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Archive for April 2010

Pushing for WWIII and blowing billions doing so

April 30, 2010

The Pentagon’s plan to fire ballistic missiles at terrorists isn’t just a nuclear Armageddon risk. It’s a ludicrously expensive way to accidentally start World War III: each weapon could cost anywhere from a few hundred million to $1 billion. The Defense Department wants to spend about $240 million next year on the controversial “prompt global […]

The new Iraq democracy: Shades of Abu Ghraib

April 29, 2010

Detainees in a secret Baghdad detention facility were hung upside-down, deprived of air, kicked, whipped, beaten, given electric shocks, and sodomized, Human Rights Watch said today.  Human Rights Watch interviewed 42 of the men in the Al Rusafa Detention Center on April 26, 2010, after the existence of the secret prison was revealed by the […]

Cozy connections between Goldman Sachs and the White House

April 28, 2010

While Goldman Sachs’ lawyers were negotiating with the Securities and Exchange Commission over potentially explosive civil fraud charges, Goldman’s chief executive Lloyd Blankfein visited the White House at least four times. White House logs also indicate that Blankfein met twice in 2009 with Larry Summers, Obama’s top economic adviser, who was undersecretary of the Treasury […]

Atlas Shrugs at Goldman Sachs Greed

April 27, 2010

Goldman Sachs, the world’s greatest and smuggest investment bank, has been sued for fraud by the American Securities and Exchange Commission. Few people understood that the crash had its roots in the lunatic greed-centered objectivist religion, fostered back in the 50s and 60s by novelist Ayn Rand of “Atlas Shrugged” fame. Some people argue Goldman […]

Tony Blair and George W. Bush stand accused

April 25, 2010

From an article by a Emeritus Professor of Law, as published in a prominent Malaysian paper: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair … stands accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity by many learned and independent scholars of international law. The case against him looks rock solid, especially after his confession to the BBC […]

Talking Points on the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline

April 25, 2010

American troops will not be back home from Afghanistan until after 2014. That is when the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline is scheduled to be operational. In the mid 1990s, Unocol [Union Oil Company of California, which merged with Chevron in 2005] began plans for an oil and a gas pipeline from rich oilfields in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and […]

Uncle Sam needs our help again way off yonder in Afghanistan

April 25, 2010

Oh it’s one, two, three what are we fightin’ for? Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn. Next stop’s Afghanistan. And it’s five, six, seven, open up the Pearly Gates. Ain’t no time to wonder why. Whoopee! We’re all bound to die! Come on all you young women and men, Uncle Sam needs your […]

The Afghanistan War: What are we fighting for?

April 24, 2010

It’s common knowledge that the War in Iraq was about oil. So what is Washington sacrificing so much American blood for in Afghanistan? How many Americans give thought to the fact that Afghanistan is surrounded by the immense oil reserves of the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea regions? Or that Afghanistan is ideally situated for […]

Ron Paul: “An even more disastrous and costly war on Iran”

April 24, 2010

An excerpt from Ron Paul’s speech before Congress: The same falsehoods and distortions used to push the United States into a disastrous and unnecessary one trillion dollar war on Iraq are being trotted out again to lead us to what will likely be an even more disastrous and costly war on Iran. The parallels are […]

Because People Matter: Building an Economy that Works for Everyone

April 23, 2010

Outrageous enrichment goes hand in hand with incredible pauperisation. 200 of the biggest companies in the world together own more than 80% of the world population. What is the similarity between Zambia and the investment-bank Goldman Sachs? The answer illustrates the madness of the world economy. Zambia earns 2.2 billion dollars per year for its […]