Saturday, April 12, 2008

Common Man News 4/2008


News for the common man because the elite already know!


4/30/2008

US central bank cuts rates

US Denies Report It Is Ramping Up Military Plans Vs Iran

Driven To Starvation

Israel is suppressing a secret it must face

Powering Down the Patriot Act

McCain Health Plan Would Strip Millions of Coverage

Witness Says Hastert Linked to Alleged Plot

Iran Ends Oil Transactions In U. S. Dollars

More Republicans Back Democrats’ Housing Rescue

U. K. House Prices Posted First Annual Drop Since 1996

Villas Razed by Spain Stun Foreigners as Housing Slump Deepens

Bank bail-outs to be kept secret

Foreclosures Spike 112 Percent - No End in Sight

Economy grows by only 0. 6 percent in first quarter

GM posts loss of $3. 3B on weak US auto market, charges

Military or Market-Driven Empire Building: 1950-2008

US escalates siege in Baghdad’s Sadr City

As gas prices and oil profits soar, Bush promotes giveaways to corporations

The Iraq War Morphs Into The Iranian War

America’s University of Imperialism

New U. S. carrier in Gulf a "reminder" to Iran: Gates

Emptying the Breadbasket

White House Undermines EPA on Cancer Risks, GAO Says

Half of Vets Suffering Brain and Mind Injuries Go Untreated, but Pentagon Pretends Nothing’

The Return of MKULTRA? Evidence Mounts that Drugs Were Used on CIA “Ghost Detainees” During Coe

Neuroweapons, war crimes and the preconscious brain

Mass Mind Control Through Network Television: Are Your Thoughts Your Own?

Three arrested after spy base attack

Middle East Peace Goes Through the Golan

UN Taskforce to Tackle Global Food Crisis

McCain Accused of Accepting Improper Donations From Rothschilds

McCain vs. McCain

The Court Fumbles on Voting Rights

Halliburton Bribe Case Haunts Cheney

New bid, same result: KBR shares big Army contract

KBR workers in Iraq stole weapons and artwork, senators told

DynCorp Manager Used Armored Car

DynCorp Manager Used Armored Car

U. S. Importing 6,700 Tons of Radioactive Sand From Kuwait

U. S. Importing 6,700 Tons of Radioactive Sand From Kuwait

2 beef processors are cited for humane violations

There Is No Gas Shortage


4/28/2008

Shell profits up 25 pct on record high oil prices

BP’s first-quarter profit jumps 63 percent

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO CHANGE THE BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM

Truth or Neo-Consequences

Some War Veterans Find GI Bill Falls Short

Witness: Fundraiser Spoke of Plan to Fire US Attorney

Cheney lawyer claims Congress has no authority over vice-president

Afghanistan’s Insurgency Spreading North

Bush Made Permanent

Bomb Bomb Iran by Summer’s End?

U. S. Credit Card Debt Soars to Unprecedented Heights

S&P/Case-Shiller U. S. Home-Price Index Fell 12. 7%

Countrywide Reports $893 Million Loss From Bad Loans

European Retail Sales Slumped in April, PMI Shows

National "DNA warehouse" (Newborn Genetic Screening) bill passes

Homeland Task Force To Be Ready By Fall

US Supreme Court upholds anti-democratic voter ID law

Anti-Karzai attack in Kabul shakes US puppet government

Nearly 1000 unmarked graves discovered in Indian-occupied Kashmir

Pentagon:charges against detainees have political value, no aquittals

Labor shortage sending farmers South of the Border

Clash Ahead Over Longshore Union War Protest

Scrubbing King Coal

Here’s a Bad Idea: Gas From Trees

Clouds Over Europe

Lawyers Fear Monitoring in Cases on Terrorism

Fastened to a Dying Animal


4/28/2008

A Corrosive Stain On The US Soul

John McCain’s Serious Foreign Policy

Black Hole in Bush’s Brain

GOP Objects to Bill Allowing Recounts

Pariah Diplomacy

Developing the New "Capitalists’ Man"

Is There an Army Cover-Up of Rape and Murder of Women Soldiers?

