Sunday, September 30, 2012



IN THE NEWS AND IT’S NOT ALL PRETTY

9 Frightening Things About America’s Biggest Police Force
Tana Ganeva and Laura Gottesdiener
The NYPD has expanded into a massive global anti-terror operation with surveillance and military capabilities unparalled in the history of local US law enforcement.

Student Debt Hits Record 1 in 5 US Households
Common Dreams Staff
Nearly one in five American households are now strapped with student debt, a new record for the US public, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.  The report cites soaring tuition costs as well as a marked increase in college enrollment, due to a lack of jobs in the economic recession, as the major causes of the heavy increase in student debt. Adding to the weight of the debt is the continued faltering of the economy, which supplies fewer college grads with jobs after graduation, making it difficult to begin payments on the high interest loans.

Forbes 400 List Reveals Why the Greedy Rich Fully Deserve Your Contempt and Jesus’s
Lynn Parramore
The bulk of America’s superwealthy refuse to pull their weight and kill opportunity for the rest.  And they want your thanks!

Oil Spill in Paerdegat Basin, Authorities Say Stay Away
Ned Berke, Sheepshead Bites

How Do You Take Your Poison?
Chris Hedges’ Column
We will all swallow our cup of corporate poison. We can take it from nurse Romney, who will tell us not to whine and play the victim, or we can take it from nurse Obama, who will assure us that this hurts him even more than it hurts us, but one way or another the corporate hemlock will be shoved down our throats. The choice before us is how it will be administered. Corporate power, no matter who is running the ward after January 2013, is poised to carry out U.S. history’s most savage assault against the poor and the working class, not to mention the Earth’s ecosystem. And no one in power, no matter what the bedside manner, has any intention or ability to stop it.

Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline

No One at Home – How to Deal with Foreclosures in Your Community
AnnBrown, Madame Noire

5 Biggest LIES About America’s Public Schools – Debunked
Kristin Rawls, AlterNet
Here’s the truth behind 5 of the most destructive myths about public education.

Israel PM Draws Red Line (Literally) on Mythical Iranian Bomb
Common Dreams Staff
The only problem, however, is that Netanyahu's claims are betrayed by the facts and, as is always the case, were offered amidst the lingering reality that Israel refuses to acknowledge the existence of its own nuclear arsenal. ---- Netanyahu's claims at the UN, like that of most western media, "are awash in misleading narratives, incomplete histories, and outright fiction about Iran and its nuclear program."

"Protect Our Park! Keep the gas industry out of Gateway National Recreation Area" --Take a moment and please, sign on here: http://carpny.org/sign-the-petition/


Julian Assange: The Audacity of US Policies
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/27-1

Amy Goodman: Romney Has a Jobs Plan ... for China
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/27-2

Dana Goldstein: Bad Lessons From 'Won't Back Down'
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/27-9

Jeff Nygaard: Social Security: Solidarity, Not Investment
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/27

Ralph Nader: Barack to Mitt: Corporations Run the Economy
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/28

Pakistan Foreign Minister: Drones Are Top Cause Of Anti-Americanism
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/28-2

France's 'Toughest' Budget: Super Tax on the Super Rich
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/28-0

Voyage Reveals 'Planetary Scale' of Plastic in Oceans
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/28-4

Big Pharma Medicaid Fraud Penalties at Record High
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/28-1

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