Recession is On, McCain Offers More Bush Policies

Nine straight months of job losses, a collapse in consumer spending, growing home foreclosures, and few good signs for the future, all point, economists now say, to the fact that recession has overtaken the economy.

Japan: Declassified Document Reveals Agreement to Relinquish Jurisdiction Over US Forces

A declassified US document clearly states that in a closed-door meeting Japan agreed to renounce its primary right of jurisdiction in crimes committed by US military personnel unless they are 'of material importance to Japan.'

Israel Tries to Block Gaza Health Conference

Some 100 academics and mental health workers were denied entry to the Gaza Strip to attend an international medical conference, but the conference took place anyway – by video link, with one group gathering in Gaza City and another in Ramallah.

Keeping Banks Afloat: Government Gives Markets a Helping Hand

It is impossible to keep count of the billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money being handed out by governments and central banks to salvage the largest financial institutions and shore up a crisis-ridden capitalist system.

Global Capitalism 'On the Edge of Abyss'

In an Oct. 21 statement noting that global capitalism is 'on the edge of the abyss,' the Canadian Labour Congress says that 'dramatic recent events have thrown into sharp relief some chronic and long-standing problems of our global and national economic system.

Not Naming the System: Say It Ain’t So, Capitalism?

People of the United States. Capitalism. Capitalism. People of the United States. There, you’ve been introduced. Don’t say I’m not a good host.

John McCain's Twisted Tax Logic

I saw something earlier this week that even brought a chuckle to the CNN news team. A newswomen in Atlanta, who elsewhere openly expressed a clear bias in favor of John McCain, read these words to Joe Biden, 'From each according to his ability to each according to his need.'

Chilean Ruling Coalition Reaches Out to the Communist Party

Chilean presidential hopeful and currently Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza admitted that the Chilean ruling coalition could loose next year’s election. But he also proposed closer ties with the Communist Party to impede further vote erosion.

Bush Orders Purge of 200,000 Ohio Voters

Voting rights organizations this week rejected a Bush administration effort to interfere in Ohio's electoral process by ordering a purge of some 200,000 voters from that state's voter rolls. The US Supreme Court earlier this month declared such an effort to purge voters illegal.

What Are Polls Hiding?

Public opinion polls are deliberately designed to NOT reveal what the American people are really thinking, writes David W. Moore in his recent book The Opinion Makers.

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