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Police State America - A Look Back and Ahead

Stephen Lendman | An analysis of how post-9/11 the republic was destroyed more...  1 Comments

Bolivia: Drastic action needed

By Darrall Cozens in La Paz, Bolivia | In Bolivia, poverty and inequality are on the increase because the government has not been able to implement its National Development Plan. A report drawn up by the Planning Ministry in Bolivia and an arm of the United Nations, the UNFPA, came to the following conclusion: "There is social and economic inequality in the country due to a lack of government policies to bridge the gaps and these inequalities will increase as time passes."

The figures say it all. Poverty affects 6 out of 10 Bolivians, while 4 out of 10 live in extreme poverty. The situation is getting worse each year because the annual growth rate of the population is 200,000, but 174,000 of these will live in poverty. While the bourgeoisie plays with hunger strikes to gain so-called Autonomy, some 15,000 children die each year from hunger or hunger related diseases.

On the same day that the UN report appeared, it was announced that annual economic growth had fallen from 4.5% in 2006 to 3.8% in 2007. At the same time inflation has risen to 12% mainly due to the rising cost of foodstuffs. Here are two examples. In 6 months a kilo of rice in Santa Cruz had doubled in price from 4 Bolivianos to 8. Gas bottles used for cooking had risen from 25Bs to 50Bs, but it was still hard to find any because most are being exported to Peru where they will sell for up to 125Bs. So business does not worry if Bolivians have no gas to cook with as long as they make a profit. more...  0 Comments

Cynthia McKinney Announces Green Party Presidential Campaign

GreenGenes | Cynthia McKinney Announces she's seeking the Green Party Nomination for President. more...  11 Comments

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo: Economist or Politician?

CONSUMERS DOMAIN | I think I’m a pretty good economist, but a very bad politician.”
- by Gloria Macapacagal-Arroyo

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2008 GOP Presidential and VP Team Giuliani and Perry

Dr. Peter Stern | Demi-Gods or Demons? You be the judge.

Of the 2 men Giuliani is the better-known nationally, but neither one deserves the support of his GOP party or the American people. more...  0 Comments

Petition to Replace Pelosi as Speaker of the House to Advance Impeachment

Scott Creighton | By using Rule IX of the House Rules, a question of privilege can determine the Speakership vaccant. Then another can be suggested by the majority who will live up to their constitutional obligations, and bring to the floor of the House of Representatives, the articles of impeachment of Dick Cheney and George Bush. more...  0 Comments

ICE: 21st Century Pinkerton Thugs

repost from daily kos | This clip from a Daily Kos blog details how companies are using ICE to beat down workers. This is a short clip. Follow the link to the full story. more...  0 Comments

FCC Proposes Greater Media Consolidation

Stephen Lendman | FCC proposal will harm independent journalism. more...  0 Comments

From Alternet: MYTH OF CLEAN COAL

antrim caskey | Just as the American people and the world are beginning to recognize the necessity of shifting to renewable energies, Big Coal, in collusion with an out-of-step administration, is pushing their dirty fossil fuel as the solution to our nation's energy crisis. more...  1 Comments

Workers Assassinated at the Thyssen Krupp Steel-works in Turin!

ICP | During the night of Thursday December 6 the latest in a tragic series of "industrial accidents" struck 7 proletarian families at the Thyssen Krupp steel-works of Turin: 7 workers were overcome and charred by flames in a section where metal castings are cooled by an oil bath. Antonio Schiavone, 36 years old, married and father of 3 children was incinerated immediately, while 3 other workers, after suffering critical burns, died a few days later. more...  0 Comments

Gujarat Polls 2007 - Phase 1 Offstumped Predictions

Nagesh Bhushan | Summary of predictions
BJP assured - 34 , Congress assured - 16 , Tossups (seats with less than 3% margin) - 23

Unpredictable (seats with no incumbents in fray or a history of flip-flopping) - 14 more...  0 Comments

International Anarchist Conspiracy Communique # 4

IAC | READ: more...  12 Comments

The [FREE!] Unconventional Action Paper is Out at Last!

Cat with Bat | Get them while you can! more...  3 Comments

Hillary: Say No to Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Bill

Jessica Lee, The Indypendent | A demonstration took place outside of Senator Hillary Clinton’s New York office Dec. 10 to encourage her to vote against the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act (S. 1959) if the bill should make it to the floor of the senate. more...  7 Comments

The 2008 Snake Race: Just reach inside the bag and pick our next president!

Dr. Peter Stern | Apparently, anyone with a few million bucks worth of wealthy special interest campaign contributions can run for U.S. President. more...  1 Comments

The Educated Fool

Bobby Meade | The Educated Fool: This is a four part Forum Topix post. Many of the mentioned Forum Topix Sites are accessible via Directory Topix. To access US Forum Topix, type City and/or State Forum Topix:
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Ritual Gloating Postmortems

Stephen Lendman | Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez more...  0 Comments

Tomorrow: Memorial Ride

Street Memorial Project |
After 2 deaths in 2 days last week, and 23 deaths so far this year, we are ready to ride, are you?


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08 - RNC Protesters Won't Be Caged

CSD | ST. PAUL (AP) ― Assistant St. Paul Police Chief Matt Bostrom on Monday assured state lawmakers that demonstrators outside the Republican National Convention won't be confined to fenced-in areas. more...  5 Comments

PHILIPPINES: Gloria Arroyo is a Human Rights Violator!

Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates | Hers is a Morally Bankrupt Government with Distorted Human Rights Values!

Malacañang’s (Presidential Palace) cash gifts, for whatever fabricated excuses and delayed explanations, has exposed the governance of Ms. Gloria Arroyo as morally bankrupt.

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