Monday, December 1, 2008

Common Man News 12/2008


News for the common man because the elite already know!


12/31/2008

Major Protest Against Gaza Assault Rally & March in Washington, D. C. Friday, January 2 at 3:30

Israel continues to pound Gaza as troops mass on border

The New York Times and Gaza: Justifying genocide

In Pictures: Massacre of Gazan Children

Arab Connivance in the Gaza Massacre

The Paradox of Peace

Rampage in Gaza for a Bump in the Polls

Israel’s Lie Machine Working Flat Out To Dodge “Killer” Question

UN chief demands immediate Gaza cease-fire

How Hypocrisy on ’Terrorism’ Kills

Year-end data shows deeper slump in US

Irish banks bailed out as economy unravels

Beyond Bailouts: On the Politics of Education After Neoliberalism

List of Troubled Banks

Obama dismisses Bush Pentagon appointees

Why I Am a Socialist By Chris Hedges

NY Times urges Obama to stand up for labor


12/30/2008

Kucinich Calls for UN Investigation into Israeli Attacks on Gaza

Israel inflicts mass suffering on Palestinian population

Israeli attacks deepens anger of Arab masses

Israel strikes key Hamas offices

Israel pounds Gaza for fourth day

Gaza: the logic of colonial power

Economic stress drives rise in child abuse and domestic violence

Freedom of the press as a foreign concept

More than 1 million job cuts seen in 2009: Challenger Report

Lehman bankruptcy filing wiped out billions: report

Treasury added $6 billion to the $17. 4 billion auto bailout

Chinese drywall causes health problems on the Treasure Coast

Unrest caused by bad economy may require military action, report says

Modern face of slavery

Under Bush, OSHA Mired in Inaction

Labor, business gird for battle over unions bill


12/29/2008

Washington bears guilt for Gaza war crimes

May We No Longer Be Silent

Inside Gaza: A Living Hell

If Gaza falls . . .

Israeli air raids pound Gaza Strip for a third day

Israeli minister vows ‘war to the bitter end’

Wall St. faces record losses in last week of 2008

The Federal Reserve Abolition Act

Holiday sales are shaping up to be the worst in 40 years

A First Hand Account of the TVA Coal Ash Disaster in Kingston, TN

Energy dispute over Rockies riches

Child maid trafficking spreads from Africa to US

Was the ’Credit Crunch’ a Myth Used to Sell a Trillion-Dollar Scam?

Cash-strapped states weigh selling roads, parks

Cash-strapped states cut juvenile justice programs

Obama to Inherit Legacy of Free Market Free Fall


12/28/2008

Now, Is The Crucial Time You can make a difference!

Herding Humans For Profit

Economic Death and Millionaire Taxes

Bush Winks at Israel’s Slaughter in Gaza, While Obama and Clinton Are Silent

Israel Strikes Demolish Hamas Compounds, Kill 200+

With jobs scarce, military recruiters are filling their quotas

The Noose Tightens

Two Dangerous Bush-Cheney Myths

Coalition sues over mining ruling Revisions allow waste into streams

Japan Should Scrap U. S. Debt; Dollar May Plummet, Mikuni Says

US Warns Russia Against Selling Missiles to Iran

Russia to raise nuclear missile output fourfold

US police could get ’pain beam’ weapons

Feds consider searches of terrorism blogs

Obama wants Bush war team to stay

Congress to crack down on bailout recipients

Dismantling the Imperial Presidency


12/23/2008

Roger Farmer: 50% chance of depression in US

Depression Hits Detroit: Average home price $18,513 - Unemployment rate 21%

Britain edges to recession, IMF warns of Great Depression

Pay cuts, layoffs mount in US

UAW beginning talks with GM on concessions

Obama, the military and the threat of dictatorship

Progressive journalist fights felony charges

New School students occupy building and win!

