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posted: Wednesday , Jan 14-21, 2009: 7:30 pm, pst, berkeley, ca, usa

Bribery determines law and policy in the US.

This site tracks the damage

The State of our Corporate Empire:

Jan 13 and 14, 2009

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Featured Analysis

Late post: Jan 21

Jan 16, 2009:

Ouick Note on Bush's "Mea Culpa" Speech this last evening

featured analysis: Economic Meltdown: Are you ready for Part II? alex, 12-21-08

Obama's Wall Street Welcome:

U.S. Stocks Retreat in Dow Average’s Worst Election Day Tumble, bloomberg, 1-20-09

US indexes

economic links

econ analysis

Richard Falk

the UN Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian territories:

The Gaza blockade is a direct violation of the fourth Geneva convention that prohibits collective punishment, says Richard Falk, in this

Russia Today Interview, 1-19-09

Richard A. Falk, wikipedia

"Israel" Thievery of Arab Lands continues from 1948 to Present, alex, 6-20-07

The Ethnic Cleansing Of Palestine, review, 2-8-07

Norman Finkelstein

On the truth behind Israel

Russia Today Interview, 1-21-09

"Israel" links

Norman Finkelstein, Wikipedia
News of the Empire
Wednesday, January 13-14, 2009

California in flames

World News

The greater depression rising

Water Crisis Deepens

Too many people for our water supply

Water crisis has parallels with financial meltdown, coco times, 1-11-09

background:We have No water crisis, we have a crisis of Too Much Irresponsible growth, Too Many People, alex, 6-21-07

all california links


California Housing Crisis

The Blame Game

Home ownership goals created house of cards, san diego union-tribune, January 5, 2009


Crimigrants fuel irresponsible growth

Rep. Joe Baca riled by Latino lending accusations, press-enterprize, 1-12-09

let's do an illegal crimigrant bailout...


California Schools

drained to subsidize crimigrants

More students compete for fewer UC slots, merced sun-star, 1-5-09

State Supreme Court to hear illegal immigrant tuition case, inland valley daily bulletin, 1-11-09

california schools


CA Budget Crisis

Too many people for our Resources: The high price of creating poverty

Garamendi, Brown, and Lockyer won't furlough workers, sac bee, 1-12-09

Controller freezes payments on transportation projects, capitol weekly, 1-8-09

CA budget crisis links


Fine pensions for Public employees and Elite Unions

that the taxpayers pay for, while the average citizen gets to subsidize illegals and elite union benefits


CalPERS warns of rate hike, calpensions, 1-12-09


Who Killed California?

Go East, young man? Californians look for the exit, the desert sun, 1-12-09


CA environment

for sale

Capitol politics through the looking glass, capitol weekly, 1-8-09

Federal wilderness protection for California land moves forward, lat, 1-12-09


global environment

CAMBODIA: Malaria becoming deadlier, irin, (un), 1-13-09


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Flames of war over Gaza: The gates of Hell have opened, dailymail, 1-13-09

US: Israel's Bitch

Israel orders US to oppose truce

Olmert says he made Rice change vote, iht, 1-13-09

US denies Olmert swayed vote on UN resolution, earthnews, 1-13-09

U.S.: Olmert never asked us to abstain from UN vote on Gaza truce, haaretz, 1-13-09

Osama calls for jihad against Israel, apakitimes, 1-15-09

"Israel" links


Start at the beginning:

Israel itself is a War Crime

EU halts upgrade of ties to Israel, ft, 1-14-09

Demands grow for Gaza war crimes investigation. Guardian, 1-13-09

"Israel" Thievery of Arab Lands continues from 1948 to Present, alex, 6-20-07

The Ethnic Cleansing Of Palestine, review, 2-8-07

"Israel" links


Another fine addition to our corporate media idiots:

“Joe the Plumber”

Joe the idiot reports from Israel:

