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Comcast Pushes Mega-Merger, But Critics Call It ‘Unthinkable’

Comcast Pushes Mega-Merger, But Critics Call It ‘Unthinkable’

'These two firms have abysmal records of customer service and unseemly influence peddling.'…

Greenwald, Snowden Joint Address on Surveillance & Erosion of Rights

Greenwald, Snowden Joint Address on Surveillance & Erosion of Rights

Whistleblower and journalist speak to crowd at Amnesty International Human Rights Conference…

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Oregon economy grows with tax equity of high income households

Oregon economy grows with tax equity of high income households

Since increasing taxes on high-income households and profitable corporations Oregon ranks in the third highest…

Lane County to be first US county to challenge NDAA

Lane County to be first US county to challenge NDAA

Thanks to PANDA and Oathkeepers Lane County will be the first county in the…

Cribbins: “If this was a business I would be fired by now”

Cribbins: “If this was a business I would be fired by now”

This is a clear failure of leadership and the county is actually contributing to the…

Expansion at JCE and disingenuous promises

Expansion at JCE and disingenuous promises

Mark McKelvey asked a good question: “What’s your source for the $40-60M in annual property…

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OccupySouthCoast

Declaration/Manifesto of OOSC

Declaration/Manifesto of OOSC

Occupy Oregon South Coast adopted a declaration/manifesto on May 19th, 2013.  If this manifesto appeals to you and you are interested in being on the mailing list regarding…

Local Opinions

Curry County home rule not like Coos County

Curry County home rule not like Coos County

Home Rule Charters are county constitutions.…

Arts

Colbert – Interviews Maurice Sendak

Colbert – Interviews Maurice Sendak

The books survived long enough to be passed down to my first son but didn't survive the second one but I have bought the collection as gifts…

Energy

Another Reason to Love Big, Old Trees

Another Reason to Love Big, Old Trees

New study finds aging trees continue to grow and absorb carbon, providing key role in mitigating CO2 emissions…

Environment

Fossil Fuel Giants Guzzling World’s Water as Poor Go Thirsty: UN

Fossil Fuel Giants Guzzling World’s Water as Poor Go Thirsty: UN

'Great political clout' of energy industry trumps those in need of drinking water…

Media

Another Media Platform for the World’s Rich and Powerful?

Another Media Platform for the World’s Rich and Powerful?

As Arianna Huffington teams up with billionaire Nicolas Berggruen in new venture, critics charge, 'The 1% are about to get their own publication'…

Ancient History

Were ‘hobbit’ hominids island dwarfs?

Were ‘hobbit’ hominids island dwarfs?

how come it shared the planet with Homo sapiens some 13,000 years ago, when -- so far as was known -- anatomically modern man was the sole,…

Science

The first to fly: The true story of two eccentric 18th century inventors

The first to fly: The true story of two eccentric 18th century inventors

The story of the first humans to fly involves two eccentric French brothers, lots of taffeta, a race against the French Academy of Science, King Louis XVI,…

Foreign policy

NAFTA at 20: Lori Wallach on U.S. Job Losses, Record Income Inequality, Mass Displacement in Mexico

NAFTA at 20: Lori Wallach on U.S. Job Losses, Record Income Inequality, Mass Displacement in Mexico

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs have vanished as companies sought lower-wage workers in Mexico. Meanwhile, NAFTA has generated more poverty in Mexico,…

Veterans

Oakland will pay $4.5 million to injured Occupy activist Scott Olsen

Oakland will pay $4.5 million to injured Occupy activist Scott Olsen

A United States military veteran who was critically injured by the police during an Occupy Wall Street protest in October 2011 will be awarded $4.5 million by…