Monthly Archives: April 2010

Taibbi: The Lunatics Who Made a Religion Out of Greed and Wrecked the Economy

So Goldman Sachs, the world’s greatest and smuggest investment bank, has been sued for fraud by the American Securities and Exchange Commission. Legally, the case hangs on a technicality. Morally, however, the Goldman Sachs case may turn into a final referendum … Continue reading

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Bush Insider Reveals Guantanamo Deception: Hundreds of Innocents Jailed

by Bill Quigley Despite the widespread knowledge inside the Bush administration that the US continued to indefinitely detain the innocent at Guantanamo, for years the US government continued to publicly say the opposite – that people at Guantanamo were terrorists. … Continue reading

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The Business of America Is Kleptocracy

by William J. Astore and Tom Engelhardt, April 21, 2010 An old Roman maxim enjoins us to "let justice be done, though the heavens fall." Within our kleptocracy, the prevailing attitude is an insouciant "We’ll get ours, though the heavens … Continue reading

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Your Tax Dollars at War: More Than 53% of Your Tax Payment Goes to the Military

by Dave Lindorff   The 2011 military budget, by the way, is the largest in history, not just in actual dollars, but in inflation adjusted dollars, exceeding even the spending in World War II, when the nation was on an … Continue reading

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AFRICOM Backs Bloodshed in Central Africa

by Keith Harmon Snow / April 10th, 2010 The eastern Congo remains awash in bloodshed due to western mining companies and their proxy armies, the military regimes of Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), and Joseph Kabila (DRC), all hidden … Continue reading

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U.S. Pushes for Somalia Offensive, But Settles for Starving Somali Civilians

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford Unable to make headway against the Shabab Islamic militants that control 95 percent of south and central Somalia, the Americans step up their war against the civilian population, withholding food from the … Continue reading

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The Coming European Debt Wars

By Michael Hudson   The choice that Europe ends up making will likely drive millions into the streets. Political and economic alliances will shift, currencies will crumble and governments will fall. The European Union and indeed, the international financial system … Continue reading

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