Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Common Man News 4/2009

News for the common man because the elite already know!



Swine flu, pigs and profits

Spanish judge starts Guantanamo torture probe

US to Take Majority GM Stake

Detainees Can Pursue Suit Against CIA

Washington’s concerns grow amid Iraqi anger over US raid

Contract betrayal will give UAW majority ownership in Chrysler

Imagine a World Without Seafood for Supper -- It's Nearer Than You Think

Obama's 100 Days -- The Mad Men Did Well

Waterboarding the Rule of Law

The criminalization of journalism

Involuntary quarantine an option if swine flu explodes into epidemic


Many SOA Grads Become Latin Death Squad Killers

Hungry and Without Options in New York

Further evidence of huge Iraqi death toll

Europe faces ever deepening recession

Wall Street pay back to pre-crash levels

Pentagon Prepared for Flu Outbreak

US military 'posturing itself' to respond to flu outbreak

Hospitals Cutting Services, Staff Amid Recession

Union Activist Appointed to Labor Department

Iraq swimming in blood once again

LA settles May Day clash lawsuits


The Pentagon's Cyber Command: Formidable Infrastructure arrayed against the American People

New York man receives 6-year “terror” sentence for Hezbollah TV broadcasts

US jobless claims soar, home sales decline

4 more banks fail, lifting this year's tally to 29

ACLU: US Attorney used GPS to track cell phones

Obama Rejects Truth Panel

New York makes students pay for budget crisis

As watchdog warns of bailout fraud Obama meets with bank, credit card executives

Chrysler Financial executives refused loans to avoid compensation caps

Chrysler could file for bankruptcy as early as this week

IMF issues grim forecasts for 2009

Right-wing threatens Obama over torture charges

US Cities Increasing Use of Armed Mercenaries to Replace Police

Foreclosures Take Health Along With Homes

Bank of America Pressured to Complete Merger With Merrill Lynch

FEMA: National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09)

US may drop AIPAC staffers espionage case

Nobel laureate accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

Norway lawyers to charge Olmert with war crimes

German “bad banks” plan to boost financial profits

BBC bows once again before the pro-Israel lobby

Bush, top cabinet officials monitored torture of detainees

The "New Great Game" in Eurasia is being fought in its "Buffer Zones"

How Bush's Torture Helped al-Qaeda

Obama: Beyond Savior or Trickster


What the New York Times unwittingly reveals about the war in Afghanistan

Torture memos provoke deepening political crisis

Democratic defender of NSA spying was wiretapped in Israeli spy probe

Obama Proposes $100 Billion Loan for IMF

Meltdown losses of '$4 trillion'

UK retail inflation turns negative

Big banks have a big credit problem

The Pulitzer-Winning Investigation That Dare Not Be Uttered on TV

Stock Market Bulls Have Got it Wrong, Warns Nouriel Roubini

The Housing Bust Takes Center-stage

When Fascism Came to America

How Can You Trust the Cowardly BBC?

Obama Stands Nuremberg on Its Head

Thievery Under the TARP

Fort Detrick disease samples may be missing

Strip-Searching Students Illegal? Supreme Court Not So Sure

Bush-Era Rule Grants FBI Unprecedented Investigative

Cable Giants Continue Hoping No One Will Notice Their Attempts to Destroy the Internet

Barack Obama, Torture, and Habeas Corpus: Unsurprised but Shocked

Housing Bubble Smackdown: Bigger Crash Ahead


Chrysler Turned Down Government Loan Over Limits on Executive Pay

Obama's Real Plan in Latin America

General Motors accelerates job cuts as bankruptcy deadline approaches

Obama reassures CIA no prosecutions planned

Obama’s adviser in Trinidad: the real face of ‘change’

Americas Summit ends with no agreement on economic crisis

Fortune 500: Exxon Mobil back on top

'Superweed' explosion threatens Monsanto heartlands

Shortages of ammo and gun accessories cropping up nationwide

Obama Urges C.I.A. Not to Be Discouraged by Torture Memos

The economics, and politics, of auto workers' wages


Predators starve as we plunder oceans

Members of Congress Working to Curtail Powers of Patriot Act

Tons of Released Drugs Taint US Water

White House bars prosecution of Bush officials who authorized torture

San Diego imposes drastic cuts on city workers

New NSA domestic spying exposed as Obama stonewalls court challenges

Head of Obama’s auto task force linked to investment fraud

Torture memos reveal brutality of US imperialism

China buys less U.S. debt as reserve growth slows

The Real Story Behind "Tent City" -- and How the Media Get It Wrong

FBI and States Vastly Expand DNA Databases

CIA fears torture prosecutions

Injured War Zone Contractors Fight to Get Care

Secretive Plans for the Issuing of a Global Currency

"More Were Wiretapped Than We've Been Led to Believe": FBI Whistleblower

Employee Free Choice Act: Questions and Answers

Black Liquor Tax Boondoggle May Net Billions for Papermakers

NC unemployment hits new record 10.8%

Calif. unemployment surges to record 11.2%

US regulators close American Sterling Bank, 24th of year

Police delete London tourists' photos 'to prevent terrorism'

