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Friday, September 30, 2016

‘National & World News’ Archives

Offer to kill Occupy Wall Street

  A Washington DC lobbying firm with close ties to Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to destroy the Occupy movement, for a price.   Memo to the Banking Industry: How to Kill Occupy Wall Street For $850,000   by Jonathan Larsen and Ken Olshansky (crossposted from MSNBC's "Open Channel" blog) A well-known Washington lobbying firm with links to the financial industry has proposed an $850,000 plan to take on Occupy Wall Street and politicians who might express sympathy for ... Full Story

Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street:

Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street:

 Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism           Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism We host a discussion on policing and the Occupy Wall Street movement with Chuck Wexler, director of the Police Executive Research Forum, which helped organize calls among police chiefs on how to respond to the Occupy protests, and with Norm Stamper, the former police chief of Seattle, who recently wrote ... Full Story

MELTDOWN: The financial collapse of the world

MELTDOWN: The financial collapse of the world

  MELTDOWN: An Investigation Into a World of Greed and Recklessness that Led to Financial Collapse (Full Movie) The series of four videos originally appeared on Al Jazeera English but is no longer accessible on their website. The Videos are electrifying and can be accessed at the links below. Each segment is 45 minutes in length. The first and second parts of the Al Jazeera investigative report (in documentary format) reveals the causes, inside players, and the machinations leading up to ... Full Story

Pat Boone Misleads Seniors

Pat Boone Misleads Seniors

        Pat Boone Misleads Seniors By Lori Robertson The same old claims about the federal health care law turn up once again in an ad featuring pop and gospel singer Pat Boone, the national spokesman for the conservative 60 Plus Association. The group says it’s spending $750,000 to air the minute-long ad in Ohio, and the spot had already aired 459 times as of Nov. 14, according to Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group. It attacks Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, ... Full Story

Social Security cuts don’t add up

Social Security cuts don’t add up

  Note: The following article states that new research shows that Americans over 65 are disproportionately wealthy. The word "disproportionately" is used in a pejorative manner in this sentence. The report from Pew Research entitled "The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being: The Old Prosper Relative to the Young" does not use this negatively charged word. If NPR were exercising journalist excellence here, they would not use this negatively charged word. The Pew Report, and the HuffPost ... Full Story

NY Judge critical of SEC

NY Judge critical of SEC

  Federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff was not pleased with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed settlement with Citigroup. Citigroup violated previous agreements, lied to its customer about the mortgage bonds they were selling and bet against the bonds. Citigroup's customers lost $700 million while the bank made a profit of $160 million. The SEC was willing to let Citigroup off with no admission of wrong doing and what the judge considered to be an inadequate fine. The two articles ... Full Story

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

          The inside story of how the Republicans abandoned the poor and the middle class to pursue their relentless agenda of tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent   By Tim Dickinson November 9, 2011 7:00 AM ET The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's balance sheet. Cloaking ... Full Story

Murdoch’s Post Declares War on OWS

Murdoch’s Post Declares War on OWS

          Murdoch’s Post Declares War on OWS   This week, the media magnate’s notorious New York tabloid ran three consecutive covers that together branded Wall Street protesters as lazy, vicious beasts. Salon suggests the insults probably mean the occupiers are doing something right. Wednesday’s cover featured a now discredited story about a Wall Street cafe letting workers go after occupiers hindered business. On Thursday, an indignant editorial demanded ... Full Story

Rick Perry the government beneficiary

Rick Perry the government beneficiary

        The Texas Tribune Perry the Antigovernment Politician Meets Perry the Government Beneficiary By Jay Rot As a Texas governor and presidential candidate, Rick Perry has repeatedly turned to the marketplace for policy solutions to health care and retirement security. But as a private citizen, Mr. Perry has generally relied on the government. Mr. Perry is a member of what the Texas Employees Retirement System calls “the elected class,” which enjoys the kind of ... Full Story

Occupy Together not Occupy Bloodlust

By Wim Laven Precedent There is an old adage for journalism: If it bleeds, it leads; we are reminded of this sentiment regularly. Earlier this year I wrote about our need to see Osama bin Laden’s body; the thirst for blood was alive and well after Muammar Gaddafi was killed as well. It is important to avoid such a reaction with the nonviolent Occupy Movement. Story On Tuesday Oct. 25, images of police in gas masks, armed with teargas, violently dispersing a crowd in Oakland California, ... Full Story

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