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Any day the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA). Most at risk is this act's "individual mandate" which requires everyone to buy health insurance from a private insurer or face a steep fine. If the "individual mandate" is ruled unconstitutional, it is possible that the Supreme Court justices will throw out the ACA in its entirety. Even if they agree to keep the ACA intact while rejecting the individual mandate, this will put the entire bill in jeopardy since it is this provision that makes the ACA economically feasible.
hold elections from time to time with regard to these two newspaper barons. Certainly, putting new blood in these non profits couldn't disrupt some vast eternal plan.
I have their phone numbers if you would like to call them and ask them just what gives that they
are the CEO's over there,and what are the big advantages of their power positions.
Timothy Harris can be reached at 206-441-3247
and Israel Bayer can be contacted locally at 503-228-5657.
It seems to me,and I am just one voice blowing in the breeze,that there is alot of peripheral profits being made by these two "defenders of the voiceless" to disseminate the right kind of news dare I say, in a direction steered away from very pressing injustices with regard to more local issues right here at home.
Officials of the European Central Bank and the European Union apparatus quickly served notice that the pressure is not off by demanding the formation of a government to their liking.
The Egyptian revolution's fight for life has reached a critical stage.
On the eve of Tuesday morning's Senate hearing about solitary confinement, we interview Angela A. Allen-Bell, a law professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge. The newly released issue of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly features an article by Prof. Bell entitled "Perception Profiling & Prolonged Solitary Confinement Viewed Through the Lens of the Angola 3 Case: When Prison Officials Become Judges, Judges Become Visually Challenged and Justice Become Legally Blind."
Community member wants to know why the City Council -except for Amanda Fritz- has ignored Cameron Whitten's hunger strike
Witness reports that the fbi does not want the public to see: evidence of pervasive & murderous corruption of the government of the United States of America.
Stiglitz said that the wealthiest want to "socialize expense and risk" and privatize profits. That is what they have done.
THESE ARE FACTOIDS TO GIVE TO THE UNREPENTANT AND CONFUSED AMONG US.
In a time of confusion, providing clarity is revolutionary. What the people of this country lack is VISION. There is a better way. The Canadians have begun forming neighborhood councils to discuss the way that they want to run their country. We need to think about this. The editor of The Progressive suggested the idea, but he got all kinds of negative feedback, because too many people still don't see the lies.
A stupid question
Eric Ruder argues that the case against five young men associated with the NATO summit protests in Chicago represents an attack on all our movements.
Democratic Party and union leaders were afraid of the power of people on display in Madison, afraid of a movement that had blossomed out of their control and afraid that they would not look "respectable" in the eyes of establishment power brokers and the corporate mass media. Union leaders, once again, mobilized their memberships to elect Democrats without asking for anything ahead of time.
lets save earth now with gig
antes de hernan cortes
Keep the pressure on the City Council for human compassion
Through various initiatives, NAFTA partners are laying the foundation for a fully integrated North American security perimeter. In the advent of a terrorist attack, disaster or any other perceived threat to the continent, the U.S. could then execute control over the security perimeter. The global elite are not ones to let a serious crisis go to waste. Such a scenario would also provide the perfect cover needed to officially usher in a North American Union.
Occupy is dead. Its original incarnation has reached its memetic peak, and it cannot re-create a spectacle akin to that of last fall. Mainstream media, crucial to popular awareness of Occupy Wall Street, has made the judgment that if Occupiers can't force it to pay attention by pulling off some daring adventure, then nothing more can be said. If this spectacle is the only thing that gave Occupy1 meaning, then it never really lived and the media which transmits that spectacle is correct to be seeking Occupy's zombie death rattles.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker not only defeated the recall, he did so easily taking 54 percent of the vote. This is a big defeat for the union leadership who threw as many resources as they could afford behind this effort. How is it possible that this could have happened after all that had gone on before?
The "War on Life" which we see being carried out here at the present time, is taking place on many fronts simultaneously. The various chemtrail programs, GMO research, and various environmental disasters are all a part of this agenda...
What happened at Cameron Whitten's day in Federal Court
you might want to reflect on what happened on this date in 1967.