TV Networks Silenced Anti-War Voices

Dollar Slide Drives Budget as Japan Shuns Treasuries

Voter-Identification Law Upheld by U. S. Supreme Court

The Lords of Capital Decree Mass Death by Starvation

Outcome of NYPD Case Leads to Call for Special Prosecutor

Investigators: Millions in Iraq Contracts Never Finished

Oil Strikes New Record Near $120 on Supply Fears

How McCain Lost in Pennsylvania

U. S. DRAGGED KICKING AND SCREAMING INTO BASEL-II MODE

US intelligence on Syrian reactor: justifying last year’s crime to prepare for new ones

It’s U. S. Supported Columbia’s Uribe Who Sounds like the Latin American Dictator

Bush, Media Condemn Carter; Black Out Hamas’ Overtures Towards Peace

The Myths and Harsh Effects of Bush’s Economic Class War

HOW THE IRS LIES TO EMPLOYERS ABOUT WITHHOLDING

MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL BE COMPLICIT IN NEXT TERRORIST ATTACKS

Petraeus, Falling Upwards

Baghdad Green Zone blasted under cover of storm

Prosecute the Mortgage Sharks

In the Rezko Trial, A New Name Surfaces: Karl Rove

The New Economics of Hunger

Pentagon Halts Feeding of Information to Retired Officers While Issue is Reviewed


4/27/2008

Ron Paul Campaign Dominates Convention

Global food crisis grips Latin America

American Axle workers hold protest amidst heavy police presence

How the Pentagon manipulated the media to promote the Iraq war

US-backed crackdown in Basra paves way for opening up Iraq’s oil and gas

Letters Give CIA Torture Tactics a Legal Rationale

US navy fires at Iranian boats as tension rises in the Gulf

Cheney camp ’behind Syrian reactor claim

Abbas Says No Progress in Talks With Bush

Senator: VA Lying About Number of Veteran Suicides

Poverty Gets the Survivors

“Farewell Israel”: Myth and Reality

The Republican Erosion of America

Winners and losers in land of starving billionaires

No Middle East Peace Without Tough Love

Yes, It Is Apartheid

Evidence-based Bombing

‘Western Leaders Are War Criminals’

Iraqis Dying for Us to Leave


4/26/2008

The Bush Team’s Geneva Hypocrisy

Redefining Iran as the Enemy in Iraq

“Financial” Crisis?

Global Famine? Blame the Fed

Many States Appear to Be in Recession

BP to Shut Forties Pipeline, Cutting U.K. Oil Output

Why Not Let The Market Set The Prices?

FLDS Raid - A Dangerous Legal Precedent

Inflation soars and thousands more face losing their homes

Emails suggest Veterans Administration cover-up of suicide rate

Siege continues in Iraq as US escalates threats against Iran

Ship Hired by US Military Fires Warning Shots in Persian Gulf

Iran denies any clash with US vessel in Persian Gulf

Syrian Nukes: the Phantom Menace

Why Palestinian Unity is Not an Option

Pentagon Propaganda: So Much Worse Than We Thought

The Sean Bell verdict—assuring that New York City’s police can kill with impunity

Verdict in Bell Shooting Is No Big Surprise

The Pentagon Strangles Our Economy: Why the U.S. Has Gone Broke

Senate Passes Genetic Discrimination Ban

Sweeping changes debated for landmark Family and Medical Leave Act.

Canada, US, Mexico Accused of Interference With NAFTA Watchdog

Watered Down

New US Embassy in Iraq Can’t House All Its Workers

FBI wants widespread monitoring of ’illegal’ Internet activity

U.S. Weighing Readiness for Military Action Against Iran

Scalia On Bush v. Gore: Get Over It!

’Disneyland’ comes to Baghdad with multi-million pound entertainment park


4/25/2008

The Plunge Protection Team

US new home sales at 16-year low

Treasury Undersecretary Says Premature to Call U. S. Credit Crisis Over

Oil Rises More Than $2 on U. K. Pipeline, Nigeria’s Output Drop

Consumer confidence fell more than forecast

Carlyle May Pay $525 Million for Stake in NYC Tower

Israelis Block UN Food Relief For Gaza

One in 58 British children is autistic, some experts suspect it is Vaccine related

Humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory

The Single-Payer Solution

Latin American food fund started

CIA admits they will continue rendition program, which allows torture overseas

Subsidizing Corporate Crime and Rewarding Constitutional Abuses

Latin America: the attack on democracy

Congressman Calls for Review of Slain Marine’s Rape Claims

Bush Plan to Contract Federal Jobs Falls Short

Democrats May Push $172 Billion for War

Open Letter on ’Toronto 11’ to Authorities from 19 Groups

The Tragedy of Ignorance

Impeachment Now Or Apocalypse Later?

Matthews vs. McNulty

The High Price of Diplomacy With China

Labor’s First Strike Against the War Gains Momentum

Food Riots Erupt Worldwide

America’s Gulag Just Keeps Growing

Iraq Battles Show We Have Yet To Learn Vietnam’s Lessons

My Parents Managed to Raise Two Kids on One Salary. That’s Impossible Today -- What Happened?

WHAT’S IN YOUR MULTIPLE VITAMIN?

Making a ’Killing’ on the ’War on Terror’

Ex-EPA Chief Is Ruled Not Liable for 9/11 Safety Claims

Petraeus Promotion Ensures Future for Bush War Policy

U. S. -contracted ship fires toward Iranian boat

We Become Silent: The Codex-CAFTA Documentary

Restoring the Republic 2008: Foreign Policy & Civil Liberties

Who Cares About Your DNA?

