Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said a new report released today by the Joint Economic Committee showed the average student loan debt in Vermont was greater than the amount in all but six other states. read more
Source: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Country: Sudan By David Tereshchuk* June 13, 2013-Only last year, hope was beginning to rise that Darfur, Sudan, might finally be on the way to a better life. After a decade of brutal conflict, and shocking slaughter of civilians, peace agreements appeared to heralding a period of recovery. Tens of
PRESS CONFERENCE and RALLY GOOGLE: We’re Watching You! Occupy Venice; Move to Amend; Revolutionary Poets Brigade; POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal) announce a poetry-rally, press conference, at Google Headquarters (The Binoculars Building) 340 Main St. VENICE 90291 Saturday, June 15, 2013 2PM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoogleWereWatchingYou Poster: http://occupyventura805.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/googlefinalcolor3-page-001.jpg Speakers include: David Cobb (founder, Move to Amend; 2004 Green Party Candidate for President) Kendra Moore (president, Holiday Venice Tenant Action Committee) Hamid Khan (Stop LAPD Spying Coalition) BRING YOUR BINOCULARS Live Streams: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/blueskyorganics https://www.facebook.com/GoogleWereWatchingYou Media Liaison: Mark Lipman, (310) 392-9700, firstname.lastname@example.org
By Madison Ruppert Editor of End the Lie A portion of the Senate Intelligence Committee (Image credit: SenRockefeller/Flickr) The Senate Intelligence Committee will reportedly hold a closed briefing for members to discuss the recently revealed National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs after some lawmakers complained about not being informed of PRISM. The recent media furor began with a report showing that a secret court order forced Verizon to hand over all records for U.S. customers to the NSA.
Fox News dishonestly dismissed a Democratic congressman’s statement that the mystery of who began the IRS’ inappropriate targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status has been solved. Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, appeared on CNN’s State of the Union on June 9 where he explained that a Cincinnati-based IRS manager told congressional interviewers that a screener under his supervision brought a tea party group’s application for tax-exempt status to his attention, and that he then sent the case to a Washington office for assistance. In a letter to Rep