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Kucinich Explains the LIBOR Scandal

Kucinich Explains the LIBOR Scandal | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
What has emerged from the Barclay\u2019s Bank inquiry is evidence that banks may have in fact been deliberately manipulating Libor rates for years.
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Unions Are in Peril

Unions Are in Peril | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The Knox decision is just the latest attack in the ongoing battle against labor.
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Astronomers spot first evidence of dark galaxies

Astronomers spot first evidence of dark galaxies | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

SANTIAGO — Astronomers in Chile using a powerful telescope have observed what appears to be evidence of the existence of dark galaxies, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced Wednesday.

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Radical Islamists call on Egypt to destroy pyramids

Radical Islamists call on Egypt to destroy pyramids | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Egypt’s new leader Mohammed Morsi receives disturbing calls to destroy ancient pyramids. Some Radical Islamists deem the monuments “symbols of Paganism,” and are encouraging the president to tear down the relics.
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National Reconnaissance Office Accused of Illegally Collecting Personal Data

National Reconnaissance Office Accused of Illegally Collecting Personal Data | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The office is so intent on extracting confessions that officials have rewarded polygraphers with cash bonuses.
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Are Banksters Redeemable? Interview With Former JPMorgan Director John Fullerton

Are Banksters Redeemable? Interview With Former JPMorgan Director John Fullerton | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

If we don't redefine self-interest, said Fullerton, in this conversation recorded in New York in late June: I think we will look back, and our grandchildren will ask us, What were you thinking?

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After $9 Billion in Losses, JPMorgan Still Wins With Co-Opted Congress, Hobbled Volcker Rule

After $9 Billion in Losses, JPMorgan Still Wins With Co-Opted Congress, Hobbled Volcker Rule | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) current budget of $1.32 billion is dwarfed by the $4 billion to $9 billion JPMorgan Chase may ultimately lose through disastrous gambling on derivatives and related instruments for its own accounts.
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John Deere, CVS Caremark, HP, MillerCoors and Best Buy Drop ALEC

Today, five new companies have pledged to stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). They include John Deere, CVS Caremark, MillerCoors, HP, and Best Buy.
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Partisan Motivation Behind Voter ID Laid Bare

Partisan Motivation Behind Voter ID Laid Bare | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Though evidence suggests laws requiring photo ID at the polls will suppress votes from Democratic constituencies like students and people of color, voter ID supporters have long claimed the laws are merely a nonpartisan, common sense effort to promote "election integrity." But recent developments in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin show that Republicans are counting on voter ID laws to deliver the presidency to Mitt Romney in 2012.

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Romney Avoids Taking a Stand on Supreme Court's Juvenile Sentencing Ruling

Romney Avoids Taking a Stand on Supreme Court's Juvenile Sentencing Ruling | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Evan Vucci/AP Photo Mitt Romney today said he favors “swift and severe punishment” for serious crimes, but wouldn’t go so far as to say he thought the Supreme Court was wrong to rule that mandated life without parole for minors convicted of...
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How The Hell Did Wall Street Get An Extra $16 Trillion? Bernie Sanders Explains.

How The Hell Did Wall Street Get An Extra $16 Trillion? Bernie Sanders Explains. | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Wall Street got everything it wanted. What did we get?
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Five Corporations Add Their Names to Growing List of Groups Dumping ALEC

Five Corporations Add Their Names to Growing List of Groups Dumping ALEC | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

by Common Dreams Staff

 

Five corporations, Deere & Co., MillerCoors, CVS, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Best Buy, are calling it quits with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), they announced Tuesday.

 

Michael Keegan, President of People For the American Way Foundation, welcomed the announcement, stating that “ALEC hurts Americans on a daily basis by promoting policies that suppress the vote, hurt working families, attack public education and destroy the environment." Noting that more and more companies are withdrawing their membership to the bill-factory, Keegan says that "ALEC’s ability to push its dangerous agenda through our statehouses diminishes every day."

 

The Nation's John Nichols has described ALEC as "a critical arm of the right-wing network of policy shops that, with infusions of corporate cash, has evolved to shape American politics."

Other big corporations to have cut their ties to ALEC recently include the Coca-Cola Company, Kraft and Johnson & Johnson, among others.