Republican Senators Block Pay Discrimination Measure

US Labor Presses CAFTA Complaint Against Guatemala

Exposed: The Great GM Crops Myth

Men Score Victory in Legal Fight over Terror List

Pro-Israel group’s plan to rewrite history on Wikipedia

U. S. Military Targets Southeast Colorado

Dragging Big Business to Disclosure

Democrats Hedge on Health Care

Barack Obama Still Takes in Oil Money

Six Suspects Will Be Tried a Third Time in Sears Plot

Bush Fuel Economy Rules Swipe at California

A Constitutional Conundrum

Military "Analysts," the Media, and the Selling of Bush’s Wars


4/24/2008

White House Influence Is Cited in Corruption Trial

US student held in solitary confinement on terrorism charges

Declining US life expectancy: a consequence of widening inequality

Middle Eastern regimes line up behind US military crackdown in Baghdad and Basra

Financial speculators reap profits from global hunger

State of the Union: SEIU Faces Dissent In the Ranks

Step Aside Dollar, Is Rice the New Global Currency?

GOP Set to Block Bill Easing Limits on Pay Discrimination Suits

Supreme Court broadens police searches

Carter says US Secretary Rice "not telling truth"

Feds: Witness says Rezko tried to oust Fitzgerald

Commercial Banks Heading 4 Huge Derivatives Losses-Credit Crisis Turning into Credit Armageddon

Crisis in Food Prices Threatens Worldwide Starvation: Is it Genocide?

Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club limits rice purchases

Sheriff Candidate Believes Crime Is Terrorism

Breaking the Silence - Israeli Soldiers Speak

Documents suggest CIA stonewalled Congress

What the Family Would Let You See, the Pentagon Obstructs

Shops Ration Sales of Rice as US Buyers Panic

Israelis Claim Secret Agreement With US

CIA Foresaw Interrogation Issues

Hundreds of EPA Scientists Report Political Interference


4/23/2008

California foreclosure "surge": Up 327% from ’07 levels

Chertoff Says Fingerprints Aren’t ‘Personal Data’

Food price rises are "mass murder"-UN envoy

Massive attack

Why Does the Bush Regime Want to Rule Iraq?

UN cuts school children’s meals

PA: High Turnout, Some Machine Problems

A Bad Week for Journalism

Is Organic Food Really Healthier?

DOD .. More forced to stay in Army

Amnesty unveils shock ’waterboarding’ film

Employers Stuck for Tradespeople, Technicians

White House Defends NAFTA as Bush Meets With Heads of Mexico, Canada

March the Warmest on Record Over World’s Land Surfaces

US to Insist That Travel Industry Get Fingerprints

Comcast: Worst. Company. Ever.

White House Challenges Release of Visitor Logs

Why More Food Is Not the Answer

Virtual fence on Mexican border deemed insufficient

Supply Scare Sends Oil Toward $120

The Double Trouble of Taxation By Ron Paul

Existing home sales fell 2 percent in March

Out of the Way, Peasants

Message To Fed Chief Bernanke: "Enough With The Cuts, Already"

The Great Silence: Our Gilded Age and Theirs

Supreme Court Reviews "Millionaire’s Amendment"

Disapproval of Bush breaks record

ABC’s Philadelphia Story: Punditry Over Politics


4/22/2008

Behind the US stock market rally

The Wage That Meant Middle Class

The Homeownership Ideologues

Bank of America Net Income Falls 77% on Writedowns

Dark clouds gather over Australian economy

Bush Secrecy Policies have Transformed U. S. Government from "Open" to "Closed"

VA Debated PR Plan on Vets’ Suicides

"Hero" John McCain as Phony and Collaborator

Pentagon Propaganda & Antiwar Analysts

Bush's Child Health Policy Violated Law

America’s Role in Haiti’s Hunger Riots

US Supreme Court denies 11 death penalty appeals, states prepare to resume executions

Rice, US generals signal stepped-up bloodletting in Iraq

The New Walls of Baghdad

VA Hid Suicide Risk, Internal Emails Show

Doctors Feel Push to Downplay Injuries

Oil Running Out as Prime Energy Source: World Poll

Carter Says Hamas May Accept Right of Israel to Exist


04/21/2008

Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World

Food Crisis Defusing Some GM Crop Resistance

Cops Disguise Cameras As Fire Hydrants

Western Oil Majors’ Control Of Global Oil & Gas Has Collapsed

US military tightens siege of Sadr City as cleric warns of war

Halliburton Profit Rises After Oil Climbs to Record

Torture Victim’s Records Lost at Guantánamo, Admits Camp General

US News Media’s Latest Disgrace

Ending Slavery for Pennies

Huge War Supplemental in Works

Piling On: Borrowers Buried by Fees

Talking to Ourselves

Military Medical Malpractice: Seeking Recourse

12 Reasons to Get Out of Iraq

Government Authority Is Crossing a Line

Behind Military Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand


04/20/2008

Economist Fears Historic Loss of Assets for Minorities

California home prices fall 26 percent amid foreclosures

Food - The Ultimate Weapon Of The Ruling Elite

Three States Subjected To "Martial Law Sweeps"