Secret Tapes Helped Build Graft Cases In Illinois

Senior Federal Banking Regulator Removed

Groups want Obama to investigate Bush for war crimes

Guns, Butter, and Obama

Schwarzenegger orders mass layoffs, unpaid furloughs


12/22/2008

Greed has pushed political credibility and financial trust into freefall

New Report: Worldwide Bankruptcy Wave About to Hit

World Faces "Total" Financial Meltdown: Bank of Spain Chief

FDA Stuns Scientists, Declares Mercury in Fish Safe for Infants, Children, Expectant Mothers

Russia starts missile delivery to Iran: Iranian MP

Cheney’s Contempt for the Republic

Hunger mounts in the US

Gaza near to collapse as Israel tightens grip, says bank

Bush and Lawmakers Sneak a National DNA Databank into Existence

A World Enslaved

The Pentagon is muscling in everywhere. It’s time to stop the mission creep

Calif. unemployment rate jumps to 8. 4 percent

Scorched Earth

Auto Workers Told to Take Concessions, Abandon Retirees

UAW’s Sacrifices Look to Some Like Surrender

Home Values Take a Dive

New rules will ease farm hiring, affect wages

EPA Eases Emissions Regulations for New Power Plants EPA Eases Emissions Regulations for New

’Right of conscience’ rule issued for health workers


12/19/2008

Cheney Throws Down Gauntlet, Defies Prosecution for War Crimes

Obama picks Wall Street insider to head main regulatory agency

Dollar plunges after record rate cut by US Federal Reserve

Credit-Card Users Feel Pain as U. S. Banks Reap Gain

Federal spending soars 25% before bailout

Cheney faces 'torture' criticism

Dick Cheney's Fantasy World

Obama v. Washington Mythmaking

As Usual, NYT Ignores Iraqi Opinion

Where Have the Bailout Billions Gone?

Prosecuting Bush and Cheney for Torture: No One Can Be Above the Law

UAW busting, Southern style

AIG's Past Could Return To Haunt

General Motors opens new plant in China

Bush Announces $17. 4 Billion Auto Loan Program


12/18/2008

Madoff collapse has global impact

Hunger and homelessness grow across US cities

Scared by Republic sit-in, banks pay up

Dollar No Longer Haven After Fed Moves Rate Near Zero

IEA produced a date for peak oil and it's not reassuring

London Banker: "The market has failed, and officialdom is perpetuating that failure."

Did Dick Cheney Just Confess to a War Crime on National TV?

Did America Get Punk'd on the Bailout?

Down on upward mobility

Obama's Betrayal of Public Education?


12/17/2008

Secrecy Worsens Wall Street Mess

US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates to near zero

More people on S. F. streets newly homeless

Unemployment: Worse Than it Looks

Best Buy 3Q profit sinks, company offers buyouts

Consumer data shows record slump

Judge signs order to protect Madoff investors

First the Chinese accumulated dollars, now everyone is joining the stampede

Report: Bush masked cost of wars that could top $1. 7 trillion

The United States: A Country Without Mercy

Blundering U. S. Should Spare the World Any More Nation Building

Crippling the Auto Union Is Just a Warm-Up

Senate Panel’s Report on U. S. Torture Abuse

Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation

Bush’s Pity Party

Cheney Admits Detainee-Abuse Role

Is the GOP Risking the Economy to Win the PR War Against Unions?


12/16/2008

The Madoff scandal

The Neo-Alchemy of the Federal Reserve By Ron Paul

Home values seen losing over $2 trillion during 2008

Americans rich and poor pawn more to pay bills

States’ Funds for Jobless Are Drying Up

Goldman faces $2bn loss – its first since 1929

Collapse of Pension Funds: The End of Retirement?

Loophole guts bailout restrictions on executive pay

US government bailouts: poverty wages for auto workers, trillions for bankers

Auto bailout’s death seen as a Republican blow at unions

Bush sneaks through host of laws to undermine Obama

Bush Excluded by Latin Summit as China, Russia Loom

New study firmly ties hormone use to breast cancer

Mystery illness paralyses girl given cervical cancer jab

War Talk, the Death of the Social, and Disappearing Children: A Lesson for Obama

Obama’s defence appointee signals continuing US belligerence

Why We Must Prosecute Bush And His Administration For War Crimes

Cheney Admits Authorizing Detainee’s Torture

Senate Report Links Bush to Detainee Homicides; Media Yawns

Israel’s Terror Rampage

Israel’s ’Crime Against Humanity’

Gaza families eat grass as Israel locks border

12/15/2008

US military prepares for Obama’s expansion of Afghan war

Senate torture report confirms Bush, top officials guilty of war crimes

Fear triggers gold shortage, drives US treasury yields below zero

Jim Rogers Calls Most Big U. S. Banks "Bankrupt"

Catastrophe for Gaza

What Does Letting Our Own War Criminals Go Free Tell Us About Ourselves?

