Wall Street's Bonus Bonanza Continues

Wall Street ‘fat cats’ pocketed $26.7 billion last year in bonuses, a sum—according to a report published Wednesday—more than twice the amount earned by the 1,085,000 Americans who work full-time at the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. According to report author Sarah Anderson, director of the Global Economy Project at the Institute Read more about Wall Street's Bonus Bonanza Continues[…]

400 PPM: 'Just a Matter of Time' Before We Cross Climate Threshold 'Forever'

Climate scientists have long said that the earth cannot withstand more than 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for very long without tipping the scales against human life once and for all. And according to Ralph Keeling, who runs the carbon dioxide monitoring program at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, that Read more about 400 PPM: 'Just a Matter of Time' Before We Cross Climate Threshold 'Forever'[…]

Maduro: Like in Kiev, US Fomenting 'Slow Motion Coup' in Venezuela

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, in an exclusive interview with The Guardian published Tuesday, says the United States is actively fomenting a ‘slow motion coup’ in his country, with the ultimate goal of overthrowing his democratically elected government as a way to gain more profitable access to its vast oil resources. Rejecting the dominate narrative presented Read more about Maduro: Like in Kiev, US Fomenting 'Slow Motion Coup' in Venezuela[…]

Matt Hardy '100% healthy,' cleared to return to AEW

On Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite, Matt Hardy said he is “100% healthy” and fully cleared to return to action. Click Here: camisetas de futbol baratas Flanked in the audience by wife Reby and their kids, Hardy gave the news to Tony Schiavone and was then interrupted by a vignette showing a man in a black sweatshirt lighting Read more about Matt Hardy '100% healthy,' cleared to return to AEW[…]

And They're Back… BP Wins Two Dozen New Leases to Drill in Gulf

Less than four years after the largest single disaster in the history of the oil industry and just one week after a ban to drill in the Gulf of Mexico was lifted by the US Department of the Interior, oil giant BP was awarded license to drill in two dozen separate locations this week as Read more about And They're Back… BP Wins Two Dozen New Leases to Drill in Gulf[…]

Hobby Lobby and the 'Profoundly Dangerous Precedent' for Women's Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is hearing arguments in what has been called the Hobby Lobby case, which challenges the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The mandate, which requires employers’ healthcare plans to cover FDA-approved contraceptive methods, exempts houses of worship, but not for-profit corporations. The challenge to the law comes from Read more about Hobby Lobby and the 'Profoundly Dangerous Precedent' for Women's Rights[…]

Did Environmental Protests Just Stop Planned Petrochemical Plant in China?

Protests over a planned petrochemical plant in China’s Guangdong province may have brought the proposal to a halt. Over one thousand people took part in a protest in Maoming on Sunday over the plant slated to produce paraxylene or PX, a chemical used in making plastics. The protest reportedly started off peaceful but turned violent, Read more about Did Environmental Protests Just Stop Planned Petrochemical Plant in China?[…]

CNN and Fox Can't Keep Their Climate Facts Straight: Study

Though numerous media surveys and studies have shown that mainstream news outlets have consistently ignored or underreported the crisis of climate change over the last two decades, a new analysis released Monday shows that even when the top cable news channels do cover the issue, they consistently misinform their viewers on the facts. According to Read more about CNN and Fox Can't Keep Their Climate Facts Straight: Study[…]

Obama Administration Rakes In Billions Off Student Debt

Critics blasted the U.S. Department of Education for profiting off the backs of struggling students after a new projection by the Congressional Budget Office revealed Monday that the federal agency is set to make $127 billion from loan interest payments over the next ten years. And despite promises to do the opposite, a student loan Read more about Obama Administration Rakes In Billions Off Student Debt[…]

US Strike Killed Australian and New Zealander in Yemen

The governments of Australia and New Zealand have confirmed the deaths of two men in a US strike in Yemen, which took place last November. The two men, one Australian and one dual Australian-New Zealand citizen, were reportedly junior members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and were believed to be in their Read more about US Strike Killed Australian and New Zealander in Yemen[…]