Paulson makes it clear: He’s in charge

2008-11-21 Richard Moore   Paulson makes it clear: He’s in charge Kathleen Pender Thursday, November 13, 2008 Henry Paulson’s speech Wednesday made it pretty clear: The Treasury secretary has seized control of the financial system. “He is absolutely the most powerful person in the country. Maybe the world,” says Wall Street accounting expert Robert … Read more

Naomi Klein re/bailout: “The New Trough”

2008-11-21 Richard Moore The New Trough The Wall Street bailout looks a lot like Iraq — a “free-fraud zone” where private contractors cash in on the mess they helped create NAOMI KLEIN Posted Nov 13, 2008 11:22 AM Editor’s note: The online version of this story has been amended to reflect developments since … Read more

Financial Crisis Tab Already In The Trillions

2008-11-21 Richard Moore Financial Crisis Tab Already In The Trillions | 18 Nov 2008 | 04:38 PM ET Given the speed at which the federal government is throwing money at the financial crisis, the average taxpayer, never mind member of Congress, might not be faulted for losing track. CNBC, however, has been paying … Read more

Fwd: What a Paine! Common Sense; Revisited

2008-11-21 Richard Moore Begin forwarded message: From: “Lou & Bob Wynman” <•••@••.•••> Date: November 21, 2008 8:48:08 AM PST To: <•••@••.•••> Subject: What a Paine!   Common Sense; Revisited Sender: “Lou & Bob Wynman” <•••@••.•••> At a time when Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin & all the rest wanted to negotiate with King George III, … Read more

Dave Fryett: Crisis? What Crisis?

2008-11-19 Richard Moore This is no accident. This “crisis” was planned and engineered by the High Lords of Capital. We are not the victims of the business cycle or insufficient regulatory oversight: We are getting raped. Again. We are not watching their demise unfold but rather their latest subterfuge to move an ever greater percentage … Read more

US Plans To Muscle In On Russia’s Turf

2008-11-19 Richard Moore In the next 3-4 months we shall bear stark witness to the proof that there is only one party in the United States, the party of war and limitless greed. US Plans To Muscle In On Russia’s Turf By Peter Chamberlin 19 November, 2008 The recent US/Israeli attempt to foment … Read more

China: massive infrastructure development

2008-11-18 Richard Moore Tuesday » November 18 » 2008   China’s big financial plan will have global impact Massive spending planned on transportation, energy   Duncan Mavin Financial Post Tuesday, November 18, 2008 CREDIT: Frederic J. Brown, Agence France-Presse, Getty Images Newand upgraded airports will be among the priorities in China’s effort to spur its economy through … Read more

Obama, Bill Ayers & Limbaugh

2008-11-18 Richard Moore The orchestrated drama continues… Bill Ayers and the Demons to Come Tuesday 18 November 2008 by: Steve Weissman, t r u t h o u t | Perspective     Leave it to Rush Limbaugh. We have just elected as our president an African-American, who would not have been able to vote in … Read more

Financial crisis undercuts Russia;s economic boom

2008-11-13 Richard Moore World financial crisis undercuts Russia’s economic boom By Vladimir Volkov  12 November 2008 The development of the world financial crisis over the last two months has revealed the immense impact of shifts in world markets on Russia’s economy. The crisis has shaken the confidence of Kremlin leaders, who had come to … Read more

Italy: Student protests escalate

2008-11-13 Richard Moore Italy: Student protests escalate By Robert Stevens  12 November 2008 Students, teachers and lecturers in Italy are continuing to protest the attacks on the right to education and the 130,000 sackings being proposed by the government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. By the November 7 weekend, students had been demonstrating nationally … Read more

Paul Craig Roberts: Conned Again

2008-11-13 Richard Moore Conned Again By Paul Craig Roberts 12 November, If the change President-elect Obama has promised includes a halt to America’s wars of aggression and an end to the rip-off of taxpayers by powerful financial interests, what explains Obama’s choice of foreign and economic policy advisors? Indeed, Obama’s selection of Rahm … Read more

Obama & economy: no ‘change’ here

2008-11-11 Richard Moore What we are witnessing is continuity.  Obama provides a “human face” to the status quo. This human face serves to mislead Americans on the nature of the economic and political process.  The neoliberal economic reforms remain intact. Who are the Architects of Economic Collapse? Will an Obama Administration Reverse the Tide? … Read more

Obama & economy: no ‘change’ here

2008-11-11 Richard Moore What we are witnessing is continuity.  Obama provides a “human face” to the status quo. This human face serves to mislead Americans on the nature of the economic and political process.  The neoliberal economic reforms remain intact. Who are the Architects of Economic Collapse? Will an Obama Administration Reverse the Tide? … Read more