Reporters Should Be Barred From Wars, Says Reporter, nyt, 1-12-09



Bush's Somalia Adventure Fails: Horn of Africa in FLAMES

Ethiopian troops leave Somalia prompting UN call for calm and timely presidential poll, un, 1-13-09

ETHIOPIA-SOMALIA: Ethiopian troops leave parts of Mogadishu, irin, (un), 1-13-09

Somalis celebrate as Ethiopians withdraw from Mogadishu, iht, 1-13-09

SOMALIA: Inside a pirate network, irin, (un), 1-13-09


American Sponsored Invasion of Somalia sparks chaos, alex, 8-6-07

Africa links


South Asia

Pak not involved in 26/11 attack: UK, statesman, 1-13-09

Karzai and Singh discuss security, bbc, 1-12-09

The Afghan reconstruction boondoggle, at, 1-13-09



China becomes third largest economy, ft, 1-14-09

China's exports in record decline, bbc, 1-13-09

Fear of backlash on Chinese redundancies, ft, 1-13-09

China rift opens in Vietnam, at, 1-14-09

No rhyme or reason to China's rule of law, at, 1-14-09

china links

Old US War Crimes revisited in Spain

Spain to consider charging Salvadorans over civil war killing of Jesuits in 1989, ap, 1-13-09

Retail Sales in U.S. Fall for a Record Sixth Month as Unemployment Worsens, bloomberg, 1-14-09

JPMorgan chief says 2009 will be bleak, ft, 1-14-09

economic links
econ analysis


run on hedge funds

$150bn taken out of hedge funds, ft, 1-14-09


Economic Meltdown: Are you ready for Part II? alex, 1-21-09

econ analysis
economic links


Three-month budget gap exceeds FY 2008 full year, reuters, 1-13-09

US trade deficit at five-year low, bbc, 1-13-09

China's exports in record decline, bbc, 1-13-09

UK economy downturn 'frightening,' bbc, 1-13-09

The Fed's bubble trouble, at, 1-13-09

US Admits War Crime

Detainee Tortured, Says U.S. Official, wp, 1-14-09

US admits torturing would-be 911 terrorist, nzherald, 1-15-09

torturing democracy


Our Lost Rights

Illegal war links

illegal Searches links

torture links

Mukasey links

US attorney links

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National-Global Markets

US indexes

US market overview

global indexes

dollar value


all futures

click here, scroll right for all econ links/essays

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Computer Crash Supplement

I have missed a few major events in American political Corruption due to Computer Crashes and other unforseen events.

This Supplement Seeks to fill those voids.

Justice Dept. official (Bradley Schlozman) lied to Congress, internal probe finds, mcclatchy, 1-13-09

Bradley Schlozman "Civil Rights" Division

The Department of Injustice

The Unlimited President

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Illinois is a pit of Corruption

Illinois Governor Charged in Scheme to Sell Obama’s Seat, nyt, 12-9-08

Fitzgerald Asks for More Time on Blagojevich Indictment, nyt 12-31-08

Illinois House Impeaches Governor, nyt, 1-9-09

Burris Will Take His Seat as a Senator From Illinois, nyt, 1-12-09

Massachusetts is a pit of Corruption

State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson Arrested By FBI, wbc, 10-28-08

Ethics Overhaul Sought in Massachusetts, nyt, 1-6-09

New Mexico is a pit of Corruption

Bill Richardson Out As Commerce Secretary With Shades of Blagojevich, us news, 1-5-09

Richardson gave $20,000 to Illinois Gov. Blagojevich. Oops,! Nm independent, 1-8-09

Inquiry Highlights New Mexico’s Few Ethics Laws, nyt, 1-10-09


Clinton's are a pit of Corruption

A Donor’s Gift Soon Followed Clinton’s Help, nyt, 1-3-09


New technology needed to monitor rain forest 'tsunami,' carnige, 1-12-09

Scripps scientists develop first examples of RNA that replicates itself indefinitely, scripps, 1-9-09

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