Sunday, March 1, 2009

Common Man News 3/2009

News for the common man because the elite already know!



Obama declares war on auto workers

Obama expands government's role in auto industry

Obama's Attack on the Middle Class

World Depression and Decline of US Empire

A Scary Corporate Coup Is Under Way

A Brave Man Who Stood Alone

Gaza War Crimes Investigation: Attacks on Medics


European powers rebuff US, British proposals for economic stimulus

Obama escalates war in Central Asia

April 3-4: All out to Wall Street

Trillions for Wall St., poverty for workers

More Senior Citizens Forced to Declare Bankruptcy

How Insurers Blacklist Millions With Common Ailments

Taxing Main Street to Make Wall Street Richer

When the Solution to the Financial Crisis becomes the Cause

6 Million Families Face Losing Their Homes in the Next Three Years

The "Dollar Glut" is What Finances America's Global Military Build-up

Bank Executives May Keep TARP Funds After Meeting With Obama

Army vet billed $3,000 for war wounds

Democrats Duck Bush Torture Probe

Spanish judge accuses six top Bush officials of torture


Obama holds "very pleasant" meeting with top US bankers

Obama announces escalation of war in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Unemployment hits double digits in seven states

Jobless Rate Exceeds 10% in Three More U.S. States

New US Law To Allow Searching Of PC's, Laptops, And Media Devices

States Rebellion Pending

Stocks Will Drop; Banks Will Go Belly Up - Roubini

The Free Market Financial Style, How the Scam Works

That's No Angry Mob, It's a Movement

Total Meltdown and Civil Unrest

U.S. Expected to Give More Aid to Automakers

Freedom Tower To Be Renamed One World Trade Center


Washington escalates “drug war” intervention in Mexico

Insurance Industry is Simply a Parasite Feeding on the US Health System

Courage To Resist

More US troops for Afghan war

Obama says automakers need 'drastic changes'

Commercial real estate loan defaults skyrocket

US backing for world currency stuns markets

States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

Modern-day Hoovervilles

Schwarzenegger Opens California Fairgrounds to Homeless Camp

US deploys warships as North Korea prepares to launch missile

Bush Law Continued

Enduring Freedom

Despite Obama's Vow, Combat Brigades Will Stay in Iraq


Constitutional Scholar Calls Bush Torture Memos Treason

Across America, a bumper crop of food gardens

US jobless claims hit 652,000 in week

Obama town hall meetings in Cali.: No answers for joblessness, austerity

US government department routinely ignores labor law violations

New York Times publishes “persecuted” AIG executive’s resignation letter

The class agenda of the Obama administration

No we are not "All In This Together" by Cindy Sheehan

Is the Bailout Plan Breeding a Greater Crisis?

How some military rabbis are trying to radicalize Israeli soldiers

Geithner 'open' to China proposal

More companies cut or end 401(k) plan matches

IBM to shift 'large number' of US jobs to India

Border plants to be poisoned to reveal smugglers

Cities Deal With a Surge in Shanty Towns

Israel Accused of Indiscriminate Phosphorus Use in Gaza

Is the E-Voting Honeymoon Over?

Hope in the Mountains


Guardsmen train for urban conflict

Chicago may replace some police patrols with private secrurity contractors

Pentagon seeks clarity on China military build-up

IMF director warns of war

Obama’s “carrot and stick” approach to Iran

Democrats prepare to ditch AIG bonus bill

Billions for Wall Street, budget cuts for working people

Diebold Admits Voting System Flaws

Commander confirms Netanyahu war plans

Narco wars loom over Clinton agenda in Mexico


Bend Over and Say, "Uncle Sam"

Welcome to Pipelineistan

Obama’s auto task force: a collection of Wall Street investors and asset strippers

US prepares new escalation of Afghanistan intervention

Real estate investors: 'Tsunami' still ahead

Existing Home Sales Fall 4.6%

America Is in Need of a Moral Bailout

AIG Shows Why We Need the Employee Free Choice Act

Bay City, Michigan: Fifteen-year-old dies after Taser shooting


More than 10,000 march on Pentagon, leading war profiteers

US Will Appoint Afghan "Prime Minister" to Bypass Hamid Karzai

1999 Kosovo "Freedom Fighters" Financed by Organize Crime

As Credit Markets Froze, Banks Loaned Millions to Insiders

A.I.G. Bonuses: Class War in the Media

Bailed-out JP Morgan moves forward with $120 million in jet buys

Obama administration plan for “toxic assets”: A windfall for Wall Street

Wall Street hysterics over the AIG bonus bill

Will Congress Wipe Out Home Gardens, Growers Markets?

