Month of Category: March 2009 | Return to Uncommon Thought News

March 31, 2009
3/31/09 Dsane, FirstPost, Panoramic Emotions - Globalization
3/31/09 Vanderklippe, Globe & Mail, Syncrude Triples Number of Dead Ducks From Oil Sands
3/31/09 Roy, Boston Globe, The Silence Surrounding Sri Lanka
3/31/09 Hayes, Nation, The Senate is Broken
3/31/09 Desai & Wroughton, Reuters, France threatens G20 walkout
3/31/09 Hindery & Riegle, MoJo, An End to False Globalization
3/31/09 Stein, MoJo, Climate Bill Kick Off
3/31/09 Leopold, ITT, Democrats Duck Bush Torture Probe
3/31/09 NPR, 'The Zone Of Sanity'
3/31/09 Remmer, TruthOut, Merrill Lynch Bonus Payments Dwarf A.I.G.
3/31/09 Kanter, NYT, Is Wasting Energy Uncivilized?
March 30, 2009
3/30/09 Kleinfeld & Greenhouse, NYT, For Injured Workers, a Costly Legal Swamp
3/30/09 Baseline Scenario, Structured Finance for Beginners
3/30/09 Keim, Wired, Poverty Goes Straight to the Brain
3/30/09 Nichols, Nation, Sanders Puts Single-Payer On the Agenda
3/30/09 Vartabedian & Hamburger , LAT, AIG crisis could be the tip of an insurance iceberg>A?
3/30/09 Doyle, McClatchy, Obama signs massive wilderness bill
3/30/09 Richards, MoJo, Out of Mind, Out of Sight
3/30/09 Bawden, IntelDaily, The Tipping Point of the Dollar
3/30/09 Bleifus, ITT, To Boycott Israel...or Not?
3/30/09 Bradlow, FPIF, Fixing the IMF
3/30/09 Engelhardt, Nation, The Great Afghan Bailout
March 29, 2009
3/29/09 Finn & Warrick, Seattle Times, Torture did not yield significant leads, officials say
3/29/09 Gordon, Baltimore Sun, College students sell the CIA to their peers
3/29/09 Razzi, WP, Overhaul Targets Money Market
3/29/09 Rosenberg, OpenLeft, Money For Nothing
3/29/09 Mathiason, Guardian, Tax havens batten down as the hurricane looms
3/29/09 Wells, BBC, New York's school for immigrants
March 28, 2009
3/28/09 Dorschner, Miami Herald, Insurers Shun Those Taking Certain Meds
3/28/09 Thompson, ProPublica, FBI Opens Inquiry Into Death of Henry Glover
3/28/09 Grieder, Nation, Trust Your Guts
March 27, 2009
3/27/09 Blas, Financial Times, Number of Chronically Hungry Tops 1 Billion
3/27/09 Parenti, Nation, Three Mile Island, the NRC and Obama
3/27/09 Norton-Taylor & Cobain, Guardian, Torture victim Binyam Mohamed: don't scapegoat MI5 officer
3/27/09 Fox, Guardian, How not to look like a banker
3/27/09 Wilemon, Memphis Daily News, Farmers Worry About Proposed Legislation
March 26, 2009
3/26/09 Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, US Infrastructure Is Deplored
3/26/09 Gorman & Hurt, Reuters, Hidden Homeless Emerge as US Economy Worsens
3/26/09 Ferraro, Reuters, Senate votes to expand U.S. public service
3/26/09 Gettleman & Gordon, NYT, U.S. Officials Say Israel Struck in Sudan
3/26/09 Schulman, MoJo, Crying Foul Over a Loon Decision
3/26/09 Fiore, MoJo, Leverage Me Tender
3/26/09 Strategic Roundtable, Empire Roundtable
3/26/09 Hunt, BBC, Will the US dollar remain king?
