>Americans Organize to "Save Starbucks" as the Economy Slips into Recession

>by Max Keiser, Huffington PostAlterNet (July 21 2008)Citizen groups around the country are mobilizing to save their Starbucks {1} after the company announced it will shut down 600 stores. These people don't realize that Starbucks will have to double or triple their prices as the dollar continues to crash and the reason Starbucks has to … Continue reading >Americans Organize to "Save Starbucks" as the Economy Slips into Recession

>Identity Politics in Climate Change Hell

>Do you want to save the biosphere or boost your own brand of politics? You can't do both.by George MonbiotPublished on the Guardian's Comment is Free (August 22 2008)If you want a glimpse of how the movement against climate change could crumble faster than a summer snowflake, read Ewa Jasiewicz's article, published yesterday on the … Continue reading >Identity Politics in Climate Change Hell

>O’Biden: Nader Hits the "MasterCard VP" Choice

>by John Nichols http://www.thenation.com (August 23 2008)Barack Obama's supporters are saying that that Joe Biden is the perfect pick for vice president.John McCain's supporters are saying that Biden was right when he said Obama was not ready for the job.Who to believe? How about Ralph Nader.The veteran consumer activist and frequent presidential candidate - this … Continue reading >O’Biden: Nader Hits the "MasterCard VP" Choice

>Big Business Is Making Sure It Wins the Presidency

>by Matt Taibbi, RollingStone.comalternet.org (August 09 2008)Remember the total, hideous, inexcusable absence of oversight that has been the great hallmark of George Bush's America for almost eight years now? Well, now we're getting to see that same regulatory malfeasance applied to yet another cornerstone of our political system. The Federal Election Commission - the body … Continue reading >Big Business Is Making Sure It Wins the Presidency

>The Abyss Stares Back

>Clusterfuck Nation by Jim KunstlerComment on current events by the author ofThe Long Emergency (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005)http://www.kunstler.com (August 25 2008)As the political conventions descend like the soggy forces of nature they have become - the tropical depressions of politics - the Republican party will be seen, with growing clarity, as the party that wrecked … Continue reading >The Abyss Stares Back