US & Canada

Federal Judge Orders Detroit To Pay Another $85 Million To Bofa And Ubs

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 A ruling by Federal Eastern District Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven W. Rhodes has awarded yet another large-scale payment to two banks that are heavily implicated in the financial ruin of Detroit and other cities throughout the United States.Rhodes ruled on April 11 that the third negotiated atte ...

Stagnant Wages Slowing Down Stronger US Economic Recovery

Sunday, March 16, 2014 The United States economy is having a slow but steady recovery since the recession but this is being derailed by stagnant wages in the country, according to the former Counselor to the Secretary of the US Treasury, Steven Rattner. The expert economic analyst, who is currently the chairman of W ...

U.S. Political Prisoner Marshall Eddie Conway Released After 44 Years

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Baltimore Black Panther Party member Marshall Eddie Conway was released from 44 years of imprisonment on March 4. Conway had been a target of the FBI Counter-intelligence Program COINTELPRO which sought to destroy the revolutionary African American movement in the United States during the 1960s an ...

Obama to reveal curbs on NSA spy programmes

Friday, January 17, 2014 President Barack Obama is to announce changes to US electronic spy programmes after revelations made by ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.He aims to restore public confidence in the intelligence community.Mr Obama is expected to create a public advocate at the secretive court that ap ...

Organic Food And Farm Groups Ask Obama To Require GMO Food Labels

Friday, January 17, 2014 Jan 16 Reuters - Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients ...
Company logo is seen at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California, on April 13, 2011.  By Ryan Anson (AFP/File)

Netflix wins first Oscar nod for Egypt documentary

Friday, January 17, 2014 Los Angeles AFP - Streaming TV and movie provider Netflix won its first Oscar nomination for The Square, a documentary about the 2011 revolution and ongoing strife in Egypt.The movie, to be released on Friday, recounts the turmoil in Egypt centered on Cairos Tahrir Square since the uprising ...
Oprah Winfrey

‘Obama Victim Of Racism’ Says Oprah

Friday, November 15, 2013 US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has said she feels the time is finally right for audiences to embrace films that tackle slavery and civil rights. The 59-year-old toldBBC Arts EditorWill Gompertz she was so happy a number of new titles cover the topics. One of these, 12 Years a Slave, mo ...

John Kerry

Kerry Admits Spying Went Too Far

Friday, November 01, 2013 Mr Kerry is the most senior Obama administration official to have commented directly on an issue that has upset Americas European allies. He said he will work with the president to prevent further inappropriate acts by the National Security Agency. His comments come as Asian countries have ...
Conrad Murray

Michael Jackson’s Doctor Released From Jail

Monday, October 28, 2013 Conrad Murray has been released from jail two years after being convicted of causing Michael Jacksons death. Murray, 60, left a jail in central Los Angeles shortly after midnight local time, the sheriffs office said. He was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter in respect of 50-yea ...
President Barack Obama

US Government Employees Head Back To Work

Friday, October 18, 2013 The cross-party deal came hours before the US government risked running out of money to pay its bills. There are no winners, Mr Obama said, adding the US would bounce back. The deal followed 16 days of partial government shutdown, which began when Congress failed to agree on a budget. ...
Republican House Speaker John Boehner: “A good faith effort on our part to move halfway on what he has demanded”

US Republicans and Obama in ‘useful’ debt crisis talks

Friday, October 11, 2013 Both sides described the 90-minute meeting as useful but said no decision was made. They agreed to keep talking. Republicans have offered the president a short-term debt limit increase to stave off default. A new poll suggests the majority of Americans blame the Republicans for the partial s ...

Herman Wallace, 71, Veteran Black Panther, Political Prisoner, Honored As a Freedom Fighter

Monday, October 07, 2013 A decades-long struggle by various people within the Black Liberation Movement, human rights and prisoner support organizations resulted in the release of Herman Wallace from the Angola prison plantation in Louisiana. Wallace, who along with Albert Woodfox and Robert King, became known international ...

Detroit Gathering Internationalizes the Struggle Against the Banks and Austerity

Monday, October 07, 2013 Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit was the scene for the first International Peoples Assembly Against Banks and Against Austerity that placed the blame for the citys financial crisis squarely on the shoulders of the bankers and bosses. Detroit was illegally forced into bankruptcy court by a sta ...
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