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POLITICS 101

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Highly Recommended:
Money Is Not Safe In
The Big Banks
If you value your hard earned savings, you need to know this!
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Public Banking Institute
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The Economy Will Not Recover Until The Fraud
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The Web of DebtThe Web of Debt


The Shocking Truth about Our Money System and How We Can Break Free!

This is not a paid advertisement but a strongly suggested reading that explains the debt problem and provides solutions that can help solve our economic and other problems.

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You Know a Politician or Talking Head Is Clueless When...
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Prosperity for Main Street, not Wall Street
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Money Is Not Safe In The Big Banks
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How Many Warnings Do You Need?
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The Trillion Dollar Coin: What You Need To Know
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If you Like NAFTA, You'll Love TPP
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A Better Way To Finance Public Projects
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New World Order Blueprint Leaked
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The DISEASE is our Monetary System
by Rudy Avizius
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Occupy: Why are they protesting? Video
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The Money Masters Live in Fear
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Occupy Evictions: Did the Money Masters Win?
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A Tale of 3 Cities
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My Night With Occupy Wall Street
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More, is never enough!
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The Corporate States of America
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Symptoms of a Police State?
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Student Debt Burden Solution Part 1
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Student Debt Burden Solution Part 2
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Student Debt Burden Solution Part 3
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A Better Solution Than TARP
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How To Make a $Million Dollars
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Campaign of Misinformation
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Supreme Court Hands Nation Over to Corporations
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Are we really getting at the ROOT CAUSE of our economic problems?
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The Big Picture
Part 1 - How did we get here?
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The Big Picture
Part 2 - The government response
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The Big Picture
Part 3 - What can we do?
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Sucessful parasites do not kill their hosts
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Too big to fail?
A Mortal Threat to America
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Economic

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How Economists Duped Us into Attacking Capitalism Instead of Parasitic Rent-Seeking
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To Really 'Make America Great Again,' End the Fed!
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A Living Wealth Money System
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Half Of The Population Of The World Is Dirt Poor – And The Global Elite Want To Keep It That Way
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What Does It Take to Survive Where You Live?
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From Higher Education to Water Treatment, Financialization Is Harming Our Economy
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Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan: Lincoln Had a Bolder Solution
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Modi Heats Up Indian War Against Cash
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Here's How Wall Street Is Ripping You Off, and What You Can Do About It
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Wall Street Today: Fake Accounts, Fake Money, Fake Courts, Fake Regulators
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Positive Money: Our Proposals
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How the Vampire Squid Gambled – And Lost $1.2 Billion in Sovereign Wealth
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The big banking scandal Wall Street is hiding from you
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The Biggest Heist in Human History
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Negative Interest Rates and the War on Cash (2)
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A New Economic System for a World in Rapid Disintegration
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Former Goldman Exec Runs for NJ Governor on Public Banking Platform
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Financial Totalitarianism in Historical Context
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The Secret Global Court: Why Corporate Criminals & Corrupt Politicians Desperately Want TPP
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The Money Myth Exploded
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When Systems Crumble: Looking Beyond Global Capitalism
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The Dirty Business of U.S. 'Think Tanks'
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Forget Clinton's and Trump's Plans for the Economy: It's Time to Erase Debt and Create Jobs
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The Looming Financial Crisis Nobody Is Talking About, But Should Be
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How Much Do Shady Financial Practices Cost You, Exactly?
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Japan's "Helicopter Money" Play: Road to Hyperinflation or Cure for Debt Deflation?
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The Federal Reserve is a Ponzi Scheme
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Is Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Legislation a Hoax?
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Signs the Government Is Planning to Confiscate Your Retirement Funds
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TransCanada's $15 Billion Suit Against U.S. is Corporate Nationhood at its Worst
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Goldman Sachs Just Ate Denmark for Breakfast
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Wall Street Behind Brazil Coup D'etat
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How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
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The Bilderberg 2016 Agenda: Trump, Riots, Migrants, Brexit
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The rise of the meta-criminal: Is the NSA manipulating the stock market?
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Once Middle Class, Millions Are Joining the Ranks of 'Disposable' Americans
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The U.S. Government Is Quietly Paying Billions to Wall Street Banks
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Rogue Wave
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The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water
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Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up
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Blaming Hackers Coming to a Bank Account Near You to Steal Your Life Savings
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Proof That the Top 0.1% Create Crashes
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The Proper Purpose of Money
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"Not true and they knew it": What Rahm Emanuel's Wall Street craze cost Chicago
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Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Public Banking Blueprint for California?
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How Capitalism and Racism Support Each Other
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How Systems Break: First They Slow Down
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New Report Finds Many Large, Profitable U.S. Corporations Pay No Federal Income Taxes
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Wall Street Should Pay a Sales Tax, Too
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Regulators Reject 'Living Wills' of Five Financial Giants
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The Lies of Neoliberal Economics (or How America Became a Nation of Sharecroppers)
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Land Worth = GDP and enough to replace all taxes with Land Rent
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"Don't Owe. Won't Pay." Everything You've Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
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National Banks – Ending the Stranglehold of Usury and the Private Money System
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Research for Transition
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Rebooting Work: Programming the Economy for People
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Rahm Emanuel Is Trying To Pay Wall Street Banks Even More for Chicago's Bad Financial Deals
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Is Wall Street Making a Killing off Cities' Debt?
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Ten Common Sense Economic Truths
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When Cash Is Outlawed… Only Outlaws Will Have Cash
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Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations
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Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy
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How State Banks Bring the Money Home
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What Wall Street Costs America
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'Too Big to Fail' Banks Thriving a Few Years After Financial Crisis
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Cashless Society War Intensifies During Global Epocalypse
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Davos 2016: robots will steal 5 million jobs by 2020
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China Flexes Muscles At Shanghai Gold Exchange
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Shipping Said to Have Ceased.... Is the Worldwide Economy Grinding to a Halt?
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The Catastrophic Threat of Bail-Ins
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Larry Summers Lectures Bernie Sanders on Financial and Monetary Policy
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January 1, 2016: The New Bank Bail-In System Goes Into Effect In Europe
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A Crisis Worse than ISIS? Bank "Bail-Ins" Begin…"Your Life Savings Could be Wiped out in a Massive Derivatives Collapse"
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Meanwhile, Over At The "New York" Stock Exchange: Even More Lasers
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Exposing BlackRock: Who's Afraid of Laurence Fink and His Overpowering Institution?
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If We Don't Change the Way Money Is Created and Distributed, We Change Nothing
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Big Banks Caught Using Credit Default Swaps To Destroy Nations
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America's Forgotten War Against the Central Banks
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Reinventing Banking: From Russia to Iceland to Ecuador
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The One Bank, Revisited
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Benefits For Cities and Municipalities Of a Public Bank
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Anatomy of an Oligopoly: the Beer Industry
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Why Does America Need a New Monetary System?
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America's 20 richest people have more money than these 152 million people
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The Global Financial System: Can You Handle the Ugly Truth? Fraud in the Gold Market
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Public Banks Stop Wall Street From Gambling With Our Money
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Astonishing report from the Fed says US banks are not "sound"
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Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest Rates, the War on Cash, and the $10 Trillion Bail-in
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They're coming for your cash
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How Did the Taxpayer Make Out on the Wall Street Bailout?
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The clock is ticking on a time bomb that could blow up a free internet: the TPP
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If This Doesn't Convince You to Exit the Global Banking System, Then Absolutely Nothing Will
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The Calm Before The Storm
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The Rigging of the American Market
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"Running Out of Money". The US Government On the Brink of Default. How Obama Could Beat the Debt Ceiling
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First They Jailed the Bankers, Now Every Icelander to Get Paid in Bank Sale
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Killing Off Community Banks — Intended Consequence of Dodd-Frank?
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Finance Is to Blame for Rise in Inequality
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The Wonderland Matrix
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The Derivatives Market: Bets, Bookies, and Fraud
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How Local Governments Got Burned by Private Prison Investments
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The Blip
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Why Americans Don't Understand Money and Debt And Why It's Important That We Do
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Currency Wars, Battles, And Hostile Actions
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Capitalism Run Amok: Hungry Kids, Falling Wages and Empty Houses
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The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion
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Why We Need a Guaranteed Income. Soon.
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Local Production Means Jobs and Prosperity
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At Jackson Hole: Be Very Afraid, Bankers are Channeling their Inner Rothschild
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Wall Street Parasites Have Devoured Their Hosts — Your Retirement Plan and the U.S. Economy
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A Layman's Explanation Of The Wall Street Rigged Casino Analogy
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The Crash of 2016: Wall Street Gets Ready
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The Financial Times Calls for Ending Cash, Calls it a "Barbarous Relic"
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An Unexplored Side of the Greek Financial Crisis: Two Economies, One Currency
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Fixing Our Broken Economy: A Simple Guide for the Rest of Us
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Life For Rent
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"Don't Owe. Won't Pay." Everything You've Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
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Trumping the Federal Debt Without Playing the Default Card
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Essential Reading on What Wall Street Costs America
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An economic earthquake is rumbling
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The Only Way The Rich Get Richer Is If The Rest Of Us Get Poorer
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The Quadrillion Dollar Derivative Debt and the "Bail-in": When you Deposit Funds in a Bank, it Becomes "Their Money"
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Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the way
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Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt 'Is A Necessity In Their Lives'
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The War On Cash: Why Now?
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Introducing "Trickle-Out Oligarch Economics" – How at Least $21 Trillion in Wealth Fled Offshore
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$900 Million Payday Is Billionaires' Reward For Crushing Twinkie-Maker's Labor Unions
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The Confiscation of Bank Savings to "Save the Banks": The Diabolical Bank "Bail-In" Proposal
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Soulless Economics
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Greece: Sound and Fury Signifying Much
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The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of Collapsing
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"Guerrilla Warfare Against a Hegemonic Power": The Challenge and Promise of Greece
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Job Losses and Obama's TPP: The Deadly Impacts of Trade Agreements on Employment
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The Care and Feeding of a Financial Black Hole
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An Inadvertent Warning From BlackRock - Get Your Money Out Of Mutual Funds ASAP
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US Conference of Mayors to Consider Wall Street Bank Fees & Public Banking
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Pop Goes The Bubble
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If You Have Money in a US Bank Account Be Aware!
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Fast-Track Hands the Money Monopoly to Private Banks — Permanently
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How Obama's "Trade" Deals Are Designed To End Democracy
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The One Bank, Revisited
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Three charts that show Iceland's economy recovered after it imprisoned bankers and let banks go bust - instead of bailing them out
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Why the TPP Is a Terrible Deal for Most Americans
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Ukrainians Dispossessed, Americans Are Next
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The Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
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Literally, Your ATM Won't Work…
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The "Better Than Cash Alliance" Has An Orwellian Plan
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Global Capitalist Crisis and the North American Free Trade Agreement: Reflections 21 Years On
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Bernanke & Greenspan Have Destroyed America, People Don't Realize What Is Coming
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JPMorgan Tech Workers Have New Conspiracy Theories
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The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water
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War Threat Rises As Economy Declines
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Don't Be Afraid of a Municipal Bank
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Free Trade is Plutocratic Propaganda
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Celebrating the Flash Crash With a Wall Street Sales Tax
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The Political Roots of Widening Inequality
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Iceland's Economic Revolution
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Fast track to corporate hegemony
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Our Financial Future: Infinite Greed Meets a Funny Thing Called Karma
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The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Promoting Global Tyranny Run By Corporations
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How Wall St Has Quietly Bilked Billions from Cities Across the US
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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Job Loss, Lower Wages and Higher Drug Prices
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One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes - Part 5
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Wall Street's Wealth Transfer System Is Imperiling the U.S. Economy
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How Wall Street Used Swaps to Get Rich at the Expense of Cities
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The Six Too Big to Fail Banks in the U.S. Have 278 Trillion Dollars of Exposure to Derivatives
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Today's Money Regimes Are Doomed To Failure
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How Big Business Is Helping Expand NSA Surveillance
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Warren Buffett the Slumlord – Predatory Loans, Kickbacks and Preying on the Poor at Clayton Homes
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Is Dodd-Frank Killing Community Banks? The More Important Question is How to Save Them
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TPP Power Grab: World Bank, Goldman Sachs, CFR
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Iceland To Take Back The Power To Create Money
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The Bail-In: How You and Your Money Will Be Parted During the Next Banking Crisis
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Life for Rent
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Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye
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The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water
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The "Official" Unemployment Rate Has Become Meaningless – Here's Why
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The ECB's Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments
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Former SEC Director Admits The Truth: The Market Is Rigged
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Turning the European Debt Myth Upside-Down
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Financial Collapse Leads To War
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Swimming with the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, School Districts, and Capital Appreciation Bonds
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Rothschild vs. Rothschild
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Benefits Of a Public Bank For Cities and Municipalities
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Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition or a Better Mousetrap?
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Gallup CEO Fears He Might "Suddenly Disappear" for Questioning U.S. Jobs Data
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World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rules The World
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The Face of the Oligarch Recovery – Luxury Skyscrapers Stay Empty as NYC Homeless Population Hits Record High
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Rigging the Rules: The Next Corporate Sting
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Naomi Prins: The Sinister Evolution Of Our Modern Banking System
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Acceleration Of Events With Rising Chaos – US Dollar Death Foretold
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Teachers' Retirement Funds are Piling into Manhattan Real Estate at Record High Prices
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Evidence Grows Showing Wall Street as a Negative Economic Force
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Sink the Middle Class
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What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you
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The 1% Dine in Davos as Latin America Pulls People Out of Poverty
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A Billionaire Lectures Serfs in Davos – Claims "America's Lifestyle Expectations are Far Too High"
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The Coming War on Pensions
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If It's Not A Hard Asset, It's No Asset
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Vermonters Lobby for Public Bank—And Win Millions for Local Investment Instead
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The crash of 2016: Wall Street gets ready
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The Coming War on Pensions
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Bail-In Normalization
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The American People Are Utterly Clueless About What Is Going To Happen As We Enter 2015
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How a Hedge Fund Made $100 Million From New Jersey's Desperation
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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – of 2008
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Hedge Funds cannibalize public-teacher pension funds
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Going off the reservation: investing in the Free Lakota Bank
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The Morality and Legality of Debt Jubilee, Part III
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Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives
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IMF Now Ready To Slam The Door On The U.S. And The Dollar
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Elizabeth Warren Offers 9 Damned Good Reasons to Split Citibank into Pieces
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Bail-In and the Financial Stability Board: The Global Bankers' Coup
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The Mother of all Bank Runs!
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Gambling Banksters - How Many Warnings Do You Need?
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New Banking Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Take Deposits and Pensions
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The scheme to seize depositors' money
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Senate Report: Scale of Wall Street Holdings Are "Unprecedented in U.S. History"
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The Fraud in Fractional Reserve Banking
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Prosperity Amidst the Ruins
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Treasury Nominee Eligible for "Revolving Door" Rewards
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Wall Street Journal Reports: Bank of North Dakota Outperforms Wall Street
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Enough Is Enough: The President's Latest Wall Street Nominee
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The Economic End Game Explained
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Despite Outcry of Opposition, Obama Pushes "Horrific" Trade Deal in Asia
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The Unequal State of America:Redistributing Up
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Members of the world's richest club make half-a-million bucks per minute
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Inflation 101 - Why Prices Always Go Up
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Τhe Transnational Elite and the New World Order (NWO)
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Battle for Control of the Monetary System: The Public Good vs. Private Banks
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The Road To Serfdom: Connecting Detroit, Argentina and Greece
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Building an Ark: How to Protect Public Revenues from the Next Meltdown
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Argentina and Wall Street's Vulture Funds: "Economic Terrorism" and the Western Financial System
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5 U.S. Banks Each Have More Than 40 Trillion Dollars In Exposure To Derivatives
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America's Rotting Empire: Billionaires Galore & A Crumbling Infrastructure
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A Public Bank Option for Scotland
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Bogus Trading, Speculation in the Silver Market
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Economic Hitmen Robbing Public Resources Across Detroit, Argentina and Greece
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Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed's Bizarre New Rules
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Profits Soar As Pentagon Leans on Private Corporations for Special Ops
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No Economy For Americans
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NATO Dead, King Dollar Wrecked
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Breaking Up [the Banks] May Not Be Quite So Hard To Do
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How The Coming Silver Price Bubble Will Develop
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Plundering the Planet: Rigged Corporate "Free Trade Partnerships" and "Climate Change Agreements
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Gold And Silver Low Prices Are NOT The Reason To Own Precious Metals
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Senator Elizabeth Warren Versus Paul Krugman on Too Big to Fail
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NAFTA Is 20 Years Old – Here Are 20 Facts That Show How It Is Destroying The Economy
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The Bank for International Settlements' Backdoor Betrayals
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Critical Moment To Stop The TPP & Other Rigged Trade Agreements
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The De-industrialization of America
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Engineering Failed States: The Strategy of Global Corporate Imperialism
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Why Germany is Backing Away from a Trade Deal that Lets Corporations Sue the Government
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Too Big To Fail Is Alive And More Dangerous Than Ever
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Don't Be Fooled: Banks Still Too Big to Fail
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Internationalists Are Pushing The World Towards Globally Engineered Economic Warfare
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Will the Global Financial System Survive? What are the Triggers for a Crash?
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You Can't Taper a Ponzi Scheme: Time to Reboot
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Forget What They Say And Watch What They Do
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Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Dick Cheney-Linked Company
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Capitalism's Deeper Problem
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The Real Purpose Of The IMF
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U.S. Government Ties El Salvador USD 277 M Aid Package to Monsanto's GMO Seeds
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Detroit and Iraq: Plundered by the Same Bandits
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Another Secret Trade Agreement - TISA
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Buying Up the Planet: Out-of-control Central Banks on a Corporate Buying Spree
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The Death Of The Rust Belt
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Extreme Acts of Greed Against the American People
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The New World Order And The Rise Of The East
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Infrastructure Sticker Shock: Financing Costs More Than Construction
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Bilderberg 2014: War Criminals, Big Oil and "Too Big to Jail" Banksters Meet in Secrecy
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U.S. Retail Economic Death Rattle Grows Louder
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The (Other) Truth About The Financial Crisis: 10 "Geithner-Sized" Myths Exposed
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Detroit Statement
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The Privatization Scam: 5 Horror Stories of Gov't Outsourcing to Greedy Private Companies
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Hoenig: Wall Street Banks "Excessively Leveraged" at 22 to 1 Ratios
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Time to Act: Pension Funds are Drying Up
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): When Foreign Investors Sue the State
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World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rules The World
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The Global Money Matrix: The Forces behind America's Economic Destruction
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What's the Difference Between Fascism, Communism and Crony-Capitalism? Nothing
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The Hedge Fund Managers Tax Break: Because Wall Streeters Want Your Money
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How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule
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Fault Runs Deep in Ultrafast Trading
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Is the US or the World Coming to an End?
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Money, Money, Everywhere
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All The Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power
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Tax Dodging Companies Hoarding Nearly One Trillion Overseas
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How Wall Street Is Sucking Huge Amounts of Money from Los Angeles
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"Fairy Tale" Economics: "Sovereign Debt Default is Impossible"
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The Fourteen Year Economic Recession
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25 Fast Facts About The Federal Reserve: "Biggest Ponzi Scheme in World History"
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Today We're All Irish: Debt Serfdom Comes to America
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Why commercial banks should support a publicly-owned SuperBank in Florida
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Vermonters Want To Try a New Way of Banking
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Cloudy With a Chance of Radicalism. Or... Turning the Tables on the Big Banks?
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The Real Story Behind the Detroit Pension Fight and What it Means to America's Future
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The Powers and Abuses of America's Mega-Corporations
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The National Debt Cannot Be Paid Off
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State banks would mean jobs, credit and investment: Why don't we?
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How the Credit Card Gravy Train Is Running Over You
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JPMorgan Vice President's Death in London Shines a Light on the Bank's Close Ties to the CIA
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Wall Street Mega Banks Own Tankers, Pipelines, Utilities, Mines, Metal Warehouses – And That's Not the Worst of It
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Who Owns The Federal Reserve?
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The Final Swindle Of Private American Wealth Has Begun
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American Factory Workers Getting $33,029 Yearly Bonuses May Sound Insane, But It's True
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Studies Reveal Consensus: Trade Flows during "Free Trade" Era Have Exacerbated U.S. Income Inequality
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Enough Is Enough: Fraud-ridden Banks Are Not California's Only Option
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The Stealth Privatization of Pennsylvania's Bridges
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How the True Parasites from the Private Sector Suck the System Dry
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Will Digital Currency Replace the US Dollar? Wall Street Strategy to Make Bitcoin the Global Currency?
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Parasitic Derivatives - One Quadrillion Dollars: Too Big to Understand
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For Financial Speculators, Profit Means Plunging the Masses into Crippling forms of Debt
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U.S. Economy 2013 Dense Fog Turns Into Toxic Smog
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Trans Pacific Partnership Is A "Corporatist Power Grab", Shrouded In "Big Brother-Like Secrecy"
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100 Years Is Enough: Time to Make the Fed a Public Utility
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Detroit Bankruptcy Starts Nationwide Public Banking Debate.
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On The 100th Anniversary Of The Federal Reserve Here Are 100 Reasons To Shut It Down Forever
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Dollar Hegemony,"Monetary Geopolitics" and the IMF: The Symbiosis between Global Finance and Power Politics
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Federal Reserve: 100 Years of Failure
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Think Globally, Bank Locally
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83 Numbers From 2013 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
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They're Planning the First Legal "Bank Robbery" in U.S. History
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What the World Could Be: 4 Short Videos to See Economic Solutions
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NSA Inks Landmark Deal to Share Information With Central Banks
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A Hard Lesson from Detroit: They Will Steal Your Pension
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Alaska could walk away from Wall Street with a public bank of its own
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Public Banking Is the Answer
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Bank Deposits Confiscation: The "Cyprus Experiment" and the Launch of a Global Trend
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How Wall Street's New Empire of Rental Homes Could Blow Up the Economy
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The Money Changers Serenade: A New Bankers' Plot to Steal Your Deposits
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty is the complete opposite of 'free trade'
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Wikileaks publishes draft of secretive TPP trade pact
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The Entire Fiat Money System is Bankrupt: Demise of the Global US Fiat Dollar Reserve Currency
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The bank guarantee that bankrupted Ireland, and the solution staring everyone in the face
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Huge Cracks In US Financial Fortress, Petro-Dollar Final Death Throes Stock-Markets
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Debt No More! How Obama can defeat Austerity Thugs by Using the Constitution and Debt-Free Money
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Corporations Ask to Write their Own Regulations via "Trade" Deal
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The Nightmare Scenario: A Repo Implosion
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Enron billionaire expands craven plot to abuse workers
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Report Exposes the Right-Wing Tag Team Plotting Against Pensions
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Protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Secret Negotiations behind Closed Doors
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Wall Street Predators Wage Secret War on American Retirements
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Financial Armageddon Looting Machine: Looming Mass Destruction from Derivatives
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Looting the Pension Funds
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Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation Is Now Happening All Over The Globe
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The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business
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How Interest Rate Swaps Are Crushing America's Cities
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Verizon's Plan to Break the Internet
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The Armageddon Looting Machine: The Looming Mass Destruction From Derivatives
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NSA Spying Seen Risking Billions in U.S. Technology Sales
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International Criticism Escalates Against TPP as Negotiations Go Further Underground
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Making the World Safe for Bankers: Syria in the Crosshairs
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Canadian Deposits As Safe As Cypriot Deposits
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Greg Palast: Potential Fed Chair Summers at Heart of Global Economic Crisis
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MFGlobal Reveals You Are A Bank Counter-Party
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The Leveraged Buyout of America
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Public Banking Institute Calls Largest Wall Street Banks "Unsafe," and Backs It Up
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Avaricious Brilliance for Economic Disaster
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Pinching Pensions to Keep Wall Street Fat and Happy
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Truthdigger of the Week: Ellen Brown
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Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal
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New Monetary Systems for a Sustainable Democracy and "The Great Turning"
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The Cult Of Economic Propaganda
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U.S. threatens to curtail lending in cities that resort to eminent domain
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The "Part Time-ification" of America: How We've Been Conned Again
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The "New Economy" Is The No Jobs Economy
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Detroit is Not Broke!
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he Detroit Bail-In Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks
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Green Light for City-Owned San Francisco Bank
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Trash The TPP: Why It's Time to Revolt Against the Worst "Trade Agreement: in History
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19 Reasons To Be Deeply Concerned About The Global Economy
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Meet the Elites Inside the $4 Trillion Global Powerhouse Bank of JP Morgan Chase
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40 Statistics About The Fall Of The U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
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Think Your Money is Safe in an Insured Bank Account? Think Again
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Oligarchs of the New Feudal Order Have Big Plans for You
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The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)
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How Many Warnings Do You Need?
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Global Corporate Coup, Assault on Democracy and National Sovereignty
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Americans! Where's the Outrage Regarding Your Financial Situation?
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Corporations are Colonizing Us with Trade Deals, and Wall Street Wants In
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Transcend Conditioned Consciousness None But Ourselves Can Free Our Minds
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Setting the Record Straight: Did Monsanto Really Buy Blackwater (Xe)?
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The End of Capitalism As We Know It
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Upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership Looks Like Corporate Takeover
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The True Story of the Bilderberg Group and What They May Be Planning Now
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Are We On The Verge Of Witnessing The Death Of The Paper Gold Scam?
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A Look Back at the Flash Crash of 2010: When Will it Happen Again?
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Financial Experts with Great Prediction Records Are Saying Another Economic Meltdown is Imminent
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Stunning Facts About How the Banking System Really Works … And How It Is Destroying America
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No Bank Deposits Will Be Spared from Confiscation
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Remaking the Federal Reserve, Building Public Banks and Opting Out of Wall Street
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Gold Price Plummet Is Latest AMSCAM Fraud
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Gold Market Price Crash
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Secret Files Expose Offshore's Global Impact
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Winner Takes All: The Super-priority Status of Derivatives
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The Confiscation of Bank Savings to "Save the Banks": The Diabolical Bank "Bail-In" Proposal
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Think Your Bank Deposits Will Always Be 100 Percent Guaranteed by the FDIC? Think Again
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"Be afraid": Pirates in pinstripes
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TransPacific Partnership Will Undermine Democracy, Empower Transnational Corporations
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Yes, We Can Have Banks That Work for the People
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Stunning Facts About How the Banking System Really Works … And How It Is Destroying America
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Do We Really Need the Federal Reserve?
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How the True Parasites from the Private Sector Suck the System Dry
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The Battle of Cyprus: The Long-planned Deposit Confiscation Scheme
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Corporate-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Shrouded in Secrecy
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Jim Rogers: Major Crash Ahead For U.S. Investors
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How Deregulation Resurrected American Economic Insecurity
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Lords of Disorder: Billions for Wall Street, Sacrifice for Everyone Else
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How Congress Could Fix Its Budget Woes, Permanently
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Who Controls The Money? An Unelected, Unaccountable Central Bank Of The World Secretly Does
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The "Fiscal Cliff" Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble
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UK prepares new law to break up errant banks
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Trillion Dollar Coin: Joke or Game Changer
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Federal Reserve May Pause Quantitative Easing
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Secrets and Lies of the Bailout
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The Financial Elite's War Against the US Economy
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Fix the Debt's New Email: Too Cruel to Laugh, Too Ridiculous to Cry
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Fiscal Cliff: Let's Call Their Bluff!
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The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble
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The Coming Derivatives Panic That Will Destroy Global Financial Markets
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Our Collapsing Economy and Currency
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Goldman Sachs Spreads Its Wings
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CEOs Who Collect Billions In Govt. Money Demand Cuts To Poor, Elderly
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership As A Corporate Coup
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The Fiscal Cliff is a Mole Hill Compared to This
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Why Occupy's Plan To Cancel Consumer Debts Is Brilliant
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Why Bankers Rule the World, It's the Interest Stupid!
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What If We Adopted A System Where The Banks Did Not Create Our Money?
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Central Banks Gold War Begins!
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The Global Banking 'Super-Entity' Drug Cartel: The "Free Market" of Finance Capital
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Voluntary Servitude Begins With Debt
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5 Huge Myths About Social Security
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How Wall Street Hijacked America and Became Master of the Tradable Universe
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Big Bank Derivative Bets Nearly Double In Six Years
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Death Knell For the U.S. Dollar
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Enlightened Economics: There is an Alternative
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Banks Are Setting Us Up for Another Fall
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The Short, Miserable Life of American Prosperity
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TPP - Why So Secret?
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Currency Twisters and Firestorms on Central Banks Obvious Failure
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Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital
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Are Preparations Being Made For Worldwide Financial Collapse?
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What to Do When Every Market Is Manipulated
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America is Not Broke!
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Why The Government Is Destroying The U.S. Dollar
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Goldman Sachs Secretly Believes That An Economic Collapse Is Coming
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Yellow Brick Road: The Fed and A New Path to Debt Freedom
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Are High Frequency Traders Rigging the Stock Market?
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How to Start Your Own Private Currency
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The Gilded Age of Bankers or Banksters
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Titanic Banks Hit LIBOR Iceberg
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The Woes of Regulation
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Extreme Danger Signs
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America the Beautiful: A Fire Sale for Foreign Corporations
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Global Attack by the One Percent
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Trans Pacific Partnership: A Trade Deal From Hell
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The Tiny Tax That Terrifies Wall St
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Ending of Extend and Pretend Means Capital Flight, Capital Controls and Capital Fear
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State Budget Shell Game
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Priceless: How The Federal Reserve Bought The Economics Profession
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The Instant solution to the new Depression: debt-free money
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Recovery or Economic Collapse? Bet on Collapse
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Video: The Debt Trap -- So Easy, Even a 12 year old Understands!
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"Corporate Socialism" alive and well in America
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How States Can Protect Themselves From Financial Collapse
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A Doomsday View of 2012
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The Golden Eye of the Debt Hurricane
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The Who, How, and Why Behind Silver Price Manipulation
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The Banks Win, Again
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Explaining Central Banking to the Publicly Educated
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The Dallas Fed Weighs In With Report on Size of the Big Banks
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The Parasites of Big Finance
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Bernanke Seen Not Knowing Jobless Rate Less Than Fed Predictions
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The Relationships Between Wall Street, the Fed, and Politicians Are Crumbling
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U.S. Economy Extend and Pretend is Coming To An End
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How Greece Could Take Down Wall Street
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Banking on Failure
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Goldman's Blankfein Awarded $7 Million in Stock for '11
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Lessons From MF Global - Is Your Money at Risk?
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Our Next "Lehman Moment" Is Coming Fast
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Wall Street's Ratings Agencies Undermine Europe's Attempt at Economic Recovery Acting Like Financial Terrorists
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The Mystery and Magic of Money
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Plan to Keep Your Assets Safe From an Out-of-control Government
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The Fed Grants $7.77 Trillion in Secret Bank Loans
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Lessons for Europe From Argentina:Testing Ground for Engineering Financial Collapse
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Pathogenesis of Central Bank Ruin
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The Bankers' New Gold
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Pulling Back the Curtain on the Wall Street Money Machine
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Bank's leaked email admits "Occupy movement could impact our industry"
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One Bank to Rule Them All
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The Fed's 16 Trillion Dollar Bailout of the Too Big To Fail Banks
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Bailout Bandits: The Biggest Borrowers From the U.S. Federal Reserve
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Bankers have seized Europe: Goldman Sachs Has Taken Over
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The Hallmark of the Fed is Duplicity, or, What's Risky is Safe
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The Goldman Rule: Don't Let This Puppet Master Pull Your Strings
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Whirlwind Debt Crisis Ensures Gold $2000 Assured
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The 1% are the very best destroyers of wealth
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The Continuing Zombification of the US Economy
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Time to turn outrage over bank fees toward entire financial industry
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The Pentagon's Planet of Bases
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Gold-Buying Restrictions Increase in Europe
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The Need For Monetary Reform
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US Corporations Moving to Offshore Tax Havens
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When using cash is better than credit
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Full-Blown Civil War Erupts On Wall Street
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9 Trillion Dollars Missing from Federal Reserve
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Big Banks Bonus Bonanza
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The Next Financial Crisis Will Be Hellish, And It's On Its Way
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How Deep is the Global Economic Rabbit Hole?
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Debt Debate Shows Need to Re-make Control of Money Supply
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What An American Bank Run Would Look Lik
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Imperial Decline: Multi-Billion-Dollar Terrorists and the Disappearing Middle Class
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Armada of Black Swans Hitting U.S. Economy and Financial Markets
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Global Economic Crisis: Finance Is the New Mode of Warfare
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A Financial Permanent Crisis
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The Great Misdiagnosis of the U.S. Economy, Problem is Insolvency Not Liquidity
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Seven reasons to avoid Wall Street 'protection rackets'
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The American Empire Hangs in the Balance as the ghosts of Roman Emperors Whisper
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Why jobs keep vanishing
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Hyperinflation Special Report (2011)
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A Beginners Guide to Shadow Banking, Financial Crisis and Repo
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The Rich Are Destroying the Economy
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Gold, The Real Reason for the Fall of Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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U.S. Hurtles Toward System Failure
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Nearly Half Of America Says U.S. Nearing Great Depression
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Why Washington Isn't Doing Squat About Jobs and Wages
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Offshoring Has Destroyed the Economy
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The American Manufacturing Crisis and Why it Matters
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The Federal Reserve Destroying the U.S. Empire, A Fistful of Dollars
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Money and The Truth about America
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10 Doomsday trends America can't survive
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Big U.S. Firms Shift Hiring Abroad
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Extend and Pretend is Wall Street Banks Friend
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Globalists Target 100% State Owned Central Bank of Libya
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Secretive Plan For a Global Currency
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Surf Warning: Tsunami to Lift Gold
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US may soon hit several debt walls
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Crank Up the Casino! Wall Street's Newest Ploy to Gorge on America's Economic Suffering
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Why Another Financial Crash is Certain
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More Than Gold and Silver Prices Are Being Manipulated
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Financial Crisis Was Avoidable, Inquiry Finds
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12 Economic Collapse Scenarios That We Could Potentially See In 2011
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Full Spectrum Dominance, The Pathology of U.S. and Global Monetary Policy
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An Open Letter to Washington: How to Slash the Federal Budget Deficit and Save the U.S. Economy
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Geithner Says the US Government Is Bankrupt
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Wall Street's Pentagon Papers: Biggest Financial Scam In World History
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Day of Reckoning Is at Hand!
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Big Risk: $1.2 Quadrillion Derivatives Market Dwarfs World GDP
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America's Second Great Depression 2010 Year-End Update
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Chinese Take-Out Of The U.S. Economy
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Fed Names Recipients of $3.3 Trillion in Crisis Aid
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Destructive Neoliberal Economic Austerity
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QE2 & The Great Misdiagnosis
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Global Financial System Crisis, Collapse in Consumer Spending, Unemployment, Rising Prices
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Gold and Silver Correct From Extremely Overbought Levels, But Too Early for a New Upleg
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The Largest Heist in History Building the Great Pyramid, The Global Financial Crisis Explained
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The Deep Cause Of The Great Financial Crisis: The Peace Diktat Of Versailles
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Gold and the Currency Markets
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Ultimate Bailout: The $100 Trillion Cram Down
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The Credit Meltdown and Wall Street's Shadow Banking System
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The Tax-Cut Racket
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Who Owns the American Dollar?
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Filtering Through the Noise
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Successful Government Economic Policies? For Whom?
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Global Collapse of the Fiat Money System
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Gold and Silver Protection From Economic Cancer and Desperation of QE2
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A Wealthy Economic Stimulus Needed
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Four Deformations of the Apocalypse
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Cut Wall Street Out! How States Can Finance Their Own Economic Recovery
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BP Collapse Potentially More Devastating than Lehman!
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Four Shocking Bombshells Bernanke Did NOT Tell Congress About Last Week
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It’s the End of the World As We Know It
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Stop The Parasites
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The End Game for Wall Street
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Call To Act, Save And Strengthen Financial Reform
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The Big Short - How Wall St Destroyed Main St
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Gold Correction Factors, Hidden Dollar Swap Hammer
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America's Ten Most Corrupt Capitalists
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Take Action! How We Can Save OUR Economy
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The Darkside of the Looking Glass: The Corruption of our Capital Markets
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Crisis expert says derivatives market still 'grave threat'
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Bowing To China: What It Means To Our Future
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Is It Time for Law Abiding American Citizens to Stop Paying Their Taxes and Start a New Government?
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Sultans Of Swap: Fearing the Gearing!
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Will the US Devalue the Dollar?
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Armageddon
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Avoid These Cash Machines
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Obama, Now Fire Geithner and Summers
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Goldman Sachs Front Runs Executive Orders
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Investment Opportunity or Economic Catasrophe? Coming Soon
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The recession is over but the depression has just begun
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A Practical Way to End "Too Big to Fail"
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Taxing the Speculators
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The Economic Crisis and What Must be Done
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Red Alert: The Second Wave of The Financial Tsunami
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Confiscation Through Inflation
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Obama's China Junket: "We're Opening Doors for Wall Street and Nothing More"
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It's Time to End 'Too Big to Fail'
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Goldman Sach’s Undisclosed Role in AIG’s Distress
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U.S. Budget Deficit Debt Crisis, Austrian, East European or Glide Option Solution?
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Cut Wall St Out! How State Can Finance Their Own Recovery
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U.S. Dollar Fiat Reserve Currency Root of the Global Financial Crisis
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Is Your Bank Sitting In the Trillion Dollar Derivative Minefield?
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Fall of the Dollar on G-20 Finance Ministers Agenda
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5 evil things credit card companies can (still) do
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The big picture
Part 3 - What can we do?
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The big picture
Part 2 - The government response
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The big picture
Part 1 - How did we get here?
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Too big to fail? A mortal threat to the nation's economy and national security
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Politics