Carter’s Peace Mission

Our Reign Of Terror

Truth as a Causality of War

European Officials Agree on Framework for Outlawing Online Terror Recruiting

Torture Question Hovers Over Chertoff

GIs in Sadr City Under Fire From Friends and Foes

Report Finds Air Force Officers Steered Contract

America’s allies in Iraq under pressure as civil war breaks out among Sunni

Torture and the Law

CIA Says Destroyed Interrogation Videos Irrelevant to Guantánamo Prisoner Case

The Hidden Battle to Control the World’s Food Supply

For Chris Matthews, Misogyny Pays Handsomely


4/19/2008

As losses mount, US banks cut thousands of jobs

IMF and OECD: Europe will be hit hard by US recession

Ambushing Private Equity

Crude closes at record, then touches $117

Workers Get Fewer Hours, Deepening the Downturn

US Financial Collapse Will End Bush/Cheney Iraq War

Germany to Allow Video Surveillance of Private Homes

California to Review Canceled Health Insurance Policies

GAO: Stolen U. S. military gear sold on eBay, Craigslist

Petraeus Hid Maliki Resistance to US Troops in Basra

Top US general ’hoodwinked’ over aggressive interrogation

Hunger Hypocrites

KBR’s Rape Problem


4/18/2008

Authorities lose patience with collapsing dollar

Meltdown of U. S. Dollar Underway as China Dumps the Currency

Citigroup lops off $14 billion in investments during 1Q

Retailers Get Stingy With Data

US mortgage clock ticking, Dodd warns

Sickened pork workers have new nerve disorder

U. S. Begins Erecting Wall in Sadr City

The U. S. Nears the Limits of Its Water Supplies

Workers Walk Off Job at Lansing GM Assembly Plant

300,000 Vets Have Mental Problems, 320,000 Had Brain Injuries


4/17/2008

In midst of recession, multi-billion-dollar paydays for US hedge fund managers

The Madness of Ben Bernanke

March Housing Starts Down 36. 5% Year-over-Year

The Most Powerful People in America

Bitter? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

UAW calls off rally, prepares sellout of American Axle strike

US Supreme Court upholds lethal injection, opening way to resumed executions

Bailout Bonanza

A Man-Made Famine

Pentagon Records Detail Prisoner Abuse by US Military

More Bad Press for Nestlé in their Quest to Pilfer Spring Water

The Supreme Court Brings Back the Death Penalty

McCain Shows Us How to Kill an Army

Pentagon Seeks Authority to Train and Equip Foreign Militaries

Democrats Charge GOP Groups With Collusion

Mistrial declared again in U. S. terrorism case

Feds to collect DNA from every person they arrest

Torturers in the White House: Why Is This Story Being Ignored?


4/16/2008

Housing Starts in U. S. Slide to 17-Year Low

DHS Terror Funds Creating Police Grid

Gas Prices Could Pass $3. 50 in Weeks

Oil Prices Surge to a New High

Record Crude Means More Record Profits for Oil Companies

Big Tax Breaks for Businesses in Housing Bill

Treasury Outlines Toothless Hedge Fund Rules

Three Amigos Summit

Retailer bankruptcies set to prompt thousands of store closings

Your Internet provider is watching you

The Martial Law Act of 2006

Credit crunch? The real crisis is global hunger.

Global Hunger, Corporate Greed: When will enough be enough?

Our Debt to Jimmy Carter

Source: U. S. Strike on Iran Nearing

Shades of 1929: the global implications of the US banking collapse

A faltering economy hasn’t slowed American CEOs’ pursuit of wealth

US and Iraqi military continue push into Sadr City

How New Energy Order Will Dramatically Change our Daily Lives

Are Americans stupid or is it something in the water?

Biofuel: The Burning Question

AFL-CIO: CEOs’ Pay Packages Played Role in Mortgage Crisis

Elections in America: Millionaires Accusing Each Other of Elitism

US Military Holds Hearing in First Contractor Case

CEOs Bribe Pfrofessors To Push Ayn Rand Studies

Time for Iraq to pay its bills, senators say

Iran Says US Aids Rebels at Its Borders

UN Body Urges Agriculture Reforms to Stave Off Food Crisis

Obama Would Ask His AG to "Immediately Review" Potential of Crimes in Bush White House

Would Obama Hold Bush Accountable?

