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Signs of the Times for Mon, 05 Jun 2006

Donald Hunt
Signs of the Times
June 5, 2006

Last week we looked at the trial of Enron executives Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay and how Enron really is an emblem of U.S. corporate capitalism. In a connected, but little-noticed act, Bush granted ghoulish intelligence chief John Negroponte the power to grant corporations the right to conceal financial information from public scrutiny if there is some connection with "national security."

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June 2, 2006
For Immediate Action!

"Never in my life did I ever imagine I would have to disobey my president. But then again, never did I imagine my president would lie to go to war, condone torture, spy on Americans, or destroy the career of a CIA agent for political gain. I would rather resign in protest, but the army doesn't agree."

First U.S. military officer poised to publicly refuse orders in support of the illegal Iraq War requests your immediate support and assistance. Having already attempted to resign his commission in protest, he now poised to refuse deployment via simultaneous, cross-country press conferences, within days.

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A Tomdispatch Interview with Barbara Ehrenreich

Not surprising really. Barbara Ehrenreich, our foremost journalist of, and dissector of class is regularly not here. Practically a household name since she entered the low-wage working class disguised as herself and, in her already classic account, Nickel and Dimed, reported back on just how difficult it is for so many hard-working Americans to get by. Then, a few years later, she repeated the process with the middle class, only to find herself not in the workforce but among the desperately unemployed who had fallen out of an ever meaner corporate world. Her most recent book, Bait and Switch, The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, was the result. Now, she spends much time traveling the country talking to audiences about her -- and their -- experiences. She has become a blogger, is involved in launching a new group to help organize the middle-class unemployed, and in her spare time she's even finished a new book.

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Denying Reality 101

lightning.png Climate chaos: Bush's climate of fear

republican.png College Republicans ridicule Gore climate change movie with 'Global Warming Beach Parties'

faucet.png U.N. warns of conflict risk due to desertification

do_not_enter.png Main road to Yosemite closed indefinitely due to huge rock slide

earth.png Quake toll revised down as aid flow improves

volcano.png Indonesia Hit with Earthquake Aftershock, Volcano, Bird Flu Fears

lightning.png India monsoon toll hits 133, floods displace 25,000

lightning.png 29 dead, 100,000 evacuated as rains drench southern China

lightning.png Hundreds evacuated from flood-hit Poland and Slovakia

earth.png Ocean vortex 'death trap' discovered

Zionism in Action

reptile_eye.png Truman and Israel

reptile_eye.png 'Smoking gun' fax proves The Lobby directed defamation of Jewish professor at York U.

reptile_eye.png Rep Set To Resolve Aipac Spat

reptile_eye.png Aid Debate Exposes Rift

reptile_eye.png Uncle Sam against anti-Semitism

attention_sign.png Haniya: US behind Palestinian unrest

red_flag.png Polish rightwingers stoke Israeli concern

reptile_eye.png Web of betrayal, blackmail and sex that killed two lovers who turned informer

reptile_eye.png Israel building new West Bank settlement

chess.png Hamas rejects Abbas call for Palestinian referendum

reptile_eye.png Five bystanders killed in Gaza shootings: medics

War of Terror

stormtrooper.png Tehran's Secret Helper

dr_evil.png Russian Diplomat "Killed in Iraq"

red_flag.png Syrian opposition group calls for regime change at London meeting

red_flag.png 17 arrested in alleged terror plot in Canada

attention_sign.png Doubts grow over threat behind UK anti-terror police raid

vader.png Revealed: Robot spyplanes to guard Europe's borders

pc_mouse.png Web users to 'patrol' US border

cowboy_boot.png Bush makes new push for gay-marriage ban

Around the World

smiley-tongue-out.png Italian judge examines Berlusconi corruption claims

pc_mouse.png Swedes Protest Police Shutdown of Web Site

handgun.png Gunman opens fire on teenage boys

road_cone.png Cause of military plane crash that kills 40 remains mystery

grenade.png East Timor rocked by new violence

attention_sign.png Disgraced Peruvian president set to regain office

Bigger than My Lai

u-s-flag.png What Happened at Haditha

u-s-flag.png US Winces as Haditha Echoes My Lai

u-s-flag.png In Haditha Killings, Details Came Slowly

u-s-flag.png Marine's wife paints portrait of US troops out of control in Haditha

u-s-flag.png Iraqis Accuse Marines of Killing Unarmed Civilian


lady_liberty.png Supreme Court Faces Shortage of Cases

attention_sign.png Navy, Guard Personnel's Data Among Those Lost

blue_questionmark.png College students found dead inside balloon

alarmclock.png Man accused of killing wife in Calif. bay

Dollars and Sense

money.png Dollar backtracks as Fed pause seen more likely

money.png Oil climbs over $73 on worries over Iran flows

stock_ticker.png Nikkei falls, exporters sold on US growth fears

For Your Health

skullbones.png Pesticide Industry Plotted Bush Human Testing Policy Meeting with OMB Staff - Laid Out Exemptions for Experiments on Children

syringe.png Physician Shortage Looms, Risking a Crisis, as Demand for Care Explodes

u-s-flag.png US won't compensate Vietnam's Agent Orange victims: official

What the...?

vampire.png The Rockies Pitch Religion

comet.png Ark's Quantum Quirks

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