Friday, May 1, 2009

Common Man News 5/2009

News for the common man because the elite already know!



US: Army base ordered on stand-down after multiple suicides

Torture photos: US soldiers raped, sodomized Iraqi prisoners

Wall Street throws General Motors into bankruptcy

‘Settlement’ exposes politician-financier corruption

Is Larry Summers Taking Kickbacks From the Banks He's Bailing Out?

US Army moves to DEFCON 2

Indictment Alleges Trafficking in Foreign Workers

Unemployment Increase Continues to Propel Foreclosure Crisis

Fear and Looting in America: Are We Really Out of Money?

West Plots To Supplant United Nations With Global NATO

Educating Ourselves to Oblivion

US, Koreas prepare for peninsula war

Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape'

US Supreme Court ruling curbs ‘identity theft’ arrests of immigrants

Credit card ‘bill of rights’ puts few restraints on banks

New York ‘terror’arrests: another government-orchestrated plot

Unknown Cold-War-Era Conspiracy Comes to Light

Who Are the Shadow Warriors?

Deadly Salmonella: Frozen Food's Newest Ingredient

Iraq redux? Obama seeks funds for Pakistan super-embassy

Colonizing Culture


Exploding Debt Threatens America

Home prices fall at record pace in first quarter

The Next Leg Down

The Global Struggle Against U.S. Military Posts

Supreme Court: Suspects Can Be Interrogated Without Lawyer

France Opens Military Base in Persian Gulf

Bilderberg Plan for 2009: Remaking the Global Political Economy

US media ignores threat to democratic rights

Monsanto's Terminator Making a Comeback? Enter the Zombie!

Equal Rights Amendment Still Brings Out Ranters

GM Continues Efforts to Cut Labor Costs

EPA Mining Decisions Favor Coal Industry

Shell On Trial for Human Rights Abuse


Victor Agosto refuses orders to deploy to Afghanistan

Six Ways the Financial Bailout Scams Taxpayers

Intimidation Nation: How US Employers Fight Unions

Pro-Israel forces attempt to silence professor

Senate Approves $91 Billion Funding Bill for Iraq, Afghan Wars

Haiti’s hunger made in USA

U.S. military budget saps economy

Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation

Harvard study backs bottle concern

Obama orders Gates to update plan for Iran strike

Neocon Calls for Military Strikes on Media

U.S. Navy to conduct human clinical trials of H1N1 flu vaccine

Government Experiments on U.S. Soldiers

U.S. Jobless Rate May Soon Top Europe's

Cheney Intervened in CIA Inspector General's Torture Probe

Cheney Goofs on Israel

Obama Issues Signing Statement After Creating Financial Investigative Panel

Bogus "Solutions" to the Financial Crisis

The American Way: In Defense of George W. Bush

Mass layoffs threaten San Francisco city workers

World economy in freefall

The Obama-Cheney “debate” and the threat of dictatorship in America

Involuntary Military Service Under the Radar

Florida bank collapses - firms swoop in

Another $7.5 billion bailout for GMAC

NYT Helps the Bushies, Again

Why Goldman Sachs Is the Greediest and Most Dastardly of the Wall Street Pigs

KBR Kills

Obama administration sides with Bush officials against outed CIA agent

The Pressure of an Expanding War


Teachers protest in Los Angeles as more budget cuts loom

Israeli police target young people for refusing military service

Biden in the Balkans: US asserts interests in shattered region

Detroit students demonstrate against school restructuring

US military denies atrocity in Afghanistan’s Farah province

Netanyahu At The White House: Not Yet Change We Can Believe In

Kucinich Demands Chrysler Explain Plant- Closing Confusion

Are Wall Street speculators driving up gasoline prices?

Judge says US can hold prisoners indefinitely

The Trials of Ehren Watada

U.S. forces war on Pakistan, creates huge refugee crisis

Fired workers keep up organizing drive

Auto barons slash more jobs

Senate votes to block funds for Guantanamo closure

The Weimar Hyperinflation? Could it Happen Again?

