Occupy Wall Street: The View from Davos

  A British acquaintance has sent me a link to one of the background documents to be used when world leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland January 25th through 29th. The document is called Global Risks 2012. It can be downloaded from http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalRisks_Report_2012.pdf The World Economic Forum is a Swiss non-profit corporation […]

Judge says blogger is not a journalist: action designed to put fear into the heart of independent investigative journalists and muzzle the internet

  Jeff Barnard of the Associated Press published in the Boston Globe today, December 8th, the following which should be of concern to all of us who do alternative media and especially those of us who do investigative journalistic work.  Deep pockets can bankrupt an average person looking to do investigative journalism.  This ruling by […]

More Memos to Alexandra

Alex wrote of the fear she had of American Capitalists growing up and they had an underground shelter at her school in case we bombed them.  There was concern about survival and the Middle East. It looks like your leaders cared a bit more than ours.  We had no underground shelters.  We were told to […]

Open Letter to President Obama

Mr.President, I have heard a lot lately about your concern for your ratings.  You wonder why your ratings are in the toilet.  In your idiotic drive to get a consensus with the Republicans, you are selling out the people who elected you.  The old adage, “He who tries to please everyone pleases NO one!” You […]

“Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!”

by Robert P. Abele These immortal words of boxing ring announcer Michael Buffer will arguably be apropos to the situation in which the United States finds itself today. With unemployment high and wage reduction continuing, with cuts to social spending and education ongoing, with the looting of the U.S. Treasury of the taxpayers by the […]