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Summer 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)
Life and Death in the Border, Mass Detention: Another U.S. violation of Human Rights
International Monetary Fund Releases Plans to Stop Predatory Hedge Funds (tags)
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released new proposals for preventing predatory hedge funds and hold-out investors from blocking debt restructurings. The paper proposes a series of reforms to debt contracts, including strengthened collective action clauses and a modification of the pari passu clause that hold-out hedge funds used to sue Argentina.
George Baliey, It's a Wonderful Segregated Life (tags)
Just thinking about residential segregation in South Gate circa 1920, and the ideology of It's a Wonderful Life.
Los Angeles City Council Rejects BDS (tags)
BDS shot down in Los Angeles
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.
Blackwater Founder in Deal to Sell Company to LA-Based Investors (tags)
Erik D. Prince, founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, has reached a deal to sell his embattled firm to a small group of investors based in Los Angeles who have close ties to Mr. Prince, according to people briefed on the deal.
The Obama Government: Take from the Poor and Give to the Rich (tags)
These past several weeks have witnessed a stunning attack on working people, with the Obama administration leading the charge. It started with Larry Summers, Obama’s chief economic adviser, responding to the A.I.G. bonuses by pontificating about the sanctity of contracts: “We are a country of law. There are contracts. The government cannot just abrogate contracts.” Like a mad dog pursuing its prey, he pounced on the conclusion that absolutely nothing could be done about the bonuses. Unfortunately, Summers voiced no similar outcry when the Obama administration, only weeks earlier, insisted that the U.A.W. contracts be renegotiated as a condition for the auto industry receiving a bailout, suggesting that a different set of rules applies to the rich than to the rest of us who constitute the majority and work for a living.
Obama Issues Pro-Labor Executive Orders (tags)
In what may be considered a gift to organized labor, President Obama issued a series of Executive Orders on Friday aimed at undoing Bush-era policies involving federal contractors. Issuing executive orders is a quick way to implement labor policy - and appease unions - without enduring the time and uncertainty inherent in the legislative process. Moreover, reversing the prior administration's executive orders has become a tradition whenever a new party takes over the White House.
DOD Contracts: A Bankrupt Nation & the U.S. Military Industrial Complex (tags)
A look at a few DOD Contracts from October, 2006-November, 2008. Makes one wonder where taxpayer monies have gone.
Disabled Seniors Threatened (tags)
Many Disabled Senior Citizens spent their retirement nest eggs on private RV Park membership contracts that the company is now in serious breach of, & actively persecuting & harrassing elders who are suffering from major health problems.
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.
A very important PDF on IMPLANTS (tags)
this has it all:
Blackwater's Run for the Border (tags)
There are signs that Blackwater USA, the private security firm that came under intense scrutiny after its employees killed 17 civilians in Iraq in September, is positioning itself for direct involvement in U.S. border security. The company is poised to construct a major new training facility in California, just eight miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. While contracts for U.S. war efforts overseas may no longer be a growth industry for the company, Blackwater executives have lobbied the U.S. government since at least 2005 to help train and even deploy manpower for patrolling America's borders.
Taxes And The Crown (tags)
lords and kings are unAmerican...
Blackwater Air Force Presidential Airways Transport Contracts for the Central Asian Front (tags)
Blackwater, USA subsidiary Presidential Airways, Inc. of Moyock, NC uses the EADS-CASA 212 transport aircraft for its work, which is short-haul supply flights in and out of remote locations – including combat zones.
Philippines: Another Scandal rocks Arroyo regime (tags)
ZTE deal to cost US$527 million after 20 years of repayment
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.
Senator Feinstein's Iraq Conflict (tags)
As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband's firms
Brazil: Road passing taxes lose in the states and win in federal justice. (tags)
after pleasant expensive sojourns in resorts to the costs of the association of banks that control the road passing taxes say that signed contracts have to be fulfilled.
