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James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change - YouTube - 0 views

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The Truth about 'Class War' in America | Common Dreams - 0 views

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    The tax structure imposed by Washington on the US over the last half-century has seen a massive double shift of the burden of taxation: from corporations to individuals and from the richest individuals to everyone else. If the national debate wants seriously to use a term like "class war" to describe Washington's tax policies, then the reality is that the class war's winners have been corporations and the rich
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Pakistani belief about drones: perceptive or paranoid? - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - 0 views

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    President Obama's former National Intelligence Director makes the case that drones are counter-productive
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If US is Serious About Debt, There's a Single-Payer Solution | Common Dreams - 0 views

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    If America truly is serious about dealing with its deficit problems, there's a fairly simple solution. But you're probably not going to like it: Enact a single-payer health care plan.

    See, we told you weren't going to like it.
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Five myths about the debt ceiling - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    In recent months, the federal debt ceiling - last increased in February 2010 and now standing at $14.3 trillion - has become a matter of national debate and political hysteria. The ceiling must be raised by Aug. 2, Treasury says, or the government will run out of cash. Congressional Republicans counter that they won't raise the debt limit unless Democrats agree to large budget cuts with no tax increases. President Obama insists that closing tax loopholes must be part of the package. Whom and what to believe in the great debt-limit debate? Here are some misconceptions that get to the heart of the battle.
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YouTube - The Truth About the Economy - 0 views

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    Robert Reich connects the dots on the economy, in less than 2 minutes and 15 seconds. Who knew he could draw!?!
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Robert Reich (The Truth About the American Economy) - 0 views

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    The U.S. economy continues to stagnate. It's growing at the rate of 1.8 percent, which is barely growing at all. Consumer spending is down. Home prices are down. Jobs and wages are going nowhere.
    It's vital that we understand the truth about the American economy.
    How did we go from the Great Depression to 30 years of Great Prosperity? And from there, to 30 years of stagnant incomes and widening inequality, culminating in the Great Recession? And from the Great Recession into such an anemic recovery?
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Actually, "the Rich" Don't "Create Jobs," We Do | Truthout - 0 views

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    You hear it again and again, varia­tion after varia­tion on a core mes­sage: if you tax rich peo­ple it kills jobs. You hear about "job-killing tax hikes," or that "tax­ing the rich hurts jobs," "taxes kill jobs," "taxes take money out of the economy, "if you tax the rich they won't be able to pro­vide jobs." ... on and on it goes. So do we rea­l­ly de­pend on "the rich" to "create" jobs? Or do jobs get created when they fill a need?
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Plutocracy Now: What Wisconsin Is Really About | Mother Jones - 0 views

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    Workers now lose a collective $743 billion each year. The top1 percent gains $673 billion. That's a pretty close match
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Chris Hedges: Real Hope Is About Doing Something - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig - 0 views

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    On Dec. 16 I will join Daniel Ellsberg, Medea Benjamin, Ray McGovern and several military veteran activists outside the White House to protest the futile and endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of us will, after our rally in Lafayette Park, attempt to chain ourselves to the fence outside the White House. It is a pretty good bet we will all spend a night in jail. Hope, from now on, will look like this.

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