Peter Crabb: Technology Traps

2008-11-11 Richard Moore Technology Traps Written by Peter Crabb   “As a consequence of the ascendancy of technology, humans have become demeaned and powerless — second-class citizens in their own societies.” In public debates about the issues of our time — climate change, peak oil, economic collapse, and militarism — there is an elephant … Read more

Gordon Brown and the NWO

2008-11-11 Richard Moore Gordon Brown calls for new world order to beat recession Prime Minister Gordon Brown will today set out a five-point plan to create a “stronger and more just” world order in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.   By Nick Allen  Last Updated: 1:51PM GMT … Read more

The Carbon Racket

2008-11-11 Richard Moore The Carbon Racket By Carlton Meyer    Nov/11/2008 The United States is the major opponent to a global carbon “emissions” trading scheme. Most people blame this on ignorance in the Bush administration and expect President-elect Obama to endorse the “cap-and-trade” scheme of the 1998 Kyoto Accords. This would be a mistake. … Read more

Another major ‘terrorist’ trial begins in Australia

2008-11-11 Richard Moore World Socialist Web Site Another major terrorist trial begins in Australia By Mike Head  11 November 2008 After being held in some of Australia’s worst isolation cells in “super-max” high-security prison units for more than three years, five Islamic men will finally face trial—expected to last more than a year—in … Read more

Antanas Mockus: Creative politics in Bogota

2008-11-11 Richard Moore Academic turns city into a social experiment2004-03-11, Harvard University Gazette Antanas Mockus had just resigned from the top job of Colombian National University. A mathematician and philosopher, Mockus looked around for another big challenge. Mockus, who had no political experience, ran for mayor of Bogotá. Mockus turned Bogotá into a social experiment just … Read more

Prez Obama to use web as political tool

2008-11-10 Richard Moore After Obama declared victory, his campaign sent a text message announcing that his supporters hadn’t heard the last from the president-elect. Obama conveyed a similar message to his staff in a campaignwide conference call Wednesday, signaling that his election was the beginning, and not the culmination, of a political movement. … Read more

Sweden: bailout and recession

2008-11-10 Richard Moore Sweden bails out banks as economy enters recession By Jordan Shilton  8 November 2008 On October 20, Sweden’s Alliance government announced a massive sum would be made available to bail out the banking sector. Some 1.5 trillion kronor (approx. $200 billion) was set aside to provide loans to financial institutions with … Read more

Obama aligned with big business on economic policy

2008-11-10 Richard Moore Obama declared, “We need a rescue plan for the middle class,” but the composition of his Transitional Economic Advisory Board belies his claim to be focusing on the economic difficulties of ordinary people. The panel consists entirely of representatives of the corporate and financial elite and the Democratic wing of the political … Read more

Stephen Zunes on Rahm Emanuel

2008-11-10 Richard Moore Is Obama Screwing His Base with Rahm Emanuel Selection? By Stephen Zunes, AlterNet Posted on November 7, 2008, Printed on November 10, 2008 I had really wanted to celebrate Barack Obama’s remarkable victory for a day or so before becoming cynical again. I really did. And yet, less than 24 hours after … Read more

Ron Paul: Shift Toward Global Government Under Obama

2008-11-10 Richard Moore – Infowars – – Ron Paul Warns Of Great Shift Toward Global Government Under Obama Posted By admin On November 6, 2008 @ 5:50 am In Featured Stories | 105 Comments Steve Wednesday, Nov 6, 2008 Texas Congressman and 2008 presidential candidate Ron Paul has warned that the euphoria surrounding the election of Barack … Read more

Obama’s aids: all from Council on Foreign Relations

2008-11-10 Richard Moore – Infowars – – Obama’s Council On Foreign Relations Crew Posted By admin On November 7, 2008 @ 1:38 pm In Featured Stories | 101 Comments Steve Friday, Nov 7, 2008 Meet some of president elect Obama’s leading foreign and domestic policy advisors and likely administration members, every one of them a prominent member … Read more

Warnings from world leaders all within 72 hours

2008-11-10 Richard Moore Warnings from world leaders all within 72 hours “Australian PM Kevin Rudd – “Nuke strike would make 9/11 insignificant” and other weird warnings” “Over the last 72 hours there has been a strange melange of cryptic messages leaked from world political leaders about what could be in store for America over … Read more

Rahm Emanuel: Mossad agent in Obama cabinet

2008-11-10 Richard Moore Obama faced with security problem at outset of transition process Wayne Madsen Report — November 6, 2008 WMR has learned from informed U.S. intelligence sources that prospective Barack Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has an active FBI counter-intelligence file maintained on him. Emanuel’s rise to the Chief of … Read more

Ralph Nader: Open Letter to Sen. Obama

2008-11-10 Richard Moore Far more than Senator McCain, you have received enormous, unprecedented contributions from corporate interests, Wall Street interests and, most interestingly, big corporate law firm attorneys. Never before has a Democratic nominee for President achieved this supremacy over his Republican counterpart. Why, apart from your unconditional vote for the $700 billion Wall Street … Read more

