Losing Ground: Taliban Cover 97% of Afghanistan

Report

By Virginia M. Moncrieff

New research indicates that 80% of Afghanistan now has a permanent Taliban presence and that 97% of the country has "substantial Taliban activity."

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23466.htm



Senate Panel OKs $128 Billion For Afghanistan, Iraq Wars

By ANDREW TAYLOR

With hardly any debate, a powerful Senate committee Thursday approved President Barack Obama's $128 billion request for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the budget year beginning in October.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23467.htm



Afghanistan and the Wages of Empire

By John Nichols

The work of extracting U.S. troops from that distant land -- and from the service of Hamid Karzai's fraudulent presidency -- is, of course, about Afghanistan. But it is also about America.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23471.htm



Want to Fight deflation? Give a Worker a Raise

By Mike Whitney

The slight rebound in housing looks a lot different when one considers how much the Fed is meddling in the market. Fed chair Ben Bernanke has purchased $240 billion in US Treasuries to keep long-term interest rates artificially low while--at the same time--buying $740 billion in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage-backed securities (MBS) to provide the financing for new home buyers.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23470.htm



"Seriousness of the Crisis Cannot be Exaggerated,

Closest Comparison is the Collapse of the Soviet Union" George Soros

Video

Ron Paul on the Glen Beck Show September 7, 2009 discusses the changes going on with the entire US economic system.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23468.htm



Insurance Stocks Rise After Obama Speech

Remember President Obama's reference during his health care address to "Wall Street's relentless profit expectations"? Well, those expectations were apparently met by that same address. Insurance company stocks got a boost from the speech, which foreshadowed the death of the public option and promised to deliver millions of currently "irresponsible" customers.

//snipurl.com/rrhqk



Insiders sell like there's no tomorrow

Corporate officers and directors were buying stock when the market hit bottom. What does it say that they're selling now?

//money.cnn.com/2009/09/10/news/economy/insider.sales/index.htm



Poverty hits 1 in 8 Americans

About 2.5 million Americans slipped below the poverty line as recession and layoffs hammered the economy last year, driving poverty to its highest level since 1998, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.

//snipurl.com/rrhro


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