Bush’s Torture Quote Undercuts Denial

U. S. Consumer Prices Rose 0. 3% in March, Led by Food

Dollar Drops to Record Low Against Euro


4/15/2008

A Taxing Economy

Fourth-largest US bank resorts to emergency fundraisingJill Treanor

U. S. Foreclosures Jump 57% as Homeowners Walk Away

U. S. housing collapse spreads overseas

Bankruptcies Rise in Crunch for Firms .. That Should Have Failed’

Sanctity of Contracts: Mortgages and Credit Cards

Swaps Tied to Losses Became 'Frankenstein's Monster'

Recession takes hold in US

Copayments Soar for Drugs With High Prices

Wal-Mart to film gun sales in bid to fight crime

Swarm of Earthquakes Detected Off Oregon Coast

’This is a Class War’ -- Auto Workers Fight 50 Percent Pay Cut Demand

How Republicans Quietly Hijacked the Justice Department to Swing Elections

Political snarl has election watchdog on a short leash

Increase in severe pneumonia in children may be caused by vaccine

Justices let stand youth’s 30-year prison term

Israel refused to guard Carter

Microwave Ovens: The Curse of Convenience

Fewer Large Corporations Audited by IRS

Amid mounting food crisis, governments fear revolution of the hungry

Finance Ministers Emphasize Food Crisis Over Credit Crisis

Canadian Bill C-51 Threatens To Usher CODEX Into Canada & US


4/14/2008

Why Americans Are Bitter

They were warned

Symbolic Racism and the "US of KKK A"

Toronto18 Suspects undergo Trial by Media

Recession, Depression, Collapse: What’s Fear Got To Do With It?

Inflation hits consumers worldwide

Recession Has Bernanke, Greenspan Agreeing Companies Have Cash

Wanta Save the Economy? Give Workers a Raise

An Economy Built On Lies

IMF Head Warns About Food Prices

Haiti’s government falls after food riots

Semantics Can’t Mask Bush’s Chicanery

All Power to the President

It’s Occupation, Not War

Why Americans Are Tuning out the Disaster in Iraq

Five Years On, Fallujah in Tatters

Bush speaks on the possibility of another 9/11

Democrat Blames Weak Economy on Iraq War

World Bank to Meet as Rising Food Prices Spark Unrest

Paper Ballots and Audits in Time for Election Day 2008!


4/13/2008

G-7 DEMANDS IMMEDIATE U.S. DISCIPLINE AND COMPLIANCE

U.S., Europe Warn of Further `Bad News;’ Strengthen Regulation

Why Food Costs Are Climbing

War-Weary Pennsylvania Voters Wonder About Exit

Losing Our Will

More FAA Whistle-Blowers Begin to Come Forward

The Torture Memo

U.S. Presidential Election Can Be Hacked

U.S. Air Force Drones Wash Ashore On Ala. Beaches

U.S. Army Set to Recruit Ugandan Citizens

Guantanamo trial process unjust: defense attorney

Administration Set to Use New Spy Program in U.S.

The Next President’s First Task [A Manifesto]


4/12/2008

IMF cuts US growth forecast, warns of global slump

G-7, IMF, And World Bank To Meet Over The Weekend

Soros: USD Won’t Be World’s Reserve Currency

Gas Prices Set Record, Oil Edges Up

Taco Bell, Wal-Mart, NRA hired ’black ops’ company targeting activists

Africom to Commence Operations This Year

NorthCom, Homeland Security Refine Relationship

Rising food prices threaten social calamity

Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton and the corporate domination of the Democratic Party

Top Bush aides directed torture from the White House

"History Will not Judge this kindly" -- Torture Was Approved at Highest Levels of Bush Admin

Murky CIA Activity at Military Outposts

Managing Iraq’s Econoccupation

The Military-Leisure Golf Complex

Harnessing the Sun: Future of Green Jobs

We’ll Reap What We Sow

Bush Opens Back Door for Logging National Forests

$736 Million US Embassy in Iraq to Open

US Fails to Move on Iraq Sexual Assault Complaints

Bush: "I Was Aware" of Harsh Tactics

Iraq War ’Blank Check’ Balloons

Health Care Horror Stories

Food and South Asia’s Future

Washington Lobbying Sets Record in 2007

Senators Warn Bush About Iraq Security Agreements

US, Iraq Negotiating Security Agreements

Common Man News 3/2008


4/11/2008

Sensitive military equipment for sale online

Government Sued After Approving Four Pesticides

Audit Finds Major Hazards in Interior Department

Labor Gears Up Campaign Against Colombia Free Trade Pact

The Very Annoying Washington Post

Iraqi Refugees Find Sweden’s Doors Closing

GMO: Europe Says Yes; Member States Don’t Follow

Food Price Rises Threaten Global Security - UN

"Vote Mugabe or You Die". Inside Zimbabwe, the Backlash Begins

Conservative Bias Alleged in Textbook

Dangerous animal virus on US mainland?

