U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Electronic Disclosure Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – Consistent with President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order 13487, Strengthening Retirement Security in America, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced a proposed rule to allow online retirement plan disclosures to reduce printing and mail expenses for job creators and make disclosures more readily accessible and useful for America’s workers. Reflecting modern … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Electronic Disclosure Rule

A Call for a Coup Plus a Week Like No Other for Tulsi Gabbard

Clinton, McRaven and Pelosi all are featured There was what might be described as an extraordinary amount of nonsense being promoted by last week’s media. Unfortunately, some of it was quite dangerous. Admiral William McRaven, who commanded the Navy Seals when Osama bin Laden was captured and killed and who has been riding that horse … Read moreA Call for a Coup Plus a Week Like No Other for Tulsi Gabbard

BREAKING: Texas Speaker Bonnen Retires

I meant to do a post on the whole Bonnen/Sullivan tape release issue, but it looks like events have gotten ahead of me: Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on Tuesday announced he will not seek reelection to the lower chamber in 2020 as calls for his resignation reached a near majority among members of … Read moreBREAKING: Texas Speaker Bonnen Retires

More on the Quincy Institute: Don’t Mention Israel

I have written frequently about how the overwhelming deference to Israeli perceptions not only distorts U.S. foreign policy, it also corrupts discourse regarding genuine national interests at all levels. The mainstream media, where Zionist journalists and editors exist in grossly disproportionate numbers, has long been a source of fake news about the Middle East, successfully … Read moreMore on the Quincy Institute: Don’t Mention Israel

India’s Visa Workers Raise Funds to Launch Attack Ads on U.S. Politicians

India’s contract workers in the United States are raising funds to run attack ads against the Democrat Senator who is blocking their demand for fast-track green cards. The fundraising campaign is being run by an Indian-run group titled Immigration Voice, and it is targeting Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin. Durbin is being targeted because he … Read moreIndia’s Visa Workers Raise Funds to Launch Attack Ads on U.S. Politicians

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Has Become Rahm Emanuel 2.0

Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to end business as usual in Chicago. Instead, she’s antagonizing teachers, refusing to fully fund public schools, and giving the rich whatever they want. That agenda didn’t end well for Rahm Emanuel. It won’t for Lightfoot, either. Striking Chicago public school teachers and their supporters rally in Union Park before marching … Read moreChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Has Become Rahm Emanuel 2.0

The Catalan Revolt in the Spanish Congress

The campaign for Spain’s general election on November 10 has been electrified by massive protests against the jailing of Catalan leaders. For the first time, the pro-independence left has given up its abstentionist stance — and it’s set to bring Catalonia’s revolt into the Spanish Congress itself. Demonstrators hold up their phones following a week … Read moreThe Catalan Revolt in the Spanish Congress

‘The Last Koan’ wins awards at film fest in New York

New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Indo-Australian Satya Prakash Choudharys directorial debut “The Last Koan” won two awards at Chelsea Film Festival 2019 here. The film revolves around a writer who has unresolved issues with his dead mother and a woman who has intermixed the identities of her husband and his best friend, as they explore the … Read more‘The Last Koan’ wins awards at film fest in New York

US company with Sanskrit name gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump; creates problems for cultural association with same name

New York, Oct 22 (IANS) An American clothing company with no connections to India that uses the Sanskrit name ‘Dhvani’, has launched a media campaign showing violence against President Donald Trump, causing confusion and problems for Indian cultural organisations. After the company placed a nine-metre advertisement in Times Square showing Trump lying on the ground in … Read moreUS company with Sanskrit name gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump; creates problems for cultural association with same name

Udo Ulfkotte’s Book Exposing CIA Control of Western Journalism Now Available in English

