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Swimming With Sharks: Goldman Sachs, Schools and Capital Appreciation Bonds

Monday, February 23, 2015

Remember when Goldman Sachs—dubbed by Matt Taibbi the Vampire Squidsold derivatives to Greece so the government could conceal its debt, then bet against that debt, driving it up? It seems that the ubiquitous investment bank has also put the squeeze on California and its school districts.

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.

Economic Democracy: People Power and Cooperative Alternatives for a Sustainable Black Future

Monday, February 16, 2015

For many people, the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency lent credibility to the argument that the United States is moving inexorably, if slowly and in fits and starts, towards a post-racial, color-blind society that affords equal opportunity to all. However, current conditions expose a starkly different reality for the vast majority of people of African descent.

Open Cabinet Meeting: Stopping the TPP


February 11, 2015 - 8:00pm


United States


Join the Green Shadow Cabinet members Jack Rasmus, Ajamu Baraka, Ellen Brown, Margaret Flowers, Kevin Zeese, and special guests Nancy Price and Evan Greer (Fight for the Future) for an educational session on how the TPP will affect us, followed by a strategy session where we will be detailing plans on how to shut it down across the US.

Tony Mazzocchi's Spirit Haunts Big Oil Again

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Twelve years ago, America’s leading advocate of occupational health and environmental safety succumbed to pancreatic cancer.

In the U.S., where the influence of organized labor has long been contracting, the death of a former trade union official is often little noted. Yet Tony Mazzocchi was no ordinary labor leader. His passing from the scene, at age 76, was widely recognized and correctly mourned as a great loss for the entire union movement.

Chomsky & Kissinger Agree: Avoid the Historic Tragedy of Ukraine

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering sending more weapons to Ukraine — $3 billion worth. The Times reports: “Secretary of State John Kerry, who plans to visit Kiev on Thursday [Feb. 5], is open to new discussions about providing lethal assistance, as is Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, officials said.”

Syriza vs. the ‘Troika’: Greek Debt Negotiations Heat Up

Thursday, February 5, 2015

After barely a week following the Greek elections and Syriza’s victory, negotiations between the EU’s “Troika” of debt collectors — the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Central Bank (ECB), and the European Commission (EUC) — and Syriza’s representatives have already begun to intensify.