fix articles 15238, enron
Fight Over Baldwin Hills Oilfield (tags)
The two-square-mile Baldwin Hills Oil Field is the last large-scale undeveloped open space in South and West Los Angeles. The Oil Field has operated since 1924 and had almost played out. Now, Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) wants to drill up to 1,000 new wells.
Losses as Profits: Review of Enron; The Smartest Guys in the Room (tags)
The firm's business idea consisted in showing future profits on the books as real profits.. In this "Darwinian tragedy," the Enron cadres ennobled their corrupt business practices by referring to "The Selfish Gene."
FOIA,Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and SEC Chris Cox's Enron legal conflict (tags)
So SEC Chairman Christopher 'WMDS' Cox who lies about 'securities' the way he lied about WMDs in Iraq that sent thousands upon thousands of people to their deaths while allowing money to be laundered around the world post 911,including in known terrorist suspect money laundering havens such as Kuala Lumpur and Dubai through the help of U.S. 'market makers' such as Charles Schwab,Refco, vFinance,etc.,etc.,is being asked through use of the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA about conflict of interest in sweeping his law firm's former clients corrupt involvement with Enron under the rug.Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales also deserves much of the discredit for what is going on inside and outside the SEC as well.
Lay Dead? Rumors Abound that Ken Lay Still Alive (tags)
Houston - The sudden, unexpected death of Enron Corp. CEO Kenneth Lay on the eve of his court sentencing has prompted widespread speculation that the convicted multimillionaire is in fact, not actually dead.
The Enron verdicts: corruption and American capitalism (tags)
The guilty verdicts handed down by a Houston jury last week against former Enron chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling provide an opportunity to evaluate the significance of the company’s rise and fall within the context of American capitalism. Accounts by jurors given after the verdicts were announced indicate they all agreed that the evidence against the two executives was overwhelming. It consisted mainly of testimony from over a dozen former executives, who implicated Lay and Skilling for their roles in defrauding investors and employees through various forms of accounting manipulation. The jurors quickly rejected the absurd position of the defense that Enron was basically a healthy company that collapsed into bankruptcy in December 2001 largely as the result of Wall Street machinations and negative press coverage.
Scheme to Assassinate Wayne Madsen? (tags)
Is the Bush Cabal So Desperate?
CBS clip about Enron fraud tapes. (tags)
ALL HAIL SATAN AND HIS DEMON bUSH (tags)
ENMOD + ENRON (tags)
Drug Industry Is Being Deregulated (tags)
Are you in favor of deregulating the Drug Industry?
Secrecy of Cheney's Task Force Challenged in Courts (tags)
by David Roknich Dick Cheney has continued to cloak the composition of his 2001 energy task force in secrecy. The Federal Advisory Committee Act says the government must disclose the work of groups that include non-federal employees. A lawsuit is pending to force disclosure. Jane Mayer of The New Yorker suggests that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was may have been planned well in advance of the September 11th crisis - planned for the benefit of US corporations.
Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Exposes Corporate Scandal, Dirty Politics & His Life (tags)
In Off the Record, Jason Leopold reveals in startling detail how his desire to land the scoop at any cost ended up costing him his career.
How Can We Escape This Abyss? (tags)
One hand washes the other even if it is bloodstained.. The government of one of the poorest countries paid Enron $220 million per year for energy that was not produced!.. Now Bechtel and GE aresuing the Indian government for $5.6 billion..
ENMOD -- The Key To GM Foods, TIA, and MORE (tags)
Read below how government co-opted Environmental Modification through the ENRON Scandal (Thats RIGHT! Enron Scandal) in order to incorporate radiant weaponry within the system, being used against the populace of the United States and The World, AS WE SPEAK! This is what John Kerry is about...keeping this so-calleed black op in place for the world interests which have taken over Americas Government through organizations such as skull and bones....
ENRON and Weather Control (tags)
WHAT THE ENRON RIPOFF WAS REALLY ALL ABOUT...
