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Mozambique Charges Former President's Son, Officials for Secret Debt Scandal (tags)

Mozambique charged the former president's son and 19 others on corruption, fraud and blackmail in relation to a $2 billion dollar loan scandal.

Congress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)

After repeated blocks by Republicans in the House of Representatives, a disaster relief bill is finally on its way to be signed by President Trump.

Houses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed disaster relief legislation to benefit US States, Territories and municipalities recovering from wildfires, floods and hurricanes.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the Wealth Tax (tags)

Warren's proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion dollars and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between 1930 and 1980, top incomes were taxed at 81% and top inherited wealth at 74%. Obviously, this did not destroy American capitalism.

Puerto Rico Debt Deal Receives Court Approval (tags)

Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved a deal to restructure $17 billion of Puerto Rico's $72 billion debt on Monday.

How Will PG&E Vankruptcy Affect Nuke Plant Shutdown? (tags)

PG&E's bankrupcy filing will, among other things, affect the scheduled shutdown of its Diablo Canyon nuclear plant on Central California's coast. But how?

Jesse Jackson's Sneak Attck on Toyota Lexington Ky and it's workers 2018 (tags)

Toyota Ky is where Toyota has moved it'S. manufacturing. Fremont CA has been shuttered. Jesse Jackson the leader of Operation Push has won a 10 year agreement funding Operation Push with $$7.8 Billion in US dollars. Thats $780 million each year.

PR Debt Cancel, Judge Reviews Cofina Debt (tags)

The Oversight Board in Puerto Rico has just filed for a dismissal of $6 billion of the island's debt because they say it was contracted unconstitutionally.

Trumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices (tags)

Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The state should serve the public interest and reduce poverty. Trumponomics is a disaster. The poor, seniors, children and students are under a vicious attack.

26 Ways Trump Has Increased The National Debt By 4 to 5 Trillion Dollars (tags)

The corporate media boycott of Kevin De Leon, abolitionists of the death penalty, animal rights activists, vegans, and antiwar experts, There is a little more discussion about Trump's savaging of our national treasury.

22 Ways Trump Has Increased US Deficit By 4 to 5 Trillion Dollars (tags)

Despite cutting money for the health of hundreds of millions of Americans, education, bridges, mass transit, environmental enforcement, etc Trump has added trillions to the deficit.

The Dictatorship of Corporations (tags)

Why do the majority of politicians so often make decisions against the public interest and in favor of industry? A new quality of lobbyism arose on account of the dramatically stronger market- and financial power of companies. I sound the alarm. The power relations in our society are shifting endangering democracy andthe market economy,

Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento (tags)

Les appellations ne sont pas les mêmes, mais c'est toujours le même phénomène...

State Investments and the Public Sector (tags)

The public infrastructure is something positive, even from a business perspective. it is a kind of advance concession, increases the entrepreneurial production potential and lowers the production costs. If state investments are trifling, this will have negative long-term effects

New Law Provides Disaster Relief and Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands (tags)

As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown.

The Driving Force of Global Inequality (tags)

Behind closed doors, a powerful industry has developed worldwide since the 1980s: tax avoidance. Taxes that are avoided must be compensated by higher taxation of households with lower incomes.

Entropie ou l'anarchie inversée (tags)

Apprentissage du conditionnement...

Philippines: Duterte’s gravy TRAIN for the rich (tags)

The tax system in the Philippines is biased towards the rich. The Duterte government’s new tax reform package House Bill (HB) 5636 or the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), recently adopted by the Lower House of Congress, further burdens the poor – the unemployed and under-employed -- and low-income earners.

Nuclear Shutdown News May 2017 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our May 2017 report:

Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Process Begins (tags)

Puerto Rico bankruptcy proceedings to restructure an over $70 billion debt begin on Wednesday in San Juan.

Rigged reform - Oxfam Media Briefing, April 12, 2017 (tags)

US companies are dodging billions in taxes but the proposed reforms will make things worse.

Puerto Rico and Bondholders Agree on Electric Company Debt Deal (tags)

Puerto Rico’s electric utility company (PREPA) and bondholders reached an agreement to restructure $8.9 billion in debt, according to an announcement from the island's government. 

Budget Goes Military (tags)

No wonder Americans aren’t freaking out about how much of their tax dollar goes to the military. They think it’s 16 cents of each dollar, when it’s really the percentage of the discretionary budget, which is that 63 cents on the dollar.

US mergers set new record in October (tags)

With Qualcomm’s announcement Thursday of a $39 billion deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV, October has set a new monthly record for US mergers and acquisitions.

New Report Finds Corporate Offshore Tax Avoidance ‎a Growing Problem (tags)

According to a new report, secretive offshore tax avoidance practices are on the rise among multinational businesses.

Senate Faces Puerto Rico Vote Before July 1 Deadline (tags)

The United States Senate faces a likely vote on Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation this week. Puerto Rico's Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, called on the Senate to pass the bill by July 1, when the US territory owes a nearly $2 billion debt payment. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act passed the House on June 9.

Basta Ya, Brussels! British Voters Reject EU Corporte Slavestate (tags)

“The EU is an instrument of the ruling classes of Europe for the imposition of brutal austerity measures—most directly on the workers of Greece, of Spain, Portugal and Ireland, but also on workers in the UK, France and Germany….Prime minister, Cameron, has even proclaimed an “Age of Austerity” as his government imposes cuts of £210 billion, (€263 billion), equivalent to over 10 percent of Britain’s GDP, at the cost of the destruction of 20 percent of all public sector jobs, millions more in the private sector and the decimation of vital services.

Religious Leaders ‎Ask Senators to Pass Puerto Rico Debt Legislation (tags)

Religious leaders from Puerto Rico and the US mainland meet with Senators to urge them to support legislation to restructure the island's debt.

Argentina Returns to Bond Market after Debt Settlement (tags)

Argentina returns to the bond market after 15 years with access to limited international financing.

Report Questions Florida Payday Lending Rules (tags)

A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending says “payday” lending fees cost Florida residents $2.5 billion over the past decade.

Supreme Court Hears Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Case (tags)

The US Supreme Court hears arguments on whether Puerto Rico's courts can restructure about $20 billion of the US territory's $72 billion debt.

Argentina Lower House Repeals Laws to Support Hedge Fund Debt Deal (tags)

Argentina's lower house of Congress voted 165-86 to repeal two laws that blocked the country from settling its decade-long debt dispute with a group of "hold-out" investors.

US Judge Explores Lifting Argentina Sanctions After Country Offers $6.5 Billion (tags)

US District Judge Thomas Griesa ordered "hold-out" investors on Thursday to explain why various sanctions on Argentina should not be lifted.

Puerto Rico Cuts Services as Budget Gap Grows (tags)

Puerto Rico's government continues to cut public services as the economic crisis worsens. The Government Development Bank announced this week that the island's budget gap is $2 billion higher than expected. The prison system in Puerto Rico can no longer pay a vendor that feeds inmates. Some special education teachers are no longer being paid.

Argentina Negotiates Debt Dispute with "Holdout" Hedge Funds (tags)

Argentina begins negotiations with groups that sued the country for more than $1 billion after it's 2001 default.

Puerto Rico Plans to Default on New Year's Day (tags)

Puerto Rico plans to default on part of its $1 billion debt payment due January 1.

Asystasie libertaire (tags)

Terrorisme de la guerre, la guerre de terrorisme...

Congress Excludes Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Provision in Omnibus Bill (tags)

Extension of bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico not included in Congress' omnibus budget deal.

Tyson Foods, 2nd Largest Slaughter Operation Worldwide, Charged With Animal Cruelty (tags)

Tyson's Kills Millions Of Cows And Pigs And 22.1 Billion Chickens A Year. Workers have many injuries, some deaths. Over 45 billion chickens and turkeys in the US died of avian flu. Tyson's is the 2nd largest slaughter operation in the world and supplies McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell, KFC, WalMart, IGA etc. and prisons

Capitalism is the Problem (tags)

Prosperity in large part is based on the ecological and social exploitation of poor countries in Africa and Asia. Today 20% of humanity consume 80% of global resources. The poor are played off against each other while the richest hide billions in tax havens.

Hedge Fund Threatens Trade Tribunal to Sue Peru for Old Military Debt (tags)

A US hedge fund is threatening to sue Peru for $5.1 billion over decades-old military debts it bought.

Wall Street Rally: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Wall Street

Greece and Troika Agree on Bailout Deal in Principle (tags)

Greece

Hindus seek withdrawal of “ampm” posters linking cheeseburger with “Holy Cow” (tags)

This is about the gas station convenience store, AM-PM Mini Market which is at most local Arco stations.

Iran Nuclear Deal Aftermath: Greater Regional Destabilization? (tags)

Iran

ECB May Deny Greek Banks More Emergency Funding (tags)

Greece

Pope Francis Will Not Fall For Lies Jerry Brown (tags)

California residents are being taken for a bunch of fools by Governor Jerry Brown & wife's political cabal. CAP & Trade's hundreds of billion$ being given to political cronies was the real plan from the very formation of this state legislation.

Tsipras Surrenders to Troika Bandits (tags)

Greece

California Now Has Governor Jerry Brown Running to Italy to Lie to Pope Francis (tags)

California residents are being taken for a bunch of fools by Governor Jerry Brown & wifes political cabal. CAP & Trade's hundreds of billion$ being given to political cronies was the real plan from the very begining of this state legislation.

Greek Voters Reject Financing Plan (tags)

Article on recent election in Greece, concerning its debt.

Ukraine: Rogue State Deadbeat (tags)

Ukraine

Trans-Pacific Partnership Guarantee (tags)

TPP

Nepal Post Earthquake Aid Falls Short of Goals: No Debt Relief Pledged at Nepal Recovery C (tags)

This week's Nepal donor conference pledged $4.4 billion in aid to Nepal, short of the $6.6 billion Nepal requested for earthquake recovery. About half of the total financing is loans and half is grants. Nepal did not receive any pledges of debt relief while world leaders gathered in Kathmandu. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday Nepal will not qualify for its new emergency debt relief trust fund. "The initial aid pledges are helpful and we can close the $2 billion gap quickly with debt relief," said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network. "One of the quickest ways that the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and governments can deliver rebuilding grants is by canceling debt." Nepal spends $600,000 a day paying its debt, or more than $35 million since the first April earthquake.‎ The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank pledged a combined $1.1 billion in new concessional loans and grants. Nepal already owes the World Bank and Asian Development Bank approximately $3 billion. Although the World Bank has not announced plans for a debt relief fund, the IMF created the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust in the wake of the Ebola crisis and cancelled $100 million of West Africa's debt. IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said Thursday Nepal met the first requirement for relief but that the earthquake did not cause enough total economic damage. Rice did not reference whether or not damage to Nepal's "productive capacity" pulled another trigger for the fund to release about $23 million in debt relief.

Some Good News from Palestine (tags)

Israel

Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be (tags)

Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be Part of Nepal Recovery Plan

Irresponsibly Freezing Russian Assets (tags)

Russia

Venezuela Plans to Double Oil Production (tags)

Venezuela

Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento (tags)

Mise à jour du capital...

Foreclosure Victims Occupy Senate Stump Speech of Kamala Harris (tags)

“Sold out! Sold out! Took money from Wall Street!” came shouts from the crowd when Senate candidate Kamala Harris took the stage at the California Democratic Party convention. As California Attorney General, Kamala Harris protected the banks from criminal prosecution for their crimes by orchestrating a sweetheart deal of a settlement. “Task Force? Task Fail! Criminal Bankers Should Be In Jail!”

Devastated Nepal Daily Pays $600,000 on Debt (tags)

Nepal underwent another earthquake on May 12 amid recovery from the April 25 quake. It owes billions of dollars of debt to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and foreign lenders. Anti-poverty organization Jubilee USA Network states that debt relief would aid Nepal's recovery efforts.

Kiev Demands Russia Pay $350 Billion for Destruction Its Own Aggression Caused in Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

Wealth is not a Private Affair (tags)

The US faces a revenue- and a war-spending crisis. The top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982; corporations put trillions in tax havens. Alternative economics emphasize profit maximizing is not profit making. In financial capitalism,Profits explode, not investments.

World Bank and IMF Announce $1.1 Billion in Debt Relief for Chad (tags)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank announced $1.1 billion in debt relief for Chad. The money comes through the IMF and World Bank's two major debt relief programs: the Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC) and the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI). Chad is the 36th country to receive HIPC relief and the first since 2012. Chad is the fourth-least developed country in the world. More than half its population lives in poverty.

US Orchestrated Coup Plot in Venezuela? (tags)

Venezuela

Greek Election: Mixed Messages, Hold the Cheers (tags)

Greece

Plummeting Oil Prices (tags)

oil

Iraq's Ghost Army (tags)

Iraq

Debt Payments Dwarf Reconstruction Aid on Philippine's Typhoon Haiyan Anniversary (tags)

Religious, Development and Environmental Groups Petition World Bank for Debt Relief

Hedge Fund Seeks Sanctions Against Argentina (tags)

Judge Gives Court-Appointed Mediator More Power to Resolve Dispute

Rebuilding Gaza (tags)

Gaza

Voters Rally Against Proposition 1 Outside the Beverly Hills Mansion of Water Barons (tags)

Press conference to launch the Los Angeles campaign to vote no on Proposition 1 held outside the home of the billionaire agribusiness tycoons who would benefit from the “water bond.” #NoOnProp1

Protest against Jewish terrorism & genocide in Palestine (tags)

Protest against Jewish terrorism & genocide in Palestine

Argentina Debt Payments Blocked by US Court (tags)

The Argentine government announced Thursday that it transferred funds to the Bank of New York Mellon to pay the 92% of bond holders who restructured after Argentina's 2001 default.

Competitiveness (tags)

A term becomes a myth; the myth becomes a religion. We are all conditioned by the misguided use of terms and connections so a way of looking at things seems absurd. The German economy acts like a bulldozer rather than a locomotive.

Tax Extenders Cost Billions (tags)

The GE Loophole isn't just unfair to small businesses; it's a burden to us all. If the loophole is renewed, it will cost $62 billion over the next decade. That's money we won't have to fix roads, build schools, or find medical cures—the kinds of investments that strengthen our communities...

Apple, the State and Social Rights (tags)

Apple only gained its profits with the iPhone through state promotion and investments in the Internet and language recognition software. The state suffers a revenue crisis in part because Apple, Google and dominant corporations transfer profits to tax havens or dummy Irish corporations.

Sweden: How the welfare state was stolen (tags)

The entrance of private equity from 2005-6 was a big shift. They created a totally different logic, where short-term extraction of profit was the only goal. In 2011 the shit really hit the fan.

American Oligarchs: Thieving Koch Brothers (tags)

sometimes secretly, sometimes with public ads and contributions, the Koch brothers are suborning democrac

Koch Brothers-Style Free Society (tags)

class war

Ukrainians Denied Democracy (tags)

Ukraine

Plundering Ukraine for Profit (tags)

Ukraine

Time To Nationalize Oil And Institute Price Caps (tags)

Oil belongs to a country, not to privateers. Petroplutocrats have destroyed the environment, have pricegouged the poor and all, have caused coups in socialist countries like Iran in 1953, have assassinated people, have caused runaway inflation, have conspired since the early 1900's to destroy train systems and electric car industries.

