The fines issued by the European Commission mark the latest to be levied on banks and financial institutions for making profits or masking their problems by fraudulently rigging the rates that reflect the cost of lending money to each other.
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The alliance of corporations and ultra-right activists known as the American Legislative Exchange Council is attempting to penalize homeowners who install solar panels on their houses and to block clean energy developments across the U.S.
I am from an impacted community in East Texas, home to oil and gas industry, on the southern route of the Keystone XL pipeline. My community will not "win" on climate and this idea delegitimizes the extraction industry impacts we already face.
Collaborating with such an insidious firm is bad enough, but defending that collaborator in spite of all the evidence that’s been made public is irresponsible and potentially hazardous to activists in the long run.
In motion now, on both sides of the Atlantic, are top-down efforts to quash real journalism when and how it matters most. What governments want is fake journalism, deferring to official storylines and respectful of authority even when it is illegitimate.
An exclusive Occupy.com investigation reveals that Srdja Popovic, one of the leading architects of the overthrow of Slobodan Milodevic, has served as an intelligence gatherer for Strator and the U.S. government, informing on activists worldwide.
The chief operating officer of Eagleridge, Inc., is operating straight out of the frack industry playbook, based on a Stratfor document leaked earlier this year which laid out the strategy to label activists as “radicals,” “idealists,” “realists” and “opportunists.”
It's a largely unknown fact that police during interrogations are allowed to present false information to extract a confession — and that once the confession is made, even other evidence such as DNA often fails to overturn the conviction.
“This type of campaigning will play a key role in bringing political messages to sectors of the population that are not yet politicized," says Spain's Emma Avilés, "contributing to the multi-level European struggle against the E.U. crisis regime.”
The stimulus gave banks trillions, the military kept its nose in the trough, and the poorest Americans were spared a few billion for food. For a government to encourage the spread of hunger throughout the wealthiest nation is, well, monstrous.
A fierce coalition of landowners, community members, students and others engaged with the Tar Sands Blockade vow to halt the Keystone XL Pipeline through nonviolent direct action.
NEW YORK, NY, April 17 – Unseasonably warm air filled the streets of Manhattan as I approached the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street. I glanced to my right and found my comrades on the steps of Federal Hall.
At a protest last year at New York University, students called attention to their mounting debt by wearing T-shirts with the amount they owed scribbled across the front — $90,000, $75,000, $20,000.
Every year, a fresh batch of grads leaves college to face poor job prospects. Many will become protesters and fuel the growing movement for economic justice.
Last year alone, the world's 100 richest people earned a combined additional income of $241 billion. Redistributing just a quarter of this vast quantity of money would enable governments to wipe out extreme poverty for an entire year.