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How An Australian Oligarch Is Using Dirty Tricks And Libertarian Lies To Fleece Aborigines Out Of Billions

My blood’s boiling as I write this: Roebourne (the town where I grew up) is under attack by Australia’s richest man, a West Australian oligarch named Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest.

The reason why this vampire-billionaire wants my hometown: Roebourne’s resident Aborigines, the Yindjibarndi people, are sitting on $280 billion dollars worth of iron ore deposits. And Forrest’s mining company, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), wants what the Yindjibarndi have.

Posted on: July 20th, 2011 | Comments (33)

Radicals, Imbeciles & FBI Stooges: From Jerry Rubin To Rich Fink, We've Reached Rock-Bottom, Baby!

  I just came across a massive dump of FBI files on the YIPPIES–the legendary 60′s youth movement led by Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman. They declassified and released over 6,600 pages of FBI surveillance and intel on the Yippies—unfiltered, a…

Posted on: July 6th, 2011 | Comments (87)

Evidence of Rightwing Regression: USDA Delivers Chicken Infested With Flesh-Eating Bacteria to School Lunch Programs...

The other day I came across a post-WWII government propaganda film called “Meats With Approval” that serves as a great indicator of just how much America’s regressed politically in the past 50 years. This film should be required viewing for…

Posted on: June 22nd, 2011 | Comments (22)

Porn Scanner Propaganda Watch: Texas Anti-TSA Movement Led By Far-Right Christian Fascists...

This anti-TSA protester coming straight outta Waco! On Saturday June 4, a dozen or so anti-TSA protesters marched on the Texas State Capitol, demanding that state legislators and Governor Rick Perry stand up to the federal government and pass a bill…

Posted on: June 8th, 2011 | Comments (52)

How The Tea Party Gave New Life To Mexican-Hunting Ultra-Right Extremists

When I left his ranch back in 2009, I was sure that Glenn Spencer had reached the end of his line. So it was surprising to learn that Spencer was a big player in the Tea Party scene. Suddenly, no one in Arizona cared about his past associations with white supremacists. Instead, Spencer was hanging out with Arizona state senators, hosting GOP political events, speaking at rallies and rubbing shoulders with the creme de la creme of Arizona’s Tea Party beau monde. He was not only back in the game, he’s bigger than ever.

Posted on: June 7th, 2011 | Comments (44)

Jane Hamsher Unplugged (And Unhinged): Dare To Criticize Hamsher's Appalling Labor Record, And This Is What You'll Get

Yesterday I confronted Jane Hamsher, founder of Firedoglake, over her refusal to honor a labor boycott against the Huffington Post that two major writers unions, The Newspaper Guild (TNG-CWA) and National Writers Union (NWU), have called for.

Posted on: May 13th, 2011 | Comments (56)

The Real John Tyner: Anti-Labor Extremist, Anti-Gay Marriage, Pals With Neo-Confederates and John Bircher Conspiracy Theorists, And Deceives America

On the same day he posted his famous “don’t touch my junk” TSA video, Tyner destroyed evidence that would have exposed his deception, because he feared that if he didn’t, the public wouldn’t believe his “don’t touch my junk” story with the TSA.

Posted on: April 30th, 2011 | Comments (49)

Did You Fall for It? America's Outrage Over TSA "Porn Scanners" Was Right-Wing PR to Prevent Workers from Unionizing

Really? This is the year that the Republican right-wing, backed by corporate sponsors like the billionaire Koch brothers, have declared all-out war on public sector unions. It’s the culmination of a decades-long crusade against organized labor, which has only hit…

Posted on: April 28th, 2011 | Comments (62)

Groundbreaking Rightwing Research Yields The "Teabagger Oil Theory"

The price of oil hit $125 today, a 33 percent increase since the start of the year, and will probably keep going up. For those wondering “why,” there’s a new theory that explains everything.