John Pilger’s Breaking The Silence

Downturn Reviving Rift Over 1996 Welfare Change

Consumer Sentiment Drops to 26-Year Low

WaMu gets $7 billion infusion, cuts jobs, sees big loss

Pentagon Delays Report on FBI Role in Detainee Abuse

Arguments on Privilege for Two Bush Aides

Cheney, Others OK’d Harsh Interrogations

IMF says US crisis is ’largest financial shock since Great Depression’

Longshoremen to close ports on West Coast to protest war

Mugabe government responds to mass opposition with repression

Bush orders Iraq escalation to continue

How the Army Corps Is Swindling Americans

Are You Unhappy? Is It Because of Consumer Addiction?

Road to Nowhere

Are We Closer to ‘Victory’?

Failing the Troops

Sinking Into the Quagmire


4/10/2008

Poor get poorer as recession threat looms: report

Oil roars to record over $112 on U.S. inventory drop

U.S. Says It Will Increase Efforts Against ‘Tax Defiers’

U.N. Official Calls for Study Of Neocons’ Role in 9/11

Iraqi Detainees Languish Uncharged in Crowded Jails

Top Bush Advisers Approved "Enhanced Interrogation"

Yoo’s on First?

A ’Hollow Announcement’

Army Under Stress From Long Wars

Despite spreading recession, US CEOs rake in huge pay raises

US airline chaos: thousands of flights canceled for inspections

Olympic Torch Protests Overwhelm San Francisco

The dubious politics behind the Beijing Olympics protests

If Dems Talk About ’Winning’ in Iraq, Everybody Loses

Did McCain Avoid Voting on a Key 9/11 Bill Because He’s Afraid of the Neocons?

Senate housing bill gets scant support

Bush embraces pause in troop cutbacks

Effectiveness of Medical Privacy Law Is Questioned

Dissent in the Ranks

Former Bush Administration Lawyer Asked to Testify Before Congress

Baghdad Anniversary Clampdown Fails to Stop Violence

Pentagon tells lawmaker not to air Green Zone video again

Congressional hearings set stage for wider war—inside and outside of Iraq

Veterans Department Creates Roadblocks to Voter Registration for Injured Vets


4/09/2008

Fed Auctions Another $50 Billion

Gas Prices Slip, but Could Hit $4

The Fading American Economy: Government is the largest employer

IMF Sells 440.3 Tons Of Gold

Food additives could be as damaging as lead

’Trillion Dollar Meltdown’ paints scary economic picture

FBI Has Spy Program Tracking IM, Emails, and Cell Phones

California teachers protest budget cuts

American Axle workers denounce UAW concessions offer

Iraq war vet: We’ve heard enough from the generals and the politicians

General Petraeus gives Senate a blueprint for an unending occupation of Iraq

Why American Families’ Incomes Rise When Dems are in Office and Fall with the GOP

Dems Miss Opportunity to Challenge Surge

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Remembering the Real Martin Luther King

Everything His President Wants to Hear

In Justice Shift, Corporate Deals Replace Trials

GAO: Millions Wasted on Government Cards

Job Losses Bolster Calls for Extension of Benefits

Military Mom Says She Was Brutally Raped in Iraq

Memo Proves Detention Is Illegal, Attorneys Say

Pelosi to Prevent Colombia Vote

Wide Net Cast by Lobby for Colombia Trade Pact

Medicine Mix-Ups Harm Hospitalized Kids

Big Trucking Deal

Opponents Say California Power Initiative Is Ill-Advised

Basra Strike Against Shiite Militias Also About Oil

Dems Shy Away from Iraq Money Fight

Taking the Incentive Out of War

Fed Officials Worried About Recession

US Lawmakers Invested in Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

Bush’s OSHA: No Laws? No Crimes

Fighting Intensifies in Iraq’s Capital

John Yoo’s Tortured Explanations

Surprising Political Endorsements by US Troops


4/08/2008

First Marblehead Tumbles, Guarantor Files Chapter 11

Pending Home Resales Fell More Than Forecast

IMF Says Financial Losses May Swell to $945 Billion

Foreclosures Come to McMansion Country

The Foreclosure Prevention Act (aka the Bank and Builder Bailout Act)

The Already Big Thing on the Internet: Spying on Users

Batten Down The Hatches: This Is The Big One

U.S.-Russia row over Kosovo escalates with Moscow aid shipments

Tax Policy Favors Investors Over Wage Earners

Breaking Through the News Filter

Cost of Occupation in Iraq: $3 Trillion Estimate Was Too Low

Don’t Betray Us, General: Admit That Iraq Keeps Getting Worse, And That The Surge Failed

