In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger reports on the the scandalous neglect and failure of Australian governments to plan for a disastrous great flood long predicted, and the suppression of the reasons why.
RAHM EMANUEL’s back on the ballot for the Chicago mayoral race, and as it’s been known, he won’t be hurting for dough — the former White House staffer raked in over $11.8 million in the final months of 2010, besting his main competitor Gery Chico by more than a whopping $9 million, Forbes reports. But where did his health coffersContinue reading
By Patrick Martin 26 January 2011 [print_link] In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama outlined a reactionary political agenda that amounted to a full-scale embrace of the policies of the incoming Republican majority in the House of Representatives The speech was a demonstration of the bipartisan consensus of the American ruling elite. Both Democrats and RepublicansContinue reading
“I’m asking Democrats and Republicans to simplify the system. Get rid of the loopholes,” Obama said in his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. “A parade of lobbyists has rigged the tax code to benefit particular companies and industries.” At the same time, Obama said the nation cannot afford to make permanent lower tax ratesContinue reading