Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Common Man News 7/2009

News for the common man because the elite already know!



Chalmers Johnson, Dismantling the Empire

Obama's Homeland Security chief invokes "terror threat"

Pennsylvania state workers go without pay

California governor imposes new cuts in social programs

US-China talks: a fragile relationship

The Long Term Effects of Genetically Modified Food on Humans

The San Francisco 8 -- No More!

The Day the President Turned Black

Policy Would Allow Chicago Cops to Shoot At Fleeing Cars

Top-secret Obama safe-house leaked on LimeWire

Obama Homeland Security Plans to Expand Bush Initiatives

Military Poised to Help FEMA Battle Swine Flu Outbreak

The Debtor's Dance: the U.S.-China Exchange


Speculators Blamed for Oil Price Spikes

What Enron and WorldCom Can Teach Us About Goldman and AIG

Judge: Swine flu good cause to suspend some constitutional rights

Third World Scene With an American Setting

Why You Can't Trust Your Health Insurer

Bill Kristol admits govt.-run health care can be better than private

Obama escalates assault on public education

Administration's Plan for Underage Detainee

Afghanistan: Training Ground for War on Russia

Martial Law and the Militarization of Public Health

CEOs Get One-Third of All Pay

Racist Web Posts Traced to Homeland Security

Rachel Corrie Documentary Sparks Uproar at Jewish Film Festival

US Escalates War Plans In Latin America

Minimum Wage Stuck in the 1950S

A Spike in Homeless Families

Rich Have Highest Wealth, Lowest Taxes Since 1929

School of Coups

The Real Unemployment Rate Hits a 68-Year High

BlackBerry maker: UAE partner's update was spyware

Bush Administration Debated Using Military On U.S. Soil In Terror Sweeps

Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Patient

The Wall Street Rally: Watch Your Wallets

The High-Powered Hidden Support for Honduras's Coup

Obama's View of Education Is Stuck in Reverse

As jobless claims rise, Wall Street celebrates corporate profit reports

Israeli soldiers reveal Gaza war crimes

Band of Senate Dems Pressuring Obama on Cram-Down

Lessons From Hard Times Past

Christian right aims to change history lessons in Texas schools

Blackwater Seeks Gag Order

Dallas: Into the Belly of the Beast

Evolution and Revolution of the Central Banking System


An American Hell

NAFTA Highway Dealt Another Serious Blow

Top Fed Official: Audit Will Expose Fed

Officials lambast NJ corruption after 44 arrested

The Rampant Growth of Life Without Parole

Greedy Banks

Bernanke signals more bank bailouts, calls for cuts in social programs

Evasions and lies on plan to slash health care for workers

Swine flu vaccine will need compensation rules: Expert

Glaxo unmasked: drug firm to make £1bn from swine flu

The CIA, licensed to kill

Now Legal Immunity for Swine flu Vaccine Makers

US Continues to Train Honduran Soldiers at School of Americas

New York, New Jersey Immigration Raids Violated Rights

Wall Street profits soar

Record job losses follow mortgage debacle


US bank bailout to cost $23.7 trillion

The class issues in the US health care debate

GE Promotes Manufacturing Jobs in US, Then Ships 'Em Overseas

Honduran Coup Reveals Crisis of Democracy in the United States as Well

Obama Lawyers Shield Cheney on Leak

Towards a Global Currency?

Wall Street's Private Judicial System Exposed as a Fraud

Popular Vision and Vanguardism

Drug groups to reap swine flu billions

Free Gaza -- and Palestine

Senate Democrats drop "card check" measure from pending bill

State budget shortfalls deepen US social crisis

Central bankers warn: No sustained growth from stimulus spending

Six months of the Obama administration

"Be Bold"

Future of Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces

Parents Blame Vaccines for Causing Autism, Taking on the Medical Establishment

Democracy hangs by a thread in Honduras

US bingo dollars fund Israeli settlements

Judge Accuses CIA Officials of Fraud, Unseals Secret Files

On Friday, Lowest-Wage Workers Get a Pay Hike

Severe state cuts could leave food banks' cupboards bare

Out of work, out of benefits, out of luck

Unemployment Tops 10% in 15 States, D.C.

