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POLITICS 101

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Highly Recommended:
Money Is Not Safe In
The Big Banks
If you value your hard earned savings, you need to know this!
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Public Banking Institute
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The Economy Will Not Recover Until The Fraud
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The Web of DebtThe Web of Debt


The Shocking Truth about Our Money System and How We Can Break Free!

This is not a paid advertisement but a strongly suggested reading that explains the debt problem and provides solutions that can help solve our economic and other problems.

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You Know a Politician or Talking Head Is Clueless When...
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Prosperity for Main Street, not Wall Street
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Money Is Not Safe In The Big Banks
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How Many Warnings Do You Need?
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The Trillion Dollar Coin: What You Need To Know
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If you Like NAFTA, You'll Love TPP
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A Better Way To Finance Public Projects
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New World Order Blueprint Leaked
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The DISEASE is our Monetary System
by Rudy Avizius
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Occupy: Why are they protesting? Video
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The Money Masters Live in Fear
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Occupy Evictions: Did the Money Masters Win?
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A Tale of 3 Cities
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My Night With Occupy Wall Street
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More, is never enough!
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The Corporate States of America
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Symptoms of a Police State?
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Student Debt Burden Solution Part 1
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Student Debt Burden Solution Part 2
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Student Debt Burden Solution Part 3
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A Better Solution Than TARP
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How To Make a $Million Dollars
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Campaign of Misinformation
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Supreme Court Hands Nation Over to Corporations
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Are we really getting at the ROOT CAUSE of our economic problems?
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The Big Picture
Part 1 - How did we get here?
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The Big Picture
Part 2 - The government response
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The Big Picture
Part 3 - What can we do?
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Sucessful parasites do not kill their hosts
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Too big to fail?
A Mortal Threat to America
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Economic

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The Money Myth Exploded
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When Systems Crumble: Looking Beyond Global Capitalism
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The Dirty Business of U.S. 'Think Tanks'
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Forget Clinton's and Trump's Plans for the Economy: It's Time to Erase Debt and Create Jobs
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The Looming Financial Crisis Nobody Is Talking About, But Should Be
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How Much Do Shady Financial Practices Cost You, Exactly?
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Japan's "Helicopter Money" Play: Road to Hyperinflation or Cure for Debt Deflation?
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The Federal Reserve is a Ponzi Scheme
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Is Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Legislation a Hoax?
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Signs the Government Is Planning to Confiscate Your Retirement Funds
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TransCanada's $15 Billion Suit Against U.S. is Corporate Nationhood at its Worst
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Goldman Sachs Just Ate Denmark for Breakfast
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Wall Street Behind Brazil Coup D'etat
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How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
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The Bilderberg 2016 Agenda: Trump, Riots, Migrants, Brexit
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The rise of the meta-criminal: Is the NSA manipulating the stock market?
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Once Middle Class, Millions Are Joining the Ranks of 'Disposable' Americans
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The U.S. Government Is Quietly Paying Billions to Wall Street Banks
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Rogue Wave
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The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water
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Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up
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Blaming Hackers Coming to a Bank Account Near You to Steal Your Life Savings
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Proof That the Top 0.1% Create Crashes
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The Proper Purpose of Money
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"Not true and they knew it": What Rahm Emanuel's Wall Street craze cost Chicago
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Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Public Banking Blueprint for California?
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How Capitalism and Racism Support Each Other
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How Systems Break: First They Slow Down
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New Report Finds Many Large, Profitable U.S. Corporations Pay No Federal Income Taxes
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Wall Street Should Pay a Sales Tax, Too
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Regulators Reject 'Living Wills' of Five Financial Giants
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The Lies of Neoliberal Economics (or How America Became a Nation of Sharecroppers)
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Land Worth = GDP and enough to replace all taxes with Land Rent
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"Don't Owe. Won't Pay." Everything You've Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
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National Banks – Ending the Stranglehold of Usury and the Private Money System
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Research for Transition
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Rebooting Work: Programming the Economy for People
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Rahm Emanuel Is Trying To Pay Wall Street Banks Even More for Chicago's Bad Financial Deals
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Is Wall Street Making a Killing off Cities' Debt?
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Ten Common Sense Economic Truths
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When Cash Is Outlawed… Only Outlaws Will Have Cash
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Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations
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Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy
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How State Banks Bring the Money Home
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What Wall Street Costs America
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'Too Big to Fail' Banks Thriving a Few Years After Financial Crisis
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Cashless Society War Intensifies During Global Epocalypse
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Davos 2016: robots will steal 5 million jobs by 2020
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China Flexes Muscles At Shanghai Gold Exchange
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Shipping Said to Have Ceased.... Is the Worldwide Economy Grinding to a Halt?
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The Catastrophic Threat of Bail-Ins
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Larry Summers Lectures Bernie Sanders on Financial and Monetary Policy
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January 1, 2016: The New Bank Bail-In System Goes Into Effect In Europe
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A Crisis Worse than ISIS? Bank "Bail-Ins" Begin…"Your Life Savings Could be Wiped out in a Massive Derivatives Collapse"
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Meanwhile, Over At The "New York" Stock Exchange: Even More Lasers
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Exposing BlackRock: Who's Afraid of Laurence Fink and His Overpowering Institution?
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If We Don't Change the Way Money Is Created and Distributed, We Change Nothing
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Big Banks Caught Using Credit Default Swaps To Destroy Nations
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America's Forgotten War Against the Central Banks
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Reinventing Banking: From Russia to Iceland to Ecuador
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The One Bank, Revisited
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Benefits For Cities and Municipalities Of a Public Bank
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Anatomy of an Oligopoly: the Beer Industry
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Why Does America Need a New Monetary System?
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America's 20 richest people have more money than these 152 million people
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The Global Financial System: Can You Handle the Ugly Truth? Fraud in the Gold Market
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Public Banks Stop Wall Street From Gambling With Our Money
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Astonishing report from the Fed says US banks are not "sound"
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Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest Rates, the War on Cash, and the $10 Trillion Bail-in
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They're coming for your cash
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How Did the Taxpayer Make Out on the Wall Street Bailout?
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The clock is ticking on a time bomb that could blow up a free internet: the TPP
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If This Doesn't Convince You to Exit the Global Banking System, Then Absolutely Nothing Will
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The Calm Before The Storm
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The Rigging of the American Market
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"Running Out of Money". The US Government On the Brink of Default. How Obama Could Beat the Debt Ceiling
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First They Jailed the Bankers, Now Every Icelander to Get Paid in Bank Sale
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Killing Off Community Banks — Intended Consequence of Dodd-Frank?
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Finance Is to Blame for Rise in Inequality
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The Wonderland Matrix
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The Derivatives Market: Bets, Bookies, and Fraud
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How Local Governments Got Burned by Private Prison Investments
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The Blip
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Why Americans Don't Understand Money and Debt And Why It's Important That We Do
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Currency Wars, Battles, And Hostile Actions
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Capitalism Run Amok: Hungry Kids, Falling Wages and Empty Houses
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The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion
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Why We Need a Guaranteed Income. Soon.
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Local Production Means Jobs and Prosperity
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At Jackson Hole: Be Very Afraid, Bankers are Channeling their Inner Rothschild
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Wall Street Parasites Have Devoured Their Hosts — Your Retirement Plan and the U.S. Economy
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A Layman's Explanation Of The Wall Street Rigged Casino Analogy
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The Crash of 2016: Wall Street Gets Ready
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The Financial Times Calls for Ending Cash, Calls it a "Barbarous Relic"
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An Unexplored Side of the Greek Financial Crisis: Two Economies, One Currency
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Fixing Our Broken Economy: A Simple Guide for the Rest of Us
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Life For Rent
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"Don't Owe. Won't Pay." Everything You've Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
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Trumping the Federal Debt Without Playing the Default Card
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Essential Reading on What Wall Street Costs America
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An economic earthquake is rumbling
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The Only Way The Rich Get Richer Is If The Rest Of Us Get Poorer
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The Quadrillion Dollar Derivative Debt and the "Bail-in": When you Deposit Funds in a Bank, it Becomes "Their Money"
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Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the way
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Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt 'Is A Necessity In Their Lives'
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The War On Cash: Why Now?
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Introducing "Trickle-Out Oligarch Economics" – How at Least $21 Trillion in Wealth Fled Offshore
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$900 Million Payday Is Billionaires' Reward For Crushing Twinkie-Maker's Labor Unions
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The Confiscation of Bank Savings to "Save the Banks": The Diabolical Bank "Bail-In" Proposal
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Soulless Economics
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Greece: Sound and Fury Signifying Much
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The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of Collapsing
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"Guerrilla Warfare Against a Hegemonic Power": The Challenge and Promise of Greece
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Job Losses and Obama's TPP: The Deadly Impacts of Trade Agreements on Employment
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The Care and Feeding of a Financial Black Hole
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An Inadvertent Warning From BlackRock - Get Your Money Out Of Mutual Funds ASAP
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US Conference of Mayors to Consider Wall Street Bank Fees & Public Banking
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Pop Goes The Bubble
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If You Have Money in a US Bank Account Be Aware!
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Fast-Track Hands the Money Monopoly to Private Banks — Permanently
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How Obama's "Trade" Deals Are Designed To End Democracy
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The One Bank, Revisited
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Three charts that show Iceland's economy recovered after it imprisoned bankers and let banks go bust - instead of bailing them out
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Why the TPP Is a Terrible Deal for Most Americans
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Ukrainians Dispossessed, Americans Are Next
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The Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
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Literally, Your ATM Won't Work…
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The "Better Than Cash Alliance" Has An Orwellian Plan
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Global Capitalist Crisis and the North American Free Trade Agreement: Reflections 21 Years On
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Bernanke & Greenspan Have Destroyed America, People Don't Realize What Is Coming
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JPMorgan Tech Workers Have New Conspiracy Theories
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The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water
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War Threat Rises As Economy Declines
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Don't Be Afraid of a Municipal Bank
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Free Trade is Plutocratic Propaganda
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Celebrating the Flash Crash With a Wall Street Sales Tax
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The Political Roots of Widening Inequality
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Iceland's Economic Revolution
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Fast track to corporate hegemony
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Our Financial Future: Infinite Greed Meets a Funny Thing Called Karma
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The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Promoting Global Tyranny Run By Corporations
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How Wall St Has Quietly Bilked Billions from Cities Across the US
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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Job Loss, Lower Wages and Higher Drug Prices
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One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes - Part 5
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Wall Street's Wealth Transfer System Is Imperiling the U.S. Economy
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How Wall Street Used Swaps to Get Rich at the Expense of Cities
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The Six Too Big to Fail Banks in the U.S. Have 278 Trillion Dollars of Exposure to Derivatives
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Today's Money Regimes Are Doomed To Failure
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How Big Business Is Helping Expand NSA Surveillance
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Warren Buffett the Slumlord – Predatory Loans, Kickbacks and Preying on the Poor at Clayton Homes
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Is Dodd-Frank Killing Community Banks? The More Important Question is How to Save Them
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TPP Power Grab: World Bank, Goldman Sachs, CFR
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Iceland To Take Back The Power To Create Money
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The Bail-In: How You and Your Money Will Be Parted During the Next Banking Crisis
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Life for Rent
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Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye
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The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water
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The "Official" Unemployment Rate Has Become Meaningless – Here's Why
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The ECB's Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments
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Former SEC Director Admits The Truth: The Market Is Rigged
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Turning the European Debt Myth Upside-Down
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Financial Collapse Leads To War
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Swimming with the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, School Districts, and Capital Appreciation Bonds
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Rothschild vs. Rothschild
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Benefits Of a Public Bank For Cities and Municipalities
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Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition or a Better Mousetrap?
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Gallup CEO Fears He Might "Suddenly Disappear" for Questioning U.S. Jobs Data
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World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rules The World
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The Face of the Oligarch Recovery – Luxury Skyscrapers Stay Empty as NYC Homeless Population Hits Record High
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Rigging the Rules: The Next Corporate Sting
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Naomi Prins: The Sinister Evolution Of Our Modern Banking System
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Acceleration Of Events With Rising Chaos – US Dollar Death Foretold
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Teachers' Retirement Funds are Piling into Manhattan Real Estate at Record High Prices
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Evidence Grows Showing Wall Street as a Negative Economic Force
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Sink the Middle Class
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What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you
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The 1% Dine in Davos as Latin America Pulls People Out of Poverty
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A Billionaire Lectures Serfs in Davos – Claims "America's Lifestyle Expectations are Far Too High"
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The Coming War on Pensions
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If It's Not A Hard Asset, It's No Asset
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Vermonters Lobby for Public Bank—And Win Millions for Local Investment Instead
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The crash of 2016: Wall Street gets ready
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The Coming War on Pensions
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Bail-In Normalization
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The American People Are Utterly Clueless About What Is Going To Happen As We Enter 2015
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How a Hedge Fund Made $100 Million From New Jersey's Desperation
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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – of 2008
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Hedge Funds cannibalize public-teacher pension funds
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Going off the reservation: investing in the Free Lakota Bank
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The Morality and Legality of Debt Jubilee, Part III
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Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives
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IMF Now Ready To Slam The Door On The U.S. And The Dollar
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Elizabeth Warren Offers 9 Damned Good Reasons to Split Citibank into Pieces
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Bail-In and the Financial Stability Board: The Global Bankers' Coup
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The Mother of all Bank Runs!
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Gambling Banksters - How Many Warnings Do You Need?
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New Banking Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Take Deposits and Pensions
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The scheme to seize depositors' money
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Senate Report: Scale of Wall Street Holdings Are "Unprecedented in U.S. History"
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The Fraud in Fractional Reserve Banking
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Prosperity Amidst the Ruins
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Treasury Nominee Eligible for "Revolving Door" Rewards
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Wall Street Journal Reports: Bank of North Dakota Outperforms Wall Street
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Enough Is Enough: The President's Latest Wall Street Nominee
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The Economic End Game Explained
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Despite Outcry of Opposition, Obama Pushes "Horrific" Trade Deal in Asia
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The Unequal State of America:Redistributing Up
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Members of the world's richest club make half-a-million bucks per minute
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Inflation 101 - Why Prices Always Go Up
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Τhe Transnational Elite and the New World Order (NWO)
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Battle for Control of the Monetary System: The Public Good vs. Private Banks
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The Road To Serfdom: Connecting Detroit, Argentina and Greece
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Building an Ark: How to Protect Public Revenues from the Next Meltdown
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Argentina and Wall Street's Vulture Funds: "Economic Terrorism" and the Western Financial System
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5 U.S. Banks Each Have More Than 40 Trillion Dollars In Exposure To Derivatives
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America's Rotting Empire: Billionaires Galore & A Crumbling Infrastructure
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A Public Bank Option for Scotland
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Bogus Trading, Speculation in the Silver Market
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Economic Hitmen Robbing Public Resources Across Detroit, Argentina and Greece
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Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed's Bizarre New Rules
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Profits Soar As Pentagon Leans on Private Corporations for Special Ops
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No Economy For Americans
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NATO Dead, King Dollar Wrecked
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Breaking Up [the Banks] May Not Be Quite So Hard To Do
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How The Coming Silver Price Bubble Will Develop
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Plundering the Planet: Rigged Corporate "Free Trade Partnerships" and "Climate Change Agreements
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Gold And Silver Low Prices Are NOT The Reason To Own Precious Metals
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Senator Elizabeth Warren Versus Paul Krugman on Too Big to Fail
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NAFTA Is 20 Years Old – Here Are 20 Facts That Show How It Is Destroying The Economy
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The Bank for International Settlements' Backdoor Betrayals
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Critical Moment To Stop The TPP & Other Rigged Trade Agreements
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The De-industrialization of America
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Engineering Failed States: The Strategy of Global Corporate Imperialism
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Why Germany is Backing Away from a Trade Deal that Lets Corporations Sue the Government
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Too Big To Fail Is Alive And More Dangerous Than Ever
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Don't Be Fooled: Banks Still Too Big to Fail
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Internationalists Are Pushing The World Towards Globally Engineered Economic Warfare
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Will the Global Financial System Survive? What are the Triggers for a Crash?
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You Can't Taper a Ponzi Scheme: Time to Reboot
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Forget What They Say And Watch What They Do
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Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Dick Cheney-Linked Company
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Capitalism's Deeper Problem
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The Real Purpose Of The IMF
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U.S. Government Ties El Salvador USD 277 M Aid Package to Monsanto's GMO Seeds
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Detroit and Iraq: Plundered by the Same Bandits
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Another Secret Trade Agreement - TISA
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Buying Up the Planet: Out-of-control Central Banks on a Corporate Buying Spree
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The Death Of The Rust Belt
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Extreme Acts of Greed Against the American People
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The New World Order And The Rise Of The East
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Infrastructure Sticker Shock: Financing Costs More Than Construction
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Bilderberg 2014: War Criminals, Big Oil and "Too Big to Jail" Banksters Meet in Secrecy
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U.S. Retail Economic Death Rattle Grows Louder
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The (Other) Truth About The Financial Crisis: 10 "Geithner-Sized" Myths Exposed
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Detroit Statement
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The Privatization Scam: 5 Horror Stories of Gov't Outsourcing to Greedy Private Companies
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Hoenig: Wall Street Banks "Excessively Leveraged" at 22 to 1 Ratios
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Time to Act: Pension Funds are Drying Up
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): When Foreign Investors Sue the State
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World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rules The World
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The Global Money Matrix: The Forces behind America's Economic Destruction
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What's the Difference Between Fascism, Communism and Crony-Capitalism? Nothing
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The Hedge Fund Managers Tax Break: Because Wall Streeters Want Your Money
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How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule
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Fault Runs Deep in Ultrafast Trading
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Is the US or the World Coming to an End?
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Money, Money, Everywhere
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All The Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power
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Tax Dodging Companies Hoarding Nearly One Trillion Overseas
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How Wall Street Is Sucking Huge Amounts of Money from Los Angeles
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"Fairy Tale" Economics: "Sovereign Debt Default is Impossible"
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The Fourteen Year Economic Recession
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25 Fast Facts About The Federal Reserve: "Biggest Ponzi Scheme in World History"
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Today We're All Irish: Debt Serfdom Comes to America
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Why commercial banks should support a publicly-owned SuperBank in Florida
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Vermonters Want To Try a New Way of Banking
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Cloudy With a Chance of Radicalism. Or... Turning the Tables on the Big Banks?
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The Real Story Behind the Detroit Pension Fight and What it Means to America's Future
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The Powers and Abuses of America's Mega-Corporations
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The National Debt Cannot Be Paid Off
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State banks would mean jobs, credit and investment: Why don't we?
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How the Credit Card Gravy Train Is Running Over You
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JPMorgan Vice President's Death in London Shines a Light on the Bank's Close Ties to the CIA
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Wall Street Mega Banks Own Tankers, Pipelines, Utilities, Mines, Metal Warehouses – And That's Not the Worst of It
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Who Owns The Federal Reserve?
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The Final Swindle Of Private American Wealth Has Begun
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American Factory Workers Getting $33,029 Yearly Bonuses May Sound Insane, But It's True
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Studies Reveal Consensus: Trade Flows during "Free Trade" Era Have Exacerbated U.S. Income Inequality
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Enough Is Enough: Fraud-ridden Banks Are Not California's Only Option
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The Stealth Privatization of Pennsylvania's Bridges
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How the True Parasites from the Private Sector Suck the System Dry
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Will Digital Currency Replace the US Dollar? Wall Street Strategy to Make Bitcoin the Global Currency?
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Parasitic Derivatives - One Quadrillion Dollars: Too Big to Understand
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For Financial Speculators, Profit Means Plunging the Masses into Crippling forms of Debt
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U.S. Economy 2013 Dense Fog Turns Into Toxic Smog
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Trans Pacific Partnership Is A "Corporatist Power Grab", Shrouded In "Big Brother-Like Secrecy"
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100 Years Is Enough: Time to Make the Fed a Public Utility
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Detroit Bankruptcy Starts Nationwide Public Banking Debate.
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On The 100th Anniversary Of The Federal Reserve Here Are 100 Reasons To Shut It Down Forever
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Dollar Hegemony,"Monetary Geopolitics" and the IMF: The Symbiosis between Global Finance and Power Politics
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Federal Reserve: 100 Years of Failure
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Think Globally, Bank Locally
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83 Numbers From 2013 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
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They're Planning the First Legal "Bank Robbery" in U.S. History
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What the World Could Be: 4 Short Videos to See Economic Solutions
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NSA Inks Landmark Deal to Share Information With Central Banks
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A Hard Lesson from Detroit: They Will Steal Your Pension
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Alaska could walk away from Wall Street with a public bank of its own
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Public Banking Is the Answer
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Bank Deposits Confiscation: The "Cyprus Experiment" and the Launch of a Global Trend
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How Wall Street's New Empire of Rental Homes Could Blow Up the Economy
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The Money Changers Serenade: A New Bankers' Plot to Steal Your Deposits
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty is the complete opposite of 'free trade'
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Wikileaks publishes draft of secretive TPP trade pact
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The Entire Fiat Money System is Bankrupt: Demise of the Global US Fiat Dollar Reserve Currency
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The bank guarantee that bankrupted Ireland, and the solution staring everyone in the face
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Huge Cracks In US Financial Fortress, Petro-Dollar Final Death Throes Stock-Markets
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Debt No More! How Obama can defeat Austerity Thugs by Using the Constitution and Debt-Free Money
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Corporations Ask to Write their Own Regulations via "Trade" Deal
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The Nightmare Scenario: A Repo Implosion
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Enron billionaire expands craven plot to abuse workers
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Report Exposes the Right-Wing Tag Team Plotting Against Pensions
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Protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Secret Negotiations behind Closed Doors
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Wall Street Predators Wage Secret War on American Retirements
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Financial Armageddon Looting Machine: Looming Mass Destruction from Derivatives
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Looting the Pension Funds
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Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation Is Now Happening All Over The Globe
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The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business
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How Interest Rate Swaps Are Crushing America's Cities
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Verizon's Plan to Break the Internet
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The Armageddon Looting Machine: The Looming Mass Destruction From Derivatives
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NSA Spying Seen Risking Billions in U.S. Technology Sales
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International Criticism Escalates Against TPP as Negotiations Go Further Underground
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Making the World Safe for Bankers: Syria in the Crosshairs
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Canadian Deposits As Safe As Cypriot Deposits
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Greg Palast: Potential Fed Chair Summers at Heart of Global Economic Crisis
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MFGlobal Reveals You Are A Bank Counter-Party
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The Leveraged Buyout of America
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Public Banking Institute Calls Largest Wall Street Banks "Unsafe," and Backs It Up
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Avaricious Brilliance for Economic Disaster
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Pinching Pensions to Keep Wall Street Fat and Happy
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Truthdigger of the Week: Ellen Brown
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Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal
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New Monetary Systems for a Sustainable Democracy and "The Great Turning"
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The Cult Of Economic Propaganda
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U.S. threatens to curtail lending in cities that resort to eminent domain
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The "Part Time-ification" of America: How We've Been Conned Again
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The "New Economy" Is The No Jobs Economy
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Detroit is Not Broke!
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he Detroit Bail-In Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks
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Green Light for City-Owned San Francisco Bank
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Trash The TPP: Why It's Time to Revolt Against the Worst "Trade Agreement: in History
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19 Reasons To Be Deeply Concerned About The Global Economy
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Meet the Elites Inside the $4 Trillion Global Powerhouse Bank of JP Morgan Chase
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40 Statistics About The Fall Of The U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
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Think Your Money is Safe in an Insured Bank Account? Think Again
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Oligarchs of the New Feudal Order Have Big Plans for You
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The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)
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How Many Warnings Do You Need?
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Global Corporate Coup, Assault on Democracy and National Sovereignty
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Americans! Where's the Outrage Regarding Your Financial Situation?
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Corporations are Colonizing Us with Trade Deals, and Wall Street Wants In
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Transcend Conditioned Consciousness None But Ourselves Can Free Our Minds
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Setting the Record Straight: Did Monsanto Really Buy Blackwater (Xe)?
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The End of Capitalism As We Know It
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Upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership Looks Like Corporate Takeover
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The True Story of the Bilderberg Group and What They May Be Planning Now
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Are We On The Verge Of Witnessing The Death Of The Paper Gold Scam?
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A Look Back at the Flash Crash of 2010: When Will it Happen Again?
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Financial Experts with Great Prediction Records Are Saying Another Economic Meltdown is Imminent
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Stunning Facts About How the Banking System Really Works … And How It Is Destroying America
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No Bank Deposits Will Be Spared from Confiscation
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Remaking the Federal Reserve, Building Public Banks and Opting Out of Wall Street
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Gold Price Plummet Is Latest AMSCAM Fraud
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Gold Market Price Crash
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Secret Files Expose Offshore's Global Impact
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Winner Takes All: The Super-priority Status of Derivatives
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The Confiscation of Bank Savings to "Save the Banks": The Diabolical Bank "Bail-In" Proposal
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Think Your Bank Deposits Will Always Be 100 Percent Guaranteed by the FDIC? Think Again
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"Be afraid": Pirates in pinstripes
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TransPacific Partnership Will Undermine Democracy, Empower Transnational Corporations
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Yes, We Can Have Banks That Work for the People
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Stunning Facts About How the Banking System Really Works … And How It Is Destroying America
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Do We Really Need the Federal Reserve?
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How the True Parasites from the Private Sector Suck the System Dry
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The Battle of Cyprus: The Long-planned Deposit Confiscation Scheme
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Corporate-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Shrouded in Secrecy
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Jim Rogers: Major Crash Ahead For U.S. Investors
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How Deregulation Resurrected American Economic Insecurity
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Lords of Disorder: Billions for Wall Street, Sacrifice for Everyone Else
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How Congress Could Fix Its Budget Woes, Permanently
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Who Controls The Money? An Unelected, Unaccountable Central Bank Of The World Secretly Does
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The "Fiscal Cliff" Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble
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UK prepares new law to break up errant banks
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Trillion Dollar Coin: Joke or Game Changer
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Federal Reserve May Pause Quantitative Easing
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Secrets and Lies of the Bailout
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The Financial Elite's War Against the US Economy
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Fix the Debt's New Email: Too Cruel to Laugh, Too Ridiculous to Cry
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Fiscal Cliff: Let's Call Their Bluff!
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The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble
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The Coming Derivatives Panic That Will Destroy Global Financial Markets
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Our Collapsing Economy and Currency
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Goldman Sachs Spreads Its Wings
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CEOs Who Collect Billions In Govt. Money Demand Cuts To Poor, Elderly
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership As A Corporate Coup
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The Fiscal Cliff is a Mole Hill Compared to This
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Why Occupy's Plan To Cancel Consumer Debts Is Brilliant
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Why Bankers Rule the World, It's the Interest Stupid!
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What If We Adopted A System Where The Banks Did Not Create Our Money?
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Central Banks Gold War Begins!
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The Global Banking 'Super-Entity' Drug Cartel: The "Free Market" of Finance Capital
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Voluntary Servitude Begins With Debt
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5 Huge Myths About Social Security
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How Wall Street Hijacked America and Became Master of the Tradable Universe
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Big Bank Derivative Bets Nearly Double In Six Years
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Death Knell For the U.S. Dollar
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Enlightened Economics: There is an Alternative
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Banks Are Setting Us Up for Another Fall
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The Short, Miserable Life of American Prosperity
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TPP - Why So Secret?
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Currency Twisters and Firestorms on Central Banks Obvious Failure
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Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital
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Are Preparations Being Made For Worldwide Financial Collapse?
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What to Do When Every Market Is Manipulated
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America is Not Broke!
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Why The Government Is Destroying The U.S. Dollar
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Goldman Sachs Secretly Believes That An Economic Collapse Is Coming
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Yellow Brick Road: The Fed and A New Path to Debt Freedom
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Are High Frequency Traders Rigging the Stock Market?
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How to Start Your Own Private Currency
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The Gilded Age of Bankers or Banksters
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Titanic Banks Hit LIBOR Iceberg
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The Woes of Regulation
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Extreme Danger Signs
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America the Beautiful: A Fire Sale for Foreign Corporations
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Global Attack by the One Percent
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Trans Pacific Partnership: A Trade Deal From Hell
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The Tiny Tax That Terrifies Wall St
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Ending of Extend and Pretend Means Capital Flight, Capital Controls and Capital Fear
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State Budget Shell Game
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Priceless: How The Federal Reserve Bought The Economics Profession
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The Instant solution to the new Depression: debt-free money
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Recovery or Economic Collapse? Bet on Collapse
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Video: The Debt Trap -- So Easy, Even a 12 year old Understands!
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"Corporate Socialism" alive and well in America
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How States Can Protect Themselves From Financial Collapse
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A Doomsday View of 2012
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The Golden Eye of the Debt Hurricane
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The Who, How, and Why Behind Silver Price Manipulation
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The Banks Win, Again
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Explaining Central Banking to the Publicly Educated
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The Dallas Fed Weighs In With Report on Size of the Big Banks
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The Parasites of Big Finance
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Bernanke Seen Not Knowing Jobless Rate Less Than Fed Predictions
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The Relationships Between Wall Street, the Fed, and Politicians Are Crumbling
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U.S. Economy Extend and Pretend is Coming To An End
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How Greece Could Take Down Wall Street
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Banking on Failure
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Goldman's Blankfein Awarded $7 Million in Stock for '11
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Lessons From MF Global - Is Your Money at Risk?
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Our Next "Lehman Moment" Is Coming Fast
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Wall Street's Ratings Agencies Undermine Europe's Attempt at Economic Recovery Acting Like Financial Terrorists
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The Mystery and Magic of Money
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Plan to Keep Your Assets Safe From an Out-of-control Government
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The Fed Grants $7.77 Trillion in Secret Bank Loans
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Lessons for Europe From Argentina:Testing Ground for Engineering Financial Collapse
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Pathogenesis of Central Bank Ruin
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The Bankers' New Gold
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Pulling Back the Curtain on the Wall Street Money Machine
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Bank's leaked email admits "Occupy movement could impact our industry"
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One Bank to Rule Them All
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The Fed's 16 Trillion Dollar Bailout of the Too Big To Fail Banks
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Bailout Bandits: The Biggest Borrowers From the U.S. Federal Reserve
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Bankers have seized Europe: Goldman Sachs Has Taken Over
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The Hallmark of the Fed is Duplicity, or, What's Risky is Safe
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The Goldman Rule: Don't Let This Puppet Master Pull Your Strings
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Whirlwind Debt Crisis Ensures Gold $2000 Assured
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The 1% are the very best destroyers of wealth
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The Continuing Zombification of the US Economy
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Time to turn outrage over bank fees toward entire financial industry
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The Pentagon's Planet of Bases
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Gold-Buying Restrictions Increase in Europe
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The Need For Monetary Reform
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US Corporations Moving to Offshore Tax Havens
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When using cash is better than credit
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Full-Blown Civil War Erupts On Wall Street
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9 Trillion Dollars Missing from Federal Reserve
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Big Banks Bonus Bonanza
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The Next Financial Crisis Will Be Hellish, And It's On Its Way
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How Deep is the Global Economic Rabbit Hole?
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Debt Debate Shows Need to Re-make Control of Money Supply
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What An American Bank Run Would Look Lik
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Imperial Decline: Multi-Billion-Dollar Terrorists and the Disappearing Middle Class
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Armada of Black Swans Hitting U.S. Economy and Financial Markets
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Global Economic Crisis: Finance Is the New Mode of Warfare
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A Financial Permanent Crisis
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The Great Misdiagnosis of the U.S. Economy, Problem is Insolvency Not Liquidity
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Seven reasons to avoid Wall Street 'protection rackets'
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The American Empire Hangs in the Balance as the ghosts of Roman Emperors Whisper
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Why jobs keep vanishing
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Hyperinflation Special Report (2011)
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A Beginners Guide to Shadow Banking, Financial Crisis and Repo
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The Rich Are Destroying the Economy
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Gold, The Real Reason for the Fall of Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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U.S. Hurtles Toward System Failure
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Nearly Half Of America Says U.S. Nearing Great Depression
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Why Washington Isn't Doing Squat About Jobs and Wages
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Offshoring Has Destroyed the Economy
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The American Manufacturing Crisis and Why it Matters
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The Federal Reserve Destroying the U.S. Empire, A Fistful of Dollars
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Money and The Truth about America
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10 Doomsday trends America can't survive
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Big U.S. Firms Shift Hiring Abroad
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Extend and Pretend is Wall Street Banks Friend
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Globalists Target 100% State Owned Central Bank of Libya
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Secretive Plan For a Global Currency
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Surf Warning: Tsunami to Lift Gold
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US may soon hit several debt walls
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Crank Up the Casino! Wall Street's Newest Ploy to Gorge on America's Economic Suffering
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Why Another Financial Crash is Certain
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More Than Gold and Silver Prices Are Being Manipulated
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Financial Crisis Was Avoidable, Inquiry Finds
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12 Economic Collapse Scenarios That We Could Potentially See In 2011
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Full Spectrum Dominance, The Pathology of U.S. and Global Monetary Policy
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An Open Letter to Washington: How to Slash the Federal Budget Deficit and Save the U.S. Economy
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Geithner Says the US Government Is Bankrupt
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Wall Street's Pentagon Papers: Biggest Financial Scam In World History
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Day of Reckoning Is at Hand!
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Big Risk: $1.2 Quadrillion Derivatives Market Dwarfs World GDP
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America's Second Great Depression 2010 Year-End Update
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Chinese Take-Out Of The U.S. Economy
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Fed Names Recipients of $3.3 Trillion in Crisis Aid
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Destructive Neoliberal Economic Austerity
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QE2 & The Great Misdiagnosis
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Global Financial System Crisis, Collapse in Consumer Spending, Unemployment, Rising Prices
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Gold and Silver Correct From Extremely Overbought Levels, But Too Early for a New Upleg
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The Largest Heist in History Building the Great Pyramid, The Global Financial Crisis Explained
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The Deep Cause Of The Great Financial Crisis: The Peace Diktat Of Versailles
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Gold and the Currency Markets
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Ultimate Bailout: The $100 Trillion Cram Down
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The Credit Meltdown and Wall Street's Shadow Banking System
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The Tax-Cut Racket
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Who Owns the American Dollar?
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Filtering Through the Noise
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Successful Government Economic Policies? For Whom?
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Global Collapse of the Fiat Money System
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Gold and Silver Protection From Economic Cancer and Desperation of QE2
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A Wealthy Economic Stimulus Needed
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Four Deformations of the Apocalypse
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Cut Wall Street Out! How States Can Finance Their Own Economic Recovery
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BP Collapse Potentially More Devastating than Lehman!
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Four Shocking Bombshells Bernanke Did NOT Tell Congress About Last Week
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It’s the End of the World As We Know It
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Stop The Parasites
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The End Game for Wall Street
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Call To Act, Save And Strengthen Financial Reform
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The Big Short - How Wall St Destroyed Main St
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Gold Correction Factors, Hidden Dollar Swap Hammer
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America's Ten Most Corrupt Capitalists
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Take Action! How We Can Save OUR Economy
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The Darkside of the Looking Glass: The Corruption of our Capital Markets
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Crisis expert says derivatives market still 'grave threat'
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Bowing To China: What It Means To Our Future
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Is It Time for Law Abiding American Citizens to Stop Paying Their Taxes and Start a New Government?
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Sultans Of Swap: Fearing the Gearing!
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Will the US Devalue the Dollar?
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Armageddon
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Avoid These Cash Machines
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Obama, Now Fire Geithner and Summers
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Goldman Sachs Front Runs Executive Orders
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Investment Opportunity or Economic Catasrophe? Coming Soon
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The recession is over but the depression has just begun
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A Practical Way to End "Too Big to Fail"
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Taxing the Speculators
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The Economic Crisis and What Must be Done
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Red Alert: The Second Wave of The Financial Tsunami
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Confiscation Through Inflation
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Obama's China Junket: "We're Opening Doors for Wall Street and Nothing More"
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It's Time to End 'Too Big to Fail'
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Goldman Sach’s Undisclosed Role in AIG’s Distress
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U.S. Budget Deficit Debt Crisis, Austrian, East European or Glide Option Solution?
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Cut Wall St Out! How State Can Finance Their Own Recovery
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U.S. Dollar Fiat Reserve Currency Root of the Global Financial Crisis
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Is Your Bank Sitting In the Trillion Dollar Derivative Minefield?
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Fall of the Dollar on G-20 Finance Ministers Agenda
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5 evil things credit card companies can (still) do
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The big picture
Part 3 - What can we do?
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The big picture
Part 2 - The government response
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The big picture
Part 1 - How did we get here?
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Too big to fail? A mortal threat to the nation's economy and national security
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Politics

