1. Ludlow Massacre: April 20, 1914
  2. related: Occupy was right: capitalism has failed the world 

  3. think-progress:

How to screw over workers in one easy step.

At a time when many states and cities are working passing  minimum wage increases, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has gone in the opposite direction and signed a law banning cities from passing higher wages. The bill also bans them from enacting paid sick days or vacation requirements.

    think-progress:

    How to screw over workers in one easy step.

    At a time when many states and cities are working passing  minimum wage increases, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has gone in the opposite direction and signed a law banning cities from passing higher wages. The bill also bans them from enacting paid sick days or vacation requirements.

  4. American injustice in the age of the wealth gap and Weev’s hedge fund trolling.

    related videos:Who Goes To Jail? Matt Taibbi on American Injustice Gap From Wall Street to Main Street (1/2)Who Goes To Jail? Matt Taibbi on American Injustice Gap From Wall Street to Main Street (2/2)

    In the second half, 12:35 JP Sottile of Newsvandal.com about Big Oil and Big Ag in Ukraine. Sottile names the people and corporations hoping to exploit the Ukrainian agricultural sector.

  5. Bay Area Strike Debt  looks at the Federal Reserve and addresses the common misconception that it’s controlled by the US Government. They also reveal the ways - there are several - that the big commercial banks benefit when the Federal deficit increases.

  6. 
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April 19, 2014
"From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain – what I call the shock doctrine" — NK

    "From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain – what I call the shock doctrine" — NK

  7. Crimean prosecutor music clip hits 4 mn views in three days 

    The internet fame of Crimea’s chief prosecutor, Natalya Poklonskaya, rages on. A patchy music clip made from Poklonskaya’s videos has scored millions of views on YouTube, with a celebrity opposition figure calling the attorney a “sex symbol of Russia.”

  8. rtamerica:

    New York does away with Electoral College 

  9. State Department Indefinitely Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

    The U.S. State Department on Friday afternoon said that it is giving eight federal agencies an extension for reviewing the Keystone XL pipeline project proposal.

    The department said the decision partly hinges on Nebraska Supreme Court litigation that could affect the pipeline’s route. For that reason, there’s no timeline on the delay.