Federal Study: US Government Killing Apprximately 1,000 Of Its Own People Per Year

The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that, on average, US police piled up the bodies of 928 US citizens per year between 2003-2009 and 2011. And Tom Hall notes: “A list compiled on the website Killed by Police of every police killing mentioned in the American media includes more than 2,000 deaths since May 2013.” Killings by police in the US “reached a record high last year [461 …

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Silicon Valley: Wealth Redistribution, 1 Percent-Style

The Puente de la Costa Sur community center sits at the end of a quiet street in Pescadero, an isolated farming town of about 5,000 nestled amid green hills just inland from California’s Pacific Coast. It’s a beautiful, lively place to be at sunset, right before the kids will be picked up from day care. Rita Mancero is the petite …

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How American “Free Enterprise Capitalism” rips us all off

Eight of the biggest U.S. technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corporations in other industries felt pressure to bring cash back home. Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Google Inc. and five other tech firms now account for more than a fifth of the $2.10 trillion in profits that …

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Surveillance Valley: Why Google Is Eager to Align Itself With America’s Military Industrial Complex

The following is an excerpt from Yasha Levine’s ongoing investigative project, Surveillance Valley, which you can help support on KickStarter [3]. Oakland, California: On February 18, 2014, several hundred privacy, labor, civil rights activists packed Oakland’s city hall. It was a rowdy crowd, and there was a heavy police presence. The people were there to protest the construction of a citywide surveillance center …

Stop Trying to ‘Fix’ the Relationship

I used to be what I like to call a “Little Miss Fix-It.” Whenever there were problems with the guy I was dating at the time, I always tried to just “fix” everything on my own. I’d try to find some neat and easy way that would fix the problem and put us back together again. Needless to say, this …

Think your plastic is being recycled? Think again.

Think those plastic items you carefully separate from the rest of your trash are being responsibly recycled? Think again. U.S. recycling companies have largely stayed away from recycling plastic and most of it has been shipped to China where it can be processed cheaper. Not anymore. This year China announced a Green Fence Policy, prohibiting much of the plastic recycling …