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Are Big Bankers Are Above the Law? The Department of Justice Thinks So
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Department of Justice, US, AG, Attorney General, Eric Holder, Wall Street, wealthy elites, bankers, above the law, no jail time for financial crimes, ruined economy, corporate government )

- 846 days ago -
"On Wednesday, March 6, US Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, admitting that the Department of Justice believes that Wall Street financial titans are too big to jail."
Austerity: Another "Policy Mistake" Again
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: austerity, sequester, bipartisanship, collaboration, dealmaking, President Obama, republicans, democrats, capitalism, elites, class-warfare, budgets cuts, cutting the social safety net, working-class, people vs government, failed policies )

- 846 days ago -
When will people realize that the needed solutions are not primarily about debtors' prisons, labor cost-cutting or austerity policies? The solutions, rather, converge into one basic issue: It is time to change the system that imposes these failed policies
Green Party Calls for Liveable Wages, Not Just a New Minimum Wage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: minimum wage, liveable wage, Americans, working class, home, family, savings, economic security, prosperty, Green Party of the United States, Green New Deal )

- 845 days ago -
"Instead of a minimum wage, people need a wage they can live on. Anyone who works 40 hours a week should be able to afford a home, provide for others, and save money for the future. People who work hard deserve to enjoy economic security and prosperity."
Huffington Post Makes Deadly Reality of US Drone Policy Painfully Clear
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drones, Obama, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, strikes, casualties, collateral damage, noncombatants, children, families, endless war, predator drones, terror weapons )

- 847 days ago -
"In an editorial decision clearly designed to provoke emotion and bring attention to the often ignored death toll of innocent people--especially children--killed by missiles from US drones in recent years, the Huffington Post on Thursday." SEE 1st comment.
Vandana Shiva on Int'L Women's Day: "Capitalist Patriarchy Has Aggravated Violence Against Women"   video
Society & Culture  (tags: International Women's Day, Vandana Shiva, capitalism, partriarchy, violence, violence against women, democracy now! )

- 847 days ago -
"The author of many books, most recently "Making Peace with the Earth," Dr. Shiva discusses the impact on women by what she calls the world's "violent economic order,"
Family: Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate Was Beaten, Set On Fire And Dumped Near A River
Society & Culture  (tags: Marco McMillan, murdered, mayoral candidate, Clarksdale, Mississippi, hate crime, homophobia, racism, gay, African-American, #LGBT )

- 847 days ago -
"The family of Marco McMillian, a 33 year-old openly gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi released a statement yesterday saying that he was beaten and set on fire before his lifeless body was dumped near a river."
My Plastic-Free Life
Green Lifestyle  (tags: plastic, numbers, recycling, reducing consumption, life without plastic, be plastic-free, plastic= pollution, plastic = climate change, stop buying plastic, green, green living )

- 846 days ago -
Think we can't live without plastic? Think again. In 2007 I committed to stop buying any new plastic & I've almost succeeded! Won't you join me?"--Beth Terry
Ecover to Recycle Plastics From Ocean Debris
Environment  (tags: plastic, numbers, recycling, reducing consumption, life without plastic, be plastic-free, plastic= pollution, plastic = climate change, stop buying plastic, green, green living, ecover, ocean, debris )

- 847 days ago -
"Plastic manufacturer Closed Loop Recycling and sustainable cleaning products brand Ecover, on Wednesday (6 March), launched a joint initiative aimed at creating new packaging from waste plastic collected from the oceans."
Earth Hurtling Towards Temperatures Not Seen in 11,000 Years
Environment  (tags: climate change, drastic CO2 increase, carbon dioxide, castastrophic climate change, 2 degrees celsius, anthopogenic, man-made climate change, fossil fuels, oil, natural gas, coal, dirty energy )

- 847 days ago -
"Confirming "unprecedented" global warming, the new study published in Friday's issue of the journal Science shows that the earth's temperatures catapulted in just the last century at a rate that had previously taken 4,000 years."
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