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America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group
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Why I'm Worried America's next President Will Kill Julian Assange
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Presidential Debates: A Fraud on the American Voter?
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The EpiPen Scandal Is Worse Than You Think: What You're Not Being Told
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Time to Call out the Fraud Perpetrated by the Commission on Presidential Debates
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Obama Pushing for TPP: Misinformation and Big Lies His Strategy
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Computer Expert Hacks Into Common Voting Machine in Minutes to Reveal Shocking 2016 Election Threat
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Why the GMO Labeling Bill Obama Just Signed Into Law Is a Sham—and a National Embarrassment
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How and Why Bernie Sanders Was Taken Out of the Running by the Financial Elites
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Stop Drinking the Kool-Aid, America: Political Fiction in an Age of Televised Lies
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Trump's Treasury Wouldn't Resurrect Glass-Steagall – Here's Why
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Here's how it works: Industry, lawmakers and money mingle in Cleveland
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Over-Policing Is Rooted in Over-Reliance on Politics
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US Politics' True Bipartisan Consensus: Capitalism Is Untouchable
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The British Woke UP — Can The Americans?
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Think You've Got It Locked, Hillary? Meet Jill Stein.
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What If We Are The 'Bad Guys?'
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Why Is Iran Our Enemy?
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Hillary Approved Sending Libya's Sarin to Syrian Rebels
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Trump and Hillary Refuse to Explain Why They Both Share the Same Address in Delaware
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Suckers on April Fools' Day
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United Technologies: Boss Gets $192 Million, 110-Foot Yacht as 2100 Jobs Move to Mexico at $3 an Hour
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Here's what Americans don't understand about Nordic countries
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Exposing the Libyan Agenda: A Closer Look at Hillary's Emails
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Down the Trump Rabbit Hole: Manufacturing Consent
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Only One Presidential Candidate Supports Edward Snowden, and It's Not Bernie Sanders
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Why the Next President Must Reform Wall Street
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US Mayors Fed Up With Paying Wall Street Interest and Fees
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As Markets Gyrate Wildly, Senator Shelby's Banking Committee Will Look at Market Structure
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Revealed: The Hidden Agenda of Davos 2016
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Billionaires Behind the 2016 Presidential Elections. "Money Behind Major Candidates": Rubio, Cruz, Trump, Bush, Clinton
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Scourge of US elections: Electoral College, hackable voting machines & obscure rules
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The Big Money and What It Means in Election 2016
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Will the 2016 Primaries Be Electronically Rigged?
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The establishment left out
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Revealed: Environmental officials warned Snyder administration not to use water that poisoned Flint
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Anatomy of the Deep State
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Calls for Michigan Gov. Snyder's Arrest as Flint Poisoning Scandal Implicates Top Staffers
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How Corrupt Is the American Government?
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Christmas 2015—–Why There Is No Peace On Earth
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Marco Rubio Pushes to Block Low-Cost, High-Speed Broadband
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In Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Surveillance State, Controlling the Data is Key
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Distrust Fuels Outrage at House Financial Services Committee
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The Real Issues You Won't Hear From the 2016 Presidential Candidates This Election Year
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Paris and the Soldiers of the Caliphate: More War, More Blowback
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5 Myths Regarding the Paris Terror Attacks
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Time Is Running Out For Pax Americana's Apologists
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The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here To Stay
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How the U.S. Government is Raiding a Citizen Victim Relief Fund to Pay for General Expenses
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TPP Is Toxic Political Poison That Politicians Should Avoid
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The Drone Papers: The Assasination Complex
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Syrian Crisis: What Will Happen Next?
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You Can't Separate Empire, the State, Financialization and Crony Capitalism: It's One Indivisible System
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Forget the New World Order, Here's Who Really Runs the World
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Deep State America
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A Refugee Crisis Made in America
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One Presidential Debate You Won't Hear
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The Story of Mouseland: As told by Tommy Douglas in 1944
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Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America
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Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery"
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64 Nations Say No to GMO, Yet US Government Nears Illegal GMO Labeling
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The Kagans: Seeking War to the End of the World
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Lobbyists Fundraising for Clinton, Bush, Rubio and Kasich Are Coworkers
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The Movement to Fight Big Money Politics Now Has a Gold Standard
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Santa Cruz County Votes to Cease Doing Business with Five TBTF Mega Banks
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Hillary Clinton Outlines Right-wing Economic Policies in New York City Speech
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Maryland, Illinois Voting Machines May be Rigged for Democrats
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Jeb! The Money! Dynasty!
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"Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards": The Alice in Wonderland World of Fast-tracked Secret Trade Agreements
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If Elizabeth Warren Is Already Angry at Mary Jo White, Wait Until She Hears About This
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Billionaires Fear Revolt As People Power Grows
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It Cost Corporations Less Than $18,000 per Vote to Get ''Fast Track'' Passed, and More
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Emails Reveal Diary Lobbyist Crafted "Ag-Gag" Legilsation Outlawing Pictures Of Farms
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Chris Christie's signature law called unconstitutional in court ... by Christie administration
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Politicians & The Manipulated Crowd
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Princeton makes it official — USA Has Become Oligarchy, No Democracy
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Pilot explains his mission before Capitol landing
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"Manufacturing Dissent": The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites
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White House Blog Reveals A Profound Lack Of Support For TPP
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False Flag Terror: Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police Admit to it
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Lawmakers Say TPP Meetings Classified To Keep Americans in the Dark
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25 statist propaganda phrases and how to rebut them
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Do Corporations Really Need More Rights? Why Fast Track for the TPP Is a Bad Idea
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End Big Money's Chokehold on Democracy. Amend the Constitution.
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Yanis Varoufakis: The Straw That Breaks the Ponzi's Back?
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Behind The Global Game Of Thrones
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How American Oligarchs Are Pushing America to the Brink of Fascism
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Repealing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Fast Track Not A Done Deal, The People Will Stop It
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The First Question to Ask After Any Terror Attack: Was It a False Flag?
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'Incomprehensible' Secrecy: Sanders Demands Release of Trade Agreement Text
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The Consequences of TPP
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Memo To WSJ: The CRomnibus Abomination Was Not 'A Rare Bipartisan Success'
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Pigmen Win Again
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If This is the Kind of 'Bipartisanship' Coming in 2015, the Country Is In Dire Straits
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"The Most Egregious Sections Of Law I've Encountered During My Time As A Representative"
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Reckless Congress 'Declares War' on Russia
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With Election Over, First Order of Business Is $450 Billion Corporate Tax Break
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Dividing the Spoils
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Dozens of Communities Vote to Boot Big Money from Politics
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We are losing badly to the corporate state. Here's what we need to do.
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The District of Corruption – America's Glittering Capital
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Beyond Orwellian Nightmares and Neoliberal Authoritarianism
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Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century
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An Ebola Outbreak Would Be Advantageous For Globalists
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The Surprising Reason that Crushing Economic Inequality Isn't More of Election Issue
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Super PAC(ked) With Out-of-State Money
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Barbarism Versus Stupidism
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The Coming Climate Revolt
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Wall Street Declares Victory Against the American People: The Banking Elites are Now Waging War against One Another
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The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil
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10 Big Fat Lies and the Liars Who Told Them
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America's Massive National Security State Is the 4th Branch of Government
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Utility Trade Group Funds ALEC Attack on Americans Using Solar
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The Emperor's Rage: Let Chaos Envelop the World!
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Comcast's Worst Nightmare: How Tennessee Could Save America's Internet
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N.J. gives $260 million tax break to energy company with political ties
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America's Real Foreign Policy: Global Corporatization by Force
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US War Against Russia Is Already Underway
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How Did the Clintons Become So Rich?
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Western World Is Upside Down
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Mystery Surrounding The Bilderberg Group Conclave
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Let "Dollar" Collapse Or Choose War. Elites Will Opt For War
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The Purchase Of Our Republic
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The Detroit Model: Permanent Rule by the Banks
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False East/West Paradigm Hides The Rise Of Global Currency
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Please Stop Me Before I Vote for a Bought-&-Paid-For Demopublican Again
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Polls: Americans Are Sick of the War On Terror, War On Drugs … And All of the Other Failed U.S. Wars
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Senate Agrees: US People Can't Know Overseas Drone Death Toll
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How the Obscenely Wealthy Are Strangling Our Democracy
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Beware Anything Called Corporate Tax "Reform"
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Banks Have Become the Permanent Government of Europe
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The State, the Deep State, and the Wall Street Overworld
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The "Deep State" - How Much Does It Explain?
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Why the First Issue Is Money in Politics
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Study: Polarization and Gridlock Work Well for Rich Americans
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Divided We Fall: Stop the Corporate Takeover of Our Democracy
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John Kerry vs. Hillary Clinton on the Keystone XL Report
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What a Paul Craig Roberts Administration Would Look Like
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Bipartisan New World Order: Fast Tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
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TPP Toxicity Grows, We Can Stop It
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After 20 Years of NAFTA Poverty, Lawmakers Move to Fast-Track TPP
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Capitalism in Crisis: Who Are the Real "Takers"?
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Why Political Protests Ultimately Always Fail
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World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World
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Americans Are Finally Learning About False Flag Terror
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Hillary Clinton Rakes in Big Money from Two Goldman Sachs Speeches in One Week
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Money Corrupting Politics Could Get Even Worse
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Americans Are Being Treated to Political Theater: Forget the Government Shutdown – It's About Shutting YOU Down
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A Corporate Coup in Disguise
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Obama's Friends in Low Places
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Draghi's Termination Of Berlusconi Explained: Sylvio Threatened To Leave Euro
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How a Koch Brothers "Business League" Spent $236 Million to Frame the Debate
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Not Too Big to Jail: Why Eliot Spitzer Is Wall Street's Worst Nightmare
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Democratic Establishment Unmasked: Prime Defenders Of NSA Bulk Spying
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Prometheus Among the Cannibals
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Has Washington's Arrogance Undone Its Empire?
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The Court, the Corporate Coup, and the Call to Struggle
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Verified Warnings From Former U.S. Presidents About the "Invisible Government"
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What Must Be Done About the Monsanto Corporation, and Why
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LEAK: U.S. Using Taxpayer Dollars to Promote Monsanto Overseas
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Billionaires Unchained: America is a Democracy of the Wealthy
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Obama in Plunderland: Down the Corporate Rabbit Hole
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Why Does Exxon Control the No-Fly Zone Over Arkansas Tar Sands Spill?
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Senate Passes Monsanto Protection Act
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Riddled With Corruption: Two More Public Officials "Cash In"
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Whiny Billionaires in Need of Sequestration
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Meet 6 Politicians Getting Rich from America's Endless Wars
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Billionaire Burglar Breaks into Obama's Cabinet
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Rumored Treasury No. 2, Lobbied Regulators For Morgan Stanley, A Lot
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The Fiscal Cliff, A Self-Created Bi-Partisan Drama
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Why Billionaire Political Investors Will Keep Pouring Money Into Politics - Until They're Stopped
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Susan Rice, Top Candidate for Secretary of State, Has Millions Tied to Canadian Tar Sands
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Elite Intrigues and Military Purges: It's Not About Sex, Stupid!
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Americans Proudly Voting for Evil
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Why I'm Voting Green
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Before the Election was Over, Wall Street Won
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Mitt Romney's Bailout Bonanza: How He Made Millions from the Rescue of Detroit
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How Do You Take Your Poison?
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Feast of Fools
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Where Is the Outrage over Money in Politics?
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Leaked Trade Doc Shows Obama Wants to Help Corporations Avoid Regulations
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Senators Suck Up to Jamie Dimon, Get Paid for It
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State Politicians and the Public Pension Cookie Jar
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The 14 characteristics of Fascism
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Harnessing People Power
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Why Obama's JOBS Act Couldn't Suck Worse
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Partisan Confusion: Outside the Supreme Court While the Health Insurance Mandate is Debated
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A Tangled Web: Who's Making Money From All This Campaign Spending?
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Our Politicians Are Money Launderers in the Trafficking of Power and Policy
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How Super PACs Are Choosing Your Next President
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Obama Nominates Carlyle Group Partner to The Federal Reserve Board of Governors
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Occupy Rigged Elections: A Call for the Second American Revolution in 2012
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The Remarkable Political Stupidity of Wall Street
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Corporate Taxpayers & Corporate Tax Dodgers 2008-10
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Congress is Getting Richer – With Help From Legal Insider Trading
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As Zuccotti Park Is Cleared, Congress Moves to Gut Financial Reform
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To Get Really Rich, Get Elected
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"We the People," Not "We the Corporations"
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The Election March of the Trolls
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Congressional Representatives Charge Constituents for Access
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Ruling on Behalf of Wall Street's "Super Rich": The Financial End Time has Arrived
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The President Surrenders
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Obama's Bad Bargain
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Who Rules America?
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Is the United States a representative democracy or a mirage democracy
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In Two Steps Obama Can Reduce the Influence of Secret Donations in 2012
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It Was the Banks
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The Secret Big-Money Takeover of America
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Do Not Pity the Democrats
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Misreading the Iranian Situation
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Understanding Money and War--Part I
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The Big Picture
Part 3 - What can we do?
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The Big Picture
Part 2 - The government response
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The Big Picture
Part 1 - How did we get here?

