This statistic is less of a surprise than it appears:
Thanksgiving night shopping looked like a new family tradition this year as stores opened earlier and consumers took advantage of the extra time to spread out their Black Friday shopping.
The Thursday-through-Sunday tally, though, was less buying overall, according to data from [...]
Chicago Tribune (& Reuters, WGN), November 29
Hundreds of protesters, including some Walmart workers who skipped their shifts on the retail industry’s busiest day, spoke, chanted and sang outside of Walmart stores around the United States, making pleas for higher wages and better healthcare for Walmart hourly workers.
In Chicago, 10 people protesting at a [...]
It is not surprising that Rush Limbaugh, spiritual leader of the Republican Party – the man who determines Republican ideology and who enforces obedience to orthodoxy within the party – now finds Pope Francis a “Marxist”. Pope Francis, spiritual leader to over one billion Catholics, has issued a direct assault on the [...]
Hilarity, that’s what…
Matt Taibbi’s been covering it – here’s a snippet of the original article: Chase’s Twitter Gambit Devolves into All-Time PR Fiasco:
“I almost couldn’t believe it when I heard that JP Morgan Chase was going to do a live Twitter Q&A with the public – you know, all those people around [...]
Warren proceeds to calmly recite numbers that could inspire even librarians to storm a few barricades. The Wall Street crash has cost the US economy $14tn, she says, but its top institutions are 30% larger than before, own half the country’s bank assets and are in receipt of an implicit taxpayer subsidy of $83bn [...]
…Songs of Hard Times… (Thread closed, add songs here.)
Woody Guthrie – Talking Dustbowl blues
More than 50 people demonstrating against low wages were detained in largest action yet against the US’s biggest employer
The Guardian, By Rory Carroll, November 8
Los Angeles – Dozens of people demanding better pay and conditions for Walmart workers were arrested at a protest in Los Angeles which organisers called the single biggest act [...]
2013 is proving to be a hectic year for corporate lobbyists and free trade advocates, as they frantically flit, like busy bees pollinating succulent orchids, from one global free trade conference to another. And at long last, it seems that their hard work appears to be paying off.
In the last month alone world leaders [...]
Today’s column by Chris Hedges is the latest in a set of recent dissenting opinions. Here’s a small linkfest:
Chris Hedges: Our Invisible Revolution
Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition” Related video: Newsnight Interview with Jeremy Paxman.
Ian Welsh: A New Ideology Ian Welsh: How to Create a Viable [...]
If you ask 100 people to name a book about a modern dystopian society, 100 of them would probably talk about 1984, the George Orwell novel about centralized government dominating a nation so much that “Big Brother is Watching You”.
Those folks are sheeple. The book that really reveals our modern century dystopia far better [...]
So, you know who else besides Weaker Boener stepped on his dick with the shut-down? This guy:
The Money Party’s latest training exercise with live ammunition (aimed at us) is over for a while. At the last minute, the geniuses in your nation’s capitol got it together long enough to pass a relatively clean budget resolution and raise the debt limit for a few weeks. The [...]
Weaker Boener has had it.
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