 

"We want to thank these companies for making the right decision, and we continue to call on all major corporations to stop funding ALEC given its involvement in voter suppression and its work pushing policies designed to benefit rich and powerful corporations at the expense of people of color, workers, and the environment," said Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. [MORE]


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Political Corruption Enhances the Influence of the One Percent | Republic Report

Political Corruption Enhances the Influence of the One Percent | Republic Report | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The Atlantic: Big Campaign Spending: Government by the 1% Here's what we must come to see: America has lost the capacity to govern.
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Congress Considers Prosecutions of Reporters Over Leaked Information

In response to New York Times stories that relied on leaks of sensitive national-security information, a House of Representatives panel on Wednesday discussed legislation that could allow journalists to be prosecuted for disclosing such information.
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Obama's Scramble for Africa Secret Wars, Secret Bases, and the Pentagon's "New Spice Route" in Africa

Few in the U.S. know about this superhighway, or about the dozens of training missions and joint military exercises being carried out in nations that most Americans couldn't locate on a map.

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Black Swan’s gay love scene prompts more complaints than any other film

Black Swan’s gay love scene prompts more complaints than any other film | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Natalie Portman's Oscar-winning performance as a troubled ballerina in Black Swan may have appealed to critics, but her lesbian love scene earned the film more complaints than any other in the UK last year.
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EXCLUSIVE: DoD Report Reveals Some Detainees Interrogated While Drugged, Others "Chemically Restrained"

EXCLUSIVE: DoD Report Reveals Some Detainees Interrogated While Drugged, Others "Chemically Restrained" | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Detainees in custody of the US military were interrogated while drugged with powerful antipsychotic and other medications that...
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DoD Report Confirms Interrogators Pulled "Deliberate Ruse" on Jose Padilla; Convinced Him Flu Shot Was "Truth Serum"

DoD Report Confirms Interrogators Pulled "Deliberate Ruse" on Jose Padilla; Convinced Him Flu Shot Was "Truth Serum" | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
In 2006, a lawyer for convicted terrorist Jose Padilla made an explosive claim in a federal court filing: the enemy combatant was given drugs against his will, believed to be some form of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or phencyclidine (PCP), to...
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Midwest Drought May Spark Food Inflation

Midwest Drought May Spark Food Inflation | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Experts warn it could mean higher costs for everything from a hamburger to a gallon of milk in the months ahead.
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NYPD Overstated Its Counterterrorism Record

NYPD Overstated Its Counterterrorism Record | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A review shows that the figure overstates both the number of serious, developed terrorist plots against New York and exaggerates the NYPD's role in stopping attacks.
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Romney to NAACP: ‘Vote for the other guy’ if you want free stuff

Romney to NAACP: ‘Vote for the other guy’ if you want free stuff | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reported that Mitt Romney had responded to being booed by the NAACP by telling them to vote for President Barack Obama if they wanted handouts.

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If You Have A Brain Tumor, GOP Rep. David Dreier Thinks You Should Die

If You Have A Brain Tumor, GOP Rep. David Dreier Thinks You Should Die | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Dreier vehemently rejects the provision in Obama's recently upheld HCR that bars insurance companies from dropping people based upon pre-existing conditions.
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(Updated) Brewer appointee resigns amid AZ effort to end domestic partner benefits

Finally some news. Never be afraid to stand-up for what is right.
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Corporate Tax Evasion Not Just in America

This video was shot before it was clear who would emerge from the GOP nominating process, and, before the Global Democracy Movement transformed the conversation in America from "left vs. right" to "1 percent vs. We the People."  

 

It examines the UK Uncut movement, as the people of Great Britian responded to a collusion of interests between government and its richest citizens to redistribute wealth upward from those who need it most to those who need it least. [MORE]

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Turnbull's civil unions support fails marriage equality

Turnbull's civil unions support fails marriage equality | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

"In his recent Michael Kirby Lecture, Malcolm Turnbull made an excellent case for same-sex marriage that came to an appalling conclusion, civil unions.

Part of the problem is that Turnbull has his facts wrong.

For example, his claim that civil unions are "better than nothing" has been shown by the overseas experience to be false.

Studies into the impact of existing civil union schemes in the US and Europe have all come to the same conclusion: civil unions have failed to fulfil their promise of equality and can actually make things worse."


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