U.S.Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday that admitted for the first time that the Obama administration has killed four U.S. citizens in drone strikes overseas.
With a tagline that reads, “Where hitting the bottom, begins the climb to new heights,” the Delancey Street Foundation is a residential education center for drug addicts and ex-convicts. It currently operates a few facilities across the US, bringing hope and empowerment in communities where people are breaking out of cycles of incarceration and drug abuse . Their mission is rooted in showing residents that they themselves are critical contributors of positive change, not only in their own lives, but also in the lives of others like them.
A tribesman walks near a building damaged last year by a U.S. drone air strike targeting suspected al Qaeda militants in Azan of the southeastern Yemeni province of Shabwa (Reuters / Khaled Abdullah) The US war on terror is in fact the most massive terror campaign ever, and the invasion of Iraq was the worst crime in recent history, prominent liberal thinker Noam Chomsky told RT, adding that he wants to see Bush, Blair and Obama tried at the ICC.
Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart * WHY EUROPE CAN’T JUST “FIX” YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT By Jerome, Roos, roarmag.org Our problems are not due to a lack of innovative ideas; they are due to an excess of financial power concentrated in the hands of an elite of bankers. For years already, the youth of Europe’s heavily indebted periphery has been facing mass unemployment. In Greece and Spain, a respective 59 and 56 percent of young people are now out of work , while youth unemployment in the EU as a whole currently stands at a troubling 24 percent, up from 22.5 percent last year.
The anonymous blogger behind Namawinelake , a prominent watchdog blog that chronicled Ireland’s efforts to deal with its economic crisis, has stopped publishing, triggering a wave of speculation as to the blogger’s identity and his or her reason for quitting. Namawinelake was launched in January 2010 after the financial crisis hit the country and the government was forced to request a bailout plan from the troika, made up of the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. As its title indicated, Namawinelake’s reports were focusing on the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), a state agency founded in 2009 as part of the government’s answer to the financial crisis.
In their new book, “The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills,” economist David Stuckler and physician Sanjay Basu examine the health impacts of austerity across the globe. The authors estimate there have been more than 10,000 additional suicides and up to a million extra cases of depression across Europe and the United States since governments started introducing austerity programs in the aftermath of the economic crisis. For example in Greece, where spending on public health has been slashed by 40 percent, HIV rates have jumped 200 percent and the country has seen its first malaria outbreak since the 1970s.
Tax and the Civilised Society Saturday 8th June, London, 10.30am-5.30pm The Tax Justice Network and Tipping Point Film Fund are jointly organising a day of activity in London on Saturday 8th June designed to engage all those – public and campaigners alike – who would like to know more about why tax matters to society and therefore the need to intensify the spotlight on tax avoidance.