San Francisco To Chain Stores: “Get Out!”

By Henry Grabar, www.salon.com -

That is changing. Dozens of American municipalities, mostly small towns with tourism in mind, have passed laws restricting the entry of chain stores. The biggest city to do so is San Francisco: [...]

Fracking Flares In North Dakota Bakken Shale Equal 1 Million Cars

By Sky Truth, www.ecowatch.com -

For the past year, our satellite monitoring of infrared data from around the world has detected immense amounts of light and heat coming from natural gas flares in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. A [...]

Canadian Organizations In Solidarity With Colombian Strikers

By Common Frontiers Blog, www.mediacoop.ca -

This past weekend an estimated 200,000 people blocked roads and marched peacefully across Colombia to protest the negative impacts on their communities of the U.S.-Colombia and Europe- Colombia [...]

Dail Lockout: Irish Say “No” To Austerity On September 18

By Staff, www.directdemocracyireland.ie -

In response to the complete lack of lack of respect for the Irish people, all the broken political promises, and the utter failure to represent the interests of the Irish people, the people have [...]

VIDEO: Vermonters Say “Stay Out Of Syria!”

By Crystal Zevon, www.searchingforoccupy.com -

On Aug. 30, 2013, as Obama and Kerry gear up for another immoral and illegal war, Vermonters gather to express opposition, as it is being express around the world.

Breaking: Obama Will Seek Authorization, Convince Congress War On Syria Necessary

By Reid J. Epstein and Jonathan Allen, www.politico.com -

President Barack Obama has decided to use force against Syria, but he will first seek congressional approval, he said in a Rose Garden speech Saturday afternoon. “I will seek authorization for [...]

To Stop War, Stop The Banks: Move Your Money

By Nick Mottern, www.knowdrones.com -

We believe that an attack on Syria would not proceed without the approval of the heads of the major banks and that de-funding of these banks to stop US military action in Syria is an appropriate [...]

US Coup In Syria: 1949

By Andy Warner, www.slate.com -

We recently published an article on the need for transparency in foreign policy that focused on the Chelsea Manning case and detailed the CIA coup of the democratic government of Iran in 1953. [...]

VIDEO: Military Cancer

By Paul Edwards, www.classwarfilms.com -

Class War Films tells the history of militarism in the US and how it will devour us as a cancer devours the body if it is not stopped: "You understand what a cancer is: a voracious wildly [...]

Putin Calls US Claims On Syrian Chemical Weapons “Utter Nonsense”

By Saptarshi Ray, www.theguardian.com -

Vladimir Putin has rejected US intelligence claims that Bashar al-Assad's regime used chemical weapons in Syria, saying it would be "utter nonsense" for government troops to use such tactics in a [...]

Syria Shows Evidence: Terrorists Have Used Chemical Weapons

By Staff, www.syrianews.cc -

The so far presented evidence by the Syrian government in Damascus is especially about the recent events near the capital (e.g. in the suburb of Jobar) and refutes the Western allegations that [...]

Welfare Reform Insanity: Banning Convicted Drug Offenders From Food Stamps

By Sheila Bapat, www.alternet.org -

Well before the current, direct attack on federal funding of food stamps—also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—there have been systemic, state-imposed barriers to [...]

Kerry’s Flimsy Case For War

By Jon Queally, www.commondreams.org -

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took to national television on Friday in order to present the Obama administration's case for war against Syria. Though Kerry vowed the "mistake of Iraq" was [...]

The Time Has Come To Occupy Economics

By Carmine Gorga, www.interoccupy.net -

As if to make sure that the reader is not confused, this issue of JEP starts with another paper titled “The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective.” This paper makes it clear [...]

Syria Intervention Plan Fueled by Oil, Not Chemical Weapons Concerns

By Nafeez Ahmed, www.theguardian.com -

Few recall that US agitation against Syria began long before recent atrocities, in the context of wider operations targeting Iranian influence across the Middle East. In May 2007, a presidential [...]