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Google censors progressive news organisations in ‘fake news’ crackdown

By Underground Network | August 18, 2017

Google wages censorship campaign on ‘fake news’ grounds against progressive news organisations whose content conflicts with the Washington establishment. This is the slippery we all talk about when you start censoring things.. … Continue reading Google censors progressive news organisations in ‘fake news’ crackdown

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world | The Guardian

By Underground Network | August 18, 2017

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. Last summer, researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate over “neoliberalism”: they … Continue reading Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world | The Guardian

A Sweeping Search Warrant Targets Anti-Trump Website in Clear Threat to the Constitution

By Underground Network | August 16, 2017

One of the core principles enshrined in the Fourth Amendment is a prohibition on general searches — meaning, the government cannot simply go fishing for a wide range of information in the … Continue reading A Sweeping Search Warrant Targets Anti-Trump Website in Clear Threat to the Constitution

Should We Subsidize Manufacturing? | New Yorker

By Underground Network | August 14, 2017

We do it for farms. Why not for factories? Interesting article, and I makes sense. We’re subsidizing one of China’s biggest manufacturers that’s building a plant in the United States, why not … Continue reading Should We Subsidize Manufacturing? | New Yorker

North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes, traders say | Reuters

By Underground Network | August 14, 2017

(Reuters) – Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labor across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters. The clothes made in North Korea are labeled “Made in China” and exported across the world, they said. Using North Korea … Continue reading North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes, traders say | Reuters

A Sobering National Climate Change Report

By Underground Network | August 12, 2017

Embattled climate scientists working in 13 various US government agencies threw down the gauntlet before the Trump administration by releasing an over 600-page report on climate change in the US “With significant reductions in … Continue reading A Sobering National Climate Change Report

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart – The New York Times

By Underground Network | August 9, 2017

This chart captures the rise in inequality better than any other chart that I’ve seen. Income gains used to go to the bottom part of the population but are now only going … Continue reading Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart – The New York Times

You’re not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth – Vox

By Underground Network | August 9, 2017

All economic growth is going to the top 1%. All of it. That’s why the stock market is through the roof yet wages have gone nowhere.   Source: You’re not imagining it: … Continue reading You’re not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth – Vox

Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 Trillion per year

By Underground Network | August 8, 2017

John Abraham: A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels That is a lot of money! Source: Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian Continue reading Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 Trillion per year

What if every government paid off its national debt?

By Underground Network | August 6, 2017

IT might make you feel better but tomorrow if the US Federal Government, or Australia or the UK repaid the entirety of its national debt, it would make not one dollar’s difference to your bank account. In fact the economy would tank. “If America repaid all its national debt tomorrow, we very … Continue reading What if every government paid off its national debt?

Foxconn Deal Lets Company Ignore Wisconsin Environmental Protection Laws

By Underground Network | August 1, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker’s deal gives Foxconn — which admitted dumping chemicals in a Chinese river — an exemption from statutes that protect Wisconsin wetlands. They are giving the manufacturer of iPhones $3B … Continue reading Foxconn Deal Lets Company Ignore Wisconsin Environmental Protection Laws

WTF?

Feds Crack Trump Protesters’ Phones to Charge Them With Felony Rioting

By Underground Network | July 31, 2017

Officials have cracked the locked phones seized from protesters at the inauguration—and may be planning to use browsing data and texts against them. Officials seized Trump protesters’ cell phones, cracked their passwords, … Continue reading Feds Crack Trump Protesters’ Phones to Charge Them With Felony Rioting