36 Billionaire Hedge Fund Managers Invested in War, Warmonger Media, Animal Slaughter, Def (tags)

Who manages your state retirement funds, your corporate pensions? Who invests Social Security trust fund money?

Making the World Safe for War Profiteers (tags)

anti-war

Congressional Budget Deal Betrayal (tags)

class war

EU Fines Financial Institutions $2.3bn Over Manipulation of LIBOR, One of Largest Banking (tags)

The EU recently handed down billions of Euros in fines for eight large financial institutions because of their role in rigging benchmark banking interest rates.

Can Warren Buffett & His Elites Tame Exxon~Mobil Environmental Outlook$.. (tags)

The country owes Warren Buffett & other smart elite$. folks a big thank you for investing in Environment renegade Exxon~Mobil !

Philippine Debt Repayments from Marcos Regime Overshadow Typhoon Relief Funds (tags)

Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the world has responded with astounding generosity, donating tens of millions of dollars to aid in the recovery effort--$37 million from the United States government alone. Unfortunately, since the typhoon struck on November 8th, the Philippines has spent more than $310 million paying off overseas debts, and it will spend a total of $6.7 billion this year alone. Some of those debts are from the corrupt and abusive regime of Ferdinand Marcos.

Wars against Terror (tags)

"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake" (Jeanette Rankin). "Every war has two losers" (William Stafford). "You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but can't make an aquarium out of fish soup" (Polish proverb).

Seven Good Reasons for a More Just Tax Policy (tags)

In the US, the top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982. Reagan cut the top rate to 35% and changed taxation from corporate to individual leading to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Taxation, investment, labor market, trade and distribution policies must change.

Twitter Censoring www Political Speech is Not IPO Concern$.. (tags)

Until Twitter owners allow individuals the realistic opportunity of building their own larger followers base without using paid program APT$ to delete those who un>follow Twitter users,they will never retain long time users ..

IMF Secures Windfall Gold Sales Profits for Concessional Lending to Low-Income Nations (tags)

On October 10, 2013, the International Monetary Fund announced that member countries have approved their commitment to fund the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT) for concessional lending. Financing comes from windfall profits made from the IMF selling part of their gold reserves that currently totals $3.4 billion. Currently, the IMF provides zero-interest financing to low-income nations through this fund.

Pork barrel scam scandalizes the Philippines (tags)

Five senators who were linked to the scam are the following: Ramon Revilla, Jr. – P 1.017 billion, Juan Ponce Enrile – P 641.65 million, Jinggoy Estrada – P 585 million, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. – P 100 million, Gregorio Honasan – P 15 million

Filipino workers challenge to Aquino (tags)

Three years ago, President Aquino promised to substantially reduce poverty, create quality and secure jobs, and end the reign of impunity, among others. He promised “inclusive growth”. Workers have had enough of these broken promises.

"This is a Cold Putsch Against the Constitution" (tags)

Sahra Wagenknecht, co-vice president of DIE LINKE (The Left Party) in Germany, is the author of many books and articles on economic justice, the financial transactions tax and creative socialism.

Lanza and Holmes Fathers Both Linked to LIBOR/FICO Scandal (tags)

The fathers of both Adam Lanza and James Holmes were both potential whistleblowers in the LIBOR/FICO scandal. Following the shootings committed by their sons, neither father will testify. This is the classic MK ULTRA scenario of mind controlled puppets distracting the public from real issues of upcoming economic collapse. The psychology of MK ULTRA is a low budget CIA tactic to disarm the people of the U.S. following controlled shootings by overmedicated individuals.

Defending IMF Financial Terrorism (tags)

class war

Permanent War: Longstanding US Policy (tags)

anti-war

New BRICS Development Bank Announced (tags)

banking

Destroying Public Education in Chicago (tags)

education

VIDEOS Iraq War: 10th Anniversary + The hidden cost of the Iraq War (tags)

Ten years after the start of the War in Iraq, relive the key moments from Al Jazeera's exclusive coverage and RT America review

Penny Pritzker: Obama's Likely Commerce Secretary Choice (tags)

class war

Austerity USA Begins March 1st (tags)

U.S. politicians have cried wolf over austerity long enough for the public to ignore them. A perfect time, then, for politicians to actually unleash the wolves. Barring an unlikely last minute deal, here’s a short list of some of the massive, national bi-partisan-created austerity cuts, according to the New York Times.

Occupy Fights Foreclosure Protests $10 billion Settlement (tags)

Occupy Fights Foreclosure openly denounces the $10 billion settlement

Vote fro Shell oil as Worst Company of 2012 (tags)

http://publiceye.ch/en/vote/shell/

Fiscal Cliff Reality (tags)

class war

Will the Democrats Tax the Rich to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff? (tags)

Literally the day after the election a sudden “urgency” gripped the nation: the imminent danger of the so-called “fiscal cliff” — the national automatic tax increases and spending cuts due in January. The media screamed that the suddenly approaching fiscal cliff would trigger a recession, forcing Democrats and Republicans to consider a “grand bargain” budget deal to avoid disaster.

October Surprise! Romney benefits $15 million from Obama auto bailout (tags)

We Americans have come to expect extraordinary events to occur before an important election day. When a National election is in play, however, the attempts to sway voter opinions assume more demonstrative proportions, whether from without or within, becoming what has euphemistically been called an “October Surprise."

Fed Panic (tags)

class war

Mitt and Mormonism: Does It Matter? (tags)

Romney

How President Obama Created (tags)

Paul Ryan is suddenly a household name after becoming Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. Before that, Ryan had only become right-wing leadership material in the last year, based on his proposed national budget that hacks away at the core of many national social programs, including Medicare.

Incentive package attracts TL 5.5 bln in investment in 40 days (tags)

Turkey has received 480 project proposals worth TL 5.5 billion since the introduction of a new incentive package on June 19 designed to attract both foreign and domestic investment to the country.

Heading for Economic Collapse (tags)

class war

Olympism Profiteering, Exploitation and Corruption (tags)

fraud

How could they [SNWA] not have known? (tags)

Drought and over extended water rights to developers resulted in the SNWA pushing the panic button and proposing the rural water grab pipeline as a needed measure to prevent an "urban collapse" scenario. The SNWA propaganda may be serving the interests of developers looking to build suburban sprawl along the U.S. 93 corridor parallel to the proposed pipeline route.

Republican Paul Ryan's Budget: Cruel and Unusual Punishment (tags)

class war

Bob Brown on Global Democracy and World Parliament (tags)

Bob Brown delivers the 3rd annual Green Oration

Greece: The Epicenter of Global Pillage (tags)

class war

Duplicitous Mortgage Settlement Deal (tags)

class war

Wrecking America's Postal Service (tags)

corporatism

Obama Year Three: Continuing His Rogue Agenda (tags)

police state

Destroying the American Dream (tags)

class war

Brazil: I have a dream… (tags)

But the best part of the dream was that the President commanded down the interest on the public debt to zero, and with it this year alone, remained over two hundred and fifty billion to invest in development, infrastructure, health, education, security and everything else even paying more than five hundred billion of other charges of the same debt.

At Risk Eurozone Sovereign Credit Ratings (tags)

Eurozone

Coming: Big Austerity Cuts (tags)

class war

Eurozone Doomsayer Got it Right (tags)

economy

BTL:GOP, Big Winners of Trickle-Down Policies, Now Charge They are Victims of "Class Warfa (tags)

Interview with Richard Wolff, professor of economics at New School University, conducted by Scott Harris

Public Be Damned (tags)

With passage of the stop gap measure in the Senate yesterday there may be people in Congress patting themselves on the back and feeling as though they have done something great. And the fact that they actually passed the bill allowing the stopgap spending measure for FEMA to go through is a good thing, surely. But really, this is what they should be doing. It's what should have been happening since January of 2009. Finding middle ground in order to get on with the business of legislating is what we pay them for.

BTL:Study Finds 25 Top CEOs' Pay Exceeds Corporate Taxes Paid (tags)

Interview with Scott Klinger, Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow, conducted by Scott Harris

PHILIPPINES: High price of electricity is anti-women, anti-poor (tags)

MANILA, Philippines ? In a society where women are mostly in-charge of managing the household budget, higher electricity rates mean additional burdens and deeper indebtedness for Filipino women, especially those who already find it hard to make ends meet.

Philippine Congress asked to suspend interest for ?corrupted debts? in 2012 budget (tags)

MANILA, Philippines ? On the last few days of the budget committee hearings, a debt watchdog has asked the House Committee on Appropriations to follow President Benigno S. Aquino III?s example by suspending interest payments for ?corrupted debts and deals? in the proposed 2012 national government budget.

Obama's Budget Deal: Neoliberal March in the US (tags)

What should be the state's role in the future? What values and priorities should be set in a time when public resources become scarcer under the pressure of state indebtedness? Less state, less support for the unemployed, poor and sick occurs along with a free ride for billionaires and big corporations.

The US, the Debt Superpower (tags)

The state bailout of these gigantic real estate institutes, banks and insurances and the enormous economic package to get the crisis-weakened economy on its feet again is one of the essential causes of the present debt crisis. In two decades, $5.5 trillion was spent on a dozen wars.

A Decade of US War Costs (tags)

anti-war

Riverside New School & Medical Center to Remain Closed (tags)

California Governor Jerry Brown has passed a new brutal austerity budget that reduces state spending by $15 billion, bringing it to its lowest level in 29 years. Among the casualties of these and previous cuts are a new high school and new hospital in Riverside, which were intended to relieve the disastrous overcrowding of the local school district and severe shortage of doctors for the region.

California Democratic Party Passes Anti-Workingclass Budget (tags)

Instead of putting a tax the rich proposal on the November 2008 ballot, the presidential general election which always has the highest voter turnout, the Democratic Party majority Legislature, this time in cahoots with a Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, voted for a viciously anti-workingclass budget that destroys the public school system, social services, court system, public transporation and just about all other publicly funded services. AND JERRY BROWN BRAGS ABOUT IT ON HIS WEBSITE.

Banker Occupation of Greece (tags)

financial terrorism

IMF Financial Terrorism (tags)

financial terrorism

On the Chopping Block: Federal Worker Pensions (tags)

fascism

BP Stonewalling Compensation to Gulf Residents (tags)

crime

Obamanomics: Waging War on American Workers (tags)

exploitation

Rally March 2nd "Day of Action: Defend Public Education & Health and Human Services (tags)

Rally March 2nd "Day of Action: Defend Public Education & Health and Human Services and Push The CA Dream Act"

Wisconsin's Spirit: Courage for Other States to Emulate (tags)

worker struggles

Proposed California budget slashes education (tags)

Amid looming budget deficits, school districts across California are preparing to fire teachers, close schools, cut programs, and increase class sizes, to cover reduced state funding. Like Democratic and Republican governors across the country, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is trying to force workers to pay for the economic crisis, while corporations make record profits. Within the state the richest Californian, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, has a net worth of $27 billion, more than the entire state deficit.

U.S. Election 2012- Stewart Alexander: Obama’s Budget is a Plan for Austerity (tags)

President Obama’s budget will face an uphill battle in Congress because it fails to reign-in spending and will increase the federal debt by more than $20 billion over the next decade. Republicans in Congress have failed to offer any viable alternatives to the president’s budget proposals, leaving millions of working people discouraged, believing that congressional Republicans are part of the problem rather than offering leadership for solutions.

Dollar-Yuan Currency War (tags)

The value of the Yuan is not the cause for the US trade and balance of payments deficits. The reasons are the high state indebtedness (armaments/ wars and tax gifts to the rich) and the indebtedness of private households. The US has a trade deficit with 90 countries.

Essentials on the situation in Egyp (tags)

"Then, over the weekend, came the public statement by Frank Wisner, the former ambassador to Cairo tapped by the Obama administration to serve as its envoy to Mubarak. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Wisner declared, “President Mubarak remains utterly critical in the days ahead as we sort our way toward the future.” He added that the dictator “must stay in office in order to steer those changes through.” The State Department immediately responded that Wisner was speaking in a personal capacity and had not cleared his remarks first with the US government. While mortified that Wisner had the audacity to say publicly what the administration—behind all its phony rhetoric about democracy—is actually doing, no one disputed the content of Wisner’s statement. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs found a somewhat more elegant way to echo Wisner’s view, declaring that the issue was one of “process not personality.”

Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right! (tags)

In his latest budget, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is proposing drastic cuts that will affect the lives of students and workers throughout the state, including $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education. The net wealth of the 19 richest Californians is more than ten times the entire amount of proposed budget cuts!

Hard Times in Illinois (tags)

worse coming nationwide

LATimes: Apartheid Vernon (tags)

The city of Bell has a neighbor city called Vernon, and it's ringleaders of Republican Christian mobsters make the RICO predicate acts of Bell pale in comparison.

What’s Going On In Europe? (tags)

"The attack on education is an international phenomenon. In the UK on Wednesday, tens of thousands of students walked out of classes over tripled tuition fees. Thousands participated in a demonstration in London, where more than 1,000 were penned in and contained by police for hours. Police used batons to beat back students attempting to reach parliament. The demonstrations in Britain came two weeks after more than 55,000 took to the streets throughout the UK. A crackdown by the government has included the arrest of dozens of students. In the US, there have been mass protests and, in some cases, occupations in the state of California against tuition fee increases of more than 30 per cent. The education cuts in Italy and the UK are part of a wave of austerity measures throughout Europe aimed at forcing workers and young people to pay for an ongoing economic crisis."

Green U.S. Senate Candidate: We Need a Single-Payer "Medicare-for-all" Health Care System (tags)

"The so-called 'health care reform' bill signed into law by Democratic President Barack Obama earlier this year was in reality a thinly-disguised scheme to bailout Wall Street billionaires who made huge investments in private health insurance companies that lately had been experiencing a decline in revenues as a result of a rapidly shrinking customer base."

The Sherrod factor (tags)

The Sherrod factor

A $10 billion soluton to a 10 cent drug war problem (tags)

Of course the simple solution to this problem is to legalize marijuana. Don't expect Sheriff Baca to do that. He wants to keep the drug war which is a jobs program for highly paid cops to arrest marijuana smokers. Hey cops always come up with these $10 billion solutions to 10 cent problems. But don't call the cops idiots. They are the ones that will get to keep the $10 billion they steal from us to pay for the mess they want to create.

2 U.S. JUDICIAL SYSTEMS~1 FOR PONZI TARP BUSH JR~KARL ROVE~TOM DeLAY & 1 for little people (tags)

TOM DELAY WAITED PATIENTLY 4 HIS TARP BAILOUT PONZI PALS 2 SPRING HIM ~ TOM WA$ HEARD YELLING... FREE AT LA$T..FREE AT LA$T...

KARL ROVE~GEORGE BUSH JR TARP BAILOUT PONZI SCHEME$=U.S.POLITICO ADS THIS ELECTION CYCLE ! (tags)

THEY STOLE BILLION$ IN U.S.TAXPAYERS TARP BAILOUT PONZI SCHEME MONIES & NOW CAN EVEN BE LEGAL TO BUY POLITICAL AD$ WITH THI$ STOLEN ~ BORROWED TAXPAYERS $...

