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As the West Dries Up, This Hedge Fund Pioneer Stands to Make a Killing

Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
As the West Dries Up, This Hedge Fund Pioneer Stands to Make a Killing

If you’ve ever viewed climate disaster, deadly drought, and water famine as potential economic opportunities – or if you’ve ever wanted to meet people who do – then this review of the new book “Windfall,” by McKenzie Funk, will provide an excellent introduction to the world of environmental disaster profiteering. Meet the entrepreneurs who are taking the disasters created by unchecked capitalism to the next level. Also meet the author, who wants to make sure that you know who these people are and what they are up to.

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This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9

Posted by on January 6, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9

This in-depth article reveals how trade agreements, political maneuvering, and consumer demand intersected tragically in the terrible garment factory fires in Bangladesh that cost the lives of many impoverished workers.

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The Fascist Origin and Essence of Privatization

Posted by on January 4, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
The Fascist Origin and Essence of Privatization

Represented by its advocates as a desirable and ‘natural’ progression of free-market capitalism, ‘privatization’ – the private acquisition of essential services that were formerly operated and maintained by the government – is an increasingly looming spectre over the American social and economic landscape. However, investigative historian Eric Zuesse makes the case that ‘privatization’ originated as and serves the purposes of an essentially fascist agenda.

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Highway in Iceland May Be Sidetracked – by Elves

Posted by on December 24, 2013 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Highway in Iceland May Be Sidetracked  –  by Elves

As accustomed as we have become to the mind-numbing excesses of politics-as-usual, it is refreshing to be reminded that some governmental issues may still be open to the influence of genuinely special interests…

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Undercover Investigator Charged With Animal Cruelty for Videotaping Farm Abuse

Undercover Investigator Charged With Animal Cruelty for Videotaping Farm Abuse

Journalist Will Potter reports on the arrest of an undercover animal rights worker who filmed animal abuse in the livestock industry. Potter’s website, GreenIsTheNewRed.com, compares the contemporary “Green Scare,” in which environmental and animal rights activists are labeled “domestic terrorists,” with the “Red Scare” of the mid-twentieth century.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Maintaining Extensive Database on NSA Spying

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Maintaining Extensive Database on NSA Spying

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), a public interest technology watchdog group, is maintaining an extensive database on NSA surveillance that it is making available for public research. The site includes NSA primary sources, information on key officials and agencies involved in the creation and perpetuation of NSA surveillance, legality authorizations, a surveillance timeline, and much, much more.

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The Horrors of Animal Experimentation: It Could Happen to YOUR Pet!

Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
The Horrors of Animal Experimentation: It Could Happen to YOUR Pet!

Ever wonder where those poor animals in research labs come from? They could have been domestic pets, according to this post by Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

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Feeding the Flame of Revolt

Feeding the Flame of Revolt

Journalist Chris Hedges was present in the federal courtroom for the sentencing of hacktivist Jeremy Hammond. His crime: revealing to the people of the United States the truth about their government’s collaboration with the corporate elite toward the goal of replacing democracy with elite capitalist tyranny.

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Will the Chilean People Save the U.S. by Electing Michelle Bachelet?

Posted by on November 16, 2013 in Censorship, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Will the Chilean People Save the U.S. by Electing Michelle Bachelet?

Economist William K. Black discusses the secretly negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the catastrophic consequences for public health if it should be ratified. Black calls upon former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, a pediatrician, to denounce the TPP and call attention to the public health crises that it will create, in the interests of enriching the pharmaceutical industry and corporate America.

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How to Prosecute the Elite Bank CEO that Led the Frauds that Drove the Crisis

Posted by on November 16, 2013 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
How to Prosecute the Elite Bank CEO that Led the Frauds that Drove the Crisis

Economist William K. Black explains the elements of “control fraud” and its results. He also outlines the steps that must be taken to end the epidemic of “control fraud” through effective regulation and prosecution.

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The Revolutionaries in Our Midst

The Revolutionaries in Our Midst

28-year-old political hacktivist Jeremy Hammond spends his days and nights in jail. His hack of private security firm Strategic Forecasting Inc. (Stratfor) revealed the company’s “infiltration, monitoring and surveillance of protesters and dissidents, especially in the Occupy movement, on behalf of corporations and the national security state.” Although he does not at present have his liberty, Hammond still maintains his courage and resolve.

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Child Cage Fighting: America’s New ‘MMA’ Craze

Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness, Health with 2 Comments
Child Cage Fighting: America’s New ‘MMA’ Craze

Peddling itself as the latest in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for kids, child cage fighting now boasts about three million child participants – not counting their brutality-loving parents and trainers. This new ‘child sport’ is touted by its proponents as encouraging “self-discipline, fair play, and exercise.” In case you think I’m kidding, there are pictures …

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Ponzi Austerity: A Definition and an Example

Posted by on November 9, 2013 in Economy with 0 Comments
Ponzi Austerity: A Definition and an Example

We’ve heard a lot about ‘austerity’ as a ‘solution’ for the woes of some financially-ailing EU states. But what does ‘austerity’ really involve? Economics professor Yanis Varoufakis (University of Athens, Greece) offers an explanation.

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Stream Robert Greenwald’s “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” for Free!

Stream Robert Greenwald’s “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” for Free!

Robert Greenwald’s new documentary film “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” is now available free for streaming, for a limited time. People who want to know more about this latest development in the arsenal of the military-industrial complex can sign up online to view the film for free.

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Organized Crime Networks Conducting Fukushima Cleanup Operations?

Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Censorship, Corruption, Government, Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Organized Crime Networks Conducting Fukushima Cleanup Operations?

In yet another example of why ‘privatization’ of essential government services is a bad idea, there are reports that the already-rampant organized crime element of Fukushima (Japan) prefecture is cashing in on the chaos surrounding the nuclear disaster cleanup. Check out stories from both Gaius Publius/Americablog and Reuters.

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