Hong Kong Protests Continue With Major Crackdown Looming

By: Monday October 20, 2014 6:56 am

The pro-democracy protests known as Occupy Central have continued on despite constant attacks from Hong Kong authorities in the form of police or undercover agitators. But after weeks of depressed economic activity in one of the richest and most productive areas in the world it appears the authorities are preparing for a major crackdown after their more traditional methods have failed to break the protests.

 

Hong Kong Chief Executive Will Meet With Protesters, Camps Assaulted By ‘Pro-Government Gangs’

By: Friday October 3, 2014 9:05 am

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, has agreed to meet with Occupy Central pro-democracy protesters to discuss their demands. Though, not surprisingly, he has refused to resign. The offer of talks comes after protesters have successfully arrested business and other activity in downtown Hong Kong. The the duration of the protests are taking a toll on relations between protesters and other residents who are upset that Hong Kong has been shut down for a week.

Bloomberg News Fires Reporter for Investigating Corruption in Chinese Government

By: Saturday November 23, 2013 9:45 am

Some disturbing news is leaking out from a surprise firing of a Bloomberg News journalist. The reporter, Mike Forsythe, is a well respected expert on China whose suspension and subsequent permanent removal appears to have been related to threats made by the Chinese government to kick out Bloomberg News from the country if certain stories were published.

Congressional Progressive Caucus Asks White House For Answers On Syria

By: Monday September 9, 2013 1:50 pm

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has sent a series of questions to the Obama Administration regarding the authorization for the use of military force on Syria. According to documents obtained by Firedoglake the CPC asked a total of 67 questions ranging from the evidence itself to the possible consequences from the strike on US security and interests.

Breaking: White House to Hold Conference Call With Congressional Progressive Caucus on Syria Noon Tomorrow

By: Tuesday September 3, 2013 1:25 pm

Firedoglake has learned that the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) will be holding a conference call with the White House tomorrow at noon (D.C. time) regarding Syria. The call is at the White House’s request.

A Plague on All Your Budgets

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 7:07 pm

All four of these budget projections, if implemented could only correspond to a bleak, stagnating economic future for the United States, with the House Budget producing the worst result by far. I’m sure this analysis would be strongly objected to by the authors of all four budgets. But of the four, the most credible claims against what I’ve written would probably come from CPC neo-keynesian budget proponents.

Snow for the Northeast, Dust for the Great Plains

By: Saturday February 9, 2013 3:18 pm

While the Northeast is being buried under a blizzard, the Great Plains has its own storms to deal with. Dust storms, that is. Because of the ongoing drought in the Great Plains, crops are being ruined and dust storms are blowing. Down the road, this means higher food prices for all of us, because we’re in this together.

But there are folks beginning to take steps in the right direction. Anyone want to follow where they are leading?

Raul Grijalva Less Firm on Climate Change Bill than Larry Summers

By: Wednesday April 7, 2010 1:40 pm

Clearly, the lesson that Grijalva learned from the health care debate was that he wasn’t willing to carry out his threats, so to stay out of trouble he should just stop issuing threats. Basically, he’s been domesticated, trained to take whatever scraps he can get.

Progressive Caucus Outlines Their Plan to Give Coal Lobby Everything It Wants

By: Wednesday April 7, 2010 9:30 am

“See this t-shirt I’m wearing underneath? It says “Drill baby drill!” We flash the Republicans in the cloakroom and laugh like hell.”

Progressive Caucus, This Could Have Been You

By: Monday March 15, 2010 3:30 pm

If President Obama and other members of Congress actually thought the Progressive Caucus was honest and stuck to its promises, they would have moved heaven and earth to figure out a way to add a public option to the reconciliation bill.

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