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A federal judge ruled that BP’s maximum fine resulting from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill would be $13.7 billion, significantly lower than the $18 billion fine called for …
A new international monetary system would surely spell the end of the undue dominance of the US dollar, whose sole aim is to ruin the economies of other world countries. …
Thursday, 08 January 2015 12:54

The state of American society as 2015 begins

As the New Year begins, the social crisis gripping tens of millions of working people in the United States is worsening. Hunger, poverty and long-term joblessness remain at the highest …
Sunday, 28 December 2014 16:18

US should close bases on Okinawa

The U.S. is over-burdened militarily and effectively bankrupt financially, but Washington is determined to preserve every base and deployment, no matter how archaic.
The release of what is being called “The Torture Report” by the US Senate Intelligence Committee has sparked fierce discussions around the globe.
The latest United Nations climate summit, the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20), concluded in the Peruvian capital of Lima recently without agreement on reducing global carbon emissions.
The United Nations Committee Against Torture issued a lengthy report assessing the performance of the 156 countries whose governments have ratified the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or …
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:21

The US torture cover-up continues

One of the numerous issues being carefully avoided by the political establishment in the US midterm elections is the constitutional crisis surrounding the plot to cover up torture carried out …
The still weak US job market could hurt Democrats just weeks before voters cast their ballots in November’s midterm Congressional elections, as millions remain unemployed amid sluggish economic growth.
The upcoming US midterm elections is an appropriate occasion to draw a balance sheet—of the Obama administration’s past six years in office and of the American political system as a …
In a recent report presented at the University of Michigan, “The epidemic of birth defects in Iraq and the duty of public health researchers,” Dr. Muhsin Al Sabbak, a gynecologist …
Friday, 03 October 2014 13:50

The housing crisis begins anew in America

The Wall Street wrecked the US economy in 2007 due to dealing in shady mortgage securities that were given dubious triple-A ratings and put the entire global economy on the …
As if aging in America isn’t hard enough these days, a new government report has uncovered that seniors are facing yet another barrier to a secure retirement: their student debt.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:57

Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy

According to an internal report cited by the Wall Street Journal, the City of Detroit has been charged at least $126 million in fees for legal, financial, and consulting firms …
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:23

Six years since the Wall Street crash

In such a day in September 2008, the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers sparked the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:33

Obama and the financial aristocracy

Speaking before a trade union-organized “Laborfest” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the middle of a speech filled with pseudo-populist rhetoric about “helping the middle class,” US President Barack Obama let slip …
The following is an article written on the US decades-long war against humanity. It had first appeared in December 2003 and was written by Eric Waddell. Eric Waddell is Professor …
Dr. Stephen J. Sniegoski Ph.D. earned his doctorate in American history, with a focus on American foreign policy, at the University of Maryland. His focus on the neoconservative involvement in …
Chicago Students Union organizes press conference and march to demand a democratic Board of Education and an end to school closures.
The University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana has blocked the fall appointment of Palestinian-American professor Steven Salaita for his recent comments made on Twitter criticizing the Zionist regime of Israel’s war …