Clinton Helps Make Michigan Obama Country

Grand Rapids, Mich. – An enthusiastic crowd of several hundred people gathered at Central High School here Sat., Sept. 27, for a rally held by Hillary Clinton on behalf of Barack Obama.

Palestinian Economy: From Bad to Wretched

The numbers are grim, whether in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian economy is in one of its most wretched states, and the disaster is mostly, if not entirely human-made, thus reversible.

Bailing Out Capitalism

The financial bomb that exploded last week saw three of the five largest financial institutions on Wall Street collapse within a 24-hour span. Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of shares around the globe, and fears of a total break down of the global financial system took over.

Canada: 33 Excellent reasons to Defeat the Harper Tories

The Conservatives have expanded Canada's role in the bloody military occupation in Afghanistan, which is now extended until at least 2011. To date, 97 Canadians and thousands of Afghans have died in this tragic war, which has cost Canadian taxpayers an estimated $8 billion.


Bush's Self-criticism

In a brief 15-minute speech [Sept. 24], the President of the United States made some assertions that, had they come from the mouths of any of his adversaries, they would have been described as atrocious and cynical slanders against the economic system of his country which he named “democratic capitalism.”

Finances and the Current Crisis: How did we get here and what is the way out?

While we are for the stabilization and the restoration of the orderly functioning of financial markets, we advocate a plan that not only restores market liquidity, but also addresses the pressing crisis on Main Street and revives the overall economy.

What the Banking Crisis Really Means?

What is happening in the bank crisis, what are the likely outcomes, and what should we who are activists in and for peoples democratic movements begin to do about it?

The End Of The Illusion

Neo-liberalism specialized in selling an illusion, namely that the unfettered functioning of markets, both commodity markets and financial markets, constituted the best economic arrangement for a society.

Financial Crisis: Fact Check on Presidential Debate

In linking the meltdown in the financial services sector to George W. Bush's economic policies of deregulation in banking, Barack Obama, during the presidential debate, Sept. 26, said that the crisis 'is a final verdict on eight years of failed economic policies promoted by George Bush, supported by Senator McCain.'


McCain's Campaign Stunt Shows 'Reckless' Side

In his speech to the nation Wednesday, Sept. 24th, George W. Bush blamed homeowners and lenders for the current financial crisis in explaining the origins of the financial crisis on Wall Street. Bush went on to use near-apocalyptic terms to drive home the need for an immediate $700 billion bailout of Wall Street bankers and lenders.

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