Washington in general, and the CIA in particular, are going after Julian Assange for one reason: Because he reveals the truth about the crimes they commit. The rest of it is bullshit.
More than 70% of US Municipal Bond holders are exposed to Puerto Rican debt, in excess of $1 billion. Operating in an environment with no oversight or regulation, this powerful group of private investors do not want any default on their bonds and expect a return of 100% or more. There is a dawning realisation within the White House that Puerto Rico cannot simply be abandoned like a failed Casino. Yet again, we see the way in which pure unregulated capitalism is creating unmitigated misery.
The people who cheered as offensive content was censored by internet providers should not be so quick to applaud. They may soon find the same tactic used against causes they love. A look back at examples over the past 10 years can help demonstrate why we all have cause for concern.
This year’s presidential election has brought into sharp relief the fact that our justice system -in fact, our whole way of life – is in trouble. Mitch Feierstein explains how we if don’t take steps to protect our democracy now, we’ll lose it.
Stopping the root causes of terrorism is very easy – if you want to…