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February 14, 2006

Class war USA - The already enormous gap between rich and poor in America has become a Grand Canyon. In every part of their lives, U.S. workers are having a harder time making ends meet--while the fantastic wealth of a tiny few grows even more obscene.
(1457 views)


February 13, 2006

Australia: A widening gap between CEO salaries and average wages - Symptomatic of the underlying tendency in capitalist society toward ever greater levels of social inequality is the phenomenal growth in the remuneration paid to the chief executive officers (CEOs) of leading corporations.
(755 views)

Bush budget targets 141 programs for elimination or drastic cutbacks - A review of only a sampling of the programs included on the list indicates the human cost of the proposed cuts...they include cuts in such basic necessities as food subsidies for the elderly and poor, educational programs for low-income students, literacy programs, and arts education. They also threaten basic infrastructure and the environment.
(875 views)


February 11, 2006

Nuking the Economy - Forget Iran, Americans Should be Hysterical About This
(1573 views)

The private sector model is a failed model and is being swept away all over the world - Global experience teaches us that a system based upon the ownership of and access to wealth and capital of a few cannot satisfy the needs of the majority people particularly in the post-colonial world, mainly because that was the essential and dominant system in the first place through stages of slavery, indentureship and colonial capitalism that had failed miserably.
(803 views)


February 10, 2006

The Permanent Energy Crisis - No Escape from Scarcity
(856 views)


February 9, 2006

Exxon: America will always rely on foreign oil - The United States will always rely on foreign imports of oil to feed its energy needs and should stop trying to become energy independent, a top Exxon Mobil Corp...executive said on Tuesday.
(843 views)


February 7, 2006

The Crackhead's New Budget: $2,770,000,000,000 in Spending - At least street crackheads just steal radar detectors out of cars - not $2,770,000,000,000 out of the next three generations' pockets.
(803 views)


February 6, 2006

Tax Shelters Disguised as Health Care Reform - At least 46 million Americas are now without health insurance. And most earn too little to put much money toward a high-deductible health insurance policy. With rising inflation the working poor and middle class are lucky enough to be able to save $100 toward the cost of their health care, let alone $10,500. The president’s proposal to "strengthen health savings accounts" is nothing more than an attempt to increase tax shelters for the rich.
(800 views)


February 5, 2006

Fourth and Long in Detroit: Super Bowl City on the Brink - "A celebration of concentrated wealth."
(879 views)

Why believe your LYING eyes - When you can believe the LYING media, instead.
(939 views)


February 4, 2006

US tax agency targets poor - The Internal Revenue Service’s taxpayer advocate recently revealed that the agency froze tax refunds owed to hundreds of thousands of poor Americans, labeling them fraudulent. Refunds were withheld by the IRS without notifying taxpayers that their claims were under review, thereby eliminating any opportunity to respond to the agency.
(1130 views)

The Super Bowl in Detroit: the manufacturing of a "national event" - Beyond the massive amounts of money involved, such a mind-numbing event as the Super Bowl serves to divert the population—reeling from economic blows and witness to the carryings-on of a ruling elite that has lost its head—from everyday life and all the unresolved problems in American society. The shrillness of the media hype about everything trivial increases as the list of major disasters lengthens...A bewildered population is urged to ignore all this and concentrate on the appropriate menu for three (or four!) hours of television viewing. It’s untenable and absurd.
(876 views)


February 3, 2006

US budget slashes social spending to fund war and tax cuts for the rich - In the wake of George W. Bush’s State of the Union address, the White House and the Republican-led Congress have moved swiftly to implement a series of budget measures that will slash funding for health care and education while allocating vast new sums for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and tax cuts for America’s wealthy elite.
(787 views)


February 2, 2006

What Is Plan B? - Like earlier civilizations that got into environmental trouble, we can decide to stay with business as usual and watch our global economy decline and eventually collapse. One way or another, the decision will be made by our generation. Of that there is little doubt. But it will affect life on earth for all generations to come.
(902 views)

It's capitalism or a habitable planet - you can't have both - Our economic system is unsustainable by its very nature. The only response to climate chaos and peak oil is major social change.
(1126 views)


February 1, 2006

Retiring into poverty - Pensions were once considered one of the central features of the American Dream. That was the dream, but U.S. workers are waking up to a different reality today--that pensions are fast becoming a thing of the past.
(875 views)

The Evil War on Drugs - Speak out too loudly against the drug war, and you might be targeted. Peter McWilliams had AIDS and cancer and was dependent on marijuana to stay alive. But the federal government wouldn’t let McWilliams, a vocal anti-prohibition activist, have his medicine. They threatened to take his mother’s house away if he used the substance that was keeping him alive. He was found dead in his home in June 2000. The drug war killed him directly.
(1056 views)