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Justice

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Here's What Happened After Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs, from Pot to Cocaine
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Wall Street's Protection Racket: Mandatory Arbitration
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Here's how the government is stealing more than ever before–
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Thousands of Americans are being hounded mercilessly for debts they don't owe.
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Eric Holder's Longtime Excuse for Not Prosecuting Banks Just Crashed and Burned
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Abolish the FBI
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FBI Director James Comey Breaks Federal Prosecutor Rules by Smearing but Not Indicting Clinton Over Emails
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Banana Republic: One System of Justice for the Powerful (Like Clinton)
… and Another For Everyone Else
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Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day
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'We the Prisoners': The Demise of the Fourth Amendment
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Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News' Murdoch Begin Drilling for Oil in Syria - A Violation of Int'l Law
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FCC's Net neutrality rules win big in appeals court
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How the IRS Used Civil Asset Forfeiture to Ruin the Lives of Two Connecticut Bakers
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Amid a Growing Movement to Close Rikers, One Prisoner Approaches Six Years Without Trial
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Dear Mr. Holder: Here's Why Edward Snowden Can't Get a Fair Trial in Your National Security State
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Vindication for Edward Snowden From a New Player in NSA Whistleblowing Saga
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FBI Told Cops to Recreate Evidence From Secret Cell-Phone Trackers
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Hacker Arrested And Jailed After Exposing Flaws In Election Website
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CFPB issues proposed rule on forced arbitration clauses that ban class actions
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'Seriously Sinister': Foremost Bank Whistleblower Says CIA Behind Panama Papers
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State-Sanctioned Theft - The Failed War On Drugs And Cops' Abuse Of Civil Forfeiture
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LuxLeaks Whistleblowers on Trial For Revealing Tax Avoidance Schemes
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Days After Wells Fargo Admits Defrauding The Government, NY Fed Rewards It With Primary Dealer Status
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US Government Declaring All Out War on Tiny House Living
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Bankers Above The Law; The Veneer Of Justice In A Kingdom Of Crime
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JPM Announces $1.9 Billion Buyback One Month After CEO Jamie Dimon Buys 500,000 Shares In The Open Market
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Ireland to Prosecute Top Banker Who Destroyed Their Economy — Guess Where He Was Hiding
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A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
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Using Courts To Build The Movement
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TPP Threatens Security and Safety by Locking Down U.S. Policy on Source Code Audit
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An Idiot's Guide to Prosecuting Corporate Fraud
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How the TPP Will Affect You and Your Digital Rights
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Private Corporation Giving Cops "Free" License Plate Scanners In Exchange For All Data They Collect
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Bank of Canada Lawsuit
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The EPA's Hush-Hush Response to the Flint Water Crisis
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$5M Jury Award for One Foreclosure Fraud Makes U.S. Punishment Look Trivial
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Court Ruling Against Chicago Sheriff Proves Thuggish Anti-WikiLeaks Blockade Was Unconstitutional
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Facebook Caught Secretly Lobbying for Privacy Destroying "Cyber Security" Bill
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Whistle-blower intimidation: U.S. freezes bank accounts and credit cards of former Air Force drone operators
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Fractional-Reserve Banking is Pure Fraud, Part I
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Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice
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Police Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed All Burglaries in 2014
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Supreme Court gives police using deadly force in pursuits more immunity
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When will America Jail their Banksters?
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'Untouchables': Obama Cronies "Protected Wall Street's Most Criminal From Prosecution"
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7 Simple Steps on How to Fight Speeding Tickets and Win — From an Ex-Cop
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Icelandic Bankers Are Not Too Big To Jail: Face 74 Years In Prison As US Bankers Bask In Bailouts
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'Neutralizing' John Lennon: One Man Against the 'Monster'
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Edward Snowden: "They've said they won't torture me…"
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Goldman Sachs Beats Another Fraud Rap: Can the Public Ever Get Justice in New York Courts?
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Citigroup Was Using Taxpayer Bailout Funds While Committing Its Foreign Currency Felony
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Federal Court Lifts National Security Letter Gag Order; First Time in 14 Years
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How the Department of Justice is Actively Trying to Prevent Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform
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Obama's Heroin Strategy: Treating Addiction or Arming the Drug War?
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Denver Police Arrest "Jury Nullification" Activist for Passing Out Informational Pamphlets
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Why is Rev. Edward Pinkney in Prison? Another Case of Political Persecution
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Implicated in Torture by State Prison Officials
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11 People Dead in Police Custody This Month
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Obama Administration Finds New Way to Let Criminal Banks Avoid Consequences
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The American Nightmare: The Tyranny of the Criminal Justice System
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The End of Freedom of Speech in Spain
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Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold
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Next-generation Crowd Control: "Calmative Agents" Will Put Entire Protests Under Sedation
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The Gangbanksters of Grab-it-All Street
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Calvert County Sheriffs Act As Dominion's Private Police
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Land of the Unfree – Police and Prosecutors Fight Aggressively to Retain Barbaric Right of "Civil Asset Forfeiture"
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Boulder Cops Declare 'Rock Stacking' a Jailable Offense to Stop Local Artist Who Spent 7 Years Creating Sculptures
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The shocking truth about the two Chicago Police officers posing in this horrendous photo
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Judge uses baseball analogy to explain why a cop who shot 15 times at an unarmed couple wasn't found guilty
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A Hundred Years' Failure
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Nonviolence as Compliance
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American Justice? FBI Lab Overstated 95% Of Forensic Hair Matches (Including 32 Death Sentences)
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Follow the Money: Invisible Investors Seek Big Bucks in Mass Incarceration
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The Root of Support For the Drug War
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A Weird, Crazy Idea: Make Extreme Wealth an International Crime
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Bankers Avoid Jail Time in Tax-Evasion Case
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U.S. Government Secrecy At All-Time High
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Despite DOJ Reforms and Weak Oversight, Local Policing for Profit Continues with Feds
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Wikipedia Founder Sues NSA, Demands "End To NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Of Internet Traffic"
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A Political Economy Premised on Exploitation and Social Repression
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FBI Tracking Of Keystone XL Activists Worse Than You Thought
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Scorecard: How Many Rights Have Americans REALLY Lost?
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Exporting Torture: Meet the Chicago Cop Who Brought American Brutality to Gitmo
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The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
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Fast-Track Treason and the Coming Corporate Coup
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How Did America's Police Forces Get So Scary and Omnipresent?
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HSBC Bank: Secret Origins To Laundering The World's Drug Money
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U.S. Government Buys "Truly Orwellian" Surveillance Technology To Track Drivers in Real Time
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NY Judge Slams Wells Fargo For Forging Documents... And Why Nothing Will Change
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Unless You Want to Go to Prison, Read This Before Taking Money Out of Your Bank
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What's Luck Got to Do With It? Everything, if You Are a Banking Whistleblower
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Civil Asset Forfeiture: The Final Stage Of Collapse Of Empire
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Auditioning for Wall Street
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Killer Cops in America
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The Siege of Julian Assange is a Farce - A Special Investigation
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JPMorgan's $9 Billion Witness Puts Government Testimony by Her Boss into Question
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The Devil's Bargain: The Illusion of a Trouble-Free Existence in the American Police State
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The Mystery of Ray McGovern's Arrest
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The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare
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Warning: Avoid This Corrupt, Third-World Country At All Costs
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Reading the Road Map to a Police State
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Snowden Documentary Confirms Existence of New National Security Whistleblower
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Four Other Lawyer Whistleblowers are Essential at the Carmen Segarra Senate Witness Table
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GMOs are Everywhere and Should be Labeled, Study Finds
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During An Ebola Pandemic in America All Of Your Rights Would Essentially Be Meaningless
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Stop Medical Price Gouging Now!
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The Failure to Prosecute Leading US Banks. The Abuse of Power by Government and Big Business
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Eric Holder Says Justice Department Has Moles on Wall Street
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Federal Prosecutors Continue to Defy Holder
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Philadelphia Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Charged With A Crime
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U.S. and Israeli Military Tactics Used Against American Citizens … Gazans Tweet Tips to Help AMERICANS On How to Handle Tear Gas
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The Secret Government Rulebook for Lableing You a Terrorist
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Whoa! Big Banks Hit with Monster $250 Billion Lawsuit for Fraud in Housing Crisis
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Senator Elizabeth Warren: High Frequency Trading Is Like the Skimming Scam in the Movie, 'Office Space'
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Snowden Should Refuse to Play "Alice in Wonderland"
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Bank Bailout: Bankster Says Only Gun to Head Will Oblige TARP Repayment
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NSA Whistleblower: Snowden Never Had Access to the JUICIEST Documents
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Eric Holder Announces Task Force To Focus On "Domestic Terrorists"
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Mr Kerry: Here's Why Snowden Cannot 'Make His Case' in 'Our System of Justice'
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Congress Guts Anti-NSA Spying Bill Beyond Recognition; Original Cosponsor Justin Amash Votes No
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They Can't Outlaw The Revolution
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What the 1% Don't Want You to Know
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US Politicians Line Pockets With Funds From Ecuador's Billionaire Bankers on the Lam in US
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Massive new fraud coverup: How banks are pillaging homes — while the government watches
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Los Angeles Municipal Fraud, The Next Battle Against Wall Street?
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We're Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy
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Financial Criminality: Wall Street Manipulates Energy Prices, Gold … and Every Other Market
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Corporate CEOs Demand that they be Tipped Off When a Whistleblower Reports their Crimes
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Wall Street Greed: Not Too Big for a California Jury
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The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing
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With McCutcheon Ruling, An Activist Court Opts for Full-On Plutocracy
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Diego Garcia Military Base: Islanders Forcibly Deported
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How (& Why) JPMorgan & COMEX Should Be Sued For Precious Metals Manipulation
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Lights, Camera, Arrested: Americans Are Being Thrown in Jail for Filming Police
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The Stone That Brings Down Goliath? Richmond and Eminent Domain
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The Criminalization of Journalism: Who is Barrett Brown?
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Exxon CEO Profits Huge As America's Largest Natural Gas Producer-But Frack In His Own Backyard And He Sues!
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G-20 Protester's Amazing Statement To Court Before Sentencing
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Company Responsible for West Virginia Chemical Spill Skips Congressional Hearing
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On Death and Derivatives
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Supreme Court denies Family Farmers the Right to Self Defense From Monsanto Lawsuits
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"No, You Cannot Opt Out": 10 NSA Myths Debunked
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Eric Holder Criticized On Anniversary Of Aaron Swartz Death
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In Jail For Being In Debt
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The Detroit "Bankruptcy" Distracts from Attack on Constitution: The Unelected "Czar of Detroit"
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Banker Jail Sentences: Another Lesson For The World From Iceland
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Legal Framework for Big Banks Puts Depositors at Risk
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A Brave Hacker Willing to Spend a Decade in Prison for Exposing the Workings of the Corporate State
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Why Has Nobody Gone To Jail For The Financial Crisis? Judge Rakoff Says: "Blame The Government"
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Jury Nullification Last Refuge for Justice
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Despite Eight Ongoing Criminal/Civil Investigations of JPMorgan, the Bank's a Law Enforcement Partner With the NYPD
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Supreme Court's Choice: Plutocracy or Democracy
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As F.B.I. Pursued Snowden, an E-Mail Service Stood Firm
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New Study Finds That State Crime Labs Are Paid Per Conviction
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When Posting a Website Link is a Crime
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The Sentinel Case – Another Nail in the Coffin of 'Market Confidence'
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The Last Chance to Stop the NDAA
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The Sentinel Case – Another Nail in the Coffin of 'Market Confidence'
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The 11 Most Bizarre SWAT Team Raids
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Why the JPMorgan Criminal Case Matters to You
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NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year: Report
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Seven Things You Wanted to Know About Prosecuting Wall Street
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Shot to Death by Police for Betting on a Football Game? The Rise of Paramilitary Force in America
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Philadelphia Sues Big Banks Over Swaps Losses
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The Business of Mass Incarceration
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NSA Says It Can't Read Its Own Emails
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Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys
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NSA Phone Snooping Cannot Be Challenged in Court, Feds Say
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NSA warned to rein in surveillance as agency reveals even greater scope
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Surveillance Blowback
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In 'Chilling' Ruling, Chevron Granted Access to Activists' Private Internet Data
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How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
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Encroachment upon Basic Freedoms, Militarized Police State in America
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Snowden asylum in Ecuador dead - the intrigue
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Is NSA Blackmail Inc. for the U.S. Military Industrial Complex?
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This Really is Big Brother: The Leak Nobody's Noticed
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Take A Break From The Snowden Drama For A Reminder Of What He's Revealed So Far
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The Supreme Court Just Made It Easier for Big Business to Screw the Little Guy
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Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant
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The Whistleblower's Guide to the Orwellian Galaxy: How to Leak to the Press
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What is the Real Reason the Government is Spying on Americans?
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The Shocking Story Behind "News Feed Trading"
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Government Says Secret Court Opinion on Law Underlying PRISM Program Needs to Stay Secret
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The Essence of DNA Identity
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The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning
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'Beyond Orwellian': Outrage Follows Revelations of Vast Domestic Spying Program
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We're Being Watched: How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
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Here's Why The World's First Central Banker Got The Death Penalty
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The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping toward 75%
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Argentina's General Videla and the "War on Terror"
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Why Are Homeowners Being Jailed for Demanding Wall Street Prosecutions?
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The Vicious New Bank Shakedown That Could Seriously Ruin Your Life
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It's Enough to Make Your Blood Boil
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How the US Turned Three Pacifists into Violent Terrorists
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Justice Department's Pursuit Of AP's Phone Records Is Both Extreme And Dangerous
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An Easy, 4-Step Method to End Corporate Personhood
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Why Such Secrecy About private Military Contractor at the Boston Marathon?
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Boston Bombing: MSM Creates New Official Story – Video of Dzhokhar Planting Bomb is Forgotten
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Italian Supreme Court President Blames Bilderberg For Terrorist Attacks
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As economy flails, debtors' prisons thrive
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Secret FDIC Plan to Loot Bank Accounts
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Bradley Manning & The Deepwater Horizon
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Private Prisons and the Enslavement Society
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Obama's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Protects Bank Fraud and Insider Trading
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That's why they call it a Police State
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Eric Holder Enables Dishonesty, Fraud and Likely Criminal Activity on Wall Street
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Eric Holder Exposes A Nation of Law, Going Lawless
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US 'Corporate Tax Dodgers' Keeping More Money Overseas
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Big Bank Immunity: When Do We Crack Down on Wall Street?
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The Premise of Digital Surveillance Precludes Scholarship
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We Are Bradley Manning
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Monsanto's Patents on Life
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Bank of America Bombshell: Whistleblowers Reveal Coverup and Massive Borrower Harm
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The Execution of Christopher Dorner
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The LAPD Got their Man How They Wanted Him: Dead
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The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State
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The Real History of US CIA 60 Year Aggression Against Iran
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Big Banks Get Tax Break On Foreclosure Abuse Deal
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Carmen Ortiz And Stephen Heymann: Accountability For Prosecutorial Abuse
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Aaron Swartz's Thought Crime Was Tragically Treated Like Real Crime
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Two New Fraud Deals Show Wall Street's Washington Insiders At Work
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Washington's jaw drops at possibility of AIG lawsuit
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The Lie that Prosecuting Bank Fraud Will Destabilize the Economy Is What Is REALLY Destroying the Economy
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Occupy Heavily Monitored for Potential Criminal Activity, HSBC Slapped on the Wrist for Actual Criminal Activity
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The Final Battle
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Long History of HSBC Money Laundering
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CIA 'tortured and sodomized' terror suspect, human rights court rules
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SWAT Teams Arrest Peaceful People Resisting Eviction in Idaho Springs, CO
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In Washington, Fear the Silence, Not the Noise
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Spain Police Beating Everyone: A Warning To America
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Woman Arrested for Trespassing on Her Own Land
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The NDAA Decision and the Unknown Power of Obama
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The Real Drug Kingpins are on Wall Street
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9 Frightening Things About America's Biggest Police Force
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The Federal Reserve, a Privately Owned Banking Cartel, Has Been Given Police Powers, with Glock 22s and Patrol Cars
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Unlike Afghan Leaders, Obama Fights for Power of Indefinite Military Detention
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Why There's No Jail Time for Wall Streeters
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House Approves Sweeping, Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers
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Bankruptcy for Billionaires
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The Sentinel Case – Another Nail in the Coffin of 'Market Confidence'
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Corporate Crime Does Pay
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The Pursuit of Julian Assange is an Assault on Freedom and a Mockery of Journalism
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Classified Life: Sibel Edmonds' Story
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Economic Collapse, We Still Don't Get It
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It's Game Over, Goldman Sachs Has Won
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The Ascendancy of a Criminal Financial Elite
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Eric Holder to US: Nothing To See On Wall St, Just Move Along
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The LIBOR Scandal Explained
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Freedom of Assembly in Charlotte NC?
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Occupy Wall Street Protests Need Outside Review On NYPD Abuses: Lawyers' Group
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Iceland Has Jailed Bankers. Why Can't We?
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This Global Financial Fraud and its Gatekeepers
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The Wall Street Scandal of All Scandals
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The Spreading Scourge of Corporate Corruption
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Assange's Last Stand
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LIBOR Exposure Of Banker Corruption, Bank Of England And U.S. Fed Both Implicated
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The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia
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Members of Senate Banking Committee Will Question Their Top Donor: JP Morgan Chase
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35,948 Arrested Yesterday
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Know Your Rights When Recording Police
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American Arrested Using Predator Drone, Had Rights Violated, Lawyer Says
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Washington Leads The World Into Lawlessness
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Citizens United 2.0, Expected to Hit the Supreme Court in Early 2013
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As Occupy Arrestees Arraigned, Iris Scans Affect Bail
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How Does a 'Common Citizen' Know If They Can Be Target of NDAA?
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The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost
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Four Whistleblowers Who Sounded the Alarm on Banks' Mortgage Shenanigans
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Former NSA Official's Advice to Fellow Whistleblowers: "You Better Lawyer Up"
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Obama Executive Order: Peacetime Martial Law!
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Evolving Global Financial Crisis: Selling "Foreclosed Homes"
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Politicians Won't Return Ponzi Payoffs
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Will Wall Street Ever Face Justice?
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The NDAA: A Clear and Present Danger to American Liberty
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Goodbye, First Amendment: 'Trespass Bill' will make protest illegal
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The 50-State Foreclosure Settlement, Why Hasn't Anyone Gone to Jail?
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After MF Global, Are your funds safe?
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Mortgage settlement is great — for politicians and banks
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Why the Foreclosure Deal May Not Be So Hot After All
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U.S. Home Foreclosures and Shadow Banking: Why All the "Robo-signing"?
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SOPA, PIPA, The State of US Surveillance
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Obama Orders Military-Police Department Joint Exercises in Los Angeles, Other Cities
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A Web of Financial Fraud and Criminality: America's Shadow Banking System
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Occupy The Justice System: Jury Nullification
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A Rare Look Inside Our "Humane" Immigration Jails
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MF Global & Government-Sponsored Theft
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Three myths about the detention bill
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Cities that broke up Occupy camps now face lawsuits over free speech, use of force
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The NDAA Repeals More Rights
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CIA won't disclose possible involvement in Occupy crackdowns
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America Just Says No to the Rule of Law
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Senators Who Love the Government But Hate America
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Busted for tweeting
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The Money Masters: Behind the Global Debt Crisis
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The US National Security Smokescreen
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Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a "Battlefield" They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window
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Investors lost $700M in Citigroup deal, SEC says
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Did You Hear the One About the Bankers?
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Occupy Oakland Police Brutality YouTube videos stay after police demands to delete
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NYPD fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas
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NYPD Reportedly Targeting Photographers At Occupation Of Wall Street
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Welcome to Boston, Mr. Rumsfeld. You Are Under Arrest
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NYC arrests people for wearing masks
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Obama Goes All Out For Dirty Banker Deal
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Secret Libyan files claim MI6 and the CIA aided human rights violations
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Letter from Prison: Tim DeChristopher Speaks
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Obama administration pressures NY Attorney General to let banks off easy
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Evidence Banks Bought Off Washington
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Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?
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Banks still robo-signing, filing doubtful foreclosure documents
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15 Years in Prison For Taping the Cops?
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The Sentencing of Tim DeChristopher Highlights the Conflict Between the People and Corporate-Government
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Tim DeChristopher's courageous bid to save our world
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Letting Bankers Walk
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Mounting Evidence that Dominique Strauss Kahn was Framed
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The Corrupt Corporate Incarceration Complex
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The People vs. Goldman Sachs
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IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Caught in "Honey Trap"
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Beyond ForeclosureGate – It Gets Uglier
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Private Corporate Court System
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Throw Out the Money Changers
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Silver Shocker
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The Ten Reasons The Banksters Get Away With It
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Wells Fargo Meeting Today With Philly Homeowner Who "Foreclosed" On Them (Here's How He Did It)
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Probe of Mortgage Official Is Said to Be Dropped
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Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
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Failing to Prosecute Wall Street Fraud is Extending Our Economic Problems
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Ex-Swiss Banker Gives Data to WikiLeaks
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Wikileaks: Bradley Manning and the Rule of Law
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Rough Justice in America
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A Secretive Banking Elite Rules Trading in Derivatives
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The Gulf of Mexico is Dying
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Towards Martial Law in America: Authority to Deploy Troops Domestically during 'National Emergencies'
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Financial Fraud in Germany, Deutsche Bank and the US Mortgage Scam
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Sooner or later, marijuana will be legal
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Is Justice for Sale?
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CFTC Gets Facts of Bullion Manipulation
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High Frequency Financial Terrorism, Wall Street Bankster's Maintain Death Grip on United States
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Gold and Silver Price
Manipulation
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Why Is the Whistleblower Who Exposed the Massive UBS Tax Evasion Scheme the Only One Heading to Prison?
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It Is Now Official: The U.S. Is A Police State
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AIG Secret Deals Conspiracy Starting to Unravel
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Pirates of the COMEX
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Wall Street's Naked Swindle
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WaMu: One Year Later and Still No Indictments
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Massive Relief for U.S. Homeowners and Trouble for the Banks
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The Big Takeover
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Criminal Banks and Brokers Continue To Ply Their Trade
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FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders

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Social

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Rebooting Work: Programming the Economy for People
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If We Say That Nature Is Priceless, Do We End up in Effect Treating It as Valueless?
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10 Keys to Short Circuiting the Matrix
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US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade
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The Curious Case of Vanishing Lady Liberty; Only Gold and Silver Remember Her
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The Illusion of Truth Cognitive Dissonance and Denial
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Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures
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Here's How to Rethink the Corporation
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Neofeudalism and Peasants with Pitchforks: Corporate Power Destroys Democracy
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A Conspiracy Theory that became a "Conspiracy Fact": The CIA, Afghanistan's Poppy Fields and America's Growing Heroin Epidemic
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Matrix Deprogramming and the Prohibition of Nature's Red Pill
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Zika and the Mentality of Control
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US Banks Top Cluster Bomb Investment 'Hall of Shame'
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The Rise of the Corporatocracy
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In the Absence of Fathers: A Story of Elephants and Men
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Frustrations of Telling the Truth
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You Don't Own That! The Evolution of Property
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Who Owns the Zika Virus?
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"No Cost" License Plate Readers Are Turning Texas Police into Mobile Debt Collectors and Data Miners
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Meet Ability Inc – The Israeli Company That Wants to Hack Your Cellphone
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The Dark Side of Digital Finance: On Financial Machines, Financial Robots, and Financial Artificial Intelligence
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Don't Sleep Through the Revolution: A Graduation Message for a Dark Age
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Accountability 102
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Beyond the Empire of Chaos: the Life Capital Solution
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Neoliberalism: The Ideology at the Root of All Our Problems
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Humanity Needs Universal Basic Income in Order to Stop Impeding Progress
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Wages of Sin
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A Beautiful World of Abundance
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Why Is Glyphosate Sprayed on Crops Right Before Harvest?
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Does the United States Still Exist?
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7 Massive Misconceptions Many Never Question
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Is There a Unifying Alternative to the Empire of Chaos? A World Philosophy Synopsis
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Voter Privacy: What You Need to Know About Your Digital Trail During the 2016 Election
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10 Signs You've Bought 'Spin'
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The Spiritual Meaning of Debt
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Mapping the Emerging Post-Capitalist Paradigm and Its Main Thinkers
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What are we greedy for?
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Don't Keep Your Personal or Financial data on a Windows 10 Machine!
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Decoding the US Empire of Chaos: The Global Reversal of the Social Evolution of Humanity
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"Back Then I Was A True Believer" - How A Military Officer's Life Changed Forever 13 Years Ago
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Mapping the Emerging Post-Capitalist Paradigm and its Main Thinkers
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Simple Digital Privacy in a Complex Digital Age
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Wall Street Billionaire Appears to Be Genuinely Puzzled by Bernie Sanders' Populist Crusade Against the Richest 1%
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Ten Common Sense Economic Truths
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The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself
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The US Government Has an Internet Killswitch — and It's None of Your Business
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Let's make attending Davos as shameful as running a sweatshop
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What's Eroding the Middle Class?
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How Debt Conquered America
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10 companies profiting the most from war
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For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions
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Voluntary Enslavement
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Tricked By Hermes
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Addiction to Power and Radical Therapy for the 1%
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The TPP: An Attack on the Internet
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'Celebrating' 14 Years Since America Kissed Its Freedoms Goodbye
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As Bad as You Think Inequality Is, It's Worse!
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Twenty-First-Century Fascism: Private Military Companies in Service to the Transnational Capitalist Class
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Three Years Ago, These Chicago Workers Took Over a Window Factory. Today, They're Thriving
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Privatized NSA Army is Attacking YOU!
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Effects of Overpopulation
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Synchronicity, Myth, and the New World Order
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A Secret War in 135 Countries
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Land Degradation, Desertification Might Create 50 Million Climate Refugees Within A Decade
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Monsanto's Tobacco Files: University Scientists Caught Conspiring With Biotech Industry to Manipulate Public Opinion on GMOs
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Nine Liberties Lost Since 9/11
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Peak Obedience
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The Metaphysics of Computer Consciousness
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Meet the Hedge Funders and Billionaires Who Pillage Under the Shield of Philanthropy
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If Spending Is Our Military Strategy, Our Strategy Is Bankrupt
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Concentrated Wealth + Widespread Stupidity = End Of Democracy
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Education: the Next Corporate Frontier
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What's Good About Guaranteed Basic Income
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The System Is Broken: Americans No Longer Believe In Its Institutions
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Financial Predators and Parasites Want to Live, Regardless of the Cost
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Systemic Corruption Has Destroyed America
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Greatest Threat To Free Speech Comes Not From Terrorism, But From Those Claiming To Fight It
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How the U.S. Military is Paying NFL Teams Millions to "Honor the Troops" at Sporting Events
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The Cancer Industry is Too Prosperous to Allow a Cure
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The Computers Are Listening
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One Man's Message To Americans - "Start Giving A Damn!"
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A Letter of Apology to My Grandson
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Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become
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A Practical Utopian's Guide to the Coming Collapse
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US Agribusiness, GMOs and The Plundering Of The Planet
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How America Became an Oligarchy
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What Is In Your Food?
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The Death of Hope and Belief
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Compassionate Community Policing is Helping the Homeless
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The New American Order
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In Our Horrifying Future, Very Few People Will Have Work or Make Money
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When It Becomes Serious, First They Lie--When That Fails, They Arrest You
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Why They Spy – IT-Powered Feudalism
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Facilitating a Disruptive Emergence To Replace the Existing Elite System Running the Planet
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The Impacts of Genetic Engineering: Not Science, Just Lies and Propaganda: The Massive Fraud Behind GMOs Exposed
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Most Americans Are Slaves And They Don't Even Know It
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When Centralization Scales Beyond Our Control
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Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You
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NSA Trojan Firmware Widespread, U.S. International Tech Reputation May Suffer: Tech Privacy Has Been a Myth
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The Shadow of Crisis Has Not Passed – Part 3
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Credit Card Metadata Identifies YOU
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The 6 Grand Illusions That Keep Us Enslaved to the Matrix
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"I'd Like to Change the World, but I Don't Know How So I'll Leave it Up to You"
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New Oxfam report says half of global wealth held by the 1%
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The Robots Are Coming! Let's Make Them Work for the Workers
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The Value of Wealth
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The Battle Of Our Time: Breaking The Spell Of The Corporate State
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We Are Entering An Era Of Shattered Illusions
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12 Days of Christmas Apologies
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Awakened Warriors Arise
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The Game Is Rigged: Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State
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Defeat Is Victory
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With Negotiators in DC, Opponents Vow to 'Mobilize Like Never Before' to Kill Corporate-Friendly Trade Deals
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Copyright Law as a Tool for State Censorship of the Internet
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Forget Orwell and Rand, We've Gone to Full On Plato
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Are "We The People" Useful Idiots In The Digital Age?
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War-Making And Class-Conflict
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Bread, Circuses & Bombs – Decline Of The American Empire – Part Two
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America's Secret War in 134 Countries
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A Kept Culture
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The True History of Blowback in One Sentence
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Degradation of Our Educational System is Canary in the Mineshaft
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Wealth Inequality Is Not A Problem, It's A Symptom
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How America's Richest 14 Made More Money Than the Entire Food Stamp Budget
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America: The Grim Truth
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What the Global Status Quo Optimizes
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Bread, Circuses and Bombs - Decline of The American Empire
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The Koch Brothers' 3-Step Plan to Conquer the Next Generation
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Lifting The Fog Of Pretense
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Profiting from America's Misery
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The Perverse Roots of the Mentality of More
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Dispatches from Occupied Territory – Fear is the Mind Killer
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Chris Hedges: "Our Liberty Has Been Sacrificed On The Altar Of National Security"
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On Behalf of Monsanto: GMO Food Crops for Ukraine's Bread Basket
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Supremacy: A Social Order of Division, Control and Enslavement
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Control the Language and You Control the Mind
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Order Out Of Chaos: The Doctrine That Runs The World
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The Worldwide Destruction of the Family Farm. Wall Street's Unprecedented Land Grab
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How All of Us Are Paying a Heavy Price for Corporate Greed
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The Stealing of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress
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The Rise of the Non-Working Rich
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Servants of Power: Higher Education in an Era of Corporate Control
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Was the Department of Defense Behind Facebook's Controversial Manipulation Study?
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The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats
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Sarajevo Is The Fulcrum Of Modern History: The Great War And Its Terrible Aftermath
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The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy
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The Surveillance/Police State - Assisting the Dismantling of Inalienable Rights
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$1 Million A Month - What Ex-NSA Chief Alexander Charges Wall Street For "Advice"
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Debt, Civic Decay, Global Disorder - Fourth Turning Accelerating
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5,000 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent
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10 Disgustingly Rich Companies That Will Do Anything To Avoid Paying Taxes
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Florida Couple Fined $746 For Crime Of Feeding Homeless People
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The Social Cost of GMOs
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Why Propaganda About Generational Warfare Is Dangerous and Wrong
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How the Middle Class Lifestyle Became Unaffordable
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Technology and the Future of Jobs
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Five Stunning Facts About America's Prison System You Haven't Heard
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Suspicious Deaths of Bankers Are Now Classified as "Trade Secrets" by Federal Regulator
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An Open Letter to Sam Zell: Why Your Statements are Delusional and Dangerous
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Global Rankings Study Depicts an America in Warp Speed Decline
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Neoliberalism and the Machinery of Disposability
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Recipie For Revolt: America is Wealthier But Americans Are Poorer
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'Just Salute and Follow Orders': When Secrecy and Surveillance Trump the Rule of Law
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More Americans Killed By Police Than By Terrorists: With Crime Down, Why Is Police Aggression Up?
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The Poisons of Extreme Wealth and Inequality
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How the NSA Plans to Infect 'Millions' of Computers with Malware
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The World's Coming Trillionaires
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Meet the Company That Can Track Everywhere You've Been and Tell Police About It
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The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations"
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LAPD Goes to Israel, Falls in Love With Drones and Mass Surveillance
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Inequality worse now than on 'Downton Abbey
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Privatized Government Services Lead to Millions for Corporate CEOs
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The Spoils of War: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade
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The Devil's 2014 Missive To His Minions
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Feeding the World - or feeding the Corporations?
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It Doesn't Have To Be This Way
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The 20 Richest Americans: Takers, Not Makers
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Report:State of Power, Exposing the Davos Class
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Davos' Elite Message Deserves 'Fierce Resistance' Not Applause
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The Global Plutocracy
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Popular Manifesto: Solutions For Restoring The United States
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Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For
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Burning Down The House
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Your USB cable, the spy: Inside the NSA's catalog of surveillance magic
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A New Way Of Defining Wealth
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The NSA is Building the Foundation for a Global Police State
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2014 Will Bring More Social Collapse
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NSA intercepts computer deliveries to plant spyware
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Hope and Defiance - A Lot of Hope is Dangerous
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The Reaping of Wealth, Bread, Circuses & Reality TV
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Pension Theft: Class War Goes to the Next Stage
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Chomsky: It Is All Working Quite Well for the Rich, Powerful
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The Tribal Mentality Indoctrinating Individuals into the Tribe's Beliefs Politics
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6 Signs Our Culture Is Sick With Greed
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Decline of the American Empire? Global Configurations of Power, The Swindle Economy and the Criminal State
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A Corporate Coup in Disguise
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End the 1 Percent's Free Ride: Taxing Land Would Solve America's Biggest Problems
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The Dark Heart Of Centralized Power
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The Internet Is Now Weaponized, And You Are The Target
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9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About This Mind-Blowing Fact
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The Shamelessness of Bankers
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The Illusion of Freedom - Democracy, Religion, Science and Propaganda
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The Hegelian Dialectic and its use in Controlling Modern Society
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America's Culture of Ignorance Politics
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Global Wealth and Inequality: Towards a World of Super Rich "Trillionaires" Amidst Mounting Poverty
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There Is a Vast Oligarch Conspiracy Afoot to Destroy the Retirement Plans of Millions of Workers
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Martial Law and the Economy: Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?
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30 Mindblowing Statistics About Americans Under The Age Of 30
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The "Hyper-meritocracy" – an Oxymoron Led by Criminal Morons
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Understanding the Cancer Stage of Capitalism
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Government Standards Agency "Strongly" Suggests Dropping its Own Encryption Standard
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At World's End - The Five Stages of Collapse
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Why Worry About Total Surveillance When You're Just An Ordinary Joe?
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From Spying on "Terrorists Abroad" to Suppressing Domestic Dissent: When We Become the Hunted
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Monsanto's GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals
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Midway: A Short Film
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Shocking 'Extermination' Fantasies By the People Running America's Empire on Full Display at Aspen Summit
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Count Yourself Among The Poor!
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How Giant Tech Firms Help the Government to Spy on Americans
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Where the Hell Is The Outrage?
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Genetically-modified Rice Trials in U.S. Contaminate World's Rice Supply
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12 Real Patriots Brave Enough to Fight for Truth and Justice
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There's a New Fascism on the Rise, and the NSA Leaks Show Us What It Looks Like
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Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th!
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The $385 Billion Military-Industrial Boondoggle You've Never Heard Of
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Transcend Conditioned Consciousness None But Ourselves Can Free Our Minds
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10 Signs That You're Fully Awake
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How Can Wal-Mart REALLY Help Improve Our Schools?
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The End of the Beginning of the End
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Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal
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The New Crime of Eating While Homeless
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Military Quietly Grants Itself the Power to Police the Streets Without Local or State Consent
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Round the Clock Surveillance: Is This the Price of Living in a "Free, Safe" Society?
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'Police State' Registry System Being Set Up to Track Your Vaccination Status
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Bringing Young and Old to the Climate Fight
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Fearlessness Grows From the Grass Roots: US Protest Movement against the Banksters
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The United States Is Fighting How Many Wars?
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How Class Works
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Resource Shock: How Resource Scarcity and Climate Change Could Produce a Global Explosion
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Lockdown, USA: Lessons From the Boston Marathon Manhunt
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Economic and Social Abnormality Reigns, American's Loving Their Servitude
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America's New Math: 1 Wall Street Hour = 21 Years of Hard Work For the Rest of Us
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The Corporate Betrayal of America -- Ripping off the Public, Running off with the Profits to Avoid Taxes
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"American Dream": Food loaded into Dumpsters while Hundreds of Hungry Americans Restrained by Police
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Ten Ways That Each of Us Can Take Back Control From Wall Street
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Only Wall Street Wins in Detroit Crisis Reaping $474 Million Fee
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16 Giant Corpoporations Stopped Paying Taxes While Also Cutting Jobs!
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Researchers Find German-Made Spyware Across Globe
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A Better Plan Than 'Endless Growth': Enough Is Enough
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No Sanctuary in the Ivory Tower
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Scorecard: How Many Rights Have Americans REALLY Lost?
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Why The Banking Elite Want Riots in America
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Watch Out -- The Drones Are Coming Home To Roost
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How to Spot -- and Defeat -- Disruption on the Internet
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"I want my fair share--and that's ALL OF IT": The Kochs & the XL Pipeline
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The Extremist Cult of Capitalism
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The Institutionalization of Tyranny
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A loss to the World: The Death of Aaron Swartz
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The Digital Disruption: Technology and Economics for the 99%
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Obedience To Authority, Should We Trust The Government?
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Genetic Engineering and the GMO Industry: Corporate Hijacking of Food and Agriculture
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Profiting from Your Thirst as Global Elite Rush to Control Water Worldwide
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The Cashless Society is Almost Here – And With Some Very Sinister Implications
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The US Is Now a Police State
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Stand Still for the Apocolypse
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DHS to Double US Drone Fleet
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Wall Street Uses the Third Way to Lead Its Assault on Social Security
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Yes, the FBI and CIA can read your email. Here's how
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From KXL Pipeline-Lies, Cover-up,Corruption Equal.... Environmental DISASTER!
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10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America
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American Empire: A Disaster on Autopilot
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The Great American Empire - Decline, Decay, Denial, Delusion & Despair
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Wall Street's War Against the Cities
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Arctic Ice Melt, Psychopathic Capitalism and the Corporate Media
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DHS 'fusion centers' portrayed as pools of ineptitude, civil liberties intrusions
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Occupy My Foreclosure
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WikiLeaks: US Ambassador Planned "Retaliation" Against France Over Ban on Monsanto Corn
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Seven Examples of a "Police State," and How They Are Appearing in the US
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Revolt of the Rich: Have Our Financial Elites Already Seceded from America?
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Craving for More and More Wealth. Refusing Capitalism
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Five Looming Curses of Privatization
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Civil Disobedience Actions Blockade Entrance to Site of TPP Negotiations in VA
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Re-Defining the First Amendment....with COPS!
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Bill Gross: "Normal" Economic Growth Impossible Now
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How Your Movements Are Being Tracked, Probably Without Your Knowledge
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The RNC Arrives in Tampa and With It, Martial Law
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Mega-Million CEOs: Our Tax Dollars at Work
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WIKILEAKS: Surveillance Cameras Around The Country Are Being Used In A Huge Spy Network
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America's Descent Into Darkness
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The Impending Collapse of American Medicine
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Goldman Sachs's New York Prison Deal Saves All the Risk for the Taxpayer
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The CEO Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicare
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Privatization: The Big Joke That Isn't Funny
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Betrayal of the American Dream
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The Careerists
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CIA Outsources Assasination Squad to Blackwater
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America's Drones Are Homeward Bound
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Here is Why Our Elites are Not Fixing the Economy
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Pensions Under Attack in America
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Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex: The Economics of Incarceration in the USA
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A Wall Street Gambling Tax: The Remedy to Inequality
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New World Order Blueprint Leaked
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America's Student Loan Racket
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Five Facts That Put America to Shame
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Quiet Drama in Philadelphia
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America's Downward Social and Economic Spiral
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Colonized by Corporations
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How to Destroy Education While Making a Trillion Dollars
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U.S. Gov't Making Preperations for Expected Major Social Unrest Next Year
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The Inequity of Private-Equity Hustlers
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Five Reasons Why The Very Rich Have NOT Earned Their Money
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National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance
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The Prison Labor Complex
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Wall Street's Massive Freak Out When Asked to Pay Their Fair Share
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The United States is Run by Sociopaths, Economics and Evil
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How the US Uses Sexual Humiliation as a Political Tool to Control the Masses
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Cracks in the Pillars of Power
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Wells Fargo's prison cash cow
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Thirteen Ways Government Tracks Us
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The "Cashless Society" and Total Monetary Surveillance
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Have You Posted Your Pictures on the Internet? Invasive Surveillance Technology Awaits
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The Ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance, How to Surive What's to Come
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How To Bring Down the System, Any System, Non-violently
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Occupy Miami Raided, SWAT Team Draws Weapons on Children
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Why Greg Smith Is 'Dead Right' About Goldman Sachs
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Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs
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Don't Tell Us It's Not a Class War
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Our Depraved Future of Debt Slavery
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Drones Come to the US
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How to Radicalize a Moderate
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Central Banks Financial Terrorism
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Economist: NATO/G8 Summits Could Be A Disaster
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How the Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the "1 Percent"
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The Middle Class Disappears, Rise of the Praetorian Class
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2012 – The Year Of Living Dangerously
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Report: Big Bank Bonuses in 2011
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The Outlook for the New Year, Tyranny in the Forecast
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Are You Being Tracked? 8 Ways Your Privacy Is Being Eroded Online and Off
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America's Best Kept Secret: Rising Suburban Poverty
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Local police stockpile high-tech, combat-ready gear
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Bankers Rule the World: "The Network of Global Corporate Control"
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Legislating Tyranny in America, Orwell and Beyond
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E-Voting System "Remotely Accessed" on "Multiple Occasions" by Unknown Computer
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Occupy is Not Just About Occupying
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How to Survive and Prosper in the Coming Financial Meltdown
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The Zero Point of Systemic Collapse
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American's Comfortably Numb on the Highway to Economic Collapse
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This Changes Everything: How the 99% Woke Up
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The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy
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More on Police Departments' Collusion in Defense of 1%: Who's the Organization Coordinating Those Crackdown Calls?
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Occupy Seattle - Message From Minister Who Was Pepper Sprayed
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With People in the Streets, 1 Percent Congress Continues to Push Austerity
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U.S. Millennial Generation Battles Against Wall Street Modeled on Egypt and Tunisia Protests
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Communicating via People Pedal Power
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Wall Street Firms Spy on Protesters in Tax-Funded Center
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Under pressure to make arrests, police and troopers push back
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How Can We Rouse Police and Other Protectors of the Corporatocracy -- "Guards" of the Status Quo -- to Join the OWS Rebellion?
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The Natural Course of the US Empire
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My Night With Occupy Wall St
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German officials admit using spyware on citizens, as Big Brother scandal grows
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Occupy Movement Has No Message?
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The US Empire: A Tragic Comedy in Three Acts
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Wall Street Protests Get Specific: Could "Bank Transfer Day" Pit Americans Against Their Big Banks?
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Why the Elites Are in Trouble
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The Big Banks Lose Control of the Optics
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The Best Among Us
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National Security Lab Hacks Diebold Touch-Screen Voting Machine
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Attica's 40th Anniversary: Still on the Wrong Road
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#OccupyWallStreet Is More Than a Hashtag - It's Revolution in Formation
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A Huge Housing Bargain — but Not for You
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Capital gains tax rates benefiting wealthy feed growing gap between rich and poor
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Tax the super-rich or riots will rage in 2012
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The Cost of 9/11 — in Dollars
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Labor's Demise As A Countervailing Power
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Can the Middle Class Be Saved?
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As America's Economy Collapses, "New Normal" Police State Takes Shape
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British Riots: Elites "Shocked" The Poor Are Rising Up Against Brutal Austerity Measures
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Stop Coddling the Super-Rich
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Food stamp use rises to record 45.8 million
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The Food Crisis War Endgame
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The Legislation That Could Kill Internet Privacy for Good
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The War on You
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Debt Ceiling Crisis Objective is to Scrap Social Security and Medicare
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The Debt Ceiling, Imposing a Radical Pro-Rich Agenda
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21st-Century Slaves: How Corporations Exploit Prison Labor
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Austerity and Deficit Hawks Say, "Let Them Eat Cake,"
The People Will Say, "Off With Their Heads"
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What Happened to the $2.6 Trillion Social Security Trust Fund?
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Is the Debt Crisis Just Another Trumped Up Scam to Steal Social Security?
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Tax Rates of the Super-Rich: Not as High as Those Making Much Less
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Executive Pay Up 23 Percent Over Last Year
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One Small Town in America Quietly Enjoys the Health Care Most Americans Only Dream of
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Get Ready to be Financially Conscripted into Financial Repression
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State of New Jersey throws pensioners under the bus
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Will The Banksters And The Corporatocracy Eventually Own It All?
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Congress gets richer in bad economy
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Third World America 2011, We've Arrived
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The Earth Is Full
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The $2.5 Trillion Tragedy
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Our Fantasy Nation?
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Hospital Accounting: It's Complicated
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US army of fakes tracks Facebook users
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Europe Replacing Economic Democracy with Financial Oligarchy
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Welcome to the Soviet States of America 2011
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The Corporate States of America
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United States on the Road to Ruin, Your Trigger Points
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Why you should move your money
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10 Steps to Defeat the Corporatocracy
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Tax Rates of the Super-Rich: Not as High as Those Making Much Les
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How the McEconomy Bombed the American Worker
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The Xtremes: Subversive Recipes for Catastrophic Times
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Only Little People Pay Taxes
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The Real Housewives of Wall Street
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U.S. Downward Debt Spiral Into the Abyss
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This Is What Resistance Looks Like
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Class Warfare Scoreboard : Guess Who's Winning?
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American Workers Got What They Deserved
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The Collapse of Globalization
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HOURLY RATES - A Modest Essay about Extraordinary Paychecks
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U.S. Super-Rich the Greatest Living Parasites Flourish as Inequalities Deepen
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The Gathering Political and Economic Storm
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Stealing from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts
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America is NOT broke!
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Amnesty for the Banksters, Debtor's Prison for the Serfs
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Genetic Engineering: Scientists warn of link between dangerous new pathogen and Monsanto's Roundup
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Social Security is not an "entitlement" program
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Student loans leave crushing debt burden
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Ruling on Behalf of Wall Street's "Super Rich": The Financial End Time has Arrived
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American Eulogy
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Goldman CEO gets salary boost, $12.6 million shares
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Welcome To 1984: Your Papers, Please
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Ruling on Behalf of Wall Street's "Super Rich"
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American's Live in Mental Ghettos, People Who Lie to Themselves
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The Larry Summers Hall of Shame
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There Will Be Blood
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As things fell apart, nobody paid much attention
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Senators Welcome Lobbyists, Shun Citizens
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Economists: The Unholy Priests of the Banksters
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Democracy Going Dark: The Electronic Police State
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We Need to Break Up the Mega Corporations
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How to Thwart the Assassins of the American Dream
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How BP Gulf disaster may have triggered a 'world-killing' event
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BP Gulf Oil Gusher: Methane, Climate & Dead Zones
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The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America - Part I
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Two Decades of Greed - The Unraveling
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Open Letter to President Obama Re: BP Gulf Oil Spill Solution
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Gulf Oil Spill "Could Go on Years and Years"
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Debt Can Never Be Repaid (By Bankster Design)
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The Wall Street Economic Death Squad
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The Old Enemies
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The Declining Value of Work
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The Vicious Circle of Debt and Economic Depression, It's Class War
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The Financial Oligarchy Reigns: Democracy’s Death Spiral From Greece to the United States
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Western Civilization and the Economic Crisis, The Impoverishment of the Middle Class
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The American Dream is Over, It Was A Wonderful Life
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World’s Billionaires Grew 50 Percent Richer in 2009
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Goldman Sachs CEO says he’s ‘doing God’s work’
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Financial System Designed Almost Exclusively to Benefit the Rich
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Media

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Why There's a Media Blackout on the Native American Oil Pipeline Blockade
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With Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy: A Deep Dive
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TV Networks Should Open Up the Presidential Debates
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Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media
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Mainstream Media - The Blind Leading the Clueless
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A Conspiracy Theory that became a "Conspiracy Fact"
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Florida's Slimed Waters Should Prompt National Wake Up Call
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Major Monsanto Lawsuit Completely Blacked out by Media
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TPP and TTIP "Free Market" "Trade" Deals Approved by US Senate: How America's "News" Media Killed America's Democracy:
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What Are the Biggest Lies and Delusions That Keep People Voting Against Their Own Best Interests?
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Inside the Major Political Fight for Broadband Internet That's Brewing Across America
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How to break the corporate media blockade
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"Net Neutrality", Save the Internet Campaign: A Common Carrier Free from Corporate Encroachment
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The Myth of the Free Press
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Snowden Film "Citizen Four" Reveals How He Did It; Second Leaker Involved; Files on 1.2 Million People; Snowden Vindicated
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Suckering the Public on a War of Terror
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Who Killed Michael Hastings?
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Unless Defeated, New FCC Rules Will Put 'Stake in Internet's Heart'
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The U.S. Mainstream Media Black Hole and the Danger of False Narrative
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Yes, There Are Paid Government Trolls On Social Media, Blogs, Forums And Websites
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U.S. Plummets in Global Press Freedom Rankings
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People Powered Media Mobilizes Masses, While Mass Media Remains Silent
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An Open Letter to the Makers of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Wolf Himself
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State "Stink Tanks" Exposed
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Is America Being Deliberately Pushed Toward Civil War?
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NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files
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Media Supression of the Marches Against Monsanto
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Journalistic Malpractice at the Post and the Times
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Spain's Rebellion Moves to Print
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Minister: Iceland refused to help FBI on WikiLeaks
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New press freedom group is launched to block US government attacks
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Using War as Cover to Target Journalists
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Press Freedom Index 2011/2012
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Call It Tyranny
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Billionaire Media Moguls vs. Occupy Wall Street
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Journalists Funded By "Vulture Capitalist" Paul Singer Campaign To Smear Wall Street Protests
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Conservative journalist says he infiltrated, escalated D.C. museum protest
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US media blackout of protest is shameful
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What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?
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The Dark Heart of Corporatism
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The Corporate Media Complex: Drawing Back the Veil on the U.S. Propaganda Machine
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Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation
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Prepping Minds for War Against China
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Homeland Security shuts down dozens of Web sites without court order
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Another Warning about the Media
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A War On The Truth
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A Media Failure Compounds the Financial Failure
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NYPD protecting thos stealing their pensions from their accusersWhat if the authorities had enforced bank regulations as vigorously as they enforced park rules and curfews?

We wouldn't be in this economic mess in the first place
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America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group
By Garikai Chengu
Posted September 1, 2016

ISIS and Al-Queda created by the U.S.Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran's growing influence in the region. The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

The CIA first aligned itself with extremist Islam during the Cold War era. Back then, America saw the world in rather simple terms: on one side, the Soviet Union and Third World nationalism, which America regarded as a Soviet tool; on the other side, Western nations and militant political Islam, which America considered an ally in the struggle against the Soviet Union. More...

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Why I'm Worried America's next President Will Kill Julian Assange
by Jake Anderson
Posted August 31, 2016

speaker of truthI'm worried about Julian Assange. This is not a maternal instinct, but rather, a pragmatic one. The increasingly hostile statements made by top state officials and their surrogates show a widespread condemnation of whistleblowers in the halls of government. President Obama set the tone early in his administration.

In the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the rhetoric goes well beyond condemnation of methodology and straight to advocating for his brutal murder. The transition from authorities' vows of prosecution to their use of surrogates who openly call for Assange's assassination is highly disturbing, to say the least. More...