Canada: In Service To The Pentagon And NATO At Home And Abroad


Surge in foreclosures, production cuts signal deepening slump in US

Obama at the Americas summit: A bid to revive US hegemony

Obama exonerates CIA torturers

Delusions of Omnipotence

Union wins contract with Wal-Mart

Figures show crisis is global & worsening

Public Outrage Over Bank of America's Practices Heats Up

Making Rainwater Harvesting Illegal

10 Horrifying Excerpts From the Just-Released CIA Torture Memos

Md. Guard Issues Warning to Staff about Local TEA Party Protesters

Low-Path Bird Flu Confirmed in Kentucky

Maryland Inmates Might Become Crab Pickers

Obama Protecting Bush from Spain?

The Year of Cockeyed Optimism

Ethiopia / USA / Somali Pirates' Cover-Up

Officials Say US Wiretaps Exceeded Law

Bush's Hypocrisy on War Crimes


A Fight Rages Over a Tool Called "Cram Down"

Iraq Study: Executions Are Leading Cause of Death

Spanish attorney general: No torture probe of 'Bush 6'

Obama administration likely to redact Bush torture memos

NSA spied on member of Congress; broke new laws, targeted Americans

As Obama pledges more bailouts, US banks step up home foreclosures

Obama and the pirates: the glorification of state violence

The Student Loan Industry Pushes Back

NRC Says It Can't Ban Importation of Nuclear Waste

Administration Debates Release of New Torture Details


The Corporatization of Public Education

US economy goes back to 1955 as deflation returns

New wave of job losses feared across Europe

Obama administration issues warning over right-wing extremists

Aid Rots Outside Gaza

Wall Street Sharks Circle the UAW

US Has Won a Huge Victory

Taxing Matters

State budget cuts in US produce widespread suffering

Obama pledges more bank bailouts, cuts in social programs

More Americans wary of U.S. tax man this year

Stores suffer big drop in March sales

Obama's Windfall Taxes Shift: First Broken Promise

America's 20% Unemployment Rate

911 A Fait Accompli – Pay Attention to Political Science!

9/11 Thermite

It's Back To Colonial Warfare

Differing Views of the "Rule of Law" in Spain and the U.S.

The Bush Six to Be Indicted

Israel’s Racist in Chief

Endgame for Gramm?

Tax Day: You Pay Your Taxes -- Why Don't the Rich Pay Their Share?

Panetta's Defense of CIA Interrogators Undercut by New DoJ Disclosures

S.E.C. to Review Whether Bank of America Broke the Law

Vatican vetoes Barack Obama's nominees for US ambassador

They've got your number

Dream job: $21.5M - to do nothing at all!

US vying to 'hand-pick' Afghan president


Department of Homeland Security Document Predicts Violence in Response to New Gun Restrictions

Homeland Security on guard for 'right-wing extremists'

War, Oil and Gas Pipelines: Turkey is Washington’s Geopolitical Pivot

White House pushing GM toward bankruptcy

Obama moves to block court access for detainees in Afghanistan

Biden And Nixon: A Tale Of Two Latin American Experiences


Fending Off the Mortgage Industry

Indictment of Bush Officials May Come in Days

Russia test-fires intercontinental missile

Colombian Fact-Finding Mission "Shocked"

Banks accused of profiteering as they triple mortgage margins

Bailed-out banks face probe over fee hikes

Obama Administration Endorses Continued Spying on Americans

New York police attack protesting New School students

Pentagon holds war game simulating world financial crisis

Auto workers’ jobs & pensions threatened

Wage-freeze protest shuts Greece down

France: Workers seize bosses to save jobs

A Solar Revolution May Be Coming to Your Town

Fair Elections Now (Or a Donor Strike?)

Is Gates Channeling Cheney on Iraq with "Last Gasp" Remark?


Nato 60th summit in Strasbourg marred by street battles and arson

The Great Geithner Coverup

Federal Reserve tells banks to not reveal results of 'stress test'

Virginia Fusion Center Releases “Homegrown Terrorism” Document

Inventing the Terrorist Threat

The Economic Crisis: No, this will not be a Normal Cyclical Recovery

Who is behind Moldova's Twitter Revolution?

Israeli Scholar Disputes Founding Myth

Letter to Obama: Revive Lincoln's Monetary Policy

Should Obama Control the Internet?