MEG WHITMAN PLEASE TELL CA VOTERS WHERE YOUR WALL STREET ~BANKER BUDDIES HID THEIR TARP $$ (tags)

MEG WHITMAN HAS NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT where HER POLITICAL BUDDIES BUSH~ ROVE $750 BILLION TARP PONZI BAILOUT MONIES REALLY WENT !!!

Community Centers as a New Beginning (tags)

With $1 billion, the US could build 4000 community centers at a quarter-million dollars each. The network of community centers in Vancouver Canada could be our model. Public spirit could arise to counter the exploding inequality.

We Can’t Defeat the Capitalist Offensive Without Changing Our Unions (tags)

The struggle against the concessionary policies of the Union hierarchy is harder than fighting the boss but we can’t defeat the boss without changing our Unions

P3.1B ( $ 67 M) more for Filipino war vets (tags)

The EPCC NEWS based in Los Angeles learned through media sources in Manila that the United States has allocated $67 million (about P3.1 billion) for all eligible Filipino veterans of World War II whose claims for compensation were turned down and successfully appealed, it was learned Monday. House Resolution 4899, or the Supplemental Appropriations Act, included a provision for the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Program. On July 29, 2010, US President Barack Obama signed HR 4899 into law. Most veterans' claims have been decided and continue to be paid with the $198 million in original funding.

AFTER TAKING 750 BILLION $$ BAILOUT THEY NOW ARE ALSO DEMANDING 2 TRILLION $$ TAX CUTS ? (tags)

WOW ~ OUR AMERICAN WEALTHY ELITE REALLY MUST THINK OUR MIDDLE~CLASS AMERICANS CAN CONTINUE TO BE FOOLED AGAIN INTO BUYING INTO THEIR BILLIONAIRE MULTI~MILLIONAIRE ESTATE & PERSONAL TAX CUT WELFARE SCENE ??

Why Debate the War? The Real Reason We Are in Afghanistan (tags)

"The president succumbed to the dominant assumptions of the last two decades... Our think tanks and governments have also developed their own metaphysical structures, labeling them "failed states," or "counter-insurgency.."

Saving is not a Solution (tags)

The capital markets repeatedly force the real economy to its knees. The savings orgy should help heavily indebted states regain the trust of the financial markets. In a play from the madhouse, states must run into debt to bailout their money-houses.

U.S. SENATOR BLANCHE LINCOLN ONLY SHOPS TIFFANY'S !!! (tags)

~ WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS DO NOT SHOP AT WALMART,THEY SHOP AND BUY IN THE PEOPLES U.S. CONGRESS ~

Proposed Budget defunds HIV Meds for Inmates (and more) (tags)

On May 14, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger released his 2010/2011 budget revision, commonly referred to as the “May Revise”. The May Revise is an updated budget proposal based on California’s most recent revenue estimates and policy proposals. The 2010/2011 budget revision attempts to address California’s ongoing economic difficulties, including a projected budget gap of $19.9 billion. The Governor is seeking to fill the gap through a combination of expenditure cuts ($12.4 billion), federal funds ($3.4 billion), alter‐native funding ($1.3 billion) and fund shifts and loans ($2.1 billion).

Filipinos: LEST WE FORGET! (tags)

We seem to have forgotten that once upon a time, not too long ago, there was this family, the Marcoses, comprised of Ferdinand (now deceased), Imelda (still gallivanting and traipsing the light fantastic in Manila and occasionally, kung maka lusot, overseas), and 3 children, including Ferdinand "Bongbong" Jr who's now running, under Presidential candidate Manny Villar, in the SAME Senatorial slate as political activists (??) Liza Maza and Satur Ocampo.

BTL:U.S. Spending on Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Exceeds $1 Trillion (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Clouds of Chimerica (tags)

Dependence paralyzes superpowers. Washington urges Peking to upgrade its currency which China's economy cannot handle. China-bashing is an absolute necessity in the upcoming election campaigns.

Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske admits drug war is a dismal failure (tags)

Drug czar Gil Kerlikowske admits drug war is a dismal failure. Of course if you ask all the cops who have been paid damn good money for jailing pot smokers and other victimless drug war criminals they will tell you the drug war is a huge success because it has made them very well off financially.

Governor Candidate Alexander: Whitman’s Tax Plan will Doom California Budget (tags)

Presently, California has a $22 billion budget deficit and Alexander says Whitman’s fiscal road map will rob the state of needed revenues and would result in cuts to essential state programs and services such as education, health care, public safety, transportation and infrastructure. “Voters need to understand that Whitman’s plan will only benefit the wealthy and super rich; it’s a plan that will offer little or no benefits to working people.”

Washington Asserts Colonial-Style Control of Haiti at UN Donors’ Conference (tags)

"A Washington Post blog on Thursday noted: “Despite universal lip service about the necessity of Haitians taking ownership of their rebuilding, no one was really fooled. Hillary Clinton, as US secretary of state, was co-chair of the conference... Bill Clinton—the “United Nations special envoy for Haiti”—will be calling the shots in the near term in conjunction with Haiti’s prime minister as to the strategy, coordination and direction of that international aid. Can you say, ‘Mr. Viceroy?’” Of the $5.3 billion in short-term aid pledged at the conference, the US accounted for only $1.15 billion, less than the $1.7 billion pledged by the European Union and even less than Venezuela’s pledge of $1.3 billion. The US pledge to help a country whose devastation is largely the result of over a century of American imperialist domination, including repeated military occupations, is a tiny fraction of the amount allocated to bail out Wall Street."

CPP-NPA Permit to Campaign Fees: Fundraising or Opportunism? (tags)

The Philippine Left and the 2010 Elections The issue of the New Peoples Army collecting ‘permit to campaign fees’ (euphemistically named ‘revolutionary taxes’ by the Communist Party of the Philippines) from capitalist traditional politicians (trapo or rug) wanting to campaign in NPA strongholds has once again resurfaced in the lead-up to the May 2010 elections. The fees buy these trapo politicians a ‘permit to campaign’ in NPA areas. According to a February 5 Dateline news report, documents obtained from an NPA leader arrested in January this year, pegs the taxes from P30 million for a presidential candidate to P5000 for a candidate for local council. It’s a well-known ‘secret’ in the left that this practice of tax collection during elections is a lucrative source of fundraising for the CPP-NPA.

Funding Israeli Militarism, Belligerence and Occupation (tags)

funding Israel's war on Palestinian civilians

2/25 - Call Congress; "NO 3X Nuclear Loan Program!" (tags)

Pres. Obama's energy plan includes tripling the loan guarantee program to build several new nuclear reactors to the amount of 54 billion dollars. All that extra money taxpayers have falling out of their pockets can now be used to prop up the nuclear industry instead of researching truly green energy sources like wind, solar, etc..., More of the same, or did someone say change?

Selling Out America to Wall Street (tags)

pillaging American wealth

The Recession Is Over, the Depression Just Beginning (tags)

America's economy is dire and worsening

We did this. (tags)

And will continue to do it.

Climategate (tags)

Climategate

New Study Shows Ten States Face Fiscal Crisis (tags)

Crises in states worsen

The Neolbieral Restructuring of California State Government (tags)

state budget cuts, the imposition of fee increases at post-K-12 educational institutions and the prospect of the passage of a water bond in November 2010 foreshadow the successful imposition of the neoliberal model on California

Media Disseminated Myths about Obamacare (tags)

lies and deceit about health care reform

Universal Single-Payer Healthcare Coverage: An Economic Stimulus Plan (tags)

Imagine - doing the right thing is economically beneficial.

Obama Praises Repub Bob Gates & Signs More War & Fascism Spending Bills (tags)

Honesty is always the best policy and Democrat Obama told the truth as to who he is on 10/28/09 when he praised Bush's War Sec, Republican Bob Gates as he signed the National Defense Authorization Act and on 10/29/09, a bill for the Gestapo, the "Homeland" Security Dept, giving $724 billion for war and fascism while we have poverty, no schools, no healthcare, no jobs. Democrat Obama ALWAYS WAS AND STILL IS a millionaire, warmonger, death penalty promoter. This is what you voted for when you voted either Democrat or Republican in November 2008.

Saif Durbar: Universal Housing Experiment (tags)

Saif Durbar and Bovis Lend Lease have convinced the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to allow them to experiment with concepts for universal housing.

Obamacare Targets Entitlements (tags)

the plan is to make America Guatemala

Leopards Can’t Change Their Spots, Nor Can Capitalists (tags)

Despite all the rhetoric, nothing much has changed and the fundamental contradictions of the system remain. The only solution is to rid ourselves of it.

Saif Durbar - Man of the Hour! (tags)

Saifee Durbar, recovering from a bad bond deal, has convinced Saudi Arabia to let him use their resources to experiment with universal housing. He is also forging ahead with his trans-African railway, linking Cameroon and Sudan.

Unfinished Fontaineleau Las Vegas (tags)

A formal comparison of the original Fontainebleau to the Las Vegas knock off and recount of funding issues

Saif Durbar: Universal Housing? (tags)

London businessman Saifee Durbar is not content to stop at building a trans-African railway. Now he is examining the problem of universal housing. He is experimenting in an interesting place, Saudi Arabia!

$5 Billion in Lobbying for 12 Corrupt Deals Caused the Multi-Trillion Dollar Meltdown (tags)

$5 billion in lobbying to Congress got the financial industry lucrative legislative favors that paved the way for Wall Street's devastating collapse. http://www.alternet.org

Dems and Reps Unite for Cuts (tags)

While billionaires get bailed out and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue THE BUDGET CRISIS IS A LIE! THERE IS MONEY THE RICH ARE STEALING IT.

Zhibin Gu: China stock market, outsourcing, banking, finance, politics map (tags)

how to walk out the mud of global financial cisis? How to get better world politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

Obamcare - A Health Care Rationing Scheme to Enrich Insurers, Drug Companies and Large Hos (tags)

Obamacare will make a bad health care system worse.

FDC to G8-funded World Bank: Cancel all illegitimate debts (tags)

MANILA, Philippines. Members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) staged a protest action in front of the World Bank office here today to demand the total and unconditional cancellation of all debts it is claiming from the Philippines and developing nations. The protest action coincided with the opening of the Group of Eight Nations’ (G8) 35th Summit in Italy which sets among its agenda the development of a comprehensive response to the global economic crisis.

California budget bulldog Arnold Schwarzenegger (tags)

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is so determined to shred the state's social safety net, and, privatize everything existing, that he's standing bulldoggedly in the way of any revenue hikes, including oil and gas severance taxes that would raise $1 billion this year. And insisting on $1 billion in budget cuts which will cost the state $5 billion in federal funds.

Zhibin Gu: China, India vs West: competition, challenge beyond global financial crisis (tags)

Which nation is to become leader for 21st century, China, US, or India? Are China, India able to move ahead of global financial crisis as next leaders? China moves ahead of India for now, but will China take the lead soon? Are the emerging giants able to beat the US and Europe in the 21st century? Get intense, provocative discussions and analysis on Chinese and Indian politics, finance, management, history and economy.

A billion to go hungry with food prices back on rise (tags)

A billion to go hungry with food prices back on rise

General Strike Needed to Oppose Cal Gov cuts & Obama's no aid (tags)

Republican Governor Schwarzenegger refuses to ask for loans until the gains of the workingclass are destroyed and Democratic President Barack Obama has refused to provide aid to California, although he did give over $700 billion to the banks with no accountability , the same banks which refuse to provide loans to anyone who has serious need where it be private businesses or governments. Bank excess reserves have skyrocketed from almost zero to over $800 billion since Fall 2008. Labor must respond with GENERAL STRIKE.

Zhibin Gu: how is China's manufacturing center created? (tags)

Get inside story about Chinese business and management. How is global financial crisis reshaping Chinese and world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? How to profit from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? Learn about Chinese multinationals, society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life during a transition period. How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

Zhibin Gu: China vs India: the next world leader? (tags)

China moves ahead of India for now, but will China take the lead soon? Are the emerging giants able to beat the US and Europe in the 21st century? Get intense, provocative discussions and analysis on Chinese and Indian politics, finance, management, history and economy!

EPCC COMMENDS CALIFORNIA VOTERS FOR REJECTING ANTI-PEOPLE BUDGET MEASUREs (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) highly commends and congratulates the California voters for rejecting a package of budget-balancing measures that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said were needed to keep a $15 billion deficit from widening to $21 billion. Only the proposal to limit lawmaker pay passed. Five of the propositions failed with 64 percent of the votes counted, according to California’s elections office. Despite threats from lawmakers and fear mongering that the crisis would aggravate because of the a record $42 billion budget gap, the people voted against the measures. The losing proposals would have capped spending and

How New York Fought the Budget Defecit and Won (tags)

While nearly every state is facing severe budget deficits, New York State showed how to balance the budget without completely destroying the social safety net. New York took a few progressive steps forward in balancing the budget and painted a more sensible picture of “shared sacrifice” than what the average politician has proposed. Instead of sacrificing social programs and increasing taxes that affect primarily workers, two new tax brackets were created for New York’s wealthier citizens, generating 4 billion dollars in state revenue. Prior to the new budget, New York’s highest tax rate was 6.85 percent, for anyone making $20,000 or more. The additional tax brackets are 7.85% and 8.97% for those whose income is more than $300,000 and $500,000. These new rates are temporary and set to expire in 3 years. According to the Times-Union, "In broad strokes, the agreement closes the state's estimated $16.2 billion budget deficit through $6 billion in federal stimulus dollars, $6 billion in cuts to an array of programs, and $4 billion in new revenue through an increase in the personal income tax on affluent New Yorkers." The grassroots movement that pushed this “wealthy tax” forward not only asked that new tax brackets remain permanent but also asked for a third tax bracket on New Yorkers earning $1 million or more annually, which would have raised an additional billion dollars.

Obama's Middle East Imperialism (tags)

The velvet gloves are off and the reality of Obama’s Middle East plans are being revealed: a bare-fisted pummeling of Afghanistan and Pakistan — with Iraq’s fate yet to be determined. The media have been preparing this for months, with incessant talk about the alleged “troop drawdown” in Iraq, the “surge” in Afghanistan and the “immediate threat” that supposedly is represented by Pakistan.

How the CIA Steals Money From Taxpayers (tags)

In 1989 Catherine Austin Fitts became Assistant Secretary for Housing in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She began to notice money was not properly tracked as it moved between different HUD departments and there was a lack of proper accounting mechanisms to deal with discrepancies in revenue indicated fraud at an alarming level. [28] She attempted to put in place some credible financial tracking mechanisms to identify where the money was going and to identify the responsible individuals and HUD departments, but after 18 months on the job she was suddenly fired by the Bush administration. Fitts was told the day after she left that her financial reforms through ‘place-based financial accounting and statements’ would also be terminated.

Disarm the Markets! New Attac Basis Text (tags)

The therapy depends on the diagnosis. Mechanisms, instruments and actors can be identified whose action and teamwork led to the crash. The age of a unipolar world was very short. An historical chance is opening against finance capitalism.

