Saturday, December 24, 2011

Time for the "DeGrowth" Economy | 10 Worst X-Mas Pop Songs | Not All Scrooges in the 1%



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The 10 Most Annoying Pop Christmas Songs of All Time

Why do pop artists have to get involved in Christmas?READ MORE

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / AlterNet

Goodbye 'Shop Til You Drop' Mentality: Renegade Band of Economists Call for 'Degrowth' Economy

The road to prosperity and happiness doesn't lead to the shopping mall, as most economists would have you believe. READ MORE

Christine MacDonald / AlterNet

The 1 Percenters Who Act Like Scrooge...and the Ones Who Don't

Some say that the 99 percent should shut up and thank the fatcats for their crust of bread. But a few 1 percenters think that's humbug. READ MORE

Lynn Parramore / AlterNet

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The Nasty Truth About the Online Retailers You Probably Used for Your Holiday Shopping

The workers who box the stuff we order online are often treated terribly. READ MORE

By Mac McClelland / Mother Jones Online


Russia's New Decemberists Gear Up for Massive Dec. 24 Protests

Widespread claims of election fraud and institutionalized corruption in Russia have inspired the biggest opposition protests in two decades. READ MORE

By Natalia Antonova / AlterNet


An Atheist's Plea on Christmas: 'Go Enjoy Real Life'

If anyone tries to make you feel ashamed, or inferior, or like your life will be dreary and intolerable because you don't believe in this lie they're telling you that's not OK. READ MORE

By Greta Christina / AlterNet


Happy Holidays, Corporate America - I'd Like to File a Complaint

As my Christmas gift to the One Percent, here's a suggestion: Take back some of those millions in executive compensation and invest them in real customer service. READ MORE

By Michael Winship /

War Industry's Accountants Can't Count

The war profiteers' shady lobbying campaign took another hit to its credibility today, as an accounting firm on which they relied to support their bogus "military spending = jobs" argument was cited for severe audit deficiencies. As our READ MORE

By Robert Greenwald /


Christmas -- 'Tis The Season of Right-Wing Blowhards and Their Faux-Outrage Machine

That right-wingers feel the need to push their faith with such craven tactics in the non-existant "war on Christmas" speaks volumes about the nature of spiritual self-doubt. READ MORE

By David Sirota / AlterNet

In 2012, Let's Bring Manufacturing Back to the U.S.
By Dave Johnson | Campaign for America's Future


Boston DA Subpoenas Occupiers' Twitter Info
By Joshua Holland | AlterNet


Egyptians Fight Back, Protest the Military


The 10 Craziest Economic Policy Ideas Of 2011
By Travis Waldron, Tanya Somanader and Pat Garofalo | Think Progress


Absurd: Tea Party Mayor Rejects Federally Funded, Job-Creating Amtrak Line
By Steve M. | No More Mister Nice Blog

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