Le site Bellaciao: coloré, multiple, ou le meilleur cotoie fort heureusement le pire, mélangé, bizarre, picabien et dadaîste, explorant toutes sortes de registres et de régimes rhétoriques, drole et polémiqueur, surréaliste: rencontre d'un parapluie et d'une machine à coudre sur une table de dissection, têtes de Lénine sur le clavier d'un piano Steinway ou Bosendorfer...
FR
ES
Senal en Vivo
VIDEO
RADIO
FRIENDS SITES
with Bellaciao
Bellaciao hosted by
To rebel is right, to disobey is a duty, to act is necessary !
Bellaciao  mobile version   |   Home  |   About us   |   Donation  |   Links  |   Contact  |   Search
BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE

by : NACA
Wednesday March 26, 2008 - 14:16
9 comments

BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE

HOMEOWNERS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST TAXPAYER BAILOUT OF WALL STREET WHILE THE GOVERNMENT ABANDONS AT-RISK HOMEOWNERS

(Jamaica Plain, MA)

On Wednesday March 26th at 12:00 noon in front of JPMorgan Chase and Bear Stearns corporate offices at 47th and Park Avenue, hundreds of homeowners will take to the streets of New York. The demonstration organized by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) will protest the taxpayer bailout of Bear Stearns to benefit JPMorgan Chase and refusal of the government and Federal Reserve to provide real solutions for the millions of homeowners at risk of foreclosure.

The government and JPMorgan Chase can provide real solutions for homeowners at risk of foreclosure without a taxpayer bailout. NACA, along with the hundreds of thousands of homeowners we represent, demand that the following Homeowner Stabilization Initiative be implemented immediately for all owner-occupant homeowners:

1. Stop all the interest rate increases (i.e. resets);

2. Roll back the interest rate increases to the initial qualified rate;

3. Impose a moratorium on all foreclosures;

4. Require the mortgage servicers’ to pursue a loan restructure that reduces the interest rate and/or outstanding mortgage to a mortgage payment the homeowner can afford for the remaining term of the loan.

This solution relies on Main Street not Wall Street. It provides for the “stability of the financial system” as stated by Secretary Paulson. It is not a taxpayer bailout of the predators. By halting foreclosures and restructuring mortgages into conventional affordable terms, this initiative directly impacts the country’s financial stability since homes would not be abandoned, the tax base of cities and towns would not be eroded, and consumer confidence would be restored.

We will be in New York City this Wednesday March 26th to protest this corporate bailout and to assist homeowners. We are doing intakes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Park Avenue Christian Church at 85th street and Park Avenue. At 12 noon we will protest the taxpayer bailout of these predators. We will be demanding assistance for homeowners with unaffordable mortgages. Your participation is crucial in getting the Government to stop the interest rate increases, stop the foreclosures, and make mortgages affordable. Please plan on taking part in this important action.

Click on the Action Link here to participate or to have a NACA representative;

https://www.naca.com/index_main.jsp



Leave a comment
Print this article


Commentaires de l'article
 

BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday March 26 - 18:52 - Posted by Kevin - fa3f114970b742ce...

Anybody that bought a house they can not afford should not be helped. Mortgage holders should take responsibility for not reading their contract. Bear Stearns being bought by Chase is necessary in order to recover from the credit crunch. Get educated and get to work to pay for the obligations you agreed to.




BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday March 26 - 19:09 - Posted by michael schumacher - 998d5c2ab338ad07...

But the banks who took those "bad loans" and leveraged themselves up to almost 40x are just fine. This is not a credit crisis it is and will continue to be a solvency issue. That people still call it based on credit goes a long way to the power of these banks to consistently avoid telling any truth.

If you also think that write downs are done then I feel sorry for your inability to even read a 10-k

FACE IT....THIS IS A SOLVENCY ISSUE AND THE BANKS ARE COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF IT.

Greed sucks and the banking system is full of greed and constant calls for bailouts...which they are getting thorough the FED.

MAKE NO MISTAKE.......THE STEPS TAKEN BY THE FED ARE DEPRESSION ERA POLICIES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN USED SINCE THAT TIME.

IS it 1999 or 1929??

I vote 29 unfortunatly

Wake Up People



BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday March 26 - 19:42 - Posted by KM - e7ccf03c8fe56343...

