money

RJ Eskow AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/economy/8-signs-rich-have-way-too-much-money?paging=off Our country is increasingly being turned into a plaything for the ultra-rich. The statistics about wealth inequality in this country are both astonishing and alarming. But statistics can’t tell the entire story if they’re presented in isolation. Our country is increasingly being turned into a plaything...

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Is There Really a Terrorist Threat?

Alexander Reed Kelly truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/is_there_really_a_terrorist_threat_20130811/ “Nothing can be said for certain as to what prompted the State Department to close more than 20 embassies and consulates in the Middle East and North Africa last Sunday,” writes author Patrick Smith at Salon. “But it is no excuse not to raise the possibility that...

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America’s Disappeared

Chris Hedges truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/americas_disappeared_20130812/ Big Frankie, Little Frankie and Al, three black men who spent a lot of time in prison and have put their lives back together in the face of joblessness, crushing poverty and the violence of city streets, abruptly stopped appearing at the prison support group I...

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Action Alert: Rein in the NSA

ACTION ALERT REIN IN THE N.S.A. – STOP DOMESTIC SPYING Sign a letter to our local Representatives. We’ll deliver it in person. Our Representatives are at home for August recess. Let’s let them know we want an immediate end to the out-of-control national surveillance state. Representatives Eshoo, Speier, Honda and Lofgren...

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What It Means to Be An NSA ‘Target’

Mark Rumold Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/07/what-it-means-be-target-or-why-we-once-again-stopped-believing-government-and-once An important New York Times investigation from Thursday reporting that the NSA “is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country,” coupled with leaked documents published by the Guardian, seriously calls into question the accuracy of crucial statements...

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