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Presidential Debates: A Fraud on the American Voter?
By Joan Brunwasser
Posted August 30, 2016

presidential debates are a fraudMaybe the biggest problem with the presidential debates is that the organization running them was forged in sin, so to speak. While official-sounding, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was jointly created by Democrats and Republicans in 1987 in order to kick out the nonpartisan League of Women Voters, which had been sponsoring the debates since 1976.

With debates regularly attracting over 50 million viewers, the two parties didn't want the independent League running them and determining whether third party candidates could participate. So the Democrats and Republicans replaced the League with the bipartisan CPD, giving their nominees a greater say over virtually every aspect of the debates. The resulting debates were not uniformly well-received. CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite called them "phony, part of an unconscionable fraud." And the League ceased any involvement so as to avoid "becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public." More...

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The EpiPen Scandal Is Worse Than You Think: What You're Not Being Told
by Alice Salles
Posted August 29, 2016

icons of greedThe EpiPen is a useful device for individuals who suffer from severe allergies. So when news broke that Mylan, the sole maker of the autoinjector "pens" in America, had hiked the prices of its products from $57 each in 2007 to $600 for a package of two in 2016, news outlets had a field day. Promptly after, politicians seized the opportunity to bank on this crisis by promising to "do something."

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton urged Mylan to voluntarily slash the prices of its products while promising that, once she's elected, her "plan to address exorbitant drug price hikes like these" will be finally implemented. This is a particularly empty promise considering Mylan has donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, which was recently revealed to be peddling influence in exchange for cash. More...

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Why There's a Media Blackout on the Native American Oil Pipeline Blockade
by Nick Bernabe
Posted August 28, 2016

As the Lakota Sioux continue their peaceful blockade of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, the story's absence from the national media narrative is palpable. Considering the corporate media's chronic quest for controversial stories on government versus public standoffs, you'd think this situation would garner the typical media frenzy invoked during a right-wing militia occupation of a federal building, for example, or a tense standoff between the Black Lives Matter movement and police. But it's not.

As of late, the media has faced criticism for its selective coverage of certain events — like, say, focusing on single terror attacks in Western Europe that garner thousands of headlines while basically ignoring similar or worse attacks that occur on a constant basis in Muslim-majority countries. More...

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Time to Call out the Fraud Perpetrated by the Commission on Presidential Debates
by Rob Kall
Posted August 27, 2016

open debates to 3rd party candidatesThere's a discussion going on about opening the presidential debates to third party candidates. Currently, there are several efforts to open the presidential debates to third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. The Commission on Presidential Debates has set an arbitrary 15% polling level requirement for candidates to be included. This is a pathological symptom of the take-over of the democratic process by the corporate owned mainstream media. The truth is, the current presidential debate system is a fraud in many ways.

The sham model of basing inclusion in debates on polling is exposed as a fraud by the fact that the specified polling organizations the results are to be based upon are not even including the candidates in the polls. More...

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Here's What Happened After Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs, from Pot to Cocaine
by Zach Cartwright
Posted August 25, 2016

war on drugs is an abject failureAs America grapples with a heroin epidemic, Portugal serves as an example of how to curb addiction to illicit drugs without relying on mass incarceration. By systematically moving to decriminalize all drugs, from marijuana to heroin, Portugal has successfully reduced their addiction rate by roughly 50 percent. In Portugal, addiction is seen not as a crime to punish, but as a public health crisis that should be addressed holistically.

In 2001, addiction was so rampant in Portugal that roughly 0.7 percent of 10.36 million Portuguese citizens, or 72,530 people, had used heroin at least once. Other than England and Wales, Portugal was the most addicted nation in Europe. The government commissioned a panel of doctors, psychologists, lawyers, and activists to determine the best solution for tackling the addiction crisis. The panel recommended full decriminalization of every drug. 15 years later, the results are obvious — decriminalization works. More...

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Wall Street's Protection Racket: Mandatory Arbitration
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Posted August 24, 2016

binding arbitration - bypassing the court systemWhat people across Wall Street cannot figure out is why the Board of JPMorgan Chase, America's biggest bank by assets, didn't sack its CEO, Jamie Dimon, at some point between the bank's first two felony counts in 2014 and its third felony count in 2015. Or, as two trial lawyers, Helen Davis Chaitman and Lance Gotthoffer point out on their web site, during the past five years as JPMorgan Chase racked up $35.7 billion in fines and settlements for "fraudulent and illegal practices."

JPMorgan Chase's abuses of its own customers are so vast that Chaitman and Gotthoffer had to create a Wheel of Misfortune to catalog the scams for ease of viewing by the public. More...

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With Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy: A Deep Dive
by Amul Kalia
Posted August 23, 2016

Windows 10 sacrifices privacyYou don't need to search long to come across stories of people who are horrified and amazed at just how far Microsoft has gone in order to increase Windows 10's install base. Sure, there is some misinformation and hyperbole, but there are also some real concerns that current and future users of Windows 10 should be aware of. As the company is currently rolling out its "Anniversary Update" to Windows 10, we think it's an appropriate time to focus on and examine the company's strategy behind deploying Windows 10.

The tactics Microsoft employed to get users of earlier versions of Windows to upgrade to Windows 10 went from annoying to downright malicious. Eventually, Microsoft started pushing Windows 10 via its Windows Update system. It started off by pre-selecting the download for users and downloading it on their machines. Not satisfied, the company eventually made Windows 10 a recommended update so users receiving critical security updates were now also downloading an entirely new operating system onto their machines without their knowledge. More...

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Deglobalization Already Underway — 4 Technologies That Will Speed It Up
By John Mauldin
Posted August 22, 2016

deglobalization has already startedIf we had to describe the last 50 years of economic history in one word, globalization would be high on the list. Thousands of small, independent economies around the world fused into one nearly seamless whole.

The things we use every day—food, clothing, vehicles, furniture, electronic devices, even the materials that compose our homes—now come from far and wide. We don't even notice. International trade over vast distances is now so normal that we forget it wasn't always the case. But now a reaction to globalization has set in. In cities and towns all over the United States, weekend farmers' markets have sprung up, selling fruits and vegetables. The main attraction is that they are local. More...

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How to Break the Power of Money
by David Korten
Posted August 20, 2016

David KortenWe can refuse to accept the pervasive, but false, claims that money is wealth and a growing GDP improves the lives of all. Our current political chaos has a simple explanation. The economic system is driving environmental collapse, economic desperation, political corruption, and financial instability. And it isn't working for the vast majority of people.

It serves mainly the interests of a financial oligarchy that in the United States dominates the establishment wings of both the Republican and Democratic parties. So voters are rebelling against those wings of both parties—and for good reason. More...

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Obama Pushing for TPP: Misinformation and Big Lies His Strategy
By Stephen Lendman
Posted August 19, 2016

TPP=job killing weapon of mass destructionUS trade deals are jobs-killing weapons of mass destruction. They destroy fundamental economic and social structures. They ignore eco-sanity. Preventing TPP's enactment into US law is crucial for all working-age Americans and their families. Obama intends going on the offensive publicly to get Congress on board for its passage. Last October, he touted it in his weekly radio address – featuring a litany of Big Lies, one of many examples of how he consistently betrayed the public trust throughout his tenure.

He blamed China and other low-wage countries for the sins of corporate America offshoring millions of US jobs abroad. TPP will greatly accelerate the process – transforming America into a nation of maids, waitresses, bellhops, fast-food workers, janitors, bus and cab drivers, along with other poverty wage service jobs for most workers able to have any employment. More...

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TV Networks Should Open Up the Presidential Debates
By Jeff Cohen
Posted August 18, 2016

media needs to open the debatesIf ten major TV networks got together and decided to nationally televise a presidential debate restricted to Republican nominee Donald Trump and right-leaning Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, while barring other candidates including Democrat Hillary Clinton, it would be recognized as an act of media bias or exclusion. But what if the televised debates this fall are restricted to just Trump and Clinton? That, too, needs to be recognized as an intentional act of media exclusion.

The last time there were two such strong "third-party" candidates was in 2000 when columnist Patrick Buchanan ran on the right and consumer advocate Ralph Nader ran on the left. Polls showed solid majorities of the voting public (64 percent vs. 25 percent in one poll) wanted to see Buchanan and Nader included in a four-way presidential debate. But the CPD had erected a new barrier: these well-known candidates could not join the debates unless they were polling at 15 percent. More...

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Rebooting Work: Programming the Economy for People
by Douglas Rushkoff
Posted August 17, 2016


economy for people, not profitLooked at in terms of human value creation, the industrial economy appears to have been programmed to remove human beings from the value chain. Before the Industrial Age, the former peasants of feudalism were enjoying a terrific economic expansion.

But as the peasants got wealthy exchanging goods and services, the aristocracy got relatively poorer. So they re-established control over the economy by outlawing market moneys and chartering monopolies with dominion over particular industries. So now, instead of making shoes himself, the local cobbler had to get a job at the officially chartered monopoly company. Thus what we think of as “employment” was born – less an opportunity than a restriction on creating value. More...
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The Money Myth Exploded
by Louis Even
Posted August 16, 2016

a banker arrives at the islandOne evening, when our boys were sitting on the beach going over their problem for the hundredth time, they suddenly saw approaching a small boat with a solitary man at the oars. They learned that he was the only survivor of a wreck. His name: Oliver.

"Even though we're lost and cut off from the rest of the world," they told him, "we haven't too much to complain about. The earth and the forest are good to us. We lack only one thing — money. That would make it easier for us to exchange our products."

"Well, you can thank Providence," replied Oliver, "because I am a banker, and in no time at all, I'll set up a system of money guaranteed to satisfy you. Then you'll have everything that people in civilization have." A banker!... A BANKER!... An angel coming down out of the clouds couldn't have inspired more reverence and respect in our men. For, after all, are we not accustomed, we people in civilization, to genuflect before bankers, those men who control the lifeblood of finance? More...

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Here's how the government is stealing more than ever before–
by Simon Black
Posted August 15, 2016

guilty until proven innocentThe year was 1986. And the US government took in $93.7 million through a little known authority called "Civil Asset Forfeiture".

As you're likely aware, Civil Asset Forfeiture is a legal process that allows the government to seize assets from private citizens without any due process or judicial oversight. People can be deprived of their private property without ever having been even charged with a crime, let alone never having actually committed one.

The horror stories of its abuse are endless. People who have never done anything wrong have had their life's savings, homes, and business assets confiscated without so much as a warrant. This constitutes theft, plain and simple. And like most government initiatives, it started small. By 2014, that figure had grown 4,667% to a whopping $4.5 billion. And we learned in 2015 that the government stole so much private property from its citizens that the total amount exceeded the value of all property stolen by every thief and felon in America combined. More...

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When Systems Crumble: Looking Beyond Global Capitalism
By Richard D. Wolff
Posted August 14, 2016

employee-employer relations crumbleAs global capitalism staggers painfully, unevenly and dangerously in the wake of its 2008 collapse, its critics divide into two broad camps. One commits to fixing or reforming a capitalism that has somehow lost its way. The other finds capitalism irreparably inadequate and seeks transition to a new and different system.

The two camps see many of the same faults: how capitalism relentlessly deepens inequalities of income, wealth, power and access to culture; capitalism's instability (those socially costly cycles it never managed to prevent); and its consequent injustices. Sometimes the two camps can ally and work together. However, at other times -- such as now -- the camps become more wary of, disaffected from, and competitive with one another. Adding complexity these days, the critics favoring system change are also redefining -- for potential recruits and for themselves -- the new system they seek. More...

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Thousands of Americans are being hounded mercilessly for debts they don't owe.
By Jim Hightower
Posted August 13, 2016

immoral and illegal debt collectionConsider the gang of debt collection firms that are thugglishly rampaging across the country ruthlessly abusing consumer rights and common decency. Susan Macharia, a California administrative employee, is one of thousands of middle-income and low-wage workers each year who get robbed by these relentless money grabbers. Out of the blue, she got a rude call in January from a collector demanding she pay $10,000 for a credit card debt she ran up in 2003.

Only, Macharia had no such debt. In fact, as she told the New York Times, she didn't even have a credit card until 2013. Yet, the collection agency declared it had a copy of a 2006 court judgement for non-payment filed against her, addressed to her California residence—so pay up or else! More...

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The Dirty Business of U.S. 'Think Tanks'
by Michael Krieger
Posted August 12, 2016

crony capitalism is phony capitalismIt's important to acknowledge that the U.S. economy has morphed into one gigantic lawless crime scene. An environment in which crony insiders who add zero value to society parasitically feast on the country's treasure. In the case of so-called "think tanks," we have organizations receiving copious taxpayer subsidies for the privilege of screwing over the American public.

Indeed, "think tanks" represent a key, overlooked player in the never-ending information war being waged against the American public. A war specifically designed to shape public perception in favor of policies that go against our best interests while making a handful of people extremely wealthy. More...

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If We Say That Nature Is Priceless, Do We End up in Effect Treating It as Valueless?
By Marcel Harmon
Posted August 11, 2016

nature has valueGreenBiz recently ran an article on the potential pitfalls of putting a price on nature. It's often argued that assigning a cash value to nature undermines the intrinsic value of the natural world and the multitude of resources and benefits it provides, turning it into a "subsidiary of the corporate economy."

On the other hand, assigning a value to different aspects of the natural world (imperfect though they may be) also has the potential to help ensure main stream economic policies do a better job of accounting for nature. The question becomes, as the article puts it, "If we say that nature is priceless, do we end up in effect treating it as valueless? Or is being unwilling to price nature the best protection we have against it being packaged up, owned, bought, sold or used up?" More...

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Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media
by Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain
Posted August 10, 2016

Social media sock puppetsThe US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. The discovery that the US military is developing false online personalities – known to users of social media as "sock puppets" – could also encourage other governments, private companies and non-government organisations to do the same.

Centcom's contract requires for each controller the provision of one "virtual private server" located in the United States and others appearing to be outside the US to give the impression the fake personas are real people located in different parts of the world. More...

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Empowering Wisdom to Free You From Debt Slavery
by M.J. Higby
Posted July 9, 2016

Free yourself from debt slaveryAmerica's vision of wealth conjures up visions of expensive cars and big houses in gated communities. Realize this: every time you see these physical manifestations of wealth, they are illusory. In reality, they are most likely manifestations of debt. The average owner of these accoutrements, in terms of net worth, could not afford to pay for the tires on the car, or the roof on the house without digging the hole of debt deeper.

Instead of focusing on the accumulation of symbols of wealth, we should focus on actually acquiring wealth. In doing so, we acquire freedom. By extension, we live our lives not governed by fear, but instead by excitement and adventure. We have the time to indulge in our truest calling and our deepest passions. We cease to be controlled, but instead, we control. Wealth equals time. The picture of life painted by the advertising industry is the grandest of illusions. More...

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Forget Clinton's and Trump's Plans for the Economy: It's Time to Erase Debt and Create Jobs
By Mike Krauss
Posted August 8, 2016

Wall Street extracting your wealthSo far, neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton has offered a credible plan to restart the long-stalled U.S. economy.

There is an alternative. The U.S. Treasury has the power to extinguish debt, rebuild publicly owned infrastructure and propel the economy forward like a rocket. It is the power to create the nation's supply of money, which Congress surrendered to the private banks that own the Federal Reserve upon the Fed's creation in 1913. It's time to take that power back.

This proposal is similar to—but more far-reaching than—the action taken by President Lincoln during the Civil War, when to bypass that era’s banksters and the usurious interest they extracted to finance the war, he had the Treasury issue $450 million of greenbacks. More...

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Computer Expert Hacks Into Common Voting Machine in Minutes to Reveal Shocking 2016 Election Threat
By Bethania Palma Markus
Posted August 7, 2016

electronic voting machines can be hackedIt took Princeton computer science professor Andrew Appel and one of his graduate students just minutes to hack into a voting machine still used in Louisiana, New Jersey, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Politico reports.

Professor Andrew Appel purchased for $82 a Sequoia AVC Advantage, one of the oldest machines still in use. Within 7 seconds, he and his student, Alex Halderman, had picked the lock open. Within minutes, the duo had removed the device's unsecured ROM chips with their own hardware that makes it easy to alter the machine's results.

Appel, his colleagues and students have been hacking into voting machines at the Center for Information Technology Policy since the late 1990s. With their work, the group has come to the conclusion that at some point, the national election will be the target of a coordinated cyber attack. More...

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Why the GMO Labeling Bill Obama Just Signed Into Law Is a Sham—and a National Embarrassment
By Andrew Kimbrell
Posted August 6, 2016

DARK Act signed by ObamaThis discriminatory bill exempts Big Food from putting GMO labels on food packages and keeps consumers in the dark. It is known as the DARK Act—Denying Americans the Right to Know. It was signed by President Obama last Friday in the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention, without fanfare or major media coverage. The bill's moniker is apt. With a few strokes of his pen Obama scratched out the laws of Vermont, Connecticut and Maine that required the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

He also nullified the GE seed labeling laws in Vermont and Virginia that allowed farmers to choose what seeds they wanted to buy and plant. The White House justified the DARK Act's massive onslaught on local democracy on the grounds that the bill would create national standards for labeling of GE foods. It does nothing of the sort. More...

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10 Keys to Short Circuiting the Matrix
by John W. Whitehead
Posted August 5, 2016

leaving the MatrixFreedom, or what's left of it, is being threatened from every direction. The threats are of many kinds: political, cultural, educational, media, and psychological. However, as history shows us, freedom is not, on the whole, wrested from a citizenry. It is all too often given over voluntarily and for such a cheap price: safety, security, bread, and circuses.

This is part and parcel of the propaganda churned out by the government machine. That said, what we face today—mind manipulation and systemic violence—is not new. What is different are the techniques used and the large-scale control of mass humanity, coercive police tactics and pervasive surveillance. As we have seen with the erection of the electronic concentration camp, there is virtually no escaping the invisible prison surrounding us. Once upon a time, one could run and hide or duck into a cave, but that is no longer feasible as caves are quite scarce, and those running the camp have their eyes watching everything. More...

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How and Why Bernie Sanders Was Taken Out of the Running by the Financial Elites
by Jeff Berwick
Posted August 4, 2016

Elites telling the 99% to shut upMost are unaware that we don't live in a real democracy. In the US, in particular, Presidents aren't elected, they are selected. It has been this way for centuries and was fully cemented, and never questioned again, after JFK was killed when he tried to stand up to the nefarious groups who control the system.

The people who control the US government are those who control the monetary and financial system (and the media and nearly everything else of importance). A key historical figure of these "elites" was Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild. He was purported to have said, more than two centuries ago, "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws." More...

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The Looming Financial Crisis Nobody Is Talking About, But Should Be
by Shaun Bradley
Posted August 3, 2016

financial crisis brewingThe world has been captivated by a continuous stream of disturbing and shocking headlines. Seemingly every other day, different terrorist attacks, police assassinations or political stunts ignite the public into an emotional frenzy. But as fear shuts down critical thinking, banks that control Europe's financial system are entering a death spiral. Despite what establishment media narratives push, the most dangerous threat to our way of life isn't a religious ideology or political divide.

The real risk is a contagion that is undermining the core of the financial system, and the interconnectedness of the globalized economy we live in makes containing the problem nearly impossible. If these dominos continue to fall in Europe, the momentum could carry the destruction to every corner of the globe. More...

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Mainstream Media - The Blind Leading the Clueless
by Jeff Thomas
Posted August 1, 2016

main stream mediaMost of us watch television. In part, we seek to be entertained, but, additionally, we often seek to be enlightened as to "what's going on." In a difficult era like the present one, in which some of the most prominent countries are experiencing the onset of an economic crisis, virtual cartoon characters are competing as choices in political contests, governments are becoming increasingly rapacious and a police state is developing rapidly, it's not surprising if the average person questions, "What on earth are they thinking?"

Well, there's no shortage of media exposure to answer that question. Today, there are a multitude of channels offering 24/7 "news," from which we may hope to glean some insight as to what the leaders of the world are thinking. Yet, in spite of the endless folderol being offered, the leadership vision remains about as clear as mud. More...

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A Conspiracy Theory that became a "Conspiracy Fact"
By Timothy Alexander Guzman
Posted July 31, 2016

US soldiers guarding poppy fieldsThe heroin epidemic resembles the days when "Crack cocaine" became the major drug that destroyed communities across the United States and other parts of the world including the Caribbean that began in the early 1980's. The Crack epidemic coincidently began around the same time when the Iran-Contra Scandal was being exposed. U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, Miami and New York City experienced a rise in crime and disease.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported back in 2015 that "heroin use in the United States increased 63% from 2002 through 2013." Fast forward to 2016, heroin is sweeping across the United States at unprecedented levels. More...

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How Much Do Shady Financial Practices Cost You, Exactly?
By Lynn Parramore
Posted July 30, 2016

financial parasitesAmerica's financial system is broken for all but a few at the top — that much is plain. The rest sense that we are stuck on the minus end of some great financial formula, but given the complexity and size of Big Finance, it's hard to pin down exactly why it happens and how it all adds up.

Enter economist Gerald Epstein of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has dived in and crunched the numbers, and the results are eye-popping. Epstein and his colleague Juan Antonio Montecino look at exactly how families, taxpayers and businesses get ripped off by dubious financial activities and tally up the costs in a new paper for the Roosevelt Institute, "Overcharged: The High Cost of Finance." (The Institute for New Economic Thinking has also supported several papers by Epstein). More...

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Japan's "Helicopter Money" Play: Road to Hyperinflation or Cure for Debt Deflation?
By Ellen Brown
Posted July 29, 2016

helicopter moneyIf the Japanese experiment is in play, it could settle a long-standing dispute over whether helicopter money will "reflate" or simply hyperinflate the money supply.

Not that allowing the government to issue money is so radical. It was the innovative system of Benjamin Franklin and the American colonists. Paper scrip represented the government's IOU for goods and services received. The debt did not have to be repaid in some other currency. The government's IOU was money. The US dollar is a government IOU backed by the "full faith and credit of the United States." More...

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Stop Drinking the Kool-Aid, America: Political Fiction in an Age of Televised Lies
By John W. Whitehead
Posted July 28, 2016

bread and circusesTune into a political convention and you will find yourself being sucked into an alternate reality so glossy, star-studded, emotionally charged and entertaining as to make you forget that you live in a police state. The elaborate stage show, the costumes, the actors, the screenplay, the lighting, the music, the drama: all carefully calibrated to appeal to the public's need for bread and circuses, diversion and entertainment, and pomp and circumstance.

Politics is a reality show, America's favorite form of entertainment, dominated by money and profit, imagery and spin, hype and personality and guaranteed to ensure that nothing in the way of real truth reaches the populace. More...

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US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade
By Mnar Muhawesh
Posted July 27, 2016

US soldires protecting poppy fieldsThe "War on Drugs" and the "War on Terror" are more intertwined than that media and our elected officials would like us to think.

And this became full front and center when the U.S.-led global crusades overlapped in Afghanistan, leaving in their wake a legacy of death, addiction and government corruption tainting Afghan and American soil. In the U.S., the War in Afghanistan is among the major contributing factors to the country's devastating heroin epidemic.

Over 10,000 people in America died of heroin-related overdoses in 2014 alone– an epidemic fuelled partly by the low cost and availability of one of the world's most addictive, and most deadly, drugs. More...

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Trump's Treasury Wouldn't Resurrect Glass-Steagall – Here's Why
By Shah Gilani
Posted July 26, 2016

Goldman Sachs nexusIf you read the 58-page draft of the Republican Party's official party platform you'll come across a surprising one-liner: "We support reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 which prohibits commercial banks from engaging in high-risk investment." But before Republican big-bank haters get excited, everyone should know that's not presidential candidate Donald Trump's one-liner.

Based on who Mr. Trump is reportedly considering for Treasury Secretary in his would-be cabinet, it's highly unlikely, Republican platform rhetoric aside, a Trump Administration would be even remotely interested in resurrecting Glass-Steagall. Frighteningly, but not surprisingly, there's a huge Goldman Sachs nexus connecting the end of Glass-Steagall to the future prospect of reviving it, with Donald Trump squarely in the middle. More...

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Florida's Slimed Waters Should Prompt National Wake Up Call
By Alisa Coe
Posted July 25, 2016

Florida outbreakThe shocking images of fluorescent green slime coating Florida rivers and beaches, published worldwide over the Fourth of July holiday, will serve as another national wake up call. Although this may be the first time people around the country have seen this lurid slime, it's not Florida's first horrific algae outbreak.

Thousands of citizens are using their cameras and social media accounts to document the ugly truth of what's happening in South Florida, where the government pumps billions of gallons of water polluted by Big Agriculture out of Lake Okeechobee, in the state's center, through rivers and out to the east and west coasts. More...

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Here's how it works: Industry, lawmakers and money mingle in Cleveland
by Ashley Balcerzak and Robert Maguire
Posted July 24, 2016

protecting Pfizer spnsorship of  eventsHouse Speaker Paul Ryan's impassioned speech to unite the GOP on Tuesday was not the last he would give in Cleveland. A national Republican organization brought in the big guns for their fundraiser, with Ryan headlining the event to inspire donations.

In the tranquility of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, miles away from the madness surrounding the Quicken Loans Arena, Ryan stressed the need to coordinate and strengthen the Republican party on the federal, state, local and federal levels. His audience? A bevy of state legislative leaders rubbing elbows with industry interests. More...