BTL:Corporate Media "Embedded" with Wall Street as Economic Crisis Hit (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Marine mammals will die in Navy warfare testing program (tags)

Marine mammals will die in Navy warfare testing program

Obama's Latest No Banker Left Behind Scheme (tags)

the looting of America

BTL:Campaign Cash Bought Deregulation Triggered Economic Meltdown (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Health Care Reform, Obama Style (tags)

health care reform

The California Water Wars: Not A Conflict Between Fish and People (tags)

Is the cost of destroying the thousands of jobs provided to the economy by California and Oregon fisheries, the tourist industry, and Delta and Sacramento Valley farms worth providing subsidized water to corporate agribusiness to irrigate toxic, drainage impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley?

The California Budget and Class War (tags)

On February 19, the California legislature, after weeks of wrangling, passed a special budget to address the historically high $42 billion deficit. It represents an unadulterated washout for working people who are attacked on almost every front by the Democratic Party, which controls a broad majority in the legislature.

Barack Obama Pirate Captain of Derivative TARP TANIC and Nuclear Iran (tags)

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Economic Crisis (tags)

economic conditions worsening

Stop The California State Budget Attack On Californians! Email contacts! (tags)

Stop The Monstrous Budget Cutting Rippoff Measures Being Proposed By Democrats & The Governor Which Places The Welfare Of 38 Million Californians' At Risk!

Toxic Plans for Toxic Assets (tags)

Obama stimulus from hell.

Capitalists Attempting to Redefine Socialism (tags)

Since Congress passed the first $168 billion government stimulus, the “S” word has become a favorite term for the corporate media in referring to socialism. It would be more appropriate to use the “S” word to refer to “stimulus” because it is evident that the capitalists are moving no closer to a transition to socialism; however, as the U.S. economic crisis continues to expand and the failure of capitalism become more apparent to the world, the wealthy ruling elite are now sustaining capitalism with one stimulus after another.

BTL:Replace Wall Street's Phantom Wealth with Main Street's Real Wealth (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary

Obama’s stimulus plan gave Amtrak, aviation, clean water the shaft (tags)

Democrats and Republicans cut them all.

Tarp Stimulus Banker Johns Save by Writing Off Kristin Davis Hookers (tags)

Some things never change.

Senate votes to give a tax break to new car buyers (tags)

Alternative economics emphasizes reducing working hours, investing in the infrastructure, expanding the public sector, reducing consumption, ending wars of choice and reconsidering the 700 military bases in 130 countries-all seemingly taboo.

Barack Obama and the Mass Transit Revolution (tags)

An analysis of how a Barack Obama presidency might affect the American society's greenhouse gas and petroleum reduction goals and the struggle to create a first rate mass transit system in Los Angeles and California. Written for both Los Angelenos and a global audience.

Bashing Venezuelan Democracy (tags)

The dominant media again on the rampage.

An Umbrella for Workers (tags)

The economic crisis is a structural crisis where productivity has soured and wages have stagnated. The fraud in public regional banks must end. Unemployment benefits must increase. Michael Schlecht is a union spokesperson for the German Left party (Die Linke).

To Democrats for Genocide in Palestine: We Will Never Forgive or Forget (tags)

As of January 18, 2009, there are 1300 dead Palestinians and 5,450 wounded in the latest US/Israel Massacre of Gaza, many seriously by American white phosphorous and all the other weapons, all paid for with $15 million a day/$6 billion a year from the American taxpayers, supported 100% by the Democratic and Republican Parties, the twin parties of genocide.

"Progressive Democrats" Fail Again (tags)

"Dim bulb" Oklahoma Senator Jim calls the $700 billion Wall Street bailout the “most outrageous vote in American history” and opposes the second $350 Billion. Progressive Democrats stand by and do nothing while Wall Street gets another $350 Billion.

$700 Billion Bailout Celebrated With Lavish $800 Billion Executive Party (tags)

"Held October 4–7 on all three of the Cayman Islands, the historic economic-stimulus celebration, spokespeople said, sent an important signal to the world that Wall Street was weathering the crisis in style."

Housing Loan $ Rescinded by CA agency (tags)

Thousands of soon-to-be home owners are suddenly left hanging as California slides into financial crisis. The decision was made by the Pooled Money Investment Board (PMIB), part of the State Treasurer's Office under Bill Lockyer.

Ten Suggestions for Leftist Engagement in 2008 (tags)

can we grow together, people can coexist. Diversity is not a threat

Let's ask Israel to relinquish its Nukes (tags)

What Israel didn't gain was greater security. "For decades, the occupation has imposed a system of absolute control on the lives of Palestinians that requires them to apply for permits either from the military regime ruling over them, known misleadingly as the Civil Administration, or from the Shin Bet," wrote British journalist Jonathan Cook earlier this year. "Israel has shown time and again that it selectively enforces law and order, depending on the ethnicity of killer and victim."

Excess Debt and Deflation = Depression (tags)

the worsening economy

Memorandum 2008 Summary-Crisis Underrated (tags)

Without increasing internal demand, the upswing based on replacement investments and exports cannot continue. Without reduced working hours, adequate jobs will not be created in a world of reduced work volumes, rationalization and information technology.

The Crisis (tags)

The capitalist system does not make a mistake; it is the mistake. Capitalism is the problem. The solution would be an independent-socialist social order whose highest principles are mutual aid, respect for nature and a nonviolent rule-free humanly just world.

General Motors to Invest $1 Billion of bailout money in Brazil (tags)

According to the president of GM Brazil-Mercosur, Jaime Ardila, the funding will come from the package of financial aid that the manufacturer will receive from the U.S. government and will be used to "complete the renovation of the line of products up to 2012."

From Scam to Scandal (tags)

Bailing out Wall Street billionaires is not exactly popular with voters, so Hank Paulson, George W's treasury secretary, came up with this cover story: It's not about Wall Street, it's about your street. He lied. There was never any connection between the bailout and credit flow.

Lurching Toward Gomorrah: More Signs of An Unstoppable Economic Meltdown (tags)

a deepening economic crisis

Fed Defies Transparency On Bailout Monies: Refuses to Disclose (tags)

By Mark Pittman, Bob Ivry and Alison Fitzgerald Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve is refusing to identify the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans from American taxpayers or the troubled assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.

More from the Front Lines of the Financial Crisis (tags)

The worst is yet to come.

The End of Prosperity (tags)

The wages of sin have come due.

It’s The Money, Stupid!: Over $1 Billion Raised for Prez Race! (tags)

The candidates for the White House have raised over $1 billion in their quest to win the election on Nov. 4, 2008. The Dems’ Sen. Barack Obama has racked in $639 million, while the GOP’s nominee, John McCain, has taken in $360 million. The four other Third Party candidates for the presidency have brought in about $5.5 million. The only thing we know for sure is this: When big money contributions dominate the electoral process, the people lose!

Income Distribution is Perverse (tags)

Redistribution of income is central. Another economy is necessary in which people are more important than profit percentages. A shareholder value philosophy ruthlessly downsizes and closes plants in pursuit of maximum profit.

This Time Is Different (tags)

Growing financial crisis.

US diplomacy tainted by 'militarization' (tags)

"Since the fall of the Berlin Wall [in 1989], the diplomatic capacity of the United States has been hollowed out," according to the 26-page report, "A Foreign Affairs Budget for the Future", which said a continuation of the status quo cannot continue without serious damage to the US's "vital interests".

Hard Times (tags)

Past sins are coming home to roost.

It's amazing (tags)

In the great US democracy, half of those eligible to vote are not registered, and half of those who are registered does not vote. Thus, the rulers are elected by only 25% of the electorate...

Banks dictate conditions of US financial bailout (tags)

The 936 point rise on the US stock market yesterday was the American ruling elite’s initial verdict on the extraordinarily favorable terms the government is granting to financial firms in the $700 billion bailout passed by Congress on October 3. Far from heralding improving economic conditions for working people, the Wall Street surge reflects the financial establishment’s success in extorting massive sums of money from taxpayers.

The Fleecing of America (tags)

Public and private looting.

Grand Theft America (tags)

The government-business looting of America.

Dollar is over, says Carlos Lessa (tags)

To Lessa, "dollar is over" and it’s necessary that a new "Bretton Woods" establishes new parameters to global economy.

Political Left Chattering Class Once Again Misses the Forest (tags)

It looks like the chattering class doesn't want to see the connection the Wall Street Bailout and the Stimulus Bill Filibustered by Republicans

Urgent! Sign Bernie Sander's bailout alternative petition! Let the wealthy pay! (tags)

Please sign this petition from Bernie Sanders which outlines an alternative proposal to the Wall Street financial bailout, which taxes the wealthy rather than ordinary working Americans! Please forward and tell your friends! Thank you!! :-)

Jail—Mortgage Lenders, brokers, Who Knowingly Sold or Made Fraudulent Home Loans (tags)

How can Americans possibly trust this Congress to protect $700 billion in Taxpayer Dollars that is needed to Restore US credit liquidity from being misappropriated?

Congress Please Don’t Do It (tags)

Bottom line the middle class was already on the decline and should this bailout be implemented the middle class as we know it will disappear and after all the dust settles and everything is said and done, it boils down to the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer and the poor is who pays.

Department of Energy Demands 800 Billion Dollars, Threatens to Shut Off Lights (tags)

Pay up or it's lights out!

V.P. Candidate Alexander: Fed Rescue Plan a Temporary Fix (tags)

Vice Presidential Candidate Stewart A. Alexander, says the $700 billion rescue plan is only a temporary fix for an economy with many fractures. “The root cause of the U.S. economic crisis is the system, capitalism; and every 75 years a new bailout plan becomes necessary.”

The $700 Billion Bailout is a Fraud (tags)

The Bush administration's proposal to buy, with taxpayers' money, $700 billion of toxic liabilities from the corporate financial titans of Wall Street is a fraud. We should not be stampeded into the greatest corporate theft of public assets in the nation's history.

Wall St's "Melt Down" is Ronald Reagan's "Legacy" on a Silver Platter! (tags)

The Scary Ghost of Ronnie Reagan: The Dow fell almost 450 points and the Nasdaq fell nearly 5 percent in its worst day since the aftermath of the September 11 attacks in 2001 as rattled investors worried about who could be the next victim of the global credit crisis.

Step Right Up Folks! It's The FEDERAL RESERVE CARNIVAL BAILOUT Shell Game! (tags)

Over the din of calliope music, the smell of hot dogs, cotton candy, and buttered popcorn, set against the backdrop of brightly colored booths filled with con-artists, charlatans, and fakes of every type and description, a new carny booth has just opened, The Federal Reserve Bailout Shell Game Booth ! And EVERYONE is a WINNER !!!

US Economy in the toilet (tags)

VP Candidate Alexander wants $300 Billion for Automakers (tags)

The Big Three U.S. automakers recently announced plans to seek $25 billion in federal loans that will help bailout the struggling automobile industry as declining sales continues to rack up record losses on a battered industry. Vice Presidential Candidate for Socialist Party USA, Stewart A. Alexander, says “much more is needed or nothing.” Stewart Alexander is convinced that $25 billion will only provide a temporary fix.

A cataclysmic financial storm is about to bring down U.S. economy (tags)

"This phenomenon is a growing threat to the national security and sovereignty of the US. The hundreds of billions of dollars caught up as windfall profit for Arab Islamic oil barons is soon to be used to buy distressed and foreclosed property from the very Americans that the run up in oil has exploited."

California budget compromise takes from the poor, gives to the rich (tags)

Finally an article about California. Reprint from www.wsws.org. It is good somebody somewhere is writing something about here.

The short history of the 21st. century (tags)

Bang.

MGM, Dubai Fall Behind on $3.5 Billion Loan for Las Vegas Plan (tags)

July 29 (Bloomberg) -- MGM Mirage and Dubai World are late in raising as much as $3.5 billion for their $11.2 billion CityCenter project in Las Vegas because banks saddled with debt to casinos and hotels are wary of making new loans.

Spiritual Counsel (tags)

Spirituality is a new consciousness and allegiance based on interedependence, a way of resistance to militarism and greed. Resistance is part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies. As carrots and beans grow together, people can coexist. Diversity is not a threat.

Supreme Court, Inc.: Supremely Pro-Business (tags)

the pro-business Roberts court

How Corrupt is the US? (tags)

Corruption has become a cancerous disease of US society. No end or even weakening of the lies and deception is in sight. In the politics of the nation, corruption scandals have long reached the center of power.

Global Economic Meltdown (tags)

Financial Instability is Leading to an Economic Catastrophe

Arnaud de Borchgrave on McClellan, Neocons & Clean Break (tags)

Arnaud de Borchgrave on McClellan, Neocons & Clean Break

The Hike in Oil Prices: Speculation-But Not Manipulation (tags)

When oil jumps as much as it has, doubling since May 2007, it's natural to assume that something striking must have happened. In the past five years, investment in index funds tied to commodities has grown from $13 billion to $260 billion.

U.S.Public's Class Action Lawsuit against Washington's Lobbyists! (tags)

The sick reality that Lobbyists are spending "$3 Billion a Year" in Washington to influence and bribe the American Govt. is in reality a form of "Racketeering" and can be prosecuted under the Rico Act and many more statutes!

Mexico Exports Corn and Impoverished Farmers (tags)

Food that Mexico could have easily produced itself must be purchased for ten billion dollars every year from the US. Today Mexico can offer ruined farmers as its most important export article. Prices for corn, wheat and rice soared 40-50 percent within eight months.

Thousands Marched Through Downtown Milwaukee (tags)

Protesters want a fair and just immigration reform bill passed within the first 100 days of the next President’s term

Six Trillion Dollars (tags)

The US military occupation of Iraq cannot be won militarily and cannot be paid for. The military occupation was sold as a cheap war that would only help the US and the world: more security and a lower price of oil. Empire and double standards bring only nihilism and distrust.

The Downhill Plunge Speeds Up (tags)

The state has a social nature and cannot only be power and security state. In crisis, we are all Keynesians. Taboo for a long time, the New Deal program slowly sounds promising again. The 1933 "Home Owners Loan Act" was created in the first 100 days of Roosevelt's presidency.

The Present Rice Crisis in The Philippines (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA, a Filipino farmers, environmental and human rights advocacy group based in Los Angeles expressed dismay over the US-Arroyo regime’s way of solving the present rice crisis in the former rice producing nation of the Philippines. The Philippine government is going to buy two million metric tons of rice abroad at a cost of $600 or P24,600 per metric ton, that will be P49.2 billion, which is 146 times than the Philippines annual post-harvest budget. President Arroyo already released P1.5 billion to boost rice production especially in the top 10 poorest provinces. The rice will be imported- from of all places-- the United States and Vietnam.

Bush Regime made $18 Billion (so far) from Iraq Oil! (tags)

The Bush Regime,with its unfettered authority and leverage in the "Puppet" Iraqi Govt. are the only ones who are responsible (guilty) and enabled all that money to go missing...into their own pockets!

U.S. Fraud Corruption Kickbacks Abuse and Waste Worst in U.S. History (tags)

Almost 9 billion in cash simply vanished with no trace. What happened to all that cash? No one seems to know. There was not even so much as an investigation in to where it went.

