19 Jun 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Address

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. “Perfect! Perfect!” exclaimed a woman looking around at the Four Freedoms Park on New York City’s Roosevelt Island as a large crowd waited for Hillary Clinton to announce her presidential candidacy last weekend. And so it was. Secretary

18 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: Grand Illusion

Styx – Grand Illusion Styx is releasing a new box set of their oldies… 8-disc vinyl pack features releases from 1975 to 1984 A box set containing eight Styx albums on heavyweight 180g vinyl is to be released on July 17. The A&M Years 1975-1984 will be issued by USM

18 Jun 2015

Washington in Wonderland: Down the Iraqi Rabbit Hole (Again)

By Andrew Bacevich There is a peculiar form of insanity in which a veneer of rationality distracts attention from the madness lurking just beneath the surface. When Alice dove down her rabbit hole to enter a place where smirking cats offered directions, ill-mannered caterpillars dispensed advice, and Mock Turtles constituted

17 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: Shaking The Tree

Peter Gabriel – Shaking The Tree Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Sting, and others are contributing to the Dalai Lama’s latest tribute album, The Art Of Peace: Songs For Tibet II… Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush are among artists contributing tracks to an album that marks the 80th birthday of the

17 Jun 2015

Plan B: Ditch Help For Workers, Just Get Corporations What They Want

As a new GOP-led approach to approving Fast Track authority on behalf of the Obama administration materializes, the process itself signals just how noxious the contents of deals like the TPP must be By Jon Queally Legislative maneuvering around Trade Promotion Authority (TPA or Fast Track) continued late Tuesday, as

16 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: Wolf Moon

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real – Wolf Moon Neil Young certainly doesn’t mince his words… When Donald Trump strode on to the stage at Trump Tower on Tuesday to announce that he would enter the Republican race for president, a rock and roll anthem blared: Neil Young’s “Rockin’

16 Jun 2015

Delay Could Sink Fast Track, But Corporate ‘Arm-Twisting’ Not Over Yet

“The delay shows that there is not Congressional will to walk the plank for a corporate trade agenda that is reviled by the voters.” By Deirdre Fulton While House Republicans and the White House consider their options for reviving failed Fast Track legislation, civil society groups are heralding the delay

16 Jun 2015

IMF Report Admits IMF’s Obsession with Capitalism Is Killing Prosperity

“By releasing this report, the IMF has shown that ‘trickle-down’ economics is dead; you cannot rely on the spoils of the extremely wealthy to benefit the rest of us.” By Jon Queally In light of how the International Monetary Fund has spent most of its existence parading around the world

15 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: What Happens Tomorrow

Duran Duran – What Happens Tomorrow Duran Duran just announced their new album; Paper Gods… Duran Duran will release their 14th studio album, Paper Gods in the U.S. on September 18th and in the rest of the world on September 11th through Warner Bros. Records. Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist

15 Jun 2015

‘Fast Track’ Hands the Money Monopoly to Private Banks — Permanently

It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. -Attributed to Henry Ford By Ellen Brown In March 2014, the Bank of England let the cat out