Why Capitalists support the war (tags)
To put it simply, they want to maximize their profits at the expense of the vast majority. This requires access to raw materials, markets, and cheap labor, not to mention juicy government contracts with built-in profits. But don't take our word for it. Here's what the representatives and defenders of U.S. capitalism have had to say about it over the years: "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses... "It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism." - USMC General Smedley Butler, 1933 "...We have about 50 percent of the world's wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its population... Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction... We should cease to talk about vague and... unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better." - George Kennan, State Department, 1948
AFP gets P10-billion hardware shop list (tags)
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be embarking on a spending spree with President Arroyo approving on Friday a P10-billion shopping list for military hardware. The President and concurrent defense secretary gave AFP brass the green light to bid out 14 contracts. Mrs. Arroyo also on Friday vowed to defeat communist and secessionist rebels in Mindanao before her term of office ends in 2010.
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!
Politics of Oil and Money (tags)
How the Bush Empire controls America and its elections
A great way for governments to abuse prisoners (tags)
A great way for the government to abuse prisoners. If they live in Hawaii or Alaska then jail them 3,000 miles away in Arizona which makes it almost impossible for their relatives or friends to visit them.
The Democrats' Daddy Warbucks (tags)
Feinstein Family War Profits:
Steve Miller, Bono and Angela Merkel—What An Act (tags)
As US capitalists intensify their offensive, the global club to which they belong meets in Davos with poster boy Bono offering them a cover.
Slave-Driving for the US War (tags)
In a luxurious room reserved for Americans and whites, the "liberators" sit at the sumptuous table and distribute Iraq's wealth among themselves.
LATINOS - Gulf Coast Slaves in the Katrina Aftermath (tags)
Halliburton and its subcontractors hired hundreds of undocumented Latino workers to clean up after Katrina -- only to mistreat them and throw them out without pay.
Possible Fraud inside LAUSD construction contracts (tags)
African Americans were to receive approximately $15 million in construction contracts, based on a report issued by the Los Angeles Unified School District Small Business Program. These contracts were awarded, but not to African Americans.
What you didn't know about Taxes and the Crown (tags)
This is for all those who resent being corporate whores and slaves
$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.
Possible Fraud of LAUSD Construction Contracts (tags)
The Los Angeles Unified School District, Facilities Management Department published a report that African Americans were awarded approximately $15 million in LAUSD construction contracts in their March, 2004 Small Business Program (SBE) year-end report. Based on the contracts that we received from the LAUSD, African Americans did not receive 1% of that amount.
First Brothers Profit From W. (tags)
Detailed account of financial involvement of Bush brothers in shady business deals.
Total Flexibility (tags)
Self-determination means market determination.. Flexibility has nothing to do with individual sovereignty. Rather it means being completely delivered up to external demands. The flexibility of the person is nothing but the dictation of the market.
Los Angeles Unified School District possible fraud Black and Hisp. construction contracts (tags)
The LAUSD may be committing fraud with Black and Hispanic construction contracts
Outrageous! That is what many are calling the war profiteering by U.S. corporations.
How Can We Escape This Abyss? (tags)
One hand washes the other even if it is bloodstained.. The government of one of the poorest countries paid Enron $220 million per year for energy that was not produced!.. Now Bechtel and GE aresuing the Indian government for $5.6 billion..
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) (tags)
The LAUSD may be committing fraud with minority construction contracts
OPERATION IRAQI PLUNDER (tags)
The United States spends Iraq's money - with little accountability.
Hotel workers to vote on strike in SF (tags)
Union employees at 14 major downtown San Francisco hotels, currently engaged in difficult contract talks, said Thursday they will vote Sept. 14 on whether to authorize a strike.
Heralding the arrival of End Times for Bush (tags)
"who can miss the delicious irony that one of the most corrupt and lying administrations of modern times is now taking the unprecedented step of trying to get their religious backers to bring politics to their pulpits."
