Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Look Back At The AIG Bailout

In 2008 I wrote this: It is often heard that the CIA controls all the largest insurance firms. One hears this said most frequently about AIG (American International Group). If this is a myth, our intelligence community has been in … Continue reading

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NYT Editor Bill Keller Wants to Take Away Your Social Security

“FELLOW boomers, we have done more than our share to make this mess. It’s not our fault that there are a lot of us, but we have resisted any move to fix the system. We should make a sensible reform … Continue reading

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Poster O’ The Day, July 30, 2012

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The Assassination Of Patrice Lumumba.

It is a measure of just how perverse our capitalist culture is that a film such as this can be made. Here we have Lumumba’s assassins sitting contentedly before the cameras, very much at ease, and explaining in goodly detail … Continue reading

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The Anaheim Anti-Police Riot, A Love Story

Text and horrifying video here.

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Faux Left In The Spotlight: Amy Goodman

Great piece. Democracynow.org is a showcase for capital’s favorite oppositionists. Day after day a parade of faux Lefties–Naomi Klein, Medea Benjamin, Michael Moore, Slavoj Zizek and the like–appear on set to spin the news in favor of the oligarchs, while … Continue reading

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Like Rate-Fixing Scandals? You’ll Love the Credit Default Swap Market

Yes, there at it again on Wall Street.

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