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Who Rules the World? How Concentration of Wealth and Political Power Undermines Global Democracy

alternet.org — With a $4 billion price tag, the recent US midterm election was the most expensive in the country's history. For the first time in eight years, the republications gained complete control of Congress, as well as won victories in key Senate and gubernatorial races across the country.
Nov 24, 2014

Who Rules the World? How Concentration of Wealth and Political Power Undermines Global Democracy. Thanks @AlterNet alternet.org/economy/who-ru…

Why You Might Want to Think Twice About Buying a Butterball Turkey

alternet.org — If you're getting ready to gobble up turkey this Thanksgiving, you may want to think about what it stands for. The idea of eating a whole ball of butter doesn't seem unappealing to many Americans, and perhaps that's how the entire Butterball turkey concept became so popular. Meat covered in more fat?
Nov 23, 2014

RT @AlterNet: Why You Might Want to Think Twice About Buying a Butterball Turkey ow.ly/EJyLw

‘It Was the State’: Thousands Protest Forced Disappearance of Mexican Students

alternet.org — They came with flowers. They came with cardboard signs. They came with pictures of the missing, squarely framed faces in black and white. As dusk began to fall on New York City, more and more people, bundled against the cold, gathered in front of the Mexican Consulate on East 39th street to protest the September disappearance of 43 students from the southwestern town of Iguala.

So Many People Are Badly Traumatized by Life in America: It's Time We Admit It

alternet.org — Recently Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, asked me to think about trauma in the context of America's political system. As I sifted through my thoughts on this topic, I began to sense an enormous weight in my body and a paralysis in my brain. What could I say?
Nov 21, 2014

One Nation, Under Trauma. It's time we admit how badly we're feeling: ow.ly/EGE6a

Paul Krugman Destroys All Arguments Against Obama's Immigration Action

alternet.org — Now, that Obama has taken his much-needed and way overdue executive action to shield millions of undocumented families from heart-rending deportation, the fact that it was simply the right thing to do is abundantly clear.
Nov 23, 2014

Paul Krugman Destroys All Arguments Against Obama's Immigration Action zite.to/1FaTRVp

Meet the White Supremacist Who’s About to Be Nevada’s House Speaker

alternet.org — Ira Hansen, the Nevada Republican assemblyman slated to become the chamber's next speaker, has put forth a litany of white supremeacist, misogynist, and homophobic views, statements that have been chronicled by the Reno News Review.
Nov 21, 2014

One word: Yikes! . . . Meet the White Supremacist Who’s About to Be Nevada’s House Speaker | Alternet alternet.org/meet-white-sup…