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NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on holding bankers accountable, and the need for a second New Deal

In a Netroots Nation session earlier this week, a panel of activists shared stories about the various grassroots campaigns that they’ve waged against the big banks in their communities. One of the panelists… I believe it was Max Berger, an organizer associated with Occupy Wall Street… mentioned how, when it had first been announced that […]

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Keep Wall Street Occupied

I thought that this video that my friend Andy turned me on to a little while ago might be a good way to start off the week in which millions of Americans are going to transfer their money out of big banks, and move it to local credit unions. Enjoy.

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Job growth and tax cuts under Obama, and the inability to acknowledge either

I’m curious to know if there’s anyone out there who doesn’t buy this, and, if so, why not. My sense is that some will say it’s unfair to lay the massive job losses that began in January 2007 at the feet of Bush, pointing to the fact that Congress was in the hands of the […]

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Chomsky on the possibility of fascism, and the importance of financial reform

Addressing 1,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin earlier this week, well respected MIT linguist and political critic Noam Chomsky reiterated that we should not underestimate the Tea Party movement. He also warned that fascism in the United States may be a distinct possibility. The following clip comes from The Progressive: …“I’m just old enough to have […]

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Ypsilanti’s Michigan Ladder makes the Wall Street Journal

Today, the Wall Street Journal’s Neil Hickey published a story about how the commercial credit crisis is impacting small business growth here in the United States. And, to illustrate the real world consequences, he spoke with local Washtenaw County business owners, like Tom Harrison, the CEO of the Michigan Ladder Company. Harrison, when asked how […]

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