Saturday, March 26, 2011

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Is capitalism to blame for the rise in unrest and the fall of global markets? One scholar argued yes, saying it is merely how capitalism works. Ha-Joon Chang, a senior research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism" argued the assumptions behind the dogma and hype of capitalism and the free market spun by the neoliberal economists since the era of Reagan are completely false.

Gaddafi: America's easy target?

Gaddafi: America's easy target?

The US opts not to interfere in the internal affairs of its allies in the region, no matter how grave the situation becomes. Vijay Prashad, the Director of International Studies at Trinity College explained Libya was an easy target in the region, a non-US ally who does not walk in-step with the West. And, the UN resolution on Libya is so vague it doesn't differentiate well between civilians and rebels - opening the door for the coalition to support the rebels above and beyond humanitarian needs.

War Stories

War Stories

The Pentagon, NATO, these organizations fight an information war to go alongside the real one happening on the battlefield...to sell the reality of a conflict where people are dying and billions are being spent, to the public. But are they losing?

New York Day of Rage

New York Day of Rage

Awesome video of thousands of New Yorkers protesting against budget cuts on the streets of the Big Apple. They marched to Wall Street demanding the government tax the rich instead of cutting social programs

Huge pro-immigration rally in Atlanta, Georgia

Huge pro-immigration rally in Atlanta, Georgia

Some seven thousand people gathered in Atlanta, Georgia to protest a new anti-immigration bill adopted by Georgia lawmakers. Protesters were chanting and waving sings in both English and Spanish, using slogans like; "Immigrants pick the crops that you eat every day!" and "Broken system, broken families."
The hope of the protesters is to convince Georgia Republican Governor Nathan Deal to veto the legislation.

Celente: Libya civil war none of US business

Celente: Libya civil war none of US business

There are increasing calls for more democracy and to end corruption throughout Africa and the Middle East, but the US targeted Libya to make a statement. Gerald Celente, the director of the Trends Research Institute says this is a chilling example of US hypocrisy. Killing people with bombs to solve the humanitarian crisis is absurd and ironic he notes. In addition, Americans are suffering from high unemployment and calling for cuts to government spending, yet the Pentagon is blowing away billions per week bombing Libya

Suspect in Ga. Police Officer's Death Surrenders

Suspect in Ga. Police Officer's Death Surrenders

The man charged in the shooting death of a Georgia police officer surrendered on live TV after he released the last four of eight hostages he was holding at an Athens apartment. The 33-year-old Jamie Hood released four hostages Friday evening. (March 25)




Police: Ga. Suspect Releases 4 Hostages

Police: Ga. Suspect Releases 4 Hostages


The man suspected in the shooting death of a Georgia police officer has released four of the eight hostages he was holding at an Athens apartment. (March 25)

Agency: Ga. Suspect Believed to Have 9 Hostages

Agency: Ga. Suspect Believed to Have 9 Hostages

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a man suspected in the shooting death of a police officer is holding eight hostages at an Athens apartment. Authorities are communicating with Jamie Hood and the hostages are safe but not free to leave. (March 25)

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