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Inequality In America Is Worse Than In Egypt, Tunisia Or Yemen

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News, Middle East
Egyptian, Tunisian and Yemeni protesters all say that inequality is one of the main reasons they're protesting. However, the U.S. actually has much greater inequality than in any of those countries. Specifically, the "Gini Coefficient" - the figure… more »

Egypt Protests Show American Foreign-Policy Folly

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News, Middle East
While popular uprisings erupt across the Middle East, America stands on the sidelines. Stephen Kinzer on why the U.S. should abandon its self-defeating strategy in the region. One afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I walked into the British Foreign Office… more »

Fear Extreme Islamists in the Arab World? Blame Washington

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News, Middle East, Politics
In the last year of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. questioned U.S. military interventions against progressive movements in the Third World by invoking a JFK quote: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution… more »

Saudi Arabia Slammed Protesters in Egypt as "Infiltrators"

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News, Middle East
Arab governments in the region are wary of demonstrations spreading to their countries. ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Saudi Arabia slammed protesters in Egypt as "infiltrators" who seek to destabilize their country, and a top Palestinian official… more »

Why Diets Make You Fatter -- And What to Do About It

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News, Health
The $60-billion-per-year diet industry keeps offering new programs and plans, but it doesn't work 95% of the time because the problem is more than calories. more »

Protests Spread To Saudi Arabia

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News, Middle East
While the biggest threat to the Middle East region is the possibility that the population of Saudi Arabia may try to imitate what has been happening in the area, thereby bringing total chaos to the established regional geopolitical and more importantly,… more »

Obama’s Chokehold on Left Antiwar Activists

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News, Police State
An anti-Obama manifesto of sorts, in the form of a petition, was issued this week, signed by over 150 Left antiwar activists (1). As I read the first paragraph, eager to sign, my hopes were quickly dashed. It reads: “We the undersigned share with nearly… more »

Tony Blair’s testimony before Iraq inquiry: One war criminal amongst many

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News, Politics
(...The EU Presidency will be your Nuremberg!) Former British prime minister Tony Blair’s second appearance last week before the Chilcot inquiry into the lessons of the Iraq war again branded him as a war criminal. Blair was asked to return to the… more »

The United States, Egypt and the fight for socialist revolution

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News
Mass demonstrations of workers and youth throughout Egypt shook the regime of US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak on Friday. Hundreds of thousands poured into the streets to demand the president’s resignation, denouncing mass unemployment and poverty,… more »

President Gasbag

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News, Politics
After watching President Obama’s state of the union, plus the first Republican response to it by Rep Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, and the second response by Rep Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota, chair of the Tea Party caucus in Congress, it‘s hard to avoid the… more »

Ayn Rand Railed Against Government Benefits, But Grabbed Social Security and Medicare When She Needed Them

January 29th, 2011
Categories: News
Ayn Rand was not only a schlock novelist, she was also the progenitor of a sweeping “moral philosophy” that justifies the privilege of the wealthy and demonizes not only the slothful, undeserving poor but the lackluster middle-classes as well. Her books… more »

Birds use quantum theory to literally 'see' Earth's magnetic field as they fly

January 28th, 2011
Categories: News, Nature, Science
Birds may be able to ‘see’ the Earth’s electromagnetic field as they fly through the sky, scientists have suggested. Many creatures, including all birds, navigate by sensing the direction of the magnetic forces around our planet to guide them. more »

Egypt, Tunisia, and the fight against US imperialism

January 28th, 2011
Categories: News, Politics
Two weeks after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Arab leaders that their region’s “foundations are sinking into the sand”, the growing revolutionary upsurge of the masses has revealed that the pillars of Washington’s own policy in the Middle… more »

U.S., Japan told time running out to deal with debt

January 28th, 2011
Categories: News, Economic
Japan and the United States faced new pressure to confront their swollen budget deficits as the IMF and rating agencies demanded more evidence they can bring their public debts under control. The International Monetary Fund said the G7's two biggest… more »

Republicans look to privatize Medicare

January 28th, 2011
Categories: News, Politics, Health
Republicans look to privatize Medicare. House Republicans would support a plan to privatize Medicare in their annual budget, a member of the GOP leadership said. Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the House Republican Conference Chairman and second-ranked GOP… more »

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