On The Chopping Block: Federal Worker Pensions

May 20th, 2011
by Stephen Lendman Bipartisan support endorses ending vital social benefits incrementally, principally Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, healthcare for those who can't afford it, and public pensions. Notably, deep Medicare cuts were made. Much more… more »


May 20th, 2011
Ellen Brown California is the eighth largest economy in the world, and it has a debt burden to match. It has outstanding general obligation bonds and revenue bonds of $158 billion, largely incurred for infrastructure. Of this tab, $70 billion is just… more »

Obama's Middle East Hypocrisy

May 20th, 2011
by Stephen Lendman Since taking office in January 2009, Obama broke every major campaign promise, including relevant ones to his May 19 Middle East speech; namely: -- "hope;" -- "change;" more »

Will the NY Attorney General Bring Doomsday Charges Against Wall Street? If So, How Long Will He Survive?

May 20th, 2011
Michael Collins Gretchen Morgenson of the New York Times just published one of the few feel good stories in months following the 2008 financial crisis. She describes a possible day of reckoning for the perpetrators of the 2008 crisis and much of the… more »

BDS update: 'I went because I needed to go'

May 20th, 2011
Eric Walberg So said a Holocaust survivor and anti-apartheid activist about his trip to Jackson, Mississippi in 1961. The same impulse inspires BDS activists from all walks of life today. International boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activities… more »

Stealing Palestinian Land Dunam by Dunam

May 20th, 2011
by Stephen Lendman One dunam is 1,000 square meters, four dunams to an acre. Israel is stealing them incrementally to control all valued Palestinian land, dispossessing indigenous people illegally in the process. B'Tselem is the Israeli Information… more »

America's Student Loan Racket: Soaring Default Rates

May 20th, 2011
by Stephen Lendman An earlier article discussed Permanent Debt Bondage from America's Student Loan Racket," accessed through the following link: http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/01/permanent-debt-bondage-from-americas.html It explained… more »

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