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Trump will have vast powers. He can thank Democrats for them.
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US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 "Victim Nations" Since World War II
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3 Candidates on Maryland US Senate Ballot, Only 2 Were Allowed to Debate
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The Modern History of 'Rigged' US Elections
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Why This Election Is All About Wall Street
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WikiLeaks' October Surprise Explains Why Assange Was Just Silenced
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The Elephant in the Room: What Trump, Clinton, and Even Stein Are Missing
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New Gallup Poll Shows 57% of Americans Want a Major 3rd Party
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The "Secret" TISA, TTIP and TTP = Corporate Hegemony and Economic Warfare
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Afghanistan; It's the Heroin, Stupid
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Living In The Illusion Of Democracy
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US Elections: Neither Free nor Fair
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Political Assassinations – The "New Normal" Trend Weapon of the Global Elites?
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Bridgegate's Enduring Mystery: How Did Port Authority Police Lose Control of the George Washington Bridge?
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Fooled Again
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Terrorism: The Product of American Military Policy
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False Flag Terror "Has Succeeded Consistently Against Audiences Around The World, For Millennia, To Compel War"
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Maker Of Drug Fueling Heroin Overdose Epidemic Is Lobbying To Keep Weed Illegal
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Meet the Texas billionaire and GOP donor behind the North Dakota pipeline controversy
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Obama Scrambles To Pass TPP As Corporate Tribunals Face Scrutiny
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Finally, The Clearest Evidence That Shows How Money Shapes America's Elections
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America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group
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Why I'm Worried America's next President Will Kill Julian Assange
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Presidential Debates: A Fraud on the American Voter?
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The EpiPen Scandal Is Worse Than You Think: What You're Not Being Told
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Time to Call out the Fraud Perpetrated by the Commission on Presidential Debates
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Obama Pushing for TPP: Misinformation and Big Lies His Strategy
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Computer Expert Hacks Into Common Voting Machine in Minutes to Reveal Shocking 2016 Election Threat
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Why the GMO Labeling Bill Obama Just Signed Into Law Is a Sham—and a National Embarrassment
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How and Why Bernie Sanders Was Taken Out of the Running by the Financial Elites
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Stop Drinking the Kool-Aid, America: Political Fiction in an Age of Televised Lies
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Trump's Treasury Wouldn't Resurrect Glass-Steagall – Here's Why
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Here's how it works: Industry, lawmakers and money mingle in Cleveland
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Over-Policing Is Rooted in Over-Reliance on Politics
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US Politics' True Bipartisan Consensus: Capitalism Is Untouchable
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The British Woke UP — Can The Americans?
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Think You've Got It Locked, Hillary? Meet Jill Stein.
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What If We Are The 'Bad Guys?'
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Why Is Iran Our Enemy?
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Hillary Approved Sending Libya's Sarin to Syrian Rebels
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Trump and Hillary Refuse to Explain Why They Both Share the Same Address in Delaware
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Suckers on April Fools' Day
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United Technologies: Boss Gets $192 Million, 110-Foot Yacht as 2100 Jobs Move to Mexico at $3 an Hour
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Here's what Americans don't understand about Nordic countries
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Exposing the Libyan Agenda: A Closer Look at Hillary's Emails
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Down the Trump Rabbit Hole: Manufacturing Consent
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Only One Presidential Candidate Supports Edward Snowden, and It's Not Bernie Sanders
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Why the Next President Must Reform Wall Street
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US Mayors Fed Up With Paying Wall Street Interest and Fees
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As Markets Gyrate Wildly, Senator Shelby's Banking Committee Will Look at Market Structure
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Revealed: The Hidden Agenda of Davos 2016
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Billionaires Behind the 2016 Presidential Elections. "Money Behind Major Candidates": Rubio, Cruz, Trump, Bush, Clinton
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Scourge of US elections: Electoral College, hackable voting machines & obscure rules
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The Big Money and What It Means in Election 2016
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Will the 2016 Primaries Be Electronically Rigged?
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The establishment left out
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Revealed: Environmental officials warned Snyder administration not to use water that poisoned Flint
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Anatomy of the Deep State
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Calls for Michigan Gov. Snyder's Arrest as Flint Poisoning Scandal Implicates Top Staffers
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How Corrupt Is the American Government?
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Christmas 2015—–Why There Is No Peace On Earth
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Marco Rubio Pushes to Block Low-Cost, High-Speed Broadband
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In Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Surveillance State, Controlling the Data is Key
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Distrust Fuels Outrage at House Financial Services Committee
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The Real Issues You Won't Hear From the 2016 Presidential Candidates This Election Year
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Paris and the Soldiers of the Caliphate: More War, More Blowback
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5 Myths Regarding the Paris Terror Attacks
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Time Is Running Out For Pax Americana's Apologists
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The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here To Stay
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How the U.S. Government is Raiding a Citizen Victim Relief Fund to Pay for General Expenses
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TPP Is Toxic Political Poison That Politicians Should Avoid
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The Drone Papers: The Assasination Complex
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Syrian Crisis: What Will Happen Next?
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You Can't Separate Empire, the State, Financialization and Crony Capitalism: It's One Indivisible System
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Forget the New World Order, Here's Who Really Runs the World
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Deep State America
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A Refugee Crisis Made in America
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One Presidential Debate You Won't Hear
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The Story of Mouseland: As told by Tommy Douglas in 1944
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Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America
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Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery"
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64 Nations Say No to GMO, Yet US Government Nears Illegal GMO Labeling
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The Kagans: Seeking War to the End of the World
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Lobbyists Fundraising for Clinton, Bush, Rubio and Kasich Are Coworkers
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The Movement to Fight Big Money Politics Now Has a Gold Standard
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Santa Cruz County Votes to Cease Doing Business with Five TBTF Mega Banks
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Hillary Clinton Outlines Right-wing Economic Policies in New York City Speech
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Maryland, Illinois Voting Machines May be Rigged for Democrats
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Jeb! The Money! Dynasty!
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"Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards": The Alice in Wonderland World of Fast-tracked Secret Trade Agreements
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If Elizabeth Warren Is Already Angry at Mary Jo White, Wait Until She Hears About This
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Billionaires Fear Revolt As People Power Grows
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It Cost Corporations Less Than $18,000 per Vote to Get ''Fast Track'' Passed, and More
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Emails Reveal Diary Lobbyist Crafted "Ag-Gag" Legilsation Outlawing Pictures Of Farms
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Chris Christie's signature law called unconstitutional in court ... by Christie administration
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Politicians & The Manipulated Crowd
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Princeton makes it official — USA Has Become Oligarchy, No Democracy
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Pilot explains his mission before Capitol landing
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"Manufacturing Dissent": The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites
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White House Blog Reveals A Profound Lack Of Support For TPP
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False Flag Terror: Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police Admit to it
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Lawmakers Say TPP Meetings Classified To Keep Americans in the Dark
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25 statist propaganda phrases and how to rebut them
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Do Corporations Really Need More Rights? Why Fast Track for the TPP Is a Bad Idea
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End Big Money's Chokehold on Democracy. Amend the Constitution.
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Yanis Varoufakis: The Straw That Breaks the Ponzi's Back?
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Behind The Global Game Of Thrones
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How American Oligarchs Are Pushing America to the Brink of Fascism
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Repealing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Fast Track Not A Done Deal, The People Will Stop It
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The First Question to Ask After Any Terror Attack: Was It a False Flag?
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'Incomprehensible' Secrecy: Sanders Demands Release of Trade Agreement Text
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The Consequences of TPP
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Memo To WSJ: The CRomnibus Abomination Was Not 'A Rare Bipartisan Success'
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Pigmen Win Again
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If This is the Kind of 'Bipartisanship' Coming in 2015, the Country Is In Dire Straits
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"The Most Egregious Sections Of Law I've Encountered During My Time As A Representative"
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Reckless Congress 'Declares War' on Russia
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With Election Over, First Order of Business Is $450 Billion Corporate Tax Break
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Dividing the Spoils
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Dozens of Communities Vote to Boot Big Money from Politics
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We are losing badly to the corporate state. Here's what we need to do.
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The District of Corruption – America's Glittering Capital
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Beyond Orwellian Nightmares and Neoliberal Authoritarianism
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Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century
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An Ebola Outbreak Would Be Advantageous For Globalists
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The Surprising Reason that Crushing Economic Inequality Isn't More of Election Issue
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Super PAC(ked) With Out-of-State Money
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Barbarism Versus Stupidism
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The Coming Climate Revolt
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Wall Street Declares Victory Against the American People: The Banking Elites are Now Waging War against One Another
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The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil
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10 Big Fat Lies and the Liars Who Told Them
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America's Massive National Security State Is the 4th Branch of Government
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Utility Trade Group Funds ALEC Attack on Americans Using Solar
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The Emperor's Rage: Let Chaos Envelop the World!
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Comcast's Worst Nightmare: How Tennessee Could Save America's Internet
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N.J. gives $260 million tax break to energy company with political ties
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America's Real Foreign Policy: Global Corporatization by Force
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US War Against Russia Is Already Underway
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How Did the Clintons Become So Rich?
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Western World Is Upside Down
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Mystery Surrounding The Bilderberg Group Conclave
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Let "Dollar" Collapse Or Choose War. Elites Will Opt For War
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The Purchase Of Our Republic
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The Detroit Model: Permanent Rule by the Banks
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False East/West Paradigm Hides The Rise Of Global Currency
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Please Stop Me Before I Vote for a Bought-&-Paid-For Demopublican Again
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Polls: Americans Are Sick of the War On Terror, War On Drugs … And All of the Other Failed U.S. Wars
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Senate Agrees: US People Can't Know Overseas Drone Death Toll
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How the Obscenely Wealthy Are Strangling Our Democracy
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Beware Anything Called Corporate Tax "Reform"
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Banks Have Become the Permanent Government of Europe
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The State, the Deep State, and the Wall Street Overworld
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The "Deep State" - How Much Does It Explain?
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Why the First Issue Is Money in Politics
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Study: Polarization and Gridlock Work Well for Rich Americans
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Divided We Fall: Stop the Corporate Takeover of Our Democracy
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John Kerry vs. Hillary Clinton on the Keystone XL Report
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What a Paul Craig Roberts Administration Would Look Like
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Bipartisan New World Order: Fast Tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
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TPP Toxicity Grows, We Can Stop It
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After 20 Years of NAFTA Poverty, Lawmakers Move to Fast-Track TPP
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Capitalism in Crisis: Who Are the Real "Takers"?
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Why Political Protests Ultimately Always Fail
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World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World
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Americans Are Finally Learning About False Flag Terror
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Hillary Clinton Rakes in Big Money from Two Goldman Sachs Speeches in One Week
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Money Corrupting Politics Could Get Even Worse
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Americans Are Being Treated to Political Theater: Forget the Government Shutdown – It's About Shutting YOU Down
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A Corporate Coup in Disguise
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Obama's Friends in Low Places
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Draghi's Termination Of Berlusconi Explained: Sylvio Threatened To Leave Euro
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How a Koch Brothers "Business League" Spent $236 Million to Frame the Debate
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Not Too Big to Jail: Why Eliot Spitzer Is Wall Street's Worst Nightmare
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Democratic Establishment Unmasked: Prime Defenders Of NSA Bulk Spying
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Prometheus Among the Cannibals
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Has Washington's Arrogance Undone Its Empire?
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The Court, the Corporate Coup, and the Call to Struggle
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Verified Warnings From Former U.S. Presidents About the "Invisible Government"
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What Must Be Done About the Monsanto Corporation, and Why
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LEAK: U.S. Using Taxpayer Dollars to Promote Monsanto Overseas
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Billionaires Unchained: America is a Democracy of the Wealthy
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Obama in Plunderland: Down the Corporate Rabbit Hole
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Why Does Exxon Control the No-Fly Zone Over Arkansas Tar Sands Spill?
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Senate Passes Monsanto Protection Act
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Riddled With Corruption: Two More Public Officials "Cash In"
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Whiny Billionaires in Need of Sequestration
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Meet 6 Politicians Getting Rich from America's Endless Wars
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Billionaire Burglar Breaks into Obama's Cabinet
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Rumored Treasury No. 2, Lobbied Regulators For Morgan Stanley, A Lot
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The Fiscal Cliff, A Self-Created Bi-Partisan Drama
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Why Billionaire Political Investors Will Keep Pouring Money Into Politics - Until They're Stopped
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Susan Rice, Top Candidate for Secretary of State, Has Millions Tied to Canadian Tar Sands
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Elite Intrigues and Military Purges: It's Not About Sex, Stupid!
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Americans Proudly Voting for Evil
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Why I'm Voting Green
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Before the Election was Over, Wall Street Won
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Mitt Romney's Bailout Bonanza: How He Made Millions from the Rescue of Detroit
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How Do You Take Your Poison?
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Feast of Fools
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Where Is the Outrage over Money in Politics?
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Leaked Trade Doc Shows Obama Wants to Help Corporations Avoid Regulations
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Senators Suck Up to Jamie Dimon, Get Paid for It
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State Politicians and the Public Pension Cookie Jar
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The 14 characteristics of Fascism
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Harnessing People Power
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Why Obama's JOBS Act Couldn't Suck Worse
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Partisan Confusion: Outside the Supreme Court While the Health Insurance Mandate is Debated
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A Tangled Web: Who's Making Money From All This Campaign Spending?
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Our Politicians Are Money Launderers in the Trafficking of Power and Policy
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How Super PACs Are Choosing Your Next President
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Obama Nominates Carlyle Group Partner to The Federal Reserve Board of Governors
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Occupy Rigged Elections: A Call for the Second American Revolution in 2012
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The Remarkable Political Stupidity of Wall Street
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Corporate Taxpayers & Corporate Tax Dodgers 2008-10
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Congress is Getting Richer – With Help From Legal Insider Trading
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As Zuccotti Park Is Cleared, Congress Moves to Gut Financial Reform
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To Get Really Rich, Get Elected
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"We the People," Not "We the Corporations"
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The Election March of the Trolls
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Congressional Representatives Charge Constituents for Access
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Ruling on Behalf of Wall Street's "Super Rich": The Financial End Time has Arrived
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The President Surrenders
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Obama's Bad Bargain
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Who Rules America?
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Is the United States a representative democracy or a mirage democracy
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In Two Steps Obama Can Reduce the Influence of Secret Donations in 2012
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It Was the Banks
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The Secret Big-Money Takeover of America
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Do Not Pity the Democrats
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Misreading the Iranian Situation
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Understanding Money and War--Part I
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The Big Picture
Part 3 - What can we do?
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The Big Picture
Part 2 - The government response
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The Big Picture
Part 1 - How did we get here?