You are being lied to about pirates

U.S. shipped 989 munitions containers to Israel week before Gaza invasion


Mass layoffs threaten New York state and city employees

Obama seeks $83.4 billion to continue US wars

The Obama administration and torture

Banks aren't reselling many foreclosed homes

Social Security's Surplus Disappearing Fast in Downturn

No credible evidence of Al Qaeda presence in Pakistan, says FO

$75 Billion More in War Spending?

CIA Videos Predated Bush Memo

Food Industry Is Pursuing Big Tobacco's Strategy

How the Toxic Asset Plan Will Magically Make Your Money Disappear

Cape Fear Bank of Wilmington, N.C. fails; 22nd of year

US budget deficit hits one trillion dollars in first half of 2009

Many of the Jobless Get No Unemployment Benefits

Free Clinics Flooded With Newly Uninsured Patients

America's 20 Percent Unemployment Rate

Crimes That Deserve Punishment

Anti-Empire Report by Bill Blum

Appomattox Again


More Squatters Are Calling Foreclosures Home

US Citizens Caught Up in Immigration Sweeps

Getting a Death Grip on Memory

Obama 'absolutely' supports move to dismiss wiretapping suit

The banks are too powerful and they are ruining the rescue plan

Moody's Downgrades The Whole Country

Traces of explosives in 9/11 dust, scientists say

Hijacking of US ship raises threat of intervention in Somalia

Supreme Court limits right of union workers to sue for discrimination

G8 document on world hunger warns of global instability

Economic decline deepens in Europe, with German exports in free fall

The looting of America

U.S. planes with Israeli pilots bombed Sudan

Workers lose jobs

The Time to Protest Is Now! Rally to Break Up the Banks

Lawsuit Alleges Firms Sold Iraq Chemical Weapons

A System From Hell

Living Large and in Charge

'Holy Hell' Over Torture Memos

Halliburton: $150m Bribe 'Traced to Zurich'

Ex-CIA operative tied to Cuba bombings: jury

'Will you open fire on UK citizens' Army personnel being asked

Dutch TV show exonerates Osama bin Laden

Quiet Push to Recognize Suffrage Site

On Anniversary of Saddam's Fall, Iraqi Protesters Vent Against US

The Drugs of Capitalism


Eurasian Crossroads: The Caucasus In US-NATO War Plans

Goodbye GWOT, Hello OCOs

CIA director providing cover for advisers complicit in agency torture: report

Murder Trumps Torture Says Bugliosi

Jury finds Colorado professor was fired for political views, wins wrongful termination suit

Red Cross report details CIA war crimes

Pentagon budget envisions a series of Iraq-style wars

The UAW’s silence

Herbs Declared "Hazardous" in Thailand to Protect Pesticide Profits

Fed sees economy sliding further

"I am under a lot of pressure to not diagnose PTSD"

Congress Pushing Covert Bailout to Save Big Finance and Screw Homeowners

Congressional Panel Suggests Firing Managers, Liquidating Banks

Picketers hit Bank of America

Youths rally at banks, legislature

Angry protests target Wall Street


Americans Feel 15.6% Unemployment as Underemployment Surges

Cities Collapsing throughout the USA

21st Century Internment Camps: Disaster relief or civil rights disaster?

The War on Yugoslavia, 10 Years Later

US expands war into Pakistan

Obama stages surprise visit amid renewed bloodshed in Iraq

American Sovereignty Shredded At G-20 Summit - Health Freedom & All Freedoms Jeopardized

U.S. Muslims Still Under Siege

The Business of War

Suicide Spike for U.S. Soldiers

Bernanke's Financial Rescue Plan: The growing prospect of a U.S. default

Geithner Bank Plan Faces New Wave Of Criticism

Democrats and War Escalation

How Toxic Burn Pits Are Making US Troops Sick

Schwarzenegger Official Tries to "Snow" Public With Drought Claims


House Preparing To Legalize Payday Loans With 391% APRs

Estimated U.S. taxpayer cost for bailout jumps

Russian confirms Korea satellite launch, urges restraint

How Freedom Was Lost

The Glide-path to Destitution

Filling the Skies with Assassins

Report Calls CIA Detainee Treatment "Inhuman"

Obama pursues US strategic interests in Turkey

Supreme Court rejects appeal by Mumia Abu-Jamal for new trial

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac executives to receive millions in bonuses

The mass shootings in America

Rapid Economic Contraction May Lead to New Wars and Radicalized Politics

Price Gouging for Internet Use: Coming To a Town Near You?

