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Oath Keepers is one of the fastest-growing “patriot” organizations on the right. Founded April 2009 by Yale-educated lawyer and ex-Ron Paul aide Stewart Rhodes, the group has established itself as a hub in the sprawling anti-Obama movement that includes Tea Partiers, Birthers, and 912ers. There are scores of patriot groups, but what makes Oath Keepers unique is […]
In the article from The Electronic Intifada titled, Harvard Fellow Calls for Genocidal Measures to curb Palestinian Births. Harvard fellow,Martin Kramer called for ‘the West’ to take measures to curb Palestinian births. His statement seemed as a proposal to meet the international legal definition of a call for genocide. Kramer, who is also a member of Washington Institute for Near […]
In mid-January 2010, the National League of Cities released a report warning of severe budget shortfalls for city governments nationwide, ranging from $56 billion to $83 billion from 2010 to 2012. Antonio Vallaraigosa, Los Angeles mayor is ultimately avoiding the long-term consequences by attempting to solve this budget deficit with panic responses. The LA mayor proposed cutting 2,000 jobs from the city’s payroll […]
Workplace privacy is dead and buried. Employers can and do read e-mail, eavesdrop on telephone calls, monitor Internet access and watch workers with hidden cameras. Company phones and laptops are often tracked and searched by the employer. Some companies have even installed cameras in the bathrooms. Bosses are now spying on workers’ home lives. Millions of workers […]