Year: 2008

  • Bush unveils $17.4bn car bail-out

    2008-12-19 Richard Moore Bush unveils $17.4bn car bail-out The US government has said it will provide $17.4bn (£11.6bn) in loans to help troubled carmakers General Motors and Chrysler survive. President George W Bush said allowing the US car industry to fail would not be “a responsible course of action”. Ford has said it hopes […]

  • Barry Grey: Dollar plunges after record rate

    2008-12-19 Richard Moore Financial commentators in both the US and abroad expressed concern over the deeper significance of the Fed’s moves. The Financial Times published a lead editorial Thursday entitled “The Fed Rips Up the Rule Book,” which began, “We are flying blind.” Dollar plunges after record rate cut by US Federal Reserve By Barry Grey  […]

  • Secret US war against Somalia

    2008-12-18 Richard Moore April 27, 2007 “The Most Lawless War of Our Generation”–Fmr. UN Spokesperson on Somalia In Somali, fierce clashes in Mogadishu are being described as some of the heaviest fighting in the city’s history. Some 329 people have been killed over the past ten days. This comes just three weeks after another […]

  • Stephen Lendman: Obama’s War Cabinet

    2008-12-15 Richard Moore — additional North American militarization as evidenced by a disturbing December 1 Washington Post report – that (on the pretext of national security) the Pentagon will deploy 20,000 troops nationwide by 2011 “to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear attack or other domestic catastrophe;” three “rapid-reaction” combat units are […]

  • Housing is bad enough, but wait — it’ll get worse

    2008-12-05 Richard Moore McClatchy Washington Bureau Posted on Sun, Nov. 23, 2008 Housing is bad enough, but wait — it’ll get worse Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers last updated: November 23, 2008 12:20:41 PM WASHINGTON — If you think the housing slump can’t get much worse, Martin Feldstein thinks that both home […]

  • Housing is bad enough, but wait — it’ll get worse

    2008-12-05 Richard Moore McClatchy Washington Bureau Posted on Sun, Nov. 23, 2008 Housing is bad enough, but wait — it’ll get worse Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers last updated: November 23, 2008 12:20:41 PM WASHINGTON — If you think the housing slump can’t get much worse, Martin Feldstein thinks that both home […]

  • Is Japan’s ‘lost decade’ a window to the future?

    2008-12-05 Richard Moore Is Japan’s ‘lost decade’ a window to the future? It hit suddenly, and when the bubble burst it was a wipeout. As today’s crisis deepens, the unthinkable is becoming all too real MARCUS GEE November 22, 2008 TOKYO — As the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression unfolds around the […]

  • Simon Butler: overpopulation mythology

    2008-12-05 Richard Moore Strategies to reduce human population also end up blaming some of the world’s poorest people for the looming climate crisis, when they are the people least responsible. Instead, it is the powerful, vested interests that profit most from the fossil-fuel economy who pose the real threat to the planet. They must be […]

  • Scott Ritsema: Chronicling the Surveillance Control Grid

    2008-12-05 Richard Moore [disturbing photos in original] Chronicling the Surveillance Control Grid: The Airport: A Freedom-Free Zone Scott Ritsema CIVICS NEWS Friday, Nov 21, 2008 The American surveillance society is one of the worst in the world. According to Privacy International and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, we are among the nine most “endemic” surveillance […]

  • Chris Hedges: Starving for Change

    2008-12-05 Richard Moore If Barack Obama continues to turn to the elites who created the mess, if he does not radically redirect the nation’s resources to assist the working class and the poor, we will become a third-world country. We will waste gargantuan amounts of money we cannot afford on our military, our national security […]

  • Russian analyst predicts decline and breakup of U.S.

    2008-12-05 Richard Moore Russian analyst predicts decline and breakup of U.S. Global Research, November 25, 2008 RIA Novosti – 2008-11-24 A leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts. Professor Igor Panarin […]

  • Peter Schiff in 2007: predicting the crisis (video)

    2008-12-05 Richard Moore It’s quite humorous, listening to the other pundits laughing at Schiff’s totally accurate analysis. rkm ___________________________ subscribe mailto: •••@••.••• websites: recent archives: old archives: Moderator: •••@••.•••  (comments welcome)

  • Israel pursues Final Solution in Gaza

    2008-12-03 Richard Moore Israel continues starvation of Gazans despite UN pleas  Irish Sun Friday 21st November, 2008   In what the UN has described as collective punishment, the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip continues. Notwithstanding 56% of the 1.5 million Gazan population consists of children, Israel has shut down access to the region refusing […]

  • Chossudovsky: Who was Behind the Mumbai Attacks?

