Retired Judge, Advocacy Group Seek Clarence Thomas Indictment

Two new calls last week for federal prosecution of Justice Clarence Thomas on bribery charges could affect the Supreme Court’s decision-making this term but are virtually unreported aside from small corners of the blogosphere.

Spanish 15M goes out of Puerta del Sol: An ethical revolution spread its wings

By Concha Mateos The camp in the Puerta del Sol (Spanish for Gate of the Sun) will be taken down next Sunday June 12. On Wednesday June 7 after five hours debate the Assambly of Sol decided on the continuity of ‘acampadasol’ as it is known in the web. It took ten days make the […]

"..bring him, he will die at the airport!!!" The case of Edson Cosmas

  Posting on a Tanzanian web message board, translated from Swahili: one of many abusive and threatening posts about Edson Cosmas, gay activist threatened with deportation to Tanzania  Edson “Eddy” Cosmas is a young gay man from Tanzania (TZ) facing imminent deportation from the UK where he applied for, but was denied, asylum. He is […]

Solidarity forever! San Diego and the quisling teacher union leaders

    By Emily Alpert March 11, 2011   The biggest surprise at the school board meeting Thursday night was that board President Richard Barrera — a labor organizer long seen as a union ally on the school board — ended up voting to warn teachers of layoffs. Barrera himself told the crowd of teachers, counselors, […]

The Censorship of Mark Twain

It was recently announced that the United States would be releasing a new version of Huckleberry Finn that will omit the words nigger and injun. Naturally, this decision is controversial. When you start down the path of open and blatant censorship, the results are never good. It doesn’t matter what the intentions are. When a […]

The Perfect Storm

Three things are coming together that spell the end of the United States, as we knew it.  Those elements are the Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited spending of undisclosed amounts of campaign spending by corporations, The massive financing of the “Tea-Party” by the Koch brothers, and the Diebold promise to provide a voting machine […]

The Puppet Masters

The “New Yorker” magazine is probably the most independent, important mainstream media source in our country.  I first heard of this article on NPR, when they interviewed the author.  I doubt that you will be able to finish reading this, but the Koch brothers and their hands in American politics must be known.  Personally, between […]

Economist Tim Madden: The PIIGS Brief: understanding how oligarchs rig, then loot our economies. 3 of 4

source. Tim Madden is an economist with expertise on credit and banking. Tim and I are colleagues in lobbying government for public banking, with concentration in the US for state-owned banks (and here). The good news is that structural solutions to our economic controlled demolition are obvious and simple; and explained beautifully by many of […]

BEWARE: MIRANDA RIGHTS RESTRICTED — Another Constitutional Right flies out the Door

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BEWARE: MIRANDA RIGHTS RESTRICTED — Another Constitutional Right flies out the Door By Marti Hiken The words we hear in so many movies and television shows when someone is arrested, “Read him his Miranda rights,” no longer have meaning. These rights are dead because the courts have “interpreted” them out of existence. Throughout our country, […]

Demise of Stare Decisis under the Stewardship of Chief Justice Roberts

Regarding judicial power, more than 225 years ago the Virginian Patrick Henry famously stated that: Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? […]