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2013: In Los Angeles, 50 Workers Arrested in Biggest Civil Disobedience against Walmart — Ever!

Hundreds protested against Walmart’s “poverty wages” outside L.A’s Chinatown Walmart. On Thursday night, Los Angeles police arrested 54 people in a massive civil disobedience involving more than 200 Walmart workers outside the newly opened Chinatown Walmart store, Fox News reported. The group of workers, suppo rters and clergy halted traffic by sitting in a circle and refusing to move despite threats from law enforcement. The police then responded with force, deploying hundreds of officers with riot gear and a helicopter to break up the peaceful protest. Organizers are calling the action — which was a protest against the retail giant’s “poverty wages” — the largest single act of civil disobedience in Walmart’s 50 year… Read More

2013: We Are in the Midst of Defeating the Largest Corporate Trade Agreement in History

The awakening of mass political consciousness is happening, and corporate elites can’t do a thing to stop it. These are times of great secrecy and misinformation. Government and corporations hide their actions to avoid public disapproval and accountability. Courageous truth-tellers are persecuted for exposing the deep corruption. We depend on whistleblowers to expose the lies and shine light on information that is hidden from the public so we can understand what is happening around us. We need to know the truth in order to participate in the great debates that shape our futures. This week, we learned that a brave whistleblower gave the text of the full intellectual property chapter of… Read More

2013: Why Americans Are Still Scared of Female Bosses

Even in 2013, many people still prefer men in charge. It’s a bias problem that doesn’t have any objective reality. Who would you rather work for: a man or a woman? According to a recentGallup poll, just over half of Americans say they don’t have a preference, but those who do strongly lean towards men. Forty percent of women and 29% of men say they prefer a male boss to a female one, and the results are even more skewed when broken down by political affiliation – Republicans, unsurprisingly given their socially conservative views, strongly prefer male bosses, while Democrats are about evenly split. That political divide helps to shed some… Read More

2014: Comcast’s Costly Package

The proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable is misguided, monopolistic and bad for the U.S. economy. This article originally appeared on Al Jazeera America, and is reprinted here with their permission. If you’re wondering why ordinary Americans aren’t even close to achieving economic prosperity nearly five years after the official end of the Great Recession, you should pay close attention to the proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by Comcast. The deal, which was announced last week, would create a monopolistic behemoth, reducing competition in the telecommunications sector and granting the consolidated companies more power to simultaneously raise prices and depress wages. It would reduce the number of jobs… Read More

2014: The Market Is Not The Economy And The Winner-Takes-All Society

You hear that old saw that “the market is not the economy,” a lot these days, and for good reason. As ConvergEx’s Nick Colas notes, the S&P 500 breaks to record highs – but U.S. labor markets remain sluggish; investor portfolios do well – but over 47 million Americans (more than 15% of the population) are still in U.S. food stamp program – the same as August 2012. The important question now is: “Is the market TOO different from the economy?” Record corporate profits – the reason for all-time highs in U.S. equities – come with little hiring or wage gains.  The hottest growth stories are business models with lots of… Read More

2014: The Street Car Conspiracy. How General Motors Deliberately Destroyed Public Transit

by Bradford Snell The electric streetcar, contrary to Van Wilkin’s incredible naïve whitewash, did not die a natural death: General Motors killed it. GM killed it by employing a host of anti-competitive devices which, like National City Lines, debased rail transit and promoted auto sales. This is not about a “plot” hatch by wild-eyed corporate rogues, but rather about a consummate business strategy crafted by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., the MIT-trained genius behind General Motors, to expand auto sales and maximize profits by eliminating streetcars. In 1922, according to GM’s own files, Sloan established a special unit within the corporation which was charged, among other things, with the task of replacing… Read More

10 Disturbing Trends in Subliminal Advertising

Subliminal advertising has gone mainstream – fake news, mind control scripts, propaganda and stealth voicemail are in wide use by corporations, government bodies and industry groups. By Martin Howard HowTheyChangeYourMind.com Some of the biggest advertisers are taking their advertising away from full page ads and television spots and spending up on hidden persuasion. You won’t find these secret messages in ice-cubes or flickering film footage like they were in the sixties. Subliminal advertising has gone mainstream – fake news, mind control scripts, propaganda and stealth voicemail are in wide use by corporations, government bodies, and industry groups. Have you spotted any of these? 1. Point of Sale Mind Control Scripts Clothing… Read More

12 Numbers About The Global Financial Ponzi Scheme That Should Be Burned Into Your Brain

The numbers that you are about to see are likely to shock you.  They prove that the global financial Ponzi scheme is far more extensive than most people would ever dare to imagine.  As you will see below, the total amount of debt in the world is now more than three times greater than global GDP.  In other words, you could take every single good and service produced on the entire planet this year, next year and the year after that and it still would not be enough to pay off all the debt.  But even that number pales in comparison to the exposure that big global banks have to derivatives… Read More

America’s Dangerous Turn to Anti-Intellectualism

The rise in academic book bannings and firings is compounded by a growing disregard for scholarship itself. Recently, I found out that my work is mentioned in a book that has been banned, in effect, from the schools in Tucson, Arizona. The anti-ethnic studies law passed by the state prohibits teachings that “promote the overthrow of the United States government,” “promote resentment toward a race or class of people,” “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group,” and/or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.” I invite you to read the book in question, titled Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, so that you can decide… Read More

A Red-Flashing JOLT: Manufacturing Job Openings Signal Recession Dead Ahead

Contrary to the April nonfarm payroll data, today’s JOLTS report was simply ugly. First, the total number of Job openings of 4014K, missed significantly the expected number of 4125K, dropping 111K last month, and the worst since December’s 212K tumble when as everyone recalls, the weather was extensively scapegoated as the reason why the economy is not performing as the priced to perfection central planning expects it to. And now that weather excuses no longer can be abused, the experts finally repeated what we first said in November when we reported that “The Time To Hike Rates Is Now According To The Beveridge Curve” starting with Stone McCarthy: … Typically openings… Read More

Chomsky: There’s an Overt Corporate Effort to Indoctrinate American Children

The academic talks about education and indoctrination, ISIS, and the media in a new interview. This article first appeared on Truthout. History teacher Dan Falcone and English teacher Saul Isaacson spoke with Noam Chomsky in his Cambridge office on September 16, 2014, about education and indoctrination, the 1960s, the Powell memorandum, democracy, the creation of ISIS, the media and the way “capitalism” actually works in the United States. Dan Falcone: We’re in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with Professor Noam Chomsky. I am Dan Falcone with Saul Isaacson, and this is actually the third time I’ve visited you. So I wanted to thank you for that. And since I am a teacher, I wanted… Read More

Chomsky: Thinking Like Corporations is Harming American Universities

There’s been a very sharp increase in the proportion of administrators to faculty and students in the last 30-40 years. The following is an edited transcript (prepared by Robin J. Sowards) of remarks given by Noam Chomsky last month to a gathering of members and allies of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh, Penn. On hiring faculty off the tenure track That’s part of the business model. It’s the same as hiring temps in industry or what they call “associates” at Walmart, employees that aren’t owed benefits. It’s a part of a corporate business model designed to reduce labor costs and to increase labor servility. When universities… Read More