Financial crisis bankrupts Eastern Europe

2008-11-10 Richard Moore World financial crisis bankrupts Eastern Europe: The toll of capitalist restoration 10 November 2008 Massive state bailouts throughout Eastern Europe are rendering a historical verdict on the project of capitalist restoration. Far from following the free market nostrums that declare state intervention to be the primary retarding force of economic life, … Read more

IMF: speedy slide into global recession

2008-11-10 Richard Moore The IMF estimated that the US economy would shrink by 0.3 percent, Japan by 0.2 percent and the UK by 1.3 percent. Across the euro zone, it foreshadowed negative growth of 0.7 percent with Germany contracting by 0.8 percent, France by 0.5 percent and Italy by 0.6 percent. The IMF’s predictions were … Read more

ScamsRUs: A quiet windfall for U.S. banks

2008-11-10 Richard Moore A quiet windfall for U.S. banks With attention on bailout debate, Treasury made change to tax law By Amit R. Paley The Washington Post updated 9:37 p.m. PT, Sun., Nov. 9, 2008 The financial world was fixated on Capitol Hill as Congress battled over the Bush administration’s request for a $700 billion bailout of … Read more

How will Obama deploy his Internet army?

2008-11-08 Richard Moore  Certainly, Obama reaches the White House with the biggest, best organized, fastest-acting grass-roots army in the history of presidential campaigning.     Moreover, because his Internet operation was miles ahead of Republican John McCain’s, Obama’s liberal-to-libertarian electronic activists are in a position to dominate the new political medium much as conservative Republicans dominate talk … Read more

Rahm Emanuel and Obama’s Civilian Security Force

2008-11-08 Richard Moore Rahm Emanuel’s ideas on defeating the alleged specter of “domestic counterterrorism” dovetail with frightening precision with Obama’s declaration that once elected he will create a Civilian Security Force “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the U.S. military. “People of all ages, stations, and skills will be asked to … Read more

NATO & Russia’s new missiles

2008-11-08 Richard Moore November 06, 2008 NATO Says Russian Missile Deployment Threatens Arms-Control Efforts by Ahto Lobjakas BRUSSELS — NATO has expressed grave concern about the future of the global arms-control framework in the wake of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s state-of-the-nation address. Medvedev announced Moscow’s intention to deploy missiles in the Russian exclave of … Read more

Dem leaders discuss confiscating 401(k)s, IRAs

2008-11-08 Richard Moore Carolina Journal Exclusives Dems Target Private Retirement Accounts Democratic leaders in the U.S. House discuss confiscating 401(k)s, IRAs By Karen McMahan November 04, 2008 RALEIGH — Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts — including 401(k)s and IRAs — and convert … Read more

Krassimir Petrov: Worse than the Great Depression

2008-11-08 Richard Moore Today Bretton Woods II is in the process of disintegration. The world is slowly but steadily losing its confidence in the dollar as the world reserve currency. A flight from the dollar is in progress and the collapse of the global monetary system is imminent. As Bretton Woods II disintegrates and a … Read more

New media spin on Russia-Georgia conflict

2008-11-08 Richard Moore We see here an ‘de-propaganda’ piece. What the NY Times reports here was obvious to all serious observers at the time, while the Western media were all spinning a yarn about Russian ‘aggression’. I am very curious as to why they are choosing this particular time, as Obama claims victory, to retract … Read more

Obama: victory is largely symbolic

2008-11-08 Richard Moore While the election of Barack Obama is a blow to George W. Bush-Republicanism and a gain for racial equality in this country, it is in many ways only a symbolic victory. The future of the U.S.’s foreign and economic agenda will continue to be saturated with ideologies and individuals that are directly … Read more

Obama: is ‘change’ real?

2008-11-08 Richard Moore The personnel of Obama’s transition team and his first major appointment stand in obvious contradiction to his campaign rhetoric about “change,” “new politics,” and “building a movement from the ground up.” The individuals selected are all fixtures of the political establishment, with close ties to powerful corporate and financial interests. Obama’s … Read more

Russia Gives Obama Brisk Warning

2008-11-06 Richard Moore Russia Gives Obama Brisk Warning Kremlin Plans Missiles Targeting NATO if U.S. Defense Shield Proceeds By Philip P. Pan Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, November 6, 2008; A01 MOSCOW, Nov. 5 — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned in a nationally televised address Wednesday that he will deploy short-range missiles near Poland … Read more

NY Times: Obama & war with Iran

2008-11-06 Richard Moore Richard Danzig, Mr. Obama’s surrogate, said his candidate believes a military attack on Iran is a “terrible” choice, but “it may be that in some terrible world we will have to come to grips with such a terrible choice.” November 3, 2008 EDITORIAL OBSERVER New Beltway Debate: What to Do About … Read more