'Ken who?' (tags)
Once again George W. Bush is relying upon the gullible and the naive to believe that he never really knew 'Kenny Boy' all that well.
Enron's part in the corruption of a Governor (tags)
The Connecticut Governorship floated on river of corruption, fed by the profits of Enron.
Texans can do no wrong (tags)
"After reading stacks of documents from the investigations and talking to energy experts, I found more smoking guns in California's energy crisis than in a Clint Eastwood movie, and none of them have Ken Lay's prints on them." -- Kathryn Jones, 2001
"I want to f--k with Nevada for a while" (tags)
"This was not a smoking gun, this was an audio tape of the bullet coming out of the chamber, hitting the victim and the killer standing over the body and laughing about it." -- Russ Campbell, Nevada Power Company attorney
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has reviewed tapes and transcripts of traders from various companies, and says they took the song Rawhide, wrote new lyrics, and sang it on the trading floor. . .
"What we need to do is to help in the cause of, ah, downfall of California" (tags)
..."Wow,'' says another employee, "f--k 'em, right!"...
"Anything they'd ask you, you'd have to lie" (tags)
On May 17, 2001, Enron Chairman Ken Lay held a secret meeting in Beverly Hills for VIPs (including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Milken) to lobby the Calif Legislature to protect deregulation. That same day the Bush/Cheney administration unveiled their national energy policy which adopted seven of Ken Lay's "suggestions."
David Corn's Private Idaho (tags)
David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation, has adopted positions -- based, apparently, on thin air -- that exonerate the Bush administration from involvement in criminal conspiracies and mystify many of his progressive readers.
David Crosby's New Song: "The Enron Song" - * LIVE * KPFK (tags)
David Crosby was interviewed by Michael Slate on "Beneath The Surface," KPFK, 90.7 FM Los Angeles; they speak about current events, corruption like Enron and at roughly the 16 minute mark in this 32kbps mp3 Crosby sings his new song tentatively titled "The Enron Song"
Capitalism is Legalized Robbery (tags)
An analysis of capitalism illustrating that not only are there periodic examples of large, conspicuous thefts by capitalists, but there also exists an everyday, subtle, disguised theft of the value created by the working class.
Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. (tags)
Now, thirty-four pages of internal Enron memoranda have just come through this reporter's fax machine tell all about the tryst between Maria's husband and the corporate con men. It turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off.
Arnold's Enron Secret (tags)
Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. The biggest single threat to Ken Lay and the electricity lords is a private lawsuit filed last year under California's unique Civil Code provision 17200, the "Unfair Business Practices Act." This litigation, heading to trial now in Los Angeles, would make the power companies return the $9 billion they filched from California electricity and gas customers.
Enron E-Mails Show Arnold Met With Ken Lay (tags)
Enron E-Mails Show Arnold Met With Ken Lay During Energy Crisis
Arnie Schmoozed with Ken Lay while CA Suffered (tags)
While Californians suffered through the rigged blackouts -rigged by Enron and other vulture corporations - where was Arnie? He was scmoozing with Ken Lay and could hardly have given a damn!
Schwarzenegger in on Kenny Lay plan to avoid CA $9 B payback? (tags)
Hot news shows Arnold tried to help Kenny Lay avoid the $9 billion payback to CA that Bustamante is pushing for
Arnold Unplugged - It's hasta la vista to $9 billion if the Governator is selected (tags)
Palast Links Arnold to Enron (tags)
Enron memos obtained by Greg Palast links Schwarzenegger and Enron scheme to derail lawsuit by Bustamante for $9 billion filched from California electricity and gas customers.
Electricity Blackouts-Power to the People (tags)
Powerto the People
POWER OUTAGE TRACED TO DIM BULB IN WHITE HOUSE (tags)
The Tale of The Brits Who Swiped 800 Jobs From New York, Carted Off $90 Million, Then Tonight, Turned Off Our Lights
Blame Bush for California's Budget Woes (tags)
Californians provide much more to the federal government in taxes than they get back in services. The feds should bail out the states, which cannot indulge in the red-ink financing that has become a specialty of the Bush Administration.
