Below are Ring of Fire’s top stories from the past week.

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Department of Justice Asks Court to Grant Bush Admins Immunity for Iraq War

In a series of documents filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Obama administration’s Department of Justice effectively asked the Court to grant immunity to former President George W. Bush, former Vice-President Richard B. Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, former National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz for their actions during the Iraq War. … Read more.

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Australia Exposes Health Catastrophe of BP Oil Spill

Australia’s 60 Minutes television program aired a two-part exposé called “Crude Solution” this month, detailing the health effects that BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill had on residents of the United States’ Gulf Coast, and how the same dispersants used by BP are still being used in Australia. Specifically, “Crude Solution” focuses on the devastating effects of the chemical dispersants Corexit 9500A and 9527A. … Read more.


Several Big Banks Forge Mortgage Documents New Unsealed Documents Show

Last year, some Wall Street banks settled in a fraud lawsuit for $95 million, filed by Florida resident and white-collar fraud specialist, Lynn Szymoniak. The lawsuit named 28 “banks, mortgage servicers and document processing companies,” and was filed in federal courts in North and South Carolina. … Read more.


How the Rich Get Rich and What They do with Their Money

The richest one percent in America are richer than they’ve been in decades. There are many factors contributing to that. They hoard their cash, buy politicians who will protect their interests, and they also have a certain amount of control over our media. … Read more.


Another Threat by the Tea Party to Shut Down the Country

Shut down the U.S. Government and that will defund Obamacare. Do this and the Health Care Act will cease to exist.  That is what the Republican fringe group, the Tea Party, believe will happen. … Read more.


South Carolina Criminalizing Their Homeless

Lipitor Linked to Development of Type-2 Diabetes

Only the Wealthiest Americans Represented in Congress

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill that Strips Paid Sick Leave from Workers

Conservatives Exploit Tragedy to Plug Their Twisted Values

Joshua is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire. Follow him on Twitter @Joshual33.