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Kucinich bill seeks to end the Federal Reserve

A bill put forward by Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) would do what libertarians and conservatives have long wished for: effectively end the Federal Reserve. The National Emergency Employment Defense (NEED) Act of 2011 would place the Federal Reserve, a private, qusai-governmental institution that controls the nation’s monetary policy, under control…

Rep. Kucinich: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protest is making a difference

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) released a video on Tuesday in which he praised the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in lower Manhattan and other cities across the United States. “To the young men and women who are braving the overreaction of local authorities to raise their voices against the corruption…

Congressman Kucinich decries assassination attempts on Libyan dictator Gaddafi

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hold NATO responsible for any violations of international law amid reports that Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi is a legitimate target in NATO’s ongoing operations. “Just as the President has written himself a blank check to go to war…

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Anti-union measure ‘doesn’t save any’ money

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Thursday that his decision to strip the collective bargaining rights of public workers “doesn’t save any” money for taxpayers during a House committee hearing on ways to handle state and municipal debt. Nearly all collective bargaining rights were stripped from Wisconsin public workers in March…

U.N. torture investigator slams U.S. for denying him access to Bradley Manning

A United Nations special rapporteur on torture claims U.S. authorities refused to give him access to Army Private Bradley Manning, 23, the lone soldier accused of leaking secret files to WikiLeaks. Juan Mendez, the U.N. representative on torture, said he had visited numerous other nations where he’d been allowed unmonitored…

Rep. Kucinich unable to visit accused WikiLeaks source

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has been unable to visit with Private Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier accused of leaking State Department cables to WikiLeaks, despite being a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “I put in a request to the secretary of defense, who referred me…

Kucinich probes whether FBI informant triggered Kent State massacre

Following the revelation that an FBI informant may have opened fire just before the 1970 massacre of four anti-war students by members of the US National Guard, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has opened a probe into the events, requesting key documents from the FBI in a letter delivered Saturday morning.…

Conservative pundits blame Obama for Israeli raid on flotilla

Kucinich: Flotilla raid jeopardizes US troops in Iraq Some conservative commentators and lawmakers are pointing the finger of blame at President Barack Obama over Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla that ended with the death of nine activists. On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain told Fox News that the Obama…

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