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Justice

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War On The Homeless: Cities All Over America Are Passing Laws Making It Illegal To Feed And Shelter Those In Need
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Shadowy Global Security Firm G4S Guarding Dakota Pipeline As Protesters Attacked By Dogs
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From Zuccotti to Rikers: Political Prisoner Cecily McMillan Pulls No Punches
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Not Guilty: The Power of Nullification to Counteract Government Tyranny
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Police Viciously Attacked Peaceful Protestors at the Dakota Access Pipeline
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Police From 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp
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Banker Deaths and WikiLeaks Deaths Have a Common Thread
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Filmmaker Faces 45 Years in Prison for Reporting on Dakota Access Protests
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Corrupted Evidence: How the Department of Justice is Blocking Forensic Evidence Reform
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U.S. Big Banks: A Culture of Crime
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Busting the Myth of Whistleblower Protections for IC Contractors
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Pardon Edward Snowden, now
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Texas Ranch Owner Battles TransCanada to Restore Her Pipeline-Scarred Land
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Judge Rules Government Can Ban Vegetable Gardens Because They're 'Ugly'
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Here's What Happened After Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs, from Pot to Cocaine
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Wall Street's Protection Racket: Mandatory Arbitration
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Here's how the government is stealing more than ever before–
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Thousands of Americans are being hounded mercilessly for debts they don't owe.
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Eric Holder's Longtime Excuse for Not Prosecuting Banks Just Crashed and Burned
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Abolish the FBI
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FBI Director James Comey Breaks Federal Prosecutor Rules by Smearing but Not Indicting Clinton Over Emails
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Banana Republic: One System of Justice for the Powerful (Like Clinton)
… and Another For Everyone Else
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Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day
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'We the Prisoners': The Demise of the Fourth Amendment
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Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News' Murdoch Begin Drilling for Oil in Syria - A Violation of Int'l Law
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FCC's Net neutrality rules win big in appeals court
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How the IRS Used Civil Asset Forfeiture to Ruin the Lives of Two Connecticut Bakers
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Amid a Growing Movement to Close Rikers, One Prisoner Approaches Six Years Without Trial
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Dear Mr. Holder: Here's Why Edward Snowden Can't Get a Fair Trial in Your National Security State
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Vindication for Edward Snowden From a New Player in NSA Whistleblowing Saga
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FBI Told Cops to Recreate Evidence From Secret Cell-Phone Trackers
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Hacker Arrested And Jailed After Exposing Flaws In Election Website
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CFPB issues proposed rule on forced arbitration clauses that ban class actions
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'Seriously Sinister': Foremost Bank Whistleblower Says CIA Behind Panama Papers
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State-Sanctioned Theft - The Failed War On Drugs And Cops' Abuse Of Civil Forfeiture
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LuxLeaks Whistleblowers on Trial For Revealing Tax Avoidance Schemes
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Days After Wells Fargo Admits Defrauding The Government, NY Fed Rewards It With Primary Dealer Status
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US Government Declaring All Out War on Tiny House Living
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Bankers Above The Law; The Veneer Of Justice In A Kingdom Of Crime
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JPM Announces $1.9 Billion Buyback One Month After CEO Jamie Dimon Buys 500,000 Shares In The Open Market
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Ireland to Prosecute Top Banker Who Destroyed Their Economy — Guess Where He Was Hiding
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A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
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Using Courts To Build The Movement
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TPP Threatens Security and Safety by Locking Down U.S. Policy on Source Code Audit
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An Idiot's Guide to Prosecuting Corporate Fraud
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How the TPP Will Affect You and Your Digital Rights
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Private Corporation Giving Cops "Free" License Plate Scanners In Exchange For All Data They Collect
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Bank of Canada Lawsuit
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The EPA's Hush-Hush Response to the Flint Water Crisis
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$5M Jury Award for One Foreclosure Fraud Makes U.S. Punishment Look Trivial
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Court Ruling Against Chicago Sheriff Proves Thuggish Anti-WikiLeaks Blockade Was Unconstitutional
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Facebook Caught Secretly Lobbying for Privacy Destroying "Cyber Security" Bill
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Whistle-blower intimidation: U.S. freezes bank accounts and credit cards of former Air Force drone operators
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Fractional-Reserve Banking is Pure Fraud, Part I
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Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice
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Police Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed All Burglaries in 2014
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Supreme Court gives police using deadly force in pursuits more immunity
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When will America Jail their Banksters?
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'Untouchables': Obama Cronies "Protected Wall Street's Most Criminal From Prosecution"
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7 Simple Steps on How to Fight Speeding Tickets and Win — From an Ex-Cop
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Icelandic Bankers Are Not Too Big To Jail: Face 74 Years In Prison As US Bankers Bask In Bailouts
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'Neutralizing' John Lennon: One Man Against the 'Monster'
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Edward Snowden: "They've said they won't torture me…"
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Goldman Sachs Beats Another Fraud Rap: Can the Public Ever Get Justice in New York Courts?
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Citigroup Was Using Taxpayer Bailout Funds While Committing Its Foreign Currency Felony
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Federal Court Lifts National Security Letter Gag Order; First Time in 14 Years
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How the Department of Justice is Actively Trying to Prevent Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform
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Obama's Heroin Strategy: Treating Addiction or Arming the Drug War?
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Denver Police Arrest "Jury Nullification" Activist for Passing Out Informational Pamphlets
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Why is Rev. Edward Pinkney in Prison? Another Case of Political Persecution
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Implicated in Torture by State Prison Officials
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11 People Dead in Police Custody This Month
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Obama Administration Finds New Way to Let Criminal Banks Avoid Consequences
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The American Nightmare: The Tyranny of the Criminal Justice System
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The End of Freedom of Speech in Spain
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Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold
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Next-generation Crowd Control: "Calmative Agents" Will Put Entire Protests Under Sedation
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The Gangbanksters of Grab-it-All Street
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Calvert County Sheriffs Act As Dominion's Private Police
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Land of the Unfree – Police and Prosecutors Fight Aggressively to Retain Barbaric Right of "Civil Asset Forfeiture"
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Boulder Cops Declare 'Rock Stacking' a Jailable Offense to Stop Local Artist Who Spent 7 Years Creating Sculptures
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The shocking truth about the two Chicago Police officers posing in this horrendous photo
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Judge uses baseball analogy to explain why a cop who shot 15 times at an unarmed couple wasn't found guilty
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A Hundred Years' Failure
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Nonviolence as Compliance
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American Justice? FBI Lab Overstated 95% Of Forensic Hair Matches (Including 32 Death Sentences)
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Follow the Money: Invisible Investors Seek Big Bucks in Mass Incarceration
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The Root of Support For the Drug War
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A Weird, Crazy Idea: Make Extreme Wealth an International Crime
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Bankers Avoid Jail Time in Tax-Evasion Case
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U.S. Government Secrecy At All-Time High
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Despite DOJ Reforms and Weak Oversight, Local Policing for Profit Continues with Feds
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Wikipedia Founder Sues NSA, Demands "End To NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Of Internet Traffic"
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A Political Economy Premised on Exploitation and Social Repression
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FBI Tracking Of Keystone XL Activists Worse Than You Thought
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Scorecard: How Many Rights Have Americans REALLY Lost?
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Exporting Torture: Meet the Chicago Cop Who Brought American Brutality to Gitmo
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The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
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Fast-Track Treason and the Coming Corporate Coup
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How Did America's Police Forces Get So Scary and Omnipresent?
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HSBC Bank: Secret Origins To Laundering The World's Drug Money
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U.S. Government Buys "Truly Orwellian" Surveillance Technology To Track Drivers in Real Time
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NY Judge Slams Wells Fargo For Forging Documents... And Why Nothing Will Change
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Unless You Want to Go to Prison, Read This Before Taking Money Out of Your Bank
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What's Luck Got to Do With It? Everything, if You Are a Banking Whistleblower
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Civil Asset Forfeiture: The Final Stage Of Collapse Of Empire
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Auditioning for Wall Street
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Killer Cops in America
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The Siege of Julian Assange is a Farce - A Special Investigation
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JPMorgan's $9 Billion Witness Puts Government Testimony by Her Boss into Question
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The Devil's Bargain: The Illusion of a Trouble-Free Existence in the American Police State
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The Mystery of Ray McGovern's Arrest
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The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare
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Warning: Avoid This Corrupt, Third-World Country At All Costs
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Reading the Road Map to a Police State
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Snowden Documentary Confirms Existence of New National Security Whistleblower
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Four Other Lawyer Whistleblowers are Essential at the Carmen Segarra Senate Witness Table
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GMOs are Everywhere and Should be Labeled, Study Finds
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During An Ebola Pandemic in America All Of Your Rights Would Essentially Be Meaningless
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Stop Medical Price Gouging Now!
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The Failure to Prosecute Leading US Banks. The Abuse of Power by Government and Big Business
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Eric Holder Says Justice Department Has Moles on Wall Street
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Federal Prosecutors Continue to Defy Holder
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Philadelphia Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Charged With A Crime
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U.S. and Israeli Military Tactics Used Against American Citizens … Gazans Tweet Tips to Help AMERICANS On How to Handle Tear Gas
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The Secret Government Rulebook for Lableing You a Terrorist
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Whoa! Big Banks Hit with Monster $250 Billion Lawsuit for Fraud in Housing Crisis
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Senator Elizabeth Warren: High Frequency Trading Is Like the Skimming Scam in the Movie, 'Office Space'
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Snowden Should Refuse to Play "Alice in Wonderland"
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Bank Bailout: Bankster Says Only Gun to Head Will Oblige TARP Repayment
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NSA Whistleblower: Snowden Never Had Access to the JUICIEST Documents
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Eric Holder Announces Task Force To Focus On "Domestic Terrorists"
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Mr Kerry: Here's Why Snowden Cannot 'Make His Case' in 'Our System of Justice'
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Congress Guts Anti-NSA Spying Bill Beyond Recognition; Original Cosponsor Justin Amash Votes No
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They Can't Outlaw The Revolution
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What the 1% Don't Want You to Know
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US Politicians Line Pockets With Funds From Ecuador's Billionaire Bankers on the Lam in US
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Massive new fraud coverup: How banks are pillaging homes — while the government watches
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Los Angeles Municipal Fraud, The Next Battle Against Wall Street?
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We're Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy
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Financial Criminality: Wall Street Manipulates Energy Prices, Gold … and Every Other Market
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Corporate CEOs Demand that they be Tipped Off When a Whistleblower Reports their Crimes
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Wall Street Greed: Not Too Big for a California Jury
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The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing
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With McCutcheon Ruling, An Activist Court Opts for Full-On Plutocracy
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Diego Garcia Military Base: Islanders Forcibly Deported
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How (& Why) JPMorgan & COMEX Should Be Sued For Precious Metals Manipulation
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Lights, Camera, Arrested: Americans Are Being Thrown in Jail for Filming Police
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The Stone That Brings Down Goliath? Richmond and Eminent Domain
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The Criminalization of Journalism: Who is Barrett Brown?
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Exxon CEO Profits Huge As America's Largest Natural Gas Producer-But Frack In His Own Backyard And He Sues!
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G-20 Protester's Amazing Statement To Court Before Sentencing
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Company Responsible for West Virginia Chemical Spill Skips Congressional Hearing
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On Death and Derivatives
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Supreme Court denies Family Farmers the Right to Self Defense From Monsanto Lawsuits
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"No, You Cannot Opt Out": 10 NSA Myths Debunked
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Eric Holder Criticized On Anniversary Of Aaron Swartz Death
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In Jail For Being In Debt
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The Detroit "Bankruptcy" Distracts from Attack on Constitution: The Unelected "Czar of Detroit"
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Banker Jail Sentences: Another Lesson For The World From Iceland
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Legal Framework for Big Banks Puts Depositors at Risk
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A Brave Hacker Willing to Spend a Decade in Prison for Exposing the Workings of the Corporate State
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Why Has Nobody Gone To Jail For The Financial Crisis? Judge Rakoff Says: "Blame The Government"
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Jury Nullification Last Refuge for Justice
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Despite Eight Ongoing Criminal/Civil Investigations of JPMorgan, the Bank's a Law Enforcement Partner With the NYPD
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Supreme Court's Choice: Plutocracy or Democracy
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As F.B.I. Pursued Snowden, an E-Mail Service Stood Firm
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New Study Finds That State Crime Labs Are Paid Per Conviction
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When Posting a Website Link is a Crime
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The Sentinel Case – Another Nail in the Coffin of 'Market Confidence'
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The Last Chance to Stop the NDAA
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The Sentinel Case – Another Nail in the Coffin of 'Market Confidence'
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The 11 Most Bizarre SWAT Team Raids
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Why the JPMorgan Criminal Case Matters to You
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NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year: Report
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Seven Things You Wanted to Know About Prosecuting Wall Street
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Shot to Death by Police for Betting on a Football Game? The Rise of Paramilitary Force in America
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Philadelphia Sues Big Banks Over Swaps Losses
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The Business of Mass Incarceration
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NSA Says It Can't Read Its Own Emails
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Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys
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NSA Phone Snooping Cannot Be Challenged in Court, Feds Say
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NSA warned to rein in surveillance as agency reveals even greater scope
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Surveillance Blowback
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In 'Chilling' Ruling, Chevron Granted Access to Activists' Private Internet Data
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How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
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Encroachment upon Basic Freedoms, Militarized Police State in America
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Snowden asylum in Ecuador dead - the intrigue
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Is NSA Blackmail Inc. for the U.S. Military Industrial Complex?
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This Really is Big Brother: The Leak Nobody's Noticed
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Take A Break From The Snowden Drama For A Reminder Of What He's Revealed So Far
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The Supreme Court Just Made It Easier for Big Business to Screw the Little Guy
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Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant
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The Whistleblower's Guide to the Orwellian Galaxy: How to Leak to the Press
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What is the Real Reason the Government is Spying on Americans?
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The Shocking Story Behind "News Feed Trading"
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Government Says Secret Court Opinion on Law Underlying PRISM Program Needs to Stay Secret
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The Essence of DNA Identity
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The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning
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'Beyond Orwellian': Outrage Follows Revelations of Vast Domestic Spying Program
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We're Being Watched: How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
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Here's Why The World's First Central Banker Got The Death Penalty
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The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping toward 75%
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Argentina's General Videla and the "War on Terror"
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Why Are Homeowners Being Jailed for Demanding Wall Street Prosecutions?
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The Vicious New Bank Shakedown That Could Seriously Ruin Your Life
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It's Enough to Make Your Blood Boil
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How the US Turned Three Pacifists into Violent Terrorists
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Justice Department's Pursuit Of AP's Phone Records Is Both Extreme And Dangerous
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An Easy, 4-Step Method to End Corporate Personhood
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Why Such Secrecy About private Military Contractor at the Boston Marathon?
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Boston Bombing: MSM Creates New Official Story – Video of Dzhokhar Planting Bomb is Forgotten
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Italian Supreme Court President Blames Bilderberg For Terrorist Attacks
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As economy flails, debtors' prisons thrive
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Secret FDIC Plan to Loot Bank Accounts
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Bradley Manning & The Deepwater Horizon
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Private Prisons and the Enslavement Society
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Obama's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Protects Bank Fraud and Insider Trading
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That's why they call it a Police State
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Eric Holder Enables Dishonesty, Fraud and Likely Criminal Activity on Wall Street
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Eric Holder Exposes A Nation of Law, Going Lawless
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US 'Corporate Tax Dodgers' Keeping More Money Overseas
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Big Bank Immunity: When Do We Crack Down on Wall Street?
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The Premise of Digital Surveillance Precludes Scholarship
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We Are Bradley Manning
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Monsanto's Patents on Life
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Bank of America Bombshell: Whistleblowers Reveal Coverup and Massive Borrower Harm
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The Execution of Christopher Dorner
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The LAPD Got their Man How They Wanted Him: Dead
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The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State
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The Real History of US CIA 60 Year Aggression Against Iran
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Big Banks Get Tax Break On Foreclosure Abuse Deal
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Carmen Ortiz And Stephen Heymann: Accountability For Prosecutorial Abuse
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Aaron Swartz's Thought Crime Was Tragically Treated Like Real Crime
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Two New Fraud Deals Show Wall Street's Washington Insiders At Work
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Washington's jaw drops at possibility of AIG lawsuit
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The Lie that Prosecuting Bank Fraud Will Destabilize the Economy Is What Is REALLY Destroying the Economy
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Occupy Heavily Monitored for Potential Criminal Activity, HSBC Slapped on the Wrist for Actual Criminal Activity
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The Final Battle
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Long History of HSBC Money Laundering
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CIA 'tortured and sodomized' terror suspect, human rights court rules
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SWAT Teams Arrest Peaceful People Resisting Eviction in Idaho Springs, CO
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In Washington, Fear the Silence, Not the Noise
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Spain Police Beating Everyone: A Warning To America
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Woman Arrested for Trespassing on Her Own Land
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The NDAA Decision and the Unknown Power of Obama
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The Real Drug Kingpins are on Wall Street
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9 Frightening Things About America's Biggest Police Force
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The Federal Reserve, a Privately Owned Banking Cartel, Has Been Given Police Powers, with Glock 22s and Patrol Cars
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Unlike Afghan Leaders, Obama Fights for Power of Indefinite Military Detention
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Why There's No Jail Time for Wall Streeters
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House Approves Sweeping, Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers
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Bankruptcy for Billionaires
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The Sentinel Case – Another Nail in the Coffin of 'Market Confidence'
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Corporate Crime Does Pay
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The Pursuit of Julian Assange is an Assault on Freedom and a Mockery of Journalism
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Classified Life: Sibel Edmonds' Story
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Economic Collapse, We Still Don't Get It
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It's Game Over, Goldman Sachs Has Won
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The Ascendancy of a Criminal Financial Elite
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Eric Holder to US: Nothing To See On Wall St, Just Move Along
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The LIBOR Scandal Explained
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Freedom of Assembly in Charlotte NC?
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Occupy Wall Street Protests Need Outside Review On NYPD Abuses: Lawyers' Group
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Iceland Has Jailed Bankers. Why Can't We?
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This Global Financial Fraud and its Gatekeepers
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The Wall Street Scandal of All Scandals
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The Spreading Scourge of Corporate Corruption
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Assange's Last Stand
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LIBOR Exposure Of Banker Corruption, Bank Of England And U.S. Fed Both Implicated
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The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia
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Members of Senate Banking Committee Will Question Their Top Donor: JP Morgan Chase
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35,948 Arrested Yesterday
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Know Your Rights When Recording Police
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American Arrested Using Predator Drone, Had Rights Violated, Lawyer Says
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Washington Leads The World Into Lawlessness
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Citizens United 2.0, Expected to Hit the Supreme Court in Early 2013
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As Occupy Arrestees Arraigned, Iris Scans Affect Bail
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How Does a 'Common Citizen' Know If They Can Be Target of NDAA?
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The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost
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Four Whistleblowers Who Sounded the Alarm on Banks' Mortgage Shenanigans
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Former NSA Official's Advice to Fellow Whistleblowers: "You Better Lawyer Up"
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Obama Executive Order: Peacetime Martial Law!
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Evolving Global Financial Crisis: Selling "Foreclosed Homes"
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Politicians Won't Return Ponzi Payoffs
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Will Wall Street Ever Face Justice?
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The NDAA: A Clear and Present Danger to American Liberty
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Goodbye, First Amendment: 'Trespass Bill' will make protest illegal
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The 50-State Foreclosure Settlement, Why Hasn't Anyone Gone to Jail?
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After MF Global, Are your funds safe?
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Mortgage settlement is great — for politicians and banks
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Why the Foreclosure Deal May Not Be So Hot After All
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U.S. Home Foreclosures and Shadow Banking: Why All the "Robo-signing"?
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SOPA, PIPA, The State of US Surveillance
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Obama Orders Military-Police Department Joint Exercises in Los Angeles, Other Cities
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A Web of Financial Fraud and Criminality: America's Shadow Banking System
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Occupy The Justice System: Jury Nullification
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A Rare Look Inside Our "Humane" Immigration Jails
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MF Global & Government-Sponsored Theft
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Three myths about the detention bill
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Cities that broke up Occupy camps now face lawsuits over free speech, use of force
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The NDAA Repeals More Rights
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CIA won't disclose possible involvement in Occupy crackdowns
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America Just Says No to the Rule of Law
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Senators Who Love the Government But Hate America
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Busted for tweeting
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The Money Masters: Behind the Global Debt Crisis
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The US National Security Smokescreen
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Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a "Battlefield" They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window
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Investors lost $700M in Citigroup deal, SEC says
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Did You Hear the One About the Bankers?
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Occupy Oakland Police Brutality YouTube videos stay after police demands to delete
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NYPD fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas
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NYPD Reportedly Targeting Photographers At Occupation Of Wall Street
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Welcome to Boston, Mr. Rumsfeld. You Are Under Arrest
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NYC arrests people for wearing masks
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Obama Goes All Out For Dirty Banker Deal
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Secret Libyan files claim MI6 and the CIA aided human rights violations
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Letter from Prison: Tim DeChristopher Speaks
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Obama administration pressures NY Attorney General to let banks off easy
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Evidence Banks Bought Off Washington
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Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?
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Banks still robo-signing, filing doubtful foreclosure documents
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15 Years in Prison For Taping the Cops?
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The Sentencing of Tim DeChristopher Highlights the Conflict Between the People and Corporate-Government
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Tim DeChristopher's courageous bid to save our world
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Letting Bankers Walk
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Mounting Evidence that Dominique Strauss Kahn was Framed
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The Corrupt Corporate Incarceration Complex
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The People vs. Goldman Sachs
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IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Caught in "Honey Trap"
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Beyond ForeclosureGate – It Gets Uglier
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Private Corporate Court System
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Throw Out the Money Changers
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Silver Shocker
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The Ten Reasons The Banksters Get Away With It
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Wells Fargo Meeting Today With Philly Homeowner Who "Foreclosed" On Them (Here's How He Did It)
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Chris Hedges: "Our Liberty Has Been Sacrificed On The Altar Of National Security"
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The Rise of the Non-Working Rich
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The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats
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Florida Couple Fined $746 For Crime Of Feeding Homeless People
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The Social Cost of GMOs
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Why Propaganda About Generational Warfare Is Dangerous and Wrong
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How the Middle Class Lifestyle Became Unaffordable
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Suspicious Deaths of Bankers Are Now Classified as "Trade Secrets" by Federal Regulator
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An Open Letter to Sam Zell: Why Your Statements are Delusional and Dangerous
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Global Rankings Study Depicts an America in Warp Speed Decline
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Neoliberalism and the Machinery of Disposability
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Recipie For Revolt: America is Wealthier But Americans Are Poorer
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'Just Salute and Follow Orders': When Secrecy and Surveillance Trump the Rule of Law
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More Americans Killed By Police Than By Terrorists: With Crime Down, Why Is Police Aggression Up?
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The Poisons of Extreme Wealth and Inequality
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How the NSA Plans to Infect 'Millions' of Computers with Malware
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The World's Coming Trillionaires
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Meet the Company That Can Track Everywhere You've Been and Tell Police About It
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The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations"
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LAPD Goes to Israel, Falls in Love With Drones and Mass Surveillance
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It Doesn't Have To Be This Way
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The 20 Richest Americans: Takers, Not Makers
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Davos' Elite Message Deserves 'Fierce Resistance' Not Applause
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Popular Manifesto: Solutions For Restoring The United States
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The NSA is Building the Foundation for a Global Police State
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2014 Will Bring More Social Collapse
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NSA intercepts computer deliveries to plant spyware
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Pension Theft: Class War Goes to the Next Stage
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Decline of the American Empire? Global Configurations of Power, The Swindle Economy and the Criminal State
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A Corporate Coup in Disguise
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End the 1 Percent's Free Ride: Taxing Land Would Solve America's Biggest Problems
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The Dark Heart Of Centralized Power
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The Internet Is Now Weaponized, And You Are The Target
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America's Culture of Ignorance Politics
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Global Wealth and Inequality: Towards a World of Super Rich "Trillionaires" Amidst Mounting Poverty
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Martial Law and the Economy: Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?
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Why Worry About Total Surveillance When You're Just An Ordinary Joe?
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Monsanto's GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals
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Midway: A Short Film
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Count Yourself Among The Poor!
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How Giant Tech Firms Help the Government to Spy on Americans
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Where the Hell Is The Outrage?
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Genetically-modified Rice Trials in U.S. Contaminate World's Rice Supply
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There's a New Fascism on the Rise, and the NSA Leaks Show Us What It Looks Like
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Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th!
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The $385 Billion Military-Industrial Boondoggle You've Never Heard Of
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Transcend Conditioned Consciousness None But Ourselves Can Free Our Minds
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How Can Wal-Mart REALLY Help Improve Our Schools?
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The End of the Beginning of the End
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Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal
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The New Crime of Eating While Homeless
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Military Quietly Grants Itself the Power to Police the Streets Without Local or State Consent
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Round the Clock Surveillance: Is This the Price of Living in a "Free, Safe" Society?
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'Police State' Registry System Being Set Up to Track Your Vaccination Status
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Fearlessness Grows From the Grass Roots: US Protest Movement against the Banksters
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The United States Is Fighting How Many Wars?
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How Class Works
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Resource Shock: How Resource Scarcity and Climate Change Could Produce a Global Explosion
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Economic and Social Abnormality Reigns, American's Loving Their Servitude
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America's New Math: 1 Wall Street Hour = 21 Years of Hard Work For the Rest of Us
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The Corporate Betrayal of America -- Ripping off the Public, Running off with the Profits to Avoid Taxes
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"American Dream": Food loaded into Dumpsters while Hundreds of Hungry Americans Restrained by Police
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No Sanctuary in the Ivory Tower
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Why The Banking Elite Want Riots in America
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Watch Out -- The Drones Are Coming Home To Roost
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How to Spot -- and Defeat -- Disruption on the Internet
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"I want my fair share--and that's ALL OF IT": The Kochs & the XL Pipeline
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The Extremist Cult of Capitalism
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The Institutionalization of Tyranny
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The Digital Disruption: Technology and Economics for the 99%
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Genetic Engineering and the GMO Industry: Corporate Hijacking of Food and Agriculture
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The Cashless Society is Almost Here – And With Some Very Sinister Implications
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The US Is Now a Police State
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Stand Still for the Apocolypse
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Wall Street Uses the Third Way to Lead Its Assault on Social Security
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Wall Street's War Against the Cities
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Occupy My Foreclosure
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WikiLeaks: US Ambassador Planned "Retaliation" Against France Over Ban on Monsanto Corn
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Revolt of the Rich: Have Our Financial Elites Already Seceded from America?
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Craving for More and More Wealth. Refusing Capitalism
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Five Looming Curses of Privatization
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Civil Disobedience Actions Blockade Entrance to Site of TPP Negotiations in VA
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Re-Defining the First Amendment....with COPS!
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Bill Gross: "Normal" Economic Growth Impossible Now
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How Your Movements Are Being Tracked, Probably Without Your Knowledge
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The RNC Arrives in Tampa and With It, Martial Law
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WIKILEAKS: Surveillance Cameras Around The Country Are Being Used In A Huge Spy Network
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America's Descent Into Darkness
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The Impending Collapse of American Medicine
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Goldman Sachs's New York Prison Deal Saves All the Risk for the Taxpayer
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The CEO Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicare
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Betrayal of the American Dream
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The Careerists
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CIA Outsources Assasination Squad to Blackwater
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America's Drones Are Homeward Bound
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Here is Why Our Elites are Not Fixing the Economy
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America's Downward Social and Economic Spiral
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The Prison Labor Complex
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Cracks in the Pillars of Power
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The "Cashless Society" and Total Monetary Surveillance
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Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs
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Don't Tell Us It's Not a Class War
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Our Depraved Future of Debt Slavery
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Drones Come to the US
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Central Banks Financial Terrorism
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Local police stockpile high-tech, combat-ready gear
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E-Voting System "Remotely Accessed" on "Multiple Occasions" by Unknown Computer
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More on Police Departments' Collusion in Defense of 1%: Who's the Organization Coordinating Those Crackdown Calls?
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With People in the Streets, 1 Percent Congress Continues to Push Austerity
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U.S. Millennial Generation Battles Against Wall Street Modeled on Egypt and Tunisia Protests
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Communicating via People Pedal Power
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Wall Street Firms Spy on Protesters in Tax-Funded Center
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Under pressure to make arrests, police and troopers push back
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The Natural Course of the US Empire
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German officials admit using spyware on citizens, as Big Brother scandal grows
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The US Empire: A Tragic Comedy in Three Acts
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Why the Elites Are in Trouble
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The Big Banks Lose Control of the Optics
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The Best Among Us
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National Security Lab Hacks Diebold Touch-Screen Voting Machine
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Capital gains tax rates benefiting wealthy feed growing gap between rich and poor
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Food stamp use rises to record 45.8 million
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Debt Ceiling Crisis Objective is to Scrap Social Security and Medicare
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The Debt Ceiling, Imposing a Radical Pro-Rich Agenda
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21st-Century Slaves: How Corporations Exploit Prison Labor
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Austerity and Deficit Hawks Say, "Let Them Eat Cake,"
The People Will Say, "Off With Their Heads"
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What Happened to the $2.6 Trillion Social Security Trust Fund?
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Is the Debt Crisis Just Another Trumped Up Scam to Steal Social Security?
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Tax Rates of the Super-Rich: Not as High as Those Making Much Less
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Executive Pay Up 23 Percent Over Last Year
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One Small Town in America Quietly Enjoys the Health Care Most Americans Only Dream of
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Get Ready to be Financially Conscripted into Financial Repression
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State of New Jersey throws pensioners under the bus
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Will The Banksters And The Corporatocracy Eventually Own It All?
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Congress gets richer in bad economy
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Third World America 2011, We've Arrived
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The Earth Is Full
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The $2.5 Trillion Tragedy
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Our Fantasy Nation?
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Hospital Accounting: It's Complicated
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US army of fakes tracks Facebook users
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Europe Replacing Economic Democracy with Financial Oligarchy
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Welcome to the Soviet States of America 2011
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The Corporate States of America
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United States on the Road to Ruin, Your Trigger Points
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Why you should move your money
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10 Steps to Defeat the Corporatocracy
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Tax Rates of the Super-Rich: Not as High as Those Making Much Les
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How the McEconomy Bombed the American Worker
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The Xtremes: Subversive Recipes for Catastrophic Times
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Only Little People Pay Taxes
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The Real Housewives of Wall Street
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U.S. Downward Debt Spiral Into the Abyss
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This Is What Resistance Looks Like
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Class Warfare Scoreboard : Guess Who's Winning?
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American Workers Got What They Deserved
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The Collapse of Globalization
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HOURLY RATES - A Modest Essay about Extraordinary Paychecks
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U.S. Super-Rich the Greatest Living Parasites Flourish as Inequalities Deepen
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The Gathering Political and Economic Storm
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Stealing from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts
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America is NOT broke!
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Amnesty for the Banksters, Debtor's Prison for the Serfs
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Genetic Engineering: Scientists warn of link between dangerous new pathogen and Monsanto's Roundup
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Social Security is not an "entitlement" program
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Student loans leave crushing debt burden
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Ruling on Behalf of Wall Street's "Super Rich": The Financial End Time has Arrived
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American Eulogy
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Goldman CEO gets salary boost, $12.6 million shares
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Welcome To 1984: Your Papers, Please
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Ruling on Behalf of Wall Street's "Super Rich"
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American's Live in Mental Ghettos, People Who Lie to Themselves
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The Larry Summers Hall of Shame
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There Will Be Blood
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As things fell apart, nobody paid much attention
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Senators Welcome Lobbyists, Shun Citizens
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Economists: The Unholy Priests of the Banksters
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Democracy Going Dark: The Electronic Police State
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We Need to Break Up the Mega Corporations
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How to Thwart the Assassins of the American Dream
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How BP Gulf disaster may have triggered a 'world-killing' event
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BP Gulf Oil Gusher: Methane, Climate & Dead Zones
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The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America - Part I
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Two Decades of Greed - The Unraveling
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Open Letter to President Obama Re: BP Gulf Oil Spill Solution
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Gulf Oil Spill "Could Go on Years and Years"
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Debt Can Never Be Repaid (By Bankster Design)
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The Wall Street Economic Death Squad
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The Old Enemies
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The Declining Value of Work
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The Vicious Circle of Debt and Economic Depression, It's Class War
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The Financial Oligarchy Reigns: Democracy’s Death Spiral From Greece to the United States
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Western Civilization and the Economic Crisis, The Impoverishment of the Middle Class
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The American Dream is Over, It Was A Wonderful Life
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World’s Billionaires Grew 50 Percent Richer in 2009
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Goldman Sachs CEO says he’s ‘doing God’s work’
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Financial System Designed Almost Exclusively to Benefit the Rich
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Media

