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Protest on Wall St.

Alex Nathanson | Photos from Todays Protest on Wall St. more...  11 Comments

Healthcare Bottom Line: Workers Pay More

Counterhegemonic | The creation of a single-payer national healthcare insurance is therefore they very definition of the term "bailout." The only difference, and this is a key difference in a society in which corporations monopolize political power, is that instead of the government purchasing worthless mortgage-backed securities, the entire society would be relieved of the financial stress of healthcare bills and psychological anxiety of a future where healthcare is not a guarantee.
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what $700 billion can do

dendy | what exactly does $700 billion mean? how does that translate into real world expenses? and what could we really do with it? here's what i think--and why the prospect of giving it to wall street makes me grumpy. more...  2 Comments

Stay Tuned: Indypendent to Live Blog Today’s Protest at Wall Street

Indypendent Staff | Indypendent reporters will be in the streets today reporting live from the Wall Street protest. For breaking news, stay tuned to indypendent.org. For the Indy's past coverage of the economic crisis, see  http://www.indypendent.org/2008/09/25/gambling-economy-goes-bust more...  4 Comments

Bailing Out the Billionaires

Mitchel Cohen | It's only $700 billion AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT. Will the Democrats, who control Congress, give Treasury Secretary Paulson (Goldman Sachs) unlimited authority to give our trillions to his friends on Wall Street? more...  0 Comments

Bailouts

Kenn Spacefield | Bailouts give you healthy circulation in your rectum. more...  0 Comments

Department of Energy Demands 800 Billion Dollars, Threatens to Shut Off Lights

Anarkhos Press International | Americans risk a dim future if they refuse to stand and deliver. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Sisters in the Brotherhood; Stupid Financial Markets

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | please note our new web page is
www.buildingbridgesradio.org

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
National Edition
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg more...  0 Comments

Activists Disrupt Reception for Colombian Prez to Protest Free Trade Agreement

TradeJustice NY Metro | Two activists disrupted a reception for Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez to denounce Uribe’s support for a free trade agreement between the US and Colombia. Activists shouted, “No Free Trade Agreement with Uribe’s death squad government! Over 100 union organizers have been killed in the last 2 years in Colombia! Uribe is lying about demobilizing the death squads! The free trade agreement will mean more Afro-Colombian communities displaced for oil palm plantations and more indigenous people displaced for oil pipelines!” more...  5 Comments

No Bailout Without Penalty

Todd Vachon | Unfortunately the corporately owned media is treating this like just another big bailout, necessary to "save the middle-class." Missing is the fact that this current economic crisis is not simply the result of a few greedy "bad apples", but was in fact a very predictable result of 3 decades of deregulation by Republicans and Democrats alike. more...  0 Comments

NO to the "Banker Bailout" Proposal

SP-USA (NYC) | Wall Street is responsible for cleaning up its own mess...The government will become an ATM for bad investments. more...  0 Comments

Cross Examining Capitalism

Doug Page | UCLA Professor Jared Diamond studied four civilizations that perished and three that survived. Diamond listed two choices that those societies which adjusted and survived made while those that failed did not: willingness to change core values and long term planning. more...  0 Comments

Changing the Rules to Keep the Ruling Class in the Drivers Seat

sd | A better solution to the financial crisis is to cancel all debts. more...  0 Comments

Paulson's Lies Escalating: What You Can Do About it

moonwolf | From the Market oracle, the most complete analysis with timeline and reference links describing the history of escalating lies of Secretary Paulson and Ben Bernanke, and the systematic steps leading to the debacle that has brought US taxpayers to the brink of losing any remnant of their Constitutional Democracy and paying the robbers for robbing them as the final insult.
Call the Capital switchboard 800-270-0309. Hundreds of calls will not be ignored. more...  0 Comments

AIG 'Bail-Out" Must Be a Guaranteed Government Loan

peter stern | A "Bail-Out"? A Blank Check for AIG?

Is Congress comprised of idiots?

Do our legislators think we are stupid? more...  0 Comments

Get Out the Pitchforks and Lighted Torches: Protest at Wall St. This Thursday at 4 p.m.

John Tarleton | This week the White House is going to try to push through the biggest
robbery in world history with nary a stitch of debate to bail out the Wall
Street bastards who created this economic apocalypse in the first place.

This is the financial equivalent of September 11. They think, just like
with the Patriot Act, they can use the shock to force through the
“therapy,” and we’ll just roll over! more...  2 Comments

Wall St. Protest This Thursday at 4 p.m.

Outraged Citizen | With millions of people reeling from the recent implosion of the U.S.'s financial system, Wall Street is demanding a $700 billion taxpayer-financed bailout. This is beyond brazen. We cannot trust either the Republicans or the Democrats to do the right thing. We have to raise our voices to speak out and challenge this system of legalized robbery. Those of us who live in New York have a chance to grab the media spotlight this Thursday while the bailout legislation is still being debated and give a public face to the anger and the dismay that millions of Americans are feeling. See you there! more...  0 Comments

Un afiche de 2003

elbop | Un afiche desde las calles de Los Angeles California en 2003... more...  0 Comments

Reverend Billy Leads Protest Against Union Square Privatization

Alex Nathanson | On Thursday, September 18, a group of about 35 people dressed in chef’s uniforms, banging pots and pans, and led by Reverend Billy made their way through Union Square in protest of the privatization of the Children’s Pavilion. more...  3 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: McCainonomics vs. Obamanomics

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
presents this 28 minute radio program.
TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW more...  0 Comments

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