U.S. military: Heavily armed and medicated

US treasury secretary rejects limits on executive pay

Supreme Court shields Bush administration officials from torture lawsuit

Panetta and Washington’s endless war

Wall St. and the Media Are Trying to Make Us Forget Who Started the Financial Crash

The Bad Guys of Subprime Lending Are Raking in Bailout Billions

Divisions in Labor Undercut Employee Free Choice Act


Housing Construction Plunges to Record Low in April

Unexceptional Americans

White House relies on UAW to ram through GM job cuts, concessions

The Disease of Permanent War

G.M. Seeks More Imports From Low-Wage Regions

Netanyahu stands firm against demands from Barack Obama

Hersh claims Bhutto was killed on Cheney's orders


FBI Infiltrated Iowa Anti-War Group Before GOP Convention

Scathing Watchdog Report Blasts SEC Oversight

Supreme Court rejects torture suit against Mueller, Ashcroft

Twelve Bush lawyers face disbarment complaints

The Monsanto Connection

Bigger, Bloodier Wars Equal Peace and Justice

Food Companies Are Placing the Onus for Safety on Consumers

Court Orders Parents to Poison Their 13-Year-Old Child with Chemotherapy

Flu Bug

Obama Dares Judge to Order Release of NSA Spy Document

Xe Mercenaries Fired at Kabul Car

Health Care Lobby Won Billions in Stimulus

Afghan Civilian Deaths: Who Is to Blame?

Our President, Our War?

Through Boom and Bust: Minorities, Immigrants and Homeownership

The Cure for Layoffs: Fire the Boss

Patriot Act Overrides Constitution Across America

Pro-Israel Mouthpiece Says Freedom of Speech Dangerous

Anger at Obama Guantanamo Ruling


Gov’t attacks Katrina survivors’ housing

Stocks still face deflationary collapse: Prechter

Leaked GM document shows automaker plans to sell China-built cars to U.S. consumers

US-Latin American Relations in a Time of Rising - Militarism, Protectionism and Pillage

Canada & the Caribbean

A H1N1 Pandemic: Pig to Human Transmission?

Obama on torture photos: cover-up and complicity

Card Check and Gut Check

White House Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Lt. Ehren Watada Wins Victory; Legal Limbo Continues


US Preparing For War With Russia

New York City demands rent from the homeless

US economic crisis deepens

Obama bows to Republican right and military on torture photos

US: Cuts in Social Security, Medicare to pay for bank bailouts

GM Europe and the global fight for jobs

Pundits Blame You for Bush and Cheney's Torture Policies

Baucus Healthcare Plan: Arrest Doctors, Nurses

Indefinite Detention Weighed

When PTSD Comes Marching Home

Actual Bailout May Exceed $10 Trillion

FDA To General Mills: Cheerios Are a Drug

Bush Failure To Disclose Waterboarding Appears To Violate Law

CBS Pro-Drone Propaganda

April foreclosures rise 32 percent


Pipelineistan Goes Af-Pak

Swine Flu May Be Human Error, Scientist Says

Actual U.S. Unemployment: 15.8%

Becoming What We Seek to Destroy

US sacks top commander in Afghanistan

It Is Getting Very Serious Now

Democrats Give Wall Street a Big, Wet Kiss

The Bankrupt Debate Over Bankrupting Our Children

US: 12 million children face hunger and food insecurity

Pakistan war fuels international tensions

Student anti-war conference links war at home, abroad

Progressive reporter convicted of felonies

Prosecuting Torture: Is Time Really Running Out?

Why Is the Supreme Court So Callous About Privacy?

Obama: Use Our Money to Build Car Factories Abroad

Ethnic Cleansing in East Jerusalem is Not a Paranoid Worry

Dems About to Pass the Filibuster Barrier

US accused of using 'illegal' white phosphorus on Afghan civilians

A Woman at the Edge

Cheney Learned Iran-Contra Lessons


CIA memo cites 40 Congressional briefings on torture

Wall Street rallies as unemployment rate soars

Bill Deagle MD on CIA Weaponized FLU.

The Anti-Empire Report

Afghans Riot Over Air-strike Atrocity

Federal Government to Regulate the Internet and Social Networking

Banks Blocking Way Out of Foreclosure Crisis

Jobs Picture

Huge U.S. camp arises in Afghan Desert of Death

Pentagon's Black Budget Grows to More Than $50 Billion

"Where Is the World Headed?"