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The Attack on "Fake News" Is An Outright Campaign for Censorship of the Truth
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The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Must Be Stopped
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Seven Reasons Why America's Corporate Media Is Pro-War
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NY Times Has a Fatal Wall Street Bias
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Break Out of the Illusion
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5 Stories the Media Ignored While Reporting on the Kim Kardashian Robbery
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Did You Know We Are Having the Largest Prison Strike in History? Probably Not, Because Most of the Media Have Ignored It
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Three Big Lies that Pervade America's 'News' Media
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Why There's a Media Blackout on the Native American Oil Pipeline Blockade
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With Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy: A Deep Dive
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TV Networks Should Open Up the Presidential Debates
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Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media
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Mainstream Media - The Blind Leading the Clueless
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A Conspiracy Theory that became a "Conspiracy Fact"
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Florida's Slimed Waters Should Prompt National Wake Up Call
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Real News That Matters
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Propaganda Bill in Congress Could Give America Its Very Own Ministry Of "Truth"
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Silencing America as it prepares for war
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Mad About Rigged Elections? Mainstream Media Says "You" Are The Problem
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Media Censorship: The News That Didn't Make the News
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Thousands of Enraged Americans Storm Washington. Media Yawns
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The War on Savings: The Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless
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Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak
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Do Americans Live In A False Reality Created By Orchestrated Events?
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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Reveals Real Intentions Behind The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
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Media Disinformation and the US Heroin Epidemic
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Six Huge Stories The Mainstream Media Doesn't Want You To Know About
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15 News Stories from 2015 You Should Have Heard About But Probably Didn't
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4 Examples of Mainstream Media Fabricating News to Push for War
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NY Times Editorial Slams "Disgraceful" CIA Exploitation of Paris Attacks, But Submissive Media Role Is Key
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Exclusive Federal Reserve Videos and the Glass-Steagall Media Conspiracy
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A Useful Prep-Sheet on Syria for Media Propagandists
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The 9/11 Attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC): Unspoken Financial Bonanza
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The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know
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Insouciance Rules The West
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Subverting Illusions: Julian Assange and the Value of WikiLeaks
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Wall Street Front Group Pleads for Government Help in New York Times OpEd
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Major Monsanto Lawsuit Completely Blacked out by Media
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TPP and TTIP "Free Market" "Trade" Deals Approved by US Senate: How America's "News" Media Killed America's Democracy:
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What Are the Biggest Lies and Delusions That Keep People Voting Against Their Own Best Interests?
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Inside the Major Political Fight for Broadband Internet That's Brewing Across America
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How to break the corporate media blockade
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Truth? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Truth
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Franc-ly Speaking: What If It Were All A Set Up?
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"Net Neutrality", Save the Internet Campaign: A Common Carrier Free from Corporate Encroachment
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The Myth of the Free Press
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Snowden Film "Citizen Four" Reveals How He Did It; Second Leaker Involved; Files on 1.2 Million People; Snowden Vindicated
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Suckering the Public on a War of Terror
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Who Killed Michael Hastings?
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Unless Defeated, New FCC Rules Will Put 'Stake in Internet's Heart'
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The U.S. Mainstream Media Black Hole and the Danger of False Narrative
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Yes, There Are Paid Government Trolls On Social Media, Blogs, Forums And Websites
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U.S. Plummets in Global Press Freedom Rankings
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People Powered Media Mobilizes Masses, While Mass Media Remains Silent
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An Open Letter to the Makers of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Wolf Himself
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State "Stink Tanks" Exposed
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Is America Being Deliberately Pushed Toward Civil War?
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NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files
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Media Supression of the Marches Against Monsanto
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Journalistic Malpractice at the Post and the Times
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Spain's Rebellion Moves to Print
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Minister: Iceland refused to help FBI on WikiLeaks
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New press freedom group is launched to block US government attacks
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Why Is the Obama FCC Plotting a Massive Giveaway to Murdoch?
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Using War as Cover to Target Journalists
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Press Freedom Index 2011/2012
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Paychecks, Perception, Propaganda & Power
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Call It Tyranny
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Billionaire Media Moguls vs. Occupy Wall Street
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Journalists Funded By "Vulture Capitalist" Paul Singer Campaign To Smear Wall Street Protests
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Conservative journalist says he infiltrated, escalated D.C. museum protest
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US media blackout of protest is shameful
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What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?
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The Dark Heart of Corporatism
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The Corporate Media Complex: Drawing Back the Veil on the U.S. Propaganda Machine
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Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation
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Prepping Minds for War Against China
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Homeland Security shuts down dozens of Web sites without court order
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Another Warning about the Media
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A War On The Truth
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A Media Failure Compounds the Financial Failure
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Mainstream Zombie Media, Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008-2009
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Community

