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Saturday, August 23, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

Corporate profits surge as workers’ income lags

Corporate profits surge as workers’ income lags

            Corporate profits surge as workers' income lags (And it does not create jobs) Posted: 11/27/2011 01:00:00 AM MST By Floyd Norris New York Times In the eight decades before the recent recession, there was never a period when as much as 9 percent of U.S. gross domestic product went to companies in the form of after-tax profits. Now the figure is over 10 percent. During the same period, there never was a quarter when wage and ... Full Story

Obama should veto Defense Authorization Bill

Obama should veto Defense Authorization Bill

  The Defense Authorization Bill before congress has provisions that remove long standing constitutional protections for Americans and is another assault on our individual rights. These violations are being championed by those whose mantra has been "going back to the constitution." The speak one thing and do the opposite. This is a very dangerous precedent. The bill also includes an amendment that would authorizeHere the use of torture. Torture is against international law and this ... Full Story

A Story of Fear, Intimidation and Threat in

A Story of Fear, Intimidation and Threat in Walker’s Wisconsin

        Nests of Snakes Revealed: A Story of Fear, Intimidation and Threat in Walker's Wisconsin By noise of rain Though I had never met Mary before, I messaged her when I saw that some rightwing Walker support groups had published her home address and phone number on Facebook. She was a Facebook "friend" through activist channels, so I figured I would let her know her info was made public. She already knew. They've posted her private info five times ... Full Story

Perry Proposes Deporting Every Immigrant Apprehended

Perry Proposes Deporting Every Immigrant Apprehended At The Border

In An About-Face On Immigration, Perry Proposes Deporting Every Immigrant Apprehended At The Border In Think Progress  By Marie Diamond on Nov 30, 2011 at 9:50 am Recently the GOP presidential contenders have been engaged in a bizarre game of one-upsmanship on the issue of immigration, competing to offer the most merciless approach America’s undocumented population. Michele Bachmann recently proposed deporting every single one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country — ... Full Story

Shifts In Police Tactics To Handle Crowds

Shifts In Police Tactics To Handle Crowds

        NPR's Talk of the Nation looked at the tactics police are using against the Occupy movement. Guests include Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Norm Stamper, Chief of the Seattle police during the "Battle of Seattle" in 1999. Stamper says of his decision to use tear gas on the demonstrators, "Worst decision of my 34-year career." You can listen to or read the transcript of the program.

Grover Norquist: a misleading accounting of recent

Grover Norquist: a misleading accounting of recent history

            Grover Norquist: a misleading accounting of recent history By Glenn Kessler “Raising taxes slows the economy. Raising taxes kills jobs. Government spending does not create jobs. The idea that if you take a dollar out of the economy from somebody who earned it, either through debt or through taxes, and give it to somebody who is politically connected, that there are more dollars around? That if you stand on one side of the lake and put a bucket into the ... Full Story

Why I’m Joining the One Percent

    Forget the Occupy Movement Why I’m Joining the One Percent by BRIAN J. FOLEY I marched with Occupy Oakland last Saturday, but I’ve had a change of heart. I’m joining the One Percent. The One Percent have fun. They have jobs and money. Or just money, because when you have a lot of money, you don’t need to work. They live in houses, not tents. The One Percent have a government that actually listens to them. Lockheed needs a war to sell goods and ... Full Story

The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy

The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy

          The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality by Naomi Wolf US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed ... Full Story

The GOP’s Oath To The One Percent

  The GOP’s Oath To The One Percent  By ThinkProgress War Room on Nov 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm One Oath to Rule Them All You’d think the oath that mattered most to our elected leaders would be this one: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of ... Full Story

Six Children Are Killed by NATO Airstrike in

Six Children Are Killed by NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan

      Six Children Are Killed by NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan By TAIMOOR SHAH and ROD NORDLAND Published: November 24, 2011  KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Six children were among seven civilians killed in a NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Thursday. The deaths occurred on Wednesday in the Zhare district of Kandahar Province, an area described by coalition forces as largely pacified in recent months, and two insurgents were also killed, ... Full Story

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