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Friday Talking Points -- Democrats' 'Middle Class Jumpstart' Agenda

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The biggest political event of the week (for Democrats, at any rate) was Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats rolling out a new campaign agenda -- the "Middle Class Jumpstart" -- in the tradition of Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America."

The World Cup Spilleth Over: As the Soccer Games End, Political Ones Begin

Danny Schechter | Posted 09.09.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

Forget the impressive ideals of global harmony. Ratings and revenues are the driver with minimum attention paid to celebrating diverse cultures or teaching the world about the world. No wonder there is so much unreported corruption on all sides. The World Cup does not belong to the world.

Occupy Founders Launch the After Party in Detroit

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Originally Posted at PopularResistance.org Some of the founding members of the occupy movement are launching a new political party -- THE AFTER Pa...

Drones in Yemen, Hunger Games in America, and Corporate Espionage

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

We hear the haunting yet absurd steps taken by the NSA to monitor citizens. Unfortunately for activists, revolutionaries, and other agents of social change, that's only the "state" prong of surveillance.

US Uncut Spreads Spirit of Madison: 50 Protests Saturday Over Budget Cuts, Corporate Tax Dodgers

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

This Saturday, nearly 50 protests are scheduled, targeting primarily the Bank of America, which has paid no income taxes while receiving $2.3 billion from the federal government in 2009, along with other corporate tax dodgers.