Ex-warlord says CIA assisted his jailbreak

Obama awarded $543 million in no-bid federal contracts, despite pledge


CIT crisis threatens wave of business failures and layoffs

TARP Watchdog Says Treasury Lacking Bank Data

US Strategy of Total Energy Control over the European Union and Eurasia

Dirty deal for workers and retirees

America's White Underclass

No Bernie Madoff For The Most Vulnerable To Blame

Georgia, South Dakota banks bring failures to 55 in '09

City suspends payment of contracts

Safety questions over swine flu jab

Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers

US Helped Chinese Interrogate Uighurs at Guantanamo


Imagine and then Act: A Parecon/Parsoc Perspective

Obama's war

Fifty thousand General Motors retirees face destruction of benefits

US health care legislation to leave millions uninsured, ration care

Atlanta’s homeless under siege

Tenants win first round against illegal evictions

Who's in Charge of US Foreign Policy?

Big Pharma Bribes Doctors to Hook Your Kids on Drugs

Tales of How Big Corporations Are Screwing Americans Over

Dismantling the Temple - How the Fed Prints Money Out of Thin Air

CIA Assassin Program Was Nearing New Phase

Ousted GM head gets $10 million retirement package

Detroit Public Schools moves closer to bankruptcy and privatization

Obama tailors community college plan to corporate interests

A rising tide of social misery

Obama's neocolonial mission in Africa

Foreclosures at Record High in First Half 2009 Despite Aid

CIA Supervisor Claimed He Used Fire Ants On Detainee

PTSD Ignored on Active Duty

Obama Claims Immunity, As New Spy Case Takes Center Stage

CIA death squads 'copied Mossad'

Some Guantanamo Bay Prisoners May Be Held Indefinitely

Global NATO And Remilitarized Germany

History-making aid for Palestine reaches Gaza


Record pay and profits at Goldman Sachs

Goldman's Back, and Why We Should Be Worried

Are Our Markets Being Manipulated By "Rogues" Or Firms?

Flu Shots Put Children in the Hospital

The Dog That Didn't Bark

Of Breadlines and Banks

Bush's Hit Teams

Cheney Sweats Out the Summer

Peak Oil and the Remaking of Iraq

Afghanistan War Resister to "Put the War on Trial"

New layoffs in devastated Pennsylvania steel town

Death squads and US democracy

Only Forceful Action Can Turn Foreclosure Crisis Tide

Honduras's Coup Regime: Poster Child for Trade Sanctions

US Press Falsely Claims Honduran Plurality for Coup

Exec Blows the Whistle on Health Insurance Companies' Plot Against Reform

Cops Steal Vet's Flag, Call Protected Speech "Illegal"

Ernest Hemingway Revealed as Failed KGB Spy

How Bad Will the Economy Get? Really, Really Bad

GOP Sex Scandal Exposes Secretive Conservative Religious Group

CBS "60 Minutes" documentary on 1976 U.S. swine flu epidemic

Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu

New flu "unstoppable", WHO says, calls for vaccine

Stop bombing us: Osama isn't here, says Pakistan

New reports of massive spying, criminality by US government

Friendly countries kept in dark about CIA assassination plans


Mourn On The Fourth Of July

New York state government uses budget crisis to attack pensions

Criminal charges dropped against former German bank chief

Murdoch's News Group accused of £1 million payout to conceal phone-hacking

US-backed mediation legitimizes military coup in Honduras

Germany Returns To World Military Stage

American Children in Poverty on the Rise

Soldiers Sue KBR for Chemical Exposure in Iraq

The Mystery of the Missing Unemployed Man

Washington is Playing a Deeper Game with China

Cheney Ordered C.I.A. Concealment of Terror Program

Suicides in US Army Rise in First Half of 2009

CIA's History of Lying to Congress

Nobody Knows What Nanoparticles Do - Yet They Are in Your Food, Cosmetics, and Toys