"I want to f--k with Nevada for a while" (tags)
"This was not a smoking gun, this was an audio tape of the bullet coming out of the chamber, hitting the victim and the killer standing over the body and laughing about it." -- Russ Campbell, Nevada Power Company attorney
Mass Action at the Halliburton shareholder's meeting May 19 Houston (tags)
mass action stop war profiteering
Iraq | Pre-War Weapons Supply Syria indicated as main arms link (tags)
DAMASCUS, Syria - A Syrian trading company with close ties to the ruling regime smuggled weapons and military hardware to Saddam Hussein between 2000 and 2003, helping Syria become the main channel for illicit arms transfers to Iraq despite a stringent U.N. embargo, documents recovered in Iraq show.
Ex-Pentagon Officials Sentenced in Fraud (tags)
Where were all the billions poured into defense were going, given that our kids in Iraq don't have basic supplies?
Bush Translation (tags)
President Bush explains why other nations will be barred from getting the contracts to rebuild the mess we made
Schwarzenegger accepts $$ from Wackenhut (tags)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who boasted during his campaign that he would not be beholden to special interests, has accepted a $53,000 donation from a company operating a private prison in the state slated to be shut down.
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.”
Bush Got $500,000 From Companies (tags)
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.
The "special interests" behind Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign (tags)
While Schwarzenegger has criticized Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante for taking money from unions and Indian tribes, the Republican candidate has collected at least $2.5 million from individual donors, attorneys, business interests, venture capitalists and California companies. Some of them employ full-time lobbyists in Sacramento.
Carving Up The New Iraq (tags)
Carving Up The New Iraq By Neil Mackay The Sunday Herald Tuesday 15 April 2003
They Say "Tomato," We Say "What's Going On?" (tags)
"Post-War" Iraq Situation Has Funny Tone To It
UN rubber stamps US-UK occupation of Irag (tags)
Occupation of Irag
The Many Contracts of Halliburton (tags)
If you have been confused by the constant flow of news stories on the Halliburton contracts for post-war Iraq, you have good reason to be.
War brings business to Feinstein spouse (tags)
Charles Lewis, executive of the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity watchdog group in Washington, says that "regardless of whether there is a direct conflict of interest, it's useful to know that the spouse of a sitting senator is getting richer because of what's going on in the world."
Rebuilding Iraq: Political Contributions of Corporate Winners (tags)
It's not what you know...it's who you know! That old adage couldn't be more true, as contractors jockey for position for the US. Government's "Corporate Dash For Cash" being held in Washington . Not coincidentally, many of these contractors just happened to contribute rather generously to the Bush Presidential campaign. Open Secrets has all the juicy details on their web site:
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.
HOLOCAUST 2003 - The ONLY Solution is The Final Solution
The Pay Offs Begin (tags)
As the Bush Crime family ramps up to take maximum advantage of this profit making opportunity massive contracts, no bid, are awarded to Dickie Chainey's oild company.
PERLE OVER BARREL (tags)
MORE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST COME TO LIGHT AMONG DEFENSE POLICY BOARD MEMBERS. A forthcoming report from the Center for Public Integrity, points out that board member and former CIA chief James Woolsey, is a senior executive at consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., which received $688 million in Pentagon contracts in 2002.
Halliburton still pays Cheney (tags)
Bush deputy gets up to $1m from firm with Iraq oil deal
Seattle Based Company Gets In On Rape Of Iraq (tags)
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Oil grab by the United States? (tags)
'Crude' conspiracy? No: Facts don't support theory of U.S. 'oil grab'
Organized labor rallies in support of the UFW (tags)
“This is the number one labor issue right now in California,” said Miguel Contreras, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “On this Labor Day in the year 2002, this is THE issue for working families in California.”
Help California farm laborers, now more than ever! (tags)
You can do something RIGHT NOW to improve working conditions and the standard of living of the people whose hands harvest your food!
Farmworker March for Equality begins tomorrow (tags)
The California legislature just passed a bill that will help level the playing field between growers and farmworkers, but Gov. Davis is threatening to veto it. Tomorrow the UFW starts a 10-day "March for Equality" from Merced to Sacramento, ending with a big rally on Aug 25. Please join the rally in Sacramento, if you can!
Cruise,Travota analyse this 2 (tags)
Warning unheeded,nominations now in for a mesured response.