The entire financial system is at risk because too many people took out ARMs and now they can’t make their mortgage payments (that really is what it comes down to, isn’t it?). Yes, Bear and others were dumb to bet that they WOULD be able to make their payments, and now those companies are toast, with or without the bailout.

I’m a prospective homeowner (hopefully soon), but if your terms were to be accepted, I’d never be able to get a home loan. The banks would all either be too broke or too scared to issue me one, no matter how qualified I am.

Those interest rates you want to roll back to were TEASER RATES. As in, they were TEASING YOU. We all knew this, and we all knew this was going to happen. The web is full of articles from the past five years predicting this. See this CNN article from 2006 if you don’t believe me, or read this gem from 2004: "If you have to resort to interest-only loans to afford the monthly payments when rates for fully-amortizing hybrid ARMs are this low, you can’t afford the house."

This was all there for everyone to read four years ago.



BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday March 26 - 20:20 - Posted by 7e7eb1271b17d291...

I think that’s Bull...you can’t blame it all on the banks...these people took out mortages and can’t meet their commitment...they need to take responsibility for their actions and stop putting the blame on others.....I don’t want to see anyone loose their home but you should have considered that prior to commiting yourself to something you could not pay.



BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE
Thursday March 27 - 15:00 - Posted by dceca19df472cc6b...

It always amazes me how in this debate people never mention 1) the transfer of wealth from the middle class to the top 1% of the population in this country AND 2) the immense wealth held by institutions such as Bear and Chase in their Offshore Holdings and Profit Retention schemes.

1) This transfer of wealth has been occurring for the past 3 decades and is due to corporate-friendly government legislation and policy. This is one of the main reasons behind the shrinking middle class. Yes people AND institutions should not be making investment choices based on poorly calculated risk.

2) It is estimated that multinational corporations have BILLIONS in their off-shore accounts and profit retention (where they don’t report all of their profit). If I could use these strategies, it would be a hell of a lot easier for me to buy a home.

We ALL need to educate ourselves before making judgmental statements. If consumers have to pay for theirs, why shouldn’t banks? And if the middle class continues to shrink due to corporations hoarding profits due to their efforts, then EVERYONE writing on this website will find themselves in the same, treacherous boat. Recognize that the other person is you.

If you really want to put your money where your mouth is and want to be sure you educated yourself and are making your statements on legitimate information,
learn about the TRILLION DOLLAR income shift from working U.S. citizens to the top 1% and offshoring and profit retention at http://www.kyklosproductions.com/po...

Also read on taxpayer bailouts:
http://www.gregpalast.com/elliot-sp...
http://www.gregpalast.com/good-ants...



BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday March 26 - 21:23 - Posted by hendry mack - a171ba0199a05d8b...

Yeah the banks were/are greedy but so is the American consumer. why is it we are supposed to feel so sorry for people that bought more house than they can afford thinking they could sell it for more a year or two later. And why should we feel sorry for people that got interest only or teaser rate loans when the Fed was raising interest rates? Sure there was some predatory lending but not on a large enough scale to be responsible for the bust. People took risk when the speculated on more house than they could afford, why do they have more rights than the employees of Bear Stearns and the thousands of others that would be affected by a major financial institution. suck it up, you lived in more house than you could afford for two years, now you can’t stay - can’t feel sorry for you.



BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday March 26 - 20:49 - Posted by the duke - 0bb9082f6c356893...

While I appeciate the NACA wanting to help home owners... this protest just reinforce the same ignorance that people showed when they agreed to loans that they could never afford. Here is a thought organize to renegotiate the terms of your loans from the mortgage brokers and lenders that actually ripped you off. While you are doing this imagine the collapse of the banking system that just may have been averted by the Fed taking action.
The Feds action being just or not in your eyes may just have saved our economy as a whole.

So if your not happy and the Bear Stearns Employees aren’t happy...then maybe this was the right thing.

I feel bad about the stories I hear and I wish all of those who were ripped off the best in retaining their homes. Just remember home ownership is a large responsibility. So educate yourselves before you take such a large step in the future. I hope you can all see how the choices you make affect ALL those around you. God Bless.

"The Duke"




BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE
Thursday March 27 - 11:11 - Posted by 8b81324dad550b95...

NEW YORK — According to police, A handful of boisterous protestors got into the Midtown Manhattan offices of Bear Stearns during a spirited protest of the government’s bailout of the investment bank.

