Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Common Man News 9/2008


News for the common man because the elite already know!


9/29/2008

S&P 500 Falls Most Since 1987, Commodities Plunge After Defeat of Bailou

Sources: Gonzales claims Bush directed him to Ashcroft’s hospital room

We won! Now take action to prevent any vote-changing! No to backroom arm-twisting!

House votes down massive bailout measure

Urgent: Send a letter to Congress right now to Vote "No" to Bailout Rip-Off

The Rich Are Staging a Coup This Morning ... a message from Michael Moore

Giuliani’s law firm seeking bailout business

Treasury Would Emerge With Vast New Power

Fed Pumps Further $630 Billion Into Financial System to Provide Bank Funding

Grand Theft America. Financial Crime of the Century

When Corporations Spy

Impasse over AMT, other tax relief continues

Bush’s Economic 9/11 and the Rise of Big Brother Banking

Crisis At A. I. G. - The Inside Story

Chalmers Johnson, The Pentagon Bailout Fraud

Banks love bailout, hate credit card curbs

McCain and Team Have Many Ties to Gambling Industry

McCain’s Suspension Bridge to Nowhere

A Freddie Mac Money Trail Catches Up With McCain

9/28/2008

Debate Evades Dark Realities

Jim Rogers: ’Welfare for the Rich’

Bailout Can’t Hide It - The United States Is Broke

Democrats, Republicans conspire to remove Wall Street bailout from election campaign

California: foreclosures and homeless on the rise

Asia Needs Deal to Prevent Panic Selling of U. S. Debt, Yu Says

Scottish bank will get ’billions’ in US bail-out of economy

UK banks hold £95bn of sour assets that could qualify for US bailout plan

Fed keeps banks afloat by lending $188 billion a day on average

Trouble in Banktopia

S. E. C. Concedes Oversight Flaws Fueled Collapse

Confidence in US Banks Nosedives after Washington Mutual Collapse

With All Eyes on the Bailout, House Passes Trillion-Dollar Defense Bill

The Healthcare Bottom-Line: Workers Pay More

Does The Keating 5 Ring a Bell?

Law puts thousands of Florida voter IDs in question

Aids reaches the ’chronic stage

Labor unions protest in NY against bailout

Senate sends big spending bill to Bush to sign

Vote is Imminent on $700 Billion Bailout Plan

$56 billion stimulus bill fails in Senate

Economists Against The Paulson Plan

Is the bailout needed? Many economists say ’no’


9/26/2008

FDIC May Need $150 Billion Bailout as More Banks Fail

Jobless claims pushed to 7-year high

U. S. Federal Reserve funnels $30B into overseas money markets

McCain campaign has ads saying he has won before the Debate has even happened!

This Is How The Bail Out Will Screw You

Protesters Take Their Outrage to Wall Street

Bailout Protesters Send a Strong Message from Wall Street

Bailout Backlash: Five Surprising Things That Happened on Thursday

Bailout Outrage Races Across the Web

McCain gets blamed for angry end to Bush’s bailout meeting

Pre-election Militarization of the North American Homeland

Gas Shortage In the South Creates Panic, Long Lines

WASHINGTON MUTUAL: LARGEST BANK FAILURE IN U. S. HISTORY

Election officials telling college students they can’t vote

Guantanamo Bay prosecutor quits over ethical issues

1,000 BUNKER BUSTERS TO ISRAEL

McCain Suspends Democracy

As Homes Are Lost, Fears That Votes Will Be, Too

Health Care Costs Increase Strain, Studies Find

Mining company in cave-in fights worker comp claim


9/25/2008

Europe and Japan turn cold shoulder to U. S. plea for bank bailouts

Rumours spark Hong Kong bank run

The Creation of the Second Great Depression By Ron Paul

Water Wars in America

Lessons of the Fall: Ike’s In, Reagan’s Out

Lawmakers: Deal on Wall Street rescue reached

Banks race to profit from US bailout

Democrats signal support for Wall Street bailout at Senate hearing

Dirty Secret Of The Bailout: Thirty-Two Words That None Dare Utter

VIDEO: Ron Paul Schools Bernanke on the Bailout Plan

China banks told to halt lending to US banks

U. S. New-Home Sales Declined 11. 5% in August to 17-Year Low

Army deploys combat unit in US for possible civil unrest

New voting glitches raise concerns in Florida

’Pre-crime’ detector shows promise

Bailouts: the wound that will keep on hemorrhaging

Upheaval on Wall St. Stirs Anger in the U. N.