In the wake of the Wisconsin elections and the failure to unseat Governor Walker, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has issued a victory statement of sorts, resorting to the most tortured and convoluted logic.
The logic of the multi-national euro currency is tighter economic integration and loss of popular sovereignty. Unless the eurozone breaks up and its users return to their own national currencies, pressure will be built by the "markets" for further centralization and harmonization of rules. In plain English, tightened control by big capitalists.
I think that to many non-thesis masters degrees in biology have too many cell biology, microbiology, genetics, immunology, and seminars and to few zoology courses so here are some suggestions.
If one were to honestly assess Occupy's current strengths and weaknesses as a movement, confusion must be the inevitable result. This is because Occupy is not one movement, but an umbrella term that encompasses several different groups that have varied aims, organizational structures, and gaping theoretical differences.
We need help
Sweeping away government means that the "market" will determine all outcomes. The "market" would mean concentrated corporate power would decide all outcomes, especially economic outcomes. That is what libertarians, Ron Paul included, would deliver if they actually were handed power.
U.S. Government Can Use CISPA To Control and Forfeit Corporations & Businesses. Under CISPA: Government should be prohibited from using so-call (Certified Self Protected Cyber Entities, their Employees) and Elements to circumvent the Fourth Amendment; escape Public Freedom of Information Requests.
No more bread and circus
Chicago, during the anti-NATO protests May 18-21, was a stark reminder that we already live in a police state. It's a chilling fact that the ruling elites and this government which serves them have the power and resources to turn any city in the US into a police state overnight. Out in the streets in Chicago, our 1st Amendment rights to freedom of speech and assembly were trampled repeatedly by the CPD. The massive presence of thousands of police in the streets day and night was meant to intimidate and control us. Despite police and city officials' lip service to "allow" us to exercise free speech and dissent, but not to "tolerate crimes," it was the police who were allowed to break the law, violate our constitutional rights, and commit crimes against us with impunity for the most part. In this climate of state/police repression, how can we claim that our rights to free speech and assembly are protected by the 1st Amendment when we were continually subjected to police intimidation, and the threat of being arrested or attacked whenever we were out in the streets?
All the new rules put into place by the act were directed against employees, despite the neutral-sounding language. Proponents of the act claimed it was a response to the Wagner Act primarily circumscribing management, but such circumscription was the point: Employees had possessed no rights, and the 1935 act was intended as rectification. Taft-Hartley was an attempt to take back as many of those hard-won rights as possible.
Any conversation picked up by a drone inside a home or business, police can take out of context to institute arrests; or civil asset forfeiture to confiscate the home/business and other assets.
The city gives the sidewalks away to entice "business." Then the city arrests union protesters who "trespass" on the sidewalks.
We need to get rid of private insurance and replace it with a government run single payer health insurance.
It may still be news to some that there has been a fundamental change in the political character of the US, with effective suspension of the Constitution, an end to freedoms once protected in the Bill of Rights, and the abandonment of the rule of law as power is concentrated in the executive branch of government in a one party state (CFR). The final stage in the transformation to an authoritarian society of control was not a response to a crisis (9/11 trade-off of 'freedom for security'), but the intended arrival of a totalitarian future, enabled by technological change and the crime of the 9/11 catalyst event.
jamed evan pilato of portland oregon broadcasts this 3 hr news remix every friday at 10 am on the "home of free speech" radio, revere radio network
this is a lofi small download rush edition by cascadia public radio
On May Day 2012, anarchists around the US succeeded in precipitating clashes on a larger scale than in previous years. But it's important to strategize ahead of our immediate problems, in order to be prepared for the subsequent challenges we will face when we succeed. This report from the May Day 2012 mobilization in Berlin offers a cautionary tale, showing how the commodification of rebellion, the influence of accommodating movement leaders, and the rhetoric of creating safe spaces have been used to neutralize a popular tradition of resistance. If revolt continues to gain momentum in the United States, we can expect to see some of these strategies employed here as well.
Argentina's government defaulted on odious debt and instead spent the money on investments and social services. Argentine workers took over their factories rather than let them be shut. That path was not an easy one, but Argentina's economy was the Western Hemisphere's fastest growing while wages rose and poverty declined.