New Rapid-Response Forces to Bolster Homeland Defense Mission

Official History Spotlights Iraq Rebuilding Blunders

Obama and US-Russia Tensions

Banks and consumers brace for new credit card rules


12/12/2008

Arundhati Roy, The Monster in the Mirror

Former chairman of the Nasdaq arrested over alleged $50 billion fraud

As world slump deepens US jobless claims soar to 26-year high

Bush, Democratic auto bailout fails in Senate, talks continue

Torture Trail Seen Starting with Bush

Retail sales post big drop in November

A tattered safety net for US unemployed

UCLA Anderson Forecast: "Nasty Recession" for U. S. to Include Four Quarters of Declining GDP

Senate Report ties Rumsfeld to Abu Ghraib Abuse

U. S. Keeps Silent as Afghan Ally Removes War Crime Evidence

It’s All Spelled Out in Unpublicized Agreement Total Defeat for U. S. in Iraq

Who Originated the ’Nuclear Umbrella for Israel’ Proposal?

Revoking Israel’s UN Membership

"Somebody Has to Respond"

Wal-Mart workers in Minnesota win $54 million settlement

Toronto stood up to bottled water industry

Bank of America to cut 35,000 jobs

Driving continues to decline as gas prices drop

Bailout dead, automakers in search of a lifeline


12/11/2008

New unemployment claims surge unexpectedly

Children displaced by Katrina face severe health risks

Worsening Spending Slump Paces ‘Scary’ U. S. Recession

Black Hole AIG Needs Another $10 Billion

Foreclosure Storm Will Hit U. S. in ‘09 Amid Job Loss

Pentagon approves Iraq sales worth up to $6 billion

Workers of America: Wake Up! We All Need a Union!

House Passes Auto Rescue Plan

Will Obama Buy Torture-Lite?

Online Journalists Now Most Jailed Worldwide

12/10/2008

“Car Czar” to slash wages, jobs of US autoworkers

U. S. to announce rescue for corporate credit unions: Journal

Economy bad all over -- even before current crisis

Coming soon to U. S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report

World Bank predicts global gloom

Legal Scholars Outraged by Talk of Blanket Pardons

Unions Aren’t the Problem

Workers win a big round in Chicago factory sit-in

A Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection, Law and Morality

US companies announce more mass layoffs

Insurgent attacks on NATO trucks highlight US military crisis in Afghanistan

Victory to the UEW Plant Takeover in Chicago!

Blame the Takers, Not the Makers

The Curse of Global Capitalism

"You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Chains"

The Election of the Greatest Con-Man in Recent History

Who’s at fault for harsh antiterror tactics?

The Silent Winter of Escalation

12/08/2008

Higher education costs soar

Obama calls for “shared burdens” in US economic crisis

Unemployed and Hungry in the US Jobless numbers highest in 15 years

Company Crashes Set to Hit Record Next Year

One Thriving Sector: The Business Of War

Peace By Cindy Sheehan

War Made Easy

U. S. Collective Dictatorship Enlarges

Bush Regime Declares Itself Above the Law

Toxic Toy Guide Lists Chemicals Found in Hundreds of Toys

Spying on pacifists, environmentalists and nuns

Don't Let Them Destroy Our Union

Is Obama Backing Off a Crucial Pledge to Labor?

Action, not words


12/07/2008

Paulson shoots another arrow into the heart of the Economy

Five Blackwater Guards To Face Massacre Charges Next Week

Justices to Decide Legality of Indefinite Detention

Workers occupy Chicago factory! Give your support!

