Elizabeth Warren will have no effective power against financial predators.
By Patrik Parkes - The Global Educator
[Mountain Equipment Co-op] has for some years now aimed to be nothing but big. It dominates the market for hiking and camping gear, and now aims to dominate the bicycle business as well. MEC is a master of greenwash...In other words, it’s about as green as Chevron, “Mother Nature’s Gas Station”. MEC sees no contradiction between its purported green, ethical mandate, and shipping products halfway around the world in smoke-belching freighters and employing factories in human rights deficient locations like China and Israel.
In 2009, indigenous peoples throughout the world called for a global mobilisation ‘in defence of mother earth’ on October 12, reclaiming the day that used to be imposed as ‘Columbus Day’. Responding to this call, and the demand for a day of action for ‘system change, not climate change’ issued by the global movements gathered in Copenhagen last year, Climate Justice Action is proposing a day of direct action for climate justice on October 12, 2010.
By Mike Adams - Tuesday, June 29, 2010
In its never-ending attempt to fabricate "mental disorders" out of every human activity, the psychiatric industry is now pushing the most ridiculous disease they've invented yet: Healthy Eating Disorder...This is no joke: If you focus on eating healthy foods, you're "mentally diseased" and probably need some sort of chemical treatment involving powerful psychotropic drugs.
By GAIL DINES - May 17, 2010
As boys and men click around today’s popular [internet] sites they are assaulted by images of body-punishing sex that pushes women’s bodies to their limit. Gone are the coy smiles and in their place are women saying they love it and begging for more. But if you look carefully, some are grimacing, others crying and many look uncomfortable as their body is penetrated, pummeled and pounded by any number of men as they call her a whore or a slut. This is available to anyone who can turn on a computer.
By Donald Gutstein - April 29, 2010
The Fraser Institute’s school report-card program is merely the opening salvo in a campaign to strip public education of its funding...Every year teachers’-union executives...write op-ed pieces pointing out the serious deficiencies in the rankings...[T]he Fraser Institute couldn’t care less what the teachers say. It knows the report-card program is working the way it intends, which is to undermine public confidence in the public system.
By STEWART J. LAWRENCE - April 2-4, 2010
...[I]n recent years, there are growing charges that some self-styled yoga organizations and their high-profile teachers are preying on their students - replacing spiritual enlightenment with psychological manipulation, New Age “hucksterism,” and even cultic worship...These charges...have led to calls from public authorities to impose new business regulations on the nation's estimated 5,000 yoga "studios.”
New book chronicles inner workings of Saipan's garment factories from first ever first-hand perspective of a former garment factory worker.
By ADAM TURL - February 19-21, 2010
Today the largest employer in the U.S. (and the world) is the anti-union behemoth Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart's 1.4 million U.S. "associates" often earn poverty or near poverty wages...It was during the economic crises of the 1970s and the right-wing "Reagan Revolution" of the 1980s that Wal-Mart first blossomed into a retail giant. As recession and free-market policies rolled back [previous working class] gains...Wal-Mart thrived [and]...reproduced the conditions of its origin as it spread outward from Arkansas through the South and Midwest.
Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show featuring Raj Patel, who is a writer, activist and academic. He has degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University, has worked for the World Bank and WTO and been tear-gassed on four continents protesting against them.
By DANIEL DRENNAN - January 13, 2010
From an America that doesn't deserve him, Emory Douglas is coming to Beirut. For fifty dollars, one can enter an Art Center's hallowed halls and benefit from a workshop with the artist...Meanwhile, in a Lebanon that deserves him less, the Voices most in need of him remain outside, ever marginalized; waiting to be lifted, their song never heard.
Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show, November 06, 2009, featuring Phavia Kujichagulia, a Griot/Djialli (Oral Historian), musician, writer, poet, dancer who utilizes music, poetry and dance to heal and reveal history -- was a professor of Ethnomusicology and African Civilizations at World College West and Stanford University’s Workshop on Political and Social Issues.
By BRUCE E. LEVINE - December 4-6, 2009
When people become broken, they cannot act on truths of injustice. Furthermore, when people have become broken, more truths about how they have been victimized can lead to shame about how they have allowed it. And shame, like fear, is one more psychological way we become even more broken.
By Murray Dobbin - October 22, 2009
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has tossed the Canadian taxpayer a ticking time bomb. Why? So that he can maintain the fiction that he is a good economic manager and win a majority in the next election...“Every single U.S. lender specializing in sub-prime has gone bankrupt. The largest sub-prime lender in the world is now the Canadian government.”