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Ashton Carter Says Yes To SecDef Nomination, Will There Be Real Procurement Reform?

By: Wednesday December 3, 2014 12:43 pm

After two passes it appears the White House finally has its nominee for Secretary of Defense. Ashton Carter announced on Twitter that he received a phone call from President Barack Obama nominating him to be the next Secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel who announced his resignation last week. Both Senator Jack Reed and [...]

Black Friday Walmart Strikes Target 1600 Stores, Joined By Black Lives Matter Protesters

By: Friday November 28, 2014 9:58 am

#Ferguson protestors+Walmart worker supporters join forces in #Cleveland #blacklivesmatter #walmartstrikers pic.twitter.com/RERigOwDfZ — North Shore AFL-CIO (@ClevelandAFLCIO) November 28, 2014 Today is one of America’s most cherished holidays – buy more things than you need day aka Black Friday. Given that Black Friday draws in large amounts of shoppers with promises of extraordinary deals Walmart workers [...]

Does Anyone Want To Be The Secretary Of Defense?

By: Friday November 28, 2014 7:52 am

Senator Jack Reed has followed former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy in taking himself out of consideration for being the next Secretary of Defense. Reed, who was the frontrunner, said he was not interested in the job shortly after the previous frontrunner, Flournoy, dropped out of the selection process to determine who [...]

Assange Details Google’s Collaboration With US Government, EU Parliament Votes To Break-up Google

By: Friday November 28, 2014 5:29 am

Search monopoly Google is facing new scrutiny as Wikileaks Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange has accused the company of essentially being a tool for the US government. In his new book Assange reportedly claims that, contrary to public proclamations of a commitment to privacy, Google gives the FBI and CIA open access to Google users’ information with [...]

Walmart Workers Leave Food Donation Bin Outside Alice Walton’s Manhattan Condo

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 10:15 am

BREAKING: #WalmartStrikers return food bin to Alice Walton's Park Ave. condo, saying they want a raise, not charity. pic.twitter.com/3b0lCgj7o3 — The Other 98% (@other98) November 24, 2014 With the Black Friday protests looming, Walmart workers in Oklahoma decided to take a bin set aside for people to donate food to impoverished Walmart employees and have [...]

US, Canada, And Ukraine Only Countries To Oppose UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 7:43 am

In an awkward vote at the UN both the US and Canada as well as Ukraine voted against a resolution that condemned the glorification of Nazism. Ukraine has a complicated history with Nazism especially as it has neo-Nazis within the new power structure in Kiev, but the US and Canada would seemingly have no trouble [...]

Officer Wilson’s Claims On Michael Brown Shooting Questioned, Protests Enter Third Night

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 5:52 am

Though Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch made it clear he had no interest in prosecuting the man who killed Michael Brown, he did release the evidence he presented to the grand jury which included Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson’s sworn testimony. Wilson also provided a detailed explanation and justification for his actions in an interview with [...]

Walmart Workers And Activists Planning Black Friday Protests

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 10:31 am

How about give everyone a raise? RT @ForRespect: #Walmart managers calling HQ to figure out what to do. pic.twitter.com/aCLiOVsSLB — Low Pay Is Not OK (@LowPayIsNotOK) November 26, 2014 In what is becoming a tradition, Walmart workers and labor activists are planning protests for Black Friday. This will be the third time in a row [...]

Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley Says CIA Should Arm Ukraine And Lie About It

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 7:55 am

In a discussion if US-Russia relations hosted by the Aspen Institute of Ideas former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley proclaimed that the US government, via the CIA, should send arms to the Ukraine government then lie about it. Hadley made the statement after claiming to value honesty and calling Russia dishonest. The call to [...]

Michael Brown Protests Go Coast To Coast, Officer Wilson Speaks To Press

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 5:54 am

Americans marched to support justice for Michael Brown and proclaim “Black Lives Matter” from coast to coast yesterday. The nationwide protests occurring in approximately 37 states came in response to Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announcing there would be no indictments after a very odd grand jury process and a general feeling among many in the [...]

Israel Moves to Become Formal Ethnocracy

By: Tuesday November 25, 2014 9:52 am

In a seemingly inevitable move the Israel government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has formally moved to restrict national rights in Israel to Jews alone. The law has passed the cabinet and if it passes parliament then the pretense of a pluralistic democracy is over – to be a true Israeli one must be Jewish, [...]

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