UE Members Occupy Chicago Plant in Struggle for Justice

Workers Occupy Chicago Factory

When a Job Disappears, So Does the Health Care


12/06/2008

Retail Sales Are Weakest in 35 Years

Record 10% of U. S. homeowners in arrears or foreclosure

One in 10 American on food stamps

Investment banks set to cut 30,000 jobs

Foreclosures soar 76% to record 1. 35 million

Democrats Set to Offer Loans for Carmakers

New York Times bares Obama’s campaign lies on Iraq war

Suit claims Halliburton, KBR sickened base

Mukasey’s ’Nixon Defense’ of Bush

Interior Dept. Changes Rule to Remove Congress Veto

Record number of Americans using food stamps: report

World stability hangs by a thread as economies continue to unravel

This (Old) News Just In... Obama Doesn’t Plan to End the Iraq Occupation

Some US bank bailout holdings down $8 billion

Half-million jobs vanish as economy deteriorates

Tensions between leading European nations and US following NATO meeting

Senate hearing sets the stage for the impoverishment of US autoworkers

Canada’s constitutional coup: A warning to the working class

Remaking the World in America’s Image

KBR Sued for Giving Soldiers Ice with ’Traces of Body Fluids and Putrefied Remains’

Coal Mining Debris Rule Is Approved


12/04/2008

The Threat of Realism

Layoffs soar as US plunges deeper into recession

FDA Reluctantly Admits Mercury Fillings Have Neurotoxic Effects on Children

U. S. FEDERAL RESERVE MAY BUY U. S. TREASURIES

Fortress, the Hedge Fund, Is Crumbling

Fed: Economy Darkens Heading Into Holidays

Obama Backs Off Promise to Pass Windfall Profits Tax on Big Oil

Broader medical refusal rule may go far beyond abortion

Generic Heart Drugs as Good as Brand-Name Counterparts

US private sector shed 250,000 jobs in November: ADP

Why Won’t the Bush Administration Release the Uighur Prisoners at Gitmo?


12/03/2008


Obama warns US governors of “hard choices”

States Want $176 Billion Slice of Stimulus

Colonial style empire-building is making a huge comeback

Chevron in the White House

Class Bigotry Mars Auto Debate

Afghanistan in Crisis

Bush’s 11th-Hour Bid for Secrecy

Political coup in Canada; Dion to replace Harper as new PM

Federal Workers Unions Want ’Burrowers’ Lists

GOP rush to change voting rules is ruse

High Court Case Tests Power Plants’ Water Rules

12/02/2008

Barack Obama’s kettle of hawks

UAW pledges to impose further job losses and concessions on auto workers

US stock market plunges 680 points on signs of severe recession

Pentagon to deploy 20,000 troops on domestic “anti-terror” mission

Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security

Censorship in America?

The Cost of Hegemony is Beyond Reach

The End of the Affair Obama and the antiwar movement

With Gates, Obama Opts for Empire

Analysis:Defense policy under Obama and Gates

Hillary Clinton’s Disdain for International Law -- Change We Can Believe In?

Cops Get Their Kicks, Tasering

Going to College & Grad School Looks Like a Disaster

Bush Still Lies about Iraqi Inspections

In Courtroom Showdown, Bush Demands Amnesty for Spying Telecoms

Media and Retailers Both Built Black Friday

Indictments against Cheney, Gonzales dismissed

Confronting the Terrorist Within

12/01/2008

A New Foreclosure Wave Hits The Jobless

Sick babies denied treatment in DNA row

Debunking The Myth of the $70-per-hour Autoworker

Poverty spreading in suburbs: study

How the Financial Crisis Was Built Into the System

Citigroup says gold could rise above $2,000 next year as world unravels

Hope You Die Before You Get Old

The Worst Is Yet To Come

Every Trick in the Book

Obama’s First Problem is US War Crimes

Press and "Psy Ops" to merge at NATO Afghan HQ: sources

Bush Aides Rush to Enact a Rule Obama Opposes

Transition or Coup D’état?

One Man’s Military-Industrial-Media Complex

Guerra unveils why his investigation led him to the Vice President

Military bases brace for surge in stress-related disorders among returning war veterans

America’s Child Soldiers: US Military Recruiting Children to Serve in the Armed Forces


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