White House officials: Taxing AIG bonuses may be 'dangerous way to go'

Serb Death squad leader 'was top CIA agent'

Washington Post Elitists Feel for Wall St. Brethren

Wall Street's Economic Crimes Against Humanity

Treasury Presses Ahead With Plan for Toxic Assets


Working families struggle to make ends meet

Obama maneuvers to protect Wall Street bonuses

Launching Lifeboats Before the Ship Sinks

A Forgotten Humanitarian Disaster

U.S. unemployment rate likely around 9.5 percent: think tank

Fed to Buy Treasurys is Not a Good Sign

Rapid Declines in Manufacturing Spread Global Anxiety

Our Shame by Cindy Sheehan

We're on The Verge Of A Major Crisis : Ron Paul

Two Options To Save US Economy: Declare Default or Trigger War

Creeping Privacy Threat

IDF In Gaza: Killing Civilians, Vandalism, and Lax Rules of Engagement

Researchers find ways to sniff keystrokes from thin air

The Big Takeover

The Iraq War's Six Years of Mayhem

CIA Has 3,000 Docs on Torture Tapes

Rethink Afghanistan

Fearing unionization Wal-Mart Giving Workers $933M In Bonuses

USPS to close 2 New England district offices

Georgia's FirstCity Bank becomes 18th failure of 2009

Regulators seize two large corporate credit unions

U.S. Injecting Billions Into Foreign Central Banks

A.I.G. Sues U.S. for Return of $306 Million in Tax Payments

U.N. panel says world should ditch dollar

Jobless rate at 11.2% for veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan

Israel arrests Hamas negotiators

Keith Olbermann to bailed-out banks: Enough!

Reagan: The Great American Socialist

France: Millions strike and march against austerity

French Workers Return to Streets in Protest

Republicans Vow to Slow Bonus Bill

Is Congress Finally Ready To Seriously Tax the Rich?

The Rich Countries' Faltering "United Front"


The Threat and Danger of One World Currency

Approaching a Depression? New Twist in the Old Saga of Under-Counting the Unemployed

Which way forward for anti-war forces?

"Getting Tough" with Predator Financial Institutions

El Salvador's Left Wins Historic Election

Sarkozy Under Pressure as 'Millions' Take to Streets

Who Owns Colorado's Rainwater?

Soldiers' Accounts of Gaza Killings Raise Furor in Israel

Israel's dirty secrets in Gaza

Ex-Bush admin official: Many at Gitmo are innocent

How the Fed Failed to Tell Obama About the Bonuses

What's another $1 trillion? Fed moves to boost lending

Gulf War Illnesses Debate Rages On


Proposed Legislation H.R. 875, Would Prohibit Americans From Raising Food

We Have Seen the Enemy...

Was the Bailout Itself a Scam?

The "Card Check" Hullabaloo

House approves bill to tax AIG bonuses at 90%

Auto parts suppliers to get $5 billion in taxpayer bailout

13 firms receiving bailouts owe back taxes

Citigroup May Spend $10 Million for Executive Suite

Update - Dollar, Gold, Oil

The Secret War Against American Workers

A Disturbing D.C. Whodunit

Pentagon drafts border plan as Mexico hits US protectionism

Growing hostility in US to Afghanistan war

Obama defends Wall Street as anger grows over bonuses, bailouts

Torture and the American ruling class

National debt hits record $11 trillion

How To Destroy the Government in Three Easy Steps

Israel's American Chattel

Thousands of Haitians demonstrate to demand Aristide’s return

Does America Face the Risk of a Fascist Backlash?

Not Just Homeowners, But Renters Are Really Getting Screwed

The Most Pervasive Combat Injury Among U.S. Soldiers is Invisible -- and the Pentagon Has Tried

Preparing for Civil Unrest in America

Forget the bonuses, AIG can't repay its loans, GAO says

Who sent soldiers into an Alabama town last week?

Recession-Weary Americans Outraged by AIG Bonuses

Dodd: Treasury Officials Insisted On Weakening Bonus Provision

Rep. Dennis Kucinich Seeks Investigation of Cheney "Assassination Ring"

Obama Is Adopting Bush's Playbook In Selling the "War on Terror"

Vets Recoil at Idea of Using Insurance for Service Injuries

Venality Bites

The Real AIG Conspiracy


Military Rape Reports Rise, Prosecution Still Low

Caterpillar to Lay Off 2,454 Workers in Three States

New Evidence of Bush Torture Crimes

Indentured Servants, Circa 2009

U. S. credit card defaults rise to 20 year-high

Ghost Town: An American Nightmare

Completed Foreclosures Hit New High in February

U. S. exports falling at 49% pace as customers fade away

Blackwater back in U. S. employ

Those Hit Hardest Get No Bailout

Perp Walks Instead of Bonuses

Education About Toxic Vaccines is Sweeping the Nation

Top officials urge dialogue with Hamas

Protests greet Bush's first speech as ex-president

Russia to re-arm military as Nato expands

Cuomo: 73 AIG Executives Got $1 Million Bonuses or More

AIG bonus millionaires have left the company

Unknown Afghanistan

Winter Soldiers Speak Out in Europe


Citi, Morgan Stanley look to sidestep bonus caps: report

Citigroup CEO awarded $10. 8 million

A. I. G. Using "Suicide Strategy" to Push Bonuses

Ben Bernanke's False Analogy: "A House Burning Down"

Tide Turns Against Schools as Foreclosures Rise

The Granny Bashers

Bolivia Passes Land From Rich to Poor

Blue Dogs & Citigroup Fight the Employee Free Choice Act

Labor Union Bill Raises Broader Capitalism Issues

Selective Vision: Iran, Israel And Nuclear Arms

"The People United Will Never Be Defeated"


How the US is shifting the financial crisis onto the rest of the world

The TALF - Bernanke's Witness Protection Program 477180426

Obama administration: Guantanamo detainees have 'no constitutional rights'

Mint Suspends Gold Sales: China Warns on $ and Debt!: UBS Warns of $10K Gold

Obedience to Authority in America

FBI cited for poor freedom of information work

Foreclosures just keep on rising

Cities Are Selling Stimulus Funds to Each Other

45 percent of world's wealth destroyed in less than 1 year: Blackstone CEO

Obama Extends Sanctions Against Iran

Focus on The Gaza Blockade

CIA Report: Israel Will Fall In 20 YearsCIA Report: Israel Will Fall In 20 Years

Homeless Tent Cities Springing Up In US

Venezuela seizes rice plant from Cargill

Washington Post Is a Neocon Propaganda Sheet

The Future of Human Beings is What Matters

SPP: Updating the Militarization and Annexation of North America

Let the Thing Be Pressed

A. I. G. Planning Huge Bonuses After $170 Billion Bailout

Big Oil Tiptoes Back into Iraq

"Can My Employer Do That To Me?"

Fed reports record fall in household net worth

Sellers Will Be Required to Provide Thumbprint Before Deal Is Approved

US president remains committed to strong military

U. S. Keeps Broad Right to Detain, Retires 'Enemy Combatant'


More Companies At Risk of Failing

Reforming the Global Financial System, Flushing the Parasites

Haircut Time For Bondholders

Secret State Police Report: Ron Paul, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Libertarians are Terrorists

Mexico violence prompts new look at US gun laws

Truth Commission Is Not Enough: Why We Must Have A Criminal Investigation Into Bush's Lawlesness

Fighting Back in America's 30-Year Class War

The ‘Comfy Retirement’ Dream Has Exploded

Unemployment 'is now a national emergency'

U. S. unemployment to near 10 percent as rout worsens

U. S. jobless claims hit 654,000 last week

More than 5 million Americans collecting jobless benefits

Half of Americans Are Two Paychecks Away from Hardship

Historians in Support of the Employee Free Choice Act


The Obama Deception - The Truth Strikes Back

Bush 'executive assassination ring' reported directly to Cheney office: Seymour Hersh

David Fiderer: How Dumb Does Alan Greenspan Think We Are? Very

Is the Next Defense Budget a Stimulus Package?

Citigroup Enters Union Fray With Anti-EFCA Call

Key Obama economic adviser admits he has no answers

US bank regulator retires amid fraud scandal

Naval incidents highlight tense US-China relations

The Upcoming Political Crisis in Washington

Former Accused Iraqi Agent - Susan Lindauer, Secret Charges and The Patriot Act in Action

The Financial Crisis Pushes Europe to the Brink of Disaster

Business Rules: No Democracy, No Decency, No Unions

Rahall Proposes Bill to End All Mining in the U. S.

Listening to the G. I. Voice at Fort Lewis

Second-Class Citizens in Virginia

Give Me a Union, Not a Wheelchair: The Case for EFCA

Foreclosures up 30 percent in February

Congressional Democrats balk at rescinding tax cuts for the rich

Freddie Mac seeks $30. 8B in US aid after 4Q loss

Administration to Ask Congress to Expand Funds Available to IMF

U. S. cybersecurity head quits, citing growing role of spy agencies

Terrorist watch list hits 1 million


US companies pull out of retirement contributions

Seven states post jobless rates above 10 percent

Europe’s banks face a $2 trillion dollar shortage

The American Criminal Injustice System

Why the U. S. Under Obama Is Still a Dictatorship

UN Report Says US Rendition Policy Broke International Law

The Neocons Strike Back

Army Regs - Civilian Inmate Labor Program - pdf

Fusion Centers: Giving Cops Too Much Information?

Western military forces turning inward in anticipation of domestic unrest

The Federal Reserve is Bankrupt


Imagine by Ron Paul

1 in 50 children in US is homeless

Second Coming of Known Unknowns

US and Chinese Navies Face Off in South China Sea

Obama And US Commander Discuss Military Intervention In Mexico

Obama: Military Aggression And Attacks On Democratic Rights To Continue

Civil Unrest in America?

Modern Slavery in America

Southern Oligarchy and the Labor Unions

Corporations Step Up Drive Against Bill to Ease Unionization

World Bank predicts first decline in global output since WWII

Regulatory reports show 5 biggest banks face huge loss risk

Obama Intends To Use Signing Statements


Dow Could Hit 4,000: Video

Plunging assets cost $50,000bn

HSBC plunges over 24 percent to near 14-year low

US Downturn Dragging World Into Recession

The Economy -- Not the President -- Is Tanking the Market

Like Somali Pirates, Wall Street Holds U. S. to Ransom

GE under close watch for corporate crisis

Farm Control that will drive Organic Farms out of Business

US Continues Military Encirclement Of Russia

Controversy Over Yucca Mountain May Be Ending

Jon Stewart's rant: Santelli re(un)wound

FDIC warns US bank deposit insurance fund may tank

Army wants private firm to provide media team to support public affairs officer in Iraq

Israel annexing East Jerusalem, says EU

U. S. Army document describes Israel as 'a nuclear power'

George Bush could be next on the war crimes list

Younger and Hungrier in America

Pentagon's Unwanted Projects in Earmarks

Who Got AIG's Bailout Billions?

Treasury Official Quits Amidst Fraud Scandal


Outlaw the Shadow Banking System!

California's new budget and the social crisis in San Diego

Top U. S., European Banks Got $50 Billion in AIG Aid

Merrill Lynch probes $400m trader loss

Defending the profits of the health care industry

Media Blackout on Single-Payer Healthcare

The U. S. Financial System Is Effectively Insolvent

America Loses 23,000 Jobs Every Day

Movement spreads to boycott Israel

CIA Confirmed Videotapes Depict "Enhanced Interrogation Methods"

Why Did So Few Americans Give a Damn?

Supreme Court Upholds President’s Power To Indefinitely Detain People Without Charge


The credit crunch tent city which has returned to haunt America

Barack Obama bets the farm in $4 trillion poker game

Gaza homes destruction 'wanton'

Trickle Down Misery

U. S. Military Aid to Israel

AIG: Billions Dished Out in the Dark

Hell Hath No Fury Like an Imperialist Scorned

Defense Contractors Gird for Fight

Unemployment Jumps to 8. 1 Percent as Job Loss Accelerates

Job Forecast for College Seniors: Grimmer Than Ever

House Approves Mortgage Bankruptcy Overhaul

Tens of Thousands of Troops Have Traumatic Brain Injury, Officials Say

Obama-linked think tank calls for US “nuclear umbrella” in Middle East

Retirement funds in danger for millions of Americans

The collapse of General Motors

The Wall Street Criminals Are Still Running Free, Stealing Billions

Is the Future Going Down the Drain? Baby Boomers Going Bust

Food stamp enrollment jumps to record 31. 8 million

US private sector cuts 697,000 jobs

Supreme Court Strikes Down FDA Pre-emption

Fed Refuses to Release Bank Data, Insists on Secrecy

CIA Prisons to Be Evaluated in One-Year Review by Senate Panel

Panetta: No one to be punished for interrogations

Baxter admits sending live avian flu viruses to subcontrator

New Cold War on Hold?

