Sanctions Target Putin’s Political Allies As Crimea Annexation Bill Moves Forward

By: Friday March 21, 2014 7:40 am

Russia’s lower house of parliament voted to officially annex Crimea, a move the upper house is expected to follow up with today completing the process of annexation under Russian law. This formal annexation makes it increasingly less likely Crimea will ever be returned to Ukraine. Ukrainian forces have already started to withdraw from the region.

The US government’s response has been to place sanctions on Russians believed to be aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin:

 

3 Things About the Trans-Pacific Partnership You Need to Know and Share

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 7:00 pm

The Obama administration is brokering a secret global deal that combines all of the worst elements of NAFTA and Citizens United, shoots them up with steroids, sprinkles in a speedball and codifies these principles into a trade agreement that is in fact much more than a trade agreement. The trade agreement is the Trojan horse to bore you and put you to sleep so that when you wake up a global corporate coup will be in place creating a parallel system of justice where three private attorneys would oversee a kangaroo court set up to defend corporate interests that the laws all countries signing on to what is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be subservient to.

The Roundup

By: Monday October 1, 2012 5:57 am

❖ Contrary to official denials, turns out Guantanamo Bay detainees were given injections of scopolamine, a so-called “truth drug”.

If You Care About Keystone and Climate Change, Occupy Exxon

By: Tuesday December 27, 2011 5:20 pm

It seemed like the afterthought in the payroll tax cut extension fight. But the two-month clock is now ticking on whether Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada’s environmentally disastrous tar sands. If we want him to make the right decision and deny the permit, maybe it’s time to Occupy Exxon, with creative protests at local Exxon/Mobil stations.

BP Chair Svanberg: “I Cannot See That Any Other Form of Organisation Would Stand a Better Chance”

By: Wednesday May 26, 2010 3:11 pm

Fifty-some years ago, the UK recruited America’s help to overthrow the government of Iran to protect BP’s stake in that country because that was seen as the appropriate role for government by those mid-century Anglo-American Masters of the Universe. Now, we’re at that point where our government and BP appear to agree that it is the appropriate role of the corporation that caused a massive disaster to take charge of cleaning up that disaster.

A Constitutional Amendment for a Market-Based House and Senate

By: Thursday April 1, 2010 12:35 pm

At present we have an inefficient federal legislative branch with members chosen on the basis of geography and population. What is needed is a bold refashioning of government — a constitutional amendment to replace our present gridlocked mess with a far more elegant and effective system based on the proven efficiencies and priorities of The Market.

Economic Dictatorship

By: Thursday June 19, 2008 10:58 am

This is really frightening. First, America’s workers lose their homes. Or the equity in their homes, or their ability to take out second mortgages to pay for unexpected expenses like health care crisis. So they turn to credit cards. Now, those cards increasingly are maxed out.
What’s left?
Retirement funds.
Remember back when 401(k) plans were introduced as the promised land of personal control over our retirement destiny?

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