Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Rising Tide of Public Outrage

  … on the Verge of Stopping a Shady Corporate Deal in Washington by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers {2} AlterNet {1} (January 17 2014) The White House is calling January “Trade Promotion Authority Month,” and has made it their

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The GUARDIAN reviews Obama’s State of the Union address

How did president Barack Obama do in his State of the Union address Tuesday night? Guardian reporters and editors were watching, and have graded him on how he addressed some key issues in his speech. Economy: C+ Obama’s take on

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The answer lies in the Sun

This  post on the Moore’s Law-like exponential gainsin solar power per dollar went up at Scientific American yesterday. Reprintinghere with permission. by Ramez Naam http://rameznaam.com (March 17 2011) The sun strikes every square meter of our planet with more than

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The truth behind the U.K. economic recovery.

George Osborne’s economic ‘recovery’ is built on sand Half the UK jobs growth was driven by self-employment – redundant workers making an uncertain living as sole traders.                   Will Hutton The Observer,        Sunday 26 January 2014                                                                            Chancellor

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Surveillance and Scandal

Time-Tested Weapons for US Global Power by Alfred McCoy TomDispatch (January 19 2014) For more than six months, Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NationalSecurity Agency (NSA) have been pouring out from the Washington Post, the NewYork Times, the Guardian, Germany’s

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Seven technologies that can help the human race survive.

  by John Michael Greer The Archdruid Report (January 14 2013) Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society Last week’s post on the contemporary culture of apocalypse fandom was also, more broadly, about the increasingly frantic

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“Pure Savagery” The War on the Poor.

  Chomsky Describes US Domestic Policy in Two Words Cuts to food stamps and jobless benefits predictable result of ‘neoliberal assault’ on American people by Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer Common Dreams (January 09 2014) As Congress decides this week whether

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