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US & Italy: 2 “Democracies” held to ransom by Big Money

U.S. Faces Government Shutdown in Obamacare Standoff By Democracy Now! The nation is on the eve of its first government shutdown in 17 years as the congressional standoff over the Affordable Care Act comes to a head. Just after midnight…

Mobsters in disgrace

On October 17, 1931, Alphonse Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Not because he was head of the Chicago underworld, Mafia capo who ran prostitution, illegal gambling and smuggling of alcohol. Not for the death of his competitors,…