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Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Rounds Up Wild Buffaloes, Keeps Them Without Food Or Water
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Eating Well is a Revolutionary Act
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Oregon Locals Take On Corporate Power With 'Tax Corporations' Measure 97
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Cornell Faculty Refuse to Defend GMO Crops
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We Are Not Alone: Listening to the 8.7 Million Other Animals Who Live on Earth
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10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy
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Deglobalization Already Underway — 4 Technologies That Will Speed It Up
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How to Break the Power of Money
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Empowering Wisdom to Free You From Debt Slavery
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Quaker Oats sued over glyphosate found in its 'all natural' oats
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The Science that Links Depression to Your Spiritual Awakening
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Doctors' 'Drug of Last Resort' Is Falling Prey to Antibiotic Resistance
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Wake Up and Smell the Poison
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The Beauty—and Power—of Small Business
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All Eyes Are On the Control Matrix
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Privatizing the Clearing of Homeless Encampments
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Recognizing TRUTH...In 5 Steps
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A New Pact With The Planet
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Food Sovereignty and the Commons
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A Model for Self-Governance
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The Crisis in Education Is That the Super Wealthy Corporate Education System Wants to Destroy Public Schools
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One man in Tennessee isn't waiting for his corrupted officials—he built his own broadband network
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Flint's decline, Grand Rapids' success predicted in 70-year-old study
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Buying Local Is the Key to Strong Regional Economies
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What Wall Street Cost Denver's Schools
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Fresh Water Supply - The Greatest Climate Change Issue
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Building a Local Peace Economy: We Have the Power
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What Is the Common Good?
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How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system
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A Public Bank in Philadelphia
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Time is Money: Building Local Solidarity Through Time Banking
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This is how toxic Flint's water really is
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Aaron Swartz Died 3 Years Ago Today – In Remembrance of This Special Soul
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Beyond Corporations-A Process Oriented Approach to Feeding, Educating and Providing for Ourselves and Our Neighbors
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Recently Bought a Windows Computer? Microsoft Probably Has Your Encyption Key
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When the Workers Become the Owners: Taking the Co-op Movement to the Next Level
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High Fructose Corn Syrup Now Hidden Under a New Name
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What Really Matters?
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Rising debt service costs: Public banks for tax relief
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Time to Stop Worshipping Economic Growth
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New Economy 2.0
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What Makes Finland's Teachers So Much Better Than Everyone Else's?
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What If We Owned the Internet Together? It's Time to Bring the Co-op Revolution to the Web
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Fracking Goes on Trial for Human Rights Violations
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The Post-Wall Street Era Will be Local
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10 Things Business Schools Must Teach About Sustainable Development
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TPP signed: the 'biggest global threat to the internet' agreed, as campaigners warn that secret pact could bring huge new restrictions to the Internet
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The Elephant in the Room: Capitalism and Sustainable Development
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Feeding a New Economy: Local Food Systems in the South
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War is the Health of the State
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Self-Governing Association in El Salvador Offers Local Solutions to Global Problems
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The High Cost of Private Prisons
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Escape from New Orleans: As waters rose, a white suburb across the Mississippi closed a key bridge to fleeing residents
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What We Know About the NSA and AT&T's Spying Pact
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Acoustic Cannon Sales to Police Surge After Black Lives Matter Protests
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Schools as Punishing Factories: The Handcuffing of Public Education
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A Day of Tears: Report from the "sHell No!" Action in Portland
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Creating New Systems to Replace Dysfunctional Systems
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Banksters vs Humanity: Round 14
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Economic Democracy vs Bankster Plutocracy
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America's Slave Empire
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A City Where Everyone Works, There Is No Police, And The Salary Is 1200 Euros
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10 Quotes From a Oglala Lakota Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society
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Baltimore as a Microcosm of America
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Food Power and Human Connection - Edesia Rising
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How To Sell Off a City
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Release the Ego—Transform the World
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The Only Road Out Of Davos
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Deep Questions Arise Over Portland's Corporate Water Takeover
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Our Daily Poison: How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain
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Skyrocketing Water Bills in the US: Is Water The New Enron Scam? – Fake Crises, Fake Bills, And Fake Solutions
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Want to feed the homeless? Be prepared to pay the government for the privilege
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A City for Sale: Detroit Auctions City Assets for Pennies on the Dollar
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The Public Bank Option: Building an Ark
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Walton Family Undermining Rooftop Solar, ILSR Report Finds
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With The People's Climate March Behind Us, What Do We Do Now?
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Toll roads: 'Surveillance state' purveyors and enforcers
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A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson
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Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists
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Outrage! FCC Official Says a million people commenting will not make much difference
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Stopping Foreclosure - New Lamps For Old
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The Town That Turned Poverty Into a Prison Sentence
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Standing Up to Disaster Capitalism in Detroit
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Against Austerity in Detroit: "Water Is a Human Right"
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SWAT Teams Claim 'Corporate' Exemption From Public Scrutiny
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Corporate Bee Killers Sponsor National Pollinator Week
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"Buying Up America": The Individual Wealth of US Billionaires
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6 Things That Should Never Be Privatized
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The Essential Role of Volatility, Stress and Dissent
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Food, Energy, Finance: A Solutions Movement Takes Root In Northern California
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Leaked Documents Show How Blackstone Fleeces Taxpayers via Public Pension Funds
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The State of the Deep State - The Monster in America's Closet
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Take These Steps Today To Survive An International Crisis
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55 Things About America You May Not Know
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The Mess on Our 'Information Superhighway'
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Wave of US Municipal Bankruptcies Caused by Wall Street Predatory Interest Rates, not Pensions
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Restoring the Sacred Land: An Inquiry Into the Origins and Implications of Land-Ownership
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Hundreds Of U.S. Cities Are Turning Into Rotting, Decaying Hellholes
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The Death of Irony, Or, University Of Penn's Secret Meetings On Secret Laws
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(Un)Paving Our Way To The Future
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Letter to an Unknown Whistleblower
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GOP Appointed Officials Black Out Detroit During Heatwave To "Send Them A Strong Message"
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Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security
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Building the Commons as an Antidote to the Predatory Market Economy
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We're Hooked on 'Growth,' But It Doesn't Have to Be This Way
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Safety Group Blows Lid on "Secrect Virus" Hidden in GMO Crops
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Buried Truth: Uncovering The Keystone XL Pipeline, The Plot Thickens
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Limits to Economic Growth, Humanity Is Still on the Way to Destroying Itself
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Walmart: 50 Years of Gutting America's Middle Class
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A Better Way To Finance Public Projects
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Why Is the Government Collecting Your Biometric Data?
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Wall Street's Mutant Gene Marches On
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First Super Weeds, Now Super Insects - Thanks to Monsanto
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How Corporations and Local Governments Rob the Poor Blind
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NATO Heads for Chicago
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What the U.S. can't learn from Finland about ed reform
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Arizona's Private Prisons: A Bad Bargain
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Financiers and Sex Trafficking
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Cut Wall Street Out! How States Can Finance Their Own Economic Recovery
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Breaking Up with the Sierra Club
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Dow and Monsanto Join Forces to Poison America's Heartland
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How "Occupy Our Homes" Can Win
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How Counties Can Use Land Banks and Eminent Domain
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Occupy Oakland and the Militarization of America's Police
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Quake risk to reactors greater than thought
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Financial Meltdown: The Case Against the Ratings Agencies
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Why one good teacher decided to quit
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The Politics of Education: The Assault on Teachers
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The Strange and Dangerous Militarization of the US Police Force
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We Need Policy Not Plates
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Our current path is not sustainable

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cheering for your team This is a huge part of our problem as a nation. Rather than having well defined principles and defending them, we tend to pick personalities we like and then cheer them on as uncritically as our favorite sports teams.

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NYPD protecting thos stealing their pensions from their accusersWhat if the authorities had enforced bank regulations as vigorously as they enforced park rules and curfews?

We wouldn't be in this economic mess in the first place
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The Attack on "Fake News" Is An Outright Campaign for Censorship of the Truth
By Jeff Berwick
Posted December 11, 2016

censorhip of truthThe buzzword "fake news" has popped into the popular lexicon in recent weeks. We've been using that term for years, though, when referring to the mainstream media. While poll numbers show that about 9 out of 10 people don't trust the information they get from the mainstream media, they likely still have no idea just how fake it all is.

It is literally top down propaganda and bears little to no resemblance of reality. And, if there is any truth to it, it is so highly skewed to the local agenda that it really should be labelled as fiction. The US and European governments have taken a play out of Orwell's book and decided to label the real information as "fake"… and as governments often do, they're going to use violence (government law) to try to force it out of existence. More...

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War On The Homeless: Cities All Over America Are Passing Laws Making It Illegal To Feed And Shelter Those In Need
By Michael Snyder
Posted December 10, 2016

cities criminalizing feeding of homelessIf you want to be a "Good Samaritan" to the homeless in your community, you might want to check and see if it is legal first. All over the country, cities are passing laws that make it illegal to feed and shelter the homeless. For example, in this article you will read about a church in Maryland that was just fined $12,000 for simply allowing homeless people to sleep outside the church at night. This backlash against homeless people comes at a time when homelessness in America is absolutely exploding.

For nearly two thousand years, churches have been at the forefront of helping the poor and disadvantaged, but now many communities are trying to stop this from happening. Earlier today, I was absolutely stunned when I came across an article that talked about how a church in Dundalk, Maryland has been fined $12,000 for allowing the homeless to sleep outside the church at night. More...

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Rise Of The Machines: Millions Of American Jobs Will Be Wiped Out In The Next Five Years
by Mac Slavo
Posted December 9, 2016

paradigm shift comingThere is a paradigm shift coming and it is about to rewrite everything we know about economics, human labor, and government dependence. We're talking tens of millions of jobs. And they'll be gone within half a decade's time.

The immediate response to such revelations is that there will be widespread societal upheaval. How will displaced human workers feed their families or keep roofs over their heads?

The answer, according to Silicon Valley, which is driving the new paradigm full force, is quite simple and has been detailed in the highly rated documentary Obsolete from Aaron and Melissa Dykes (available free for Amazon Prime subscribers). It's called "universal basic income," or UBI, and essentially means that every member of society will be given a paycheck to meet their most basic needs. More...

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The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Must Be Stopped
by Susan Crawford
Posted December 8, 2016

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at a 2014 hearingThis deal invites unfair competition and locks in our horrible access problems. First, it's not aimed at strengthening AT&T's ability to compete in its current business — because the company faces no real competition. It's quite happy in its current situation. Second, by entering into the business of originating as well as distributing content, AT&T's incentive to favor that content over internet sources is hugely increased. The deal doesn't make sense unless AT&T messes with video coming across its wires and wireless connections that might compete with the pay TV offerings (HBO and other TWX channels) and other high-capacity services that AT&T wants to sell.

As we've learned in the years following approval of the Comcast/NBCUniversal deal, no words aimed at limiting a huge carrier's ability to mess with packets are effective or enforceable when that carrier has a built-in conflict of interest to favor its own content. More...

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The Mafia State
By Chris Hedges
Posted December 7, 2016

mafia stateSystems of governance that are seized by a tiny cabal become mafia states. The early years -- Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in the United States -- are marked by promises that the pillage will benefit everyone. The later years -- George W. Bush and Barack Obama -- are marked by declarations that things are getting better even though they are getting worse. The final years -- Donald Trump -- see the lunatic trolls, hedge fund parasites, con artists, conspiracy theorists and criminals drop all pretense and carry out an orgy of looting and corruption.

The rich never have enough. The more they get, the more they want. It is a disease. CEOs demand and receive pay that is 200 times what their workers earn. And even when corporate executives commit massive fraud, such as the billing of hundreds of thousands of Wells Fargo customers for accounts they never opened, they elude punishment and personally profit. Disgraced CEO John Stumpf left Wells Fargo with a pay package that averages nearly $15 million a year. Richard Fuld received nearly half a billion dollars from 1993 to 2007, a time in which he was bankrupting Lehman Brothers. More...

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Seven Reasons Why America's Corporate Media Is Pro-War
By Washington's Blog
Posted December 6, 2016

media brainwashingAmerican media is always pro-war: Can you name a single paper, or a single TV network, that was unequivocally opposed to the American wars carried out against Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Panama, Grenada, and Vietnam while they were happening, or shortly thereafter? Or even opposed to any two of these seven wars? How about one?

In 1968, six years into the Vietnam War, the Boston Globe (Feb. 18, 1968) surveyed the editorial positions of 39 leading U.S. papers concerning the war and found that "none advocated a pull-out." Has the phrase "invasion of Vietnam" ever appeared in the U.S. mainstream media?

In 2003, leading cable station MSNBC took the much-admired Phil Donahue off the air because of his opposition to the calls for war in Iraq. Why? There are seven reasons that the mainstream media and many of the largest "alternative" media websites are all pro-war. More...

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Shadowy Global Security Firm G4S Guarding Dakota Pipeline As Protesters Attacked By Dogs
By teleSUR
Posted December 5, 2016

G4S implicated in tortureThe security company has been under fire for providing services to Israeli prisons and settlements, expanding across the Middle East including Afghanistan and Iraq and operating juvenile detention centers and handling deportations from the U.S. G4S is one among several private security companies protecting the pipeline construction, a spokesperson told teleSUR.

G4S, a U.K.-based security multinational, admitted to having personnel deployed at "remote sites" where Native Americans are defending their lands from the planned US$3.8-million Dakota Access pipeline that they say would pollute the drinking water of millions. The actions have brought together over 200 tribes in solidarity and faced a heavy offensive by private security companies and state officers deployed under a state of emergency. More...

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'National Bird' Confronts Perils of Becoming a Drone Whistleblower
by Kevin Gosztola
Posted December 4, 2016

drone damagePresident Barack Obama's administration institutionalized a drone program that involves a targeted assassination policy for individuals put on kill lists. It not only devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in countries, like Afghanistan, but it traumatizes the military officers, who are part of the system which makes strikes possible. But for them, there is little to no support for the depression, suicidal ideations, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) they develop as a result of the horrible things they are asked to do.

As the documentary, "National Bird," shows, the officers struggle with the morality of their actions, but they face a presidential administration, which has criminalized more whistleblowers than all other previous presidential administrations combined. Officers who speak out about the drone program face the prospect of harsh prosecution under the Espionage Act, as if talking about what they saw as officers is treasonous. More...

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How Economists Duped Us into Attacking Capitalism Instead of Parasitic Rent-Seeking
By Dustin Mineau
Posted December 3, 2016

economic parasitesHave you ever heard of the term "economic rent"? No? That's probably because of the greatest political coup in the history of our republic. In politics, true power comes – not from your argument – but from the ability to steer the conversation to what you want to talk about and away from what you don't want to talk about. The true elites in our society have continued "winning" the political debate by removing a very important concept from the political conversation.

However, for anyone who actually read Adam Smith, you would note that the "invisible hand" was not his only observation of the inner workings of capitalism. Adam Smith recognized that many in the economy were making gobs of money, but weren't contributing anything. He was referring to what was eventually called "economic rent". More...

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To Really 'Make America Great Again,' End the Fed!
By Ron Paul
Posted December 1, 2016

Ron PaulFormer Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve's easy money/low interest rate policies as a source of the public anger that propelled Donald Trump into the White House. Mr. Fisher is certainly correct that the Fed's policies have "skewered" the middle class. However, the problem is not specific Fed policies, but the very system of fiat currency managed by a secretive central bank.

Federal Reserve-generated increases in money supply cause economic inequality. This is because, when the Fed acts to increase the money supply, well-to-do investors and other crony capitalists are the first recipients of the new money. These economic elites enjoy an increase in purchasing power before the Fed's inflationary policies lead to mass price increases. This gives them a boost in their standard of living. More...

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The Tyranny at Standing Rock: The Government's Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Is Working
By John W. Whitehead
Posted November 30, 2016

protecting and serving the 1%What we're witnessing at Standing Rock, where activists have gathered to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline construction on Native American land, is just the latest incarnation of the government's battle plan for stamping out any sparks of resistance and keeping the populace under control: battlefield tactics, military weaponry and a complete suspension of the Constitution.

Militarized police. Riot and camouflage gear. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Drones. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Concussion grenades. Arrests of journalists. Intimidation tactics. Brute force. This is what martial law looks like, when a government disregards constitutional freedoms and imposes its will through military force. More...

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A Living Wealth Money System
by David Korten
Posted November 29, 2016

living wealth systemMoney, a relatively recent invention, is one of the most useful and beneficial of human technologies. And though it impacts on every aspect of modern life, it is so familiar and its existence so much taken for granted, we rarely step back to reflect on its real nature and significance. See Money Is…

As with any powerful technology, it can also be used that are harmful. The illusions and distortions of our current human relationship to money actively threatens our very survival as a species. More...

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Half Of The Population Of The World Is Dirt Poor – And The Global Elite Want To Keep It That Way
By Michael Snyder
Posted November 28, 2016

elites want it allCould you survive on just $2.50 a day? According to Compassion International, approximately half of the population of the entire planet currently lives on $2.50 a day or less. Meanwhile, those hoarding wealth at the very top of the global pyramid are rapidly becoming a lot wealthier.

Don't get me wrong – I am a very big believer in working hard and contributing something of value to society, and those that work the hardest and contribute the most should be able to reap the rewards. In this article I am in no way, shape or form criticizing true capitalism, because if true capitalism were actually being practiced all over the planet we would have far, far less poverty today. Instead, our planet is dominated by a heavily socialized debt-based central banking system that systematically transfers wealth from hard working ordinary citizens to the global elite. Those at the very top of the pyramid know that they are impoverishing everyone else, and they very much intend to keep it that way. More...

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What Does It Take to Survive Where You Live?
By Richard Eskow
Posted November 23, 2016

living wageHow much does it take to get by where you live? A new report concludes that current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour doesn't come close, anywhere in the United States. It takes more than $15 per hour to earn a living wage in most states. When you throw in the rising cost of student debt, low-income Americans are even further underwater.

The report, "Waiting for the Payoff: How Low Wages and Student Debt Keep Prosperity Out of Reach (pdf)," was issued this week by the People's Action Institute. What does it take to get by where you live? A dollars-and-cents answer can be found in this chart, which lays out the living wage in every state. More...

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From Higher Education to Water Treatment, Financialization Is Harming Our Economy
By Carrie Sloan
Posted November 22, 2016

cheering for your teamOne of the standout features of our increasingly financialized economy is a systemic disinvestment in public goods such as infrastructure and education. As the finance sector hoards the wealth our economy produces, wages stagnate, corporations and the wealthy avoid contributing their rightful share in taxes, and money and power coalesces at the top, revenues at all levels of government have declined.

Correspondingly, we have witnessed a turn to austerity measures including big cuts to the budgets of the entities that provide vital public goods, from water to public education. This is no accident -- it's a feature of a rigged economic system in which austerity is the price most of us pay for the wealthiest to get even wealthier. More...

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Shot in the Back at Standing Rock
by Josh Fox
Posted November 21, 2016

cheering for your teamElders kept in cages. Demonstrators shot with rubber bullets. What's happening at Standing Rock isn't just a protest, it's a character test—one America is failing. At its base, this is a struggle between the people and a government corrupted by corporate power.

The moral soul of this continent is at Standing Rock, and at the moment that soul is being beaten, maced, pepper-sprayed, tear-gassed, and locked up by a militarized police force acting on behalf of foreign oil companies. As North Dakota police lock up and abuse peaceful "water protectors," members of a growing resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline slated to transport oil under the Missouri River, it becomes clear that the fight over the tribal land of Standing Rock is not only the primary battleground for indigenous sovereignty; it is the center of the fight for clean water, to fight climate change, and to ban hydraulic fracturing. More...

Looks like all those wars abroad have now come home to roost and the government is now turning on its own people to "protect and serve" corporate interests.

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Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Rounds Up Wild Buffaloes, Keeps Them Without Food Or Water
By Whitney Webb
Posted November 20, 2016

bufallo being starved for pipelineState police have been using rubber bullets, attack dogs, and tear gas on the protestors while North Dakota's state attorneys have been working to intimidate journalists for covering and filming the protests. In one notable example, a filmmaker now faces up to 45 years in prison for only filming the protestors.

Now, it appears that the native wildlife are also targets. Yesterday, Indigenous Rising Media released a video showing a large group of wild buffaloes being herded into an enclosure surrounded by 8 foot deep trenches and razor wire. Current reports from the area claim that the buffaloes are being held without food or water for days. It has also been reported that the construction company building the pipeline has threatened to kill the buffaloes as they could "interfere" with the pipeline's completion.

With the pipeline nearing completion and Energy Transfer Partners getting more and more desperate, it appears they will do anything no matter how immoral or abhorrent it may be. More...

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Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan: Lincoln Had a Bolder Solution
By Ellen Brown
Posted November 19, 2016

Lincoln created greenbacksDonald Trump was an outsider who boldly stormed the citadel of Washington DC and won. He has promised real change, but his infrastructure plan appears to be just more of the same -- privatizing public assets and delivering unearned profits to investors at the expense of the people. He needs to try something new; and for this he could look to Abraham Lincoln, whose bold solution was very similar to one now being considered in Europe: just print the money.

Raise taxes, add to the federal debt, privatize -- there is nothing new here. The president-elect needs another alternative; and there is one, something he is evidently open to. In May 2016, when challenged over the risk of default from the mounting federal debt, he said, "You never have to default, because you print the money." The Federal Reserve has already created trillions of dollars for the 1% by just printing the money. The new president could create another trillion for the majority of the 99% who elected him. More...

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Human Derivatives and Gold - The Oligarchs' Plan to Monetize Humanity
By Stewart Dougherty
Posted November 18, 2016

wealth extraction by the uber richDerivatives are layered on top of what are known as "underlying" assets, such as stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, government debt, and securitized debt and mortgages. We believe that the oligarchs are creating a new class of financial derivatives that could produce the largest transfer of wealth in history, from the people to them.

We call them "Human Derivatives," or "HDs." The "underlying" asset in HDs is humanity itself; specifically, the personal wealth and future wealth-creation potential of human beings, in addition to rich, deeply personal, tradeable and exploitable information about them. With HDs, the Oligarchy intends to monetize humanity. By positioning themselves as the "House," and giving themselves proprietary fee-setting, settlement, arbitrage and inside trading powers over HDs and bank deposits, the oligarchs intend to create a monopolized toll booth through which most monetary assets must pass. This will enable them to siphon off trillions of dollars of existing and future financial wealth from "underlying" human beings. The oligarchs plan to turn humanity into a financial asset over which they have control. More...

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Trump will have vast powers. He can thank Democrats for them.
by Glenn Greenwald
Posted November 17, 2016

Glenn GreenwaldLiberals vehemently denounced these abuses during the Bush presidency. From 2001 through 2008, Democrats called them the embodiment of tyranny, an existential threat to democracy, a menacing expression of right-wing radicalism. "America's Constitution is in grave danger," In one 2007 poll, 57 percent of Democrats said they wanted the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to be closed.

But after Obama took office, many liberals often tolerated — and even praised — his aggressive assertions of executive authority. It is hard to overstate how complete the Democrats' about-face on these questions was once their own leader controlled the levers of power. According to a 2012 Washington Post-ABC News poll, 53 percent of self-identified liberal Democrats and 67 percent of moderate or conservative ones now supported keeping Guantanamo Bay open. After just three years of the Obama presidency, liberals sanctioned a system that allowed the president to imprison people without any trial or an ounce of due process. More...

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Through the Gates of Hell: Empire of Chaos
by Tom Engelhardt
Posted November 15, 2016

we will bring you democracyThe one thing you could say about empires is that, at or near their height, they have always represented a principle of order as well as domination. So here's the confounding thing about the American version of empire in the years when this country was often referred to as "the sole superpower," when it was putting more money into its military than the next 10 nations combined: it's been an empire of chaos.

Back in September 2002, Amr Moussa, then head of the Arab League, offered a warning I've never forgotten. The Bush administration's intention to invade Iraq and topple its ruler, Saddam Hussein, was already obvious. Were they to take such a step, Moussa insisted, it would "open the gates of hell." His prediction turned out to be anything but hyperbole -- and those gates have never again closed. More...

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The TPP is Dead: The People Defeat Transnational Corporate Power
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Posted November 14, 2016

TPP is a betrayalThe Obama administration faced reality on Friday when they recognized the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be ratified by this Congress. The TPP is dead. How did people power win?

We have worked to stop the TPP and other Obama trade agreements for more than five years. We were part of the 'movement of movements', the largest coalition ever opposing a corporate trade agreement, which stopped it. It included all sorts of activists who work on human rights, worker rights, the environment, climate change, Internet freedom, health care, food safety and more. People told us stopping the TPP was impossible. Even after the election of Trump, people still told us we could not win, the corporations wanted this and they would get it. But, after years of work, the impossible became the inevitable and the TPP is dead. More...

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Modi Heats Up Indian War Against Cash
By Jeff Berwick
Posted November 13, 2016

war on cashThe battle for a cash-only world is getting hotter. The latest battlefront? India.

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi – beloved of Western elites for a variety of reasons – has just announced that all 500 Indian rupee Notes ($7.50) and 1,000 Indian rupee ($15) notes will no longer be considered legal tender. The 500 and 1,000 rupee, by the way, are the two largest denominations in India. Equivalent to the US banning the $100 and $50. More...