Rice shortages heighten political crisis in the Philippines

The Clintons cash in: Wealth and American politics

Secret plans for US troops to stay in Iraq

Secret US plan for military future in IraqDocument outlines powers but sets no time limit on tr

Losing the War for Reality

Citigroup Confirms $33 Million Gender Bias Settlement

Bush to Force Vote on Colombia Trade

Solar Science Research Contradicts Climate Change Skeptics

Bush administration suspended search and seizure rights following 9/11

Iran proposes missile shield against U.S., Israel

Minister: Israel Would Destroy Iran if Attacked


4/07/2008

Over the Top Fed Actions Feed Conspiracy Thinking

Fed Up: Bernanke joins G-7 to Stem Global Financial Meltdown

Job winners and losers in hard times

Huge Job Losses Set Off Recession Alarms

Foreclosure Machine Thrives on Woes

Bankruptcies Jump 30% in March, Led by Housing-Bust States

Destroying Public Education in America

Food riots fear after rice price hits a high

Food Riots Kill At Least Four, Dozens Injured In Haiti

Preventing the Rise of a ’Messiah’

Petraeus Testimony Next Week Will Signal Iran Attack

Hundreds of homeless forcibly evicted from Southern California refuge

US congressional hearings on Iraq foreshadow aggressive stance against Iran

Ahmadinejad offers OPEC bank

Army Worried by Rising Stress of Return Tours to Iraq

The General and the Trap

Drug Makers Near an Old Goal: A Legal Shield

The Upside of Nationalism

Yoo’s Memo Hints at Bush’s Secrets


4/06/2008

Parecon and Crime

From Global Financial Crisis to Global Recession

Executive Signing Statements

Evidence Grows of Drug Use on Detainees

ACLU taps top legal talent to defend accused 9-11 plotters

British fear US commander is beating the drum for Iran strikes

Senator to Widen Housing Proposal

Beltway Bacchanal: Congress Lives High on the Contributor’s Dime

Questions in Portugal About CIA Flights to Guantánamo

US Charges Contractor at Iraq Post in Stabbing

Homeland Ministry Plans Raytheon “Ray Guns” at Airports


4/05/2008

US jobless figures: The specter of a new depression

Wall Street brokerages borrowing $38.1 billion a day from Federal Reserve

Fed’s interest rate games could destroy the dollar

The Forbidden Financial Topic: U.S. National Debt

Bushwacked -- the Sequel: Jobs Down, Unemployment Up

Gas prices rise to new record

Economy Loses 83,000 Jobs, Unemployment Jumps to 5.1 Percent

Record Home Foreclosures across America

Minnesota “DNA Warehouse” Bill Pending

Ahmadinejad: Nations to establish independent new world order

La-Z-Boy, Whirlpool Moving Hundreds Of Jobs To Mexico

Countries rush to restrict trade in basic foods

Was Killing Iraqi Children Worth It?

US Senate leaders agree on pro-industry housing bill

Haiti: Thousands protest over growing hunger

Chemical Industry’s Influence at EPA Probed

"Undue Influence" at Crandall Canyon?

World Bank Accused of Climate Change "Hijack"

Administration Asserted a Terror Exception on Search and Seizure

Pentagon’s Debt Collectors Accused of Ripping Off Soldiers

State Department Extends Blackwater’s Deal a Year

Beijing’s Reality Intrudes on Shangri-la

Buddy, Can You Spare a Billion?


4/04/2008

Kansans Grill Lawmaker on Economy, Foreclosures, Gas Prices

Lenders Buried By Foreclosures Let Late Borrowers Stay in Homes

Employers Cut Most Workers Since 2003

Carlyle Group’s Plan to Takeover the Banking System

Individual bankruptcy filings up 27%

Oil Rises, Gasoline Surges to Record on U.S. Fuel-Supply Drop

Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

Secretive Pentagon Spy Unit: Closed or Outsourced?

Hungry crowds spell trouble for world leaders

"Good News," Iraq & Beyond

US Lawmakers Have As Much As $196 Million Invested In "Defense" Companies

General William Odom Tells Senate Rapid Withdrawal Is Only Solution

The Republican War on Voting

Another Brutal Rape Cover-Up at KBR

How the U.S. Just Got Schooled by a ’Rag-Tag’ Neighborhood Army in IraqHow the U.S. Just Got Sc

US financial system faced collapse, bank regulators tell Senate hearing on Bear Stearns bailout

2003 Justice Department memo justifies torture, presidential dictatorship

Bush snubbed at NATO summit

Bush officials mount campaign against media shield bill

Federal Agencies: Our Rules Pre-empt Injury Lawsuits

The US-Colombia Unfair Trade Agreement: Just Say No!