    2008-12-02 Richard Moore Pakistan’s Military Intelligence is America’s Trojan Horse  The media reports point, in chorus, to the involvement of Pakistan’s Military Intelligence, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), without mentioning that the ISI invariably operates in close liaison with the CIA. India’s 9/11. Who was Behind the Mumbai Attacks? Washington is Fostering Political Divisions between […]

  • William Blum: Dec 1 – Anti-Empire Report

    2008-12-02 Richard Moore The Anti-Empire Report December 1st, 2008 by William Vote First. Ask Questions Later. Okay, let’s get the obvious out of the way. It was historic. I choked up a number of times, tears came to my eyes, even though I didn’t vote for him. I voted for Ralph Nader for […]

  • Icelanders Attack Police Station as Bankster Plan Unfolds

    2008-11-26 Richard Moore Iceland is a test case for things to come. In the months ahead, the banksters and their political minions will take down fragile economies in Hungary, the Baltic States, and other Eastern European nations, followed soon enough in western Europe and the United States. Iceland is in the process of begging for […]

  • Henry A. Giroux: Youth and the crisis of the future

    2008-11-26 Richard Moore     The hard currency of human suffering that impacts children is evident in some astounding statistics that suggest a profound moral and political contradiction at the heart of our culture: for example, the rate of child poverty is currently at 17.4 percent, boosting the number of poor children to 13 million. In […]

  • Michael H. Shuman: Legalize Localization

    2008-11-26 Richard Moore Legalize Localization: Post-Meltdown Thoughts (Part I) Posted on November 11, 2008 As the global financial system destroys decades’ worth of Americans’ savings, the relative calm and stability surrounding community-based financial institutions is striking. Locally owned banks and credit unions, which rarely got involved with predatory loans or resold their loans on […]

  • Obama: let the people pay the price

    2008-11-26 Richard Moore Obama vows to slash federal budget By Bill Van Auken  26 November 2008 In his second press conference on the economy in two days, President-elect Barack Obama vowed Tuesday that he would slash government spending to meet the costs of a proposed economic stimulus package he had unveiled the day before. […]

  • Engdahl: Truth behind the Citigroup Bank “Nationalization”

    2008-11-26 Richard Moore Colossal Financial Collapse: The Truth behind the Citigroup Bank “Nationalization” By F. William Engdahl Global Research, November 24, 2008 On Friday November 21, the world came within a hair’s breadth of the most colossal financial collapse in history according to bankers on the inside of events with whom we have contact. […]

  • Adam Hanieh: The Economic Crisis and the Global South

    2008-11-23 Richard Moore Making the World’s Poor Pay: The Economic Crisis and the Global South The IMF returns to center stage By Adam Hanieh Global Research, November 23, 2008 Socialist Project e-bulletin … No. 155 The current global economic crisis has all the earmarks of an epoch-defining event. Mainstream economists — not usually known […]

  • Obama’s “seamless transition” to endless war

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore World Socialist Web Site Obama’s “seamless transition” to endless war 18 November 2008 President-elect Barack Obama appeared Sunday on the CBS program “60 Minutes” for his first televised interview since his November 4 election victory. He covered a wide range of subjects with a lack of specificity and a placid […]

  • Britain: De Menezes shot without warning

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Britain: Eyewitnesses reveal Jean Charles De Menezes shot without warning By Marcus Morgan and Paul Mitchell  18 November 2008 “I remember that his eyes were closed and I remember that he had … you know, it’s a hard thing to try to explain but his eyes were closed and he looked […]

  • China: melamine in everything!

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore That’s it. No more made-in-China / imported-from-China food for me and my family. The risk to our health is too great a sacrifice after more food have tested positive for the chemical Melamine. First it was just infant milk that was reported to contain toxic melamine. Then the investigation widened to […]

  • Media cover-ups exposed

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Media Cover-up  Leading Journalists Expose Major Cover-ups in Media The riveting excerpts below are from the revealing accounts of 20 award-winning journalists in the highly acclaimed book Into the Buzzsaw. These courageous writers were prevented by corporate media ownership from reporting major news stories. Some were even fired or laid off. They […]

  • Obama: torturers to get off scott free

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Obama Advisers Say No Charges Likely Against Those Who Authorized Torture Monday 17 November 2008 by: Lara Jakes Jordan, The Associated Press     Washington – Barack Obama’s incoming administration is unlikely to bring criminal charges against government officials who authorized or engaged in harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists during the George […]

