Throughout the US, Native, Chicano, and other peoples are rejecting industrialized agriculture and are growing their own food instead, thereby reclaiming the health of their traditions, culture, bodies, and land.
Examples for Inspiration: In post-World War II USA and Europe, and many developing countries like Brazil and India today, the financial sector has been well regulated and controlled. Well-run public banks have played an ...
Public Banks-I like that idea. If we can sell American banks to the Chinese, why not the American people?
The Senate Banking Committee is responding to outrage over the news that J.P. Morgan lost some $3 billion in customer money because of a risky trading strategy. The committee is preparing for two hearings with regulators, and Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD), chair of the committee, is hoping that Jamie Dimon will testify in the near future. “Our due diligence has made it clear that the Banking Committee should hear directly from JPMorgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon,” Johnson said in a statementlast week.
Luckily for Dimon, the professional staff in charge of managing the banking committee will be quite familiar to him and his team of lobbyists. That’s because the staff director for the Senate Banking Committee is none other than a former J.P. Morgan lobbyist, Dwight Fettig.
In 2009, Fettig was a registered lobbyist for J.P. Morgan. His disclosures show that he was hired to work on “financial services regulatory reform” and the “Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2009″ on behalf of the investment bank. Now, as staff director for the Senate Banking Committee, he will be overseeing the hearings on J.P. Morgan’s risky proprietary trading. [MORE]
All Rights Reserved ™. 244 Fans. 40 minutes ago ( 4:50 PM). If only they had vouchers.... Really, if these same people ever place a vote for the GOP, they need another doctor's visit; to have their heads examined.
Bill Internicola is a 91-year-old, Brooklyn-born, World War II veteran. He fought in the Battle of the Buldge and received the Bronze Star for bravery. He’s voted in Florida for 14 years and never had a problem.
Progressive Democrats, progressives, liberals, global warming, transparent elections, economic and social justice (RT @PeterMcCay: Healthcare for All/Single Payer http://t.co/NXAEV2eu #singlepayer...)...
We're getting used to what's been going on during this campaign. That's dangerous. We should be reminding ourselves just how strange it is.
Start with this: Billionaires are buying civic mindshare.
That's right. A web of plutocrats, guided by a cadre of Karl Roves, is backing their ideal front man, Mitt Romney. Thanks to Frank Luntz, their class is known as the jobs creators, rather than, say, the Robber Barons, and pointing this out is known as class warfare.
Thanks to the Supreme Court's punting on disclosure, these billionaires are able to hack our elections secretly. Surely there are other Joe Rickettses out there, test-driving messaging at least as reptilian as his Son of Willie Horton strategy; we just don't know their names. It took a fluke -- a leak to the New York Times -- to let us in on this one, but there are other rocks we won't be lucky enough to see under. Now that the law against anonymous last-minute lying has been lifted, the 30 days before Nov. 6 is going to be all Orwell, all the time. [MORE]
I’ve been a longtime believer in the power of grassroots action, but sometimes – as I watch moneyed interests win policy battle after policy battle at the (@JamieEldridgeMA on grassroots #mapoli support for single-payer...)...