U. S. war deserter wins stay of deportation

Wall Street Takes Welfare It Begrudges to Women

09/24/2008

A world-wide economic collapse may only be days, weeks away

Has Deregulation Sired Fascism?

The $700 Billion Bailout Plan’s Fine Print A reformed Wall Streeter sifts through the details

U. S. Housing Prices Tumble on Home Mortgage Scarcity

Home Resales Drop 2. 2 percent

US dollar set to be major casualty of Hank Paulson’s bailout

Millions spend half of income on housing

Too Big to Fail and Too Small to Matter

Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire

Anti-war veterans unfurl ’Arrest Bush/Cheney’ banner at National Archives

EPA Won’t Remove Rocket Fuel From Water

Why Eliot Spitzer was assassinated

09/23/2008

Taxpayers, Congress Push Back Against Bailout

U. S. Orgy of Debt Americans

Crisis Draws Attention to McCain Social Security Plan

Big Financiers Start Lobbying for Wider Aid

Can you trust a Wall Street veteran with a Wall Street bailout?

$13 Billion in Iraq Aid Wasted Or Stolen, Ex-Investigator Says

Oil scores biggest daily dollar price leap in history

Constitutional battle brewing after telecom immunity invoked

US generals planning for resource wars

9/22/2008

Demand that the Bailout Legislation Be Rejected

The Wall Street Model: Unintelligent Design

Grasping at Straws

Meltdown and Bailout: Why Our Economic System Is on the Verge of Collapse

MARKETS WERE 500 TRADES FROM A MELTDOWN

Paulson Bailout Plan a Historic Swindle

U. S. Treasury to Bail Out Foreign Banks

Bush Requests up to $1 Trillion in Bailouts

Bush seeks’​’​dicta​toria​l power​"unrev​iewab​le by courts

Financial Bailout: America’s Own Kleptocracy

Apocalypse Now?: New world order could have devastating implications for Western nations

Ameribank Inc., 12th bank failure of the year

Democracy or Police State? New Lawsuit Targets Bush, Cheney, NSA over Illegal Spying

Pakistani troops fire on intruding U. S. choppers

BATTLE PLAN FOR THE 50 STATES

The Assault on Freedom Molly Ivins’ appreciation of the Bill of Rights

Cheney Is Ordered to Preserve Records

Republicans Allege McCain Covered Up His Collaboration with the North Vietnamese While a POW

RNC Charges Dropped Against Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! Producers

Firm Subpoenaed in Vote Tally Errors

McCain and the POW Cover-up

States Accuse Pentagon Of Threats, Retaliation

When Refusing to Kill Has a Higher Sentence Than Murder

Don’t Let the National Park Service Privatize the Inauguration Route

9/20/2008

Army Takes To US Streets

US government to bail out Wall Street

Where’s Our Bailout?

Rescue plan seeks $700B to buy bad mortgages

The Point of No Return

Paulson and Bernanke Stampede Washington - Continue Raid On The Public Purse

’The World As We Know It Is Going Down’

Hey U. S., welcome to the Third World!

The Party’s Over

Tab for Government Rescues Rises to $900 Billion

For AIG, $85 billion might not be enough

Confessions of a sub-prime mortgage baron

9/19/2008

The Financial Meltdown Continues

Financial Hurricane Warning: How to Protect Yourself from the Global Financial Fallout

U. S. GOVERNMENT NOW PROPPING UP MONEY MARKET FUNDS

China accuses US of financial WMD

Impacts of the Financial Crisis: The U. S. Is Becoming an Impoverished Nation

The MSM Jumps on the Economic Bandwagon

Crisis Endgame

Bailouts Will Push US into Depression: Manager

Is the ’Good Life’ as America Knows it Over?

Deep Events and the CIA’s Global Drug Connection

Fixing Wall Street Won’t Fix Our Economy

No Time for a Minimalist

McCain Is the Man Who’s Going to Fix the Economy?

