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World Class Journalist Spills the Beans, Admits Mainstream Media is Completely Fake.

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  • Recently, Udo Ulfkotte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job.
  • We all enabled Donald Trump: Our deeply unserious media and reality-TV culture made this horror inevitable.

Arjun Walia, Prepare for Change / Global Research

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I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.

But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe.

Udo Ulfkotte is a German journalist. He was formerly an editor for the German main daily newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Ulfkotte studied jurisprudence and politics at Freiburg and London. 

Arjun Walia writes ebooks based on broadcasting live from home computer.

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We all enabled Donald Trump: Our deeply unserious media and reality-TV culture made this horror inevitable, Neal Gabler, Salon

  • Trump isn't the destruction of the GOP. He is its fulfillment. We'd all know this if the press would do its job. 
  • Trump could only make a mockery of our politics because the media already had.
  • The media is NOT doing its job! 

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Snapshot of a broken system: How a profitable company justifies laying off 1,400 people & moved their jobs to Mexico

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When a Carrier air conditioner factory was closed, and its jobs outsourced, it wasn't because of financial hardship. 

David Dayen, Salon

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http://media.salon.com/2016/03/Screen-Shot-2016-03-21-at-10.23.57-PM-620x412.pngTuesday, Mar 22, 2016 | A viral video of 1,400 workers at a unionized Carrier air conditioner factory in Indianapolis being told their jobs would be outsourced to Mexico has become a searing example of the destructive power of globalization. Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have highlighted the video, which surfaced earlier this year, and vowed to fight these corporate practices. But what most people didn’t understand until a New York Times article this weekend is that Carrier’s air conditioning business has, in fact, been quite profitable.

Last year, Carrier produced a significant chunk of total profits for its parent company, United Technologies. Of $7.6 billion in earnings in 2015, $2.9 billion came from the Climate, Controls & Security division, where Carrier resides. Profits from this division have expanded steadily in recent years, which is not what you’d expect from a unit desperate to cut labor costs.

David Dayen is a contributing writer for Salon <http://www.salon.com>. His first book, "Chain of Title," releases in May 2016.

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Can Treating Low-Wage Workers Well Become The Hot New Business Strategy?

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Aetna, Gap, Starbucks—even Walmart—are making moves to pay and treat their employees better. Are we seeing the start of an age of friendlier big business, or is it all just PR?

Jessica Leber, Co.Exist

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03.16.15 |  In the auditorium of a drab office building Jacksonville, Florida, almost 200 employees of the health insurer Aetna gathered—with many more following along on a live video stream—for a visit from the CEO this January.

They were there expecting a town-hall-style Q&A. What they got instead was an emotional surprise, at least for the lowest-paid among them: CEO Mark Bertolini announced that everyone who earned less than $16 an hour would get a raise. Those same employees, most of whom worked in customer service and claims processing—and most of whom were women—could also choose less expensive health benefits the following year.

Jessica Leber is a staff editor and writer for Fast Company's Co.Exist. Previously, she was a business reporter for MIT’s Technology Review and an environmental reporter at ClimateWire.

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A secret weapon in fighting homelessness? Interior designers. Really.

One of the biggest challenges facing families transitioning out of shelters and into homes of their own is the cost of furnishing them.

Robbie Couch, Upworthy

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As difficult as it was personally for the Michigan mom, she didn't focus on herself. Her main priority was her children.

"I think I was just worried about the kids, how they felt," she says.

Robbie Couch: I'm a wandering writer with Michigan roots, activist tendencies, and an irrational fear of birds. I do what I can to help make empowering, important stories go viral.

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Stop Pfizer from deserting America

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  • Sign the petition to Congress:"Stop Pfizer from dodging billions in taxes owed to the American people by passing the Stop Corporate Inversions Act, which would block companies from hiding their profits by moving their tax address, but not their business, overseas."
  • Senate votes soon: Stop the Big Pharma insider poised to become FDA chief

Murshed Zaheed, CREDO Action

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American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer recently announced that it would be merging with Allergan, a tiny European rival, in a move designed to move Pfizer’s tax address offshore – while it continues to do business here in the U.S.2 Called a “corporate tax inversion,” the move would help Pfizer dodge taxes while robbing Americans of revenue that could fund infrastructure or education.