Merida Initiative Will It Work? (tags)

The question is will it work in the war on drugs and terror? The more than four decades of the fight on the war on drugs has been a dismal and total failure. That fight has costs Americans at the federal level, approximately $4.5 billion every year (40 years X 4.5 Billion = $180 Billion plus) and significant sums are also spent at the city, county and state levels as well.

The Republican Candidate (4 and 5) (tags)

If this is a subject of interest to you, in the United States today there are five Cuban prisoners, separated one from the other by thousands of miles. They have no area that can be sarcastically called the “Hanoi Hilton”. Their suffering and the injustice of which they are victims will be known the world over; don't doubt it for a minute

Is the "Mother of all Financial Crises" Imminent? (tags)

A trade-weighted devaluation of the dollar of around 25 percent is necessary allowing the US currency to ski "gradually and orderly" against free-floating currencies. The IMF could establish a "substitution account" with "special drawing rights" to avert a dollar panic.

The Antithesis of Ethics (tags)

On the day when hundreds of intellectuals coming from every continent are meeting in Havana to take part in an International Conference for World Equilibrium on the date of José Marti’s birth, on that same day, by some strange quirk, the President of the United States spoke...

European Central Bank pumps $500 bn into banking system (tags)

TO SUCCEED over the global credit crunch in aftermath of sub-prime crisis, the European Central Bank (ECB) has announced to grant a record double loan to its banks. The ECB has decided to pump 348.6 billion euros ($501.5 billion) into the banking system through its banks. Though lending to banks at 4.21% rate of interest is available only for two weeks, it is expected that the grant will boost the diminishing confidence of the bank.

Pak used anti-terror aid against India: Report (tags)

New York, December 24:Billions of dollars in American aid given to the Pervez Musharraf regime for anti-terrorism efforts have been wasted and much of it was diverted to help finance weapons systems designed to counter India rather than fight al-Qaeda and Taliban, US officials have said.

Soaring Capital Profits and the Mountain of Corpses (tags)

For the first time in the historyof humanity, a surplus of goods could satisfy the basic needs of all earthlings. The moral imperative lives in all of us. Capital rule, the rule of finance capital over the economic events of the world, is nearly total.

Fresno, CA- Veteran Needs Food and Shelter (tags)

Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party have been sharply critical of the Democrats and Republicans, due to their failure to make ending homelessness a national priority. As a result of this failure, the nation’s homeless population may experience sharp increases within the next two years due to the recession and inflation. Federal assistance is now imperative.

Carlyle in talks to sell %9.9 management stake to Chinese (tags)

Carlyle Group is in talks to sell up to 9.9 per cent of itself to China’s Social Security Fund in a move that would make it the latest American buyout firm to sell a stake in its management company to the Chinese.

FCC wants to relax media ownership constraints (tags)

FCC wants to relax media ownership constraints

UAW Sellout at GM and Chrysler (tags)

Corrupt UAW bosses sell out their rank and file

Iraq Occupation - $720 Million Per Day (tags)

hail satan and his servant jesus christ

Beware of Falling Bankers! (tags)

Like the car, our sacred cow that is not discussed, speculation and prosperity based on credit are taboo subjects. The system is corrupt and its answers wrong. Will we mend our own pockets as China closes its wallet? Critical thinking, culture shock, alternative economic and Jesus' parables can be new beginnings.

BILLIONS IN PUT OPTIONS PURCHASED BETTING THAT THE MARKET WILL CRASH BY 9-21 (tags)

You can see why banks are running scared...they know the bottom can fall out at any moment. I'd suggest keeping minimal deposits in banks and holding on to cash.

David Walker, comptroller general, warns of impending crisis (tags)

Learn from the fall of Rome, the US is warned. There were striking similarities between America's current situation and the factors that brought down Rome including declining moral values, an over-confident and over-extended military and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government.

banks failing soon (tags)

Stock Market Meltdown - First Signs of Global Economic Rout

HELICOPTER BEN UNLEASHES DOLLAR HYPERINFLATION (tags)

Washington DC – August 12, 2007 – By deciding to ante up $38 billion for a hopeless bailout of predatory Wall Street hedge funds and the banks that stand behind them, Federal Reserve Chairman Helicopter Ben Bernanke has placed the bankrupt US dollar on a direct course towards the precipice of hyperinflation.-

Cong. Loretta Sanchez & the $2.1 Billion Boeing C-17 (tags)

“I'm not going to vote against $2.1 billion for C-17 production, which is in California. That is just not going to happen.” --Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Orange County, CA, August, 2007

Editorial Cartoon: "Payback's A Bitch" (tags)

So, anyway, I see last week where Congress approves another million billion zillion dollars for President Chimp's War in Iraq. No surprises there. Then, this bridge collapses in Minnesota, to much wailing and voyeurism from the press...

Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude" (tags)

War, oil, Iraq, Big Oil, global warming and more in one package.

Israel Voices Satisfaction with U.S. Aid Increase (tags)

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert voiced satisfaction July 29 over Washington’s intention to offset a package of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states with increased military aid for Israel.

green vs green (tags)

On a cool spring morning a quarter century ago, a place in Pennsylvania called Three Mile Island exploded into the headlines and stopped the US nuclear power industry in its tracks. What had been billed as the clean, cheap, limitless energy source for a shining future was suddenly too hot to handle.

War Against Terror Costs US $12 Billion a Month (tags)

The promising title "The Way Forward" is a whitewash. Thorugh the invasion and occupation, Iraq first became a failed state where terrorist groups thrive.. The war that would only cost peanuts (Wolfowitz or Perle) may cost $1 trillion.

AIPAC say - NO (tags)

And show them the door.

Property/Casualty Insurance Industry Losing Steam as it Faces Increasing Threats of Terror (tags)

This year’s prediction is more ominous. Climate forecasters are not very optimistic either as they expect 10 hurricanes will hit the United States this year and half of those will be major storms. Fears of major terrorist offensive this summer were raised with the recent car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.

Insurance Companies Pay Silverstein Properties $2 billion For 9/11 Claims (tags)

"Seven Insurance Companies Pay Silverstein Properties $2 billion As Settlement For 9/11 Insurance Claims"

U.S., Israel Negotiate New Aid Package (tags)

"Danny Ayalon, who served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States until November, said Israel was hoping to seal a new 10-year deal before the end of President George W. Bush’s mandate in January, 2009."

Zio-Christianity (tags)

And the Lord said: PAY YOUR TAXES....

Veto of Peace (tags)

Bush's idea of compromise is "that the democrats do what he tells them." The budget law passed by the democratic majority in congress was tied tot he condition of a fixed plan for withdrawal from iraq.

How to get out of Iraq for just $450 million (tags)

If Nancy Pelosi and Congress really want the war to end and U.S. personnel to leave Iraq, it doesn't have to cost $100 billion or even $10 billion. For just $450 million, Congress could hire U.S. airlines to fly all U.S. troops (and contractors) home for good, in time to enjoy summer with their families.

The Zell[ing] Out of the Baltimore Sun (tags)

Sam Zell, a multibillionaire and “committed Zionist,” will soon gain control of the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and 23 TV stations. Zell, an AIPAC supporter, has promised he won’t interfere with the news sections of any of the media outlets. I think he’s another Mortimer B. Zuckerman of the NY Daily News, who pushed for the Iraqi War. America--prepare for a “Dark Age!”

Navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Government (tags)

VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: Continuing our cyber crusade, navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Bolivarian Government, President Hugo Chavez and its brave people in the mainstream media, and to show readers the other side of the coin, allowing them to achieve some balance in the information they receive and to arrive at their own conclusions, we find yet another oft-reiterated topic concerning the land of Simon Bolivar, Luis Aparicio and Jacinto Convit (the Venezuelan physician who discovered a vaccine for leprosy).

Philippines: On PERC Corruption Survey (tags)

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo reaping the fruits of her folly

Deficits (tags)

De-industrialization reduces the long-term wealth-formation of broad sectors of the population. An extremely high indebtedness of private households also contributes to the disastrous total deficit of the US.

Target (tags)

How much should the wealthy give to the poor?

Bush 2008 budget to brutalize humanity (tags)

Bush budget proposes to brutalize America!

Bush's budget priorities: war and the wealthy (tags)

Bush's budget priorities: war and the wealthy

Israel comes begging, again (tags)

The US peace movement should ask Congress to stop this.

$2.9 trillion US budget for 2008 - Thats $9,666 for every man, woman, and child in the USA (tags)

Wow! $2.9 trillion for the 2008 budget. Hmmmm thats $9,666 for every man, woman and child in the USA. And since children don't pay taxes thats about $19,332 for every adult in the USA. Which means that mythical family of 4 will pay $38,664 in taxes.

Bush to propose record US war budget (tags)

The Bush administration will seek congressional approval of more than $700 billion in military spending this year, including $245 billion to fund the ongoing wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, top officials told the press Friday. The gargantuan funding request will be formally unveiled and sent to Congress Monday.

Bush wants $800 of your money to help him kill (tags)

Bush wants you to pay $800 over then year and a half to help him kill Iraqi women, children, and freedom fighters. Think your getting your moneys worth?

Cooking the Books: U.S. Banks are Giant Casinos (tags)

This is not good news.

Invocation to the democratic forces of the world-wide society. (tags)

Do support Brazilian people, our president Luís Inácio Lula Da Silva, the National Congress and Brazilian Judiciary in our fight so that the national budget pass to be applied in headings foreseen in the law and not deviated to guarantee the delirious enrichment of bankers and moneylenders in damage of the most sacred interests of the nation.

Mr. President Luís Inácio Lula Da Silva, (tags)

Brazilian entrepreneurs, workers and unemployeds, we need workmanships, projects and initiatives that multiply chances, wages, jobs and businesses, and this will not happen in desirable speed while the Union to spend, as in the year of 2006, 490 billion

Wartime military spending fuels economy (tags)

War is good for the military police state? Well good for the people that supply the military war machine!

From Israel: Stop the Siege – Stop the War! - Join Our International Campaign (tags)

A month of protest: November 4 – December 2, 2006

Missing 500.000 American weapons were actually never shipped to Iraq? (tags)

Instead of the official allegation that those weapons went "missing" in Iraq - maybe a better explanation is that the weapons were "never" shipped to Iraq in the first place!

South Korea: Sex industry a 21 BILLION dollar a year industry (tags)

Exploitation of women in the sex trade industry

Human trafficking in Israel a $ 1 billion industry (tags)

Israel the so-called "oasis of democracy and human rights" been cited by the United Nations and the US State Department was one of the worst offenders in this slave trade, a $ 1,000,000,000 dollar booming industry which contines to this day

Imperial Oil (tags)

addicted to oil

US Senate votes 100-0 for $70 billion more in war spending (tags)

The unanimous vote by the US Senate on Friday to approve the Bush administration’s request for an additional $70 billion to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrates a basic truth of American politics: the Democratic Party, no less than the Republicans, is a party of imperialist militarism and war.

HUGO CHAVEZ'S NEW WORLD VISION (tags)

THE SPIRIT OF THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION

California Propositions: Billions For Special Interest (tags)

When Governor Schwarzenegger ran for office in 2003 he promised to work for the people of California and not for the special interest, now in 2006 Arnold Schwarzenegger has become the champion of special interest groups. The 2006 bond and tax package, presented by the governor and the state legislature, is the worst package ever offered to California voters in the state’s history.

Remembering Katrina and the Need for Climate Justice (tags)

Nearly one year after Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the Bush-Cheney Gang has done little, on the issue of global warming, to prevent another devastating disaster. At a rally, on Aug. 26, 2006, at the main headquarters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adm. (NOAA), Mike Tidwell, the author of “The Ravaging Tide,” charged that unless something is done now about the warming of our global atmosphere, more Katrinas are on their way.

Prisons: Alexander Propose Saving Californians $20 Billion (tags)

Widespread spending abuse in California’s prison system has more than doubled since Governor Schwarzenegger was elected in 2003 and the governor has failed to address a growing prison crisis. However the governor has been more concerned with building more prisons to deal with the state’s growing prison population; now over 172,000 inmates in a system designed to accommodate less than 100,000. Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor with the Peace and Freedom Party, wants to cut the fat by $20 billion.

U..S. exports fantasies and weapons systems (tags)

In fact, 20 of our top 25 arms clients in the developing world in 2003 were undemocratic regimes or governments with records as major human-rights abusers. All too often, U.S. arms transfers fuel conflict, give weapons to human-rights abusers or fall into the hands of our adversaries. Far from serving as a force for security and stability, these sales frequently empower unstable, undemocratic regimes.

Public Transit Could Transform The Quality Of Life For Workers And The Environment (tags)

Having destroyed it once, public transit, like health care and education, is a service that US capitalism is incapable of providing its citizens.

Israel is to balme (tags)

Israel is drunk on it's power

US Plans $4.6 Billion in Mideast Arms Sales (tags)

US Plans $4.6 Billion in Mideast Arms Sales

How the media often is lying with the truth (tags)

This is an interesting story because the media seems to be distorting the facts with the truth. The headline seems to imply that Senator McCain is some sort of hero for trying to solve a tribal dispute. The truth is the tribe claims to have been screwed by the government out of royalties of $100 billion and the only thing Senator McCain is doing is asking them to settle out of court for less then 10 percent of the damages. Hell any $200 an hour lawyer could do that.

Who's Arming Israel? (tags)

Much has been made in the US media of the Syrian- and Iranian-origin weaponry used by Hezbollah in the escalating violence in Israel and Lebanon. There has been no parallel discussion of the origin of Israel's weaponry, the vast bulk of which is from the United States.

U.S. Aid to the Terror State of Israel (tags)

It would be interesting to know how many of those American taxpayers believe they and their families have received as much from the U.S. Treasury as has everyone who has chosen to become a citizen of Israel. But it's a question that will never occur to the American public because, so long as America's mainstream media, Congress and president maintain their pact of silence, few Americans will ever know the true cost of Israel to U.S. taxpayers.

Isn't corporate welfare great!!!! (tags)

How can a farmer afford his BMW if the feds don't give him corporate welfare.

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Weekend Edition (tags)

News from inside the "Bush Reich": Insurency escalates in Iraq, Suspicions grow re: murdered/tortured soldiers, Israeli arms dealers and mercenaries in No. Iraq, Halliburton investigated for human trafficking, The obscene 2007 budget...and more: Read it n' weep!

Brazilian government's decree allows increasing of foreign participation in the papers of (tags)

The Bank of Brazil will be a little less of Brazil, in the Stock exchange of São Paulo, thanks to plus an controversial decision of the petist government, totaly converted to the dogmas of international economic neolibertinism - same pathology that acomete the Toucans.

Who's Following the Money? (tags)

So where did all those missing billions wind up? Odds are, that money’s back here in the USA, and more than likely in the GOP.

