New York Fed Chief Stands Firm Against Charges of Weak Oversight

By Jake Bernstein, ProPublica – WASHINGTON – For almost two hours Friday, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York defended heated ...

Spot The Difference: Modern Israel Is Looking Like Nazi Germany

by KERRY-ANNE - The genocidal public discourse against Palestinians and non-Jews in Israel is reaching fever pitch,  and if we’ve learned anything from the ...

The Pentagon Wants $5 Billion for Iraq-Syria War? Three Reasons to Oppose

by Robert Naiman, Truthout | Op-Ed - The Pentagon has requested $5 billion in funding from Congress to extend the three-month-old war in Iraq and ...

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by Lawrence Wittner - U.S. politicians and pundits are fond of saying that America’s wars have defended America’s freedom. But the historical record doesn’t bear ...

Could Philadelphia be the Next Houston? Oil Industry Hopes So

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Justice At Last for Final 'Angola Three' Prisoner Serving Longest Solitary Sentence in US History

by Nadia Prupis - An appeals court on Friday unanimously overturned the conviction against Albert Woodfox that has kept him in solitary confinement for more ...

Bulldoze First, Answer Questions Later

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On This Day, Nov 24, 1947 – “Hollywood 10″ Cited for Contempt of Congress

The House of Representatives votes 346 to 17 to approve citations of contempt against 10 Hollywood writers, directors, and producers. These men had refused to cooperate at hearings dealing with communism in the movie industry held by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). The “Hollywood 10,” as the men were known, are sentenced to one year in jail. The Supreme Court later upheld the contempt charges. The contempt charges stemmed from the refusal of the 10 men to answer questions posed by HUAC as to whether they were or had ever been members of the Communist Party. In hearings...

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