In Western Michigan, Obama Calls for 'Middle Class' Bailout

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Barack Obama emphasized the need to bail out working families not just Wall Street at a campaign stop here, Thursday, Oct. 2.


Photos: Migrant Farm Workers in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Indigenous Mixtec farm workers in a crew of migrants from the Mexican state of Guerrero pick avocados on the Parks ranch in Goleta, on the California coast near Santa Barbara.


'Socialism of the Heart' Makes a Come-back: Talking with Billy Bragg

We all loved his collaboration with folk-rocking band Wilco that produced the two-disk Mermaid Avenue collection of reproduced Woodie Guthrie songs. Many of his albums from Workers Playtime to William Bloke are must haves for any progressive's music collection.

Here's How to Fix the Wall Street Mess

The richest 400 Americans -- that's right, just four hundred people -- own MORE than the bottom 150 million Americans combined. 400 rich Americans have got more stashed away than half the entire country!

Finances and the Current Crisis: How did we get here and what is the way out?, Pt. 2

The turmoil in financial markets and the bailout to the tune of $700 billion has turned the public eye and wrath on Wall Street and Washington. While millions are aware of the triggering causes, ranging from predatory lending to deregulation to insatiable greed, what isn’t so obvious is the longer-term process.

Why the Rush?

Monday saw the collapse of the second, minimally-revised bailout package in the House of Representatives. There was tremendous pressure exerted by George W. Bush in a shock-and-awe doomsday scenario reminiscent of the run-up to the Iraq War.

Obama Urges Comprehensive Response to Economic Crisis

More than a Wall Street bailout is needed to end the current financial crisis and restore economic growth, Barack Obama told supporters in Reno, Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the University of Nevada.

US Military Plunges into Philippine Quagmire in Arroyo Regime's War of Terror

Except for natural disasters such as the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, or the sinking of a ferry with hundreds of victims, nobody notices what's going on in the Philippines today.

Australia: Historic Theft of Taxpayers’ Money

On many occasions PM Kevin Rudd and Treasurer Wayne Swan have told the Australian people that the Australian economy is sound — better than other similar countries in the world.

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