Thursday, January 29, 2009

thursday reads

Iraq has taken the first move in effectively throwing Blackwater Worldwide out of the country, by informing the US security company that it will no longer be authorised to work within its borders.

Glenn Greenwald: The Definition of A "Two-Tiered Justice System"

General stike in France

Violet Blue: When Teens Make Their Own Porn, Who's Being Exploited?

Nick Turse: The Human Costs of the Economic Crisis

Amy Goodman: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail

Terry Jones: My Future As An Arms Manufacturer

Frozen in indifference

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

wednesday reads

Bailout recipients used taxpayer money to fuck over workers.

Three days after receiving $25 billion in federal bailout funds, Bank of America Corp. hosted a conference call with conservative activists and business officials to organize opposition to the U.S. labor community's top legislative priority.

Participants on the October 17 call -- including at least one representative from another bailout recipient, AIG -- were urged to persuade their clients to send "large contributions" to groups working against the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), as well as to vulnerable Senate Republicans, who could help block passage of the bill.

ACLU tests Obama with request for secret Bush-era memos

In an economy where so many people are overqualified, having an advanced degree is virtually worthless.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich On Our Current Economic Situation

Monday, January 26, 2009

monday reads

Bolivians yesterday approved a new constitution granting more power to the country's indigenous majority and rolling back half a millennium of colonialism, discrimination and humiliation.

Sen. Russ Feingold introduces 28th Amendment

Paul Krugman: Bad Faith Economics

Chicago police arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly impersonating one of their own Saturday.

Caution. Zombies Ahead.