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Archive for October 2011

UNESCO grants full membership to Palestine

October 31, 2011

The U.N. cultural and educational agency (UNHESCO) voted Monday to accept the Palestinian mission as a full member, triggering the United States to withhold $60 million. The U.S. funds about 22 percent of UNESCO’s budget, or roughly $80 million annually. “We are not going to be able to continue contributing to the budget,” State Department […]

A small victory against big banks

October 31, 2011

“Score one for a customer rebellion!” — that’s how Diane Sawyer announced on ABC Nightly News Friday night that big banks are backing off debit card fees after 300,000 people signed Molly Katchpole’s petition against Bank of America’s $5 debit card fee. Not only is Bank of America revising its $5 debit card fee, […]

Major focus on Africa by US Military

October 30, 2011

The United States is playing a growing role in Africa’s military battles, using special forces advisers, drones and tens of millions of dollars in military aid. Once again, the focus is Somalia, the lawless nation that was the site of America’s last large-scale military intervention in Africa in the early 1990s. This time the United […]

US financial crisis Be Afraid

October 29, 2011

When the governor of the Bank of England proclaims that the current global economic situation is “the most serious financial crisis we’ve seen at least since the 1930s, if not ever,” it’s prudent to listen up. In early October, after injecting more than $100 billion into Britain’s banking system to keep it solvent, Sir Mervyn […]

Oakland police and mayor face fresh protest over Scott Olsen injuries

October 28, 2011

Protesters have returned to downtown Oakland, California, to demand the resignation of the city’s mayor and an investigation to explain how an Iraq war veteran, Scott Olsen, was hit in the head by a teargas canister at close range, leaving him critically injured. About 2,000 people – half as many as Tuesday night – massed […]

BP Oil Spill whistleblowers and experts continue to mysteriously die

October 28, 2011

In the last year and a half at least 10 experts, whistleblowers and BP connected individuals have died under mysterious circumstances. April 2, 2011 – Tucker Mendoza, gulf truth activist, shot four times through his front door. February 17, 2011 – LSU scientist Gregory Stone, 54 – Died of Unknown Illness. Stone was an oft-quoted […]

Scott Olsen Iraq War veteran seriously injured in Occupy Oakland demonstration

October 27, 2011

The Iraq War veteran injured during a clash between police and anti-Wall Street protesters wasn’t taking part in the demonstrations out of economic want. Scott Olsen, 24, makes a good living as a network engineer and has a nice hillside apartment overlooking San Francisco Bay. And yet, his friends say, he felt so strongly about […]

Federal regulators who monitor Wall Street are paid big bucks

October 27, 2011

Federal employees at several financial regulatory agencies are earning six-figure salaries according to federal records obtained by Judicial Watch. For example, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB – created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulation law – has hired a dozen employees at more than $225,000 per year In addition to the new […]

Income for top 1 percent skyrockets by 275 percent!

October 26, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement has made inequality a key focus of its protests, and has used the slogan, “We are the 99 percent.” We already know that the gap between rich and poor has been widening lately. But some new numbers from the Congressional Budget Office put the issue into stark relief. As the […]

Ron Paul Thoughts on Occupation

October 26, 2011

“Imagine armed Chinese troops in your city.” –Ron Paul Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping […]