Thursday, January 1, 2009

Common Man News 1/2009

News for the common man because the elite already know!


Governments across Europe tremble as angry people take to the streets

Japanese economy hit by "perfect storm"

Defense Department Establishes Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

Worst US economic contraction in quarter century

Obama’s calculated anger over Wall Street bonuses

Obama’s New Bank Giveaway

Georgia’s voter ID law upheld in federal appeals court ruling

What Cooked the World's Economy? It wasn't your overdue mortgage.

Move to End Internet Neutrality Seen as Blow to Ordinary Bloggers

Mr. Obama – The Post Modern Coup


California pension funds close to bankruptcy

Oregon unemployment hits 9 percent with worse expected

Latest US economic data confirms accelerating contraction

The rising tide of economic nationalism

Iraq to Deny New License To Blackwater Security Firm

US Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Ops, FM 3-05. 201

NATO High Commander Issues Illegitimate Order to Kill

Measure of US jobless hits record high

Is America on the Brink of a Food Crisis?

Peanut Processor Knowingly Sold Tainted Products

Studies Find Mercury in Much U. S. Corn Syrup

Unemployment rose in every state in Dec.

Many without food, water rush to shelters' warmth

Chevron's 2008 profit new record

Exxon Mobil sets record with $45. 2 billion profit

Economy's new plunge is worst in quarter-century

Dodd Vows to Reclaim Bailout Money

Threat of Violence Looms Again Over Fallujah

CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program Launched in Washington Metropolitan Area

Airlines report ‘shocking’ plunge in traffic

Honda third-quarter profit falls 90%

New U. S. bank bailout could cost up to $2 trillion

U. S. professors call for academic and cultural boycott of Israel

Violence erupts as thousands gather to protest on 'Black Thursday'

Expert: Voting machines easily altered

Will the FDA Finally Get Out of Bed With Big Pharma?

Obama Signs Equal Pay Bill

History, Hypocrisy, and Empire

Let's Rethink Military Escalation in Afghanistan Before It's Too Late

Neither The US Nor Israel Is A "Genuine Party To Peace."


Is It Time to Bail Out of the US?

Fannie, Freddie may tap U. S. Treasury for $51 bln

California prepares to stop paying bills

US Treasury to restrict lobbying on bailout funds

Tanking Banks Make History

Consumer confidence at record low

It's Time to Close the Wage Gap

Civilian Courts Can Deal With Terrorism Cases

Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail

New Bush/Rove Privilege Fight Looms

Rumsfeld to stand trial for war crimes?

Saudi warns US over Middle East

US envoy to strengthen Abbas

Israeli Warplanes Strike in "Retaliation"

Israel storms into Gaza

US missile strikes in Pakistan will continue-Gates


Florida drowning in jobless claims

'Rescued' Citi Buying $50m Jet

The Torture Ban that Doesn't Ban Torture

Street-Level Groups Enlisted to Report Labor Violations

How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years

A Texas challenge to the Voting Rights Act

Major US Companies to Slash 45,000 Jobs

The union way up

Twenty-five people at the heart of the meltdown

Bloody Monday: Over 71,400 jobs lost

House Judiciary chairman subpoenas Karl Rove

US bets on bank execs to fix this mess


Obama Sides With Bush in Spy Case

President orders air strikes on villages in tribal area

GOP Links Nomination to Torture Prosecutions

The Coming Fight Over EFCA Written

Bad Bank, Bad Idea

The Curious Case of Richard Holbrooke

Notes From The American Lunatic Asylum


Obama’s team prepares escalated bloodletting in Afghanistan and Pakistan

We'll have to go begging to the IMF, says Britain's Cameron

Where You Won't Shop In 2009

Icelandic government becomes first to be brought down by the credit crunch

Unseen Gaza

Gaza war ended in utter failure for Israel

The Little Unions That Couldn’t

NSA Whistleblower: Wiretaps Were Combined with Credit Card Records of U. S. Citizens


Democrats Inch Toward Torture Probe

Gates Predicts U. S. Will be in Iraq and Afghanistan ‘for Years to Come’

Latest US housing, jobless figures far worse than economists anticipated

Obama's orders leave framework of torture, indefinite detention intact

Obama’s libel against the American people

Senate passes wage discrimination bill

Despite billions, banks still teeter on the brink

The Bailout: TARP Failing, Next Step Unclear

House Rejects Obama's Request For Rest Of TARP

Foreclosure Fightback

Another Real Estate Crisis is About to Hit

Obama halts all regulations pending review

Whistleblower: NSA Targeted Journalists, Snooped on All U. S. Communications

So Far, Obama's Missed The Point on Gaza...


Obama Frees Bush Historical Records

Obama pick for treasury secretary: Trillions for the banks, austerity for the people

Bowing to the right on Inauguration

Jobless claims surge and housing starts tumble

Obama to close terrorist 'black sites'

Supreme Court strikes down Internet censorship law

Judge Rules Against NAFTA Superhighway Protest

Israel threatens Gazans with another attack

In Final Legal Act, Bush Appeals Spy Ruling

The Return of Triangulation


Lights, Camera… Covert Action: The Deep Politics of Hollywood

California in dire financial straits, suspends billions in payments

US markets plummet as banks falter and world slump deepens

Obama’s inaugural address: Amid banalities, a call for austerity


British banks are 'technically insolvent' (and other secrecies)

Monetary union has left half of Europe trapped in depression

Global Depression. This Doesn't Look Good

Treasury Allowed IndyMac to Cook Books, Commit Fraud

Time for a War Crimes Tribunal?

National Firearm Licensing Program Proposed

Congressional Report: Where the Banking Bailout Went

Gender-bending chemicals in our rivers grow more potent

Israel admits troops may have used phosphorus shells in Gaza

Reports reveal devastation wreaked by Israeli military in Gaza


Greater Than the Great Depression?

Historical Mystery of Bush's Presidency

TARP II: Money for Banks, Not Homeowners

Will Public Education Be Militarized?


How to sell 'ethical warfare'

Israel using “DIME” weapons on civilian population in Gaza

Obama Adviser Urges More Rigorous Global Financial Regulation

Bank of America Threatens Fed, Demands More Cash From Taxpayers

The Market Could Tank Very Soon After the Inauguration

Bailouts could backfire, WEF warns governments

Financial Coup d’Etat & Your 401(k)

Bailed-Out Firms Have Tax Havens, GAO Finds

Systemic Economic Crisis: The Sequence of Global Insolvency Begins

The Economy Is in a Depression by Prof. Peter Morici

Report: U. S. Surveillance Society Running Rampant

Secret List of U. S. Military Bases to Replace


US home foreclosures mount as recession deepens

From Bush to Obama: On the eve of a “seamless transition

Investors dump $89B in U. S. securities in historic fire sale

Just Say "No" to the Credit Rating Agencies

Struggle heats up to stop foreclosures

‘Stop foreclosures & evictions!

Circuit City to liquidate, shutter stores

Illinois-based Nat'l Bank of Commerce closed

US Senate votes another $350 billion to bail out the banks

Government giving $20 billion to Bank of America

Cost of the Bush era: $11. 5 trillion

Bush's Only Gift to America

Rick Warren Proposes Hitler Youth as Model For Christian Activism

200,000 war veterans homeless in US

The Senate confirmation hearings prove bruising chiefly for Al Gonzales

CIA chief: No proof of Iranian Nuclear Weapons

Obama Has to Hold Bush Accountable for the Laws He Broke

Israeli Attacks on Gaza Escape Global Media Scrutiny

Israeli Assault Injures 1. 5 Million Gazans

Gold mine wants court to OK dumping waste in lake

Israel bombards Hamas hours before cease-fire vote


The U. S. Economy is being Marched to the Gallows

Congress OKs release of final $350B of bailout

Freddie, Fannie Force Borrowers to Waive Legal Rights

Chrysler extends shutdowns at 3 plants

Fear grips banking sector as Barclays cuts 2,100 more jobs

Foreclosures soar 81 percent in 2008

Who’s in Charge—Obama, the Pentagon or Israel?