3/26/09 NPR, Blaming Glass-Steagall
3/26/09 Al Jazeera, US jets 'bombed convoy in Sudan'
3/26/09 Escobar, Asia Times, Liquid war: Welcome to Pipelineistan
3/26/09 Greste, BBC, The dam that divides Ethiopians
March 25, 2009
3/25/09 Dreyfus, Nation, The Real Economic Crisis
3/25/09 Andrews, ProPublica, Freddie Mac Loan Contractor Has Spotty Record
3/25/09 Wilson & Kaman, WP, 'Global War on Terror' Is Given New Name
3/25/09 Rothschild, Progressive, Cheney War Crimes: Just Look at the Statute
3/25/09 Hagey, News Tribune, Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow
3/25/09 Scheer, Nation, Obama's Toxic Advisers
3/25/09 Mead,, EPA signals mining crackdown
3/25/09 Sheer, ITT, Uncovering Haiti's Hidden History
3/25/09 Sheer, ITT, Uncovering Haiti's Hidden History
3/25/09 Knell, BBC, Nubia: Lost civilisation of Egypt
3/25/09 McClements, BBC, Secrets of mass grave revealed
March 24, 2009
3/24/09 Barnett & Sullivan, AP, White House unveils anti-cartel effort for border
3/24/09 Englehardt, MoJo, Economic Dirty Bomb Goes Off in New York
3/24/09 Grieder, Nation, Obama's New Monopoly Set
3/24/09 Andrews & Dash, NYT, U.S. Seeks Expanded Power in Seizing Firms
3/24/09 Steffan & Feyerick, CNN, Tenant evicted even though she pays rent on time
3/24/09 Chopra, CSM, Debt weighs on Indian middle class
March 23, 2009
3/23/09 Beiser, Wired, Store Power in Super Batteries
3/23/09 Topolski, Guardian, The monster impulse
March 22, 2009
3/22/09 Stewart & Elliott, Observer, World Bank: G20 Warned Unrest Will Sweep Globe
3/22/09 Dahl, Reuters, Iran sets terms for U.S. ties
3/22/09 Zabrenko, Reuters, As climate changes, is water the new oil?
3/22/09 Hopkins, Charlotte Observer, As credit markets froze, banks loaned millions to insiders
3/22/09 Isikoff & Hosenball, Newsweek, Coming Soon: Declassified Bush-Era Torture Memos
3/22/09 Rosenberg, OpenLeft, The Nature Of Ideology And Mental Freedom
3/22/09 Rosenberg, OpenLeft, Krugman Cuts To The Chase
3/22/09 Zoroya, USA Today,
3/21/09 Rosenberg, OpenLeft, Embedded In Wall Street
3/21/09 White & Lifsher, LAT, Blacks lose ground in job slump
3/21/09 Winchester, BBC, Wallowing off the coast of Tristan
March 20, 2009
3/20/09 Clifford, CNN, U.S. seizes 2 big credit unions
3/20/09 Baseline Scenario, Parallel Bankers
3/20/09 Lopatka & Prenesti, Reuters, EU backs stronger IMF, eastern aid lifeline
3/20/09 Corn & Stein, MoJo, Top Geithner Aide Fought CEO Pay Reform
3/20/09 Sharma, IntelDaily, Do GM Crops Increase Yield? The Answer is No
3/20/09 Garai & Khalili, Guardian, 'For these refugees, resettlement is the only option'
March 19, 2009
3/19/09 Gertz, Wa. Times, Chinese spy who defected tells all
3/19/09 Saltmarsh & Jolly, NYT, Workers Protest Across France
3/19/09 Hamburger & Hook, LAT, In AIG flap, it's not just about bonuses anymore
3/19/09 Feffer, FPIF, Arms Race in Space
3/19/09 McGourty, BBC, Global crisis 'to strike by 2030'
March 18, 2009
3/18/09 Koeppel, ConsortiumNews, Indentured Servants, Circa 2009
3/18/09 Eland, IntelDaily, Hypocrisy in Government
3/18/09 Walberg, IntelDaily, Pride and Prejudice
3/18/09 NPR, He Blames Greenspan
3/18/09 Arce, IntelDaily, Latin America hit hard by world crisis
3/18/09 DiNovella, Progressive, A New Day for El Salvador
3/18/09 Coniff, Progressive, Forget AIG Bonuses--The Next Bailout is Here
3/18/09 Klare, FPIF, The Second Shockwave
3/18/09 Delasantellis, Asia Times, Justice on Comedy Central
March 17, 2009
3/17/09 Grabell, ProPublica, Contracting Fraud: A Glossary
3/17/09 Katine, Guardian, Remittances: Time for payback
3/17/09 Bowers, OpenLeft, Accounting Standards Eased Today!