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The Curious Case of Vanishing Lady Liberty; Only Gold and Silver Remember Her
by Guy Christopher
Posted July 23, 2016

Lady LibertyThe very first word anyone ever saw on a circulating United States coin was the word "LIBERTY." From half-cents to silver dollars, each featured the likeness of an unnamed woman. The images varied, thanks to different engravers, but together they became recognized as Lady Liberty. Many, maybe most, of young America's citizens were illiterate. "Liberty" may have been the first word they ever learned to read. If not, they surely knew her face. The Revolutionary War for them was not ancient history.

The Founding Fathers knew all gold, silver, and copper is sound money and didn't mind that American coinage circulated alongside colonial and foreign coins depicting kings and queens. But Lady Liberty alone belonged to the United States. Her anonymous image spoke plainly to a cornerstone of human freedom – private wealth – in your hands, belonging to you, no counter-party strings attached. More...

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The Federal Reserve is a Ponzi Scheme
By Alan R. Adaschik
Posted July 22, 2016

Federal Reserve is a ponzi schemeMost Americans are proud to be American and consider the United States to be the greatest nation in all of history, and there are many things we can point to which substantiates this belief. However, everything in life is transitory and when all is said and done, history will judge that instead of America being something special to be admired, Americans were suckers who fell hook line and sinker for the worst Ponzi Scheme the world has ever seen: the Federal Reserve Bank, more commonly known as the Fed.

Like a Ponzi scheme, it began with a lie concocted solely to suck in its intended victims — the promise to regulate the US economy such that economic booms and busts would be eliminated. In truth the opposite has been the case since the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913. In fact, the Fed actually played a role in bringing about the Depression of 1929 and the deep recession which presently grips the nation. Secondly, similar to a Ponzi scheme, the Fed takes our money and gives us nothing in return. The money we give to the Fed is not earned for any service it provides, nor is there any reasonable justification for us to give it them. More...

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The Illusion of Truth Cognitive Dissonance and Denial
By Terry Sneller
Posted July 19, 2016

transnational corporate powerIt seems to me, that there are WAY too many of us who need to do some self-evaluation, regarding where we stand with what we currently perceive as our "truths." Are we earnestly seeking out sources of truth that have consistent and proven records of integrity -- regardless of how misaligned their truths may seem from our own? Do we bravely, honestly and diligently burrow down into ourselves to accept and expand on proven and/or known truths -- which we may then have to painfully use to modify or even replace our out-of-date or false misconceptions?

Is it any wonder that these aspects of truth, cognitive dissonance and denial -- which have taken hold of so many of us at the personal level -- could indeed have deep and damaging ramifications on a national and international scale? How can it be possible that the angst which possibly millions of us experience daily, on a personal level, NOT be reflected among ourselves nationally -- as well as throughout the world? More...

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Is Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Legislation a Hoax?
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Posted July 18, 2016

surprise meeting with Financial Stability Oversight CouncilFew have examined Dodd-Frank's failed promises as carefully as Wall Street On Parade. The legislation promised to rein in derivatives – it didn't. It promised to end the future need for taxpayer bailouts of too-big-to-fail banks. It didn't. It promised to institute the Volcker Rule to prevent banks from gambling with insured deposits. It didn't. It promised to reform the practices of the ratings agencies that played a pivotal role in the 2008 collapse. It didn't.

The so-called Volcker Rule provisions of Dodd-Frank that barred the Wall Street banks holding insured deposits from owning private-equity funds (where they could inflate asset values with little push-back) and hedge funds (where they could dump or hide their own losses) have been repeatedly pushed forward and now are not set to go into effect until July of next year – an outrageous seven years after Dodd-Frank was signed into law. More...

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Over-Policing Is Rooted in Over-Reliance on Politics
by Joey Clark
Posted July 16, 2016

too much politics in policingThough the police may be the face of law and order, behind their blue eyes rest the marching orders of politicians riddled with this presumption—that the law is the best tool for bringing order to a society facing complex problems.

Let's not give the politicians too much credit though. They, of course, are elected by "the people" to presume as much. As Mencken wrote, "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard," and though I do not think the common people deserve to be victims of police brutality, I am not surprised they have become the victims of their "representative" government. Indifferent to freedom, the people have forged their own chains and have given "themselves" the reins by empowering their government and its agents. More...

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Eric Holder's Longtime Excuse for Not Prosecuting Banks Just Crashed and Burned
by David Dayden
Posted July 15, 2016

Eric Holder protecting the bankersEric Holder has long insisted that he tried really hard when he was attorney general to make criminal cases against big banks in the wake of the 2007 financial crisis. His excuse, which he made again just last month, was that Justice Department prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to bring charges.

Many critics have long suspected that was bullshit, and that Holder, for a combination of political, self-serving, and craven reasons, held his department back. A new, thoroughly-documented report from the House Financial Services Committee supports that theory. It recounts how career prosecutors in 2012 wanted to criminally charge the global bank HSBC for facilitating money laundering for Mexican drug lords and terrorist groups. But Holder said no. More...

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Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures
by Charles Hugh Smith
Posted July 14, 2016

corporatocracy enduresOne little-remarked consequence of the central banks' policies of near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing is the unrivaled dominance of mobile global capital, i.e. the Corporatocracy. The source of corporate political power is the ability to borrow essentially unlimited sums for next to nothing: what I have long termed free money for financiers.

Armed with central-bank supplied unlimited credit, global capital can outbid local residents and businesses. Over time, profitable enterprises and assets end up in corporate hands. More...

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Abolish the FBI
by Ryan McMaken
Posted July 13, 2016

FBI broke federal lawLike all employees of the FBI, James Comey lives off the sweat of the American taxpayer. His large salary, upon retirement, will be converted into a very generous pension. Like most federal employees in a high ranking position like his, Comey continues to look forward to decades of living at a standard of living far above what is experienced by ordinary people in the private sector.

To maintain this life of comfort, all he had to do was agree to look the other way as a powerful politician clearly — by Comey's own admission — broke federal law. More...

The Law is the Law, Unless You're An Elite!

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Real News That Matters
by Linda Sechrist
Posted July 12, 2016

independent media needed now more than everThirty years ago, before many mergers and acquisitions, 50 corporations owned nearly all of American media. Today's infotainment and rhetoric, misrepresented as news, is leading millions to conclude that these colossal powers do not exist to objectively report the truth.

Magazines such as Natural Awakenings, Mother Jones, The Optimist and Yes! are likewise stirring up conversations on meaningful issues via larger perspectives with a focus on tangible solutions. They address such areas as the damaging health and environmental effects of genetically engineered food, championed by Jeffrey Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology.

Europe could kick genetically modified ingredients (GMO) out of their food supply because their mainstream media covered the health dangers, while U.S. mainstream media ignored them and kept Americans in the dark. Independent media in the U.S. enable democracy and consumer-inspired transformations of all kinds. Knowledge has organizing power. More...

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Here's How to Rethink the Corporation
By Susan Holmberg and Mark Schmitt
Posted July 11, 2016

people before profits protestWe won't fix the problem until we address the nature of the corporation.

Rarely, does the press coverage go beyond the moral symbolism of a new Gilded Age. Coverage of CEO pay usually fails to show that the scale of CEO pay packages—and the way CEOs are paid—comes at a cost. At the most basic level, the company is choosing to pay executives instead of doing other things—distributing revenues to shareholders, raising wages for workers, or reinvesting in the business. But the greater cost may be the risky behavior that very high pay encourages CEOs to engage in, especially when pay is tied to short-term corporate performance. CEO pay also plays a major role in the broader trend toward radical inequality—a trend that, evidence has shown, precipitates financial instability in turn.

CEO pay has been controversial in the United States for more than a century—for as long as corporate management has been a profession separate from ownership. In economic booms, CEO pay skyrockets and, after the inevitable bust, it attracts attention. More...

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Signs the Government Is Planning to Confiscate Your Retirement Funds
By Jeff Berwick
Posted July 10, 2016

globalist planningWe've warned that bankrupt governments will be eyeing the multi-trillions of dollars in "un-taxed" retirement funds when they get desperate enough.

It is an incredibly common occurrence. It has happened in numerous countries in just recent memory. Poland, Hungary and Bolivia are a few in the last years where retirement funds have been seized. Total funds currently held in private IRA and 401K accounts in the US are estimated to be in the neighborhood of $10 trillion. That number looks awfully enticing to the US government which is currently indebted to the tune of $19 trillion and holding liabilities of over $100 trillion. More...

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FBI Director James Comey Breaks Federal Prosecutor Rules by Smearing but Not Indicting Clinton Over Emails
By Steven Rosenfeld
Posted July 9, 2016

Comey betrayed his oath of officeFBI director James Comey's decision not to indict Hillary Clinton over the fact that 110 of 30,000 private emails she sent while Secretary of State were classified (an error rate of 0.36 percent) is now a full-on national political frenzy.

What almost nobody is questioning is whether the FBI director crossed the line, abusing his discretion and his power, by smearing Clinton in the press and interfering in a political campaign. The Department of Justice's manual for federal prosecutors bars them from making statements about people who aren't indicted. More...

During testimony before Congress on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey stated that the FBI's interview with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not under oath or recorded. How convenient!

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Banana Republic: One System of Justice for the Powerful (Like Clinton)
… and Another For Everyone Else

by Washington's Blog
Posted July 8, 2016

Clinton will have to face justiceFBI Director Comey's announcement that he doesn't think Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted for sharing government documents on her private, unsecured email server is very troubling … Indeed, there are two systems of justice in America … one for the fatcats … and one for everyone else.

After all, the government protects criminal wrongdoing by prosecuting whistleblowers. The Obama administration has sentenced whistleblowers to dozens of times the jail time of all other presidents COMBINED). And the government has framed whistleblowers with false evidence. And yet the government goes to great lengths to protect the elites against charges of criminal wrongdoing. More...

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Neofeudalism and Peasants with Pitchforks: Corporate Power Destroys Democracy
by Charles Hugh Smith
Posted July 7, 2016

where can the peasants get grievences addressed?In the present era of corporate dominance, where can serfs go to demand redress and financial freedom from the neofeudal system? Nowhere.The global corporations that own the land and the productive assets have no castle that can be stormed; they exist in an abstract financial world of stock shares, buybacks, bonds, lobbyists and political influence.

When the agribusiness corporation fouls the local water supply with animal waste, where do the local peasantry go to demand restoration of their water quality? The corporation? What if the headquarters are thousands of miles away? More...

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TransCanada's $15 Billion Suit Against U.S. is Corporate Nationhood at its Worst
by Mike Levitin
Posted July 6, 2016

If you like NAFTA, you will love the TPP!When the NAFTA nations – United States, Canada and Mexico – meet Wednesday for the annual Three Amigos Summit in Ottawa, climate change and clean energy are expected to dominate the agenda. However, a curiously timed $15 billion lawsuit launched last Friday by TransCanada, which is using NAFTA to sue the U.S. government for its rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, has undercut the very same climate ideals professed by the North American nations.

Michael Brune, Sierra Club's executive director, wrote this week, "TransCanada's attempt to make American taxpayers hand over more than $15 billion because the company's dirty Keystone XL pipeline was rejected shows exactly why NAFTA was wrong and why the even more dangerous and far-reaching Trans-Pacific Partnership must be stopped in its tracks." More...

If you like NAFTA, you will LOVE the TPP!

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US Politics' True Bipartisan Consensus: Capitalism Is Untouchable
By Richard D. Wolff
Posted July 5, 2016

Is capitalism really untouchable? The economic aim of both major US political parties is, in the end, the same: to protect and reinforce the capitalist system.

The Republican Party does so chiefly by means of a systematic, unremitting demonization of the government. They blame it for whatever ails the capitalist economy. If unemployment grows, they point to government policies and actions and attack particular politicians for what they did or did not do to stimulate the economy, directing criticism away from the employers who actually deprive workers of their jobs.

The Democrats protect and reproduce the system by assigning to the government the task of minimizing the problems that beset capitalism. So, for example, they want the business cycles that are an inherent affliction of capitalism to be foreseen, planned for, minimized, and overcome by government intervention. This is the underlying purpose of Keynesian economics and the monetary and fiscal policies it generates. More...

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Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day
by David Dayden
Posted July 4, 2016

foreclosure fraud still happeningEVERY DAY IN AMERICA, people continue to be kicked out of their homes based on false documents. The settlements over allegations of robosigning, faulty paperwork, and illegal mortgage servicing didn't end the misconduct. And law enforcement, along with most judges and politicians, have looked away in the mistaken belief that they wrapped up a scandal that just goes on and on.

When the Justice Department and state attorneys general finished their press conferences lauding big headline settlement penalties (numbers that shrink upon inspection), they neglected the ongoing chaos in our courts. People have been tied up in foreclosure nightmares for nearly a decade, with the same kinds of false documents used to grease the evictions. More...

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A Conspiracy Theory that became a "Conspiracy Fact": The CIA, Afghanistan's Poppy Fields and America's Growing Heroin Epidemic
By Timothy Alexander Guzman
Posted July 3, 2016

oritecting the poppy fieldsThe Taliban banned the production of opium in 2000. The War in Afghanistan was mainly about producing opium which did end up in the streets of Iran, Russia and China. According to a Pravda report in 2015 by William Edstrom titled 'Heroin Dealer in Chief. Afghanistan, Source of 90% of The World's Heroin' stated the impact of Afghanistan's opium production on neighboring countries:

Afghanistan, source of 90% of Earth's heroin, ended 90% of Earth's heroin problems when Taliban outlawed opium in 2000. The reason for War in Afghanistan was because Taliban outlawed opium growing which ended economic wars (opium wars) against Iran, Russia and China. The heroin epidemic is now affecting cities and towns across the U.S. and Edstrom estimates that 165,000 American's will die from the heroin epidemic in the next 10 years. More...

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'We the Prisoners': The Demise of the Fourth Amendment
By John W. Whitehead
Posted July 2, 2016

prisoner and guardsIn a carceral state—a.k.a. a prison state or a police state—there is no Fourth Amendment to protect you from the overreaches, abuses, searches and probing eyes of government overlords.

In a carceral state, there is no difference between the treatment meted out to a law-abiding citizen and a convicted felon: both are equally suspect and treated as criminals, without any of the special rights and privileges reserved for the governing elite.

In a carceral state, there are only two kinds of people: the prisoners and the prison guards. More...

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The British Woke UP — Can The Americans?
by Paul Craig Roberts
(Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan)
Posted July 1, 2016

British have woken upThe British people, or rather a majority of those who voted, surprised the Establishment, which was confident of the success of its propaganda, by voting to save their ancient and distinguished country, the font of liberty, from disappearing into the EU, a dictatorship ruled by unaccountable appointees. The British had enough of that with kings and decided that the future did not lie in going backward. The British vote to exit the EU could bring the unintended consequence of unravelling the EU and NATO, thus reducing Washington's ability to foment war.

Americans need to decide that they, like the British, do not appreciate being led backward to worse times. The Clintons and the Republican Senator from Texas, Phil Gramm, led America back to Robber Baron days by deregulating the financial system. The senator was rewarded with a multi-million dollar banking job for overturning Great Depression era legislation that made financial capitalism workable. Americans need to understand that capitalists do not care if capitalism works for you as long as it works for them. More...

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Matrix Deprogramming and the Prohibition of Nature's Red Pill
by Dylan Charles
Posted June 30, 2016

reality or illusionAre we merely sentient programs, bound from birth to death to the directives of our masters and the chains of the Matrix? Or are we multi-dimensional beings, continuously striving for deeper and deeper connection to spirit, whether conscious or not of this automatic effort? What tools have we been given to find the answers to these questions, and why are they prohibited?

Full-spectrum dominance of our well-being is carried out by the joint efforts of government, corporations, social engineering programs, consumer training through marketing and peer pressure, the modern medical establishment, and the entertainment industrial complex. More...

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Zika and the Mentality of Control
by Charles Eisenstein
Posted June 29, 2016

nothing wrong with genetically engineered mosquitos. Right?The ruling institutions of this world are quite comfortable with a virus.

First with SARS, then H1N1, then ebola and now the Zika virus, mainstream media and official organizations have been quick to recognize and counter the threat with travel advisories, quarantines, research funding, vaccine development, and heightened levels of vigilance. Yet information about other kinds of threats that are just as deadly, such as pharmaceutical residues in drinking water, pesticide contamination, or heavy metal poisoning from air and water pollution, are usually relegated to alternative media, ignored, or even actively suppressed by public health authorities. Why is this?

The ready answer that comes to mind is economic. The manmade threats listed above are byproducts of profitable activities by corporations who have tremendous political influence. If we were to thoroughly address toxic contamination of our biosphere, our entire economic, industrial, medical, and agricultural system would have to change. More...

In case you were wondering, the Rockefeller Foundation OWNS the patent for the Zika virus.

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Think You've Got It Locked, Hillary? Meet Jill Stein.
By Bill Scher
Posted June 28, 2016

Jill Stein, and laternative to big moneyAfter an anxiety-inducing and divisive primary, Democrats are starting to breathe easier. Bernie Sanders, while not formally conceding to Hillary Clinton, has turned his fire on Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the darling of the left before Sanders, has effusively endorsed Clinton. So at last the presumptive nominee can hope to gather in all those unhappy Bernie voters and lead a united Democratic Party in the fall, right?

Not if Dr. Jill Stein has anything to say about it.

The longtime Massachusetts environmental activist and presumptive Green Party nominee (the Green convention is not until August 4) is hungrily eyeing disgruntled Sanders voters—many of whom have been saying that even now, with the nomination all but locked up, they still won't vote for Hillary. And Stein appears to know her audience, declaring on CNN right after the California primary that she represents "a plan B … to continue to fight that revolution." More...

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Quaker Oats sued over glyphosate found in its 'all natural' oats
by Mike Adams
Posted June 25, 2016

non-GMO crops glyphosate saturatedThe truth is starting to come out about widespread glyphosate contamination of the food supply. Deadly glyphosate now being sprayed on oats, wheat, barley and other crops as a dessicant. Quaker Oats admits that its oats are sprayed with glyphosate by farmers. This fact is a total shock to most consumers who are completely unaware that glyphosate is now routinely sprayed on non-GMO crops. Quaker Oats, owned by PepsiCo, has been sued over its "all natural" oats containing high levels of glyphosate weed killer (sold as "Roundup" by Monsanto).

The New York Times, forever a defender of Monsanto and GMOs, is blatantly lying to its readers by claiming the glyphosate found in Quaker Oats is nothing more than "traces." In reality, the glyphosate contamination of Quaker Oats was tested at alarming levels by a St. Louis laboratory using the ELISA technique. More...

Remember that PepsiCo contributed heavily to multiple state campaigns to stop GMO food labeling.

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US Banks Top Cluster Bomb Investment 'Hall of Shame'
by Nadia Prupi
Posted June 24, 2016

profit from deathDespite the international ban on cluster bombs, more than 150 financial institutions have invested $28 billion in companies that produce them, according to a new report released Thursday.

Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo are among the 158 banks, pension funds, and other firms listed in the "Hall of Shame" compiled by the Netherlands-based organization PAX, a member of the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC).

The report, titled Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: A Shared Responsibility (pdf), finds that the leading investors come from 14 countries including the U.S., the UK, and Canada. Of the top 10 overall investors, the U.S. is home to eight. Japan and China round out the last two. More...

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The Science that Links Depression to Your Spiritual Awakening
by Alex Pietrowski
Posted June 23, 2016

is depression linked to spiritual awakening?Is depression simply a disease as many psychiatrists and doctors would have us believe, or is there tremendous potential for personal growth and spiritual awakening locked up in the struggle against this common 'disorder?'

For those who are battling, or who have already conquered depression, there is certainly no one size fits all answer, but, according to one of the world's foremost experts on the relative study of mind and spirit, Dr. Lisa Miller, severe depression and spiritual experience are two sides of the same cognitive coin. Her idea is perhaps best presented with this metaphor: depression and spiritual awakening are two sides of the same door. More...

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The Rise of the Corporatocracy
By Graham Vanbergen
Posted June 22, 2016

coporatocracyWe all have a feeling that something is not quite right any more. We know there is a creeping colonisation of public life by corporations because we know a slow motion coup d'état is taking place by transnational organisations facilitated by our political leaders. The incontrovertible proof stares at us in the face every day with wave after wave of financial, economic, social and ecological crisis.

A clear and troublesome picture of corporate power has emerged in recent years where rising inequality is now simply the distinction of expanding corporate activity and those being left behind. More...

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What If We Are The 'Bad Guys?'
by Irwin Ozborne
Posted June 21, 2016

victims of US airstrikeIn Afghanistan, an army squad commander led a "Kill Team" in which they killed civilians for sport and collected body parts as trophies. And in 2006, the Al Ishaqi massacre in Iraq included the killing of 11 innocent civilians including five children and four women. The Pentagon portrays this as part of an operation directed at Al Qaeda. How can you not support them, when they are protecting your freedom?

They do not protect my freedoms. All military interventions since World War II, have been solely to secure resources from third world nations to help profit American businesses. This is all done under disguises of threats – such as the Cold War with no clear enemy and the threat of Communism; the War on Drugs with no clear enemy; and the War on Terror. More...

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In the Absence of Fathers: A Story of Elephants and Men
By Gordon MacRae
Posted June 20, 2016

marauding elephantsSome years ago, officials at the Kruger National Park and game reserve in South Africa were faced with a growing elephant problem. The population of African elephants, once endangered, had grown larger than the park could sustain. So measures had to be taken to thin the ranks. A plan was devised to relocate some of the elephants to other African game reserves. Being enormous creatures, elephants are not easily transported. So a special harness was created to air-lift the elephants and fly them out of the park using helicopters.

The helicopters were up to the task, but, as it turned out, the harness wasn't. It could handle the juvenile and adult female elephants, but not the huge African bull elephants. A quick solution had to be found, so a decision was made to leave the much larger bulls at Kruger and relocate only some of the female elephants and juvenile males. More...

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Why Is Iran Our Enemy?
By Jeff Faux
Posted June 19, 2016

Iran is not a threat to the U.S.Demonization of Iran runs wide and deep in our mainstream politics. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tell us that Iran is the world's chief sponsor of terrorism, aimed at taking over the whole Middle East, if not the world (this echoes the State Department, which in its recently released annual report calls Iran the world's greatest state sponsor of terrorism). Both have declared themselves ready and eager to "strike" and "obliterate" Iran.

After all, the United States engineered the 1953 coup against their democratically elected secular government and imposed a ruthless monarchy on the country for 25 years. The organization of the Shah's murderous and torture-addicted secret police was a joint venture of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Israel's Mossad. When the Iranians finally revolted and deposed the Shah, the U.S. backed the 1980 attack on Iran by Iraq under Saddam Hussein. More...

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Goldman Sachs Just Ate Denmark for Breakfast
By Jonas Schmidt Hansen
Posted June 18, 2016

so why does our government say we are in Syria?It might be old news that Goldman Sachs makes short-term profit off the work and labor of others. What's new is that this time, the otherwise well functioning and barely corrupt democratic welfare state, Denmark, has become a victim of the bank's inextinguishable hunger for profit.

Goldman Sachs stands to make a huge profit from the purchase of 19% of Denmark's national energy company, Dong Energy, for 8 billion Danish kroner ($1.2 billion) two years ago. When Goldman bought it, the energy company was valued at $6.7 billion, a suspiciously low price. More...

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Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News' Murdoch Begin Drilling for Oil in Syria - A Violation of Int'l Law
by Claire Bernish
Posted June 17, 2016

so why does our government say we are in Syria?In addition to the eyebrow-raising cabal of Eitam, Murdoch, Cheney, and Rothschild, Genie Oil and Gas appointed new members to its Strategic Advisory Board last September, including:

Dr. Lawrence Summers, 71st Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton and Director of the National Economic Council under Pres. Obama; former Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, who is credited with helping pass the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Bill while she chaired the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; former governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, who became an energy insider after serving as the Clinton administration's Energy Secretary; and former Director of Central Intelligence, R. James Woolsey, who co-founded the U.S. Energy Security Council. More...

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FCC's Net neutrality rules win big in appeals court
by Marguerite Reardon
Posted June 16, 2016

Net neutrality works for peopleThe Federal Communications Commission has won a major victory in its decade-long battle to keep the internet open. In a ruling issued Tuesday, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the rules the agency imposed in February 2015.

The decision confirms the FCC's contention that it has the authority to place broadband providers under some of the same strict regulations that have governed telephone networks for more than 80 years. The appeals court ruling could be the last word in a high-stakes argument over the business side of the internet, but the broadband and wireless industries will likely look for cracks in the decision that they may use in an appeal to the US Supreme Court. More...

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Wall Street Behind Brazil Coup d'Etat
By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
Posted June 16, 2016

Clinton's war on Latin AmericaControl over monetary policy and macro-economic reform was the ultimate objective of the Coup d'Etat. The key appointments from Wall Street's standpoint are the Central Bank, which dominates monetary policy as well as foreign exchange transactions, the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Brazil (Banco do Brasil).

On behalf of Wall Street and the "Washington consensus", the interim post coup "government" of Michel Temer has appointed a former Wall Street CEO (with U.S citizenship) to head the Ministry of Finance. More...

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Frustrations of Telling the Truth
by Paul Craig Roberts
(Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan)
Posted June 15, 2016

Most people are still in the matrixWhen I document the death of the US Constitution and the rise of the American Police State,
"law and order" conservatives admonish me that the police state only appies to terrorists and criminals and does not apply to law abiding citizens. They are convinced that Snowden and Assange are traitors, and no amount of evidence or reason can convince them otherwise. Neither can they be convinced that in the 21st century, law has become a weapon in the hands of government and no longer is a shield of the people. The Rule of Law in America is dead.

