Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Misery-Industrial Complex

How Imperial San Franciscans Loot the Planet DiFi and Blum: a Marriage Marinated in Money By WILL PARRISH and DARWIN BOND-GRAHAM On April 17, 2009, with the edifice of the global economy rotting under an architecture of monumental greed, war deficits, … Continue reading

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Wall Street Moves in for the Kill

The War on Consumers and Labor Heats Up By MICHAEL HUDSON Throughout the world, scaling back the 20th century’s legacy of progressive taxation and untaxing real estate and finance has led to a public debt crisis. Property income hitherto paid … Continue reading

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Hiring Death Squads Is Coming Back to Haunt U.S. Companies

"After we restored order and became the local agents of law enforcement, managers for Chiquita and Dole plantations relied upon us to respond to their complaints…We would also get calls from the Chiquita and Dole plantations identifying specific people as … Continue reading

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The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth — What's It Going to Take to Get It Back?

Paul Buchheit, from DePaul University, revealed, "From 1980 to 2006 the richest 1% of America tripled their after-tax percentage of our nation’s total income, while the bottom 90% have seen their share drop over 20%." Robert Freeman added, "Between 2002 … Continue reading

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Same Empire, Different Emperor

A complete list of countries and territories occupied by US troops.   Afghanistan Albania Algeria AngolaArgentina ArmeniaAustralia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belgium Belize Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burma Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Chad Chile China … Continue reading

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Top five health insurers posted 56 percent profit gains in 2009

According to a study by a pro-health reform group published Thursday, the nation’s largest five health insurance companies posted a 56 percent gain in 2009 profits over 2008. The insurers including Wellpoint, UnitedHealth, Cigna, Aetna and Humana, which cover the … Continue reading

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More Pain for Devastated Haiti: Under the Pretense of Disaster Relief, U.S. Running a Military Occupation

AlterNet / By Arun Gupta In one instance, Ives continued, a truckload of food showed up in a neighborhood in the middle of the night unannounced. “It could have been a melee. The local popular organization…was contacted. They immediately mobilized … Continue reading

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