Trouble in Cubicle Nation - While big business racks up historic profits, workplace life is becoming more unbearable for the people who make the products and services.
(907 views)


January 31, 2006

Government by Giveaway - by Michael Parenti - A central function of the corporate capitalist state is to maintain and advance the capital accumulation process. This it does by (a) taxing the many to subsidize the few; and (b) privatizing the public wealth, specifically the land, airwaves, mineral deposits, and other natural resources that are nominally the property of the American people.
(839 views)


January 30, 2006

THE KURDISH PIPELINE - US Plan for the "Great Middle East"
(2412 views)


January 29, 2006

FTCR: Insurers Inflated Med-Mal Claims to Justify Rate Hikes - The report maintains that insurers then used the overstated figures to justify increases in doctors' premiums and pressure legislators to enact lawsuit restrictions.
(1341 views)

Your Late Fees, Their Millions - Can't pay your student loan on time? The fat cats at Sallie Mae are so glad to hear it.
(1242 views)

Corporate Wealth Share Rises for Top-Income Americans - New government data indicate that the concentration of corporate wealth among the highest-income Americans grew significantly in 2003, as a trend that began in 1991 accelerated in the first year that President Bush and Congress cut taxes on capital.
(713 views)


January 23, 2006

Third World America - Here in my state poverty is RAMPANT. There are no jobs of any decent calibur, only WalMart, McDonalds and the like. The majority of people can afford to shop only at THE DOLLAR GENERAL STORE or THE FAMILY DOLLAR STORE, living on minimum wage barely pays the bills.
(828 views)

Oil, conflict and the future of global energy supplies - This article posits two main assumptions: (i) that global “peak oil” is fast approaching its optimum level, and (ii) that the Bush administration’s jingoism is directly correlated to US efforts at dominance over strategic oil supplies.
(869 views)


January 21, 2006

Collapse of U.S. Economy Imminent - Be aware - we stand at the threshold of total ruin - the international bankers and war profiteers care little for our lives and families - these demons worship money and all things vile and evil - they have very much to gain from war, misery, disease, famine, chaos and death (our deaths).
(3265 views)

Under Strains of Peak Oil and Gas, Ideology Stretches to the Limit - For "our" Establishment press and book trade, the trick is to use free market ideology to justify America’s Rightist approach and deride those of our geopolitical competitors. The trouble is that free markets and free trade are inadequate to the realities of Peak Fossil Fuels and the gap is widening all the time.
(740 views)


January 20, 2006

What they don't want you to know about the coming oil crisis - ...the most basic of the foundations of our assumptions of future economic wellbeing is rotten. Our society is in a state of collective denial that has no precedent in history, in terms of its scale and implications.
(880 views)


January 16, 2006

US living standards in 2005 continued downward trend - Millions of Americans saw their living conditions drastically decline in 2005. For the US working class, four years of a supposed economic recovery celebrated by Wall Street have translated into rising expenses, stagnating real wages and record debt.
(754 views)


January 12, 2006

Over the Peak - ...the current path -- continually expanding our use of oil on the assumption that the Earth will yield whatever quantity we need -- is irresponsible and reckless.
(756 views)


January 11, 2006

Bankruptcy Filings Hit Record 2M in 2005 - The rush of indebted consumers to file bankruptcy before a tough new law took effect pushed personal filings for 2005 to their highest annual level on record — more than 2 million, according to new data.
(858 views)

Planning For the Peak - The economic effects of peak oil go far beyond spending more at the pump.
(1314 views)


January 10, 2006

What Numbers Aren't Saying About the Economy Most Live In - ...it's never been easier to show why the tax cuts were closer to the worst thing for the economy, if it's ordinary Americans' well-being you're worried about (as opposed to shareholder comforts).
(762 views)


January 9, 2006

Time is Now to Take Back Your Time - Standing in the way of minimum justice for workers are the big corporate lobbies, their trade associations in Washington, DC and their political slush funds for the politicians. Changes have to begin with the indignation of the millions of deprived workers who have contributed to the doubling of labor productivity since 1969 but are receiving less by way of inflation-adjusted returns.
(785 views)


January 8, 2006

Peak Oil And The Politics Of Global Solutions - ...fact cannot be escaped that government action needs to be taken at the nation state and, more importantly, global levels.
(835 views)


January 6, 2006

Rich man, poor man: hungry children in America - It is estimated that 33 million Americans continue to live in households without an adequate supply of food.
(899 views)

