Fountain of Light
Two Tiers, Three Tiers... More Tears
David Macaray: At its national bargaining convention, now taking place in Detroit, UAW president Dennis Williams announced that he is not only opposed to a "three-tier" wage format (rumored to be on GM and Ford's agenda and aimed at members engaged in the manufacture of auto parts), he is opposed to the two-tier configuration already in place...
Mar 26, 2015, 2:56pm
Neanderthals, Cro Magnons and Us
Martin LeFevre: New findings have been coming out regarding the clash in Europe between Neanderthals and the first fully modern humans, the Cro Magnons, tens of thousands of years ago. These findings speak of the last great breakthrough in human evolution, and point to the next leap in consciousness, whenever it occurs...
Mar 25, 2015, 3:27pm
Another Form of Asset Stripping? California's Epic Drought: One Year of Water Left
Ellen Brown: Today the water wars continue, on a larger scale with new players. It's no longer just the farmers against the ranchers or the urbanites. It's the people against the new "water barons" - Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Monsanto, the Bush family, and their ilk - who are buying up water all over the world at an unprecedented pace...
Mar 25, 2015, 2:27pm
Review of Andre Vltchek's Exposing Lies of the Empire
Kim Petersen: Vltchek does not hold back as to what is harming people in the non-western lands. He points his finger - backed by evidence and compelling reasoning - at capitalists; capitalist's bloody henchmen, the military; empire's putschists and torturers; economic hitmen; collaborators; religious dogmatists; racists; the education (sic) system; media disinformation and propaganda; etc...
Mar 24, 2015, 11:25am
Meet the Real Nuclear Terrorist Organization - Fight the Real Killers
Miriam German: The Nuclear Terrorist Organization has cells in many countries with the main branch and leaders in the United States. Each cell has a different name, each one unique to its own killings: TEPCO, Areva, Duke, GE, Dominion, Westinghouse, Energy NW, Sellafield, Cameco, Nukem (yes, their real name from Germany), and these are just a few...
Mar 23, 2015, 11:46am
Concerning Passing Shadows
Martin LeFevre: ... Speaking of black discs blocking out the light, Dr. Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of natural resources, ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, was in town recently, preaching to the converted that humankind is doomed... Though the prescription of the good doctor is insipid, his dire diagnosis is wrong because it is premature...
Mar 21, 2015, 4:19pm
The Coming Income Inequality Election
Allan Goldstein: The thing about turning corners is sometimes you don't know you've turned one until you look back. Suddenly, economic inequality has become the mainstream issue. For both parties... This problem has been building for a long time, and given enough pressure any bubble will burst...But one group of people did more to pump up the pressure than anyone had in years... Occupy...
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Mar 21, 2015, 4:05pm
The Legacy of Woody Guthrie - 75 Years Into "This Land is Your Land" & the Fight's Still On
John Pietaro: Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born on Bastille Day, 1912 and some say that revolution was his birthright. Few before him, or since, can lay claim to the mastery of protest music as honestly as Woody. Though he battled the ravages of Huntington's disease in his later years and lived only into middle age, his time remains eternal...
Mar 20, 2015, 3:02pm
The Permanent Paranoia of Empire
Jason Hirthler: "Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth." ― Albert Einstein... Over the past week the President has issued a couple of indictments from the Oval Office, both of which involve traditional rivals, Venezuela and Iran. Their sin? Thinking for themselves, a rare condition that must be instantly condemned with the most inflammatory rhetoric available...
Mar 19, 2015, 3:40pm
Netanyahu Unmasks Israel
Robert Parry: Desperate to win reelection, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stripped off Israel's mask and exposed the ugliness that has deformed his country over the past several decades. He abandoned the subterfuge of a two-state solution, exposed the crass racism that underlies Israeli politics, and revealed Israel's blatant control of the U.S. Congress...
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Mar 19, 2015, 10:30am
Revisiting the Anthropocene Age
Martin LeFevre: It's difficult to conceive, but a few decades ago nature was largely seen as a dangerously untamed force. Now only when there are natural disasters, such as the recent cyclone that devastated the island country of Vanuatu, are we reminded that the forces of nature are not under human control...
Mar 18, 2015, 5:54pm
Funny Two Ways: Marketing Meditation
Martin LeFevre: Recently I watched a funny interview on Charlie Rose with Dan Harris, author of a new book about meditation, "10% Happier," lugubriously and ludicrously subtitled, "How I Tamed the Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works---a True Story."...
Mar 17, 2015, 8:48am
Has Washington's Power Peaked? - Truth is Our Country
Paul Craig Roberts: In the United States journalists receive awards for lying for the government and for the corporations. Anyone who tells the truth, whether journalist or whistleblower, is fired or prosecuted or has to hide out in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, like Julian Assange, or in Moscow, like Edward Snowden, or is tortured and imprisoned, like Bradley Manning...
Mar 16, 2015, 4:53pm
As Hard, and Easy, as Pi
Martin LeFevre: The headline in the science section of the New York Times said it all, "Suddenly, It Seems, Water Is Everywhere in Solar System." That means humankind has now come as close to discovering life on other bodies as we're going to come without direct evidence of microbial or multicellular organisms...
Mar 14, 2015, 4:23pm
Dear Sweden: HR Dispute with Saudis makes this a good time to adopt Electric Cars
Juan Cole: First, the new left wing government in Sweden cancelled an arms sale to Saudi Arabia... Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom ... won the argument... She had been vocal in criticizing the Saudis for jailing and flogging blogger Raif Badawi, tweeting that this attempt to stop a modern form of expression must be halted...
Mar 12, 2015, 2:54pm