Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:43
Written by Diane Walsh
A Candid Interview with GREENâ€™S Victoria Running Candidate
by Diane Walsh
dam Saab is a new guy on the election scene. Not surprisingly, people are curious to know, â€œwhatâ€™s this dude really about anyway?â€ As the Green Partyâ€™s candidate for the electoral district of Victoria, heâ€™s got his work cut out for him.
Read more: Lifting the Media Black Out on the Greens
"Without referring to specific journalists or media
organizations, I would agree that there is a hesitancy to give credit
or even thorough coverage as well as some degree of accepted
patronizing that takes place. I am optimistic, however, that this will
improve to some degree in this election."
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:17
Written by The Real News
Taking on the Military Industrial Complex
Endless wars, abuse of powers, declining living standards,
and the climate change crisisâ€”the stakes couldn't be greater in the US
2008 presidential elections. And with your help, we're moving our news
operation to Washington, DC, where we'll focus on money and corruption.
Read more: Taking on the Military Industrial Complex
For example, big oil and arms companies shape
American economic and foreign policy with far-reaching effects on the
lives of ordinary people, with allies in government, trade unions, the
media, and the think tanks. They are a hidden hand that controls the
commanding heights of American politics.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:09
Paul Newman, movie and racing icon, dead at 83
by CBC News
aul Newman, in Philadelphia in August 2005 after meeting with city
officials to discuss bringing a Champ Car series to the city, was as
passionate about the race-car world as he was about the entertainment
Read more: Passing: Philanthropist, Actor, Race Car Driver, Paul Newman
Paul Newman, the blue-eyed
leading man who starred in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid, and gained prominence for his philanthropic work and
love of racing, died Friday at 83 after a long battle with cancer.
He died at his farmhouse in Westport, Conn., surrounded by friends and family, publicist Jeff Sanderson said.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 04:38
Written by Danny Schechter
New Questions as the Bailout Sparks a War: Are We On The Verge of the Deluge?
by Danny Schechter
Hank and Ben Show was doing so well in the ratings. They crafted a plan
â€” ok, only three pages, but still a prodigious effort in an era when so
few can agree on the need for heat on a freezing day. But now the great
unraveling has begun. Remember Karl on the dialectic: thesis leads to
antithesis resulting in synthesis. Maybe.
Danny Schechter will appear on this week's Gorilla Radio, S29 5pm pacific time. CFUV.UVIC.ca
They sold the
Democrats on the need for a bailout. They made it big so the rest of
the world would notice and be impressed. They started out unreasonably
demanding total power knowing they would have to compromise and so
allow all sides to win something and hence come aboard.
Read more: Are We On The Verge of the Deluge?
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 04:12
Written by Press Release
Canwest Media Bully
The campaign in B.C. Supreme Court by Canwest Media, Canada's largest media conglomerate, to bully three Vancouver Palestine solidarity activists who disagree with Canwests pro-Israel media bias.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 03:34
Written by The Real News
Once in a Century Rip-off
Read more: Rip-Off of the Century
Economist Michael Hudson: The bailout is a giveaway that will cause hyperinflation and dollar collapse.
Bailout talks stall as Bush meets with Congressional leaders and
Presidential candidates. German Finance Minister says US will no longer
be the financial Superpower. French President Sarkozy says the days
when "the all powerful market is always right are over". The Real News
Network spoke to economist and historian Dr. Michael Hudson who says
that it's not a "bailout" but a "giveaway" and will create a new
kleptocracy of billionaires.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 03:23
Written by Naomi Klein
Read more: Bailout: Resisting The Shock This Time
Now is the Time to Resist Wall Street's Shock Doctrine
by Naomi Klein
wrote The Shock Doctrine in the hopes that it would make us all better
prepared for the next big shock. Well, that shock has certainly
arrived, along with gloves-off attempts to use it to push through
radical pro-corporate policies (which of course will further enrich the
very players who created the market crisis in the first place...).
best summary of how the right plans to use the economic crisis to push
through their policy wish list comes from Former Republican House
Speaker Newt Gingrich. On Sunday, Gingrich laid out 18 policy
prescriptions for Congress to take in order to "return to a
Reagan-Thatcher policy of economic growth through fundamental reforms."
Created on Friday, 26 September 2008 17:49
Written by Christopher Ketcham
Trojan Horse: How Israeli Backdoor Technology Penetrated the US Government's Telecom System and Compromised National Security
by Christopher Ketcham
Since the late 1990s, federal agents have reported systemic communications security breaches at the Department of Justice, FBI, DEA, the State Department, and the White House.
Several of the alleged breaches, these agents say, can be traced to two hi-tech communications companies, Verint Inc. (formerly Comverse Infosys), and Amdocs Ltd., that respectively provide major wiretap and phone billing/record-keeping software contracts for the US government.Together, Verint and Amdocs form part of the backbone of the government's domestic intelligence surveillance technology.
Both companies are based in Israel â€“ having arisen to prominence from that country's cornering of the information technology market â€“ and are heavily funded by the Israeli government, with connections to the Israeli military and Israeli intelligence (both companies have a long history of board memberships dominated by current and former Israeli military and intelligence officers).
Read more: How Israeli Technology Compromised US National Security
Created on Friday, 26 September 2008 07:09
Written by Greg Palast
Night of the Living Vote-snatchers: Steal Back Your Vote!
by Greg Palast
Excerpted from the Greg Palast, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Robert F. Kennedy's comic book voter guide. See www.StealBackYourVote.org for more.
In 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act.When a Bush tells you heâ€™s going to â€œhelpâ€ you vote - look out!
The result: in the 2004 presidential election, over three million votes - 3,006,080 - were cast and not counted. Like, what the !@#!?
Read more: Steal Back Your Vote: Dawn of the Vote Snatchers
Created on Friday, 26 September 2008 06:26
Written by Chris Cook
Too Big to Jail?
by C. L. Cook
e've heard some Wall Street
firms are too big to fail, but what about the bandits behind the wheel,
are they too big to jail?
The FBI announced launching fraud
investigations for 24 Wall St. players Wednesday (S24); but, can we
realistically expect criminal charges be brought against any company
The current line taken by the Bush administration, the McCain
presidential campaign, and the Democratic party leadership treats the
financial train wreck overtaking the world's financial markets as more
a kind of Act of God than the predictable results of the Bush and
Clinton administrations' years of deregulation and rigging the system
to favour (and fabulously profit) the very actors now howling for
Read more: Too Big to Jail?