About one hundred people started protesting outside the corporate headquarters of JPMorgan Chase and Bear Stearns at 383 Madison Avenue just after noon according to officials.

They chanted "Shame Shame Shame" and demanded a meeting with the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.

Some of the protestors managed to get into the granite lobby of the building, Bear’s global headquarters, prompting a large police mobilization.

The protestors left the lobby peacefully after making a statement. No arrests were immediately reported.

The demonstration, organized by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, is protesting government’s bailout of Bear Stearns to benefit JPMorgan Chase.

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America NACA is a national non-profit community advocacy and homeownership organization established in 1988.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?s...




BEAR STEARNS PROTEST WEDNESDAY: THE PRESS RELEASE
Friday March 28 - 02:57 - Posted by c96f65db09390b1b...

George Carlin: Who Owns You Americans!
You and I are not in the Big Club”

There’s a reason that education sucks, and it’s the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it. Be happy with what you’ve got. Because the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now, the big, wealthy, business interests that control all things and make the big decisions.
Forget the politicians, they’re irrelevant.
Politicians are put there to give you that idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations, and they’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the State Houses, and the City Halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies so they control just about all the news and information you get to hear.
They’ve got you by the balls.
They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want—they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interest. You know something, they don’t want people that are smart enough to sit around their kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago.
They don’t want that, you know what they want?
They want obedient workers, obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it.
And now they’re coming for your social security money.
They want your fucking retirement money; they want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later because they own this fucking place. It’s a big club and you ain’t in it! You and I are not in the Big Club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you in the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to believe, what to think and what to buy.
The table is tilted folks, the game is rigged.
Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. Good honest hard working people, white collar, blue collar, it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about them. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about…give a fuck about you! They don’t care about you at all, at all, at all.
And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.
That’s what the owners count on, the fact that Americans are and will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white, and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes everyday. Because the owners of this country know the truth, it’s called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
by George Carlin (Forward by Mark Faulk)







Public Apology to Women of the World from The American Republic (Hypatia of Alex
Monday 31 - 15:21
by Willam Morgan
YES, THERE WILL BE ELECTION FRAUD, AND ON A GRAND SCALE
Sunday 23 - 18:32
by JOHN CHUCKMAN
Hillary Clinton will be first female President 2017
Monday 10 - 17:21
by Willam Morgan
Police Shootings: Law, Policy, and Accountability
Thursday 6 - 14:22
by William John Cox
AMERICA DESERVES BETTER, BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE WORLD DESERVES BETTER
Thursday 29 - 18:02
by JOHN CHUCKMAN
Back to School for Fascist Dupont-Aignan
Thursday 15 - 11:32
by Nouveau Comité de Vigilance des Intellectuels Antifascistes
The Presidency: Character Matters
Friday 9 - 15:06
by William John Cox
WHY HILLARY IS THE PERFECT PERSON TO SECURE OBAMA’S LEGACY
Tuesday 30 - 18:08
by JOHN CHUCKMAN
Remake of Ben Hur in 2020 planned by new motion picture studio
Friday 26 - 15:50
by Wallace
THE CASE FOR DONALD TRUMP
Monday 22 - 19:32
by JOHN CHUCKMAN
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES IS DEAD
Thursday 11 - 06:42
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
DONALD TRUMP AND THE GENIUS OF IDIOCY
Friday 5 - 00:47
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
FOOLING MOST OF THE PEOPLE MOST OF THE TIME IS WHAT AMERICAN POLITICS ARE ABOUT,
Friday 29 - 18:13
by JOHN CHUCKMAN
A message of your fellow striking workers from France
Tuesday 12 - 20:49
by Info’Com-CGT
The Right to Vote, Effectively
Friday 8 - 22:20
by William John Cox
Fourth of July Lies
Sunday 3 - 19:41
by June C. Terpstra
Who Should Make Political Policy, the People or the Politicians?
Friday 24 - 15:14
by William John Cox
Hollow Women of the Hegemon Part II: Atrocity Enabling Harpies
Tuesday 21 - 18:49
by Dr. June Terpstra
The American Republic Manifestum book is being made into a Movie
Saturday 11 - 15:54
by William Morgan
Write-in Voting and Political Protest
Wednesday 1 - 15:05
by William John Cox
Yves Bouvier art battle plays out in online and social media arena
Tuesday 31 - 21:12
by Dean Bagley
Damaged Candidate Clinton Can’t Call Out Trump
Friday 27 - 13:53
by Daniel Patrick Welch
PLEDGE OF THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY
Tuesday 24 - 21:53
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
LET TEXAS SECEDE
Thursday 19 - 00:53
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
LAS TRES ERRES A LA ENÉSIMA POTENCIA.-
Monday 16 - 15:35
by FREDDY SUBDIAGA
DEMAGOGIA POPULISTA...
Monday 16 - 15:26
by FREDDY SUBDIAGA
Oligarchs Won’t Let You Vote Their Wars Away
Wednesday 11 - 20:24
by Daniel Patrick Welch
AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL: JOHN KERRY - FROM HIS REMARKABLE RECENT COMMENCEMENT ADDR
Monday 9 - 20:40
by JOHN CHUCKMAN
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton support the American Republic Manifestum
Monday 9 - 16:37
by William Morgan
Transformation: A Student-Led Mass Political Movement
Monday 25 - 19:28
by William John Cox
Algerian Feminists react to ’Hijab Day’ in Paris 2016
Monday 25 - 01:13
THE ILLUSION OF RIGHTS
Friday 22 - 18:45
by JOHN CHUCKMAN
US is real superpredator pretending to be victim
Monday 18 - 22:23
by Daniel Patrick Welch
Gaiacomm International has accidently created a fusion reaction/ignition.
Sunday 17 - 17:01
by William Morgan
Clinton’s Campaign Continues to Highlight Horrible Hillary
Saturday 9 - 00:57
by Daniel Patrick Welch
Armoiries racistes à Harvard : Plaidoyer pour la réflexion socio-historique
Thursday 7 - 18:56
by Samuel Beaudoin Guzzo
THANK YOU MISSISSIPPI FOR YOUR HATE
Wednesday 6 - 02:02
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
The PKK in Iraq: “We are ready to fight ISIS everywhere in the world”
Monday 4 - 14:33
by InfoAut
Clinton Crashes and Burns, Sanders Will Win (But hold off on the applause)
Friday 1 - 22:33
by Daniel Patrick Welch
Confirming Supreme Court Justices and Electing Presidents
Friday 1 - 20:59
by William John Cox