See the evidence of the emerging fbi as MAFIA in modern times.
As the U.S.-Canada action plan implementation process continues, there still remains many concerns with the further integration and militarization of the northern border. This includes the loss of sovereignty and risks to privacy rights related to more cross-border sharing of personal information. While there have been online consultations surrounding the perimeter security agreement, there has yet to be any open public hearings or congressional and parliamentary debates.
"In essence the act [the "United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012"] presents the need to provide Israel with unlimited military and commercial aid due to all the turmoil being caused by the so-called "Arab Spring". It also calls for giving Israel an unlimited line of credit from our Fed as well as creating for them an "expanded role in NATO" including an "enhanced presence at NATO headquarters and exercises "These so-called "shared values" are those the ruling class in Israel share with the rulers of this country. The exploitation of the working classes, the need to provide even more profit to the oligarchs, the violent repression of dissent. These are the "shared values" of which our friends in congress write but they are certainly not our shared values in terms of values shared by the American people."
Barely half a year after it burst on the scene, the Occupy Wall Street movement is splintering left and right. This was inevitable in a movement that was united only in what it opposed and could never put forward a positive program, whether of reformist "demands" on the capitalist state or of revolutionary action against it. Liberals, who latched onto Occupy hoping it could pressure the Democratic Party in a more populist direction, want to expel "black bloc" anarchists. Reformist social democrats rail against "ultraleftists" in Occupy and cozy up to the labor tops. On the other side, many (but not all) anarchists oppose unions. Some are simply arrogant petty-bourgeois labor haters. Others are grappling with real problems, but with skewed analysis and dead wrong conclusions. Discussion of recent workers' struggles, from Wisconsin to West Coast longshore, underlines that the key question is leadership, but not just replacing one set of bureaucrats with another. Unions have always faced vicious anti-labor laws, but we have the power to defeat them. It is necessary to drive out the pro-capitalist bureaucracy, the labor lieutenants of capital, in order to turn the unions into instruments of revolutionary class struggle.
Tim Bennett, middle-class white guy, started waking up to the global environmental nightmare in the mid-1980s. But life was so busy with raising kids and pursuing the American dream that he never got around to acting on his concerns. Until now...
A closer look at the official bogeymen of our "War on Terror."
Out and about in the streets
The United States Postal Service is looking at turning back services and potentially laying off 80,000 workers due to a manufactured budget shortfall. This manufactured budget shortfall will also result in the closure of 250 mail processing centers and 3,700 post offices, mostly in poor and rural areas. The Socialist Party USA ticket of Stewart Alexander and Alex Mendoza say that this is part of a larger attack upon the working class for the benefit of the wealthiest 1%.
Why we can't make any money.
Anonymous filmmakers create a new online advertisement, demanding freedom for Bradley Manning.
A review of "Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond."
CISPA (warrant-less electronic surveillance) will enable U.S. Justice Dept. to bypass the Fourth Amendment.CISPA will open the door for U.S. Government spy agencies such as NSA; the FBI; government asset forfeiture contractors, any private entity (to take out of context) any innocent—hastily written email, fax or phone call to allege a crime or violation was committed to cause a person's arrest, assess fines and or civilly forfeit a business or property.
Vote for people who will represent you on May 15 in Portland
Columbian Orgy Nothing New
This is not a typical movie review describing the movie, plot, characters, and themes, as well as celebritizing each actor by naming every other movie appeared in, etc., and yet have very "little" to say about how the movie might relate to real life. We will refer to an American writer, namely Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winning author of several important books, to help contextual this movie. Herein we visit a few major "themes" as related to social and political issues in the real life of the audience as drama of human history including that as compares to ancient Rome.
The work of employees, who are paid only a fraction of the value that they produce, is the source of profits for capitalists. Those astronomical salaries and bonuses enjoyed by executives and speculators come on the backs of the company's employees.
I'm with Code Pink Portland and We Are Oregon. I was asked to speak at the demo on April 23 in front of Wells Fargo in San Francisco. Below is an expanded and updated version of my remarks.
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