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From Zuccotti to Rikers: Political Prisoner Cecily McMillan Pulls No Punches
By Mark Hand
Posted November 12, 2016

the king can be defeatedOn the six-month anniversary of OWS, McMillan wasn't planning to attend the protest gathering in Zuccotti Park. She entered the park simply to retrieve her friend Jake so they could go to nearby Irish bars to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Instead, she was caught in a police vortex after the NYPD unilaterally declared the park closed. "I'm snatched from behind, pulled up by the breast, and flung backward then face forward into the ground," she recalls.

Government prosecutors accused McMillan of intentionally elbowing a police officer. McMillan claimed she was defending herself against someone who had grabbed her breast. A video of the incident shows someone, purportedly McMillan, using her right elbow to strike someone, purportedly New York City police officer named Grantley Bovell. More...

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US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 "Victim Nations" Since World War II
By James A. Lucas
Posted November 10, 2016

why did US kill my familyWe must continue our efforts to develop understanding and compassion in the world. Hopefully, this article will assist in doing that by addressing the question "How many September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?" This theme is developed in this report which contains an estimated numbers of such deaths in 37 nations as well as brief explanations of why the U.S. is considered culpable.

The causes of wars are complex. In some instances nations other than the U.S. may have been responsible for more deaths, but if the involvement of our nation appeared to have been a necessary cause of a war or conflict it was considered responsible for the deaths in it. In other words they probably would not have taken place if the U.S. had not used the heavy hand of its power. The military and economic power of the United States was crucial. More...

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Here's How Wall Street Is Ripping You Off, and What You Can Do About It
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Posted November 9, 2016

see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evilMembers of Congress were absolutely shocked – shocked! – that the employees of the commercial bank of Wells Fargo had created several million accounts and credit cards that their customers had never asked for simply to meet sales quotas set by the bank and/or to obtain bonuses.

But what is going on every single day at the brokerage firms owned by all of these banking giants is that the stock broker (variously called a financial consultant, financial adviser or Vice President of Investments) is able to triple the commission he collects on the bonds he sells you at his discretion. It's been that way for 30 years, if not longer. More...

Anyone who thinks thinks that either Trump or Clinton will do anything about this, is living an illusion.

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Not Guilty: The Power of Nullification to Counteract Government Tyranny
By John W. Whitehead
Posted November 8, 2016

jury nullification growingHow do you balance the scales of justice at a time when Americans are being tasered, tear-gassed, pepper-sprayed, hit with batons, shot with rubber bullets and real bullets, blasted with sound cannons, detained in cages and kennels, sicced by police dogs, arrested and jailed for challenging the government's excesses, abuses and power-grabs?

Politics won't fix a system that is broken beyond repair. No matter who sits in the White House, the shadow government will continue to call the shots behind the scenes. Relying on the courts to restore justice seems futile. More...

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The battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline, explained
by Brad Plumer
Posted November 7, 2016

water protectorsFor months, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota has been waging a pitched battle against a proposed oil pipeline that would run near their reservation — arguing that it could endanger both their water supplies and sacred sites.

These protests have become a huge, huge story. The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline encompasses everything from the federal government's historically appalling treatment of Native Americans to broader debates about fracking and climate change. The cause has attracted an array of tribes, activists, and environmentalists around the country, and authorities have been clashing with protestors all summer. More...

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NY Times Has a Fatal Wall Street Bias
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Posted November 6, 2016

William D CohanThe New York Times is the one paper in America that should be viewed with particular skepticism when it comes to Wall Street. It was a cheerleader for years on its editorial page, promoting the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act. The Times apology, coming after the deregulated Wall Street had crashed the U.S. financial system and left millions of innocent Americans without jobs and in foreclosure, was too little too late.

A few years back, when William D. Cohan (left) was writing for Bloomberg News, one could reliably count on him to hold Wall Street's feet to the fire. Now Cohan is writing for the New York Times and it feels like the Times sent him for an in-house lobotomy or at least a crash course in reoriented thinking. More...

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How to Contact the People Who Sent Militarized Police to Standing Rock
by Emily Fuller
Posted November 5, 2016

protecting the interests of a texa billionaire frackerThere have been a lot of questions surrounding the influx of military style troops and equipment to the Standing Rock Sioux tribal area in North Dakota. In August, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple declared a state of emergency in response to the growing Dakota Access pipeline protests, and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier has invoked the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, calling on police resources from six surrounding states.

On Thursday, police executed a particularly violent sweep of a camp that left structures destroyed, more than 140 people arrested, cars impounded and others burning on the side of the road. The highly militarized response—armored vehicles and heavy weaponry—was recorded by many people caught in the assault. More...

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Wall Street Today: Fake Accounts, Fake Money, Fake Courts, Fake Regulators
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Posted November 4, 2016

Wall Street fraudThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that Wells Fargo was paying $185 million in fines and penalties for allowing its employees to open "more than two million deposit and credit card accounts" that were not authorized by its customers. The employees were attempting to "hit sales targets and receive bonuses." In one of the most audacious forms of bank fraud, according to the CFPB, employees actually "transferred funds from consumers' authorized accounts to temporarily fund the new, unauthorized accounts." This resulted in untold numbers of customers being charged for insufficient funds in their legitimate accounts or paying overdraft fees.

If anyone ever doubted Senator Bernie Sanders when he repeatedly said during campaign stops that fraud has become a business model on Wall Street, that debate is over. According to the CFPB, this conduct at Wells Fargo went on for five years. Yesterday, Fortune's Stephen Gandel reported that the woman who headed up this division at Wells Fargo, Carrie Tolstedt, will be "walking away with $124.6 million in stock, options, and restricted Wells Fargo shares." Fraud is not only a business model but a road to riches for the overlords on Wall Street. Just ask John Paulson, Sandy Weill, Robert Rubin, John Reed, and Jamie Dimon. More...

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Break Out of the Illusion
By Rudy Avizius
Posted November 3, 2016

buying into media propagandaIn the old Soviet Union, people had "free" elections and were "free" to choose any Communist candidate that had been selected for the election. Most of the people of the Soviet Union understood well that their elections were shams.

Here in the United States, we also have "free" elections and the corporate media narrative is that you need to vote for one of the two candidates that have been selected for you, because if you go outside of that "choice", the other terrible candidate that you do not want will win the election. You may not particularly like the candidate you plan to vote for, but that candidate is certainly the "lesser evil". The corporate media has successfully spun that illusion so now many people do not even realize that there are choices outside of the Democrat/Republican duopoly that is strangling our election process.

So exactly how has the media created this illusion? Here are 2 examples: More...

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Police Viciously Attacked Peaceful Protestors at the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Jihan Hafiz
Posted November 2, 2016

protecting the interests of big moneyJust before dawn, hundreds of people, including many families, gathered and prepared to march toward the Dakota Access pipeline construction site near Standing Rock, North Dakota. Native American organizers lit sage and prayed for protection from police brutality before setting off on the 8-mile trek. Many in the crowd were emotional as they stood over what was once their ancestral burial grounds. Just last month, construction workers and contractors destroyed the site in preparation for installing the pipeline.

The march was undertaken in solidarity with several protesters who had chained themselves to bulldozers and pipeline machinery at the construction site. But the marchers never made it to their destination. Instead, they were attacked by police forces who used pepper spray and beat protesters with batons. Dozens of officers, backed by military trucks, police vans, machine guns, and nonlethal weapons, violently approached the group without warning. More...

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Police From 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp
Sacred Stone Camp
Posted October 31, 2016

Protecting the interests of big moneyOver 300 police officers in riot gear, 8 ATVs, 5 armored vehicles, 2 helicopters, and numerous military-grade humvees showed up north of the newly formed frontline camp just east of Highway 1806. The 1851 Treaty Camp was set up this past Sunday directly in the path of the pipeline, on land recently purchased by DAPL. Today this camp, a reclamation of unceded Dakota territory affirmed as part of the Standing Rock Reservation in the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1851, was violently cleared. Both blockades established this past weekend to enable that occupation were also cleared.

In addition to pepper spray and concussion grenades, shotguns were fired into the crowd with less lethal ammunition and a sound cannon was used (see images below). At least one person was tased and the barbed hook lodged in his face, just outside his eye. Another was hit in the face by a rubber bullet. More...

I wonder what the children and families of these police officers would think if they saw this brutality, all to protect the interests of big money.

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3 Candidates on Maryland US Senate Ballot, Only 2 Were Allowed to Debate

This video provides a perfect example of how "our" democracy is being controlled by the corporate media. Things start to get interesting at around 5:30.

The fact that a candidate can be on the ballot and excluded from the debate shows just how far the corporatocracy has its tentacles into our electoral process. Even the educational institutions of the Univ of Balitmore and the College for Public Affairs were party to this censoring of voices and narrowing of choices. Makes one wonder exactly what sort of values they are teaching to their students and our future leaders.

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The Modern History of 'Rigged' US Elections
By Robert Parry
Posted October 29, 2016

Nixon-KissingerThe United States is so committed to the notion that its electoral process is the world's "gold standard" that there has been a bipartisan determination to maintain the fiction even when evidence is overwhelming that a U.S. presidential election has been manipulated or stolen. The "wise men" of the system simply insist otherwise.

We have seen this behavior when there are serious questions of vote tampering (as in Election 1960) or when a challenger apparently exploits a foreign crisis to create an advantage over the incumbent (as in Elections 1968 and 1980) or when the citizens' judgment is overturned by judges (as in Election 2000). More...

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Banker Deaths and WikiLeaks Deaths Have a Common Thread
By Pam Martens
Posted October 28, 2016

John Jones, another "mysterious" death Julian Assange, founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, is the man responsible for the daily release of emails showing the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign to be an unprecedented machine whose tentacles and snitches reach into Wall Street, big corporations and big media. Earlier this year, WikiLeaks released emails showing that the Democratic National Committee had maliciously conspired to undermine the presidential campaign of Clinton challenger, Senator Bernie Sanders, in order to elevate Hillary Clinton to the top of the ticket.

Now it has emerged that two of the top lawyers representing Assange, John Jones in London and Michael Ratner in New York, died within less than a month of each other this year. And, Assange's closest confidant in London and a Director of WikiLeaks, Gavin Macfadyen, died just yesterday. More...

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Positive Money: Our Proposals
Posted October 27, 2016

If someone told you that a mountain of personal debt could be cleared via 3 simple changes to the way that money and banking works, would you like to know how? Would you like to see a more stable economy, with more jobs, less personal and government debt? Would you like to see money created free of debt and going into the real economy and support businesses, instead of getting trapped in financial and property markets?
This video explains how 3 simple changes to the way that money and banking works would make all this (and much more) possible. More...

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The Path to Total Dictatorship: America's Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup
By John W. Whitehead
Posted October 26, 2016

John WhiteheadUnaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law. Say hello to America's shadow government.

A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry. No matter which candidate wins the presidential election, this shadow government is here to stay. Indeed, as recent documents by the FBI reveal, this shadow government—also referred to as "The 7th Floor Group"—may well have played a part in who will win the White House this year. More...

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Eating Well is a Revolutionary Act
By Chuck Nafziger
Posted October 25, 2016

eating well is is revolutionaryA government is supposed to protect its citizens, but currently government protection and regulation of these industries is a joke. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in bed with Big Agriculture. Whether in the FDA or in congress, laws meant to regulate and insure safety from industry are written by industry and rubber stamped by the "regulators." Congress passes "farm bills" that subsidize the worst of the toxic food industry. If it were not for subsidies on growing corn, we would not have GMO corn and its associated pesticides destroying what were once fertile soils in the Midwest.

We would not have high fructose corn syrup and refined sugar in almost every packaged food. Our meat would not come from sick, grotesquely abused, antibiotic soaked, corn fed animals. The over use of refined sugar in this country is addicting, maiming and killing people through obesity, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes and cancer. More...

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Oregon Locals Take On Corporate Power With 'Tax Corporations' Measure 97
By Dave Johnson
Posted October 23, 2016

taking on corporationsMuch of Congress is captured by corporate money. So literally nothing gets through Congress if it interferes with the corporate/1% -boosting agenda. Many in the federal regulatory agencies are captured by promises of corporate payoffs after leaving government, so these agencies do almost nothing to crack down on corporate abuses of We the People.

With corporate and billionaire money determining the outcome of policy decisions at the national and state levels, people in the cities and states are using ballot initiatives to try locally to take back power. Around the country we've seen successful efforts to pass measures such as minimum wage increases, fracking bans and anti-tobacco initiatives. More...

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Why This Election Is All About Wall Street
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Posted October 22, 2016

Warren calls for Mary Jo White's resignationObama's choice for U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, came from the law firm Covington & Burling which had fronted for Big Tobacco for decades and directly engaged in misleading the public about the devastating health impacts from smoking, according to a Federal court decision.

Then Obama remained silent as the Justice Department failed to indict any Wall Street bank executives for the crimes leading up to the financial crash in 2008. As the PBS program Frontline reported, there were no subpoenas, no wiretaps, no investigations involving Wall Street banks at the Justice Department. More...

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WikiLeaks' October Surprise Explains Why Assange Was Just Silenced
By Claire Bernish
Posted October 21, 2016

JUlian Assange reports the truthEach of these stunning disclosures gives Wikileaks and Julian Assange sufficient concern to consider himself a marked man. Wikileaks continues dropping bombshell revelations in its coordinated October Surprise of documents and emails hacked from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta — so many, in fact, it has been difficult to keep up. Damning best describes information released so far — damning not only for Clinton, but countless top U.S. politicians, officials, the FBI, the State Department, President Obama, corporate media, Big Banks, and nearly innumerable others.

For all intents and purposes, the sheer volume of damaging information should, theoretically, lay waste to Clinton's bid for the presidency — if not land her behind bars. More...

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Filmmaker Faces 45 Years in Prison for Reporting on Dakota Access Protests
by Nika Knight
Posted October 19, 2016

Death of freedom of speechIn an ominous sign for press freedom, documentary filmmaker and journalist Deia Schlosberg was arrested and charged with felonies carrying a whopping maximum sentence of up to 45 years in prison—simply for reporting on the ongoing Indigenous protests against fossil fuel infrastructure.

Schlosberg was arrested in Walhalla, North Dakota on Tuesday for filming activists shutting down a tar sands pipeline, part of a nationwide solidarity action organized on behalf of those battling the Dakota Access Pipeline. The filmmaker was held without access to a lawyer for 48 hours, her colleague Josh Fox wrote in the Nation, and her footage was confiscated by the police. More...

Kind of makes a mockery of "liberty and justice for all."

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The Elephant in the Room: What Trump, Clinton, and Even Stein Are Missing
by David Korten
Posted October 18, 2016

Corporate cancer has taken overIn this most bizarre of presidential elections, no one is talking about one of the biggest—if not the biggest—issues of our time. Namely, the global power imbalance between corporations and governments.

Earth is dying. A few hundred billionaires are consolidating their control of the Earth's remaining real wealth. The healthy function of society requires that governments be accountable to the electorate and that corporations in turn be accountable to democratic governments. Our ability to deal with every other issue of our time—from climate disruption to inequality to violence—depends on that accountability. More...

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New Gallup Poll Shows 57% of Americans Want a Major 3rd Party
by Michael Krieger
Posted October 13, 2016

illusion of choiceThere's good news and bad news in the latest Gallup poll on Americans' desire for a major 3rd Party.

The good news is that at 57%, this is the highest demand we've seen during any recent Presidential election year. The bad news is that we've seen levels this high before. Additionally, this desire for a 3rd Party doesn't actually translate into massive third party support when it comes time to actually voting. More...

 

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5 Stories the Media Ignored While Reporting on the Kim Kardashian Robbery
by James Holbrooks
Posted October 12, 2016

Corporate media failureOne of the saving graces of the ailing corporate media — for the folks setting the agenda, anyhow — is its relentless ability to hyper-focus the public's attention on altogether meaningless events.

Take, for instance, an armed robbery that sees property stolen but no one harmed. Such an event is unfortunate, yes, but such is life. People get robbed. It certainly isn't something that should consume the news cycle — particularly when developments of actual importance are unfolding around the world. More...

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How the Vampire Squid Gambled – And Lost $1.2 Billion in Sovereign Wealth
by Shah Gilani
Posted October 11, 2016

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd BlankfeinOn March 18, 2016, the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), a sovereign wealth fund set up by dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2006, filed suit in London at The High Court of Justice's Chancery Division against Goldman Sachs International. The suit claims the fund paid Goldman approximately $350 million to set up trades the LIA says it didn't understand, which lost the fund $1.2 billion, everything it invested.

Instead of fraud, the LIA claims its "causes of action" are "undue influence" and "unconscionable bargain." Goldman decided not to settle and believes it can beat the charges because, you know, there was never any undue influence and Goldman Sachs is not unconscionable. More...

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Cornell Faculty Refuse to Defend GMO Crops
by Jonathan Latham
Posted October 11, 2016

Cornell faculty will not defend GMOsWho would have thought that at Cornell University, arguably the most highly regarded agricultural university in the world, no scientist would speak for the benefits and safety of GMOs? This avoidance of public debate is part of a pattern and the reasons are simple: in any fair fight, the arguments for the safety and benefits of GMOs fail.

As I have discussed elsewhere, there are strong scientific reasons to doubt the safety of GMO crops. The arguments against them are not limited to the dramatic increases in pesticide use they have engendered. GMOs also created the massive and dangerous consolidation being seen in the agriculture and seed sectors and have greatly reduced options available to farmers. Remarkably, they even yield less. More...

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The big banking scandal Wall Street is hiding from you
by Zach Cartwright
Posted October 10, 2016

Golden SachsYour community's tax dollars are getting quietly pilfered by Wall Street banks, and the banks are doing an excellent job of keeping the how away from you.

The amount of public money spent on just bank fees and interest every year numbers anywhere from the hundreds of billions to the tens of trillions. The exact amount is available through Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR), though even obtaining the forms can prove to be a challenging task for the average taxpayer curious about how much of their tax dollars and pension funds are getting vacuumed up every year by the bank their city does business with. More...

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The "Secret" TISA, TTIP and TTP = Corporate Hegemony and Economic Warfare
By Makia Freeman
Posted October 9, 2016

Corporate cancer has taken overTISA, TTIP and TPP continue to be negotiated in secret, as WikiLeaks recently released a new leak from the updated TISA (Trade in Services Agreement) core text and annexes. If you want to know what TISA means in 7 words, it's this: total privatization and commodification of public services.

Unfortunately, once something is privatized, it becomes very difficult to ever get it back into the public hands. Protests against the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, negotiated primarily between the US and EU) have been strong, to the point where several European government officials have publicly stated that the treaty doesn't look like it will pass. Protests have also been strong against the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership, negotiated primarily among the US, Japan, Canada, Australia and other Pacific nations). More...

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The Biggest Heist in Human History
by Mike Whitney
Posted October 8, 2016

biggest heist in human historyNow we've all heard the expression, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result". Well, the Fed has been doing the same thing for the last seven years — dumping money into the financial system while predicting stronger growth. That would seem to suggest that the Fed is insane, but is the Fed insane?

No, in fact, the members of the FOMC are extremely-bright, well-educated professionals who have a solid grasp of the economy and the many intricacies of the financial system. These are smart guys, real smart. So, maybe they have an ulterior motive. Maybe that's why they've stuck with the same failed policies all these years. But if they have an ulterior motive, then what is it? What are they trying to achieve? More...

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Corrupted Evidence: How the Department of Justice is Blocking Forensic Evidence Reform
by Stephen Cooper
Posted October 7, 2016

Loretta Lynch not interestd in forensic evidence reformCompassionate Americans concerned about the plight of wrongfully convicted citizens – folks who want our criminal justice system to operate fairly and accurately – should be outraged by the Department of Justice's pigheaded rejection of fundamental, far-reaching forensic science evidence reform.

Instead of recommendations designed to make sure only the guilty are convicted of crimes – Attorney General Loretta Lynch demurred. Lynch said, while "we appreciate their contribution to the field of scientific inquiry, the department will not be adopting the recommendations related to the admissibility of forensic science evidence." More...

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We Are Not Alone: Listening to the 8.7 Million Other Animals Who Live on Earth
By JP Sottile
Posted October 6, 2016

Corporate cancer has taken overSpace. They say it's the final frontier. And they've probably been saying it for a long, long time. According to a recent study, active human exploration of space dates back at least 6,000 years. That's when our star-struck ancestors constructed the first known "telescope" to assist them in their eager search of the observable universe.

We've certainly come -- and gone -- a long way since those early attempts to understand the night sky. We've been to the moon and landed on a surprisingly water-worn Mars. We've literally traveled time through the awe-inspiring "Deep Field" images collected by the Hubble telescope. And now the Kepler space observatory is bringing us tantalizingly closer to answering one of our oldest and most profound questions: Are we alone in the universe?" More...

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Afghanistan; It's the Heroin, Stupid
By Pepe Escobar
Posted October 5, 2016

US troops patrolling poppy fieldsHere we go again. In yet another Pentagon precision strike, a residential building in Achin district of Nangarhar province was hit as a crowd welcomed home a tribal leader returning from the Hajj.

At least 13 civilians were turned into collateral damage. The Pentagon of course does not discuss the details of counter-terror operations, but it's currently reviewing all materials related to this strike. Nothing obviously will come out of it -- adding the civilian dead to the non-stop mounting toll of Operation Enduring Freedom (Forever). More...

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Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean – And It's Going To Get Worse
By Whitney Webb
Posted October 4, 2016

illusion of democracyWhat was the most dangerous nuclear disaster in world history? Most people would say the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, but they'd be wrong. In 2011, an earthquake, believed to be an aftershock of the 2010 earthquake in Chile, created a tsunami that caused a meltdown at the TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan.

Three nuclear reactors melted down and what happened next was the largest release of radiation into the water in the history of the world. Over the next three months, radioactive chemicals, some in even greater quantities than Chernobyl, leaked into the Pacific Ocean. However, the numbers may actually be much higher as Japanese official estimates have been proven by several scientists to be flawed in recent years. Radioactive Debris from Fukushima approaching North America's western coast. More...

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Living In The Illusion Of Democracy
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Posted October 3, 2016

illusion of democracyThe United States is in the peak of the very long election year. The presidential debates are running in full swing. The media is deep into coverage of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. And, the people are feeling unrepresented.

Democracy not a market dictatorshipIn this environment it can be hard to step back and see the full picture. We've published many articles that describe the oligarchic plutocracy – a government that serves the wealthy and privileged – that we live in. In the midst of the presidential campaign, we have an opportunity to see how the 1% maintains control and prevents a government that serves the 99%. More...

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Negative Interest Rates and the War on Cash (2)
by Raúl Ilargi Meijer
Posted October 1, 2016

war on cashHistory teaches us that central authorities dislike escape routes, at least for the majority, and are therefore prone to closing them, so that control of a limited money supply can remain in the hands of the very few. In the 1930s, gold was the escape route, so gold was confiscated.

The existence of escape routes for capital preservation undermines the viability of the banking system, which is already over-extended, over-leveraged and extremely fragile. This time cash serves that role. We can therefore expect cash to be increasingly disparaged in order to justify its intended elimination. More...

