Monday, July 16, 2012

THE LATEST IN THE NEWS

Not Again! How Our Voting System is Ripe for Theft and Meltdown in 2012
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet
The Republican war on voters is only the start of really big problems voters face in the 2012 presidential election.

How Out-of-Control Credit Markets Threaten Liberty, Democracy and Economic Security
Edward Harrison, AlterNet

J11: Zuccotti Re-Occupation Stirs Nostalgia for Last Fall

Banksters Take Us to the Brink
Bill Moyers & Michael Winship, Common Dreams

Green Party Convenes in Baltimore to Nominate Jill Stein for President and Ralph Nader has Endorsed Rocky Anderson’s Candidacy

The Selling of American Democracy: The Perfect Storm
Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

The New Totalitarianism: How American Corporations Have Made America Like the Soviet Union
Sara Robinson, AlterNet
Free-market capitalism was supposed to save us from the tyranny of faceless apparatchiks.  But that’s not what happened.

New York Activists Blockade Foreclosure Auctions to Stop Banks Selling Homes
Sarah Jaffe, AlterNet
In each of the five boroughs of New York City, each week, there’s a foreclosure auction.  And this week, community activists turned up to try and stop it.

So-Called Fiscal Cliff is Baloney; Our Economy Can Recover if Obama Focuses on What We Really Need – JOBS!
Marshall Auerback, AlterNet
Talk about deficits and tax cuts distracts us from the great New Deal lesson – An economy recovers when people go back to work.

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