Enron Used U.S. Government to Bully Developing Nations (tags)
WASHINGTON, May 29 (IPS) - Defunct energy giant Enron used the U.S. government to coerce the World Bank and poor nations to grant concessions and resolve its investment problems, according to documents and correspondence released by the Treasury Department.
Don't F with the motha' f--kin' GW DYNASTY baby... (tags)
If most Americans knew this would they vote Bush in 04?
Deaths connected to Bush Crime Family (tags)
How many more have to die before something is done to put these criminals where they belong??
Capitalism is Legalized Robbery (tags)
Conspicuous and inconspicuous examples of theft by the capitalist system.
Ballots across the West promise Power to the people (tags)
Public ownership of electric power is an idea whose time has come – at least in San Francisco, Las Vegas and in the Big Sky state of Montana. Voters in these western locales have a chance to vote Nov. 5 for ballot questions that open the way for city or state takeover or buyout of private utility companies.
Finacial Times: US bankruptcies, and who received contributions (tags)
The Financial Times has an incredible series breaking down the 25 largest recent bankruptcies in America and showing how rich the corporate execs got in the process – a total of $3.3 billion
CAUGHT AT CORRUPTION (tags)
TWO ARTICLES: ENRON'S GLOBAL RAPE OF CONSUMERS. SHORT PIECE QUOTING REUTERS; A LONG PIECE WITH THE SORDID DETAILS. THE LONG PIECE WAS POSTED TO INDYMEDIA 31 JULY, THE REUTERS PIECE BROKE 5 AUGUST.
Main St. goes to Wall St. (tags)
NEW YORK – Workers chanting, “Who’s city? Our city!” rallied here outside the New York Stock Exchange with laid-off workers from WorldCom, Enron and Arthur Andersen to tell Corporate America, “No more business as usual!”
Forbidden Truth:Mainstream Media Sellout (tags)
That Washington's media elite appears to be anesthetized to Bush's current drive to turning the United States into some mirror image of East Germany, China, or Pinochet's Chile cannot be overstated.
Ralph Nader on Donahue tonight (tags)
with molly ivins
Bush covers for Wall Street thieves (tags)
WASHINGTON – Hammered with questions about his links to corporate crime, President George W. Bush hastily travelled to Wall Street July 9 and vowed to crack down on CEOs who enrich themselves through fraud while employees lose their jobs, pensions and health benefits.
Proof the CA Energy Crisis was Corporate Manipulation/Theft (tags)
Probably no one reading the LA-IMC newswire will be surprised by this -- but here's (some of) the proof that last year's California Energy Crisis was thoroughly manipulated by the unregulated, parasitic energy corporations. A similar story was on the front page of today's (5-7-02) LA Times and the New York Times also had a lead article on the matter. Sorry for re-posting corporate media here, but I think it's important for this to be accessible on the LA-IMC newswire for posterity's sake. BTW, Pacifica Radio's Democracy NOW! had an excellent segment this morning about this as well.
Bush visited Argentina in 1988 as an Enron lobbyist (tags)
A couple of weeks ago, Argentina’s daily newspaper, La Nacion, was looking for an explanation of the country’s economic collapse, with $141 billion in unpayable foreign debt and five governments falling in the space of a week. They turned over a rock and found – you guessed it – Enron.
With help from a friend, Enron fleeces South America (tags)
WASHINGTON – A couple of weeks ago, Argentina’s daily newspaper, La Nacion, was looking for an explanation of the country’s economic collapse, with $141 billion in unpayable foreign debt and five governments falling in the space of a week. They turned over a rock and found – you guessed it – Enron.
