Monthly Archives: July 2012

What Oil Companies Do With Their $375 Million a Day Profits

The oil and gas industry has already given over $30.5 million in federal campaign contributions this year, with a whopping 88 percent going to Republicans. (photo: ThinkProgress) By Rebecca Leber, ThinkProgress 26 July 12 he Big Five oil companies – … Continue reading

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Ecuadorean Officials Invite Swedish Authorities to London to Interview Assange

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder faces extradition to Sweden. (photo: Independent UK) By Kevin Rawlinson, The Independent UK 27 July 12   he Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could yet avoid extradition for questioning over sexual assault allegations after Ecuadorean government … Continue reading

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NYPD to Launch “Domain Awareness System”

NYPD surveillance cameras. (photo: New York Post) By Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press 29 July 12   he New York Police Department will soon launch an all-seeing “Domain Awareness System” that combines several streams of information to track both criminals and … Continue reading

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University Fracking Study Has Industry Ties

Jim Efstathiou Jr., Bloomberg Excerpt: “What the study didn’t do was note that it was sponsored by gas drillers and led by an economist, now at the University of Wyoming, with a history of producing industry-friendly research on economic and … Continue reading

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Carl Gibson | National Debt? No Such Thing

Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News Gibson writes: “Any politician who bemoans the national debt, whether they be American, Greek, Spanish or otherwise, is lying to you if they blame anyone but the richest 0.001% for the state’s massive debt. Because … Continue reading

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Over 5,000 People March in DC to Protest Fracking

Stefanie Spear, EcoWatch Spear reports: “More than 5,000 people from all over the nation, and various parts of the world including Australia, united today on the West lawn of the US Capitol demanding Congress take immediate action to stop fracking.” … Continue reading

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NYPD Accused Over Occupy Protests

By Chitrangada Choudhury, Guardian UK 26 July 12 The first systematic look at the New York police department’s response to Occupy Wall Street protests paints a damning picture of an out-of-control and aggressive organization that routinely acted beyond its powers. … Continue reading

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Cockburn’s Death of Occupy Declaration and the Attendant Generational Fissure

By: mattreichel Monday July 16, 2012 12:11 am In a rather imprudent attempt at provocation by lefty commentator Alexander Cockburn on the Counterpunch site last week, he declares the Occupy movement dead, and then proceeds into full-fledged hissy-fit, saying of the … Continue reading

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Blogs » OLA Web Team’s blog ALEX SHAEFER’S ARREST FOR CHALKING AS PROTEST JULY 23, 2012 Submitted by OLA Web Team on Tue, 07/24/2012 – 2:05pm

Blogs » OLA Web Team’s blog ALEX SHAEFER’S ARREST FOR CHALKING AS PROTEST JULY 23, 2012 Submitted by OLA Web Team on Tue, 07/24/2012 – 2:05pm Original here.

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$21 Trillion Hoard Hidden From Taxman by Global Elite

Heather Stewart, Guardian UK Intro: “A global super-rich elite has exploited gaps in cross-border tax rules to hide an extraordinary $21 trillion of wealth offshore – as much as the American and Japanese GDPs put together – according to research … Continue reading

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