Hidden Pension Fiasco May Foment Another $1 Trillion Bailout


16,000 Unopened Claims Letters Hidden at VA Offices

Truth Commission May Not Lead to Prosecutions

Bush Memos on Presidential Power Shock Legal Experts

War Crimes and Double Standards

GM auditors: 'Substantial doubt' company can stay afloat

Conyers Cuts a Deal With Rove, Miers

1 in 5 Mortgages Are Underwater

As Markets Slump, U. S. Tries to Halt Cycle of Fear

A Shattering Moment In America's Fall From Power

Ron Paul: "We Will Remain a Pariah in the Middle East"

How Wall Street Paid For Its Own Funeral

1/3 Of America Is Crazy: They Think Their Jobs Are Safe

US top court: FDA-approved labels no legal shield

Diebold Voting System Has 'Delete' Button for Erasing Audit Logs

U. S. still perpetuates racism

Don't Disenfranchise Millions

Some Doctors Attempt to Silence Internet Critics

Obama Expands War, Slaps Peace Voters


Justice Department to Reveal More Bush Administration Legal Memos

Memos Provide Blueprint for Police State

How Close the Bush Bullet

Auto sales plunge 42 percent

US Justice Department memos: the specter of military dictatorship

US vehicle sales plummet

Let AIG Go Bankrupt, Not America

Bernanke Says U. S. May Need to Expand Bank Rescue

Radio chip coming soon to your driver's license?

America's Fiscal Collapse

Playing the Banking Game

Obama’s Coalition of the Unwilling

Toxins ’R’ Us

Billions Dished Out in the Shadows

Obama: Bush government tried to undermine unions

Ethnic Cleansing and Israel

Wars, Endless Wars

Chicago Rushes Head First Into 'Limitless' Surveillance


Justice Memos Gave Bush Total Power

Secret Bush Memos Released: Read Them Here!

Bush-era memo claims unfettered rendition powers

Bush Administration Memos Claimed Vast War Powers

Bush Lawyers Approved Constitution-Free Domestic Military Ops, Docs Show

Chicago Rushes Head First Into 'Limitless' Surveillance

SOCOM: the covert army of the US

As unemployment hits double digits, California lurches towards depression

US stocks hit lowest level in 12 years

Former Guantanamo guard details prisoner abuse

Hillary Clinton reprises “peace process” fraud

The Recession and the 'Deserving Poor'

A. I. G. Reports Loss of $61. 7 Billion as U. S. Gives More Aid

Dow Below 6,800; Lowest Close Since '97


The American Media Misdiagnosis

Worst job losses in 60 years expected

Credit Card Charge-Offs At Record High In January

While the Economy Tanks, the President's Team Dawdles

Scientists' Stem Cell Breakthrough Could End Ethical Dilemma

Gates: Iran "Not Close" to Nuclear Weapon

Senator Hatch's secret ties to drugmakers exposed

CIA destroyed nearly 100 interrogation tapes

Washington in conflict with Afghan president over early poll

“Enemy combatant” indicted to block Supreme Court review

With Iraq plan, Obama embraces US militarism

16 US banks collapse in just two months

Buffett: Economy will remain in 'shambles'

Is A Major War A Possibility In 2009?

A Banana Republic By 2012?

Who Will Rescue Us?474161973

25% Slash for Defense Spending Needed Now

Chavez Orders Army To Seize Venezuela Rice Mills

Mortgage Delinquencies Jump 50 Percent

Propping Up a House of Cards

AIG to get up to extra $30 billion in Fed assistance

French professor sacked over 9/11 'conspiracy' theory

US Senate panel to probe interrogations, in secret

Declassified NATO documents describing the West's war strategy in Afghanistan

MI5 Alert On Bank Riots


The Dictionary of American Empire-Speak

Dow Jones Industrial Average marks worst February point drop in history

'Mass Layoffs' Soared In January

Ron Paul On The Collapse Of Capitalism

Students occupy New York University

Firms Defraud Government but Get New US Contracts

Court Rejects Obama Bid to Stop Wiretapping Suit

Obama to Overturn Bush "Right to Conscience" Rule

U. S. officials move to end Bush healthcare rule

Pitt, CMU money managers arrested in fraud

Problem bank list tops 250

Citigroup Stock Costs Less Than Their ATM Fee

United States Now Citigroup Largest Shareholder

Citi Gets Third Rescue as U. S. Plans to Raise Stake

U. S. Economy: GDP Shrinks 6. 2%, More Than Estimate

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