Day: January 26, 2011

Australia’s Katrina moment

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.

Fancy Hollywood Types, Facebook Founders Give Rahm Emanuel Over $11 Million in Campaign Cash

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, bestingREAD ON

Obama outlines right-wing, pro-corporate agenda in State of the Union speech

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 HouseREAD ON

Hogwash, Mr. President

“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 benefitREAD ON