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Weekly Audit: Banks Get Big Bucks, Consumers Get Bupkis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Banks Get Big Bucks, Consumers Get Bupkisby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the Federal Reserve announced a plan...

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Home

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Homeby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Earlier this month, Bank of America (BOA), the country's larges...

Why Liberals Don't Stand a Chance in the Corporate Media

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

No wonder the conventional wisdom in Washington holds, without evidence, that the United States is a "center-right" country. Those making that argument might not be real, informed commentators -- but they play them on TV.

Arianna Discusses Green Jobs, Education, and 'Third World America' On 'Democracy Now'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on Democracy Now to discuss key points from her latest book, "Third World America."

Overtime: Justice for Troy Davis

Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin

We are appalled by the treatment of death row prisoner Troy Davis. An unfortunate reality is that justice costs, and if you cannot afford the dream team of attorneys, you are in a world of trouble.

Weekly Audit: Are Handouts For Billionaires More Important Than Feeding Children?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger The crazy conservative assault on government spending has become one of the most irrational economic policy d...

Santana Rocks the 80th Birthday Tribute to Human Rights Icon Dolores Huerta: Si Se Puede!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

For some, the proposition of going "door to door and person to person to get good people elected," may sound like a very lofty goal. But it's not too lofty for Dolores Huerta.

Gulf Fisheries Opened: Safe Or BP Politics, PR and "Sock Puppetry?"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator, announced the re-opening of a substantial portion of the southeast section of the closed fishing area in Gulf ...

Weekly Audit: Why Elizabeth Warren Should Head New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger With the Wall Street reform bill finally cleared through Congress, activists and intellectuals are pushin...

Weekly Diaspora: Department of Justice Challenges Arizona's SB 1070--What's next?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed suit against the state of Arizona in an effort to overturn a string...

Change? Green Jobs Advocate Faces Prison for Dropping Banner, BP and Massey Go Free?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A legendary nonviolent advocate dropped a "Green Jobs Now" banner down the hallway of the Hart Senate Office Building. He faces up to three years in prison. Let's put this bizarre situation in context.

Weekly Diaspora: White House Likely to Sue Over Arizona's Racial Profiling Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Hope for a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year has fallen by the wayside, but the Obama administration is rallying for one last hurrah before mid-term elections in November.

Weekly Mulch: Citizens Lead Cochabamba Climate Negotiations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental advocates from around the world gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia, this week and resolved that, ...

Weekly Audit: How Deregulation Fueled Goldman Sachs' Scam

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against Goldman Sachs and underscored w...

Weekly Mulch: Cochabamba Summit to Combat Climate Change Innovatively

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders, and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Boli...

Israel Reroutes Its Barrier, But Many Question if This is a Real Victory for Palestinians

Christopher Alessi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Alessi

Since 2002, Israel has been building a massive concrete partition in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank. Israelis call it the "security barrier." For Palestinians, it is the "apartheid wall."

Weekly Audit: Congress Must Get Tough On Wall Street

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Congress returns from its April recess this week with financial reform at the top of its to-do list. With mil...

Weekly Mulch: BP Oil Spill Stalls Climate Bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger "There's a dead dolphin on this beach," Mother Jones' Mac McClelland, wrote yesterday in Louisiana. It's one...

Weekly Diaspora: Border Patrol Gone Wild

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 14-year-old Mexican boy on June 7. At RaceWire, Julianne Hing reports t...

Weekly Mulch: Off-shore drilling, auto emissions, mountaintop mining from Obama administration

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama announced this week that his administration would open areas from Delaware to Florid...

Ten Things You Can Do to Help Progressive Journalism

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

What's wrong with this picture? Air America vanishes into the ether, while Glenn Beck indoctrinates 2.7 million daily viewers with his histrionic brand of right-wing lunacy.

Weekly Audit: How Superhero Hilda Solis is Winning the Fight for Workers' Rights

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger While the poor judgment of top-level officials at Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget frequently...

Health Care: The Day After...

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

It never was about Health. It never was about universal coverage. Access does not equal care and certainly not quality care. Yes, one side "won." But this is not a victory for you.

Ryan Grim On The Next Step For The Public Option (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post congressional correspondent Ryan Grim appeared on the Democracy Now! news program this morning to discuss the recent passage of health...

Pelosi Makes Her Move; GOP Rep. Calls for Coup

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has laid out a strategy to pass health care reform in the next couple of d...