Egypt Media Roundup (June 29)
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views…
The Right to Democratic Dissent: A View from Greece
One of the normative impulses of Eurozone orthodoxy has been to forestall the element of dissent, and to establish an uncritical and authoritarian…
I Just Took the Controversial Drug Used for the Death Penalty. Here’s What It Was Like.
"You're not going to give me a lethal injection, are you?" This was a few weeks ago, and I was joking—nervously—with a nurse who had just plopped…
NPR Celebrates Fast-Track Victory With an All-Corporate Lobbyist Segment
NPR didn’t talk to anyone who agreed with people like this about fast track. (Photo: Public Citizen) After the Senate joined the House of…
Greeks Say “No to Austerity”: Tens of Thousands Back Syriza at Rally in Athens
Protesters participate in a demonstration calling for a “No” vote in the referendum on bailout conditions set by the country’s creditors, in…
A Question of Size – E.F.Schumacher
. . . Based on a lecture given in London, August 1968, and first published in Resurgence , Journal of the Fourth World,…
Chris Christie Launched His First Campaign On Assault Weapons Ban
“In today’s society, no one needs a semi-automatic assault weapon,” the latest Republican presidential candidate said in 1993. Scott Olson /…
It’s Official. Christie Will Run for Prez, GOP Race is a Comic Tragedy
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) officially announced his candidacy for President of the United States, bringing the number of GOP candidates to…
Greece Threatens ‘Unprecedented’ Injunction Against EU To Block Grexit
– Greece Threatens ‘Unprecedented’ Injunction Against EU To Block Grexit (ZeroHedge, June 29, 2015): Having told the citizens of Greece that…
Fox News Kicks Sarah Palin’s Ass to the Curb
Fox News has decided not to renew Sarah Palin’s contract, effectively ending the relationship that the network developed during the 2008…
Puerto Rico Announces Bond Payment “Moratorium”
– Puerto Rico Announces Bond Payment “Moratorium” (ZeroHedge, June 29, 2015): Having concluded last night that Puerto Rico debt is…