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#201   INDEX FOR CURRENT NEWS ISSUES

#228  POLITICAL NEWS—DECEMBER OF 2012 TO FEBRUARY OF 2013

#227 POLITIAL NEWS--SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER OF 2012

#226  POLITICAL NEWS—JUNE TO AUGUST 2012

#225  POLITICAL NEWS—MARCH TO MAY OF 2012

#204  CARTOON GALLERY

#209  THE ARTISTS

#202  South America

#208  Peoples’ socialist movements   

#203  Corporate

#210  International news

#231   U.S. International Policy

#211  Vote counting fraud

#230   Washington Watch

 

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#224 POLITICAL NEWS—OCTOBER & NOVEMBER OF 08

#223 POLITICAL NEWS—AUGUST & SEPTEMBER OF 08

#222 POLITICAL NEWS—JUNE & JULY OF 08

#221 POLITICAL NEWS—APRIL & MAY OF 08

#220 POLITICAL NEWS—FEBRUARY & MARCH OF 08

#219  POLITICAL NEWS—DECEMBER & JANUARY OF 08

#218  POLITICAL NEWS—OCTOBER & NOVEMBER of 07

#217  POLITICAL NEWS—AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 07

#216   POLITICAL NEWS—JUNE & JULY of 07

#215   POLITICAL NEWS—APRIL & MAY of 07

#214   Political news—February & March 07

#213   Political news—December & January of 06-07

#212   Political news—October & November of 06

#207   Political news—August & Sept 06

#206   Political news—June & July 06

#205  Political news--April & May 06

 

 

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#1 Enlightenment, collection of the best

 

#31 Health, medical science, drugsover 400 evidence based articles and as much art

 

# 220 VIDeoCASTS & U-TUBE, for those who like the visuals  “A” extra art

 

# 125 The Crash On the economic collapse;

 

#151  The Depression   “A” extra art

 

 

Political-economic sites:

#111 World Trade Organization  A

#123 Neoliberalism at Work  A

#125 The Crash A

#131 The Depression

#133 BANKING HISTORY & EFFECT

#134 Democrats Obama

#135 Globalization

#136 Populism

#106 Economics    A

#119 Economic Developments  A

#121 Economics the Dismal Science

#132 Economic graphs  A

#116 OIL  A

#128 Terrorism Hegemony

#129 Obama Watch

#21  Muckraking Political Articles

#23  Critical of capitalism  A

#126 Corporate system

#117 Federal court system

#12   Penal system

#2    Utopia  A

#14   Labor  A

#28   Nuclear war threat  A

#118 Iraq war A

#127  Military war  

#120 Election reform  A

#124 Managed-Corporate Press

#41   Medical business abuses

#130 Big Pharma at work

#103 Parliament of Whores  A

#104 Government, Presidency, Congress, Courts

#25  Bush Bashing

#112 Bush watch   A

 

 

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Boris Artzbasheff

Alan Aldridge

Asterix

Carl barks

Pieter Brueghel

Salvador Dali

Dabara and Jesse

Mauritis Cornelis Escher

H. R. Giger

Abdul Mati Klarwein

Andre Matins de Barros

Todd Schorr

Robert Venosa

Michael Whelan

Patrick Woodroffe

Robert Wyland

 

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The Truth About Drug Companies by Marcia Angell, MD.  Absolutely the best book on profits and drugs for it reveals—without being technical and tedious--more about the workings of the profit system and its relationship to government than all others—and it’s available on audio CD. (1-20).   For chapter 6 of her book.

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NEOLIBERALISM

 

There is an evil afoot, neoliberalism.  It is neither new nor liberal, but the organized effort of multinational corporations and international banks to increase their profits.  In the developed nations they have been the principle contributors to the politicians and parties that support their flat-world policies.  And in the third world through the WTO and IMF (their tools) they have set out a broad agenda and won support through loans of which a portion is siphoned off.  These loans come with clauses that require adopting flat-world policies:  Policies that require opening the resources, the media, the utilities, and banking, the borders, and the very market place to being taken over by international banking and corporations.  These polices are promulgated through trade treaties with titles such as NAFTA, CAFTA, and MAFTA.  There are clauses in these trade treaties which permit the overriding of local environmental, commerce, and tariff laws.  National sovereignty is sold for political donations made by big business.    

 

These policies have resulted in the out sourcing of jobs, the flood of tariff-free goods, the flood of undocumented workers, the reduction in the pay for skilled labor, the breaking of unions, the reduction of social services, the reduction of corporate taxes and the tax on the top 1%, and the financial burden and instability associated with a national debt that is 7% of our GDP.  There is an evil afoot, neoliberalism.  In the past 30 years productivity has gone up over 40%, yet real wages (including benefits) have gone down.  Why aren’t the workers being rewarded?    Family income has remained level because now two earn the income of one.  In 1950s, there were very few working mothers.  History is repeating itself:  the flat worlders, driven by profits, are taking us to 1929. 

 

Greed is greed, and what benefits one group comes at an expense to society.  Our corporate media has sold the public on the virtues of Neoliberalism.  California Skeptics are publishing articles which show why you shouldn’t be sold on their policies.  The results speak of its failures.  Populace movements in South America have in a few nations elected governments which reject these policies.  Articles on the WTO and there opposition have been published by us. 

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