Monthly Archives: December 2013

Moyers: Political System Bought: Lock, Stock & Pork Barrel

Bill Moyers: The End of Democracy

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The American Injustice System

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report ** Willie Smith Ward, 43, a habitual offender, attempted to steal a $35 rack of pork ribs from a grocery store in Waco, Texas. SENTENCE:  50 years in prison. He must serve at least a … Continue reading

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NOT TOO BIG TO JAIL

Iceland’s jailed bankers ‘a model’ for dealing with ‘financial terrorists’ RT/ December 14, 2013 By jailing four top officers of Iceland’s failed Kaupthing Bank, the country showed the world the right way to deal with the people largely responsible for … Continue reading

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One-Sided Battle

WAR ON THE POOR The Shameful Ways the GOP Makes It Bad To Be Poor in 21st-Century America By Sasha Abramsky/Monterey County Weekly/ December 5, 2013 The past year hasn’t been a good one for poor people in America. First, … Continue reading

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Forgotten Words, Forgotten Ideas

BPR Quote of the Day Fireside Chat, April 14, 1938

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THE REAL MANDELA

BPR Quotes of the Day 12 Mandela Quotes That Won’t Be In the Corporate Media Obituaries On “sanitizing” the legacy of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela By Common Dreams/ December 6, 2013 Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at age 95, was … Continue reading

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IT’S US–THE CONSUMERS–THAT DO IT

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don’t ‘Create The Jobs’ By Henry Blodget/ Business Insider/ November 29, 2013 As America struggles with high unemployment and record inequality, everyone is offering competing solutions to the problem.  In this war of words (and … Continue reading

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Holiday Spirit-Corporate Style

The Strip/ Brian McFadden/ New York Times

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Your Disappearing Civil Liberties

A New York Times Op-Doc 

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