Con Ed uses its power to lock out union workers
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, our gas and electric power baron,
and representatives of the Utility Workers of America will resume contract
talks tomorrow. But there seems no end in sight to the lockout of 8,500
workers or the union's protest at the utility's Gramercy Park headquarters,
and as New Yorkers continue to swelter in the ongoing heat wave.
Minority profit = majority loss
The robber baron and the rock and roll poet expressed sentiments about the
same social reality from radically different perspectives. Profit and Loss
capitalism has enabled many recipients of crumbs from the banquet tables of
the rich to enjoy the applied label of middle class given them by
consciousness controllers in politics and media. But present realities find
the religion, sex, TV and other consumer products less available to cloud
minds and fill bodies under the delusion of equality and the cruel reality
spoken of by the robber baron. That reality needs to be confronted by a
united class and no longer tolerated by a divided humanity, now more so than
Pennsylvania politics continues to trump health and the environment
Will the Arab Spring serve the cause of Palestine? is a question that has
been repeatedly asked, in various ways, over the last year and a half. Many
media discussions have been formulated around this very inquiry, although the
answer is far from a simple yes or no.
Creators of jobs growth: Fact or fantasy?
Jayne Lyn Stahl
While critics of the Obama administration, pundits, and some economists point
to weak job growth over the past 30 months as a failure of leadership, and
lament the announcement that the Obama administration created only 80,000
jobs in June, no one is asking how about no job growth? That's right. How
about no job growth at all?
The collapsing US economy and the end of the world
Paul Craig Roberts
Assange seeks to avoid paying the price for messing with America
I'm sure most Americans are mighty proud of the fact that Julian Assange is
so frightened of falling into the custody of the United States that he had to
seek sanctuary in the embassy of Ecuador, a tiny and poor Third World
country, without any way of knowing how it would turn out. He might be forced
to be there for years. That'll teach him to mess with the most powerful
country in the world! All you other terrorists and anti-Americans out
there-Take Note! When you fuck around with God's country you pay a price!
Did Israel nuke Arafat?
Since we now have conclusive evidence that Arafat was poisoned by radioactive
polonium-210 and since Israel is the prime suspect in Arafat's 2004
assassination, surely it is time to point the finger at Israel and its
leadership and to demand explanations.
Another breach in the wall of a corrupt system: The LIBOR scandal
On July 2, LaRouchePAC wrote in a report sent to me, Most cases of financial
fraud are presented to the public as cases of individual crimes, committed by
individuals or small groups of individuals-as corrupt acts by elements within
an otherwise honorable system. But every once in awhile a case comes along
that blows that fiction out of the water and reveals that it is the system
itself that is corrupt. Rather than rotten apples spoiling the barrel, a
rotten barrel is spoiling the apples. The corruption comes from the top.
UN should authorise inquiry into Arafat's death
Linda S. Heard
The doubters-labelled conspiracy theorists due to their belief that the
former Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, was murdered-may soon be
vindicated. I was among their ranks. I thought it odd that doctors were
seemingly unable to diagnose his complaint and what was even more odd was the
initial silence of the French military hospital-where he breathed his last in
2004-regarding the cause of his demise, later attributed to a massive heart
attack in a rambling medical report.
The hand that spurs Iran sanctions
The illegal oil embargoes against Iran have begun to take effect; a
precocious smile of satisfaction breaks upon the ugly face of Zionism; and
the US once again proves its lapdog fidelity to the Zionist regime.
Oil and illusions
The flaws of bad government, oppression, injustice and corruption, etc., can
be masked by an unearned windfall. Take Saudi Arabia and its oil, for
example, or the United States and its oil, which was first sucked from its
own soil and sea, then everybody else's, thanks to its status as an empire.
Corporate brand Obama-the 'kill list' assassin
The truth is that at this moment in this the 21st century, the vast majority
of everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in the
United States are de facto slaves. That's right-slaves.
Facing the tipping point of American civilization
Brian P. Stetten
When on Earth are we going to wake up and begin questioning the very nature
of our economic and political systems? In June of last year, Conservative
Member of Parliament Cecil Parkinson on BBC made the surreal statement, The
capitalists are destroying capitalism. He stated this with a certain amount
of surprise, as if he was saying to himself, Why are they doing this?
Eventually, they will only hurt themselves.
The cowardly lions of free speech
Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
In all the hullabaloo over the Supreme Court's decision on health care,
another of its rulings quickly fell off the public radar. Before deciding the
fate of the Affordable Care Act, the Court announced it would not reconsider
Citizens United, the odious 5-4 decision two years ago that opened our
elections to unlimited contributions.
Barack Obama, his mother, and the CIA
In his autobiography, Dreams From My Fathers, Barack Obama writes of taking a
job at some point after graduating from Columbia University in 1983. He
describes his employer as a consulting house to multinational corporations
in New York City, and his functions as a research assistant and financial
Tehran NAM summit: an event which disappoints the United States
While the United States, Israel and their European allies are pulling out all
the stops to isolate Iran over its nuclear program, the upcoming meeting of
the heads of state of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran seems to be throwing
a spanner in their works.
The storm before the calm
Face it, things have changed into a new global reality and it's here to stay,
despite ABC's Buy Made in America ratings campaign seducing us into missing
both message and messenger.
TPP plus NAFTA plus SOPA=Big Trouble
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an alliance of eleven countries,
America, Australia, Malaysia, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore,
Brunei, Canada and Mexico. What do they have in common? Trouble, as they
secretly write a trade agreement behind closed doors. Critics believe the
group is allowing corporations a venue to override American laws. It's worse
Time to talk Camp David: Will new Egypt meet old expectations?
Despite early assurances by Egypt's new president, Mohammed Morsi, regarding
his commitment to international treaties and agreements, one can already
foretell a likely confrontation between Egypt and Israel.
After the fireworks have faded: Intimations of bosons among a cacophony of
On July 4, the people of the U.S. marked the passing of another year's
perfunctory, Independence Day festivities. The date, also, was occasioned by
the formal announcement from physicists at CERN (European Organization for
Nuclear Research) that, according to the banner headline at CERN's official
website, Higgs within reach [ . . . ] Our understanding of the universe is
about to change [ . . . ] [Our] experiments see strong indications for the
presence of a new particle, which could be the Higgs boson.
The corporate takeover of America-a government of the elites, by the
bureaucrats and for the corporations
John W. Whitehead
For four days, from July 12-15, America's governors-hosted by Virginia
Governor Bob McDonnell-will gather in Williamsburg, Va., for the National
Governors Association's (NGA) annual summer meeting. While there, the
governors and their staffs will be treated to amusement parks, historical
sites, championship golf courses, five-star dining, an al fresco concert and
a rousing fireworks finale, much of it paid for by corporations eager to
spend time with the nation's most powerful government chief executives.