Wall Street Socialists

Fiddling While Wall Street Burns

Progressive Silence On Television

The hypocrisy of the West

Senate Passes $612 bln Defense Spending Bill

Voter Database Glitches Could Disenfranchise Thousands

Tent cities rise across the country

FDA Will Not Label Genetically Engineered Animals

How the GOP Wired Ohio’s 2004 Vote Count for Bush to Win

9/18/2008

Bernanke: "We have lost control"

The Financial Elite Can’t Bailout Everyone

August housing starts at 17-1/2-year low

U. S. current account trade deficit rises to $183. 1 billion

The financial crisis entered a potentially dangerous new phase

Panic sell-off on Wall Street

Europe gripped by fear of global crash

Is the U. S. going overboard on bailouts?

The American “financial tsunami” hits Asia

Unemployment and poverty grip New York State

Life And Death

America Needs a Shadow Government

The Faces of the Financial Crisis

Some swing states not prepared for voting problems in November

The Iraq War Will Cost Us $3 Trillion, and Much More

Opening Statement of U. S. Senator Russ Feingold Hearing on "Restoring the Rule of Law"

9/17/2008

Wall Street privatises US government: be very afraid

US Federal Reserve announces $85 billion bailout of insurance giant AIG

Gold Climbs the Most in Nine Years as Investors Seek Haven From Turmoil

Global banks brace for derivative blow-up

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Shares Plunge Most Ever as Credit Crisis Deepens

Federal bank insurance fund dwindling

As Wall Street Collapses, Will Washington Get a Clue?

McCain’s Political Games Can’t Compete With an Economic Meltdown

Earth to McCain: It’s a Crisis

Drilling Bill Passes in House

Democrats Sue Michigan G. O. P. on Voter Issue

How 6,000 Tons of Radioactive Sand from Kuwait Ended Up in Idaho

The Rise of Medical Tourism: Scores of Americans Head to Foreign Shores for Healthcare

Media restricted from covering Hurricane Ike’s devastation

9/16/2008

Fed Funds Spread Signals Crash

Americans Should Worry About Bank Deposits if Congress Doesn’t Act

AIG falls 42% in cash scramble

So, the President May Kill Anybody He Pleases, Right?

Common plastics chemical linked to human diseases

Has the U. S. Invasion of Pakistan Begun?

"We Blew Her to Pieces"

The U. S. Financial System in Serious Trouble

Wall Street crisis is culmination of 28 years of deregulation

The next big bang is private equity

Goldman Profit Slumps 70%

10 Banks Form $70B Fund to Stave Off Crash

More US corporate bailouts on the way

The Wall Street crisis and the failure of American capitalism

US in ’once-in-a-century’ financial crisis : Greenspan

Wilbur Ross: Possibly a Thousand Banks Will Close

Overnight Interest Rate Doubles as Banks Hoard Cash on Failure Speculation

Bank of America to Acquire Merrill as Crisis Deepens

US faces the F-16s it supplied Pakistan

This is Your Nation on White Privilege

Unaccountable Secret Government: Most Serious Constitutional Crisis in American History

88 Years Later: A Promise Unfulfilled for Millions of Disenfranchised Women Voters

Legal fight over drug liability law

Group With Big Pharma Ties Wants to Shut Down Vaccine “Conspiracy Theories”

9/15/2008

As Lehman Faces Liquidation, Who Will Protect Us from Plunge Protection?

Record Credit-Default Swaps Surge as Lehman Threatens to Unravel Market

Lehman Files for Record Bankruptcy, Victim of Meltdown Firm Helped Create

Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 protection

Military Industrial Complex 2. 0

FREDDIE, FANNIE, FASCISM: WHERE WAS CONGRESS

THE FINAL DESTRUCTION OF THE MIDDLE CLASS

Warning: 30 airlines will go bust this year

Will McCain-Palin Lies Hurt Them?

Cheney Scales New Heights of Hypocrisy

Scottish activist films Israeli navy shooting at Gaza fishermen

Conflict Over Spying Led White House to Brink

Wisconsin GOP Trying to Disenfranchise Voters

No Jobs Make Mean Streets

9/13/2008

Backward Bailout

U. S. Foreclosures Hit Record in August as Housing Prices Fell

Breaking The Silence A hard hitting special report into the "war on terror" by John Pilger

Global Starvation Ignored by American Policy Elites

West ’makes terror fight harder’

