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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Corporate Cronies and Political Revolution | Your Week In Review


  'Today We Begin a Political Revolution': Bernie Sanders Launches Presidential Bid in Vermont
by Lauren McCauley
"Don't underestimate me," says the independent who has entered to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. "We're going to do better than people think. And I think we got a shot to win this thing."
     
  Women March for Peace, Reconciliation in Historic Korean Border Crossing
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
International peace activists travel through heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from North to South Korea.
     
  Is US Trade Rep a Wall Street Crony? Groups Demand Transparency.
by Deirdre Fulton
Public interest watchdogs say Americans deserve to know what US top trade negotiator Michael Froman "has been privately saying to big banks."
     
  'The Challenge of Journalism… Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy'
by Bill Moyers
What happens to a society fed a diet of rushed, re-purposed, thinly reported “content?” Or “branded content” that is really merchandising — propaganda — posing as journalism?
     
  With Deadline in Sight, Senate Scrambles on Patriot Act
by Nadia Prupis
Sen. Dianne Feinstein pushes new legislation that would criminalize whistleblower activity on national security.
     
  The Arc of the Moral Universe... Is Twisted
by David Michael Green
Yes, the arc of the moral universe is long. It’s also painfully twisted, often turning back upon itself. And even when it arrives, it nearly always falls far short of its optimal destination.
     
  Hawaii to Norway to Scotland: Divestment Movement Racks Up Wins
by Nadia Prupis
Leaders cite destructive nature of coal and oil industries in decision to divest from fossil fuels.
     
  Devastating Floods in Texas Just Latest Example of Global Weather Extremes
by Jon Queally
The latest example of extreme weather in the United States is being tied to a global pattern of increasingly volatile events that are claiming lives and costing billions of dollars in damage each year.
     
  Sanders Bill Signals Growth of Broad Robin Hood Tax Movement
by Rose Ann DeMoro
Seven years after Wall Street gamblers wrenched the U.S. economy into the worst economic swoon since the Great Depression, the movement to make the high rollers pay some restitution to people and communities harmed by their profligacy is gaining stream.
     
  Meet the Corporate Villains Sponsoring the COP21 Climate Talks
by Sarah Lazare
"The effort of these corporations to green-wash their ongoing damage of the planet in order increase profit and gain public support is offensive," said Cindy Wiesner of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance.
     

 


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