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Steam Drills

Updated: April 16, 2013; Free Ebook

by Guadamour
Guest Writer
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March 2, 2013

A Book Review of Steam Drills, Treadmills and Shooting Stars

Mark Twain coined the phrase “Gilded Age” in reference to the late 19th century in America. The hidden, “gilded,” corruption of the period was exposed by a special group of writers referred to as Muckrakers. The Muckrakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries left a lasting mark on the US. Their response to the corruption and abuse in US culture set the pattern for future reform movements in America. It would seem a hundred years later the United States is again experiencing a “gilded age” of corruption at the top levels of business and government, and the country is in need of novelists like Upton Sinclair who brought events to such attention that laws were enacted which changed the course of US history. Continue reading

Class Struggles in Crisis: From Wal-Mart to the State

Walmart Sucks NIMBY

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LeftStreamed·Mar 2, 2013

Arun Gupta is a co-founder of The Indypendent and The Occupied Wall Street Journal, and has covered the Occupy movement for The Guardian, Salon and many other publications around the world. Recorded in Toronto, 22 February 2013.

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Gasoline Prices, A Challenge to Obama by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Feb. 28, 2013

Price of gas at Costco on Feb. 28, 2013

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Here we go again. A sudden surge in the price of gasoline and heating oil is followed by reported expressions of frustrated despair by hard-pressed consumers in the midst of silence from the oil companies and abdication of responsibility by the elected and appointed officials of federal and state governments.

The price of gasoline is up by about 50 cents in the past month, according to AAA, making the average gallon go for close to $4 per gallon in many parts of the country. Continue reading

Barack Obama’s Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in Zimbabwe

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Propaganda Alert!

The White House


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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 1, 2013

Notice — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in Zimbabwe

On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, the President declared a national emergency and blocked the property of persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706). Continue reading