OXI dokey: A report from a Greek solidarity rally

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A report from rally in Queens in support of the OXI movement in Greece.
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Pope Francis comes out swinging on capitalism, colonialism, environment

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Pope Francis laid out an assertive anti-capitalist message in advance of a visit to the United States.
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Russia’s Elizabeth Warren?

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On January 21st Russian Duma Deputy Oksana Dmitriyeva went on broadcast television and argued that “in a time of [economic] crisis, there should be a change of teams in government. ...
Economist Stephanie Kelton

To guarantee a living wage, make government the employer of last resort

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Economist Kelton’s fix for employment: “Create competition” between gov’t and the private sector for employees.
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A plan to close Social Security field offices and outsource its work

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From a leaked SSA planning doc — they’re closing their field offices & outsourcing (but shh, don’t tell anyone).
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European voters fire a warning shot over the heads of their political elites

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Losers in the European election — mainstream parties. Winners — anti-mainstream parties on both left and right.
Will you settle for what they offer you? Class War Kitteh says, "Stand up for more." You have permission.

Are Dems who propose cuts to Social Security “stupid” or just doing risk-analysis?

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Why do Democrats persist in offering unpopular proposals? Are they stupid, or smart in a different way?
Job recovery by recession since WW II. Our non-recovery is the heavy red line.

The country needs jobs, not a bipartisan austerity diet

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The S&P is at record highs, but the jobs market stinks & Congress wants to cut spending, again. Help stop them.

The rape of Detroit: City was forced to default so rich could profit

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“Detroit is the poster child for the future. The rich and their minions on Wall Street are circling the city.”

Obama loses key support for cutting Social Security, Medicare in “Grand Bargain”

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The powerful pro-Obama think-tank Center for American Progress has just abandoned Obama’s benefit cuts.
Paul Krugman on MSNBC.

Why only ‘special’ people think Paul Krugman is wrong about austerity

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Because some people would rather be interesting, than right.

Honey, I shrunk the deficit! (video)

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Rachel Maddow on how the deficit is shrinking just fine, all on its own.
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Federal Reserve says austerity is hurting US growth

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In the US, UK, Spain and Portugal, austerity is causing more harm than good. Why won’t the GOP get that?
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