Brazil: "Petists" and "Toucans" have an agreement with bankers to prom (tags)

The "reform" of the Social Security, mixing interests of pension funds and of the financial system, will be implemented in the next government - no matter who will occupie the chair of the president of the republic at "Palácio do Planalto"

"AQUI ESTAMOS Y NO NOS VAMOS!": THE STRUGGLE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

By William I. Robinson

When War Making Criminals Get What They Deserve (tags)

Today the Senate is prepared to vote on a bill that will rack up an additional $67.6 Billion for making war upon Afghanistan and Iraq. That "supplemental" money, however, will just keep the eager war-makers in just enough Depleted Uranium, Grenades, and Conventional Mines (all types) only to last another five months, till September 30.

HOSTILE TAKEOVER - THE CORPORATE CONTROL OF SOCIETY AND HUMAN LIFE (tags)

HOW PREDATORY GIANT CORPORATIONS DESTROY SOCIETY AND PEOPLE

insightful book: power & limits of China (tags)

A Chinese journalist gives a new picture about a changing China and its evolving relations with the world.

May 1 Call to Action! "A day without an immigrant" Immigrant General Strike! (tags)

"El Gran Paro Americano 2006" "The Great American Boycott 2006" "Un dia sin immigrante" "A day without an immigrant"

SOROS AND ME! PART IV - THE PLOT TO OPEN CHINA (tags)

Alex S. Gabor publishes his fourth installment in his internationally syndicated column, Soros and Me!

You be the judge: Is Renco robbing steelworker pensions? (tags)

The Renco Group, Inc., is threatening legal action against Workers World newspaper. Its owner is Ira C. Rennert, a billion aire speculator who deals in selling and buying companies, many in bankruptcy. Rennert is one of a growing breed of predators feeding off distressed companies.

Insurance Lobby Collects $22 Billion in GOP Budget (tags)

A revealing report by the Washington Post uncovered behiind-closed-doors budget negotiations between GOP lawmakers and the health industry lobby that resulted in a $22 billion gain for the industry.

ALERT - Stop the Budget Cuts! (tags)

A vote is possible February 1. Call your representatives toll free and oppose the budget reconciliation bill - 1-800-393-1082

It Would Be Funny If It Weren't So Tragic (tags)

If the U.S. spend proportionately as much as Venezuela on arms, the US military budget would be $12 billion, instead of $441 billion.

China's global reach: book excerpt (tags)

Huge development in China.

China's global reach (book excerpts) (tags)

China's fast growth vs international multinationals

Returning Money to the People (tags)

Please share this with those you know who are tired of being a financial slave because they have been duped into accepting a fraud!

STILL IN DENIAL ? (tags)

Republicans Steal Thanksgiving. As the Republicans go home for Thanksgiving this week, House leaders are congratulating themselves on having squeaked through a divisive budget bill that takes canned goods from the poor in order to fund more luxuries for the rich.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/19/05) (tags)

Federal reserve will no longer report M3.

Budget for U.S. spying slips out (tags)

Budget for U.S. spying slips out — $44 billion In an apparent slip, a top U.S. intelligence official has revealed at a public conference what has long been secret: the amount of money the nation spends on its spy agencies.

Human Traffic Denounced (tags)

Human Traffic Denounced

Youth say no to war, no to military: The movement to ‘opt out’ (tags)

CHICAGO — Youth and students here and across the country are refusing in ever greater numbers to believe the promises of U.S. military recruiters, promises like, “You can get any job you want,” and “You can try the military out for a few months and if you don’t like it you can quit.” Other favorites include, “You are guaranteed to get $50,000 for college,” and “You will never see a day of combat.”

What Californians Should Do About the High Price of Gas (tags)

How should a democratic, relatively educated, supposedly enlightened society react to ever increasing gasoline prices? A proposal in the context of what is politically possible in California.

Bush Fundraiser Held at the Bel Air home of Robert Day. (tags)

The Republican Fundraiser that Bush attended last night was held at the Bel Air home of a Mr. Robert A. Day.

Special Call-In Day - Urgent Budget Cuts Updfate (tags)

Call 1-800-828-0498 and urge your senators to reject any budget reconciliation that includes cuts to Medicaid.

CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM (tags)

Every year since 1990, the United Nations publishes its Human Development Report. It contains the most authoritative data on the state of the world. These reports are available online: hdr.undp.org/reports/view_reports.cfm?type=1. Based on those reports (referred to by year, followed by page), what does our world look like?

Bird Flu: Evolution or Unintelligent Design? (tags)

While a Dover, PA court battles over whether Darwin and God, our Creationist president is strangely worried these days about the evolution of a virus.

Free Market Idiocy and Easy Money in the Big Easy (tags)

The federal government is paying $200 billion to bring in outside companies to rebuild New Orleans, while hundreds of thousands of the city’s evacuees languish in shelters across the country, jobless and penniless. What’s wrong with this picture?

RFK, Jr. Blasts Big Oil & Bush-Cheney Gang (tags)

The Bush-Cheney Gang gave the store away in the so-called “Energy Bill.” It granted $4 billion in tax breaks to Big Oil, despite the fact that ExxonMobil had profits of $24 billion last year! Now, environmentalists rallying in Washington, D.C., on 09/20/05, suspect that parts of the pristine Arctic Wildlife Refuge will soon be opened up to oil drilling. At the protest, RFK, Jr., labeled George Bush: “The worst environmental president in U.S. history!”

Disappointed Hopes in Africa (tags)

"The $40 billion promised before the summit was only a small part of Africa's total $300 billion in debts and the more than $2.4 trillion of all developing countries. The IMF, World Bank and G8 still use the debts as an instru-ment for dictating development.."

The Ultimate Oxymoron (tags)

"Since a capitalist democracy is a democracy of capital, `the people' simply don't count.."

Drum Beat for Cannabis (tags)

Weekly Cartoon from Dirt Worshiping Heathens Sketchbook

Onward, Christian theocrats: the Yankee Taliban on the attack (tags)

“Our goal is a Christian nation,” says Terry Randal. “We are called by God to conquer this country.”

Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’ (tags)

WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “LeaveMyChildAlone.org.”

Pensions hijacked: Bankruptcy scam rips off 119,000 United workers (tags)

CHICAGO — “You might see me coming down the aisle 20 years from now with my walker,” said flight attendant Melissa Madden. Faced with the slashing of their pensions to the tune of $6.6 billion, she and other United Airlines flight attendants here warn that if United gets away with using bankruptcy to dump its pension obligations, the nation’s entire defined-benefit pension system — and the futures of the 44 million workers it covers — could come tumbling down. Retirement for American workers could become a thing of the past.

More money down the drain: War cost bleeds states, cities (tags)

As U.S. casualties in Iraq topped 1,600, the U.S. Congress approved another $82 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and related spending, with the bulk going to the Iraq occupation.

Weak Dollar and Strong Bush: China and US Debts (tags)

To stabilize the value of the dollar, the US needs a daily currency inflow of $1.8 billion.. The budget plan of the White House rests on unrealistic assumptions.. The Bush administration assumes higher revenues by means of the tax cuts.

Shadowy Lobbyists (tags)

by Admin. (No verified email address) 24 Apr 2005 Here's a decent article I came across in the Reader.

The True Value of a Timor Sea Gas Resource (tags)

Crude oil prices have climbed since 2002, and so government revenue from a Sunrise gas project is about four times higher than figures used by oil companies.

Clergy and laity say: Feed the hungry, end the war (tags)

WASHINGTON — Peace and religious groups converged on the Capitol March 14 to demand that Congress vote down President Bush’s war budget and restore funds to health care, education, housing and other human needs programs.

GOP Agenda Shreds Disabled Housing (tags)

The GOP Is About To Shred The Nation's Housing Assistance Programs!

Short List of "Practical Necessities" (tags)

When interests rise, fewer and fewer investments occur in production and employ-ment, unemployment increases and the economy goes flat. This analysis of the Austrian economy could help the US battle deregulation and corporate enrichment.

US of Amnesia - Chavez or Bush Choose (tags)

Forget lobbying, and all environmental, social justice and other organizing in the USA! It will never work – never change anything soon – and causes more problems than it solves. The Andes have a lot to teach us and a world to win - a dollar a year from every person in the USA could make the difference.

$9 Billion lost, Halliburton Looting, and Bush wants $82 Billion more? (tags)

The whistleblowers have provided evidence of massive, systematic (ie intentional) fraud at Halliburton. The US Inspector General just reported $9 billion is missing, the CPA lost it - no trace of it whatsoever - yet Bush and his lapdog Congress want our children to pay $82 billion more for this illegal and immoral war

$9B Goes Missing In Iraq-Huge Sum Disappears Without A Trace (tags)

This article is from the Wash. DC IMC: By: Helen Thomas Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration’s pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil.

$9B Goes Missing In Iraq-Huge Sum Disappears Without A Trace (tags)

Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration’s pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil.

$9 Billion is ’Missing’, and Republicans Refuse to Investigate (tags)

Certain Congresspeople are refusing to investigate this theft of $9 billion, doesn’t that make them accessories to the crime? According to The Constitution, it is the duty of Congress to investigate these crimes. Their purpose is to provide ’checks and balances’ to the Executive Branch, expressly to be something other than a horde of rubber stamp lemmings.

False Pride of the "Super Outlaw State" (tags)

"Although few Americans realize that their country was the first to commit genocide, ethnic cleansing and use forced death marches, these historical facts didn't escape the Third Reich and Adolph Hitler. He admired the American government for their efficiency"

Drug Industry Is Being Deregulated (tags)

Are you in favor of deregulating the Drug Industry?

Bush budget assailed as ‘war’ on people (tags)

The 2006 budget Bush sent to Capitol Hill Feb. 7 ratchets up military spending 5 percent, to $419 billion from $400 billion in the current budget.

"A Subtle Form of Hypocrisy" (tags)

Between 1980 and 2003, $1.8 trillion in interests alone flowed from the South to the North. The heavy debts of developing countries more than tripled in this time period.

Set the date! Time to bring the troops home (tags)

Lawmakers rejected Bush’s boast in his State of the Union address that the Jan. 30 election in Iraq vindicates his war policy.

Keynes in Uniform (tags)

Bush seems to have learned the same thing as former president Reagan from the histori-cal experience of the 1930s.. What helps are tax cuts and cuts in social spending.

The Case Against Administrator Natsios (tags)

In April of 2003, President Bush's appointee to the Agency for International Development appeared on Nightline and unequivocally claimed reconstruction in Iraq would only cost American taxpayers $1.7 Billion dollars. Damn lies, all of them. Six months later the transcript disappeared from USAID.gov. Good thing I saved it.

Tug of War (tags)

Some view the election of George W. Bush as providing him with a mandate to pursue his reactionary policies at home and abroad.

Hard Landing of the Dollar (tags)

The decline of the US dollar signals the economic weakness of the superpower and the structural crisis of capitalism. Since 1985 the US has become heavily indebted fo foreign countries. This foreign indebtedness amounts to 35 percent of the GDP.

If god exists, then god is responsible. (tags)

We must recognise, and soon, that our belief in a divine, omnipotent and masterful ‘god’ is insulting to the magnificence of our species.

Tucker Carlson is a Thin Idiot (tags)

The fresh-faced pundit, recently pink-slipped by CNN, is bummed that Iraqis aren’t more grateful for all America’s been doing for them, and suggests their ingratitude will likely be shared by the victims of the recent tsunami, what with so many of them being Islamic and all.

W is both "stingy" and abrasive (tags)

The part-time White House occupier(he seems to spend an enormous amount of 'paid vacation' time at his Crawfor ranch)is chafing at criticism that the U.S. is being awfully 'stingy' in sending token amounts of aid to victims of the Asian tsunami over the weekend.

100 Facts and 1 Opinion (tags)

From the Purple States to your brain

E-Day: The Collapse of the Oil Lie (tags)

For a long time the oil market has functioned according to the laws of the monopoly game with players in Riad, Washington and Houston.. Only 50% of the necessary oil will be available in 8 years in 2012..

Middle Class New Working Poor (tags)

America's Middle Class Becomes the New Working Poor

RECORDS FALL UNDER BUSH: THE BIG PICTURE (tags)

The U.S. Dept. of Commerce projects a record $631 billion annual trade deficit for 2004.

American Dream Slipping Away (tags)

The American Dream Slipping Away from the Middle Class

Ralph Nader Speech Full Text (tags)

The speech he gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)

A MOM'S FYI: Of Politics & War, An Information Quest (tags)

Poltics/War Info Quest

OPERATION IRAQI PLUNDER (tags)

The United States spends Iraq's money - with little accountability.

US Dollar Heading for Collapse: Robert Reich (tags)

In painting a bleak outlook for the US economy, Reich suggested the worst is yet to come, especially if President George W. Bush and the Republican party's agenda of tax less and spend more is re-elected in Nov

Starving Amid Plenty (tags)

With society awash in cash workers are expected to take cuts and be thankful

Kerry slams war costs (tags)

About that Missing and Misspent $87 Billion: Kerry Was Right to Vote No (tags)

Most of the money was supposedly “for the troops” but reports from the front of shortages of everything from bullets to bullet-proof vests suggest it was shifted elsewhere, while the $18 billion designated for rebuilding Iraq is, for the most part, AWOL. Instead of explaining his vote, Kerry should be blasting the Bush administration for corruption and incompetence in misusing the money.

30 Hours are Enough (tags)

Over 6 million jobs would be created in Germany if the 33 million employees worked 20 percent less. 100 billion Euro would be restored to state treasuries. All that is needed is political will, not neoliberal indifference.

Oil policies running on empty (tags)

"People here seem to have an inexplicably difficult time coming to terms with the idea that they don't have infinite access to a finite resource. Well, now it's wake-up time. Again."

Conservative myths (tags)

The current crop of GOP candidates parrots absurdities about term limits and fiscal responsibility--makes you wonder if they have any concept of the real world.

Our $8 Trillion Headache (tags)

Since taking office, George W. Bush taking has taken the national debt (in decline thanks to four years of surpluses) on an upwards trajectory -- and now he needs a $690 billion. Grand total? $8 TRILLION!

Did Ronald Reagan 'torture' blacks? (tags)

The Document Sean Hannity Doesn't Want You To Read (tags)

Fox News' Sean Hannity challenged American Progress CEO John Podesta to "defend and explain one example where I -- where I said something that was so false." -- here are fifteen examples:

The Icy Normality of Hunger (tags)

"World agriciulture in its present state of development could feed 12 billion persons.. The daily silent genocide of hunger that occurs in icy normality is not a fate. People are responsible.. For Rousseau, there was no natural law of capital.."

The future of oil (tags)

Some Figures On US Aid To Israel (tags)

The Federal Reserve Is a Debt-Making and Constitution-Destroying Institution.

Republican Congressman Admits War is Against Islam (tags)

Darrell Issa comes out and admits it -- the Iraq war is just the start of a crusade designed to "liberate more than a billion people." Turns out the war on terror really was against Islam after all.

Rep. Becerra On Iraq War (tags)

Becerra tells voters Rumsfeld has to go, no blank check for Iraq war, no to draft--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

US Economy as an Accelerated War Economy (tags)

"A recovery based on job losses, wage cuts, increased health care costs, an incomparable increase in student fees and growing poverty is not John Kerry's idea of an American economy that works for America's workers.."

