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Friday, October 31, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Taxpayers subsidize Wal-Mart

Taxpayers subsidize Wal-Mart

You are Paying Wal-Mart’s Workers as the Company Keeps Its Money By Piper Hoffman You are paying Wal-Mart employees’ wages. Yep, you. The notoriously stingy company cuts every corner to keep prices low, and one of those corners is the payroll. It pays employees peanuts (and then cheats them of their overtime peanuts, but that is another story). By “peanuts” I mean an average of $8.81 per hour. Many of these workers need welfare to survive. Thus you, the taxpayer, are paying ... Full Story

Death of the Middle Class

Death of the Middle Class

    The Middle Class Faces Extinction—So Does the American Dream Income inequality is now as high as it's been since the Great Depression, and the middle class is nearly extinct. By Steward Lansley This article first appeared in the  Los Angeles Review of Books. Inequality is now one of the biggest political and economic challenges facing the United States. Not that long ago, the gap between rich and poor barely registered on the political Richter scale. Now the ... Full Story

Whistleblower’s letter from prison

Whistleblower’s letter from prison

  Imprisoned CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Pens “Letter from Loretto” By Brian Sonestein Former CIA agent John Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on the US government’s use of torture under the Bush administration, is currently serving a 30 month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Below is a letter he recently sent his attorney Jesselyn Radack, who shared it (with John’s permission) with Firedoglake based on a pre-existing ... Full Story

Nazi Like Manning Trial

Nazi Like Manning Trial

Memory from Nazi Germany and Images of the Trial of Bradley Manning By Kevin Anthony Stod, Historian & Human Rights Activist  I am   listening to news right now about the military trial of Bradley Manning, which is taking place in my homeland, the USA.  Bradley Manning   is on trial for "aiding the enemy"--an incredibly broad statute that can be abused--and has been misused historically by horrible regimes to put people--including soldiers--in prison. At times the charge of ... Full Story

Bradley Manning Trial

Bradley Manning Trial

WikiLeaks Lawyer Sees Spurious "Enemy" Claims & Bid to Scare Whistleblowers The military trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, Maryland, began Monday with the defense and prosecution presenting starkly contrasting accounts. Manning is accused of giving a cache of diplomatic cables and government documents to WikiLeaks in the largest leak of state secrets in U.S. history. The military prosecutor, Captain Joe Morrow, accused Manning of "dumping" hundreds of thousands ... Full Story

Satire: GOP Furious

Satire: GOP Furious

GOP Furious State Department Cut Embassy Security After GOP Cut Embassy Security Funding Written by David Neilsen May 13th 2013 WASHINGTON — After a day of emotional hearings on the Benghazi Embassy attacks of 2012, Republican legislators yesterday decried the Obama State Department for following through with the budget cuts to embassy security mandated by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. “This is negligence of the highest order,” said House Oversight and ... Full Story

Anatomy of a Bogus Scandal

Anatomy of a Bogus Scandal

GOP Knew of IRS Scrutiny But Stayed Quiet for a Year By: Rmuse:  May. 30th, 2013 There is little doubt Republicans do very little in an honest and forthright manner, and whether it is claiming tax cuts for their rich supporters create jobs and a vibrant middle class, or that denying women contraception coverage protects their constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom, there is always an ulterior motive unrelated to their stated agenda. There has always been something out of sorts ... Full Story

What are Political Issues?

What are Political Issues?

    By David Pakman How many different political issues are there? The obvious answer is probably “too many to count.” That response is understandable, as there certainly appear to be many different issues related to politics, including with the social, culture, economic, religious and other realms. However, an analysis of any individual issue will invariably lead back to the same fundamental factors that address how change happens within any particular issue. Let’s ... Full Story

Police as killers, not protectors

Police as killers, not protectors

It is a shame what many police forces have become. Break into the wrong house and kill innocent people. Kill dogs for no reason. Here are four stories that represent the tip of the iceberg. It also seems that none of the police involved feel any remorse or compassion for their victims or their families. After reading these accounts, you will likely be reluctant to call on the police for help;   Police Officer Shot Man Dead for Peeing, Mother Claims in Court May 28, 2013  | SALT ... Full Story

17 People Shot in New Orleans

17 People Shot in New Orleans

  17 People Shot, including 10-year-old Girl, During New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade   Gunmen opened fire as dozens of people marched in a Mother’s Day second-line parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 12 people, police said. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters that a 10-year-old girl grazed by a bullet was among those wounded in the shooting around 2 p.m. She was in good condition. He said three or four people were in surgery but their ... Full Story

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