3/17/09 McCullagh, CBS, Report Says 163 Banks Could Be At Risk
3/17/09 Bender, Boston Globe, Gates Readies Big Cuts in Weapons
3/17/09 ElBoghdady, WP, Mortgage Fraud Up As Credit Tightens
3/17/09 Cobain, Guardian, FCO admits silence over torture victims
March 16, 2009
3/16/09 Coutts, ProPublica, Another $8 Billion Or So on the Line for AIG
3/16/09 Lough & Ilnoiaina, Reuters, Army storms Madagascar presidential palace
3/16/09 Perez-Pena, NYT, Seattle Paper Shifts Entirely to the Web
3/16/09 Harkinson, MoJo, The Saline Solution
3/16/09 Annan, Guardian, A message from Africa
3/16/09 Alexander, Reuters, Obama unveils steps to aid small businesses
3/16/09 Rampell, NYT, The State of State Budgets
3/16/09 Dreyfus, MoJo, The Freeman Affair
3/16/09 Brown, CNN, AIG 'recklessness and greed'
March 15, 2009
March 14, 2009
3/14/09 Welz, MoJo, Ethanol's African Landgrab
3/14/09 Schulte, WP, A Trashed Economy Foretold
3/14/09 Hedgepeth, WP, Army Defends Costly Weapons Program
3/14/09 Holland, NYT, Is It Time to Retrain B-Schools?
3/14/09 Ahlers, CNN, GAO: Fake passports easy to get
March 13, 2009
3/13/09 Baumann, MoJo, What Economic Crisis?
3/13/09 Talvi, ITT, De-escalating the Drug War
3/13/09 Sirota, OpenLeft, Road Tripping Through Whitopia
3/13/09 Guru, Asia Times, Dodging the black hole
3/13/09 Harvey, BBC, Papua's struggle for independence
March 12, 2009
3/12/09 Buchanan, Scoop, A Word From Afar: Leashing the Watchdogs
3/12/09 Lipton & Rutenberg, NYT, Congresswoman With Ties to Bank Helped Seek Funds
3/12/09 Zuckoff, NYT, A Face of the Economic Meltdown
3/12/09 Kiel, ProPublica, Bailed Out Bank Had Friends in High Places
3/12/09 Jolly & Pollack, NYT, Roche Agrees to Buy Genentech for $46.8 Billion
3/12/09 Seliger, ITT, From Russia With Mercy
3/12/09 Monbiot, Guardian, Time to change 'climate change'
3/12/09 McGrath, BBC, Climate scenarios 'being realised'
3/12/09 Doak, FPIF, Afghanistan Policy Outlook: 2009
3/12/09 Doak, FPIF, Iraq Policy Outlook: 2009
3/12/09 Gibbs, BBC, Mexican 'drug lord' on rich list
March 11, 2009
3/11/09 Baker, Bloomberg, Taleb's `Black Swan' Investors Post Gains as Markets Take Dive (Originally published 10/14/2008)
3/11/09 Wintour et al, Guardian,G20 deal at risk as US-Europe rift grows
3/11/09 Freeman, Guardian, This shoe ain't made for walking
3/11/09 Penny, Guardian, An aching hunger
3/11/09 O'Hara, Guardian, Inequality is bad for your health
3/11/09 Harribin, BBC, Threats from ocean acidification
3/11/09 Ward, Charleston Gazette, Forest Service Ignored Concerns About Drilling
3/11/09 Sazbo & Appleby, USA Today, 21% of Americans Scramble to Pay Medical, Drug Bills
3/11/09 Wroughton, Reuters, IMF chief says bank cleanup too slow
3/11/09 Bunkley, NYT, U.A.W. Deal Cuts Hourly Rate to $55
3/11/09 Stein, MoJo, Obama's Progressive Treasury Pick
3/11/09 Eyal, Nation, The Perfect Storm
3/11/09 Grieder, Nation, Fixing the Fed
3/11/09 Perkins, Guardian, Time for explosive action
3/11/09 Douzinas, Guardian, Are rights universal?
3/11/09 Brimacombe, BBC, Zambia's agri-business powerhouse
March 10, 2009
3/10/09 Giannone, Reuters, Hedge funds to cut 20,000 jobs in 2009
3/10/09 Carlsen, FIPF, Drug War Doublespeak
3/10/09 Farideh Hassanzadeh-Mostafavi , FPIF, Poem: From an Iranian Mother to an American Mother
3/10/09 Abdelhadi, BBC, Egypt army cadets attack police
3/10/09 Secrecy News, Germs, Viruses, and Secrets
3/10/09 Hanley,, Have we reached peak water?
3/10/09 Gupta, Huffington Post, The Change We Need I: A Bank for America
3/10/09 McDonnell, Guardian, Time for a new People's Charter
March 9, 2009
3/09/09 Fitts, Scoop, Brother, Can You Spare a Trillion?
3/09/09 Grabell, ProPublica, Morning Cup of Stimulus: Illegal Immigrants?
