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11.01.2014

The FBI, the NSA and a Long-Held Secret Revealed

The FBI, the NSA and a Long-Held Secret Revealed

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan This week, more news emerged about the theft of classified government documents, leaked to the press, that revealed a massive, top-secret surveillance program. No, not news of Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency, but of a group of anti-Vietnam war activists who perpetrated one… »

09.01.2014

JPMorgan Pays $2.6 Billion Fine to Avoid Criminal Charges in Madoff Case

JPMorgan Pays $2.6 Billion Fine to Avoid Criminal Charges in Madoff Case

The financial giant JPMorgan Chase will pay $2.6 billion to settle allegations it failed to disclose suspicions of fraud in what turned out to be a massive Ponzi scheme by Bernie Madoff. Senior executives at JPMorgan Chase had serious doubts about Madoff’s investment business at least 18 months before it… »

07.01.2014

“Drugs Aren’t the Problem”: Neuroscientist Carl Hart on Brain Science & Myths About Addiction

“Drugs Aren’t the Problem”: Neuroscientist Carl Hart on Brain Science & Myths About Addiction

Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! As we continue our conversation on the nationwide shift toward liberalizing drug laws, we are joined by the groundbreaking neuropsychopharmacologist Dr. Carl Hart. He is the first tenured African-American professor in the sciences at Columbia University, where he is an associate professor in the… »

04.01.2014

Ex-Obama official urges clemency for Snowden

Ex-Obama official urges clemency for Snowden

President Barack Obama’s former top official has said that the National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden should be offered clemency. Anne-Marie Slaughter, the former State Department director of policy planning, tweeted on Thursday that she totally agreed with a New York Times editorial which called for clemency for Snowden, who… »

03.01.2014

US journalist sues NYPD over Occupy protest arrest

US journalist sues NYPD over Occupy protest arrest

An American journalist has filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department, saying NYPD cops illegally beat and arrested him while he was covering the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Chris Faraone was reporting for the Boston Phoenix, an alternative weekly, when an NYPD police… »

31.12.2013

USA: The shocking redistribution of wealth in the past five years

USA: The shocking redistribution of wealth in the past five years

Anyone reviewing the data is likely to conclude that there must be some mistake. It doesn’t seem possible that one out of twenty American families could each have made a million dollars since Obama became President, while the average American family’s net worth has barely recovered. But the evidence comes… »

28.12.2013

The Other 98% Urges Wall Street to Donate $91 Billion in Bonuses to Victims of Financial Crisis

The Other 98% Urges Wall Street to Donate $91 Billion in Bonuses to Victims of Financial Crisis

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both hit record highs on Thursday while the NASDAQ surged to its highest level in over 13 years. The year-end rally is expected to add a boost to the massive bonuses Wall Street is preparing to hand out this year. The largest Wall… »

21.12.2013

Obama Wrongs the Bill of Rights

Obama Wrongs the Bill of Rights

President Barack Obama proclaimed Dec. 15 Bill of Rights Day, praising those first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution as “the foundation of American liberty, securing our most fundamental rights — from the freedom to speak, assemble and practice our faith as we please to the protections that ensure justice… »

21.12.2013

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez for Democracy Now! A court in Canada has ruled Ecuadorean farmers and fishermen can try to seize the assets of oil giant Chevron based on a 2011 decision in an Ecuadorean court found it liable for nearly three decades of soil and water pollution… »

18.12.2013

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

By Edward Snowden Source: Folha De S. Paulo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Translation/source, ZNet Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government’s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist’s camera. I shared with the world evidence proving… »

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