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A New Economic System for a World in Rapid Disintegration
By C.J. Polychroniou and Lily Sage
Posted September 30, 2016

unsustainable exploitationWe live in ominously dangerous times. The world capitalist system -- having fueled colonialism, imperialism and the constant intensification of labor power exploitation for roughly 500 years -- now threatens the planet with an ecological collapse of unprecedented proportions.

Unsustainable resource exploitation, water pollution (the transformation of lakes, rivers and oceans into garbage dumps) and massive economic inequality are at the root of the possibly irreversible collapse of industrial civilization. Meanwhile, however, too many of us remain caught up in abstract and ahistorical predictions of collapse that fail to offer an alternative realistic vision of a future socio-economic order. More...

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US Elections: Neither Free nor Fair
by Alex Gorka
Posted September 29, 2016

people not the elites are the problemDomestic and international experts rate the US elections as the worst among all Western democracies. According to Electoral Integrity Project, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are at the top of the ranking, while the US scores 62. The report gathers assessments from over 2,000 experts to evaluate the perceived integrity of all 180 national parliamentary and presidential contests held between July 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2015, in 139 countries. The 2014 US congressional elections rank even worse, 65th out of 180 worldwide.

There is a widespread suspicion of the role of money in politics. Regardless of their political affiliation, Americans agree that money has too much influence on the outcome of the vote, the wealthy have more influence on elections, and candidates who win office promote policies that help their donors. More...

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What Do We Do Now?
by James Quinn
Posted September 28, 2016

chopose your puppetNo one knows for sure what will happen over the next 43 days to impact the outcome of this highly improbable race between a reality TV star parody and a walking corpse propped up by her establishment cronies in the media, Wall Street, military industrial complex and smoke filled backrooms of D.C.

The sole focus of both campaigns is to disparage and destroy their opponent. The negative attack ads will fill TV screens 24/7 for the remainder of this scorched earth fight to the death. The debates will be nasty and venomous, with accusations being hurled maliciously and with gusto. The corporate press corp., being the mouthpieces for the establishment, has done their utmost to scorn, ridicule and attempt to derail Trump's march to the presidency. More...

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Political Assassinations – The "New Normal" Trend Weapon of the Global Elites?
By Peter Koenig
Posted September 27, 2016

elites use assasination to further their aimsAssassinations to reach an objective is not new for the all-powerful. The practice has been going on at least for centuries, if not for millennia, but it has intensified drastically in the last fifty years, and it is becoming ever bolder, as the rulers of the Anglosphere tighten their grip on humanity – on Mother Earth and her resources. .

They see their end may be nearing. People have increasingly access to alternative sources of news and information, and ever more people gradually start seeing the Big Lie of the controlled media, the propaganda that confuses their minds – and serves the 0.001%. More...

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U.S. Big Banks: A Culture of Crime
by Jeff Nielson
Posted September 26, 2016

big banks are criminal syndicatesOrganized crime. This phrase is now a precise synonym for big-banking in the United States. These Big Banks commit big crimes; they commit small crimes. They cheat their own clients; they swindle outsiders. They break virtually every financial law on the books. What do all these crimes have in common? The Big Banks commit all these crimes again and again and again – with utter impunity.

These fraud factories commit their serial mega-crimes, year after year, because the Big Banks know that they will never, ever be punished. On rare occasions, their crimes have been so egregious that U.S. 'justice' officials could no longer pretend to be oblivious to them. In such cases, there was a token prosecution, there was a settlement where the law-breaking banks didn't even have to acknowledge their own criminality, and there was a microscopic fine – which didn't even force the felonious financial institutions to disgorge all of their profits from these crimes. More...

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Busting the Myth of Whistleblower Protections for IC Contractors
By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz
Posted September 25, 2016

Edward Snowden did not have whistleblower protectionThree years after Edward Snowden's leaks, it appears that everyone has an opinion about him—traitor, hero, or somewhere in between. However, there is one undeniable fact surrounding Snowden's circumstances that has been misreported by Congress and the Executive Branch far too many times: the Intelligence Community (IC) contractor would have had almost no protections had he come forward through proper channels.

Sure, Snowden could have gone to his supervisors and disclosed his concerns. However, had that supervisor retaliated against Snowden by firing him or demoting him, he would have had no protections because he was an IC contractor. In the absence of adequate protections, IC contractors have only two alternatives to almost certain retaliation: 1) remain silent observers of wrongdoing, or 2) make anonymous leaks. More...

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In Praise of Class Traitors; Former Goldman Exec Runs for NJ Governor on Public Banking Platform
By Matt Stannard
Posted September 24, 2016

Chris Christie favors Wall St banksDays after Phil Murphy's call for a publicly-owned Bank of New Jersey sent shockwaves across state and national media, the proposal received an unexpected favor: Governor Chris Christie attacked it, saying the bank itself would eventually need to be bailed out and invoking the common trope that government bureaucrats shouldn't be running the banks.

Murphy, a Democrat and the only declared candidate for New Jersey governor (the election is next year), quickly had his campaign team respond: "Given Chris Christie's nine credit downgrades, lagging economic growth, budget shortfalls built on putting politics before families, broken promises, and subservience to Donald Trump, we'll consider the source." More...

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Bridgegate's Enduring Mystery: How Did Port Authority Police Lose Control of the George Washington Bridge?
By Robert Hennelly
Posted September 23, 2016

Chris Christie BridgegateSo far, the Bridgegate story has been told through the tit-for-tat prism of partisan politics. The media has myopically focused on what Gov. Chris Christie knew, and when he knew it, about the plot to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee with four days of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge from Sept. 9 to 13.

But the more disturbing public policy concern, left unaddressed, is just how vulnerable the Port Authority was to having one of its most critical assets commandeered by people that prosecutors allege had criminal intent and who managed to gain control over the operations of the George Washington Bridge. As it turns out, its weakest link was its own police department. The alleged partisan revenge plot that the Department of Justice has said crossed the line into criminality, was executed by the Port Authority Police Department that served as the boots on the ground and moved the traffic cones that closed the lanes. More...

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10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy
by David Korten
Posted September 22, 2016

local economies I find hope in the fact that millions of people the world over are seeing through the moral and practical fallacies underlying the Wall Street economy and—by contributing to the creation of a New Economy—are taking charge of their economic lives. It's time we the people declare our independence from the money-favoring Wall Street economy.

Here are ten common sense principles to frame the New Economy that we the people must now bring forth: More...

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Fooled Again
By Chris Hedges
Posted September 21, 2016

fooled againThe naive hopes of Bernie Sanders' supporters—to build a grass-roots political movement, change the Democratic Party from within and push Hillary Clinton to the left—have failed. Clinton, aware that the liberal class and the left are not going to mount genuine resistance, is running as Mitt Romney in drag.

The corporate elites across the political spectrum, Republican and Democrat, have gleefully united to anoint her president. All that remains of Sanders' "revolution" is a 501(c)(4) designed to raise money, including from wealthy, anonymous donors, to ensure that he will be a senator for life. Great historical events happen twice, as Karl Marx quipped, first as tragedy and then as farce. More...

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Did You Know We Are Having the Largest Prison Strike in History? Probably Not, Because Most of the Media Have Ignored It
By Adam Johnson
Posted September 20, 2016

prison strike ignored by mediaThousands of prisoners in over 24 states began a labor strike on September 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, to demand better conditions and healthcare, the right to unionize and what one organizing group calls an "end to slavery in America." But one would hardly know it watching major U.S. media, which has mostly ignored the largest prison labor strike in history. One week on, the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC News, ABC News, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, and NPR have not covered the prison strikes at all.

In the same time period since the strike began, CNN has run stories on Clinton's "body double," the New York Times ran a piece on women getting buzzcuts and ABC News had an "exclusive trailer" for its parent corporation Disney's upcoming film. There was certainly enough airtime and column inches to mention that workers had coordinated a national strike of unprecedented scale, but for these outlets the coverage has been nonexistent. More...

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Terrorism: The Product of American Military Policy
By Michael Payne
Posted September 19, 2016

see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evilWhen confronted with a serious and complex problem such as terrorism and trying to understand why it is instilling a great deal of fear into this society, it's very important to identify its root causes: where and when did this deadly threat originate, why is it spreading so rapidly, and what motivates these terrorists?

Well, we don't have to look very far to find the answers to those questions if we review the history of the U.S. government's highly aggressive military policies and actions in the Middle East and North Africa over time. This is a situation in which this government and its leaders refuse to acknowledge something that is becoming more and more evident: that they have created the very terrorist groups that they say now threaten our country. They are, in effect, reaping the harvest produced from the seeds of domination and intimidation that they have planted in that region of the world over many decades. More...

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Pardon Edward Snowden, now
by Jill Stein
Posted September 17, 2016

Edward Snowden, patriotOn 6 June 2013, the Guardian broke the news National Security Agency (NSA) had ordered Verizon to provide it with the phone records of its customers. As the story developed it became clear that the two other major telephone networks as well as credit card companies were doing the same thing; and that the NSA and FBI were being provided with access to server systems operated by Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Skype. On 11 June the Guardian reported the source as Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old who had been working at the NSA for four years.

Snowden believed it was important for him to publicly acknowledge his role in order to provide a human face to the story. He knew he was putting his life at risk and exposing himself to decades of incarceration. "My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them," he explained. Snowden hoped to trigger a debate "about the kind of world we want to live in." The US government began an immediate campaign to track, harass and silence him. More...

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False Flag Terror "Has Succeeded Consistently Against Audiences Around The World, For Millennia, To Compel War"
by Washingtons Blog
Posted September 15, 2016

False flag attacks part of historyThe media plays along as well. For example, in 2012, NBC News' chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, was kidnapped in Syria. NBC News said that Engel and his reporting team had been abducted by forces affiliated with the Syrian government. He reported that they only escaped when some anti-Syrian government rebels killed some of the pro-government kidnappers.

However, NBC subsequently admitted that this was false. It turns out that they were really kidnapped by people associated with the U.S. backed rebels fighting the Syrian government … who wore the clothes of, faked the accent of, scrawled the slogans of, and otherwise falsely impersonated the mannerisms of people associated with the Syrian government. In reality, the group that kidnapped Engel and his crew were affiliated with the U.S.-supported Free Syrian Army. More...

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Maker Of Drug Fueling Heroin Overdose Epidemic Is Lobbying To Keep Weed Illegal
by Carey Wedler
Posted September 14, 2016

opiate manufacturer wants to keep pot illegalIn 2016, cannabis is still illegal in many parts of the country, and pharmaceutical giant Insys Therapeutics Inc., a manufacturer of fentanyl, just demonstrated much of the reason why. Arizona is currently gearing up to vote on legalizing recreational cannabis. Ahead of that vote, Insys just contributed $500,000 in the fight against Proposition 205, U.S. News and other outlets report.


The Arizona-based pharmaceutical company recently gave the funds to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, an anti-legalization campaign group actively fighting to defeat the ballot measure. Insys's contributions are particularly unsettling considering the company currently markets only one product — a spray version of fentanyl, a powerful opiate. More...

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Financial Totalitarianism in Historical Context
by Nicole Foss
Posted September 13, 2016

the war on cash increases government powerThe same confused, greedy and corrupt central authorities which have set up the global economy for a major bust through their dysfunctional use of existing powers, are now seeking far greater central control, in what would amount to the ultimate triumph of finance over people.

They are now moving to tax what ever people have left over after paying taxes. It has been tried before. As previous historical bubbles began to collapse, central authorities attempted to increase their intrusiveness and control over the population, in order to force the inevitable losses as far down the financial foodchain as possible. More...

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Meet the Texas billionaire and GOP donor behind the North Dakota pipeline controversy
By Sue Sturgis
Posted September 11, 2016

Kelcy Warren, man behind Dakota attacksOver the Labor Day weekend, security guards for a petro pipeline company used attack dogs and pepper spray against Native Americans resisting construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline through North Dakota, a project they say is desecrating land sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux and putting critical water supplies at risk of contamination.

dog with human blood in its mouthIf completed, the Dakota Access Pipeline would carry crude from the nearby Bakken oilfields to Illinois, where it would meet an existing pipeline that would transport the oil to Texas. That's the home state of the billionaire and major Republican political donor behind the project: Kelcy Warren, chair of Energy Transfer Equity of Dallas, a company that's No. 65 on this year's Fortune 500 list. More...

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Three Big Lies that Pervade America's 'News' Media
by Eric Zeusse
Posted September 10, 2016

Media != RealityThis news-report is being submitted to virtually all U.S. national 'news' media, almost all of which are the very same 'news' media that hide these historical truths, which facts thus remain as «news» in America, since they still haven't yet been reported as «news», even though they've now become history — history that's suppressed in America.

The Big Lies that pervade the U.S. 'news' media are the ones that are essential to sustain in order for the deceived American public to accept the fraudulent basis upon which the U.S. regime of Barack Obama has 'justified' his economic sanctions against Russia, and his pouring of U.S. troops and weapons onto and near Russia's borders. More...

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Why You Should Be Paying Attention to America's Quiet War on Cash
by Shaun Bradley
Posted September 9, 2016

war on cashGovernment campaigns of intimidation — like the wars on drugs, terror, and poverty — have been used to extort the public for decades. Despite the previous failures of institutional "wars," a new war on cash is being waged that threatens freedom in a more subversive way than ever before.

Banks and governments around the world are cracking down on the use of paper money, and in turn, eliminating any anonymity left in the current system. Through strict rules on cash transactions and civil asset forfeiture laws, for example, the system has already instituted penalties for using cash. But as payments evolve into a purely digital network, the consequences of this new paradigm are being brought into the spotlight. More...

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The Real Drug Lords: A brief history of CIA involvement in the Drug Trade
By William Blum
Posted September 7, 2016

Buckminster FullerClA-supported Moujahedeen rebels engaged heavily in drug trafficking while fighting against the Soviet-supported govemment and its plans to reform the very backward Afghan society. The Agency's principal client was Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of the leading druglords and leading heroin refiner. CIA supplied trucks and mules, which had carried arms into Afghanistan, were used to transport opium to laboratories along the Afghan Pakistan border.

The output provided up to one half of the heroin used annually in the United States and three-quarters of that used in Western Europe. US officials admitted in 1990 that they had failed to investigate or take action against the drug operabon because of a desire not to offend their Pakistani and Afghan allies. In 1993, an official of the DEA called Afghanistan the new Colombia of the drug world. More...

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Texas Ranch Owner Battles TransCanada to Restore Her Pipeline-Scarred Land
By Julie Dermansky
Posted September 6, 2016

NYPD protecting thos stealing their pensions from their accusersEleanor Fairchild, an 82-year-old grandmother who owns a 425-acre ranch outside of Winnsboro, Texas, has advice for anyone who is asked to sign a contract by a company that wants to build a pipeline to transport tar sands oil on their land: "Don't sign it."

During a recent visit to her ranch, I saw the damage to her land caused by the installation of TransCanada's Gulf Coast Pipeline, which is the original southern route of the Keystone XL pipeline before the project was broken into segments. I first met Fairchild in October 2012, a few days after she was arrested, along with environmentalist actress Daryl Hannah. The two had stood in the way of land-moving vehicles on Fairchild's land where TransCanada had started clearing trees and readying a right-of-way to install its pipeline. At that time, Fairchild was refusing to make a deal with TransCanada, but the company moved forward with clearing her land anyway. More...

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Obama Scrambles To Pass TPP As Corporate Tribunals Face Scrutiny
by Dan Wright
Posted September 5, 2016

TPP a corporate coup d’état—against us!With opposition mounting, President Barack Obama is scrambling to jam the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal through Congress before his term ends in 2017. Both major party presidential nominees—former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump—have publicly stated they oppose TPP and will not sign the agreement if they become president.

Though opposition to TPP has typically focused on the threat of losing American jobs, another concern is coming front and center: loss of sovereignty through a byzantine process known as investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). According to a recent study of the ISDS process by BuzzFeed, "The system was designed to deal primarily with theft by autocrats, but, in the majority of cases today, businesses are suing democracies for enacting regulations." More...

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Finally, The Clearest Evidence That Shows How Money Shapes America's Elections
By Lynn Parramore
Posted September 2016

money creates our lawsOutrage over how big money influences American politics has been boiling over this political season, energizing the campaigns of GOP nominee Donald Trump and former Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders alike. Citizens have long suspected that "We the People" increasingly means "We the Rich" at election time.

Yet surprisingly, two generations of social scientists have insisted that wallets don't matter that much in American politics. Elections are really about giving the people what they want. Money, they claim, has negligible impact on elections. More...

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The Secret Global Court: Why Corporate Criminals & Corrupt Politicians Desperately Want TPP
by Mike Krieger
Posted September 3, 2016

TPP protestObama needs to ensure he gets well compensated after leaving office for a job well done protecting, defending and further enriching the global oligarch class. This is precisely why he's so adamant about passing the TPP during the upcoming lame duck session of Congress, when he knows "representatives" who no longer face reelection can be coerced or bribed into voting for this monumental public betrayal.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ins't really a free trade deal, it's a way for global oligarchs to consolidate, grow and protect their enormous wealth. The investor-state dispute settlement system (ISDS) is perhaps the most nefarious and objectionable aspect of the deal, with this shadowy court system being used to accomplish the following for the super rich and powerful: More...

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Judge Rules Government Can Ban Vegetable Gardens Because They're 'Ugly'
by Matt Agorist
Posted September 2, 2016

Judge Monica GordoLast week, a Miami-Dade judge became the focus of much-deserved anger when she ruled on an ordinance banning front yard vegetable gardens. The village of Miami Shores, according to the ruling, has every right to take legal action against residents who dare to grow food in their own yards because they are "ugly."

The ruling was a whopping ten pages long as it was filled with legal analysis and definitions of what constitutes a vegetable. Even though she ruled in favor of the ban, Judge Monica Gordo acknowledged that she wasn't quite sure how a vegetable garden can ruin the aesthetics of one's property. However, she stated that the democratically elected government has every right to dictate what constitutes an ugly front yard, and gardens are apparently a contributing factor. More...

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America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group
By Garikai Chengu
Posted September 1, 2016

ISIS and Al-Queda created by the U.S.Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran's growing influence in the region. The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

The CIA first aligned itself with extremist Islam during the Cold War era. Back then, America saw the world in rather simple terms: on one side, the Soviet Union and Third World nationalism, which America regarded as a Soviet tool; on the other side, Western nations and militant political Islam, which America considered an ally in the struggle against the Soviet Union. More...

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Why I'm Worried America's next President Will Kill Julian Assange
by Jake Anderson
Posted August 31, 2016

speaker of truthI'm worried about Julian Assange. This is not a maternal instinct, but rather, a pragmatic one. The increasingly hostile statements made by top state officials and their surrogates show a widespread condemnation of whistleblowers in the halls of government. President Obama set the tone early in his administration.

In the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the rhetoric goes well beyond condemnation of methodology and straight to advocating for his brutal murder. The transition from authorities' vows of prosecution to their use of surrogates who openly call for Assange's assassination is highly disturbing, to say the least. More...

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Presidential Debates: A Fraud on the American Voter?
By Joan Brunwasser
Posted August 30, 2016

presidential debates are a fraudMaybe the biggest problem with the presidential debates is that the organization running them was forged in sin, so to speak. While official-sounding, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was jointly created by Democrats and Republicans in 1987 in order to kick out the nonpartisan League of Women Voters, which had been sponsoring the debates since 1976.

With debates regularly attracting over 50 million viewers, the two parties didn't want the independent League running them and determining whether third party candidates could participate. So the Democrats and Republicans replaced the League with the bipartisan CPD, giving their nominees a greater say over virtually every aspect of the debates. The resulting debates were not uniformly well-received. CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite called them "phony, part of an unconscionable fraud." And the League ceased any involvement so as to avoid "becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public." More...

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The EpiPen Scandal Is Worse Than You Think: What You're Not Being Told
by Alice Salles
Posted August 29, 2016

icons of greedThe EpiPen is a useful device for individuals who suffer from severe allergies. So when news broke that Mylan, the sole maker of the autoinjector "pens" in America, had hiked the prices of its products from $57 each in 2007 to $600 for a package of two in 2016, news outlets had a field day. Promptly after, politicians seized the opportunity to bank on this crisis by promising to "do something."

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton urged Mylan to voluntarily slash the prices of its products while promising that, once she's elected, her "plan to address exorbitant drug price hikes like these" will be finally implemented. This is a particularly empty promise considering Mylan has donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, which was recently revealed to be peddling influence in exchange for cash. More...

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Why There's a Media Blackout on the Native American Oil Pipeline Blockade
by Nick Bernabe
Posted August 28, 2016

As the Lakota Sioux continue their peaceful blockade of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, the story's absence from the national media narrative is palpable. Considering the corporate media's chronic quest for controversial stories on government versus public standoffs, you'd think this situation would garner the typical media frenzy invoked during a right-wing militia occupation of a federal building, for example, or a tense standoff between the Black Lives Matter movement and police. But it's not.

As of late, the media has faced criticism for its selective coverage of certain events — like, say, focusing on single terror attacks in Western Europe that garner thousands of headlines while basically ignoring similar or worse attacks that occur on a constant basis in Muslim-majority countries. More...

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Time to Call out the Fraud Perpetrated by the Commission on Presidential Debates
by Rob Kall
Posted August 27, 2016

open debates to 3rd party candidatesThere's a discussion going on about opening the presidential debates to third party candidates. Currently, there are several efforts to open the presidential debates to third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. The Commission on Presidential Debates has set an arbitrary 15% polling level requirement for candidates to be included. This is a pathological symptom of the take-over of the democratic process by the corporate owned mainstream media. The truth is, the current presidential debate system is a fraud in many ways.

The sham model of basing inclusion in debates on polling is exposed as a fraud by the fact that the specified polling organizations the results are to be based upon are not even including the candidates in the polls. More...

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Here's What Happened After Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs, from Pot to Cocaine
by Zach Cartwright
Posted August 25, 2016

war on drugs is an abject failureAs America grapples with a heroin epidemic, Portugal serves as an example of how to curb addiction to illicit drugs without relying on mass incarceration. By systematically moving to decriminalize all drugs, from marijuana to heroin, Portugal has successfully reduced their addiction rate by roughly 50 percent. In Portugal, addiction is seen not as a crime to punish, but as a public health crisis that should be addressed holistically.

In 2001, addiction was so rampant in Portugal that roughly 0.7 percent of 10.36 million Portuguese citizens, or 72,530 people, had used heroin at least once. Other than England and Wales, Portugal was the most addicted nation in Europe. The government commissioned a panel of doctors, psychologists, lawyers, and activists to determine the best solution for tackling the addiction crisis. The panel recommended full decriminalization of every drug. 15 years later, the results are obvious — decriminalization works. More...

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Wall Street's Protection Racket: Mandatory Arbitration
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Posted August 24, 2016

binding arbitration - bypassing the court systemWhat people across Wall Street cannot figure out is why the Board of JPMorgan Chase, America's biggest bank by assets, didn't sack its CEO, Jamie Dimon, at some point between the bank's first two felony counts in 2014 and its third felony count in 2015. Or, as two trial lawyers, Helen Davis Chaitman and Lance Gotthoffer point out on their web site, during the past five years as JPMorgan Chase racked up $35.7 billion in fines and settlements for "fraudulent and illegal practices."

