SYRIZA Achieves Victory in Greek Elections

By: Sunday January 25, 2015 5:10 pm

SYRIZA won 149 seats out of 300 in Greek parliament with more than 75 percent of voters already tallied. While the coalition did not gain the majority, it basically achieved a massive victory after the assault by European elites warning Greeks not to vote for SYRIZA. Thirty-six percent of Greeks voted for the coalition compared [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Can Be Passed This Year Says Obama’s Asia Representative

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 9:16 am

Evan Medeiros, the Obama administration’s representative in Asia, believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could pass this year. Medeiros was at the Brookings Institute for an event and was asked about President Barack Obama’s reference to the free trade agreement during his State of the Union address. Medeiros said the U.S. was “confident” the agreement can [...]

Obama Administration Officials Not Worried About Drop in Oil Prices

By: Wednesday January 14, 2015 8:30 am

Amid the significant drop in oil prices, it may be expected officials in the Obama administration would consider changes to their energy policies. Cities expecting the fracking boom to continue are seeing the bubble pop right in their face. Goldman Sachs, noteworthy for its dependence on oil and natural gas on profits, believes prices will drop to $40 per barrel over the [...]

New Report Highlights “Revolving Door” Between Government and LNG Firms

By: Friday November 21, 2014 7:16 pm

A report titled “Natural Gas Exports: Washington’s Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat” released on Sept. 19 revealed the power and success of liquefied natural gas companies in pushing for their agenda through the U.S. government. By hiring former lawmakers and officials from both parties, LNG firms are able to gain more contracts to expand production [...]

McKibben, Hedges, Klein, Sawant and Sanders Speak on Next Steps for Environmentalists

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 2:35 pm

On the night before the People’s Climate March, activists, scholars and civilians gathered at All Souls Unitarian Church in the Upper East Side in New York City to hear leading figures speaking about the environmental movement today and what strategies may work in the future. The event was hosted by Brian Lehrer of WNYC radio [...]

A Lively Atmosphere at the People’s Climate March

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 7:22 am

The People’s Climate March featured a diverse amount of people and groups with major themes scattered throughout the march under the banner of environmentalism. With the United Nations General Assembly occurring two days later, organizers hoped to create an event to raise awareness through the efforts of those in attendance. “We want to make sure [...]

Savage Capitalism Returns As Recovery Misses Working Class

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 11:13 am

Though Thomas Piketty’s book Capital In The 21st Century has proved popular among establishment intellectuals, the research in the book validates one of the most common radical critiques of capitalism  – that when unrestrained by governments or social movements capitalism is a reckless and malevolent enterprise. And so after 30 years of Neoliberalism savage capitalism [...]

The Myth Of A ‘Skills Gap’ And Our Phony ‘Education Crisis’

By: Monday March 31, 2014 10:14 am

Ask a Neoliberal why trickle down economics is not working in America and there are a few standard excuses offered. The excuses range from the fringier “inner city people are lazy” to the boilerplate “government is distorting markets” to the more establishment friendly “it’s a lack of education.” Let’s put racial dog whistles and reactionary [...]

Late-Campaign Pledges Show American Mythologizing of Business

By: Tuesday October 30, 2012 8:30 am

Just as a reminder of how captured our government has become, President Obama has embarrassingly floated the prospect of a Secretary of Business for his second term. First of all, we already have a Secretary of Commerce, which is pretty much an irrelevant federal agency. So much so, in fact, that the President has proposed [...]

Brutal 30-Minute Anti-Romney Attack Ad Released

By: Thursday January 12, 2012 7:01 am

The full 30-minute attack ad called “When Mitt Romney Came to Town” is out, and it is really hardcore. Dolloped with a hint of xenophobia (Romney speaks French in the film twice), the film features the roadkill from the freight train of vulture capitalism, the workers who had the misfortune of getting caught up in [...]

BREAKING: CEO Takes Responsibility for Actions of His Company

By: Friday May 20, 2011 1:50 pm

Masataka Shimizu, the head of the Japanese utility TEPCO, resigned today after the nuclear accident in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in March. Workers are still trying, with varying degrees of success, to get the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under control. “I take responsibility for this accident, which has [...]

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