PUBLISHED BY HARPER’S MAGAZINE (EST. 1850) February 4, 2014 In his fifth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 from $7.25, expressed frustration with congressional obstructionism, and announced plans to take executive action when legislation was being blocked, including by raising the minimum wage for federal government contract workers. … Continue reading Harper’s Weekly Review
By Ryan Koronowski on January 31, 2014 at 4:36 pm “7 Facts That Weren’t In The New State Department Report On Keystone XL” President Barack Obama arriving at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, Okla.CREDIT: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez The State Department released its final supplemental environmental impact statement on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on … Continue reading 7 Facts That Weren’t In The New State Department Report On Keystone XL
They Can’t Tell the Truth Monday, 03 February 2014 09:26 By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers , Popular Resistance | Op-Ed In the last week there were two high profile events that highlighted the inability of those in power to reflect reality and put forward solutions to the urgent problems faced by the United States … Continue reading They Can’t Tell the Truth
Tom Dispatch / By Tom Engelhardt Humans Could Really Bring About the End of the World via Climate and Nuclear Disasters But the idea of a futureless humanity is difficult to take in—so the media just doesn’t cover it. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ f9photosFebruary 2, 2014 | To stay on top of important articles … Continue reading Humans Could Really Bring About the End of the World via Climate and Nuclear Disasters
Margin Debt Hits All-Time High in December by MIKE WHITNEY The Fed’s easy money policies have pushed margin debt on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to record levels laying the groundwork for a severe correction or another violent market crash. In December, margin debt rose by $21 billion to an all-time … Continue reading Prelude to a Crash
AlterNet / By Maria Myotte Where to Eat If You Want to Support Restaurants That Pay Their Workers a Living Wage There are a growing number of owners championing worker-friendly policies—through living wages and other policies. Photo Credit: Restaurant Opportunities Centers United January 29, 2014 | Good ole’ Costco made national news again during … Continue reading Pwr 2 the WELL-PAID peons!
Published on Monday, February 3, 2014 by TruthDig.com The Menace of the Military Mind by Chris Hedges Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, center, and other officials testify on Capitol Hill last Wednesday at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on national security threats. From left: National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen, FBI Director James Comey, … Continue reading Pwr 2 the PEACE-SEEKING peons!