Intimidating the Press

When the Clintons Mine Big Bucks

The Natives of Planet Earth

Fear of Regulating

Housing Accord Puts Builders First

US Subprime Crisis to Claim 200,000 Bank Jobs

Pentagon Limits Reporter Access to Guantanamo Court

Building a Legal Framework for Torture

Memo linked to warrantless surveillance


4/03/2008

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rose 38,000 to 407,000

Municipal Bond Losses Put Taxpayers on Hook for $7 Billion as Yields Soar

Late Payments on Consumer Loans Highest Since 1992, ABA Says

"Emergency" Bill Tries to Make Electronic Voting More Accurate, But Will It?

Nutrition "Science" Has Hijacked Our Meals -- and Our Health

American Axle strikers in Buffalo determined to resist wage cuts

Independent truckers stage protests in US

Congressional Democrats defer to Fed Chairman Bernanke on Wall Street bailout

High school drop-out rate in major US cities at nearly 50 percent

Dance of the Oil Fairies

Renewable Energy Hedges

Betting the Farm

Washington State Signs Toughest Toy Law in US


4/02/2008

Is The “Israel Lobby” Losing Its Grip?

Why al-Maliki attacked Basra

Thirty-Six U.S. States to Face Water Shortages in the Next Five Years

Wasting and Wanting at the Pentagon

ACLU: Military skirting law to spy

Pentagon Is Expected to Close Intelligence Unit

Distressed Owners Are Frustrated by Aid Group

Attacks on US Forces Soared at End of March

EPA Seen Under Attack in Bush Years

Inside Guantánamo with Detainee 061

Siegelman Seeks Answers, Eyes Rove

"Unbelievable" Abuse Reigns in Iraqi Jails

Growing Database of Tourist Fingerprints Raising Privacy Concerns

IMF Cuts Global Forecast on Worst Crisis Since 1930s

Bernanke Says a Recession Is Possible as Housing, Consumer Spending Weaken

USA in Iraq: Recession in the Crosshairs

Manipulations of Capital

Centers Tap Into Personal Databases

Memo: Laws Didn’t Apply to Interrogators

Embarrassed U.S. Starts to Disown Basra Operation

U.S. Appears to Take Lead in Fighting in Baghdad

Why Is Bush Suddenly Ready to Make a Deal on FISA? Ask the House Democrats

The Color of Wealth

Rapists in the Ranks

Paulson Says Treasury `Flexible’ on Housing Measures

Howard Zinn: The End of Empire?

How the US Military-Industrial Complex Seeks to Contain and Control the Earth and it’s Eco-Syst

US food stamp use projected to swell to record levels

American Axle strike at the crossroads

US, Germany clash over NATO expansion plan

Consider Iraq Defined

The Decriminalization of Corporate Crime

A Submarine to Fight al-Qaida’s Navy

Federal Agencies Pummel Public Health

Lawmakers expressed little opposition to FBI request for $445 million budget increase

Majority of Doctors Support Universal Health Care

More Women Pursue Claims of Pregnancy Discrimination

Are the Oceans Giving Up?

Feds to Bypass Laws to Build Border Fence

Inside the Black Budget

IOC Tells Beijing: Don’t Block Internet

Iraqi Casualties at Highest Level Since August

GAO Blasts Weapons Budget


4/01/2008


Israel Planning to Build Hundreds of New Homes on Occupied Land

The Trillion Dollar Meltdown

Chaos on Wall Street

Europe poised to bolster Web shield

USA 2008: The Great Depression

NKorea Threatens South With Destruction

Paulson’s Fix for the Financial System: Less regulation, More Power to the Fed

Those Who Control Oil And Water Will Control The World

The Decline And Coming Fall Of US Hegemony

Toward a Humanist Foreign Policy

No One is Leading

A Third American War Crime in the Making

Bush’s Legacy Leads to Iran: Will Clinton or Obama Make Any Difference? Will You?

Hope Abandoned: Obama Stands Up for Murder and Plunder

Governor’s budget results in layoff notices for thousands of California teachers

By stealth, Ottawa seeks to censor film and television production

Bush housing secretary resigns amid mounting corruption charges

US Treasury plan shields Wall Street speculators

US-backed assault on Basra ends in humiliation for Maliki government

‘WITH TOTAL DESTRUCTION’ - THE FAILURE OF JOURNALISM IN IRAQ

Analyst Predicts Corn Rationing in 2008

City Subpoenas Creator of Text Messaging Code

What Happened to the Fairness Doctrine?

Mobile Phones "More Dangerous Than Smoking"

Comcast Adjusts Way It Manages Internet Traffic

Comcast to Stop Slowing Peer-to-Peer Traffic

The Welfare King of the 21st Century

Ex-Terror Detainee Says US Tortured Him

Opposition to Treasury’s Blueprint Gains Steam

Indicted Embassy Bomber Faces Tribunal, Not Trial

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