Dennis Kucinich, elected mayor of Cleveland at the age of 31 in 1977, is the youngest person ever elected to head a major US city. Previously, Kucinich served on the Cleveland City Council. He won his Congress seat in 1996 and while there has authored or co-sponsored bills related to the health care system, Social Security, education and calling for the abolition of the death penalty. Kucinich has also called for the repeal of the USA PATRIOT Act and for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney. He is a former presidential candidate, and was reelected into a seventh term in Congress, representing the 10th District of Ohio. http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=6616
In Libya, Colonel Gaddafi's troops are reportedly being withdrawn from the rebel-held city of Misrata in the face of NATO airstrikes. It follows an almost two month standoff. Meanwhile, allied aircraft carried out fresh airstrikes on the capital Tripoli overnight, with a government spokesman saying at least three people were killed in the raid. Sukant Chandan, who has just returned from a monitoring mission in Libya, believes there's no justification for NATO's actions.
Nuclear Facts A very clued in professional who will not be bought or intimidated into silence: Dr Helen Caldicott, true to style, tells it as it is. As she sees it, you wont usually hear the truth so listen up.. Nuclear fallout from Japan and Canada, You won't hear this on the news!
We can't plant food because THERE'S NO SUN! who knows how contaminated the soil is. They are dimming the world every day - we can't live without sun. The military seems to have no lack of money or oil or anything they need...our govt is killing us.
from: Bill Hughes
On Monday, at noon, April 18, 2011 (Tax Day) concerned citizens staged a demonstration at the Bank of America (BOA), in downtown Baltimore, MD. BOA is on list of 10 “deadbeat” corporations and banksters, who are charged with not paying their “fair share” and/or of “avoiding taxes.” See: http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/03/bernie-sanders-top-10-tax-avoiders Some of the activists attempted, unsuccessfully, to present a “tax bill” to the BOA. This spirited event had the support of Moveon.org, Maryland PIRG and Labor Movement activists.
The U.S. budget may include $38 billion of spending cuts, but there will be a financial boost for the military. This year's planned military spending is $700 billion, while other areas including healthcare, education, and infrastructure are on the chopping block. The decision came after a long struggle between lawmakers and the Pentagon saying military cuts will threaten national security. Journalist Chris Hedges says the decision was made under severe pressure from some lobbying circles.
from Allen L Roland
Only a animated cartoon can do justice to the absurd reality of our current tax code where General Electric made 14 billion dollars profit and not only paid no taxes but got a 3 billion dollar refund.
Happy tax day, if you’re not outraged, you’re either GE top management or on life support.
And here are 9 things the rich don’t want you to know about taxes:
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