China's banks veering out of control...
Swiss Banks Shun Americans as US Compels Disclosure...
A Bloodless Coup
The Transition From Democracy To A Bnk-run Society
By Mike Whitney
The banks created the financial crisis, and now they are its biggest beneficiaries. They don't need to worry about risk, because Bernanke has assured them that they will be bailed out regardless of the cost. Continue
British Rum Maker Got a $2.7 Billion Payout from TARP: I'm getting so tired of these stories. I mean, what's the point? Americans are perfectly happy to stay home and watch TV while our elected officials rob us blind and we struggle along without needed health care:
Mounting U.S. jobless claims force states to borrow: The lengthy recession has proved discouraging for the swelling ranks of unemployed Americans, and forced U.S. states obligated to pay them jobless benefits to pile debt on their already strained budgets.
Deadly Reasons to Oust Incumbents in 2010
By Ed Ciaccio
All those of us who claim to care about others both here and abroad, about justice, and about peace, must become relentless in our efforts to fundamentally change the current pro-corporate, anti-human system of our country, starting with the current members of Congress. Continue
Congress Just Gave Itself Nearly 4 Billion For Expenses
By Greg Bacon
How sweet it is! How would you like a job with a six figure salary and the ability to vote yourself an additional healthy chunk of taxpayer money to be used for "expenses?" Continue
Wary of Dollar, China Wants Super-sovereign Currency
By Zhou Xin and Chris Buckley
China's central bank renewed its call on Friday for the creation of a super-sovereign reserve currency to reduce the dollar's global domination, which it said had worsened the financial crisis. Continue
Will the 'Dollar Wars' Kill What's Left of the American Dream?
By Scott Thill
Countries yoked to America's currency, and therefore its cratering empire, want to kick the dollar to the curb. And that's bad news for the U.S. Continue