Posted on: April 27th, 2011 | Comments (26)

Mark Ames Talks About Shocking New Koch Revelations With Dylan Ratigan

Mark Ames talks with Dylan Ratigan about his investigative article in The Nation magazine, co-authored with labor journalist Mike Elk, exposing the scary and bizarre propaganda and elections influencing that Koch Industries now forces on its employees. Watch the video…

Posted on: April 21st, 2011 | Comments (15)

Koch Industries Lackeys Admit To Manipulating Oil Prices...And Gloat About It, Too

The Kochs Give a Big Enron Fuck You to America: Traders working for Koch Industries not only gave PowerPoint presentations outlining their plans to drive up the price of oil, but openly boasted about gaming the market in the business press.

Posted on: April 15th, 2011 | Comments (47)

Hoveround: The Tea Party Death Mobile

It’s all about making tough choices fer our granchirren’ To all my fellow under-55-ers: If you want to know why we have to fund the over-55-ers’ full Medicare and Social Security benefits, leaving nothing for the rest of us, here’s…

Posted on: April 14th, 2011 | Comments (29)

Property Taxes Are For Parasites: Billionaires Use The "Fake Farm Loophole" To Not Pay Any...

For all those feeling the pinch this Tax Day, rest assured America’s wealthiest one percent have no idea what you’re going through. Not only have they shaved over $100 billion off their income taxes thanks to Bush’s tax cuts, but many won’t be paying their property taxes, either.

Posted on: April 14th, 2011 | Comments (18)

The Koch Brothers: Dark Lords of Derivatives

People don’t seem that interested in talking about Wall Street’s unpunished and ongoing rape of America anymore these days. And that’s too bad. Because Koch Industries has a lot more in common with Wall Street than most people realize.

Posted on: April 9th, 2011 | Comments (21)

Anti-war Libertarians Charles and David Koch Love Profiteering Off America's War Machine

Data pulled from publicly-accessible federal contract databases shows that over the past 15 years, the Kochs have milked the U.S. war machine for about $170 million, all while funding libertarian groups, organizations and media outfits with anti-war positions.

Posted on: March 25th, 2011 | Comments (17)

Billionaire Koch Brothers Use Their $1 Billion-A-Year Taxpayer-Funded Biofuel Subsidy To Bankroll Republicans, Tea Party, Right-wing Libertarian Groups

Why are American taxpayers forced to subsidize the billionaire Koch brothers’ massive campaign contributions to Republican Party politicians, the Tea Party movement, and policies that ensure greater subsidies to the Kochs, while cutting more public services to the taxpayers who…

Posted on: March 3rd, 2011 | Comments (32)

All Pain, No Gain: A Brief History of "Austerity Program" Massacres & Disasters

This article was first published in Alternet. Now that the shock of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting is starting to wear off and the country is returning to its normal insanity again, we’re back to facing a far worse, far more…

Posted on: January 26th, 2011 | Comments (53)

We, The Spiteful

In the summer of 2004, I published an article in the New York Press that answered Thomas Frank’s question “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” The Bush-Kerry campaign was heating up, and it was clear to me that the American left…

Posted on: January 22nd, 2011 | Comments (100)

MEG WHITMAN: STINGIEST BILLIONAIRE IN AMERICA?  (Or: Top 8 Reasons Why Borat Would Vote For Meg Whitman)

“I will steal your hard-earned money!” This article was first published on AlterNet. Meg Whitman has always wanted to be Number One in her field. So although it must rankle Whitman that her $1.3 billion in wealth only ranks her…

Posted on: November 1st, 2010 | Comments (23)

How Meg Whitman Failed Her Way to the Top at eBay, Collecting Billions While Nearly Destroying the Company

This article was first published on AlterNet With the elections for governor just around the corner, most California voters probably think they have a pretty good grasp of the pros and cons of Republican candidate Meg Whitman: on the downside,…

Posted on: October 27th, 2010 | Comments (43)