All of my life I have confronted the vast bulk of humanity living in a false reality created by self-serving powerful interest groups and the government that they control. People believe the lies that define their reality, because they lack the education and the emotional and intellectual strength to confront the obvious lies. More...

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You Don't Own That! The Evolution of Property
By Steve Roth
Posted June 14, 2016

private ownership of property There are a large handful of things that make humans uniquely different from animals. In many other areas — language, abstract reasoning, music-making, conceptions of self and fairness, large-scale cooperation, etc. — humans and animals vary (hugely) in degree and kind. But they still share those phenotypic behavioral traits.

I'd like to explore one of those unique differences: ownership of property. Animals don't own property. Ever. They can and do possess and control goods and territories (possession and control are importantly distinct), but they never "own" things. Ownership is a uniquely human construct. More...

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How the IRS Used Civil Asset Forfeiture to Ruin the Lives of Two Connecticut Bakers
by Michael Krieger
Posted June 13, 2016

civil asset forfeiture - guilty until proven innocentIt's been a while since I've reported on the lawless and barbaric practice of civil asset forfeiture. However, just because it hasn't been a focus doesn't mean it isn't happening. Indeed, it appears the same federal agencies that couldn't find a bank executive they didn't want to coddle, take particular pleasure in harassing and abusing average Americans generally, and small businesspeople in particular.

Once the government seizes property, it's difficult to get back. Unlike in criminal trials, where suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty, property owners must often prove their innocence in civil forfeiture cases. More...

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How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
by Michael Hudson
Posted June 12, 2016

parasites sucking life energyEconomists for the last 50 years have used the term "host economy" for a country that lets in foreign investment. This term appears in most mainstream textbooks. A host implies a parasite. The term parasitism has been applied to finance by Martin Luther and others, but usually in the sense that you just talked about: simply taking something from the host.

But that's not how biological parasites work in nature. Biological parasitism is more complex, and precisely for that reason it's a better and more sophisticated metaphor for economics. The key is how a parasite takes over a host. It has enzymes that numb the host's nervous system and brain. So if it stings or gets its claws into it, there's a soporific anesthetic to block the host from realizing that it's being taken over. Then the parasite sends enzymes into the brain. A parasite cannot take anything from the host unless it takes over the brain. More...

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The Bilderberg 2016 Agenda: Trump, Riots, Migrants, Brexit
by Tyler Durden
Posted June 10, 2016

Bilderbergers meet to extract more profit from the worldEvery year, the world's richest and most powerful business executives, bankers, media heads and politicians sit down in some luxurious and heavily guarded venue, and discuss how to shape the world in a way that maximizes profits for all involved, while perpetuating a status quo that has been highly beneficial for a select few, even if it means the ongoing destruction of the middle class. We are talking, of course, about the annual, and always secretive, Bilderberg meeting.

And, as the Guardian notes, "you know Bilderberg's about to begin when you start seeing the guns." What is really discussed is how to take the existing trends in the world, some favorable, some undesired, and mold them in such a way as to create even more wealth for the world's 0.01%, while perpetutating the existing system, one which even the IMF agrees is no longer working. More...

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Propaganda Bill in Congress Could Give America Its Very Own Ministry Of "Truth"
by Claire Bernish
Posted June 9, 2016

Ministry of TruthIn the true Orwellian fashion now typifying 2016, a bill to implement the U.S.' very own de facto Ministry of Truth has been quietly introduced in Congress — its lack of fanfare appropriate given the bill's equally subtle language. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight, however, the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information.

Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a "whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions" to counter "foreign disinformation and manipulation," which they believe threaten the world's "security and stability." More...

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Who Owns the Zika Virus?
By Guillaume Kress
Posted June 8, 2016

Rockefeller Foundations owns Zika virus patentThe World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency on February 1st, 2016 without providing much detail on the disease. So here are some facts until we receive more information:

Who owns the patent on the virus? The Rockefeller Foundation! Why has the issue of patent ownership of the Zika virus not been the object of media coverage?

Of significance, the Zika virus is a commodity which can be purchased online from the ATCC-LGC for 599 euros, with royalties accruing to the Rockefeller Foundation. More...

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Amid a Growing Movement to Close Rikers, One Prisoner Approaches Six Years Without Trial
by Alice Speri
Posted June 7, 2016

in prison 6 years awaiting trialIn October 2010, Anna's son Jairo Pastoressa was arrested for stabbing and killing a young man during a dispute. He was charged with murder and denied bail and has been sitting in jail for 67 months, waiting for a trial that keeps being postponed. Eighty-five percent of Rikers's nearly 10,000 detainees have not yet been tried. Although many are released within a week, some remain in the jail for years as their cases drag through New York's chronically slow court system.

For years he was put on medication that turned him into "a zombie." He was sexually assaulted by female guards and often attacked by other inmates. He's half white and half Afro-Brazilian, and in a violent environment like Rikers, where turf affiliation often falls along racial lines, his ethnic background makes him even more vulnerable. More...

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The rise of the meta-criminal: Is the NSA manipulating the stock market?
by Jon Rappoport
Posted June 6, 2016

NSA treasure map?Trevor Timm of the Electronic Freedom Frontier dug up a very interesting nugget. It was embedded in the heralded December 2013 White House task force report on spying and snooping.

Under Recommendations, #31, section 2, he found this: "Governments should not use their offensive cyber capabilities to change the amounts held in financial accounts or otherwise manipulate financial systems."

Timm quite rightly wondered: why were these warnings in the report? More...

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"No Cost" License Plate Readers Are Turning Texas Police into Mobile Debt Collectors and Data Miners
By Dave Maass
Posted June 5, 2016

more surveillance Vigilant Solutions, one of the country's largest brokers of vehicle surveillance technology, is offering a hell of a deal to law enforcement agencies in Texas: a whole suite of automated license plate reader (ALPR) equipment and access to the company's massive databases and analytical tools—and it won't cost the agency a dime.

The government agency in turn gives Vigilant access to information about all its outstanding court fees, which the company then turns into a hot list to feed into the free ALPR systems. As police cars patrol the city, they ping on license plates associated with the fees. The officer then pulls the driver over and offers them a devil's bargain: get arrested, or pay the original fine with an extra 25% processing fee tacked on, all of which goes to Vigilant More...

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Meet Ability Inc – The Israeli Company That Wants to Hack Your Cellphone
by Michael Krieger
Posted June 4, 2016

you are being watchedYesterday, Forbes published an interesting and disturbing article profiling a company called Ability Inc in the post: For $20M, These Israeli Hackers Will Spy On Any Phone On The Planet.

First, the good news. As the article notes, the company has been struggling as of late with lawsuits and it seems obvious to me that the reason Ability agreed to talk to Forbes is for some free advertising. If the company was performing particularly well, there'd be no need to agree to this interview and executives would try to keep their business practices as clandestine as possible. That's the good news. More...

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Doctors' 'Drug of Last Resort' Is Falling Prey to Antibiotic Resistance
by Jason Best
Posted June 3, 2016

industrial farming uses huge amounts of antibioticsA woman in Pennsylvania has been found to be the first American to carry a new strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria—one that was only discovered last November, halfway around the world in China. The news, announced last week, has once again sent public health experts sounding the alarm in an increasingly desperate attempt to get policy makers and the public at large to, well, get one simple message through our thick skulls: This is a crisis, people!

To make matters worse, an entirely separate investigation turned up a similar strain in tissue taken from a pig slaughtered in the U.S. That discovery, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, ties the worrying new resistance directly to the routine use of antibiotics in livestock production. More...

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Dear Mr. Holder: Here's Why Edward Snowden Can't Get a Fair Trial in Your National Security State
by Juan Cole
Posted June 2, 2016

stop spying on usSo Holder is lying. The only question is why. Is this an attempt to go on justifying the Obama administration's despicable war on whistle blowers? Or does Holder think Snowden will be so stupid as to be enticed back with a few false promises?

Holder is either amazingly ignorant or being disingenuous when he suggests that Snowden would be allowed to "make his case" if he returned to the US. No one outside the penal justice system would ever see him again, the moment he set foot here, assuming he was not given a prior deal. He could maybe try to explain himself to the prison guards, assuming they didn't stick him in solitary. Here are some reasons Mr. Snowden would be unwise to trust himself to that system, given the charges against him: More...

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Vindication for Edward Snowden From a New Player in NSA Whistleblowing Saga
by Jenna McLaughlin and Dan Froomkin
Posted June 2, 2016

John Crane - whistleblowerTHE GUARDIAN PUBLISHED a stunning new chapter in the saga of NSA whistleblowers on Sunday, revealing a new key player: John Crane, a former assistant inspector general at the Pentagon who was responsible for protecting whistleblowers, then forced to become one himself when the process failed.

An article by Mark Hertsgaard, adapted from his new book, Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden, describes how former NSA official Thomas Drake went through proper channels in his attempt to expose civil-liberties violations at the NSA — and was punished for it. The article vindicates open-government activists who have long argued that whistleblower protections aren't sufficient in the national security realm.

It vindicates NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden who, well aware of what happened to Drake, gave up his attempts to go through traditional whistleblower channels – and instead handed over his trove of classified documents directly to journalists. More...

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Once Middle Class, Millions Are Joining the Ranks of 'Disposable' Americans
By Paul Buchheit
Posted June 1, 2016

disposable peoplePoor Americans are becoming increasingly disposable in our winner-take-all society, as often noted in the passionate writings of Henry Giroux. After 35 years of wealth redistribution to the super-rich, inequality has forced much of the middle class down to near-poverty levels, worsened by the fact that they are also blamed for their own misfortunes.

The evidence for this disposability keeps accumulating: income and wealth—and health—are all declining for middle-class America. Meanwhile, those at the top could not be less concerned. As wealth at the top grows, the super-rich feel they have little need for the rest of society. More...

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Silencing America as it prepares for war
by John Pilger
Posted May 31, 2016

your silnce is your consentOn Obama's watch, a second cold war is under way. The Russian president is a pantomime villain; the Chinese are not yet back to their sinister pig-tailed caricature - when all Chinese were banned from the United States - but the media warriors are working on it.

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders has mentioned any of this. There is no risk and no danger for the United States and all of us; for them, the greatest military build-up on the borders of Russia since World War Two has not happened. On May 11, Romania went "live" with a Nato "missile defence" base that aims its first-strike American missiles at the heart of Russia, the world's second nuclear power. More...

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Wake Up and Smell the Poison
by Katherine Paul
Posted May 30, 2016

glyphosate in your systemIf you participated in the glyphosate test project launched last year by The Detox Project (formerly Feed The World) and Organic Consumers Association, you probably failed. A staggering 93 percent of Americans tested positive for glyphosate, according to the test results, announced yesterday (May 25, 2016).

What makes that figure even more alarming is that many of you who sent in urine samples for testing probably eat more organic than non-organic food. Which suggests that either your organic food has been contaminated and/or you're being exposed to glyphosate via unknown sources. Worse yet? Children had the highest levels. More...

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The Dark Side of Digital Finance: On Financial Machines, Financial Robots, and Financial Artificial Intelligence
by Brett Scott
Posted May 28, 2016

financial AIFast-forward to 2016 and we've entered into a world no longer dominated by tools, but by machines. The crucial difference between a tool and a machine is that the former relies on human energy, while and the latter relies on non-human energy channelled via a system that replicates – and accentuates – the action of a human using a tool.

The carpenter is now a furniture corporation using computer-programmed CNC cutters. Likewise, the bank that keeps score of that company's money runs humming datacentres with vast account databases. These are digital equivalents of the old ledger books, drawing upon fossil-fuel generated electricity to write and hold information as magnetised atoms on hard-drives. More...

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The Beauty—and Power—of Small Business
By Judy Wicks
Posted May 27, 2016

small business strengthens communitesEnvisioning a whole regional food system that incorporated the values I upheld, I began helping local stores and other restaurants, even my competitors, to buy from an expanding network of local farmers. Rather than focusing only on the short-term interests of my own business, I turned my attention to the long-term economic sustainability of my region by working to build a local economy that benefited everyone—family farmers, farm animals, local businesses, rural and urban citizens, and the quality of our soil, air and water.

At the turn of the century, my attention shifted from my local work to the need for a national localization movement. It was then I realized that the freedom I ultimately valued was being threatened by an overpowering force. It was not the communist threat I had been taught to fear as a child in the '50s, but rather American capitalism gone amok. More...

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FBI Told Cops to Recreate Evidence From Secret Cell-Phone Trackers
by Jenna McLaughlin
Posted May 26, 2016

Stingray device for illegal surveillanceA recently disclosed document shows the FBI telling a local police department that the bureau's covert cell-phone tracking equipment is so secret that any evidence acquired through its use needs to be recreated in some other way before being introduced at trial.

"Information obtained through the use of the equipment is FOR LEAD PURPOSES ONLY," FBI special agent James E. Finch wrote to Chief Bill Citty of the Oklahoma City Police Department. The official notice, dated September 2014, said such information "may not be used as primary evidence in any affidavits, hearings or trials. This equipment provides general location information about a cellular device, and your agency understands it is required to use additional and independent investigative means and methods, such as historical cellular analysis, that would be admissible at trial to corroborate information concerning the location of the target obtained through the use of this equipment." More...

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Mad About Rigged Elections? Mainstream Media Says "You" Are The Problem
by Claire Bernish
Posted May 25, 2016

voters are the problemPerhaps corporate, mainstream media — instead of targeting the symptom — should attempt to report its root cause.

Perhaps enormous swaths of voters being dropped from the rolls in New York; Clinton's inexplicably astronomical luck in coin tosses in Iowa; inexcusably untrained elections volunteers and their equally inexcusable tendency allowing Clinton supporters to participate in caucuses without first being registered; or any number of other examples from the mountain of ever-growing evidence the elections are, indeed, rigged, are infinitely more deserving of headlines than hit pieces against those protesting such affronts to the American electoral process. More...

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The U.S. Government Is Quietly Paying Billions to Wall Street Banks
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Posted May 24, 2016

Wall Street - how corrupt is it?Wall Street On Parade has learned, by piecing together the SEC filings of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and previous Federal Reserve studies, that these two companies that have been in U.S. government conservatorship since the 2008 financial crisis, continue to pay out billions of dollars to the biggest Wall Street banks on their derivatives contracts.

This raises multiple red flags, not the least of which is how much does the U.S. public really understand about the 2008 financial crisis and what appears to be a continuing taxpayer bailout. It is well known at this point that AIG had to be bailed out because it owed over $90 billion on its derivative and security loan contracts to Wall Street and foreign banks. Now, it's looking like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were also Wall Street's derivatives patsies – or "dumb tourists" as author Michael Lewis might say. More...

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All Eyes Are On the Control Matrix
By Phillip J. Watt
Posted May 23, 2016

wake upNo matter if you're asleep at the wheel of life or have awoken to not just the consciousness of reality, but also the corporatocracy that has hijacked our world, most of us are paying attention to our shrinking wallets, as well as the political circus. The system is in the limelight, but not how the power structure would like it to be.

The social engineering agenda of dumbing the masses into good little minions of the system has been highly successful, however too many people are now suffering and looking for answers why. Sometimes it feels that the alternative media gives them too much credit too, because it's also been highly successful at exposing itself and therefore waking up people to their enslavement, as well as the lies, deception, toxicity and control matrix itself. More...

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Rogue Wave
By Cognitive Dissonance
Posted May 18, 2016

economic tsnuamiUltimately the destructive capacity of any rogue wave is based upon its volume and velocity. In nearly all the examples shown on the reserve currency chart except present day, the 'known world', meaning those currencies that controlled commerce and people's minds within a geographic location, did not encompass the globe or its entire population. Far from it in fact.

Those within the influence of previous reserve currency collapses definitely suffered each time the rogue passed. But there were always nations, resources and people outside the reserve currency system which acted as a buffer when the rogue wave roared through. Such is not the case this time, at least not to the same extent previously. And the proof is perfectly clear when carefully examined. When the Federal Reserve sneezes, emerging nations and their economies suffer massive convulsions.

It truly is different this time because the volume of the coming rogue wave will encircle the globe. Like a massive tsunami, the ripples and reverberations will be massively destructive and circle the globe many times until its energy is finally dissipated. More...

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The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water
By Jo-Shing Yang
Posted May 17, 2016

theft of the commonsA disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new "water barons" — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace.

The second disturbing trend is that while the new water barons are buying up water all over the world, governments are moving fast to limit citizens' ability to become water self-sufficient (as evidenced by the well-publicized Gary Harrington's case in Oregon, in which the state criminalized the collection of rainwater in three ponds located on his private land, by convicting him on nine counts and sentencing him for 30 days in jail). Let's put this criminalization in perspective: More...

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Hacker Arrested And Jailed After Exposing Flaws In Election Website
by Claire Bernish
Posted May 16, 2016

electronic voting machines contain insecure flawsA hacker in Florida exposed security vulnerabilities in one county's elections web domains so officials could fix the problem — but, instead, he ended up behind bars. Hacker David Michael Levin, owner of Vanguard Cybersecurity, was arrested on Wednesday after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement received a referral from the Lee County Sheriff's Office after his apparently misguided attempt to help prevent election fraud by pointing out online vulnerabilities.

After spending six hours in jail, where he was held on $15,000 bond, Levin now faces three counts of gaining unauthorized access to a computer, network, or electronic instrument — despite the fact he had not only been doing his job, but also alerted the county to a potentially serious security concern. More...

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Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up
by David Korten
Posted May 15, 2016

local economyListen to the political candidates as they put forward their economic solutions. You will hear a well-established and rarely challenged narrative. "We must grow the economy to produce jobs so people will have the money to grow their consumption, which will grow more jobs…" Grow. Grow. Grow.

But children and adolescents grow. Adults mature. It is time to reframe the debate to recognize that we have pushed growth in material consumption beyond Earth's environmental limits. We must now shift our economic priority from growth to maturity—meeting the needs of all within the limits of what Earth can provide. More...

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Blaming Hackers Coming to a Bank Account Near You to Steal Your Life Savings
By Joachim Hagopian
Posted May 14, 2016

blaming "hackers" fro theftAdd one more way to lose all your life savings. Many of us have heard about the covert "bail-in laws" that already went into effect this year in Europe making theft of private bank account assets "legal" in this topsy-turvy world where chaos and high crimes rule the day. The precedent was set a couple years ago in Cyprus where private citizens woke up one day and found the money they believed was secure in their banks suddenly stolen by the banks.

Despite the Treasury Department and MSM propaganda that the bailout cost taxpayers only $21 billion, it actually cost Americans trillions in lost housing wealth, 9.3 million citizens lost their homes from 2005-2014 through foreclosure or short sale along with plenty of lost retirement funds and lots of lost jobs. More...

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Proof That the Top 0.1% Create Crashes
by Jeff Nielson
Posted May 13, 2016

top .1% create crashesOur markets and economies are marched up and down in "bubbles" and "crashes", with the duration of these cycles of financial crime now seeming to be fixed at about once every eight years. As the dust settles after each of these eight-year operations, the Fat Cats at the very, very top are found to have gotten much, much wealthier, while almost everyone else ends up significantly poorer.

With this pattern of crime now being obvious, and the pattern of "winners" and "losers" being equally obvious, it doesn't require a rocket scientist to suspect that the Winners have been orchestrating these bubbles and crashes. It is obviously considerably easier to be on the winning side of your (supposed) gambling, when you know in advance what will transpire in the Game. More...

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Privatizing the Clearing of Homeless Encampments
by Ansel Herz
Posted May 12, 2016

privatizing destroying homeless peopleThe fast-growing, progressive city of Seattle is privatizing some of the work involved in evicting its many homeless people from unauthorized camping sites to a new company—a firm specially created to clear out the places where the homeless sleep.

The company is called Cascadia Cleaning and Removal, and its website advertises "Homeless Encampment Abatement and Removal" services. On a recent morning, I encountered two of their workers manning a trash bin next to a homeless encampment—where an elderly man was still sleeping—on a sidewalk beneath I-5, a few blocks away from City Hall. One worker told me they "toss everything" if no one is around to claim their belongings. He said they would come back again later because the camp was still occupied.

The city is paying the company $240 per hour for "encampment cleanup in designated locations as needed," according to a copy of its contract, $80 per hour per worker in a three-person crew. More...

This company and its employees sell their souls for profit and money. Perhaps they should remember and internalize these words: "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

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Media Censorship: The News That Didn't Make the News
By Peter Phillips
Posted May 11, 2016

protecting you from realityThe presidential primaries offer a single choice for both Democrats and Republicans to vote for empire and permanent war. This year's entertainment spectacle, what we call democratic elections, is a particularly gross circus of meaninglessness, misinformation, sound bites, and lies. Both parties are in support in the continuation of the US/NATO global empire of permanent war and the protection of the capital of the global 1%. Even Bernie Sanders calls for drone strikes and continued war on Isis and other evil terrorists.

The mobilization of millions of young people in support of Sanders offers them a hope of real change, similar to the false hope millions expressed eight years ago. None of the candidates above offer any solutions for the permanent war on terror, US/NATO presence in 130 countries, massive wasteful spending on arms, neo-liberal economic policies, governmental austerity, global refugees, and human rights for the three billion people living on less than $3 a day. None of the above suggests reinstatement of Habeas Corpus, an expanded Bill of Rights, complete electronic privacy, full governmental transparency, or the bail out of the $1 trillion student loan debt. More...

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CFPB issues proposed rule on forced arbitration clauses that ban class actions
by Deepak Gupta
Posted May 9, 2016

Forced arbitration clausesThe CFPB has just released its much-awaited proposed rule on forced arbitration clauses -- arguably the single biggest step the Bureau can take to level the playing field for American consumers.

If adopted after notice-and-comment, the CFPB's new rule would prohibit forced arbitration clauses that prevent consumers from banding together to hold companies accountable in court, effectively nullifying the impact of the Supreme Court's AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion decision in the market for consumer financial services. The proposed rule would also require companies with arbitration clauses to send the CFPB the claims, awards, and other information filed in arbitration cases, to allow the Bureau to monitor what until now has largely been a secret system of corporate tribunals. More...

If this proposed rule is adopted, it will be a HUGE step in restoring consumer rights in a legal environment that has been almost completely co-opted by the trans-national corporations.

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The Proper Purpose of Money
by David Korten
Posted May 8, 2016

David KortenLet's start with a simple truth. The efforts of economists to justify them notwithstanding, speculation, usury, and accounting manipulation serve no beneficial economic or social purpose. There is no legitimate reason to allow them and certainly no justification for supporting them with public subsidies from the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve.

Money is only a claim on wealth, so making money without producing anything of value is creating claims on the wealth created by others and is an invisible form of theft. More...

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"Not true and they knew it": What Rahm Emanuel's Wall Street craze cost Chicago
by David Dayen
Posted May 7, 2016

Rahm Emmanuel pleases Wall StChicago's struggling public school system had a golden chance to reap billions. Here's where it went wrong. The city of Chicago and its public school system could recoup potentially billions of dollars in overpayments from complicated, unjust deals inked with Wall Street banks, if they pursued legal action or demanded enforcement from federal regulators. But Rahm Emanuel, the current mayor, has refused to chase this opportunity, despite the city's drastic fiscal outlook and the effect on citizens. By contrast, his opponent in the April 7 mayoral run-off election, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, appears far more likely to take action against a powerful financial sector Emanuel has relied on for campaign contributions.

Beginning over a decade ago, Wall Street banks sold municipalities, school districts, water systems and public hospitals across the country on obscure financial instruments, pitching them as a way to borrow more cheaply than plain-vanilla municipal bonds. But just as homeowners were swindled into loans they couldn't afford during the housing bubble, local governments suffered a similar fate. More...

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Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Public Banking Blueprint for California?
By Ellen Brown
Posted May 6, 2016

Ellen BrownIn November 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the nation's only state-owned depository bank, was more profitable even than J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs. The author attributed this remarkable performance to the state's oil boom; but the boom has now become an oil bust, yet the BND's profits continue to climb. Its 2015 Annual Report, published on April 20th, boasted its most profitable year ever.

The BND has had record profits for the last 12 years, each year outperforming the last. In 2015 it reported $130.7 million in earnings, total assets of $7.4 billion, capital of $749 million, and a return on investment of a whopping 18.1 percent. Its lending portfolio grew by $486 million, a 12.7 percent increase, with growth in all four of its areas of concentration: agriculture, business, residential, and student loans. More...

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Don't Sleep Through the Revolution: A Graduation Message for a Dark Age
By John W. Whitehead
Posted May 5, 2016

military empireThose coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered by young people. They will find themselves overtaxed and struggling to find worthwhile employment in a debt-ridden economy on the brink of implosion. Their privacy will be eviscerated by the surveillance state.

They will be the subjects of a military empire constantly waging war against shadowy enemies and on guard against domestic acts of terrorism, blowback against military occupations in foreign lands. And they will find government agents armed to the teeth ready and able to lock down the country at a moment's notice. As such, they will find themselves forced to march in lockstep with a government that no longer exists to serve the people but which demands they be obedient slaves or suffer the consequences. More...

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Hillary Approved Sending Libya's Sarin to Syrian Rebels
by Eric Zuezze
Posted May 4, 2016

HIllary approved sarin The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria's Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn't come from Assad's stockpiles.

Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad. By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi's arsenals into Syria

However, now, for the first time, Hersh has implicated Hillary Clinton directly in this «rat line». In an interview with Alternet.org, Hersh was asked about the then-US-Secretary-of-State's role in the Benghazi Libya US consulate's operation to collect weapons from Libyan stockpiles and send them through Turkey into Syria for a set-up sarin-gas attack, to be blamed on Assad in order to 'justify' the US invading Syria, as the US had invaded Libya to eliminate Gaddafi. More...

Interesting how this has not been picked up by the lame stream media.

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'Seriously Sinister': Foremost Bank Whistleblower Says CIA Behind Panama Papers
by Lauren McCauley
Posted May 3, 2016

Panama papers were CIA leakWhile many observers have questioned why the Panama Papers leak has largely focused on the economic corruption of obstensible U.S. adversaries, such as associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin and relatives of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a notable tax evasion whistleblower has come forward with what he believes is a plausible answer.

"The CIA I'm sure is behind this, in my opinion," said former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld, who in 2005 blew the whistle on the Swiss banking giant, which lead to a U.S. government investigation into massive fraud and bank-enabled tax evasion. More...

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State-Sanctioned Theft - The Failed War On Drugs And Cops' Abuse Of Civil Forfeiture
by Lorelei McFly
Posted May 2, 2016

Hillary and Trump share same Delaware tax haven addressOne of the biggest lies our government tells us is that it wages the War on Drugs to keep us safe. More than 40 years after it was started, we know that it has been a colossally-expensive epic failure on its stated goals, was intentionally designed to further disenfranchise marginalized groups, and has become a full-fledged assault on our civil liberties.

Even with all the billions of tax dollars it spends each year, and all the flashy photo ops of seized drugs stacked on tables, the Drug Enforcement Agency only stops 1% of the illegal drug supply from being distributed in America, according to the video below. Not only is law enforcement pathetically inept at stemming the flow of drugs, they are active participants in the illicit drug trade at both the federal and local level: .... More...

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Trump and Hillary Refuse to Explain Why They Both Share the Same Address in Delaware
by Claire Bernish
Posted May 1, 2016

Hillary and Trump share same Delaware tax haven addressAs it turns out, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump share something pertinent in common, after all — a tax haven cozily nested inside the United States.

This brick-and-mortar, nondescript two-story building in Wilmington, Delaware would be awfully crowded if its registered occupants — 285,000 companies — actually resided there. What's come to be known as the "Delaware loophole" — the unassuming building at 1209 North Orange Street — has become, as the Guardian described, "famous for helping tens of thousands of companies avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in tax." More...

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Thousands of Enraged Americans Storm Washington. Media Yawns
by Jon Hecht
Posted April 30, 2016

lady liberty arrestedIn a show of civil disobedience designed to raise awareness of the devastating influence of money in politics, more than 1,400 people got themselves arrested outside the Capitol.

Notwithstanding the timeliness of the event — and its direct relevance to the presidential race  — coverage has been miniscule.  An analysis by the advocacy group Media Matters has found that the major news networks between April 11 and April 18 devoted to the protests a grand total of  … 29 seconds, and only on PBS. More...

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How Capitalism and Racism Support Each Other
By Richard D. Wolff
Posted April 29, 2016

capitalism and racismThe burdens of capitalism's instability falls much harder on employees than employers, and much harder upon some employees than others. Capitalism thus always faced a basic legitimation problem. How could it justify its unequal distributions of income, wealth and the burdens of its systemic instability among the people whose condition of being "free and equal" capitalism was supposed to guarantee?

One of the major means of managing this legitimation problem has been an ideology of race (alongside other ideologies centered around concepts such as "productivity" and "meritocracy"). Capitalism repurposed race and racism. By dividing human beings, conceptually and practically, into intrinsically different subgroups, capitalism's defenders could explain and justify why its economic benefits (e.g. the status of employer rather than employee) and burdens (unemployment, poverty etc.) were so unequally distributed (both within countries and globally). More...

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Using the Word "SACKS" as a Verb
Posted April 28, 2016

Sacking and pillaging the world

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LuxLeaks Whistleblowers on Trial For Revealing Tax Avoidance Schemes
By Andrew Emett
Posted April 27, 2016

Luxembourg leaksInfamous for exposing the multi-billion dollar tax avoidance scandal known as the Luxembourg Leaks, or LuxLeaks, two whistleblowers and a journalist began trial on Tuesday for allegedly violating trade secrets and other theft charges. Although Transparency International has called for a dismissal of their case, Luxembourg does not consider the defendants to be whistleblowers.

Despite the fact that the LuxLeaks scandal was the largest exposure of corporate tax evasion documents prior to the Panama Papers, the government of Luxembourg does not recognize Deltour and Halet as whistleblowers, nor does it recognize Perrin's journalistic freedom. In a recent statement, Transparency International wrote, "Under the Luxembourg law, Deltour is not considered a whistleblower because the legislation is limited to corruption offenses. In addition, it only protects whistleblowers against dismissal, not against prosecution. More...

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Accountability 102
by David Watkinson
Posted April 26, 2016

experiment in inhumanityThe Stanford Experiment was quite remarkable. In my opinion, it clearly demonstrated the ease with which anyone can go from normal to Nazi in just under a week. The Professor in charge went from amiable to Goerbles in the same time frame.

So, under similar circumstances, the human race goes from whatever you wish to call it now to George Orwells 1984, fairly quickly.

The experiment isn't a mainstream topic, the results haven't been endlessly discussed. The clever Facebook person summed up the problem far more concisely than I would ever bother with. Accountability. No one was accountable to anyone. Which is sufficient to go from normal American man in his twenties to something far darker, in a week. More...

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Beyond the Empire of Chaos: the Life Capital Solution
by John McMurtry
Posted April 25, 2016

John McMurtryLife capital is an objective and quantifiable process whose criterion is life wealth / capacity that produces more life wealth / capacity without loss and with cumulative gain through generational time (e.g., a society's public hydro infrastructure, its literacy development, or an individual's organic fitness through age stages).

Yet it is crucial to emphasize that life capital does not presuppose a private possessor of it. Nor does it require a private profit. But both these false presuppositions have become instituted as akin to physical laws in the reigning 'economic' paradigm. More...

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Neoliberalism: The Ideology at the Root of All Our Problems
By George Monbiot
Posted April 24, 2016

neoliberalism-distorts social structuresSo pervasive has neoliberalism become that we seldom even recognise it as an ideology. We appear to accept the proposition that this utopian, millenarian faith describes a neutral force; a kind of biological law, like Darwin's theory of evolution. But the philosophy arose as a conscious attempt to reshape human life and shift the locus of power.

Neoliberalism sees competition as the defining characteristic of human relations. It redefines citizens as consumers, whose democratic choices are best exercised by buying and selling, a process that rewards merit and punishes inefficiency. It maintains that "the market" delivers benefits that could never be achieved by planning. More...

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Days After Wells Fargo Admits Defrauding The Government, NY Fed Rewards It With Primary Dealer Status
by Zero Hedge
Posted April 23, 2016

no justice in the U.S.Back on April 9 we described the latest example of how criminal Wall Street behavior leads to zero prison time and just more slaps on the wrist, when Warren Buffett's favorite bank, Wells Fargo, admitted to "deceiving" the U.S. government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages. According to the settlement, Wells Fargo "admits, acknowledges, and accepts responsibility" for having from 2001 to 2008 falsely certified that many of its home loans qualified for Federal Housing Administration insurance.

In short: it admitted that is deceived and defrauded the government. Its "punishment" - a $1.2 billion settlement of a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit, the highest ever levied in a housing-related matter.

And now, having suffered so much trauma which led to precisely nobody going to prison, less than two weeks later it's time for Wells to get its reward: as Bloomberg reported earlier, the "bond market's most exclusive clubs got a new member" when the NY Fed granted the criminal Wells Fargo Primary Dealer status. More...

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How Systems Break: First They Slow Down
by Charles Hugh Smith
Posted April 22, 2016

complex natural systems mirror financial systemsComplex systems like ecological food webs, the brain, and the climate all give off a characteristic signal when disaster is around the corner. The key insight here is that financial systems and indeed economies function as natural systems.

The signal, a phenomenon called 'critical slowing down,' is a lengthening of the time that a system takes to recover from small disturbances, such as a disease that reduces the minnow population, in the vicinity of a critical transition. It occurs because a system's internal stabilizing forces—whatever they might be—become weaker near the point at which they suddenly propel the system toward a different state. More...

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Humanity Needs Universal Basic Income in Order to Stop Impeding Progress
by Scott Santens
Posted April 21, 2016

human progress impededWhat an interesting place and an interesting time it is for a visit. Earth's most intelligent primates are busy creating technologies that allow them all to do less work, freeing themselves from millennia of senseless toil and drudgery.

Strangely, however, they are using such technologies to force each other to work longer and harder. In one area called the United States, responsible for so much of the world's technological innovation, at a time when productivity has never been higher, the number of hours spent working for others in exchange for the means to live is now just shy of 50 hours per week, where it was once 40 and soon supposed to be 20 on its way to eventually approaching zero. More...

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Recognizing TRUTH...In 5 Steps
By Lisa Young
Posted April 20, 2016

recognizing truthHow do you recognize and trust what is Truth? With so much conflicting information available to us on every imaginable topic, how do you discern what is Truth, what is fabricated, or just confused half truths?

Truth is actually an energy, a formula and a principle of Source. Before it is articulated into specific information or "fact", it is an energy and a specific frequency. Because it is an energy, it can bypass the human mind and organically be registered by the body and spirit for confirmation. Many times we "feel" the Truth of something and cannot even explain it. We just "know" it is right. More...

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New Report Finds Many Large, Profitable U.S. Corporations Pay No Federal Income Taxes
By Andrew Emett
Posted April 19, 2016

corporate tax dodgersBetween 2008 and 2013, General Electric, Boeing, and Verizon paid no federal income taxes. During that period, these three companies amassed more than $102 billion in combined profits, yet they ended up receiving over $4.1 billion in income tax rebates from the IRS.

According to a report last year from U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) Education Fund and Citizens for Tax Justice, nearly 75% of Fortune 500 companies tucked away $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. In 2014, at least 358 of these massive corporations maintained 7,622 tax haven subsidiaries throughout Panama, Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and other havens. More...

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Wall Street Should Pay a Sales Tax, Too
By Sarah Anderson
Posted April 18, 2016

tax the bankersIn case there was any doubt, the presidential election fight has confirmed that blasting Wall Street, even eight years after the financial crisis, is still a vote-getter. Hillary Clinton has said she'd like to jail more bankers. Donald Trump has skewered the hedge fund managers who are "getting away with murder." And Bernie Sanders has made Wall Street accountability a centerpiece of his campaign.

Of course, financial industry lobbyists aren't about to take this lying down. In recent weeks, they've turned up the heat on lawmakers to block one particular measure that Sanders has mentioned in nearly every stump speech: taxing Wall Street speculation. More...

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Regulators Reject 'Living Wills' of Five Financial Giants
by Lisa Lambert
Posted April 17, 2016

bank living wills rejectsU.S. regulators gave a failing grade to five big banks on Wednesday, including JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, on their plans for a bankruptcy that would not rely on taxpayer money, giving them until Oct. 1 to make amends or risk sanctions.

The move officially starts a long regulatory chain that could end with breaking up the banks. Nearly a decade after the financial crisis, it underscored how the debate about banks being "too big to fail" continues to rage in Washington and exasperate on Wall Street. Wednesday's announcement was the first time the two major banking regulators, the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, issued joint determinations flunking banks' plans, commonly called "living wills. More...

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A New Pact With The Planet
by Vandana Shiva
Posted April 16, 2016

new pact with EarthHuman survival demands that we make a new pact with the Earth and between diverse peoples, based on a new vision of planetary citizenship. A pact based on reciprocity, caring and respect, on taking and giving back, on sharing the resources of the world equitably among all living species. It begins by seeing and cherishing the soil as a living entity, a Terra Viva, whose survival is essential to our own.

The future will be cultivated from the soil, and no longer from the skewed global market of fictitious finance, corporate personhood and consumerism. We need to move from this corporate-centred worldview to one centred on the Earth family. Wherever we are on this planet, the soil is our bedrock. The Earth is our home. We must reclaim it from corporate manipulation and greed, and care for it, together, in recognition of our common humanity and common responsibility. More...

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Wages of Sin
by Chris Hedges
Posted April 15, 2016

consequences of sinWe are no more immune to the forces of decay and death than were ancient Athens, ancient Egypt, ancient Rome, the Mayans, the Aztecs, Easter Island, Europe's feudal society of lords and serfs, and the monarchal empires in early 20th-century Europe. Human nature has not changed. We will react as those before us reacted when they faced collapse. We will be increasingly consumed by illusion. We will seek to stop time, to prevent change, to embrace magical thinking in a desperate effort to return to an idealized past. Many will suffer.

This time, collapse will be planetwide. There will be no new lands to conquer, no new peoples to subjugate, no new natural resources to plunder and exploit. Climate change will teach us a brutal lessen about hubris. More...

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Food Sovereignty and the Commons
by Adrianna Natsoulas
Posted April 14, 2016

food sovereigntyFood sovereignty is a holistic approach to a global need. The seven principles of food sovereignty are as follows: Food: A Basic Human Right, Agrarian Reform, Protecting Natural Resources, Reorganizing Food Trade, Ending the Globalization of Hunger, and Social Peace and Democratic Control. Farmers are at the heart of the dialogue to actualize food sovereignty, yet its essence is inclusive, bringing together many sectors of society to protect a common good.

The commons is also a holistic approach to actively ensure the health and well being for all that society shares. The commons approach is broader than food sovereignty by incorporating aspects of life that relate to the natural; social and institutional; political; and, intellectual and cultural. Food sovereignty covers those same themes, but within the umbrella of food. More...

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The War on Savings: The Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless
By Ellen Brown
Posted April 13, 2016

war on cashExposing tax dodgers is a worthy endeavor, but the "limited hangout" of the Panama Papers may have less noble ends, dovetailing with the War on Cash and the imminent threat of massive bail-ins of depositor funds.

The bombshell publication of the "Panama Papers," leaked from a Panama law firm specializing in shell companies, has triggered both outrage and skepticism. In an April 3 article titled "Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak," UK blogger Craig Murray writes that the whistleblower no doubt had good intentions; but he made the mistake of leaking his 11.5 million documents to the corporate-controlled Western media, which released only those few documents incriminating opponents of Western financial interests. Murray writes:

Do not expect a genuine expose of western capitalism. The dirty secrets of western corporations will remain unpublished. More...

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A Beautiful World of Abundance
by Charles Eisenstein
Posted April 12, 2016

abundance in a world of scarcityScarcity is one of the defining features of modern life. Around the world, one in five children suffers from hunger. We fight wars over scarce resources such as oil. We have depleted the oceans of fish, and the ground of clean water. Worldwide, people and governments are cutting back, making do with less, because of a scarcity of money. Few would deny that we live in an era of scarce resources; many would say it is dangerous to imagine otherwise.

Yet it is not hard to see that most of this scarcity is artificial. Consider food scarcity: huge amounts, as much as 50% of production by some estimates, are wasted in the Western world. Vast areas of land are devoted to producing ethanol; vaster areas still are devoted to America's number one irrigated crop: lawn grass. Meanwhile, land that is devoted to food production is typically farmed by chemical-intensive, machine-dependent methods that may actually be less productive (per hectare, not per unit of labour) than labour-intensive organic agriculture and permaculture. More...

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US Government Declaring All Out War on Tiny House Living
by Isaac Davis,
Posted April 11, 2016

government bans tiny houses Freedom in the United States today is a moving target, and when the government catches wind of an innovation that makes life easier and more affordable for ordinary people, it always steps in to take control. Take, for example, the growing effort to outlaw offgrid living in the U.S., as well as moves by local governments around the country to criminalize private rainwater collection.

Now, the federal government is making a major move against the tiny house movement, seeking to give the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authority to require tiny houses to conform to the standards of recreational vehicles (RV's), of which one of the rules is that the vehicles may not be used or marketed for permanent living. HUD is seeking to regulate tiny house living out of existence or to turn it into a regulated industry by requiring that tiny homes be manufactured in factories, conforming to codified standards. More...

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A Model for Self-Governance
by Cindy Kay
Posted April 10, 2016

self governanceThe most exciting thing about transitioning to a self-governing society is that we are limited only by our imagination. That said, we have to begin somewhere. And so I will make suggestions here with the understanding that they will likely serve mostly as launching pads for creativity.

Conventional wisdom says it is easier to begin anew than to retool a structure that is already in place. I would like to suggest a combination of "old" and "new."

It is possible, even likely, that some will feel uncomfortable being part of a band or tribe at first. That's okay. Everyone transitions at their own pace and is to be respected for where they are in the process. Those living in proximity who are building free energy devices, planting permaculture gardens, or developing healing modalities will likely spend time together, learning from each other and having fun. The others may eventually be attracted to the lifestyle and want to join in. More...

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Why Is Glyphosate Sprayed on Crops Right Before Harvest?
By Ken Roseboro
Posted April 9, 2016

preharvest glyphosate sprayingAccording to a wheat farmer in Saskatchewan, desiccating wheat with glyphosate is commonplace in his region. "I think every non-organic farmer in Saskatchewan uses glyphosate on most of their wheat acres every year," the farmer speaking on condition of anonymity said.

He has concerns about the practice. "I think farmers need to realize that all of the chemicals we use are 'bad' to some extent," he said. "Monsanto has done such an effective job marketing glyphosate as 'safe' and 'biodegradable' that farmers here still believe this even though such claims are false." More...

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The Crisis in Education Is That the Super Wealthy Corporate Education System Wants to Destroy Public Schools
By Diane Ravitch
Posted April 8, 2016

wealthy want to own schoolsIt has become conventional wisdom that "education is in crisis." I have been asked about this question by many interviewers. They say something like: "Do you think American education is in crisis? What is the cause of the crisis?" And I answer, "Yes, there is a crisis, but it is not the one you have read about. The crisis in education today is an existential threat to the survival of public education. The threat comes from those who unfairly blame the school for social conditions, and then create a false narrative of failure. The real threat is privatization and the loss of a fundamental democratic institution."

As we have seen again and again, the corporate education industry is eager to break into U.S. public education and turn it into a free marketplace, where they can monetize the schools and be assured of government subsidization. On the whole, these privatized institutions do not produce higher test scores than regular public schools, except for those that cherry-pick their students and exclude the neediest and lowest performing students. More...

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Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak
by Craig Murray
Posted April 7, 2016

gatekeepers hide full storyWhoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the wealth of a significant proportion of the 1%, and the massive leak of their documents ought to be a wonderful thing.

Unfortunately the leaker has made the dreadful mistake of turning to the western corporate media to publicise the results. In consequence the first major story, published today by the Guardian, is all about Vladimir Putin and a cellist on the fiddle. As it happens I believe the story and have no doubt Putin is bent. More...

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One man in Tennessee isn't waiting for his corrupted officials—he built his own broadband network
By Walter Einenkel
Posted April 6, 2016

broadband without big mediaJohn "Thunder" Thornton is a Chattanooga developer who needed broadband, high-speed internet access to his residential development in the Jasper Mountain area of Marion County. Chattanooga, Tennessee, had some great success bringing the fastest internet to its municipality by creating its own broadband service.

They were subsequently sued by Comcast because Comcast is a monopoly and not unlike this guy, feels that squeezing out resources is best done for a profit and with no regard towards the betterment of humanity. They lost all of their lawsuits because all of their lawsuits were lies based in bigger lies, on top of a corporate lawyer sitting on Pinocchio's nose.

Unfortunately, Comcast isn't the only telecom with monopoly greeds needs and so AT&T launched their corporate hyena squad—and threw around some big money—at and into Chattanooga. Their claims also used the airtight logic of a madman living inside of a Terry Gilliam film. All of this leads us back to land developer John "Thunder" Thornton: More...

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Flint's decline, Grand Rapids' success predicted in 70-year-old study
By Jim Harger
Posted April 5, 2016

Flint dependence on large employers was its downfallIn 1946, sociologist C. Wright Mills and economist Melville Ulmer concluded the fortunes of two of Michigan's largest cities, Flint and Grand Rapids, were headed in opposite directions. Seventy years later, their predictions are getting new notice from academics.

The researchers warned Flint was overly dependent on its big employers even though its workers made 37 percent more than the national average at the time. The warning seemed out of place. By 1950, Flint was labeled "the happiest city in Michigan" and the "epicenter of the American Dream," thanks to its thriving auto industry. More...

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The Lies of Neoliberal Economics (or How America Became a Nation of Sharecroppers)
by Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges
Posted April 4, 2016

sharecroppers So, we spoke in previously about the parasitic quality of the banks, hedge funds and the speculative class that has in essence cannibalized the country – including, interestingly, industry itself, and forced down the throats of the American public an unsustainable debt peonage, whether that's through student loans, predatory credit card interest rates where it's that bait and switch – where you get zero percent interest and next thing you know, you're paying as high as 26 percent, 23 percent.

If you miss a payment. Mortgages, with many houses now underwater because of 2008. I want to look first at the self-identified liberal class within the Democratic Party, including Barack Obama. It often uses the language of economic justice, and will even chastise Wall Street rhetorically, but has been as committed to this neoliberal project as the Republicans. More...

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Suckers on April Fools' Day
by Robert Weismann
Posted April 3, 2016

dark moneyDo they take us for fools?

American Action Network. Patriot Majority U.S.A. American Future Fund. Americans for Responsible Leadership. Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow. Those are the names of top electioneering nonprofit organizations — the key Dark Money conduits into our elections.

These innocuous names are virtually impossible to distinguish. By any reasonable standard, the groups exist for the purpose of influencing elections. They are among the leading purveyors of the attack ads blanketing TV airwaves during ever-expanding election seasons. Unfortunately, whether or not we are fooled by the interchangeable names of these groups, they are able to make suckers of us all. More...

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Does the United States Still Exist?
by Paul Craig Roberts
Posted April 2, 2016

does the United State still exist?An address delivered to the Libertarian Party of Florida on March 23, 2016 in Destin, Florida

To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitution. Clearly what differentiates the US from other countries is the US Constitution. The Constitution defines us as a people. Without the Constitution we would be a different country. Therefore, to lose the Constitution is to lose the country.

Does the Constitution still exist? Let us examine the document and come to a conclusion. More...

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Buying Local Is the Key to Strong Regional Economies
By Susan Witt
Posted April 1, 2016

local businessIn the leaky bucket analogy for local economies, money flows into a region to circulate through local businesses like water into a bucket. Water that leaks out is money that escapes the local economy to pay for imports. The more watertight the bucket, the more wealth retained.

Spurred by a growing appreciation for local food, citizens, businesses, non-profits, and governmental organizations have begun to work together to build regional food systems. But what else might be sourced locally? What can citizens do to thwart the leaky bucket syndrome of their own local economies? More...

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Land Worth = GDP and enough to replace all taxes with Land Rent
By Scott Baker
Posted March 31, 2016

time to tax landThe idea of using Land Value to pay for society's needs goes back to biblical times in the old testament, what author John Kelly called "The Other Law of Moses" in his book by the same name. But a more formalized attempt at applying such a land value tax, or, more accurately, site value collection, only came in more modern times.

For reasons explained in detail in Progress and Poverty (1879) by Henry George, we would get far better use of the land if taxes were only collected on that (mostly location), and not on the buildings built on the land. We would get more buildings, with just a Land Value Tax, and more efficient use of the land too. And, as Henry George wrote, "There is enough, and to Spare." More...

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What Wall Street Cost Denver's Schools
by Matt Stannard
Posted March 30, 2016

Wall Street costs Denver schoolsColorado's diverse economy, recently given a boost by revenue from legal marijuana distribution, is generally in good shape. But as of early 2016. Denver Public Schools, the largest school district in the state, was hobbling economically, cutting as many as 170 faculty and staff positions.

Wall Street had devastated DPS by collecting hundreds of millions of dollars in termination fees on swap deals—as much as $215.6 million "unwind" interest rate swaps the district had hoped would cut pension costs back in 2008. That figure was equivalent to two-thirds of the district's annual teaching expenses. More...

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7 Massive Misconceptions Many Never Question
by Makia Freeman
Posted March 29, 2016

misconceptions never never questionedMisconceptions take root in our minds very easily. It takes a determined spirit to weed out all the brainwashing and programming we have taken on. Many people never question certain ideas or conceptions they have. They stop at the phrase itself without any further investigation, almost as though the phrase itself has some kind of magic that stops them from examining it. People need to be careful of confusing what is true with what they want to be true. Just because we all want to live in a just world doesn’t mean we actually do live in a just world. Great problems arise when we take our misconceptions and assert them as fact.

Remember what Mohandas Gandhi said, when he was asked what he thought of Western civilization: “I think it would be a very good idea.” More... 

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Fresh Water Supply - The Greatest Climate Change Issue
By Richard Mills
Posted March 28, 2016

water resources depletingWater is a commodity whose scarcity will have a profound effect on the world within the next decade - water scarcity makes the reevaluation of our values mandatory. We will have to drastically change the way in which we view our freshwater as a resource.

The greatest issue facing us in the 21st century is how we will use and share the planets less than half a per cent of usable freshwater. Climate change is causing the Earth to warm, precipitation is shifting from the mid-latitudes to the low and high latitudes - wet areas are becoming wetter and dry areas drier. Less rainfall in the mid-latitudes means less new water to refill the aquifers that are being depleted the fastest. More...

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