NYC: Front Line Of Income Inequality

Forty years ago this summer, the lights went out. It was July 13, 1977, a hot, muggy night here in Manhattan. Lightning strikes set off a cascade of mechanical failures at Con Edison that plunged virtually the entire city into darkness. Nine million people were without power. Thousands had to be rescued from the subway […]

Govt ‘Powerless’ To Stop Revolving Door Between Civil Service & Big Business – Report

Whitehall bosses failed to stop any of their employees from joining the private sector for three years in a row due to lack of formal powers and poor enforcement of existing rules. A new report by the National Audit Office (NAO), the UK’s leading expenditure watchdog, reveals that government departments have consistently failed to enforce […]

Japan’s Legacy Of War Crimes In China

During World War II, Japan’s imperialist military invaded Northeast China and afterward spread throughout Southeast Asia, then on to an ill-fated attack on Pearl Harbor. Japanese crimes were many during the war and included the coerced services of ianfu (comfort women) for Japanese troops, slave labor, and experimentation on living humans. Today Japanese right-wingers clamor for a […]

The Deep State

“…since grasping the present from within is the most problematic task the mind can face.” Frederic Jameson Have you ever seen a photograph of yourself from the past and laughed or grimaced at the way you were dressed or your hair style? It’s a common experience.  But few people draw the obvious conclusion about the […]

Release Of 40k Mink In Minnesota Dubbed ‘Domestic Terrorism’ By Sheriff

Nearly 40,000 domesticated American mink have been released into the wild by trespassers, and now a family-owned farm in Minnesota is scrambling to gather the small, semi-aquatic mammals. Authorities have deemed the incident “a disaster.” Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson of Eden Valley is calling it “domestic terrorism.”The FBI has joined the investigation and have concluded […]

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