  • Clinton to accept offer of secretary of state job

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Clinton to accept offer of secretary of state job      • Ewen MacAskill in Washington      •, Tuesday November 18 2008 00.01 GMT      • The Guardian, Tuesday November 18 2008 Hillary Clinton plans to accept the job of secretary of state offered by Barack Obama, who is reaching out to former rivals to build a […]

  • The Real Goal Of Israel’s Blockade

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore The question remains: what does Israel expect the response of Gazans to be to their immiseration and ever greater insecurity in the face of Israeli military reprisals?      Eyal Sarraj, the head of Gaza’s Community Mental Health Programme, said this year that Israel’s long-term goal was to force Egypt to end the controls […]

  • Obama Owes Diamond Real Change Not Perfection

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Most importantly, Diamond might ask the new president who will be heard the most often. Will it be the voices of the 1.5 million small contributors ($200 or less) to his staggering $850 million war chest, or will it be the whispers of a relatively few on Wall Street and K Street? […]

  • David Sirota: The Big Heist

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore The Big Heist VOICE HONORS (4) CAF STAFF By David Sirota November 18th, 2008 – 10:31am ET POPULAR THIS WEEK Stripping Paulson of His Remaining Power & Money by David Sirota November 17, 2008 Three Lies of Saint Ronnie by Staff November 11, 2008 more»   YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY What a Bank Run […]

  • Mounting signs: protracted world recession

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Mounting signs of protracted world recession By Mike Head  19 November 2008 Global share markets have continued to slide downward because of growing indications that the world economy is heading into a prolonged recession, far worse than previously predicted by financial analysts and commentators. So far this year, more than 51 […]

  • Yet another fake Al-Qaeda video

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Al-Qaeda vows to hurt Obama’s US Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. A clip from al-Qaeda’s message A statement purporting to be from the second-in-command of Islamic militant network al-Qaeda has called on Muslims to harm “criminal” America. In the message, Ayman al-Zawahiri is heard accusing President-elect Barack […]

  • US escalates war against Pakistan

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Suspected US Missiles Strike Deep Inside Pakistan Wednesday 19 November 2008 by: Munir Ahmad, The Associated Press     Islamabad, Pakistan – A suspected American missile bombarded a village deep inside Pakistani territory Wednesday, officials said, marking what appears to be the first time the U.S. has struck beyond the tribal belt […]


    2008-11-21 Richard Moore DOMINANT CULTURES                  I recently listened to a podcast that Viv McWaters and Geoff Brown had with Patti Digh. It made mention of the issue of privilege, diversity and dominant cultures, the prevailing worldviews, not of nations, but of communities — neighbourhoods, organizations, and communities of interest (at the level where our culture really shows itself, in what […]

  • Stocks Are Hurt by Latest Fear: Declining Prices

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore November 20, 2008 Stocks Are Hurt by Latest Fear: Declining Prices By VIKAS BAJAJ After gyrating wildly for weeks, the stock market lurched lower on Wednesday, falling to its lowest point in nearly six years, as concern spread that the economy might be facing a chronic and debilitating decline in prices. The […]

  • Töben released in UK

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore BREAKING NEWS FROM FREEDOM’S FRONT LINE Total victory in Töben case On the afternoon of 19th November 2008, while the British Parliament debased itself in an act of homage to the President of a bandit state, a small group of campaigners won a major victory for freedom of debate with the release […]

  • History: Eisenhower’s Death Camps

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Institute for Historical Review In ‘Eisenhower’s Death Camps’: A U.S. Prison Guard Remembers Martin Brech In October 1944, at age eighteen, I was drafted into the U.S. army. Largely because of the “Battle of the Bulge,” my training was cut short, my furlough was halved, and I was sent overseas immediately. […]

  • Planet Has Cooled Since Bush Took Office (?)

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Global Warming Theory has ‘failed consistently and dramatically’ Planet Has Cooled Since Bush Took Office’ – Gore Admits ‘I’ve failed badly’ – Global Sea Ice G  By EPW Blog  Thursday, November 20, 2008  Washington DC – The bad news for global warming alarmists just keeps rolling in. Below is a very small sampling […]

  • Auto bailout: pretext for assault on US workers

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore World Socialist Web Site Auto bailout provides pretext for assault on US workers 21 November 2008 The events of the past few days have made clear that a proposed $25 billion bailout of the US Big Three auto companies is being used to intensify the ruling class offensive against auto […]

  • “Blackwater: World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army”

    2008-11-21 Richard Moore Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army Paperback  US $16.95 ISBN: 978-1568583945 © Nation Books, a member of The Perseus Books Group. Sign up for our newsletters. ___________________________ subscribe mailto: •••@••.••• websites: recent archives: old archives: Moderator: •••@••.•••  (comments welcome)