US Pensions: Capitalist Disaster - The US pension systems for workers are now widespread disasters.
(724 views)


January 5, 2006

Peak Oil and the End of Empire - Peak oil is most likely a term most readers have not heard before. That is about to change. The concept is slowly making its way onto the mainstream stage. It is intruding into the fringes of the public conscience and soon it may occupy the greater part. When that time comes, as it inevitably will, and probably sooner than you think, the world as we know it will end.
(1777 views)


January 3, 2006

Real terrorists rape consumers - The rich and privileged in our government and big banks don't have a clue how most working American families exist.
(1572 views)

Swedish government embraces peak oil and looks towards biofuels - The Swedish Prime Minister, Göran Persson, has founded a non-political committee with the intent of making Sweden fossil fuel-independent by 2020.
(1025 views)

Chicago vs. Hugo Chávez - Rather than accept cheap diesel from Venezuela, the city chose to raise commuting costs for low-income residents.
(1176 views)


January 1, 2006

2 Taxes on Wealthy Expiring: 5-Year Phaseout Starts Jan. 1; Move to Cost Treasury $27 Billion - Millionaires will receive an average tax cut of $19,000 a year when the two provisions are wiped out, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said. The center added that this comes on top of an average tax cut of $103,000 that millionaires received in 2005 because of other tax cuts adopted since 2001.
(2611 views)

LIAR, LIAR, economy on FIRE - No doubt, the mainstream media often LIES. I could go over examples ad nauseum. But more often than not, they merely massage the truth.
(1045 views)


December 29, 2005

American road leads off a cliff - The American Dream is becoming the American Pipe Dream.
(796 views)


December 28, 2005

Pataki & Bloomberg: How to Bust a Union - The great shame is that the debate that should have happened, the debate the people of this nation so desperately need to hear, never occurred. Every major media outlet gave only cursory coverage of the transit workers’ case.
(913 views)


December 23, 2005

Christmas in New York: Billions in bonuses for Wall Street execs, mayor denounces "selfish" transit workers - December is the month for year-end bonuses for Wall Street’s traders, brokers and investment bankers and this year the top layers are expected to pocket some $17 billion in incentive payouts. According to Johnson Associates Inc., a compensation consulting firm, the average bonus for a managing director will be $1.2 million, with top investment bankers and prime brokers seeing checks padded by as much as 20 percent more than 2004’s bonuses.
(1034 views)

The Economy in a Nutshell - Wages & Incomes Down, Poverty & Debt Up
(924 views)


December 22, 2005

Students to Bear Big Burden Under the Final Budget Bill - "This is the biggest cut in the history of the federal student loan program," said David Ward, president of the American Council on Education, an umbrella group for public and private colleges and universities.
(774 views)

Santa's Chinese elves - Some 70% of the world's Christmas ornaments and other paraphernalia now originate in officially atheist mainland China. Tinsel, Santas, mistletoe and artificial trees of every shape and hue are churned out at a relentless pace by thousands of factory workers in Guangdong, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces.
(799 views)


December 21, 2005

The New York transit strike: A new stage in the class struggle - The strike by transit workers is an event of international significance. Defying massive fines and even the threat of jail, the strike represents a direct challenge to a super-rich Wall Street elite that is accustomed to imposing its economic interests and its will not only on New York City, but on the world.
(767 views)

McDonald's vs. the Tomato Pickers - The fast-food giant tries to appease migrant farmworkers while doing everything possible to keep its labor costs dirt-cheap.
(783 views)


December 19, 2005

The End of Cheap Oil - The facts about oil supply, our primary energy source, have been known for some time. The body of literature on oil supply is very compelling, but seldom makes the bestseller list. What is really surprising is the silence from the mainstream media and our elected officials about this enormous issue that has been bearing down on us for decades.
(752 views)


December 18, 2005

The class war economy: Corporate America’s steals from workers and the poor - Call it the class war economy--a shocking transfer of wealth out of the pockets of working people and the poor and into the overstuffed bank accounts of the super-rich.
(1779 views)

Lifestyles of the rich and very rich - "The Iraqi people...will continue to move forward toward a sovereign Iraq, an Iraq where an elite few can no longer erect expensive and ornate palaces like these while the majority of the people suffer in fear and poverty." The whistling of the dud mortar overhead as he spoke--sending generals scrambling for cover--seemed a fitting catcall to this piece of hypocrisy.
(1294 views)


December 16, 2005

The Corporate Begging Bowl - They bleat about the free market, then insist that we subsidise them.
(798 views)