Spain Investigates What America Should

Another Bush Intelligence Failure

The Geithner-Summers Plan is Even Worse Than We Thought


Resist or Become Serfs

$500K homes now selling for $200,000

Obama moves to block challenge to wiretapping program

The Financial New World Order: Towards a Global Currency and World Government

NATO backs US escalation of war in Central Asia

Obama's Wall Street cabinet

Syria Calling

US watchdog calls for bank executives to be sacked

Geithner Says US Jobless Rate Likely to Climb

Shell in court over alleged role in Nigeria executions

Israeli MANIACS Attack Palestinian Civilians

Thousands flee bomb attacks by US drones

Boom Times for Criminal SyndicatesBoom Times for Criminal Syndicates

Cowardice in the Time of Torture

G-20 European Summit Could Trigger ‘Summer of Rage’


Workers occupy car parts factories in England and Northern Ireland

Behind the surge on Wall Street

Procuring Academics for Empire

The Secrets of Obama's Surge

It was Never about Democracy

Barbaric Israel

Mass Protest In Rome Over Financial Crisis

Times threatens to shut down Globe Unless Unions Give $20 Million in Concessions

Banks could bet on toxic assets with taxpayers' money

Administration Seeks an Out On Bailout Rules for Firms

Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe

GMO Proliferation Bills in the US Congress

Proof that Geithner's Bank Plan Is a Massive Giveaway

Gitmo Lawyer Facing 6 Months in Prison For Writing Letter to Obama

What About the Billions in off-the-Books Toxic Assets?

Bleak outlook for US workers as jobless rate hits 26-year high

Obama hails the new world order

Phoenix police raid home of blogger who is highly critical of them

Summers Received Hundreds Of Thousands In Speaking Fees From TARP Recipients


US Judge, Foreign Detainees "Have US Right"

FHA Sees Rise in Defaults on Its Mortgages

Commodifying Kids: The Forgotten Crisis

'Torture Memo' May Finally Go Public

Detroit schools plan new round of closings, layoffs

Obama’s “Path to Viability for GM & Chrysler”: The ruthless language of Wall Street

Wall Street celebrates accounting rule changes designed to hide losses

Cheney has moles in Obama Administration, reporter says

Israel's war crimes

U.S. Debtor Meets G20 Creditors at the Dollar's Funeral

G20 Leaders Begin Talks to Bury 'Free' Markets

The Rise and Rise of the Neo-Taliban

Fake Faith and Epic Crimes

A summit that shows the new balance of power

House passes bill giving FDA power over tobacco ads, sales

One in 10 Americans gets help from U.S. to buy food

Credit card charge-offs hit record high in February

Watchdogs: Treasury won't disclose bank bailout details

Army lied about how my son died in Iraq

10,000 More GIs May be Afghanistan-bound

Labor Board Says Republic Windows Violated Laws


Out West, a New Kind of Water War

The Crisis of College Affordability

US property prices down 29% and still falling fast

US Companies cut an estimated 742,000 workers in March

Alarming News: Bank Losses Spreading!

Triple Canopy: Obama's Blackwater

Tasers Are the New Killers: Watch Their Popularity Surge!

Terror as a Tool of Empire

Military Escalation and Obama's "War on Terrorism"

The Quiet Coup

European Workers Rebel as G-20 Looms

Stimulus Dollars to Be Released for Schools

Concerns Raised About Coastal Levels of Flame-Retardant Chemicals

Unions Demand Geithner Fire Bank of America CEO

Obama's Busted Bank Bailout

G20 protests: Rioters loot RBS as demonstrations turn violent

G20 protests: riot police clash with demonstrators


Flint, Michigan: Gov. Considering Abandoning Parts of City, Cutting Off Police and Fire Service

Bush Aides Changed Watchdog Report

DOJ Watchdog "Revising" Critical Report on John Yoo's Legal Work on Torture

Detroit auto workers denounce Obama's concession demands

Media backs Obama’s assault on US auto workers

OECD paints bleak picture of global economy

Government website now offers 'suicide warning signs' for victims of recession

Banks Starting to Walk Away on Foreclosures

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Fell by a Record 19%

$296 Billion in Overruns in U.S. Weapons Programs

Pentagon war spending hits $685.7 billion: GAO

US opens route to Afghanistan through Russia's backyard

Cars, Banks and Confusion

Seattle’s Lessons for London

Where’s the Outrage Over Workers Getting the Shaft?

We’re Paying Congress for This?

Obstruction of Justice

In for a Penny, In for $2.98 Trillion

8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement

Auto Gets Tough Love, While Wall Street Feels the Love

Economic crisis fueling civil unrest in US

Hundreds of French workers take bosses hostage

Calif. Tent City Residents Required to Wear Wristbands

'How to break through police lines'

Tensions High as EPA Reasserts Mining Authority

The Silence Surrounding Sri Lanka

Wars Abroad Continue at Home

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