Udo Ulfkotte’s Book Exposing CIA Control of Western Journalism Now Available in English Udo Ulfkotte’s book, Bought Journalism, is now available in English translation from Progressive Press — https://www.progressivepress.com/book-listing/presstitutes  The editor in chief of Austria’s Die Presse confirms that what Udo Ulfkotte told us is correct — https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/10/14/the-editor-in-chief-and-the-cia/?fbclid=IwAR2YtgCEAY45_8cxzFz12lMFe3kBRhSSypp2z9vE0slaYFyZW_9BmKlt2qE  The post Udo Ulfkotte’s Book Exposing CIA … Read moreUdo Ulfkotte’s Book Exposing CIA Control of Western Journalism Now Available in English

Americans Pay Israel Billions of Dollars to Destroy Americans’ Free Speech

Americans Pay Israel Billions of Dollars to Destroy Americans’ Free Speech Americans are forced to reward Israel for the damage done to Americans’ free speech by Israeli lobby groups, such as https://russia-insider.com/en/big-tech-oligarchs-best-tool-censoring-internet-jewish-adl/ri27797 and  https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/frumpy-jewish-lawyer-leading-campaign-strip-us-citizens-free-speech-and-assembly/ri27784  and, of course, AIPAC, by handing over to Israel $23,000 per Israeli family year after year after year https://www.mintpressnews.com/us-military-aid-to-israel-set-to-exceed-3-8b-or-23000-per-year-for-every-jewish-family-living-in-israel/246996/ . As one … Read moreAmericans Pay Israel Billions of Dollars to Destroy Americans’ Free Speech

Texas Constitutional Amendment Election Recommendations

Looks like another off-year Texas Constitutional Amendments election is sneaking up on us, and early voting started yesterday. Here’s my reminder to find your voter registration card, and my one-eyed-man-in-the-land-of-the-blind recommendations: Proposition 1: “The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.” Oppose. I … Read moreTexas Constitutional Amendment Election Recommendations

“If We Don’t Fuck Shit Up, We Don’t Exist to Them”

Chile’s most marginalized workers are leading a revolt that threatens the country’s entire political order. Now is the time for an escalation of the struggle into a national strike that can build a real economic and political democracy in its wake. A demonstrator waves a Chilean flag during a protest against President Sebastian Piñera on … Read more“If We Don’t Fuck Shit Up, We Don’t Exist to Them”

Infosys investors lose Rs 53,000 crore in a day

Shares of IT services firm Infosys on Tuesday plummeted nearly 17%, wiping Rs 53,451 crore from its market valuation, on concerns over a whistleblower complaint which alleged that two top executives of the company were indulging in unethical practices to increase short-term revenue and profits. The scrip tanked 16.21% to close at Rs 643.30 on … Read moreInfosys investors lose Rs 53,000 crore in a day

Abhijit Banerjee flags concern over banking crisis

Flagging concerns about the banking crisis in India, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Tuesday said that aggressive changes are required to deal with the situation. He said that there is a need to bring down the stake of the government to below 50 per cent in banks so that the decisions are taken without fear … Read moreAbhijit Banerjee flags concern over banking crisis

Markets snap 6-day winning streak, sensex falls over 300 pts

Breaking its six-session rising streak, equity indices on Tuesday closed in red with the benchmark BSE sensex falling over 300 points, dragged by IT stocks. The 30-share BSE index fell 334.54 points points or 0.85 per cent to close at 38,963.84. While, the broader NSE Nifty ended 71.95 points or 0.62 per cent lower at … Read moreMarkets snap 6-day winning streak, sensex falls over 300 pts

When Abhijit Banerjee shared PM Modi’s joke

After his meeting with PM Modi, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee was asked to share his “critical” views on Indian economy. Banerjee replied, “The PM started the meeting by cracking a joke about how the media is trying to trap me into saying anti-Modi things. He’s been watching TV, he’s been watching you guys, he knows … Read moreWhen Abhijit Banerjee shared PM Modi’s joke

Is “Immigration Voice” Being Scammed By Their Cuban-American Lawyer?