December 13, 2005

Poverty Facts and Stats - 51 percent of the world’s 100 hundred wealthiest bodies are corporations.
(1899 views)

Housing Costs Lifting Rentals Out of Reach - The cost of rental housing has increased faster than wages, making it increasingly difficult for low-income families to afford even modest apartments, an advocacy group said Tuesday.
(829 views)


December 10, 2005

American hunger: Are scientists lying? - There is, simply, a national denial. It’s echoed in the daily press. So the newspapers in my city run big, colorful daily sections on food preparation. In general the media is dramatically disinterested in the poor, and dramatically interested in the rich – the same newspapers carry regular sections on real estate which show baronial homes in Bel Air.
(799 views)


December 7, 2005

Federal Court Allows Employers to Muck Up Organizing Drives - The now-moot ordinance, passed by the county Board of Supervisors in 2000, had required that contractors paid more than $250,000 for services agree to remain neutral when facing efforts to organize their employees.
(1051 views)

Debt, Unemployment, Privatization and War: How Greenspan Skewered America - In the stately pantheon of class-warriors, Greenspan's spectral-image looms larger than any other; the foremost proponent of hardnosed social-Darwinism and exclusionary economics. Even his carpet-bagging consort, G.W. Bush, pales in comparison.
(1324 views)


December 6, 2005

Warning on bitter GM harvest - Genetically modified crops have failed to deliver the economic benefits promised to US farmers and could pose similar problems if adopted in Australia, a former US government bureaucrat has warned.
(725 views)


December 5, 2005

Where they hide the cash - When aid or debt relief are discussed, attention often focuses on corrupt leaders and governments in Africa and other parts of the developing world. But they are amateurs compared with the rich companies and individuals who use the world's tax havens and banking systems to hide sums of money that could address almost all of the continent's financial needs.
(671 views)


December 4, 2005

The Republicans' millionaire relief act - Break out those champagne wishes and caviar dreams. The donor class is getting what it paid for.
(1052 views)

An Economy Driven By Debt: Don't Confuse the Jobs Hype with the Facts - Debt-fueled growth is qualitatively different from economic growth that results from an increase in high value-added jobs.
(932 views)


December 1, 2005

Racial Poverty Gaps in U.S. Amount to Human Rights Violation, Says U.N. Expert - "If the United States government designed and implemented the policies according to human rights standards much of the problem of poverty could be resolved..."
(1050 views)

The War on Our Children - We must stop accepting that low-wage, low-benefit, part-time jobs are the best our children can do. We need to ensure a livable wage for all.
(946 views)


November 30, 2005

What's Good for General Motors Is Killing America - ...if GM is a symbol of the American industrial golden age, its decline...is a sign of the destruction of the American social contract. No more pensions, family-supporting wages, or hardworking, blue-collar membership in the middle class. Instead, we are living in the era of Wal-Mart wages, food stamps and Medicare for the children of the working class, and a disappearing American Dream. That shift may be good for General Motors shareholders, but it is killing America.
(824 views)


November 28, 2005

Burying College Grads in Debt - The average student borrower now graduates with $27,600 of debt, almost three and a half times what it was a decade ago. 84 percent of black students and 66 percent of Latino students graduate with debt. And 39 percent of all student borrowers graduate with unmanageable levels of debt...
(914 views)

Seven Arrested in "Buy Nothing Day" Protest at Delaware Mall - The protesters, including three sisters who were also arrested at the mall last year and a man dressed as Santa Claus, were urging shoppers to curb their consumerist urges as part of "Buy Nothing Day" ...
(1671 views)


November 27, 2005

The income gap grows - The spread between the rich and the rest has been growing for decades. Current policies will only make it worse.
(707 views)

Capitalism Has Been Tried and it just Doesn’t Work - We grab the easy, exploitatively derived money and run, letting the Devil take the hindmost. American commercial life consistently works at vicious cross-purposes with public welfare and the common good.
(816 views)

Peak Oil: What We Know Now - The permanent military bases and Pentagon sized American consul offices in Iraq are being built because 60% of the world's crude comes from an increasingly hostile Middle East - this percentage of the supply of the world's most valuable commodity will increase over the next decade - and because control of Iraq is the decisive high ground for control of the Middle East..
(1353 views)

Oxfam: Free trade may drain Arabs - Oxfam, the global anti-poverty organisation, has cautioned the EU against seeking rapid free trade in agriculture with Arab nations around the Mediterranean, saying it will drive people there deeper into poverty.
(871 views)


November 26, 2005

Net Worth of India's Billionaires Soars - See, Neoliberalism Really Works!
(1238 views)


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