Many, so mostly headlines…
Walmart strike spreads to 28 stores in 12 states, the first in the company’s 50 year history.
And this starts the slippery slope, where anyone can be accused of anything: “Court Asks if a Gang Member Is a Terrorist”
Timmy tries to shield himself, again: “”U.S. Economy ‘Doing Significantly Better Than Anybody Had Reason To Expect‘”
IMF of all institutions backing off their demands for more austerity. Meanwhile, they also made a statement about how the banks will have to sell off 18% more of its assets than previously thought.
Not in my backyard: Rich people freaking out because NYC has to put shelters in their neighborhoods.
Bloomberg calls raising taxes on the rich so they pay their fair share, “Dumb.” Like they’d really move out. Please.
“Every now and then someone highlights the overlap between today’s Republican states and the slave states of the former Confederacy. As clichéd as the point may be, it remains indispensable to understanding what is happening in American politics today”
Immoral if not illegal : “Facebook Fought SEC to Keep Mobile Risks Hidden Before IPO”
How did this mysterious program account for 4% of trades last week? How can this be allowed to happen?
FDA inspection handed over to private companies. Result? Listeria.
“Monsanto Seed Patent Case Gets U.S. Supreme Court Review” With this SCOTUS, I’m not holding my breath. Especially since, “Supreme Court confirms telco immunity on spying charges“–which means the companies can never be in trouble for illegally handing over your phone records to the NSA.
Meanwhile in France, “Monsanto found guilty of chemical poisoning in landmark case“.
“We asked thousands of people to describe their ideal distribution of wealth, from top to bottom. The vast majority — rich, poor, GOP and Democrat — imagined a far more equal nation. Here’s why it matters.”
In law enforcement news:
We can hope: “Lawmakers look to bring change to NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program” I’m not holding my breath, though, as a teen last year was stopped and frisked for being “a fucking mutt“.
First amendment much? “Jailed: Man who wore anti-police T-shirt”
“An Ocala woman who was arrested on charges of being drunk and disorderly during Leesburg’s Bikefest last year filed a lawsuit this week accusing law-enforcement officials of knocking out her front teeth and leaving her half-naked for thousands to see.”