Is (India’s) “Immigration Voice” being scammed by their Cuban-American lawyer? If they are, it is pretty funny. And, signs seem to point in that direction. Unless, S386 isn’t the end-game. Immigration Voice retained Cuban-American Leon Fresco as their lawyer in Jan 2017: https://archive.li/Fm3S3. Leon Fresco claims partial authorship of the 2013 immigration bill. At that … Read moreIs “Immigration Voice” Being Scammed By Their Cuban-American Lawyer?

A ‘Huge Loss’ or a Skewed Dataset?

Diverging opinions about the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices do not undercut the need for agencies to engage in proper web governance when removing resources. The homepage of the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) website as captured by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine on July 22, 2018.  The Substance … Read moreA ‘Huge Loss’ or a Skewed Dataset?

Recent SAMHSA website overhaul likely left users confused, frustrated, and irritated

Confusion, frustration, and irritation could be avoided by adopting four key principles when updating government websites. The “Grantee Stories, Tools, & Resources” page from the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) website as captured by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine on April 24, 2019. The page, like many others on the CAPT website, … Read moreRecent SAMHSA website overhaul likely left users confused, frustrated, and irritated

Bernie Has Called to Free Lula. Why Won’t the Rest of the Democratic Field?

Despite overwhelming evidence that former Brazilian president Lula da Silva was the victim of a right-wing campaign to keep him out of another presidential term by jailing him, Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate who has called for his release. The rest of the party’s presidential candidates should demand that Lula be freed, too. … Read moreBernie Has Called to Free Lula. Why Won’t the Rest of the Democratic Field?

Shun Malaysia, India’s palm oil buyers told

India’s top vegetable oil trade body has asked its members to stop buying palm oil from Malaysia, an unprecedented call aimed at helping New Delhi punish the country for criticising India over its policy toward Kashmir. India was Malaysia’s third-largest export destination in 2018 for palm oil and palm-based products worth 6.84 billion ringgit ($1.63 … Read moreShun Malaysia, India’s palm oil buyers told

Will bad economics kill the Green New Deal? (with Naomi Klein and J.W. Mason)

The only thing holding us back from big, bold, progressive change is ourselves. When critics wonder if we can afford to pay for the Green New Deal, they couch their concerns in the language of neoliberal economics: they say that investing in the middle class, raising wages, and doing too much too quickly will ruin … Read moreWill bad economics kill the Green New Deal? (with Naomi Klein and J.W. Mason)

Will bad economics kill the Green New Deal? (with Naomi Klein and J.W. Mason)

The only thing holding us back from big, bold, progressive change is ourselves. When critics wonder if we can afford to pay for the Green New Deal, they couch their concerns in the language of neoliberal economics: they say that investing in the middle class, raising wages, and doing too much too quickly will ruin … Read moreWill bad economics kill the Green New Deal? (with Naomi Klein and J.W. Mason)

INX Media case: SC grants bail to P Chidambaram

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media corruption case lodged by the CBI. A bench headed by justice R Banumathi set aside the Delhi high court’s September 30 verdict denying bail to Chidambaram in the case. The former finance minister is currently … Read moreINX Media case: SC grants bail to P Chidambaram

NPR’s All Things Considered Interviewed Immi Voice’s Leon Fresco Without Mention Of His Role As Advocate For An India-Immigration Lobby Group

National Public Radio’s, “All Things Considered“, interviewed Immi Voice’s lawyer, Leon Fresco, at least twice, without mentioning his role in their organization. (India’s) Immigration Voice retained Leon Fresco as their lawyer in Jan 2017: https://archive.li/Fm3S3 He was interviewed by NPR in both June 2018 https://archive.li/VNYKR and April 2019 https://archive.li/unPtT . Neither the reporter, nor Leon … Read moreNPR’s All Things Considered Interviewed Immi Voice’s Leon Fresco Without Mention Of His Role As Advocate For An India-Immigration Lobby Group