home | webmaster



Follow-up of the site's activity
RSS Bellaciao En


rss FR / rss IT / rss ES



Bellaciao hosted by DRI

Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry. Susan B. Anthony
Facebook Twitter Google+
DAZIBAO
I, European citizen, won’t let refugees be rejected in my name
Thursday 10 March
©Olivier Jobard/Myop I, European citizen, won’t let refugees be rejected in my name THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM IS A RIGHT In the phrase « right to asylum », every word matters. Under the law, every person who is persecuted because of his or her political opinions or because of his or her identity, every person that is endangered by violence, war or misery has a RIGHT to seek asylum in another country The aim of this petition is to collect (...)
read more...
Neo-Nazis and far-right protesters in Ukraine 3 live-stream
Friday 24 January
2 comments
The far-right in Ukraine are acting as the vanguard of a protest movement that is being reported as pro-democracy. The situation on the ground is not as simple as pro-EU and trade versus pro-Putin and Russian hegemony in the region. When US Senator John McCain dined with Ukraine’s opposition leaders in December, he shared a table and later a stage with the leader of the extreme far-right Svoboda party Oleh Tyahnybok. This is Oleh Tyahnybok, he has claimed a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" (...)
read more...
Hugo Chavez is dead (video live)
Wednesday 6 March
by : Collective BELLACIAO
1 comment
President Hugo Chavez companeros venezueliano died after a long battle with cancer.
read more...
International initiative to stop the war in Syria Yes to democracy, no to foreign intervention!
Thursday 13 December
Your support here: http://www.peaceinsyria.org/support.php We, the undersigned, who are part of an international civil society increasingly worried about the awful bloodshed of the Syrian people, are supporting a political initiative based on the results of a fact-finding mission which some of our colleagues undertook to Beirut and Damascus in September 2012. This initiative consists in calling for a delegation of highranking personalities and public figures to go to Syria in order to (...)
read more...
THE KU KLUX KLAN ONCE AGAIN CONTROLS INDIANA
Monday 12 November
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
7 comments
At first glance, the results of America’s 2012 election appear to be a triumph for social, racial, and economic justice and progress in the United States: California voters passed a proposition requiring the rich to shoulder their fair share of the tax burden; Two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the recreational use of marijuana, while Massachusetts approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes; Washington and two other states, Maine and Maryland, legalized same-sex (...)
read more...
I’VE DECIDED TO "WASTE" MY VOTE
Sunday 28 October
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
In a 2004 episode of Comedy Central’s animated series South Park, an election was held to determine whether the new mascot for the town’s elementary school would be a “giant douche” or a “turd sandwich.” Confronted with these two equally unpalatable choices, one child, Stan Marsh, refused to vote at all, which resulted in his ostracization and subsequent banishment from the town. Although this satirical vulgarity was intended as a commentary on the two (...)
read more...
HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART IV
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART III If there is one major inconsistency in life, it is that young people who know little more than family, friends and school are suddenly, at the age of eighteen, supposed to decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, because of their limited life experiences, the illusions they have about certain occupations do not always comport to the realities. I discovered this the first time I went to college. About a year into my studies, I (...)
read more...
HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART III
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART IV Disillusioned with the machinations of so-called “traditional” colleges, I became an adjunct instructor at several “for-profit” colleges. Thanks largely to the power and pervasiveness of the Internet, “for-profit” colleges (hereinafter for-profits) have become a growing phenomenon in America. They have also been the subject of much political debate and the focus of a Frontline special entitled College Inc. Unlike traditional (...)
read more...
HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART II
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART III PART IV Several years ago, a young lady came into the college where I was teaching to inquire about a full-time instructor’s position in the sociology department. She was advised that only adjunct positions were available. Her response was, “No thanks. Once an adjunct, always an adjunct.” Her words still echo in my mind. Even as colleges and universities raise their tuition costs, they are relying more and more on adjunct instructors. Adjuncts are (...)
read more...
HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART I
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART II PART III PART IV When The Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution over two hundred years ago, Americans were blessed with many rights considered to be “fundamental.” One conspicuously missing, however, was the right to an education. This was not surprising given the tenor of the times. America was primarily an agrarian culture, and education, especially higher education, was viewed as a privilege reserved for the children of the rich and (...)
read more...
ONE SOLITARY LIFE, PART TWO
Monday 30 July
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
3 comments
If there is one universal question that haunts all human beings at some point in their lives, it is, “Why do we die?” Death, after all, is the great illogic. It ultimately claims all, the rich and the poor, the mighty and the small, the good and the evil. Death also has the capability to make most human pursuits—such as the quest for wealth, fame and power—vacuous and fleeting. Given this reality, I have often wondered why so many people are still willing to (...)
read more...
HOW MUCH CORRUPTION CAN DEMOCRACY ENDURE?
Thursday 28 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
6 comments
How much corruption can a “democracy” endure before it ceases to be a democracy? If five venal, mendacious, duplicitous, amoral, biased and (dare I say it) satanic Supreme Court “justices”—John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy—have their way, America will soon find out. In several previous articles for Pravda.Ru, I have consistently warned how the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision is one of the (...)
read more...
DEMOCRACY IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS, PART TWO
Tuesday 12 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
1 comment
Imagine, if you will, that the United States government passes a law banning advertisers from sponsoring commercials on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show or Rupert Murdoch’s Fox (Faux) “News” Network. On one hand, there would be two decided advantages to this ban: The National IQ would undoubtedly increase several percentage points, and manipulative pseudo-journalists would no longer be able to appeal to the basest instincts in human nature for ratings and profit while (...)
read more...
DEMOCRACY IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS
Thursday 7 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Pravda.Ru Legal Editor
4 comments
LIVE, from the State that brought you Senator Joseph McCarthy, Wisconsin voters now proudly present, fresh from his recall election victory, Governor Scott Walker! At first glance, it is almost unfathomable that anyone with a modicum of intelligence would have voted to retain Scott Walker as Wisconsin’s governor. This, after all, is a man who openly declared he is trying to destroy the rights of workers through a “divide and conquer” strategy; who received 61% of the (...)
read more...
PEOPLE WITHOUT SOULS
Tuesday 13 March
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
2 comments
A question I’ve frequently been asked since I began writing for Pravda.Ru in 2003 is, “Why did you become disillusioned with the practice of law?” This question is understandable, particularly since, in most people’s minds, being an attorney is synonymous with wealth and political power. I’ve always been reluctant to answer this question for fear it will discourage conscientious and ethical people from pursuing careers in the legal profession—a (...)
read more...