The IDF has no mercy for the children in Gaza nursery schools

White Phosphorus Being Used Against Gaza is a War Crime

UN headquarters in Gaza hit by Israeli 'white phosphorus' shells

Democratic chairman to reintroduce military draft measure

Citigroup posts $8. 29B loss, splits up the company

Communities Foreclosed

HAITI: New Peasant Alliance Demands Action on Food Crisis

Federal Court Upholds Wiretap Law

Dick Cheney Shows Off His Mastery of Lying

The 43 Who Helped Make Bush The Worst Ever

10 Reasons Bush Is The Worst President Ever


The One Big Thing George W. Bush Did Right

Rewriting the First Draft of History

Citigroup downsizes as US and global bank crisis deepens

US tortured Guantanamo prisoners, Army judge admits

Don’t Give the Banks Another $350 Billion

Trans Texas Corridor Dead Only in Name Says Group

Will Diving Dollar Force Acceptance of ‘Amero’ Currency?

U. S. Economy: Retail Sales Decline for a Sixth Mont

Bank of America to Get Billions More From Treasury

We're still not doing right by our vets

Struggling states cut healthcare for poor

Judge Orders Search of Bush Administration E-Mails

From Mississippi to Gaza Killing Children With Impunity

Israeli forces have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli troops reveal ruthless tactics against Hamas

'Israel should stop using phosphorus'

Gaza: Residents waving white flags 'shot dead as they flee their homes'

Israeli army masses along Lebanon border

Israeli forces shell UN headquarters in Gaza

Is Gaza a testing ground for experimental weapons


Congress Aims to Take Back Constitutional War Powers

Obama to reverse Bush's executive orders

State Pensions’ $865 Billion Loss Affects New Workers

Economic Rescue Package May Not be Enough, Bernanke Tells Obama

A New Spin on Iran’s Nuclear Threat

Wall Street Robber Barons Ride Again

Workers forced to take unpaid vacations

Unions Need Unity

Israel’s war on Gaza and the role of the Middle East ruling elites

Israelis 'push on into Gaza City' Israelis 'push on into Gaza City' Israeli troops have enter

Israeli military escalates assault on Gaza City

Hamas popularity growing amid Gaza ruins (video)

The Language of Death

How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel Video

Army suicides rise as time spent in combat increases

In F. D. A. Files, Claims of Rush to Approve Devices

Obama Reluctant to Look Into Bush Programs

Bush/Cheney: 'Most Impeachable'

Justice Dept. Official Lied to Congress, Internal Probe Finds


TVA Disaster Spreads Far and Wide By Erin Brockovich and Robin Greenwald

We All Live in Clint Eastwood's America

Carbon monoxide deaths on the rise as economy sours

Obama signals continuity with US torture regime

Expert calling it a U. S. depression

U. S. Spending on Nuclear Weapons Exceeds $52 Billion

Secret Documents Show US Aware of Army Killings in 1990s

More Americans getting multiple chronic illnesses

Another Bush Legacy: 84 Percent More Unemployed

History Cannot Save Bush

Gaza is Sinking in a River of Blood: A Message from a Gazan to the World

A Scene Of Devastation Video Report From Inside Gaza

The Target is Iran: Israel's Latest Gamble May Backfire

The "Generous Offer" Update: Two Years of Starvation Followed by Fire-bombing

Gaza: UN Official Reports Horrific Hospital Scenes of Casualtie

Israel Is Losing This War

The New York Times and the Gaza crisis: Israeli war propaganda in the guise of news

Israel Bans Arab Parties From Election

Gaza death toll tops 900

Israelis Strike 60 Gaza Targets

Israeli forces enter Gaza City neighborhood


John Pilger: "Palestine is Still the Issue"

New US media campaign promotes military strike on Iran

Israel prepares to escalate its war on Gaza

Will Defense Run the “Real” Stimulus Package?

The Collapsing US Economy. Will the Government Turn to the Printing Press?

America's Continuing Fight Against Democracy

Israel Rejected Hamas Ceasefire Offer in December

New jobs numbers portray an economy in near free fall

As condition of loan, UAW can't strike against GM

PTSD Victim Booted from US Army for "Misconduct"

Washington Post Again Flacks for Bush's Crimes

The Time To Hold The American Media Accountable Has Come!

