Category: links of the week

links 03.17.13

links 03.17.13

Hell Breaks Loose in Europe as Banking Crisis Unfolds: Depositors’ Money May Be Seized : alternet The Internet is a surveillance state : CNN Opinion Obama To GOP: I’m Serious About Cutting The Social Safety Net : Talking Points Memo Occupy offshoot forgives $1 million in random people’s debt : CNN Money Walmart Fighting Bill That Would Grant Living Wage to Employees in D.C. : the DCist

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links 03.03.13

links 03.03.13

Report: Poor U.S. Students Receive Developing-World Educations : Next City Why Isn’t Closing 129 Chicago Public Schools National News? : Black Agenda Report Lords of Disorder: Billions for Wall Street, Sacrifice for Everyone Else : Truth Out 13 arrested as 200 march on Wells Fargo demanding fair banking practices : Occupy Homes MN New Cars Increasingly Out of Reach for Many Americans : Yahoo News Lobby To Get Israel Exempted From Sequestration : MJ Rosenberg UFree: Israel Tortures A Palestinian Detainee To Death : Scoop NZ

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links 03.02.13

links 03.02.13

Count Von Count Counts 20 Times the Administration Has Blown Off Targeted Killing Memo Requests : emptywheel Remember: Sequestration was Obama’s Idea : Black Agenda Report Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police Testimony [Updated: VIDEO] : Village Voice States with “High Rate” Income Taxes are Still Outperforming No-Tax States : Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy Africa and AFRICOM : Neo-Imperialism and the Arrogance of Ignorance : Counterpunch Americans see biggest monthly income drop in 20 years : CNN Money Supreme Court shields warrantless eavesdropping law from constitutional challenge : Glenn Greenwald, Guardian UK

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links 04.14.12

links 04.14.12

Charter Schools Spend More On Administration, Less On Instruction Than Traditional Public Schools: Study “…looking at charter and traditional public schools in Michigan, where both receive about the same operational funding, researchers found that charter schools actually spent more per-student on administration and less on instruction than non-charter public schools…” – Huffington Post “The Stupidest Idea I Ever Heard” The Irrationality of the Case against Iran’s Nuclear Program “…President Obama has informed the Iranians they have one “last chance” to avoid attack. They must suspend higher uranium enrichment, close down the Fordow enrichment facility, and “surrender” their stockpile of uranium […]

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links 01.01.12

links 01.01.12

President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Into Law – American Civil Liberties Union : President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today, allowing indefinite detention to be codified into law. As you know, the White House had threatened to veto an earlier version of the NDAA but reversed course shortly before Congress voted on the final bill… Science News : Groundwater dropping globally – Satellites find supply falling mostly due to agriculture. Groundwater levels have dropped in many places across the globe over the past nine years, a pair of gravity-monitoring satellites finds. This trend raises concerns that farmers […]

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