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‘Deal or war’: Is doomed dollar really behind Obama’s Iran warning?

By Finian Cunningham RT.com August 16, 2015   ‘Deal or war’: Is doomed dollar really behind Obama’s Iran warning?     US President Barack Obama has given an extraordinary ultimatum to the Republican-controlled Congress, arguing that they must not block the nuclear accord with Iran. It’s either “deal or war,” he says. In a televised […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak ahead of an Aug. 5, 2015 meeting (Photo: State Department Photo/Public Domain)

Obama Administration Accused of Giving Human Trafficking Status Upgrade to ‘Further Corporate Trade Agenda’

By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams August 9, 2015   Obama Administration Accused of Giving Human Trafficking Status Upgrade to ‘Further Corporate Trade Agenda’ Progressive organization, members of Congress demand explanation for Malaysia’s new ranking     Controversy over the State Department’s upgrading of Malaysia in its annual human trafficking report continues to swirl, with one […]


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At Least 124 People Died Because Of General Motors Ignition Defect

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist August 4, 2015   At Least 124 People Died Because Of General Motors Ignition Defect     One year after General Motors’ victim compensation fund began accepting death and injury claims related to its massive ignition switch issue and six months after the submission deadline, the carmaker announced it had completed […]


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Boo hoo, Boeing cries over potential loss of taxpayer underwritten bank, Threatens to move many operations overseas?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism August 3, 2015   Boo hoo, Boeing cries over potential loss of taxpayer underwritten bank, Threatens to move many operations overseas?     OK, so you lose Ex-Im and the sweetheart deal which goes with it. So you decide to take your ball and go play – wherever – […]