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Commentary :: Labor
The Democrats are Coming After Social Security
10 Feb 2010
It’s official: the Democrats are coming after Social Security and Medicare. How refreshing that all the backroom scheming and political conspiring is finally out in the open. Before, the corporate elite had been having this conversation in private, via right-wing think tanks and business journals. Now, mainstream media is promoting these ideas, including the Democrat’s media mouthpiece — The New York Times.



In a three-page editorial, entitled The Truth about the Deficit, The New York Times gives its solution to the country’s debt problems. The main idea is summed up here:
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Growing Hunger in America
09 Feb 2010
a growing unaddressed emergency
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Commentary :: Labor
MLK Economics
09 Feb 2010
How Dr. King might have responded to current crises of recession, unemployment and foreclosure
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Commentary :: Labor
Jobs Continue to Vanish while the Media Cheers "Recovery"
08 Feb 2010
At first glance it appeared there was a typo in the headlines. The national media reported that, in January, another 20,000 more jobs were lost. Somehow, the unemployment rate dropped, from 10 percent to 9.7 percent. Nobody thought this paradox was worth explaining; instead, the media’s attitude was “more good news” about the economy.



But there was other evidence of an obliterated job market hiding behind the cheerful headlines. After revising the employment numbers in 2009, The New York Times reported, “…the economy lost 150,000 jobs in December, far more than the 85,000 initially reported.” Overall in 2009, the adjusted numbers showed an additional “…1.36 million fewer jobs…” (February 5, 2010).
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Commentary :: Politics
Lawrence Lessig
08 Feb 2010
"At the center of our government lies a bankrupt institution: Congress."
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Aafia Siddiqui: Victimized by American Injustice
08 Feb 2010
a human tragedy and gross injustice
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News :: Human Rights : International
1-Dozens injured in the village of Bil'in with cases of suffocation and fainting
07 Feb 2010
Date: 5/2/2010 3:30

Dozens of residents of Bil'in, neighboring villages, international solidarity activis, and peace-loving israelis participated in a weekly march organized by the popular committee against the wall. The march started from the village's main square after Friday prayers and echoed national symbols aimed at reconciliation, reunification, while directly confronting the Israeli occupation. After the arrival of the march participants at the western gate of the wall, a shower of rubber coated metal bullets, tear gas, and sound bombs was directed against them. The popular committee's cameraman, Hamde Abu Rahma, was wounded as well as Ashraf Abu Rahma (from a tear gas canister) and an Icelandic solidarity activist (from sound bomb shrapnel). The army then tried to suprise protesters at the back of the march with special forces, who tried to hunt down young men in the village but were unsuccessful. Instead, their presence led to violent clashes in the vacinity and tear gas reigned down by cars in the same area where recently freed Popular Committee Cameraman Hamde was arrested 2 days prior as he covered the arrest of Ibrahim Burnat. Hamde was later released without charge.
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Commentary :: Politics
The Beauty of the Supreme Court's Decision on Corporate Personhood
07 Feb 2010
Honesty is a beautiful thing.
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Commentary :: Politics
Is America going dumb as well as fascist?
07 Feb 2010
Is it something in the food or on TV?
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Commentary :: Globalization
Options for Paying Off the National Debt
06 Feb 2010
We're broke. We're in debt. What is a country to do?
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