US a step closer to Iran blockade

New FBI Guidelines Open Door to Further Abuse

9/12/2008

GOP Working to Keep Poor African-Americans From Voting in Many States

Rule Changes Would Give FBI Agents Extensive New Powers

US bailout of mortgage giants sets stage for wider financial crisis

WaMu May Be Forced to Sell Deposits to Stay Afloat

Retail Sales Unexpectedly Drop; Prices Decline

Humanitarian crisis worsens in Haiti

Obama and McCain on 9/11: “unity” in support of war and repression

Bring high-level American war criminals to Justice

The Party Police

Quagmire, Phase 2: The Invasion of Pakistan

Stop Exploiting 9/11

Iowa files child labor charges against meat plant

Food Safety’s Dirty Little Secret

Feds to unplug medical subsidy

300,000 N. J. Voters Told They Aren’t Registered

D. C. Election Glitch Blamed On Equipment

Female Soldiers More Likely to Be Raped than Killed in Action

9/11/2008

Palin Advocates War With Russia

9/11 and the "American Inquisition"

GOP Trademarks 9/11

Bolivia: a Coup in the Making?

A Murderous Theatre of the Absurd

Human Rights Are Crumbling

Report: Banks helped foreigners escape US taxes

Political dissent as terrorism: “Minnesota Patriot Act” charges filed against RNC Eight

Lose your house, lose your vote

Kucinich introduces comprehensive regulatory framework for GMOs

Masters of Defeat: Retreating Empire and Bellicose Bluster

Slaughter, Lies, and Video in Afghanistan

US law ’fails to protect’ corporate whistleblowers

Bush Said to Give Orders Allowing Raids in Pakistan

Ohio Secretary of State Brunner Does Right By Voters

Sex, Drug Use and Graft Cited in Interior Department

Federal Workers Caught In Oil Ethics Scandal

High Court May Immunize Big Pharma

9/10/2008

Temporary Respites from Permanent Decline

OPEC Production Cut Surprises the Market

Lehman losses hit world stocks

The War On Waste - Defense Department Cannot Account For 25% Of Funds — $2. 3 Trillion

9/11 The Falling Man - Full length video not yet released in the U. S.

The Red White and Blue Roots of Terrorism

Clash in the Caucasus: Rolling Back The "Unipolar" World

Zinn: US ’In Need of Rebellion'

China frets at US risk after Fannie/Freddie bailout

Record corporate bailout reveals the bankruptcy of American capitalism

The Worsening Debt Crisis

Right-Wing Terror Film Delivered To Swing-State NY Times Readers

Another criminal US missile strike inside Pakistan

RoboCops: Professional Policing of Political Protest

Pigs to be bred for transplants

Bailing Out Right-Wing Economics

She’s Clueless, He’s Worse

Federal Shortfall To Double This Year

Fannie and Freddie’s Double Whammy

Tyranny on Display at the Republican Convention

Supreme Injustice

Are we already dining on clones?

