November 2nd, California’s voters had a chance to make history. The state which took a bold step in 1996 when it became the first state to offer medicinal marijuana has found that it is out of steps, at least for now. Prop 19, California’s ballot initiative to effectively legalize recreational marijuana use, has failed. That [...]
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On October 13 the moratorium on deep sea oil drilling in the Gulf, put in place after the catastrophic oil spill caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April, was allowed to expire by the Obama administration. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that industry insiders may not be pleased with the [...]
First, they were cheating on their tests. Now, they’re raiding the homes and offices of anti-war activists, gathering up documents from Minneapolis, Chicago, and North Carolina. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is charged with domestic law enforcement in the United States. Apparently, domestic law enforcement also entails criminalizing points of view. Back to the most [...]
Wikileaks recently released over 90,000 documents related to the war in Afghanistan. What’s in the documents? Pakistani support for the Taliban. Cover up of civilian deaths on a regular basis. Death. Destruction. Or, to put it another way: nothing to see here. That’s if you’re watching mainstream media.
You know, it’s a shame that Stanley McChrystal had terrible things to say about the people he worked with, and now the media airwaves are saturated with ridiculous back and forth analysis of what happened. In case you missed it, the General has been fired due to comments he made to Rolling Stone–and now there’s [...]
Despite spending close to fifty million dollars to trick California’s voters, the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG & E)-created monster known as Proposition 16 failed to pass following California’s statewide primary elections on June 8th. Proposition 16, cynically described in PG & E advertisements as the “Taxpayer’s Right to Vote Act”, would have required a [...]
The ads have begun. PG & E wants you to have a choice…that you already have. Actually they want you to have no choice. It’s complicated.
The people. They’ve taken a beating lately. The Supreme Court ruling. Stalled health care reform. Now, your lights. And your television and your vintage toaster, too, if California’s utility provider, Pacific Gas and Electric has its way. You see, PG&E has spent millions of dollars trying to make sure that they are the only game [...]
So, everything didn’t go exactly as planned in Copenhagen. At the climate summit, commonly known as COP15 (the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change-in case you were curious), prominent nonprofits were locked out of the debate, and more than a few accusations surfaced that [...]
In a joint statement released by the White House, the United States and the European Union “condemn the continuing human rights violations in Iran” since last year’s June 12 presidential election. In the face of ongoing human rights violations, the United States and the European Union are now said to be considering further sanctions. Now I am not here to argue that the Iranian regime is friendly to the human rights interests of the people of Iran. The people of Iran are oppressed, and they deserve freedom, just like everyone else.
We the corporations of the United States of America, in order to create a more favorable investment climate, evade regulation, and increase quarterly earnings, do declare these truths to be self evident… Thank you, Supreme Court, for staying true to the glorious principles upon which this country was founded. Primarily among them: the untrammeled right [...]
Blame Canada. December 29, 2009–In response to the humiliation they endured at the hands of anti-corporate pranksters at the Copenhagen conference, officials from Environment Canada convinced an Internet Service Provider to block access to two websites the pranksters created to pull off their elaborate hoax. Claiming that they wished to avoid creating ‘confusion’, and that [...]
Europeans arriving on the shores of the New World faced a serious dilemma: How to claim this valuable land for themselves when there already millions of people living here? Columbus was quick to find an answer: “They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it [...]
Child slavery is a rampant problem in the chocolate industry, well known to manufacturers. Yet the problem persists.
It is a great testament to the power of these towering falsehoods that one can speak of the Cold War as an ideological struggle without being laughed out of the room. Certainly powerful forces were at play in the conflict between the Soviet Union and the West, but not the ones so readily referenced in mainstream analysis.