Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition or a Better Mousetrap?

February 16, 2015

Public banks in North Dakota, Germany and Switzerland have been shown to outperform their private counterparts. International private competitors have responded by pushing for regulations limiting the advantages of the public banking model, but public banking advocates are pushing back.

Bruce Gagnon: US Aims to Take Down Russia, China

February 4, 2015

Originally posted at PressTV

Washington’s fundamental role in the world is security export in order to take down other countries, including Russia and China, says political analyst Bruce Gagnon.

Gagnon, a coordinator at Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Monday when asked about Senator Lindsey Graham’s suggestion to send 10,000 American troops to Syria to fight the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

Cuomo Is Wrong on Education and Falls Short on Ethics, Energy, Jobs, Anti-Poverty, Tax Relief

February 4, 2015

Howie Hawkins, the recent Green Party candidate for New York Governor, said today that Cuomo's proposed state budget will do little to improve the quality of life for the average New Yorker.

Hawkins was especially critical of Cuomo's education proposals, saying that they reflect the privatization program of hedge fund campaign donors, not a program to improve poorly performing public schools.

No Indictment for Murderer of Michael Brown Darren Wilson: After Being Smoked Out DOJ Exposed as Complicit in Michael Brown's Murder Cover-Up ​

January 23, 2015
Eric Holder's DOJ has decided not to bring charges against former Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson

With the New York Times' reporting that the Department of Justice has decided not to bring charges against former Ferguson, Missouri police officer, Darren Wilson and asserting that now DOJ is only working on the language of the decision, the Obama administration has become complicit in the murder of Michael Brown.         

"We have waged a good fight since August 9th," said Hands Up Coalition Coordinator, Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo. "It was our  Coalition  staying here week in and week out, good weather and bad, with numbers growing every week that made them move so quickly. Still, at least we won't have to wait for over 2 yearslike Travon Martin's family continues to wait for findings in the investigation into Travon's killing by George Zimmerman in 2013. We smoked them out. Sadly, the DOJ decided in favor of killer cops. The families of John Crawford, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and all the other victims around the country can let go of any illusions that DOJ is in their corner."         

New York Needs to go to 100% Clean Energy by 2030

December 27, 2014
NY wants to go 100% clean energy by 2030. The biggest obstacle remains the political will.

Cuomo in his state of the state address should announce that NYS wants to go 100% clean energy by 2030. A study conducted by Stanford and Cornell professors showed it is technologically feasible, including transportation, based on wind, water and solar, combined with energy conservation and efficiency. The biggest obstacle remains the political will.

Explaining the Massive Wall Street Giveaway

December 23, 2014
Lee Camp: Redacted Tonight

Wall Street called in a favor from their "employees" in Congress in order to jam through a provision allowing for bank bailouts like 2008 to happen once again. Comedian Lee Camp explained the situation on Redacted Tonight with help from a Storm Trooper and Elizabeth Warren. Members of Congress who voted for this received a lot more money from Wall Street than those who did not. It's yet another example of how our government is bought and sold, and this time they're allowing the largest financial crime in the nation's history to happen all over again. But at least Redacted Tonight makes it funny. And now that Colbert Report is gone, we're thankful we at least still have Redacted to make us laugh at how crazy things are. 

Internet Defenders Unfurl “Reclassify Now!” Banner Behind Commissioners

December 11, 2014
Photo by Brian Fung of the Washington Post

WASHINGTON, DC — This morning at 10:40am, net neutrality demonstrators interrupted the FCC’s monthly meeting by unfurling a large banner reading “Reclassify Now!” behind the seated FCC commissioners. The activists, both union members, were escorted from the room by security after speaking out and asking FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler why he continues to delay Title II net neutrality, which should have been voted on at today’s meeting.