War Crimes Report says White House rejected all advice from government agencies that torture was illegal

Gaza: A Cry for Justice

Canada Expels US Woman Asylum-Seeker

Supreme Court considers challenge to Voting Rights Act

Israel pounds new Hamas targets, enlists reserves


The brutal face of Israel’s “total war” on Gaza

Senate Democrats endorse Israeli war crimes

Masters In Distortion Of The Truth

Red Cross Finds Starving Children with 12 Corpses in Gaza 'House of Horrors'

US Senate supports Israel's Gaza incursion

Israel to continue offensive despite UN resolution

Democrats strike early with labor rights bills

Citigroup Reaches Deal With Lawmakers on Home Loans

The Difficulty of Being an Informed American

Should the Torturers Go on Trial?

Obama Urges Delay In Digital TV Switch

More grim news on jobs as signs point to deeper recession

Britain 'formally asked to take Guantánamo prisoners'

First flight of algae-fuelled jet

Martial Law, the Financial Bailout, and War

FDA scientists complain to Obama of 'corruption'

Economy Loses 524,000 Jobs in December, Unemployment Rate Hits 7. 2 Percent

Torture Prosecutor Tops 70,000 Questions for Obama on Change


Why Do They Hate The West So Much, We Will Ask

Holocaust Denied, The lying silence of those who know

The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields

Gaza death toll tops 700 as Israel prepares new escalation

Obama prepares sweeping cuts in social programs

Weak economic reports suggest employers will shed many more jobs

California may delay tax refunds amid budget impasse

State unemployment claim systems overwhelmed

Venezuela reinstates free home heating oil for poor in U. S.

Budget deficit to hit $1. 2 trillion in fiscal 2009

Labor Calls for Unity After Years of Division

Bayer Knowingly Sold HIV-Contaminated Vaccines, Say Internal Documents

Networks’ Int’l News Coverage at Record Low in 2008

Conyers Seeks Probe of Bush Crimes


December Job Losses at 673,000, Worse Than Thought

We Arm the World

Bush Spins Scandalous Neglect of Vets

Keeping out the cameras and reporters simply doesn’t work

The American Puppet State

Silence is Complicity We’re All War Criminals Now

Worldwide protest against Israeli violence in Gaza

Israeli atrocities in Gaza: a political impasse and moral collapse

The Bloodbath In Gaza, Separating the Truth from the Hype

Israeli Voices for Peace

Why Do So Few Speak Up for Gaza?

Israel spreads death and destruction as it advances into Gaza

The Monstrosity of War

US “surge” in Afghanistan threatens wider war

General Motors cashes in on Australian car industry fund

Somber Thoughts for the New Year Will There be a Recovery?

Alcoa lays off 15,000, US economy moves toward depression

Credit Card Companies Slash Credit Limits

US auto sales drop in 2008, recovery unclear

Obama stimulus plan to include major corporate tax cuts

Bank Of England Policymaker Predicts Unprecedented Dollar Collapse

Toyota to suspend production for 11 days in Japan

The Great Dragon Awakens: China Challenges American Hegemony

New reports of police spying on activist groups


Thousands march through New York City as Israel invades Gaza

Civilian casualties mount as Israeli army slices through Gaza

Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus shells

Thousands protest in Europe at Gaza offensive

Egyptian authorities clamp down on Gaza protests

Civilian casualties rise as Israel presses in on Gaza City

Curbs May Be Eased on Paving in Forests

Most job losses in US last year since 1945, with more to come

Why Big Finance Is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

More Groups Than Thought Monitored in Police Spying New Documents Reveal Md. Program’s Reach

US and global manufacturing collapsing

The Iraq War Is Now Illegal

Did You Know 200,000 Vets Are Sleeping on the Streets?


CDC To Hold A Meeting in Ashland Oregon Because of the High Number of Children Without Shots

Study: Cell phones cause heart disease, kidney failure

9 Steps to Peace for Obama in the New Year

Israel rejects ceasefire calls and escalates attacks in Gaza

Israel defies peacemakers and prepares for invasion

Israel destroys Hamas homes, flattens Gaza mosque

Israel accused of downplaying food crisis

Treasury Has Pledged More Rescue Funds Than Authorized

One group that still is getting a raise — Congress

Motorists’ habits spur call for tax increases


2009 - Time to wake up

The Truth About Those Hamas Rockets

UN fails to make progress on Gaza

Torture & the Crime of Aggressive War

Party to Murder

Gaza Clouds Obama’s Prospects

Iraq gov’t gets control of Green Zone

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