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posted: Sunday, Jan 25, 2009: 5:55 pm, pst, berkeley, ca, usa

Bribery determines law and policy in the US.

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The State of our Corporate Empire:

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Status of The American Corporate Empire

Latest Econ Analysis: The Care and Feeding of our Corporate Beast: Another Trillion Dollar Bailout to the Top, alex, 1-30-09

What you really need to know

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

Turkey Calls it Like It Is: The Radicalization of Islam, or Why we Must Negoctiate with Hamas, alex, 6/07

Draft Edition...Sunday, January 25, 2009...Draft Edition...THE WEEKEND UPDATE ...

American's Empire/Wars Obamarama Economy/Environment


Hamas: Islamic Moderates

The subtext on Bin Laden's tape, iht, 1-22-09

Why we Must Negoctiate with Hamas, alex, 6/07



Special Envoys


Obama names special envoy for 'perilous' Afghanistan-Pakistan region Afghanistan Sun Thursday 22nd January, 2009


US President names Middle East envoy who would be leaving as soon as possible for troubled region. meo, 1-23-09

Obama: We will aggressively seek lasting Middle East peace, haaretz, 1-23-09


Envoys: Custodians of the Empire

Richard Holbrooke, wikipedia

George Mitchell, wikipedia



Illegal War Ending?

Obama asks for plan for withdrawal from Iraq, meo, 1-22-09

U.S. still mulling Iraq withdrawal options, reuters, 1-22-09


Israel War Crimes

How much change are we seeing in the US support of Israel WAR Crimes?

Obama lays out Middle East vision, no change, aljiz, 1-23-09

Arabs hope for Obama change, Israelis expect more of same, kuwait times, 1-22-09

No tears for Gaza’s children, Arab News, 1-23-09

Editorial: Welcome focus on Middle East, Arab News, 1-23-09

Obama is using exactly the same people who played the same old hand and failed under clinton...


An Egyptian Report on Gaza Attack

White phosphorous but no flag: The Palestinians refuse to succumb to defeat in the face of flagrant Israeli war crimes, alahram, 1-21-09



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US Terror War Over?

Prez to Shut Gitmo, Secret CIA Prisons, (and torture, but allows exceptions you can drive a truck through) nyt, 1-22-09
Torture Repudiated?

Obama sends a message: the United States will not torture, mcclatchy, 1-22-09 no, we will continue to have proxies do it.

Secret "Loopholes?"

Sources: Obama ready to ban harsh interrogations, ap, 1-16-09

Prez to Shut Gitmo, Secret CIA Prisons, (and torture, but allows exceptions you can drive a truck through) nyt, 1-22-09

Secret Prisons Closed?

Obama’s first big moves, csm, 1-22-09

Obama orders end to torture and Guantanamo closure, belfast telegraph, 1-23-09
Kangaroo courts stopped?

President Obama Officially Halts GITMO Show Trials, emptywheel, 1-20-09


Gitmo closing?

Reprieve is delighted to learn that President Barack Obama will close Guantánamo Bay, but urges that time is of the essence, reprieve, 1-22-09

Guantanamo Case Files in Disarray, wp, 1-25-09

More Sources

Reprieve Website

Human Rights Watch Website

Amnesty International Website

Obama Bans Lobbying?

Obama lobbying ban hits DC reality, swamp, 1-22-09

Think, Citizen: Who funded his campaign, the dem convention, and the inaugration? Who funds the dem party? THE CORPORATIONS.
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lobbyists in the Obama Campaign

Spousal Ties to Lobbying Test a Vow From Obama, NYT, 12-14-08

Obama softens ban on hiring lobbyists, boston globe, 11-12-08

Campaign Skirts Obama Lobbyist Ban, newser, 9-18-08

Links: Dems fully Funded by Corporate Special interests

Obama links


The Meaning of Obama:

analysis coming! stay tuned!

Has the Crime Spree Ended? Are these powers repudiated, and actually "off-the-table," or will proxies still be employed to do our dirty work, as under previous recent presidents?

Crimes against our Constitution and Crimes against Humanity must be punished: stoping the acts themselves must be backed up by taking these tools out of the toolbelt of state by punishing the criminals.

stay tuned for analysis of policy change


Here's the DEAL

Either our Constitution Stands, and




And our Constitution Falls


Portable Torture Devices

"Stun Guns"

First study to test real-world effects of stun gun use raises questions about safety, ucsf, 1-22-09

Demand a Stop to police use of portable torture devices



The Truth is Stranger than Fiction or Belief

Quantum teleportation between distant matter qubits First between atoms 1 meter apart, u maryland, 1-22-09



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Wage stagnation is the real problem, marketplace radio, 1-21-08


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


National-Global Markets

US indexes

US market overview

global indexes

dollar value


all futures

click here, scroll right for all econ links/essays


Last official words of Bush, Until the TRIAL

Jan 16, 2009:

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


Torture Admitted

White House defends waterboarding, ap, Feb. 6, 2008

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

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

more information on US torture
US Admits Crimes against American and international law, new global standards established, Alex, February 7, 2008

Documentary: torturing democracy

Impeach charge bush I
Impeach charge bush II

The Unitary Executive: Torture

The Unitary Executive


The Department of Injustice: Torture

The Department of Injustice

Environmental Destruction

The Trees are Dying

Research ties tree mortality trends to climate warming, nau, 1-22-09

New study links western tree mortality to warming temperatures, water stress, eureka alert, 1-22-09

Tree death rate in Pacific Northwest doubled in 17 years, u wash, 1-22-09

Warmer climate causing huge increase in tree mortality across the West, ore state, 1-22-09

Tree deaths have doubled across the western US, usgs, 1-22-09

also see

Global warming killing sierra trees, usgs, 8/8/2007


Antartic Warming

Satellites confirm half-century of West Antarctic warming, nasa, 1-22-09

also see

Global Warming Greatest In Past Decade: Hottest Temps in 1300 years, terradaily, 9-4-08

Huge Antarctic ice shelf breaks off, cbc, 3-25-08

Wilkins Ice Shelf hanging by its last thread, esa, 7-10-08

Warming risks Antarctic sea life, bbc, 2-16-08

Antarctic glaciers surge to ocean, bbc, 2-28-08

All the ice is melting

Corruption Updates 53, 2nd article on the page, "Arctic Sea Ice Melting Faster, a Study Finds:Climate Change has already happened"

Shrinking Arctic Ocean sea ice signals climate change, csm, 9-4-08

Himalayan glaciers in full retreat, THE ASAHI SHIMBUN, 1-10-08

climate set for 'sudden shifts', bbc, 2-4-08

Get ready for constant costal flooding for the next 100 years +, nyt, 3-5-08

Floods to become commonplace by 2080, newcastle University, uk, 1-8-09

Dead Zones Expanding

Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans, eureakanews, 1-25-09


Corruption Updates 93, 3rd article on the page, "Record Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Is Predicted"

Ocean dead zones expanding, ScienceNOW Daily News, 25 January 2008

Sea life counts dive for 2nd year (2006 report)


global warming draining oceans of oxygen, reuters, 5-1-08

Mass Extinctions And 'Rise Of Slime' Predicted For Oceans, science daily, 8-13-08

Ocean map: Oceans trashed

all environment Links

what's really happening

American Growth equals Death for Nature, alex, july 30, 07


Recent Analysis concerning the "State" of Israel

Other News

Norman Finkelstein

On the truth behind Israel

Russia Today Interview, 1-21-09


"Israel" links


Norman Finkelstein, Wikipedia

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


Agency questions FDA ability to protect public, reuters, 1-22-09

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