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Archive for December 2010

Wall Street and its 10 most ridiculous lies of 2010

December 31, 2010

1.”Honest, we didn’t do it!” Sadly, their blame-shifting strategy worked, bamboozling the media and people across the political spectrum. Crooks? Morons? Take your pick. 2.”The overall costs will be incredibly small in comparison to almost any experience we can look at in the United States or around the world.” Ever since Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner […]

Your Smartphone Apps Are Monitoring You

December 31, 2010

Few devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner’s real name—even a unique ID number that can never be changed or turned off. And these phones don’t keep theses secrets. They are sharing this personal data widely and regularly, a Wall Street Journal […]

WikiLeaks release on Israel expected in six months

December 30, 2010

WikiLeaks will release top secret American files concerning Israel in the next six months, its founder Julian Assange has disclosed. In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Assange said only a meagre number of files related to Israel had been published so far, because the newspapers in the West, those given exclusive rights to publish […]

Many Arab officials linked to CIA through WikiLeaks

December 30, 2010

Top officials in several Arab countries have close links with the CIA, and many officials keep visiting US embassies in their respective countries voluntarily to establish links with this key US intelligence agency, says Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website, WikiLeaks. “These officials are spies for the US in their countries,” Assange told Al […]

50 Facts about the US Economy you may not want to know

December 29, 2010

The following are 50 very revealing statistics about the U.S. economy: #50) In 2010 the U.S. government is projected to issue almost as much new debt as the rest of the governments of the world combined. #49) It is being projected that the U.S. government will have a budget deficit of approximately 1.6 trillion dollars […]

Concerning WikiLeaks, isn’t Government supposed to operate openly and citizens entitled to privacy?

December 28, 2010

Glenn Greenwald writes in Salon: “The Justice Department is engaged in an all-out crusade to figure out how to shut down WikiLeaks and imprison Julian Assange. It is subjecting Bradley Manning to unbelievably inhumane conditions in order to manipulate him into providing needed testimony to prosecute Assange. Recall that in 2008 — long before anyone […]

Protest Bradley Manning in solitary at Quantico Marine Corp Base brig

December 28, 2010

Bradley Manning, the 23-year-old Army private accused of leaking classified information to Wikileaks, has been held in the brig at Quantico Marine Corp Base for five months in inhumane conditions, with severe restrictions on his ability to exercise, communicate, or even sleep. Manning has not been convicted of any crime. Nor is there a date […]

The sad economic state of the United States

December 28, 2010

Today, nearly one out of every three families in the United States is considered to be “low income”. Following are some of the key findings for 2009 (with 2010 continuing the decline): * There were more than 10 million low-income working families in the United States, an increase of nearly a quarter million from the […]

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks incentives for Corporations and Governments to behave ethically

December 28, 2010

The Wikileaks revolution isn’t only about airing secrets and transacting information. It’s about dismantling large organizations—from corporations to government bureaucracies. In a Wikileaks world, the greater the number of people who intimately understand your organization, the more candidates there are for revealing that information to millions of voyeurs. Granted, Julian Assange himself doesn’t purport to […]

The gap between the rich and the middle class and the poor

December 28, 2010

The richest 1% of U.S. households had a net worth 225 times greater than that of the average American household in 2009, according to analysis conducted by the Economic Policy Institute. That’s up from the previous record of 190 times greater, which was set in 2004. Meanwhile, the average family’s net worth plunged 41% from […]