August 2011


As the Super Congress eyes trillions in budget cuts that will undermine the quality of life for most Americans, here’s a stunning fact to contemplate: 25 hugely profitable U.S. companies paid their CEOs more last year than they paid Uncle Sam in taxes. (more…)

Bahrain: An island kingdom in the Arabian Gulf where the Shia Muslim majority are ruled by a family from the Sunni minority. Where people fighting for democratic rights broke the barriers of fear, only to find themselves alone and crushed. (more…)

Democracy Now!

Bryce Covert

This week’s credit check: Average student debt can spiral up to $100,000 with interest and late payments. (more…)

Before the Gulf War in 1991, Iraq enjoyed the highest female literacy rate across the Middle East, and more Iraqi women were employed in skilled professions, like medicine and education, than in any other country in the region. (more…)

Russia’s Kommersant newspaper said that sources of the Russian delegation accompanying Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in his visit to Venezuela confirmed that both governments want to create a bank (more…)

William Fisher

When I read the brilliant report by the Associated Press about the cozy and very secret relationship between the New York City Police Department and the Central Intelligence Agency, I had a distinct but inchoate feeling of déjà vu. (more…)

Greenwald added that American political culture had “decided our highest political officials are free to break the law without consequences” and Obama had continued the “evisceration of the rule of law for political elites.” (more…)

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