California lawmakers: Arrest Enron execs (tags)
Houston workers demand justice WASHINGTON – A committee of the California State Senate has demanded that Kenneth Lay and other Enron officials be brought to California to stand trial for contempt for refusing to testify before a California Senate Committee investigating “manipulation of the energy market.”
Enron's man to investigate the Enron-engineered California energy crisis (tags)
Let's see now -- the Chairman of FERC was previously appointed by G.W. to the Texas state utility commission -- at the behest of Enron -- and now he's going to "investigate" Enron's activity in California. And how many Enron-Bushies are among the SEC, CFTC and Justice Dept. "investigators" who will join FERC in this little P.R. show?
Was Enron Running US "Foriegn" Policy too!? DEMAND INQUIRY - Actv Kit Enclosed! (tags)
[URGENT!! please send the following to ALL senators, personalizing the letter with your name, etc.] WIDEN THE 9-11 INQUIRIES !! Was ENRON “Directing” US FOREIGN POLICY, too??!!! DEMAND A FULL CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY. SENATE FAX AND EMAILS BELOW THE OPEN LETTER TO FORWARD.
Enron - 9-11 (WTC) connection -- DEMAND FULL Congressional Inquiry! ACT NOW!! (tags)
* The Enron Corp. did the feasability study on the oil pipeline that Bush Admin was negotiating with Taliban. According to the French reporter's new book the Bush Admin threatened the Taliban with a choice between "a carpet of gold . . . or a carpet of bombs." ACTIVIST KIT ENCLOSED!!!
Enron/Afghanistan Connection? (tags)
Finally-from S.F. Indymedia,evidence found of Enron's involvment in Dubya's oil war !
WEF's weak point! (tags)
The World Economic Forum has a weak point!
WEF Weak Point (tags)
The World Economic Forum has a weak point
Greens Urge Investigation of Bush & Enron Ties (tags)
GREENS URGE CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE BUSH TIES WITH ENRON, CITING POSSIBLE WHITE HOUSE AND CORPORATE COLLUSION
Enron Officials Snub Congress (tags)
Enron Corp., whose stunning collapse is being investigated by federal regulators and Congress, is declining to send any officials to a hearing Wednesday by two House panels.
Bush - Enron Connections Exposed (tags)
Bush - Enron Connections Exposed
Haliburton Asbestos Verdict Caps Long Decline: Enron Aftershock? (tags)
In the aftermath of Enron's meteoric fall, the company formerly headed by VP. Dick Cheney had lost over half its value since its mid-year high of $49.25, and that was BEFORE the latest absestos judgement against it sent its stock down another 42.5% last Friday. It's come back a bit since, but the question remains: what did Cheney know and when did he know it?
FTCR Commentary: Enron Gets Zapped by Its Own Greed (tags)
When the stock of energy giant Enron fell to 36 cents per share this week from a high of $84 this year, the market finally accepted the reality that the company--a middleman whose main business was not producing or delivering power but trading it--was never really needed. Investors, who unlike Enron executives, didn't sell until too late lost their retirement savings and children's college tuition to the illusion.
Institute for Public Accuracy: Behind the Enron Collapse (tags)
IPA provides comments by Doug Heller, Consumer advocate with the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights; Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; Tyson Slocum, Research director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program.
Text of Medea Benjamin's speech for Energy Independence, July 4th Long Beach (tags)
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and 2000 Green Party candidate for the US Senate, calls for Energy Independence, & freedom from global corporate tyranny, at a rally on July 4th in Long Beach, CA.
Protest Against Energy Profiteer: Yelling, Signs, Masks, Pie in the Face. (tags)
Links to photos of 6/21/01 protest against Enron CEO/ Thief Jeffrey Skilling and for Public Power. San Francisco Public Power Activists Picketed outside and interrupted his speech on the inside with yelling, signs, masks, and a pie in the face.
Power to the People (tags)
People rising up to take back our power!!!
Power to the People (tags)
People rising up to take back our power!!!