"They Frankly Own the Place"

American Bankers Have Learned Nothing!

Bank demolishes new Southern California homes, citing low profit-potential

US bank stress tests rigged to benefit Wall Street

Stanford Antiwar Alumni, Students Call for Condi War Crimes Probe

Betting on a Global Crapshoot

Wells Fargo freezes traditional pension plan

Phoenix-area bankruptcy filings jump 91%

Dole sued over links to Colombian death squads

Everyday is Doomsday in Washington

Laying the Groundwork for Violence

US Justice Department report urges no prosecution over torture memos

AIG Bonuses Nearly Four Times Larger Than Originally Disclosed

Is a Cheney Cover-Up Scandal Brewing?

Israeli activist to be jailed for caring

Who Will Stop AIPAC Before it is Too Late?

Subprime Lobbyists in $370M Battle


Economic Casualties Pile Into Tent Cities

Revealed: U.S. Interrogators May Have Killed Dozens of Detainees

Bush Officials Try to Alter Ethics Report

Marines and Multinational Forces Train in Florida

Will NorthCom take over in Swine Flu Outbreak?

The Obama recovery

US companies mobilize to block limits on corporate tax dodges


Ten Stressed Banks Will Need More Capital

Pakistani army flattening villages as it battles Taliban

US planes 'kill Afghan civilians'

UN probe finds Israel guilty of war crimes

Chrysler bankruptcy sets stage for assault on GM workers

Obama administration spearheads wage cuts for American workers

What is the Unites States preparing in Pakistan?

May Day of Pain and of Hope

What To Do When the Bailout Fails

Students Downsize College Dreams

Analyzing Obama's War Budget Numbers


'One More Bubble!'

Combat Operations in Fallujah

Obama administration indicates military commission trials to resume

Appeals court rejects Obama state secrets claim in rendition case

Media sensationalism, corporate power and the swine flu outbreak

The New Homeless

60 anti-torture activists arrested at White House

Inflatable mortuaries and 'express' funerals planned for flu pandemic

The Hush-Hush Story: Why They Tortured

Workers’ struggles heat up in Europe

Government goes on trial for Katrina flooding

Police terrorism, the global economic crisis: Impact on workers, oppressed

US Supreme Court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act

Military investigations whitewash Israeli war crimes

Workers denounce UAW concessions as Chrysler shutters its factories

Obama administration seeks extraordinary military powers in Pakistan

FDIC Closes N.J.-Based Citizens Community Bank; 31st Failure of 2009

FDIC closes Ga.-based Silverton Bank, NA; 30th failure of 2009, 6th in Georgia

Regulators close Utah-based America West Bank

Senate Refuses to Let Judges Fix Mortgages in Bankruptcy

US Senate rejects anti-foreclosure measure opposed by banks

9/11 Commission Memo: 'Executive Branch Minders' Intimidation of Witnesses'

Thought police muscle up in Britain

Report: Two Psychologists Responsible for Devising CIA Torture Methods

New Prison May Have to Be Built, Gates Says

Health Freedom Advocates Must Oppose Threats to US Sovereignty To Stop Codex


The credit card crisis and the false promise of the Obama administration

Unemployment takes growing toll in New York City

Racist unemployment patterns exposed in ‘job sprawl’ study

Chrysler to File for Bankruptcy

Travelers screened at Mexico-U.S. border for flu

Fulton County 'Ready to Vaccinate a Million People In 48 Hours'

Ga. gov signs flu bill with 'state or emergency' for pandemic

Mass. Senate approves pandemic flu bill with quarantine powers

DHS Sets Guidelines For Possible Swine Flu Quarantines

Supreme Court Conservatives Criticize Voting Rights Law

Human Rights in the Dust

Politics and economics dominate response to swine flu epidemic

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Declined

Credit Card Companies Snatch Social Security Payments

U.S. Home Prices Continued to Decline in February:

GM to Eliminate More Than 1,000 Underperforming Dealers

U.S. Economy Shrank at 6.1% Rate in First Quarter:

US Exports Fall By 30%

Flying Pigs, Tamiflu and Factory Farms

Cheney's Twisted World

Obama and America del Sur: A 'New Relationship?

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