House Democrats Plan to Tax the Wealthy to Pay for Health Care Reform

Banks buying back TARP warrants at a discount

Guidelines could limit Arpaio's immigration sweeps

Court: D.C. Police Checkpoints Unconstitutional

Report: Bush program extended beyond wiretapping


Obama claims right to imprison "combatants" acquitted at trial

Growing Numbers of Poor People Swamp Legal Aid Offices

Obama's Stealth Scheme to License Pollution and Fraud

100s of Thousands of Workers Will Lose Unemployment Benefits Soon

Big Bankers Mounting Sneak Attack on Consumers

Season of Travesties: Freedom and Democracy in mid-2009

Obama wants keep Bush policy on CIA briefings

U.S. Prepared to Spend Billions on Swine Flu Vaccine

AIG Is Preparing to Pay New Round of Bonuses

Obama's Rollback Strategy and Boomerang Effect

Ancient Israeli Myths Deter Peace

Twenty-First-Century Colonialism in Iraq

10 Dangerous Household Products You Should Never Use Again

Supreme Court sets back affirmative action

‘Food, Inc.’: Another capitalist crisis

Aid convoy to defy Israeli blockade

Court Upholds Dismissal of Colorado Professor

US leaves Honduras to its fate

Was The CIA Hiding Cheney's "Executive Assassination Ring"?

Panetta Says CIA Officials Have Misled Congress Since 2001

Public Transit Loses to Polluters in Climate Bill Subsidies


More female veterans are winding up homeless

Seattle Doctors Try Flat-Rate No-Limit Primary Care

More Female Veterans Are Winding Up Homeless

More Female Veterans Are Winding Up Homeless

Lenders Avoid Redoing Loans, Fed Concludes

Sick America

Historian says US backed “efficacious terror” in 1965 Indonesian massacre

Bankruptcy judge approves sale of GM assets

US Medicare, Medicaid cuts threaten health care

Washington Post Not Alone on Corporate-Sponsored "Salons"

The Crooks Get Cash While the Poor Get Screwed

US Occupation of Iraq Continues Unabated


Chrysler plants reopen as assault on auto workers deepens

US unemployment rate for June at 9.5 percent

A political-economic oligarchy has taken over the United States of America

Still no recovery in sight for workers

Goldman Sachs Behind Every Market Crash Since 1920s

Why People Are Going Hungry in the Land of Plenty

U.S. Says It Will Preserve Secret Jails for Terror Case

US credit card companies jack up rates

Should linking be illegal?

Court Filing Shows Evidence Cheney Swayed White House Response to CIA Leak

Worker Uprising Against Wells Fargo Spreads

US Job Losses Spike in June, Dampen Recovery Hopes

Washington Post Offered Lobbyists Paid Access

Democracy Derailed in Honduras

Oil Industry Execs Suggested Invasion

Baseless Expenditures

Chamber of Commerce Launches $100 Million Campaign to Protect Wall Streets Power at Our Expense

Rangel: Drug firms have been 'stealing'

Target 5: Secret Shots

US Marines launch major offensive in Afghanistan

June jobless rate seen rising to 9.6 percent

ACLU Says Government Used False Confessions

Amnesty Attacks Oil Industry for Decades of Damage in Niger Delta

Running On Empty

How Many More Lies?


Financial czar threatens to throw Detroit public schools into bankruptcy

Hunger, poverty on the rise in Chicago area

The US and the Honduran coup

EPA list shows dangerous coal ash sites found in 10 states

Bush appointees buck Obama on terror policies

Renters Hit by Foreclosure Crisis Too

The Truth Alone Will Not Set You Free

Chinese Makers of Shoddy Goods Rarely Face US Sanctions

Made of Lies

Democratic Fundraising Event Raided by San Diego Sheriffs

Democratic Shocks

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