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Are corporations too big to prosecute?

These are banks, and bankers, whose failure precipitated the financial crisis, and the succeeding depression and bailouts. There have been bailouts, but, so far, no prosecutions of the CEO's.

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Ed Koch, hizzoner, had a dishonorable career

With all due respect, Ed Koch had elements good and bad, but nevertheless was beholden to the capitalist class.

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Sneak attack on financial regulations underway on Capitol Hill

A sneak attack against financial re-regulation - undoing the reforms imposed on Wall Street and similar finaglers after the 2008 crash - is underway on Capitol Hill.

Christie's crony capitalism

Crony capitalism is alive and well in New Jersey. What would the whole country look like if run by these supporters of the one percent?

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Demonstrations mark third year of no minimum wage hike

Workers are rallying, picketing and marching all over the country today, the day that marks three years since there has been no increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

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Pigeon abuse is a multi-million-dollar enterprise

The animal rights group presented law enforcement organaizations including the FBI with a book's worth of evidence.

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Payday lending makes banks big profits

In their constant quest for ever-larger profits, at least five of the nation's leading banks have entered the sleazy, unscrupulous, and usurious field of payday lending.

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Police tear down New York's Occupy Wall Street camp

In the pre-dawn hours today helmeted and shield-carrying police tore down the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park here where protesters have hunkered down since September.

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Oakland demos spark call for nonviolence & end to repression

In the wake of the early morning police eviction of Occupy Oakland protesters from their encampments Oct. 25, confrontation between protesters and police came to a head in the early evening after protesters regrouped at the city's main library to march through the city.

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Occupy Wall Street protest spreads across the nation

Angry about Wall Street greed and rejecting lawmakers they say have been purchased by big corporations, the Occupy Wall Street movement is spreading rapidly across the nation.

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