Monthly Archives: May 2012

What the Facebook Fiasco Tells Us About Our Rigged Stock Market | | AlterNet

What the Facebook Fiasco Tells Us About Our Rigged Stock Market | | AlterNet. Facebook is all about sharing. And rainbows! And unicorns! Actually, it looks as if Zuckerberg and the megabanks that managed the deal decided to share pertinent … Continue reading

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Inside the Amazon Shareholders’ Meeting — ALEC, Mic Check and More | Crooks and Liars

Inside the Amazon Shareholders’ Meeting — ALEC, Mic Check and More | Crooks and Liars. Time to boycott Amazon. The only way they will respond is to hit them in the pocketbook. I for one will BOYCOTT

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Steve King Reminds Latino Voters That Republicans Love to Compare Them to Dogs, Cattle, Beans and Corn | Crooks and Liars

Steve King Reminds Latino Voters That Republicans Love to Compare Them to Dogs, Cattle, Beans and Corn | Crooks and Liars. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, compared immigrants to dogs at a town hall meeting yesterday, telling constituents that the U.S. … Continue reading

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When You Hear GOP Call To ‘Repeal and Replace’ the ACA, Remember The Hermosillo Sisters | Crooks and Liars

When You Hear GOP Call To ‘Repeal and Replace’ the ACA, Remember The Hermosillo Sisters | Crooks and Liars. If the ACA had been in effect, these two young women who give so much to their community would never have … Continue reading

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Colonized by Corporations | | AlterNet

Colonized by Corporations | | AlterNet. The colonized are denied job security. Incomes are reduced to subsistence level. The poor are plunged into desperation. Mass movements, such as labor unions, are dismantled. The school system is degraded so only the … Continue reading

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“The Whole System Relies on These Arrests”: The NYPD’s Racist Marijuana Arrest Crusade And Its National Implications | | AlterNet

“The Whole System Relies on These Arrests”: The NYPD’s Racist Marijuana Arrest Crusade And Its National Implications | | AlterNet. Hard data are emerging that confirm what marijuana reform advocates and public defenders have long maintained: That the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk … Continue reading

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Ehrenreich: How Corporations and Local Governments Rob the Poor Blind | | AlterNet

Ehrenreich: How Corporations and Local Governments Rob the Poor Blind | | AlterNet. The poster case for government persecution of the down-and-out would have to be Edwina Nowlin, a homeless Michigan woman who was jailed in 2009 for failing to pay $104 … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Rule | Feature | Tucson Weekly

Right-Wing Rule | Feature | Tucson Weekly. The Lunatics Are Running The Asylum In Arizona. They pushed through new tax cuts for Arizona’s wealthiest residents. They created a new shield of secrecy for companies that pollute. They eliminated job protections … Continue reading

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“Serious as a Heart Attack”: RoseAnn DeMoro Explains How to Raise $350 Billion from Financial Transaction Tax | | AlterNet

“Serious as a Heart Attack”: RoseAnn DeMoro Explains How to Raise $350 Billion from Financial Transaction Tax | | AlterNet. DeMoro is championing the Robin Hood Tax, a small government levy the financial sector would pay on commercial transactions like … Continue reading

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Stand Your Ground? Only If You’re White and Male | Crooks and Liars

Stand Your Ground? Only If You’re White and Male | Crooks and Liars. For someone like George Zimmerman, he simply invokes it in a police interview and he’s released without an investigation even though he’s killed an unarmed boy simply … Continue reading

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