Are We Out of Gas? (tags)

Immigrants Drain $30 Billion in Cash Annually (tags)

In the past nine years the cash that immigrants send from the United States back to their home countries has almost doubled, but the Bush Administration is planning to use the upcoming G-8 summit to discuss ways to increase the outward flow of cash.

As war's tab mounts, GOP questions strategy (tags)

"we need to restrain what are growing messianic instincts - a sort of global social engineering where the United States feels it is both entitled and obligated to promote democracy - by force if necessary" -- Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas

The Four Day Week (tags)

"The neoliberal medicine Less State and More Market does not work.. That the neoliberal medicine does not heal the economy and society but damages them must be clear to everyone who hasn't suc-cumbed to the neoliberal delusion."

Most Hated Man in the History of the World? (tags)

Bush the Most Hated Man in the History of the World? He is a Planetary Pariah of Bibilical Proportions

War costs to Pentagon approach $5 billion a month (tags)

Senior members of Congress, including some Republicans, urged the administration to detail war costs before the election, arguing it appeared that the military was running out of funds.

Dissident wins in record landslide (tags)

The people of South Africa speak. 'AIDS' is a scam and a myth.

The $160 Billion war (tags)

In 2003, the cost of the war was put at $50 billion and now it is $160 billion and rising -- and this is an unprovoked war of choice.

Peak Oil - Possibly the Most Important Issue of Our Time (tags)

Post-peak oil production, or “Peak Oil” is possibly the most important issue of our time. The decline of oil production and the increase in demand is at or near a critical threshold. It will shake the foundations of human life on planet Earth.

Offshoring of jobs a hot issue (tags)

Typically high paid middle class Information Technology workers are learning what blue collar workers have known for decades-- the offshoring of working people's jobs sucks.

BTL:Fruit/Chemical Companies File $17 Billion Countersuit Against... (tags)

...Sick Nicaraguan Banana Workers Interview with Kathy Hoyt, co-coordinator of the Nicaragua Network, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Rumsfeld's 'incestuous' billion dollar deal with Boeing (tags)

"Doesn't all of this bother you, Mr. secretary, that this incestuous relationship that went on between Boeing and the United States Air Force and the secretary of the Air force in particular?" - Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

Warning: This diet is not for everyone (tags)

Finding a quarter-billion acres for adequate feed grain harvests would mean at least a 7 percent increase in cropland worldwide at a time when farmers are already using most of the better land. Much of the newly plowed acreage would likely be marginal, subject to greater erosion and requiring extra generous applications of fertilizer and pesticides.

George W Bush and the real state of the Union (tags)

Today the President gives his annual address. As the election battle begins, how does his first term add up?

Vons Strike Continues -- Pacific Coast Highway (tags)

On January 16, employees on strike from Vons and Ralphs were picketing in front of the Vons on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades.

Be sure to check out all the photos from this story! They are posted on Indybay.org.

Are you Afraid of Bush? (tags)

This is simply a must read...

How Will Bush Deal With the Deficits? Connecting the Dots to Iraq (tags)

Bush administration's perpetual war and attendant defecit spending responsible for illusory economic prolificacy.

Grip of Death (tags)

This is the world that has been pulled down over your eyes to blind you from the truth...

Betrayed by Bush, GOP's anger is moot (tags)

Small-government Republicans have been stirred up by conservative talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. But when the election comes, the libertarian faction's anger will be "almost irrelevant... Are they going to vote for Howard Dean?"

Billions for Bankers--Debts for the People (tags)

In 1901 the national debt of the United States was less than $1 billion. It stayed at less than $1 billion until we got into World War I. Then it jumped to $25 billion.

America's Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt (tags)

America is going to hell! After WWII, it began to be slowly taken over by wily intriguers, wearing pin stripe suits. These grasping men (some were women, too) have been using primarily our federal government, the U.S. Congress, the CIA, NSA, the IMF, the mass media, corporations, banking facilities and our foreign policy, to make us more foes around the globe, while serving their own greedy ends. In the process, these schemers have grown extremely powerful at the expense of the Republic. They rarely choose to hold any office and prefer to operate from behind the scenes. I call them, “The Wire Pullers” (See Jonathan Kwitny’s “Endless Enemies” for some examples of how this exploitation works.)

Byrd's Fable Fits Perfectly (tags)

"Those who have dared to expose the nakedness of the administration's policies in Iraq have been subjected to scorn. Those who have noticed the elephant in the room - that is, the fact that this war was based on falsehoods - have had our patriotism questioned. Those who have spoken aloud the thought shared by hundreds of thousands of military families across this country, that our troops should return quickly and safely from the dangers half a world away, have been accused of cowardice. We have then seen the untruths, the dissembling, the fabrication, the misleading inferences surrounding this rush to war in Iraq wrapped quickly in the flag."

'We Didn't Know' Will Be No Excuse - The Wall (tags)

No longer content to chop away at Palestine until it eventually disappears, Israel is now using the "security fence" as a vehicle for the more rapid and overt methods of large-scale ethnic cleansing. This grave step ushers in the terminal stage of the cleansing process, in which years of organized persecution, brutality, bigotry and theft, all the patriotic acts required in the effort to dehumanize another people, finally succeed in radically dehumanizing the perpetrators.

Hang Up on War! A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN OF ANTI-WAR PHONE TAX RESISTANCE (tags)

New anti-war campaign.

As Iraq death toll rises, so do war profits (tags)

WASHINGTON – As the roster of dead and wounded in Iraq grows longer, George W. Bush is pleading that the people of this country stay the course despite admissions by his administration that the occupation has become a “long, hard slog.”

Rush Limbaugh's loss negligible on Clear Channel's revenue (tags)

Despite the Limbaugh controversy, Clear Channel announced a record third quarter on revenues of $2.54 billion. Limbaugh is expected to return on November 17 with his base of listeners, advertisers, and stations intact.

Billions are wondering why (the government is so crooked) (tags)

Several billion people in the world — including myself — are wondering why: • America is hell-bent on destroying its own Constitution. The first Patriot Act torpedoed most of it, but now the new Patriot Act II — currently under wraps and about to be deployed secretly for a rigged vote in Congress — actually contains a provision to revoke the citizenship of American citizens if they are deemed to be connected with a terrorist organization. This decision would require no proof, only an assertion by the government. It means that people who attend peace protests are now eligible for indefinite detention without access to lawyers or phone calls to family. To be clear, it means quite literally that America is no longer a free country, and that its citizens are no longer Constitutionally protected from arbitrary punishment by its war-mad government.

Keep kids away from dangerous Disney products (tags)

Greenpeace Report: Hidden hazards revealed in Disney products Children face toxic chemical cocktail  

Impostors, filchers & murderer (tags)

To be a Donor means to be a financier of the american robber & murderer gang

Spy Finance and the Black Budget (tags)

".....a congressional investigation revealed that the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a supersecret agency whose existence was publicly acknowledged only a few years ago, lost track of a $2 billion slush fund because it was so highly classified even top intelligence officials had no control over it."

$87 billion for war: ‘senseless & reckless’ (tags)

Congress voted to approve the Bush administration’s $87 billion package for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not without vocal and sometimes vehement opposition by lawmakers and peace activists.

Rep. Barbara Lee On Iraq (tags)

125 Congressional Reps opposed the $87 billion supplemental funds to Iraq war up from 12 for the original $78 Billion

Hegemony, Survival and Self-Deterrence (tags)

We are currently witnessing a major expansion in the US, hence Western, global military system.

URGENT No On $87 Billion For Iraq (tags)

The Vote on $87 Billion is Today or Tomorrow Call Congress Now!

Bush JINSA/PNAC Neocons Follow "A Clean Break" for War with Syria (tags)

HEADS UP: THE US WILL INVADE SYRIA: PHONE CALL INFO (tags)

HEADS UP: THE US WILL INVADE SYRIA: PHONE CALL INFO

36 Reasons To Vote For Bush and Republicans In 2004 (tags)

You like Pat Robertson, the TV evangelist. You send him contributions and you pray with him for the “passing” of three Supreme Court Justices.

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.

House Panel Approves Bush $87B Iraq Plan (tags)

The bottomless money pit called Iraq received an additional 87 billion dollars to fight the war... No WMD's , No Hussein and no terrorist connections... Within a few years the national deficit should read more that 500 billion. HOPE YA LIKE IT..CUZ YOUR PAYING FOR IT!!

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.

Kleptocratic States of America (tags)

"Cronyism is an important factor in the Iraqi debacle. It's not just that reconstruction is much more expensive than it should be. The really important thing is that cronyism is warping policy: By treating contracts as prizes to be handed to their friends, administration officials are delaying Iraq's recovery, with potentially catastrophic consequences.

New firm with Bush ties consults on Iraq business (tags)

WASHINGTON - A company that was created to help clients take advantage of business opportunities in Iraq is made up of businessmen associated with President Bush, his family and his administration.

Soldiers’ dad to Bush: Stop playing with lives (tags)

WASHINGTON – Larry Syverson, father of two combat soldiers deployed in Iraq, told a National Press Club news conference Sept. 24 that George W. Bush is “playing with my sons’ lives” to secure control of Iraqi oil.

Friends of the Iraqi Folk (tags)

87 Billion Dollar for Iraq, a great act

A Texas Hoax May Be the President's Waterloo (tags)

Over the past year or so, getting headlines in Texas but only modest coverage elsewhere, the "Texas Miracle" has been disrobed. It was a scam, a hoax.

Meet the richest people in America (tags)

he rich once again are getting richer, Forbes finds in its annual survey of the country's wealthiest citizens. What a relief.

Sen. Kennedy Says Case for Iraq War Was Fraud (tags)

Oh no!! Not another Un-patriotic American saying that the Bush Administration was full of shit..... Will the brainwashed masses believe?

Bush's Short Trip into Purgatory (tags)

"The government did miserable work in planning for the time after Saddam Hussein. The government treated Congress like a nuisance, Senator Chuck Hagel from arch-conservative Nebraska declared.. The $166 billion for the anti-terror crusade is a record."

Charities, Libertarianism failed by Human Nature (tags)

Contrary to the Libertarian View, non-profits face the very real prospect of significant, continuing declines in government funding, their second-largest source of revenue. Even worse, a recent study of 238 foundations found that they spent nearly $45 million on trustee fees, mostly to boards of directors, rather than using that money for charity.

S.F. Valley Peace Protest - Fri. Sept 19th. (tags)

87 BILLION FOR WAR!? WE WANT JOBS, SCHOOLS, HEALTHCARE! NOT ONE MORE DEAD BRING THEM HOME NOW OCCUPATION IS NOT LIBERATION

$87 billion for Iraq: Another Vietnam? (tags)

President Bush stunned the nation Sunday night with his request for an additional $87 billion for the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ramsey Clark Responds To Bush's TV Address (tags)

Brought to you by the Bush Regime: Death, destruction, and misery. In a word EVIL.

Wild West Show (tags)

Lewis H. Lapham is editor of Harper's magazine. Other articles can be found at http://www.harpers.org.

HEHEHE American Infrastructure (tags)

HEHEHE it takes a report by a bunch of civil engineers for the Americans to realize their infrastructure is shit.

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Bush Anti-Terrorism "Medicine": Only the Drug Lords Win (tags)

While Bush is handing out over $10 billion to "anti-terrorism" programs designed to enrich a few pharmaceutical corporations, cities and states go begging - Just $1 billion has been tossed them, to be divided among all 50 states, to cover the cost of anti-terrorism public health upgrades for over 260 million Americans.

Let the rich pay, Camejo says (tags)

Green Party candidate Peter Camejo has unveiled a budget proposal which calls for strikingly higher income tax rates on Californians who earn more than $500,000 a year, changing Proposition 13 to allow reappraisals of many corporate properties and tax cuts for low-wage earners.

Petition to Howard Dean for Clarification of Stance on I/P Conflict (tags)

Time to corner and expose the "good Doctor"

Digging a hole in our treasury (tags)

You thought 12 years of Raygun/Bushit were bad? Hell, they were just warming this trainwreck up. Despirate people are more likely to follow the leader into fascism.

Republican spending orgy (tags)

So here we are three years later, with not only a Republican Congress but a Republican president, too -- and the federal spending train is racing out of control. The Bush administration estimated last week that the government will end the current fiscal year with a budget deficit of $455 billion. Over the next five years, the public debt is expected to rise by $1.9 trillion.

Coward DEAN JPG: Pro War Sell Out! (tags)

spread the word - a repost from SF IMC

OCCUPATION OF IRAQ COSTS U.S. 4 BILLION PER MONTH (tags)

No job? No health plan? No medical care? Lousy Schools? Hospitals closing? Don't worry... we're "liberating Iraq."

OCCUPATION OF IRAQ COSTS U.S. 4 BILLION PER MONTH (tags)

No job? No health plan? No medical care? Lousy Schools? Hospitals closing? Don't worry... we're "liberating Iraq."

How much is $3.9 billion (tags)

What does 3.9 billion dollars a month me to You?

The Financial Costs of War (tags)

The war against Iraq will cost 100 to 2000 billion dollars depending on its course. Even the lower sum of 100 billion dollars is a lot of money, e.g. 40% of the federal budget of Germany.

Nothing but lip service (tags)

Then there’s military tax relief — or the lack thereof. As Bush and Republican leaders in Congress preach the mantra of tax cuts, they can’t seem to find time to make progress on minor tax provisions that would be a boon to military homeowners, reservists who travel long distances for training and parents deployed to combat zones, among others.

Pre-war predictions of quick exit, oil-financed reconstruction evaporate (tags)

Even as U.S. troops continue to be killed in Iraq at the rate of about one a day, the United States faces the prospect of occupying the country indefinitely and leading an international reconstruction effort costing tens of billions of dollars, according to several estimates.

California budget targets health care (tags)

Last November, the California government announced the most severe budget crisis in California’s history—a budget shortfall of $38 billion for fiscal years 2003 and 2004. One month later, Governor Gray Davis imposed emergency budget cuts of $10.2 billion. These cuts are exacerbating a chronic health care crisis affecting nearly all counties in California. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/jun2003/cali-j24.shtml

Boycotting Exxon/The evil of capitalism (tags)

Boycott ExxonMobil

Corporate corruption and the Bush Administration (tags)

Corruption

Going Backwards Defense Execs Get Top Pentagon Posts (tags)

While Rumsfeld's aides defended the selections, some Pentagon officials bridled because of their daily battles with poor contractor performance and cost overruns. "They are bringing in the sharks," said Chuck Spinney, an Air Force system analyst. But Spinney conceded that Rumsfeld was caught in the predictable bind of finding experts for a new administration.

UC Manages Armageddon (tags)

The University of California is complicit in the design and development of weapons of mass destruction. UCLA professors are doing research for the warfare state.

Bechtel wins oil contracts (tags)

Last month, multi-billionaire Riley Bechtel was sworn in as a member of President Bush's Export Council to advise the government on how to create markets for American companies overseas. It was hardly a surprise to the 104th wealthiest man in world, whose family had amassed its fortune in mega-construction projects around the globe was tapped to advise the Bush administration on trade.