JPMorgan Chase's abuses of its own customers are so vast that Chaitman and Gotthoffer had to create a Wheel of Misfortune to catalog the scams for ease of viewing by the public. More...

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With Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy: A Deep Dive
by Amul Kalia
Posted August 23, 2016

Windows 10 sacrifices privacyYou don't need to search long to come across stories of people who are horrified and amazed at just how far Microsoft has gone in order to increase Windows 10's install base. Sure, there is some misinformation and hyperbole, but there are also some real concerns that current and future users of Windows 10 should be aware of. As the company is currently rolling out its "Anniversary Update" to Windows 10, we think it's an appropriate time to focus on and examine the company's strategy behind deploying Windows 10.

The tactics Microsoft employed to get users of earlier versions of Windows to upgrade to Windows 10 went from annoying to downright malicious. Eventually, Microsoft started pushing Windows 10 via its Windows Update system. It started off by pre-selecting the download for users and downloading it on their machines. Not satisfied, the company eventually made Windows 10 a recommended update so users receiving critical security updates were now also downloading an entirely new operating system onto their machines without their knowledge. More...

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Deglobalization Already Underway — 4 Technologies That Will Speed It Up
By John Mauldin
Posted August 22, 2016

deglobalization has already startedIf we had to describe the last 50 years of economic history in one word, globalization would be high on the list. Thousands of small, independent economies around the world fused into one nearly seamless whole.

The things we use every day—food, clothing, vehicles, furniture, electronic devices, even the materials that compose our homes—now come from far and wide. We don't even notice. International trade over vast distances is now so normal that we forget it wasn't always the case. But now a reaction to globalization has set in. In cities and towns all over the United States, weekend farmers' markets have sprung up, selling fruits and vegetables. The main attraction is that they are local. More...

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How to Break the Power of Money
by David Korten
Posted August 20, 2016

David KortenWe can refuse to accept the pervasive, but false, claims that money is wealth and a growing GDP improves the lives of all. Our current political chaos has a simple explanation. The economic system is driving environmental collapse, economic desperation, political corruption, and financial instability. And it isn't working for the vast majority of people.

It serves mainly the interests of a financial oligarchy that in the United States dominates the establishment wings of both the Republican and Democratic parties. So voters are rebelling against those wings of both parties—and for good reason. More...

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Obama Pushing for TPP: Misinformation and Big Lies His Strategy
By Stephen Lendman
Posted August 19, 2016

TPP=job killing weapon of mass destructionUS trade deals are jobs-killing weapons of mass destruction. They destroy fundamental economic and social structures. They ignore eco-sanity. Preventing TPP's enactment into US law is crucial for all working-age Americans and their families. Obama intends going on the offensive publicly to get Congress on board for its passage. Last October, he touted it in his weekly radio address – featuring a litany of Big Lies, one of many examples of how he consistently betrayed the public trust throughout his tenure.

He blamed China and other low-wage countries for the sins of corporate America offshoring millions of US jobs abroad. TPP will greatly accelerate the process – transforming America into a nation of maids, waitresses, bellhops, fast-food workers, janitors, bus and cab drivers, along with other poverty wage service jobs for most workers able to have any employment. More...

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TV Networks Should Open Up the Presidential Debates
By Jeff Cohen
Posted August 18, 2016

media needs to open the debatesIf ten major TV networks got together and decided to nationally televise a presidential debate restricted to Republican nominee Donald Trump and right-leaning Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, while barring other candidates including Democrat Hillary Clinton, it would be recognized as an act of media bias or exclusion. But what if the televised debates this fall are restricted to just Trump and Clinton? That, too, needs to be recognized as an intentional act of media exclusion.

The last time there were two such strong "third-party" candidates was in 2000 when columnist Patrick Buchanan ran on the right and consumer advocate Ralph Nader ran on the left. Polls showed solid majorities of the voting public (64 percent vs. 25 percent in one poll) wanted to see Buchanan and Nader included in a four-way presidential debate. But the CPD had erected a new barrier: these well-known candidates could not join the debates unless they were polling at 15 percent. More...

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Rebooting Work: Programming the Economy for People
by Douglas Rushkoff
Posted August 17, 2016


economy for people, not profitLooked at in terms of human value creation, the industrial economy appears to have been programmed to remove human beings from the value chain. Before the Industrial Age, the former peasants of feudalism were enjoying a terrific economic expansion.

But as the peasants got wealthy exchanging goods and services, the aristocracy got relatively poorer. So they re-established control over the economy by outlawing market moneys and chartering monopolies with dominion over particular industries. So now, instead of making shoes himself, the local cobbler had to get a job at the officially chartered monopoly company. Thus what we think of as “employment” was born – less an opportunity than a restriction on creating value. More...
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The Money Myth Exploded
by Louis Even
Posted August 16, 2016

a banker arrives at the islandOne evening, when our boys were sitting on the beach going over their problem for the hundredth time, they suddenly saw approaching a small boat with a solitary man at the oars. They learned that he was the only survivor of a wreck. His name: Oliver.

"Even though we're lost and cut off from the rest of the world," they told him, "we haven't too much to complain about. The earth and the forest are good to us. We lack only one thing — money. That would make it easier for us to exchange our products."

"Well, you can thank Providence," replied Oliver, "because I am a banker, and in no time at all, I'll set up a system of money guaranteed to satisfy you. Then you'll have everything that people in civilization have." A banker!... A BANKER!... An angel coming down out of the clouds couldn't have inspired more reverence and respect in our men. For, after all, are we not accustomed, we people in civilization, to genuflect before bankers, those men who control the lifeblood of finance? More...

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Here's how the government is stealing more than ever before–
by Simon Black
Posted August 15, 2016

guilty until proven innocentThe year was 1986. And the US government took in $93.7 million through a little known authority called "Civil Asset Forfeiture".

As you're likely aware, Civil Asset Forfeiture is a legal process that allows the government to seize assets from private citizens without any due process or judicial oversight. People can be deprived of their private property without ever having been even charged with a crime, let alone never having actually committed one.

The horror stories of its abuse are endless. People who have never done anything wrong have had their life's savings, homes, and business assets confiscated without so much as a warrant. This constitutes theft, plain and simple. And like most government initiatives, it started small. By 2014, that figure had grown 4,667% to a whopping $4.5 billion. And we learned in 2015 that the government stole so much private property from its citizens that the total amount exceeded the value of all property stolen by every thief and felon in America combined. More...

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When Systems Crumble: Looking Beyond Global Capitalism
By Richard D. Wolff
Posted August 14, 2016

employee-employer relations crumbleAs global capitalism staggers painfully, unevenly and dangerously in the wake of its 2008 collapse, its critics divide into two broad camps. One commits to fixing or reforming a capitalism that has somehow lost its way. The other finds capitalism irreparably inadequate and seeks transition to a new and different system.

The two camps see many of the same faults: how capitalism relentlessly deepens inequalities of income, wealth, power and access to culture; capitalism's instability (those socially costly cycles it never managed to prevent); and its consequent injustices. Sometimes the two camps can ally and work together. However, at other times -- such as now -- the camps become more wary of, disaffected from, and competitive with one another. Adding complexity these days, the critics favoring system change are also redefining -- for potential recruits and for themselves -- the new system they seek. More...

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Thousands of Americans are being hounded mercilessly for debts they don't owe.
By Jim Hightower
Posted August 13, 2016

immoral and illegal debt collectionConsider the gang of debt collection firms that are thugglishly rampaging across the country ruthlessly abusing consumer rights and common decency. Susan Macharia, a California administrative employee, is one of thousands of middle-income and low-wage workers each year who get robbed by these relentless money grabbers. Out of the blue, she got a rude call in January from a collector demanding she pay $10,000 for a credit card debt she ran up in 2003.

Only, Macharia had no such debt. In fact, as she told the New York Times, she didn't even have a credit card until 2013. Yet, the collection agency declared it had a copy of a 2006 court judgement for non-payment filed against her, addressed to her California residence—so pay up or else! More...

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The Dirty Business of U.S. 'Think Tanks'
by Michael Krieger
Posted August 12, 2016

crony capitalism is phony capitalismIt's important to acknowledge that the U.S. economy has morphed into one gigantic lawless crime scene. An environment in which crony insiders who add zero value to society parasitically feast on the country's treasure. In the case of so-called "think tanks," we have organizations receiving copious taxpayer subsidies for the privilege of screwing over the American public.

Indeed, "think tanks" represent a key, overlooked player in the never-ending information war being waged against the American public. A war specifically designed to shape public perception in favor of policies that go against our best interests while making a handful of people extremely wealthy. More...

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If We Say That Nature Is Priceless, Do We End up in Effect Treating It as Valueless?
By Marcel Harmon
Posted August 11, 2016

nature has valueGreenBiz recently ran an article on the potential pitfalls of putting a price on nature. It's often argued that assigning a cash value to nature undermines the intrinsic value of the natural world and the multitude of resources and benefits it provides, turning it into a "subsidiary of the corporate economy."

On the other hand, assigning a value to different aspects of the natural world (imperfect though they may be) also has the potential to help ensure main stream economic policies do a better job of accounting for nature. The question becomes, as the article puts it, "If we say that nature is priceless, do we end up in effect treating it as valueless? Or is being unwilling to price nature the best protection we have against it being packaged up, owned, bought, sold or used up?" More...

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Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media
by Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain
Posted August 10, 2016

Social media sock puppetsThe US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. The discovery that the US military is developing false online personalities – known to users of social media as "sock puppets" – could also encourage other governments, private companies and non-government organisations to do the same.

Centcom's contract requires for each controller the provision of one "virtual private server" located in the United States and others appearing to be outside the US to give the impression the fake personas are real people located in different parts of the world. More...

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Empowering Wisdom to Free You From Debt Slavery
by M.J. Higby
Posted July 9, 2016

Free yourself from debt slaveryAmerica's vision of wealth conjures up visions of expensive cars and big houses in gated communities. Realize this: every time you see these physical manifestations of wealth, they are illusory. In reality, they are most likely manifestations of debt. The average owner of these accoutrements, in terms of net worth, could not afford to pay for the tires on the car, or the roof on the house without digging the hole of debt deeper.

Instead of focusing on the accumulation of symbols of wealth, we should focus on actually acquiring wealth. In doing so, we acquire freedom. By extension, we live our lives not governed by fear, but instead by excitement and adventure. We have the time to indulge in our truest calling and our deepest passions. We cease to be controlled, but instead, we control. Wealth equals time. The picture of life painted by the advertising industry is the grandest of illusions. More...

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Forget Clinton's and Trump's Plans for the Economy: It's Time to Erase Debt and Create Jobs
By Mike Krauss
Posted August 8, 2016

Wall Street extracting your wealthSo far, neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton has offered a credible plan to restart the long-stalled U.S. economy.

There is an alternative. The U.S. Treasury has the power to extinguish debt, rebuild publicly owned infrastructure and propel the economy forward like a rocket. It is the power to create the nation's supply of money, which Congress surrendered to the private banks that own the Federal Reserve upon the Fed's creation in 1913. It's time to take that power back.

This proposal is similar to—but more far-reaching than—the action taken by President Lincoln during the Civil War, when to bypass that era’s banksters and the usurious interest they extracted to finance the war, he had the Treasury issue $450 million of greenbacks. More...

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Computer Expert Hacks Into Common Voting Machine in Minutes to Reveal Shocking 2016 Election Threat
By Bethania Palma Markus
Posted August 7, 2016

electronic voting machines can be hackedIt took Princeton computer science professor Andrew Appel and one of his graduate students just minutes to hack into a voting machine still used in Louisiana, New Jersey, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Politico reports.

Professor Andrew Appel purchased for $82 a Sequoia AVC Advantage, one of the oldest machines still in use. Within 7 seconds, he and his student, Alex Halderman, had picked the lock open. Within minutes, the duo had removed the device's unsecured ROM chips with their own hardware that makes it easy to alter the machine's results.

Appel, his colleagues and students have been hacking into voting machines at the Center for Information Technology Policy since the late 1990s. With their work, the group has come to the conclusion that at some point, the national election will be the target of a coordinated cyber attack. More...

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Why the GMO Labeling Bill Obama Just Signed Into Law Is a Sham—and a National Embarrassment
By Andrew Kimbrell
Posted August 6, 2016

DARK Act signed by ObamaThis discriminatory bill exempts Big Food from putting GMO labels on food packages and keeps consumers in the dark. It is known as the DARK Act—Denying Americans the Right to Know. It was signed by President Obama last Friday in the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention, without fanfare or major media coverage. The bill's moniker is apt. With a few strokes of his pen Obama scratched out the laws of Vermont, Connecticut and Maine that required the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

He also nullified the GE seed labeling laws in Vermont and Virginia that allowed farmers to choose what seeds they wanted to buy and plant. The White House justified the DARK Act's massive onslaught on local democracy on the grounds that the bill would create national standards for labeling of GE foods. It does nothing of the sort. More...

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10 Keys to Short Circuiting the Matrix
by John W. Whitehead
Posted August 5, 2016

leaving the MatrixFreedom, or what's left of it, is being threatened from every direction. The threats are of many kinds: political, cultural, educational, media, and psychological. However, as history shows us, freedom is not, on the whole, wrested from a citizenry. It is all too often given over voluntarily and for such a cheap price: safety, security, bread, and circuses.

This is part and parcel of the propaganda churned out by the government machine. That said, what we face today—mind manipulation and systemic violence—is not new. What is different are the techniques used and the large-scale control of mass humanity, coercive police tactics and pervasive surveillance. As we have seen with the erection of the electronic concentration camp, there is virtually no escaping the invisible prison surrounding us. Once upon a time, one could run and hide or duck into a cave, but that is no longer feasible as caves are quite scarce, and those running the camp have their eyes watching everything. More...

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How and Why Bernie Sanders Was Taken Out of the Running by the Financial Elites
by Jeff Berwick
Posted August 4, 2016

Elites telling the 99% to shut upMost are unaware that we don't live in a real democracy. In the US, in particular, Presidents aren't elected, they are selected. It has been this way for centuries and was fully cemented, and never questioned again, after JFK was killed when he tried to stand up to the nefarious groups who control the system.

The people who control the US government are those who control the monetary and financial system (and the media and nearly everything else of importance). A key historical figure of these "elites" was Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild. He was purported to have said, more than two centuries ago, "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws." More...

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The Looming Financial Crisis Nobody Is Talking About, But Should Be
by Shaun Bradley
Posted August 3, 2016

financial crisis brewingThe world has been captivated by a continuous stream of disturbing and shocking headlines. Seemingly every other day, different terrorist attacks, police assassinations or political stunts ignite the public into an emotional frenzy. But as fear shuts down critical thinking, banks that control Europe's financial system are entering a death spiral. Despite what establishment media narratives push, the most dangerous threat to our way of life isn't a religious ideology or political divide.

The real risk is a contagion that is undermining the core of the financial system, and the interconnectedness of the globalized economy we live in makes containing the problem nearly impossible. If these dominos continue to fall in Europe, the momentum could carry the destruction to every corner of the globe. More...

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Mainstream Media - The Blind Leading the Clueless
by Jeff Thomas
Posted August 1, 2016

main stream mediaMost of us watch television. In part, we seek to be entertained, but, additionally, we often seek to be enlightened as to "what's going on." In a difficult era like the present one, in which some of the most prominent countries are experiencing the onset of an economic crisis, virtual cartoon characters are competing as choices in political contests, governments are becoming increasingly rapacious and a police state is developing rapidly, it's not surprising if the average person questions, "What on earth are they thinking?"

Well, there's no shortage of media exposure to answer that question. Today, there are a multitude of channels offering 24/7 "news," from which we may hope to glean some insight as to what the leaders of the world are thinking. Yet, in spite of the endless folderol being offered, the leadership vision remains about as clear as mud. More...

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A Conspiracy Theory that became a "Conspiracy Fact"
By Timothy Alexander Guzman
Posted July 31, 2016

US soldiers guarding poppy fieldsThe heroin epidemic resembles the days when "Crack cocaine" became the major drug that destroyed communities across the United States and other parts of the world including the Caribbean that began in the early 1980's. The Crack epidemic coincidently began around the same time when the Iran-Contra Scandal was being exposed. U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, Miami and New York City experienced a rise in crime and disease.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported back in 2015 that "heroin use in the United States increased 63% from 2002 through 2013." Fast forward to 2016, heroin is sweeping across the United States at unprecedented levels. More...

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How Much Do Shady Financial Practices Cost You, Exactly?
By Lynn Parramore
Posted July 30, 2016

financial parasitesAmerica's financial system is broken for all but a few at the top — that much is plain. The rest sense that we are stuck on the minus end of some great financial formula, but given the complexity and size of Big Finance, it's hard to pin down exactly why it happens and how it all adds up.

Enter economist Gerald Epstein of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has dived in and crunched the numbers, and the results are eye-popping. Epstein and his colleague Juan Antonio Montecino look at exactly how families, taxpayers and businesses get ripped off by dubious financial activities and tally up the costs in a new paper for the Roosevelt Institute, "Overcharged: The High Cost of Finance." (The Institute for New Economic Thinking has also supported several papers by Epstein). More...

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Japan's "Helicopter Money" Play: Road to Hyperinflation or Cure for Debt Deflation?
By Ellen Brown
Posted July 29, 2016

helicopter moneyIf the Japanese experiment is in play, it could settle a long-standing dispute over whether helicopter money will "reflate" or simply hyperinflate the money supply.

Not that allowing the government to issue money is so radical. It was the innovative system of Benjamin Franklin and the American colonists. Paper scrip represented the government's IOU for goods and services received. The debt did not have to be repaid in some other currency. The government's IOU was money. The US dollar is a government IOU backed by the "full faith and credit of the United States." More...

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Stop Drinking the Kool-Aid, America: Political Fiction in an Age of Televised Lies
By John W. Whitehead
Posted July 28, 2016

bread and circusesTune into a political convention and you will find yourself being sucked into an alternate reality so glossy, star-studded, emotionally charged and entertaining as to make you forget that you live in a police state. The elaborate stage show, the costumes, the actors, the screenplay, the lighting, the music, the drama: all carefully calibrated to appeal to the public's need for bread and circuses, diversion and entertainment, and pomp and circumstance.

Politics is a reality show, America's favorite form of entertainment, dominated by money and profit, imagery and spin, hype and personality and guaranteed to ensure that nothing in the way of real truth reaches the populace. More...

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US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade
By Mnar Muhawesh
Posted July 27, 2016

US soldires protecting poppy fieldsThe "War on Drugs" and the "War on Terror" are more intertwined than that media and our elected officials would like us to think.

And this became full front and center when the U.S.-led global crusades overlapped in Afghanistan, leaving in their wake a legacy of death, addiction and government corruption tainting Afghan and American soil. In the U.S., the War in Afghanistan is among the major contributing factors to the country's devastating heroin epidemic.

Over 10,000 people in America died of heroin-related overdoses in 2014 alone– an epidemic fuelled partly by the low cost and availability of one of the world's most addictive, and most deadly, drugs. More...

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Trump's Treasury Wouldn't Resurrect Glass-Steagall – Here's Why
By Shah Gilani
Posted July 26, 2016

Goldman Sachs nexusIf you read the 58-page draft of the Republican Party's official party platform you'll come across a surprising one-liner: "We support reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 which prohibits commercial banks from engaging in high-risk investment." But before Republican big-bank haters get excited, everyone should know that's not presidential candidate Donald Trump's one-liner.

Based on who Mr. Trump is reportedly considering for Treasury Secretary in his would-be cabinet, it's highly unlikely, Republican platform rhetoric aside, a Trump Administration would be even remotely interested in resurrecting Glass-Steagall. Frighteningly, but not surprisingly, there's a huge Goldman Sachs nexus connecting the end of Glass-Steagall to the future prospect of reviving it, with Donald Trump squarely in the middle. More...

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Florida's Slimed Waters Should Prompt National Wake Up Call
By Alisa Coe
Posted July 25, 2016

Florida outbreakThe shocking images of fluorescent green slime coating Florida rivers and beaches, published worldwide over the Fourth of July holiday, will serve as another national wake up call. Although this may be the first time people around the country have seen this lurid slime, it's not Florida's first horrific algae outbreak.

Thousands of citizens are using their cameras and social media accounts to document the ugly truth of what's happening in South Florida, where the government pumps billions of gallons of water polluted by Big Agriculture out of Lake Okeechobee, in the state's center, through rivers and out to the east and west coasts. More...

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Here's how it works: Industry, lawmakers and money mingle in Cleveland
by Ashley Balcerzak and Robert Maguire
Posted July 24, 2016

protecting Pfizer spnsorship of  eventsHouse Speaker Paul Ryan's impassioned speech to unite the GOP on Tuesday was not the last he would give in Cleveland. A national Republican organization brought in the big guns for their fundraiser, with Ryan headlining the event to inspire donations.

In the tranquility of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, miles away from the madness surrounding the Quicken Loans Arena, Ryan stressed the need to coordinate and strengthen the Republican party on the federal, state, local and federal levels. His audience? A bevy of state legislative leaders rubbing elbows with industry interests. More...

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The Curious Case of Vanishing Lady Liberty; Only Gold and Silver Remember Her
by Guy Christopher
Posted July 23, 2016

Lady LibertyThe very first word anyone ever saw on a circulating United States coin was the word "LIBERTY." From half-cents to silver dollars, each featured the likeness of an unnamed woman. The images varied, thanks to different engravers, but together they became recognized as Lady Liberty. Many, maybe most, of young America's citizens were illiterate. "Liberty" may have been the first word they ever learned to read. If not, they surely knew her face. The Revolutionary War for them was not ancient history.

The Founding Fathers knew all gold, silver, and copper is sound money and didn't mind that American coinage circulated alongside colonial and foreign coins depicting kings and queens. But Lady Liberty alone belonged to the United States. Her anonymous image spoke plainly to a cornerstone of human freedom – private wealth – in your hands, belonging to you, no counter-party strings attached. More...

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The Federal Reserve is a Ponzi Scheme
By Alan R. Adaschik
Posted July 22, 2016

Federal Reserve is a ponzi schemeMost Americans are proud to be American and consider the United States to be the greatest nation in all of history, and there are many things we can point to which substantiates this belief. However, everything in life is transitory and when all is said and done, history will judge that instead of America being something special to be admired, Americans were suckers who fell hook line and sinker for the worst Ponzi Scheme the world has ever seen: the Federal Reserve Bank, more commonly known as the Fed.

Like a Ponzi scheme, it began with a lie concocted solely to suck in its intended victims — the promise to regulate the US economy such that economic booms and busts would be eliminated. In truth the opposite has been the case since the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913. In fact, the Fed actually played a role in bringing about the Depression of 1929 and the deep recession which presently grips the nation. Secondly, similar to a Ponzi scheme, the Fed takes our money and gives us nothing in return. The money we give to the Fed is not earned for any service it provides, nor is there any reasonable justification for us to give it them. More...