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By Mike Krauss

What is at stake in the Ukraine?

The barricades outside the Donetsk regional administration building are plastered with anti-fascist posters. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The barricades outside the Donetsk regional administration building are plastered with anti-fascist posters. Not everybody swallows Western propaganda. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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Paul Craig Roberts is a former senior member of the Reagan administration and former editor of the Wall Street Journal who fearlessly exposes the continuing corruption of the government in Washington. He coined a phrase to describe the U.S. corporate dominated media: “presstitute media.” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently provided a good example of what Roberts is talking about. Continue reading »

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Breaking down Ellison’s pay on the assumption of a 40-hour workweek means that the CEO makes more in an hour ($37,692.31) than a typical worker is likely to in a year—paying the much lower capital gains tax rate on almost all of it…”

Ellison

Ellison

By Julien Kiemle, wsws.org
22 April 2014

Earlier this month, the data firm Equilar published its list of the highest paid CEOs for 2013. The report paints a picture of vast inequality, with extraordinary sums being paid to a tiny layer of the population. Pay for the top-earning 100 CEOs in the US increased by 9 percent last year, to $13.9 million a piece. Continue reading »

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rowanWHEREIN our colleague Rowan Wolf, editor of Cyrano’s Journal Today, and a professor of sociology with the Community College in Portland, lays out the essential information about this topic. (First compiled in 2007)

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Cyber-Threats and Intimidation Via “Computer Cowboys”
by JOHN F. BOROWSKI
Bundy supporters playing  freedom fighters against the Feds.

Bundy supporters playing freedom fighters against the Feds.

An email from an ex-student (this past Thursday) alerted me that a certain “computer person” named “Alex Hart” had posted my home address on the “Bundy Ranch”Facebook page. Previously, I had posted articles about the current Bundy situation, suggesting that indeed the BLM had been too heavy handed, that Mr. Bundy should pay  his grazing fees and that many of the individuals posting “data” about public/BLM lands were simply wrong. I had been met with everything from a cacophony of “Agenda 21” conspiracy alerts to the reasoned dialogue of computer screen pundits: “fuck you”, “troll”, -and “liberal socialist.” I expected that, but, when “Alex Hart” found and posted my address–telling me, in effect, that they weren’t interested in facts or honest discussion and, moreover, that they knew where I live—a line was crossed. I “blocked” Alex Harts’ messages and sent a note to the Facebook team. Continue reading »

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Apr 222014
 
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The Smoking Pop-Gun

Kerry shooting his self-righteous lying mouth off.

Kerry shooting his self-righteous deceiving mouth off.

by DIANA JOHNSTONE

On Friday, April 18, President Obama voiced his righteous indignation over anti-Semitic fliers pasted on synagogue walls in the pro-Russian eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.  The fliers, calling on all Jews to register or face expulsion, had appeared the day before and were instantly denounced by Donetsk leaders as a gross provocation and a forgery. here Continue reading »

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