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Mainscream: US media Iran hysteria

Mainscream: US media Iran hysteria

Americans perceive Iran as Evil #1 on the planet, the latest Gallup poll shows. Since neither the US military nor intelligence believes Iran could strike America, why do the US media whip up hysteria about Iran, some 10,000 kilometers away? According to a new Gallup World Affairs poll released Monday, 32 per cent of those […]

Corporatocracy: Ron Paul says US ‘slipping into fascism’

Corporatocracy: Ron Paul says US ‘slipping into fascism’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul slammed America’s system of governance at a rally in Kansas City, saying businesses and government are pushing the country into twenty-first century fascism. But before you start picturing fair-skinned, blue-eyed CEOs and bureaucrats running amok and with their right arms held high, calm down. What the outspoken Texas Republican meant […]

Occupy unmoved: Washington protesters to defy evictions

Occupy unmoved: Washington protesters to defy evictions

Anti-corporate protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement in Washington are gearing up for tough police action. They have defied a deadline laid down by local authorities for removing camping equipment from the city’s squares. As RT’s Liz Wahl discovered, the activists are remaining loyal to the cause. The national park service has repeatedly posted […]

GPS spying: Supreme Court says police need a warrant

GPS spying: Supreme Court says police need a warrant

The Supreme Court came to a landmark decision Monday morning, voting unanimously that police agencies must obtain search warrants before they can install GPS tracking devices on the vehicles of suspects. Had the justices voted otherwise, local law enforcement agencies would have been legally protected to affix small devices on the cars of suspects, without […]

Bad Bankers, Bad Fraud Deals, And The President’s ‘Great Gatsby’ Problem

Bad Bankers, Bad Fraud Deals, And The President’s ‘Great Gatsby’ Problem

Richard (RJ) Eskow, Op-Ed:  “Investigate the Banks!” Today a coalition of progressive groups handed in a petition with more than 360,000 signatures that demanded exactly that. It calls on the Obama administration to stop pushing a cushy fraud settlement for bankers, to pursue a fair deal for shafted homeowners, and to let criminal investigations against […]

Corporate power run amok and for Government

Corporate power run amok and for Government

Tomorrow, January 21, is the second anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC — the disastrous decision by the right-wing majority on the Supreme Court that allows corporations to spend unlimited money to influence elections. As we mark this important date, the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to get corporate money out of elections is […]