THE COST OF ISRAEL TO THE US (tags)

this is an article that was up on the cs monitor website plz read and leave comments Title: Economist tallies swelling cost of Israel to US Author: David R. Francis Publisher: The Christian Science Monitor Date: Dec 9, 2002 Copyright © 2002, The Christian Science Monitor

FUCK ISRAEL THE COST OF ISRAEL (ARTICLE FROM CS MONITOR) (tags)

WHAT IS THE COST OF ISRAEL TO THE US FIND OUT HERE IN AN ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR (CS MONITOR)

It's the Oil, Stupid (tags)

Oil had nothing to do with Washington's motives for the invasion, we were told. "The only interest the United States has in the region is furthering the cause of peace and stability, not in [Iraq's] ability to generate oil," said press secretary Ari Fleischer in late 2002. But at a January briefing an unnamed "senior Defense official" revealed that Gen. Tommy Franks and his staff "have crafted strategies that will allow us to secure and protect those fields as rapidly as possible in order to preserve those prior to destruction...

Fighting mad New Yorkers work to stop ‘doomsday’ budget (tags)

People are angry in New York City – and they have a right to be angry. Every day massive cuts in local and state spending appear more and more imminent. At the state level, revenues are 10 percent below what is needed.

HUMAN NEEDS SPENDING VS. WAR SPENDING (tags)

Dear Folks, Some stats from the back of the War Resisters League Pie Chart Flier (Where your tax dollars really go, available at www.warresisters.org), breaking down the domestic costs of war. Peace, Brad Simpson War Resisters League 212-228-0450

Digging out Iraq (tags)

Contracts for reconstruction in Iraq are primarily being handled by the USAID. The US Agency for International Development is headed by Andrew Nastios.

U.S. corporations set to profit off Iraq (tags)

The Bush administration’s attempt to fashion for itself the sole role of ruler and victor in post-war Iraq is meeting growing domestic and international opposition.

NYC Cuts Workers, While Israel Grows Richer (tags)

Article about How Vast Financial Aid to Israel has Contributed to US Terror Risk

Off the wire news (tags)

Anti-U.S. protests in Baghdad...Journalist Dies in 'Car Crash' in Iraq...Marines Raid Journalists' Baghdad Hotel...U.N. Human Rights Body Criticizes Israel...Iraqi Protesters Block Marines in Kut...$79 billion to pay for war? Ill. GOP Sen. Fitzgerald Won't Run in '04

Cheney's Corp. Profits Huge from Iraq War (tags)

Dick Cheney's Halliburton Corp. will receive up to a billion dollars from the Federal Government for Iraq reconstruction.

Cutting the Tax Cut (tags)

726 billion dollar tax cut halfed to 350 billion

pictures you will NEVER see on US TV (tags)

The Right-wing junta is creating another cycle of hate against America, built on a war justified by a massive pile of lies. Thanks Dubya.

Our Troops "They Died For Ariel Sharon" , (tags)

"Our troops will be fighting a proxy war in Iraq, and beyond, not to protect U.S. citizens from terrorist attacks, but to make the world safe for Israel. When the dead are buried, let the following be inscribed on their tombstones: They died for Ariel Sharon."

Our Troops "They Died For Ariel Sharon" (tags)

"Our troops will be fighting a proxy war in Iraq, and beyond, not to protect U.S. citizens from terrorist attacks, but to make the world safe for Israel. When the dead are buried, let the following be inscribed on their tombstones: They died for Ariel Sharon."

CFL ALERT: OPPOSE ALL AID TO ISRAEL ON 3/12 AND 3/26 (tags)

CFL ALERT: NATIONAL DAY OF ADVOCACY TO OPPOSE ISRAEL'S AID REQUEST ON MARCH 12 AND 26. (part of a national call with other peace groups)

Take the War-on-Iraq IQ Test (tags)

Do you know enough to justify going to war with Iraq?

13 myths about war in Iraq (tags)

This piece was created by the entire 13myths.org team, using an online collaborative process. Email: info@13myths.org. 13myths.org is a project of Organizers' Collaborative; for more information, visit organizenow.net.

No war! Say thanks to Turkey! (tags)

Turkey has voted against war on their neighbor. But with Bush arm-twisting, they could vote again! We should express anti-war solidarity with the people of Turkey, just as we express anti-war solidarity with the people of Iraq.

'You No-Good, Unemployed, Communist Faggot' (tags)

It was Gulf War I, and I was marching up the old Post Rd. in Connecticut for Peace. I carried a sign reporting on the number of our soldiers that had been killed thus far, when a sleek, silver BMW pulled up alongside me. The profusely sweating, purple faced man, his bejeweled ringed, sausage fingers, tightly gripping the hand tooled leather steering wheel, spit in my face screaming, "You no-good, unemployed, Communist faggot!"

The City of Santa Monica Adopts Anti-War Resolution (tags)

Santa Monica CA February 11th 2003 Santa Monica joins the more than 70 U. S. cities and counties to oppose “Preemptive Military Action Against Iraq”. Below is a rough draft, the completed resolution should be available early next week. You can contact www.santa-monica.org or call the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 458-8211 for copies.

BILLIONS ARE WONDERING WHY? (tags)

Perhaps a billion people all over the world will be out on the streets Saturday (2/15/03) to express which way they hope this question will go. There are demonstrations against the unjust invasion of Iraq planned in virtually every American city. Find out where it is and go. If you don't, there may come a day - and maybe real soon - when you can't.

BLACK HOLES (tags)

DISTORTING THE WORLD'S GEOPOLITICAL SPACE...

US reached debt limit, unemployment rampant (tags)

US national debt nears $6.4 TRILLION limit, so the US Treasury Dept. asks for higher debt ceiling for the Fed Govt; U.S. Economy in Worst Hiring Slump in 20 Years...

Which Direction is the US Heading? (tags)

For non-economists, income millionaires obviously have much less reason to spend this extra money than households keeping their heads above water with several jobs.. When Bush began his term of office, the Budget Office forecast surplus of $3 trillion..

US to spend at least $4 bn to undermine democracy in Turkey (tags)

If the majority of the people in Turkey oppose the war, then for the US to pressure the Turkish government to support the war is to undermine democracy. Should the Turkish government answer to its citizens, or to the highest bidder with the biggest guns?

HELP NEEDED (tags)

We Want YOUR Help!

Lidded subjects! (tags)

Sometimes it's really hard for our dear leader to dispose his lidded subjects.

Call White House-tell them "NO!" to Additional $14 Billion in Aid to Israel (tags)

Call White House-tell them "NO!" to Additional $14 Billion in Aid to Israel

Bush plans $ 600 billion gift to rich (tags)

The battle over how best to boost a sagging economy became a matter of public debate last week with Democrats in the House of Representatives and President Bush introducing competing plans.

Qwest and Bank of America Accused of Defrauding Retired Teachers (tags)

The California Teachers Retirement System sued Qwest Communications and Bank of America for engaging in "fraudulent schemes" that cost the teachers' fund millions of dollars.

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/18/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR!

Rule of the pirates, the $ 200 billion payday – exposing Bush, Cheney and Halliburton (tags)

The figure had been bouncing around think tanks and Capitol Hill for months, and on Dec. 1 made the front page of The Washington Post: Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq will cost the American taxpayer between $100 and $200 billion.

SINCE 1973, AMERICAN TAX PAYERS PAID $1.6 TRILLION TO ISRAEL (tags)

Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion. If divided by today's population, that is more than $5,700 per person.

Congress skips town, snubs kids and jobless (tags)

The 107th Congress adjourned on Nov. 22 after refusing to provide extended unemployment benefits to nearly a million unemployed workers, cutting the availability of Section 8 housing vouchers, denying health care to more than 900,000 children and refusing to provided federal aid to states facing the worst fiscal crisis since World War II. It did, however, find the money for a $2 billion Election Day pay off to drug companies and a promised $100 billion to insurance companies.

Little Israel Demands 10 $Billion More! (tags)

Not content with the $4billion we GIVE them every year, not content that Americans will DIE fighting ISRAEL'S enemy, Iraq, Israel NOW demands 10 $billion more!

U.S. Aid to Israel: What U.S. Taxpayer Should Know (tags)

Most Americans are not aware how much of their tax revenue our government sends to Israel.

Santa Monica cracks down on the homeless (tags)

One million job cuts this year, millions permanently unemployed (what the 'official unemployment rate' really means, decade after decade), and welfare now slashed and limited...Nothing like finding a solution to those pressing social problems...

Oc 4: Latest News From Iraq--US Hijack UN Resolutions? More US Air Attacks, More Dirty Sec (tags)

By: PeaceNoWar.net At the recent report done by the congressional budget office (CBO) in Washington DC., CBO estimates that the incremental costs of deploying a force to the Persian Gulf would be between $9 billion and $13 billion. Prosecuting a war would cost between $6 billion and $9 billion a month-although how long such a war may last cannot be estimated. After hostilities end, the costs to return U.S. forces to their home bases would range between $5 billion and $7 billion, CBO estimates.

Online Petition: US CITIZENS OPPOSE WAR ON IRAQ (tags)

US citizens oppose war on Iraq

Port of LA/LB Photos of Pile up! (tags)

While corporate America attempts to break the back of the union.... the Ports are piling up...1 billion dollars a day is going down the tube...

World Bank and International Monetary Fund strangle economies of Third World (tags)

The World Bank’s origins go back to the Bretton Woods conference of July 1944, when leaders from 43 nations assembled to start building the global economy in the aftermath of World War II. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, hoping to avoid another worldwide depression, called for creation of institutions that would create “a dynamic world community in which the peoples of every nation will be able to realize their potentialities in peace.”

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Oppose Iraq Invasion (tags)

Resolution passed by United Electrical radio and Machine Workers of America Opposing U.S. attack and invasion of Iraq.

NAVIGATE THE REVOLUTION (tags)

THE COLLAPSE OF THE USA FORST

White House promotes terrorism and drug trafficking in Colombia (tags)

BOGOTA, — Just as another U.S. puppet, Alvaro Uribe Velez, begins his term determined to combat Washington's fear Colombia's communist guerrillas, the Bush administration has decided to publicly announce what has been up until now secret; the use of nearly $1.7 billion in U.S. military aid directly against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Debt "SLAVERY" and Mind Control (tags)

The illusion called debt and the clowns of the three ring circus, may they all burn in Hell!!

California Environmental Programs (tags)

California Environmental Programs Face Major Cuts In Midst Of Budget Debacle

Saving and improving Social Security: The Communist Party’s solution (tags)

Marx’s observation that the task of a movement goes beyond mere interpretation of events was never more apt than when it comes to the struggle to defend – and improve – the Social Security system.

$81.38 billion. to prop up the zionazis (tags)

Aid to Israel from 1949 to 2001: According to an October 27 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, cumulative aid to Israel from 1949 through fiscal year (FY) 2000 was $81.38 billion. This number is too low because it omits "hidden" funds.

ISRAEL & SAUDI BOOST U.S. WAR PLANTS (tags)

The money that U.S. gives to Israel go mainly to U.S.war plants. The Saudis buy $4 billion a year from the same "defense" manufacturing companies. The clout of the Israeli lobby is way overrated. is way o

Global Decision of World Destiny (tags)

We see the world at a crossroad where we are either going to go forward towards restoration or backwards to the point of destroying the earth itself. It is said today that one billion two hundred forty thousand people on this earth live on less than one dollar per day. This is 20% of the world population of 6.2 billion people. At the other extreme there are about 500 people on the earth who consider themselves worth more than 1,000 million dollars. Their combined wealth of just these 500 individuals is estimated to be about 1.5 trillion dollars.

Global Decision of World Destiny (tags)

We see the world at a crossroad where we are either going to go forward towards restoration or backwards to the point of destroying the earth itself. It is said today that one billion two hundred forty thousand people on this earth live on less than one dollar per day. This is 20% of the world population of 6.2 billion people. At the other extreme there are about 500 people on the earth who consider themselves worth more than 1,000 million dollars. Their combined wealth of just these 500 individuals is estimated to be about 1.5 trillion dollars.

Bush Decreases Budget For Protecting Nuke Weapons Labs (tags)

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Third World Debt Deemed Illegal (tags)

People's Tribunal on the Debt in Porto Alegre finds $1.8 trillion in debt illegal; World Bank, IMF & other lenders guilty of genocide

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.

JESSE VENTURA (tags)

Jesse Ventura found "Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports"

House GOP “Stimulus” Bill Offers Over $100 Million Each To 14 Corporations (tags)

House GOP “Stimulus” Bill Offers 14 Large, Low-Tax Corporations More than $100 Million in Tax Rebates Each IBM alone is slated for a $1.4 billion rebate check. The “stimulus” tax-cut bill just approved by the House Ways and Means Committee calls for some $25 billion in immediate tax rebates to large profitable corporations that paid the low-rate “alternative minimum tax” over the past decade and a half because loopholes cut their regular income tax bills to little or nothing.

PLAN Conference for Progressive Activists Draws 350+ From Over 160 Groups (tags)

LA, October 21. Saturday, hundreds of activists from over 160 different organizations came together for the first comprehensive political gathering since the terrorist attacks on September 11th. Originally, a 6-month progress report on how those commitments were faring was a major rationale for the planning of this conference, but the planners and presenters did an admirable job of reorienting their focus to deal with the radically changed and highly fluid circumstances in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

CTJ: $212 Billion House GOP "Stimulus" Tax Bill Would Almost Double Bush Tax Cut (tags)

The House Ways and Means Committee, on a party line vote, has approved a bill that over the next three years would almost double the size of the Bush tax cuts enacted last May. Officially, the new corporate and individual tax cuts are estimated to cost $212 billion over the next three fiscal years (and the actual cost is likely to be considerably higher).

Liberty or Death (tags)

Life without freedom isn't worth living.

Action: Stop the Bailout of the Energy Robber Barons! (tags)

CA Assembly likely to vote TODAY on a $4.1 Billion bailout bill negotiated in secret with the utilities and energy companies. Action: Contact your representative.

Monsanto Moves to Control Water Resources--Vandana Shiva (tags)

Since water is as central to food production as seed is, and without water life is not possible,Monsanto is now trying to establish its control over water.

Anti's Need a Plan, Part 1 (tags)

Anti's Need a Plan, Part 1

C. CLARK KISSINGER -RCP-RIM-RAP-SUPPORTED NAXALITE MASS MURDERS+PERU WAR (tags)

THE WAFARE WHICH ERUPTED IN EASTERN INDIA AT THE HANDS OF ULTRA-VIOLENT NAXALITES A NEO MAOIST GROUP WANTING TO OVERTHROW INDIAN SOCIETY WITH FIREARMS IS AN ALLY OF C. CLARK KISSINGER. THIS GROUP SAID OF THE 1 BILLION DOLLAR LA RIOT in 1992: "THEY DID NO CRIME THEY'LL DO NO TIME, IT'S RIGHT TO REBEL." IT IS NOT THAT WAY--TO DESTROY THE HARD LIVES OF PEOPLE. RENOUNCE THE VIOLENCE. STOP THE VIOLENCE. SUPPORT AN END TO THE WAR IN NEPAL. COMMUNISTS KILLED BETWEEN 28 to 50 MILLION IN CHINA in GREAT LEAP FORWARD 1958-1962.

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