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Open Letter To Obama

July 26, 2013 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Re: Civil Disobedience, Edward J. Snowden, and the Constitution Dear Mr. President: You are acutely aware More »


U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

Huffington Post July 1, 2013 By Mark Gongloff Big, profitable U.S. companies paid an average federal tax rate of less than 13 percent in 2010, according to a new study — or More »

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Man Tried for Chalk Drawings Found Not Guilty

NBC San Diego July 1, 2013 By Christina London The man accused of vandalism for drawing with chalk outside banks has been found not guilty on all charges. A jury returned its More »


The Bigger Story Behind the AP Spying Scandal

Washington’s Blog/Global Research May 20, 2012 By George Washington Attack on the Press You know that the Department of Justice tapped scores of phone lines at the Associated Press. You might have More »

Daily Archives: April 30, 2010

Workers march on Wall Street, protest big banks

Associated Press

Thu Apr 29, 11:48 pm ET

NEW YORK – Thousands of workers and union leaders marched on Wall Street on Thursday to express their anger over lost jobs, the taxpayer-funded bailout of financial institutions and questionable lending practices by big banks.

link – http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100430/ap_on_bi_ge/us_wall_street_protest

Credit Suisse defends big bank

April 30, 2010

Credit Suisse launched a defence of its big bank structure and the bonus culture on Friday and made its first top management change since the financial crisis.

he bonus structure “helped us manage through the crisis,” CEO Brady Dougan told shareholders at the bank’s annual meeting, and Chairman Hans-Ulrich Doerig added that calls to break up the banks in the aftermath of that crisis would be a “spectacular own goal.”

link -http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100430/tot-uk-creditsuisse-ceo-b86c26b.html

Spanish Unemployment Tops 20%, Hurting Deficit Fight

By Emma Ross-Thomas

April 30 (Bloomberg) — Spain’s unemployment rate rose above 20 percent for the first time in more than a decade, undermining Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s fight to cut the euro region’s third-largest budget deficit.
Spanish borrowing costs have surged in the past two weeks on concern the country will struggle to push the deficit below the EU limit of 3 percent of economic output. Standard & Poor’s cut Spain’s credit rating on April 28, saying the government was underestimating its fiscal problems and overestimating growth prospects. Adding to public spending, Zapatero has extended benefits for the long-term unemployed.

Human rights observers killed in attack in Mexico

Wednesday, April 28, 2010; 8:10 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Two human rights activists were shot and killed in an ambush in southern Mexico as they tried to deliver food and supplies to a town being harassed by armed groups, authorities said on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Mica Rosenberg; Editing by Xavier Briand)

link – http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/28/AR2010042805382.html

France admits killing Afghan kids

Al Jazeera
April 29, 2010

The French army has admitted killing four children with a missile strike in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.
“This happened on April 6, but it only came out today because, according to French military spokesman, it took that long to carry out the investigation,” Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel Hamid, reporting from Kabul, said on Thursday.

link - http://english.aljazeera.net//news/asia/2010/04/2010429142655623863.html

Press freedom on the wane again in 2009: survey

April 30, 2010

Press freedom worldwide remained under fire and lost ground for an eighth straight year in 2009, the non-governmental US watchdog Freedom House said in a report Thursday.
The largest losses were registered in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa.
The Asia-Pacific region in contrast was the only one where overall progress was made in the year, Freedom House said.

link - http://rawstory.com/news/afp/Press_freedom_on_the_wane_again_in__04292010.html