Change Is Coming: Factory Farms’ Days May Be Numbered Animal welfare advocates, rejoice by Ocean Robbins In one of history’s most stunning victories for humane farming, Australia’s largest supermarket chain, Coles, will as of January 1 stop selling company branded pork and eggs from animals kept in factory farms. As an immediate result, 34,000 mother … Continue reading Here’s To Sophie!
November 28, 2012 by Common Dreams Tax the Rich, Take Your Hands Off Medicare: Overwhelming US Majority – Common Dreams staff A large majority of US citizens would like to see higher taxes on the rich and oppose cuts to Medicare as an answer to the US deficit, according to a poll released Wednesday by … Continue reading Tax the Rich, Take Your Hands Off Medicare: Overwhelming US Majority
AlterNet / By Steven Rosenfeld 5 Ways the GOP (And Obama) Have Undermined Our Democracy The institutions designed to make campaign finance more transparent and to ensure that election technology is evolving are paralyzed by empty leadership positions. November 27, 2012 | Is Barack Obama — the former constitutional law professor and voting rights activist … Continue reading Does This Make Obama a Closet Republican?
That the United States is center-right and Obama needs compromise on slashing the welfare state is a myth by Paul Rosenberg “Facts are stupid things,” Ronald Reagan once said, hilariously misquoting Founding Father John Adams, your typical elitist Enlightenment intellectual, who actually said, “Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, … Continue reading A Grand Bargain is a Grand Betrayal: The Forgotten, Lonely World of Facts
Solidarity Through Charity: Occupy Evolves and Lives by Carl Gibson I know what it’s like to be hounded by bill collectors. And regardless of how I feel about the Tea Party’s politics, if they spearheaded an initiative to abolish the $6,000 in medical debt I had racked up in Houston, Texas after breaking my elbow … Continue reading Pwr 2 the OCCUPY peons!
AlterNet / By Thom Hartmann Grover Norquist, Enemy of the State? Norquist has connived over the years to get hundreds of members of Congress to violate their own oath of office by pledging to keep billionaires’ taxes low. November 26, 2012 | Numerous Republican lawmakers have signed a pledge never to vote for tax hikes, … Continue reading Time to Drive Benedict Norquist Over the Fiscal Cliff
AlterNet / By Paul Bucheit Ten Numbers the Rich Would Like Fudged The numbers reveal the deadening effects of inequality in our country, and confirm that tax avoidance, rather than a lack of middle-class initiative, is the cause. November 19, 2012 | 1. Only THREE PERCENT of the very rich are entrepreneurs. According to both … Continue reading EAT. THE. RICH.