Murshed Zaheed is the Deputy Political Director for CREDO Action, which is a social change organization with 3.5 million members that runs a mobile phone company to fund progressive activism and raise millions of dollars for non-profit groups.

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Senate votes soon: Stop the Big Pharma insider poised to become FDA chiefMurshed ZaheedCREDO Action

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  • Petition to the United States Senate: "Oppose the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf as head of the Food and Drug Administration. At a time of rising prescription drug prices and safety risks we need a champion for American families, not an insider so closely tied to the pharmaceutical industry."
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Democrats and Republicans Are Quietly Planning a Corporate Giveaway — to the Tune of $400 Billion

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Why isn’t anyone talking about it?

William Greider, Moyers & Company

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/The%20facts%20are%20obscure%20...%20failing%20democracy%20text.jpgMarch 7, 2016 | Young people are the good news of 2016. They see the stressful realities of American life more clearly than their elders and are rallying around the straight talk of Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, the big hitters back in Washington politics are working on an ugly surprise not just for the kids but for all of us — another monster tax break for US multinational corporations.

The bad news is that key leaders of the Democratic Party — including the president — are getting on board with Republicans, despite some talk about confronting income inequality. Influential Democrats intend to negotiate with Republican counterparts on the size and terms of post-facto tax “forgiveness” for America’s globalized companies. This is real money they’re talking about — a giveaway of hundreds of billions.

William Greider, a prominent political journalist and author, has been a reporter fo,r more than 35 years for newspapers, magazines and television. He is the author of the national bestsellers One World, Ready or Not, Secrets of the Temple and Who Will Tell The People. Greider’s most recent book is The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to A Moral Economy.

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$%@*! this deal!

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Whose interests is Obama looking out for with these deals?

  • There is plenty of information available on TPP -- a genuine disaster in the making.  Please contact your members of Congress, regardless of who owns them, and tell them TPP is intolerable.
  • Special Report | Stop the TPP, Week Ending February 13, 2016

Paul, Emma, Anne and the team at SumOfUs.org

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http://peoplesworld.org/assets/Uploads/stopp-tppa.jpg  Wed, 21 Jan 2015 | President Obama is negotiating two massive trade deals that will put our democracy, food safety, Internet freedoms and access to life-saving medicines in danger. Last night during the State of the Union, along with a slate of progressive ideas, he disturbingly called for a bill that would allow these deals to bypass Congress, forgoing Constitutionally-protected democratic oversight.

World leaders are working alongside major corporations to pass these dangerous deals -- and they are refusing to tell us what's inside the agreements.

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Petition Text: Stop negotiating in secret and release the text of the TPP and TTIP immediately!

SumOfUs.org is a new world-wide movement for a better global economy.

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Special Report | Stop the TPP, Week Ending February 13, 2016, Compiled by David Culver , Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/9-strategies-to-end-corporate-rule/images/Stencil.jpg/image_large  Below we provide fact-based sources of information on the key issues surrounding the TPP.
  • Obama’s unexpectedly brief mention of the TPP may simply reflects that the pact is very unpopular across the political spectrum and talking about it more only makes opposition grow.
  • Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch
  • Part 1: The Facts on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Compared to the Obama Administration’s Claims
  • Part 2: Is The TPP Still Obama's Top Priority?
  • Part 3: TPP Is Obama’s #1 2016 Priority: Why Only 28 Seconds in the SOTU?

Cracking Down on Shell corporations

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Nicole Carty, SumOfUs.org

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(2/3/16) | Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) have just introduced legislation to crack down on anonymous corporations.

The legislation comes just days after a shocking 60 Minutes exposé revealing just how easy it is to anonymously launder dirty money through shell corporations.

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Nicole Carty, Senior Campaigner, SumOfUs.org

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