Ten ways the GOP is now stealing the Ohio vote

Democrats look to more drilling

House GOP Threatens Shutdown Over Drilling


9/09/2008

The 65 mpg Ford the U. S. Can’t Have

Comrades Bush, Paulson and Bernanke Welcome You to the USSRA

Pending Home Resales Decline More Than Forecast

US Waves Goodbye to Prosperity and Democracy

Why The Fannie-Freddie Bailout Will Fail

Economic Democracy Is Turning Into a Financial Oligarchy

Wall Street’s Next Target: Roads and Bridges

Voter Registration by Students Raises Cloud of Consequences

9/08/2008

Freddie and Fannie Bail-Out: Our Foreign Masters Have Spoken

US jobless rate soars as foreclosures break new record

US government takes over mortgage giants to stave off financial meltdown

The Continuity in Government Project

Why We’re Planning to Prosecute Cheney and Bush

World’s richest got even richer last year: report

Explaining Windfalls to Ben Stein

Election Observer Arrested in Arizona

Fluoride: Industry’s Toxic Coup

Bush Extends 9/11 National Emergency Yet Again

When Academia Puts Profit Ahead of Wonder

After RNC arrests, DN! needs your support more than ever

Kremlin-watchers warn of direct U. S. -Russia clash

US to establish naval base in Georgia

Bush Still Fights House Subpoenas

Storm Troopers at the RNC


9/07/2008

And Then We Will Die

Unemployment at Five-Year High

9% of homeowners are late with bill or in foreclosure, study says

Government to Wipe Out Fannie/Freddie Shareholders by Sunday

US Government takes over mortgage giants

Palin: the real scandal

Running From Reality

Tackling the Crisis in Emergency Care

U. S. may step up raids in Pakistan

Gustav’s Impact on Louisiana and Haiti

Convention Police Bust the Press

St. Paul’s Police Protest the Press


9/05/2008

Turning Away From American State Terrorism

U. S. Mortgage Foreclosures, Delinquencies Reach Highs

U. S. Economy: Payrolls Drop, Unemployment at 5 Year High of 6. 1%

Productivity rises as US workers see real income cut

Making Goliath Walk

Cheney in Georgia: Gunboat diplomacy in pursuit of oil

US attack inside Pakistan threatens dangerous new war

FBI Wanted Obama Plotters Charged, But A Rove Appointee Said No

Soldier suicide rate may set record again

Global Realignment: How Bush Inspired a New World Order

Police Arrest 200 in March on GOP Convention

Americans Who Have Insurance —But Still No Access To Care

McCain Campaign’s War Against The Press

Abramoff Gets Reduced Sentence of Four Years in Prison

Drop Charges Against Amy Goodman

9/04/2008

Payroll report: Nation loses 33,000 jobs in August

’Ethnic Cleansing By Stealth’

The Problem Is Empire

Mansion Prices Drop as Slump Reaches Rich

Raiding Democracy in St. Paul

Media Silent, But Activist Groups Loud About RNC Police Brutality

How the Growing Strain on America’s Middle Class Is Pummeling Our Health

A Swarm of Lobbyists Would Run McCain’s White House

RNC Raids Have Been Targeting Video Activists

RNC 8 Charged with "Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism"

Gustav hit Cuba like nuclear bomb

’Financial Tsunami’ to Engulf Markets

Why We Were Falsely Arrested By Amy Goodman

Mass arrests of protesters at Republican National Convention

A Major War: Not Just Rumors

How the U. S. Garrisons the Planet and Doesn’t Even Notice


9/03/2008

St. Paul Police Shut Down Concert, Continue Assault

Who Is Wrecking America?

The Revolution of the Meek

Hard times hitting American students and schools in double blow

U. S., Afghan Troops Kill 20 in Pakistan

Three UK journalists arrested at RNC for alleged rioting

US-Iraqi Agreement: Leaked

Abuse charged in New Jersey prison

McCain Campaign Tries To Block Ron Paul From Convention Floor

The Bush Regime’s Imperial Affirmation: Endless War, Endless Conquest, Endless Repression

The Bush Administration Is an Ongoing Criminal Conspiracy

The Farce Continues

"The Wandering Who?"

Palestinian village faces army reign of terror

Renewing America’s ’contract with the middle class

Gonzales won’t face charges for mishandling info

Looking at America’s Police State

Dome Denied to Gustav’s Victims

Blue-Collar Republicans

America’s broken immigration policy

As Unlawful Arrests Continue, St. Paul Feels Like a City Under Siege for Some Residents

Ron Paul channeling losing presidential bid into political push of his own

Living in the Car After Gustav

For Hurricane Gustav evacuees, a long slog home

Silencing the Town Crier


9/02/2008

Take Action to Defend RNC Protesters! Stop the Police Riot!

The Bush Administration Checkmated in Georgia

There Is an Alternative to Corporate Rule

World Bank: Two and a half billion people live on less than $2 a day

Income, spending drop despite stimulus

FDIC announces 10th bank failure of the year

Study: Bankruptcies soar for senior citizens

Why do we keep letting the politicians get away with lies?

The Dark Side Of The "Free World"

Turning the Power Off

Fading superpower, rising rivals

’US to Strike Iran in Coming Weeks

Dutch pull spies on Iran attack fears

Obama and the Working Class

A Call To Restore U. S. Workers’ Rights To Organize

The Department of Labor: A Damage Assessment

Did a Mississippi Raid Protect Rightwing Politicians?

New Orleans Redraws Its Color Line

The Disneyfication of New Orleans

Bush quietly seeks to make war powers permanent

T. Boone Pickens wants your water

Police Raids on Protesters Mark Start of RNC

Protestors and Police Clash in St. Paul

5 arrested, dozens detained in pre-RNC raids

Update on Arrest Of Amy Goodman and DN! Producers

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