Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Ten Wealthiest Financiers in America Are Not Worth $900,000 an Hour

 by LesLeopold via AlterNet Dear Messrs, Tepper, Soros, Simons, Paulson, Cohen, Icahn, Lampert, Griffin, Arnold and Falcone, It’s now estimated that about 150,000 teachers will lose their jobs next year because of the financial crisis touched off by your industry. On … Continue reading

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Terminally Stupid People Have Always Been With Us

We’ve Seen the Likes of the Teabaggers Before By WILLIAM BLUM A US Army 6-page pamphlet, “How to Spot a Communist”, informed us that a communist could be spotted by his predisposition to discuss civil rights, racial and religious discrimination, … Continue reading

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Temping Down Labor Rights: The Manpowerization of Mexico

For more than four years, Margarita Estrada assembled and tested computers at a Foxconn factory in the central Mexican city of Guadalajara. Preparing 120 CPUs an hour for shipping was a “stressful” job, the young woman says. Part of Estrada’s … Continue reading

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Cleaning iPhone screens, 62 Chinese workers poisoned

American multinational corporation Apple is going to launch iPhone 4G, Apple fans around the world eagerly await. But behind the fanaticism, some people paid for it with their health. In Jiangsu Province, China, during the manufacture of the iPhone touch-screen, … Continue reading

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After Religion Fizzles, We’re Stuck With Nietzsche

By Chris Hedges We are rapidly losing the capacity for the moral life. We reject the anxiety of individual responsibility that laid the foundations for the open society. We are enjoined, after all, to love our neighbor, not our tribe. … Continue reading

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Total Surveillance State No Longer Science Fiction

Were US Special Forces Involved in the Arrest of Faisal Shahzad? Jeremy Scahill Reports are emerging suggesting that secret US military intelligence aircraft were used to find and locate Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of attempting to set off a … Continue reading

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