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In this episode of Talk to Al Jazeera, Noam Chomsky sits down with Rosiland Jordan to talk about the two main tracks of his life: research and political activism. Chomsky emphasizes "The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have. Read more...
By Suevon Lee, ProPublica, Jan. 7, 2013 U.S. gun policy is set by both state and federal law. We previously published an explainer on the ways states have eased gun restrictions. But federal policy, too, has become more gun friendly in Read more...
Via Occupy Wall Street, Real Democracy Now! Paris: To the financial institutions of the world, we have only one thing to say: we owe you NOTHING! To our friends, families, our communities, to humanity and to the natural world that Read more...
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a reporter on Monday that forcing the NYPD to submit to oversight from an inspector general would destroy the city of New York... Read more...
Lucas Gray, the television animator of "The Simpsons," and "Family Guy," has created a great video animation that tackles the concept of "trickle-down" economics, and prosperity through budget cuts that take needed funds away from necessities like education for our children. Read more...

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Bank of America announced on Friday that it will pay $2.43 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit with shareholders following its acquisition of Merrill Lynch in 2008. The $50 billion deal came within days of Merrill Lynch’s collapse, Read more...
A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a “nonpartisan public-private partnership”. But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge. Read more...
When: Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 5-7pm Where: Gracie Mansion (88 E End Ave, NYC) RSVP on Facebook | #OccupyGracieMansion The 1% mayor of NYC is so sure he can buy anything and anyone, as easily as he bought the office of mayor, Read more...
The famed award-winning investigative reporting team of Donald Barlett and James Steele have just published a new book, "The Betrayal of the American Dream," a followup to their landmark bestseller, "America: What Went Wrong?" As Republicans and Democrats continue disputing who should bear the brunt of the tax burden, Barlett and Steele argue that America’s middle class has been decimated over the years due to policies governing not only taxes but also bank regulations, trade deficits and pension funds. Read more...
Big money and big media have coupled to create a ‘Disney World’ of democracy in which TV shows, televised debates, even news coverage is being dumbed down, resulting in a public less informed than it should be, says Marty Kaplan, Read more...