3/09/09 Dorschner, Miami Herald, Consumers Curb Medical Treatment to Save Money
3/09/09 Turse, MoJo, Younger and Hungrier in America
3/04/09 Ali, Nation, Capitalism's Deadly Logic
3/09/09 Strupcaewski, Reuters, EU finmins to back doubling of IMF funds at G20
3/09/09 Kunsler, IntelDaily, Forget About "Recovery"
3/09/09 Stempel, Reuters, Buffett says economy fell off cliff
3/09/09 Pemberton, FPIF, Battle Over Bases
3/09/09 Enders, ITT, A Nation Divided
March 8, 2009
3/08/09 Wired, Open Up Government Data
3/08/09 Weingarten, WP, Fatal Distraction
3/08/09 Reinhold, Reuters, Who got AIG's bailout billions?
3/08/09 Rosenberg, WP, Second-Class Citizens in Virginia
3/08/09 Moberg, ITT, A Spectre is Haunting America
3/08/09 McVeigh, Guardian, Sex attacks blight lives of Haitian girls
3/08/09 Sergeant, BBC, The shame of Iraq's pariah widows
3/08/09 Savage & Shane, NYT, Terror-War Fallout Lingers Over Bush Lawyers
March 7, 2009
3/07/09 Friedman, NYT, The Inflection Is Near?
3/07/08 Kramer, NYT, The Last Days of the Oligarchs?
March 6, 2009
3/06/09 Grabell, ProPublica, Follow the Stimulus Money
3/06/09 Lendman, IntelDaily, Modern Slavery in America
3/06/09 Shaughnessy & Starr, CNN, Generals share their experience with PTSD
3/06/09 Park, CNN, Why we're sleeping less
3/06/09 Everly, Kansas City, Backers want to put more ethanol in your fuel
3/06/09 Al Jazeera, Arctic ice 'could melt by 2013'
3/06/09 Ordonoz, Charlotte, Observer, Bill aims to keep aid from illegal immigrants
3/06/09 Al Jazeera, Mexico condemns US 'corruption'
March 5, 2009
3/05/09 Hambling, Guardian, Nanotechnology goes to war
3/04/09 Miller & Reeve, Times Online, 10 Things We Didn't Know About Food
3/05/09 Ordonez & Zagarolli, Charlotte Observer, Deportation program nets minor offenders
3/05/09 Moss & Martin, NYT, Food Problems Elude Private Inspectors
3/05/09 McGrath, BBC, 'No proof' of bee killer theory
3/05/09 Naylor, Army Times, Plan would have SOCOM, CIA share personnel
March 4, 2009
3/04/09 Nakashima, NYT, New Post Proposed at Pentagon
3/04/09 Mirchandani, BBC, OC's rich rush to cash in on gold
3/04/09 Rothberg, Nation, Foodies Address the Slavery Issue
3/04/09 Kotlowitz, NYT, All Boarded Up
3/04/09 Drawbaugh & Daly, Reuters, UBS refuses to give U.S. names, replaces chairman
3/04/09 Bartelme, Post&Courrier, EPA Urged to Toughen Coal Ash Rules
3/04/09 Scheer, Nation, AIG: Billions Dished Out in the Dark
3/04/09 Ehrenreich & Fletcher, Nation, Reimagining Socialism
3/04/09 Becker & McDonnell, LAT, Mexico's drug war creates new class of refugees
3/04/09 Simanowitz, ITT, Blue People, Yellowcake
3/04/09 Stiglitz, Nation, A Bank Bailout That Works
3/04/09 Randall, WSWS, 7.3 million in the US prison system
3/04/09 Walberg, IntelDaily, Europe: Prison of nations
March 3, 2009
3/03/09 Grabell, ProPublica, Stimulus Watchdog
3/03/09 Wintour & Sparrow, Guardian, Global Recession Emerged From US, Brown to Tell Congress
3/03/09 von Hoffman, Nation, The Second Great Depression
3/03/09 Sirota, OpenLeft, What "Establishment Media" Really Means
3/03/09 Leonhardt, NYT, Job Losses Show Breadth of a Recession
3/03/09 Drawbaugh, Reuters, Foreign tax havens targeted in U.S. bills
3/03/09 Englehardt, MoJo, The Dictionary of American Empire-Speak
3/03/09 Falconer & Schulman , MoJo, Blackwater's New Frontier: Their Own Private Africa
3/03/09 Schemper, MoJo, 36 Years of Solitude
3/03/09 Greenberg, MoJo, The Missing Prison
March 2, 2009
3/02/09 Charter, Times Online, New 'Iron Curtain' will split EU's rich and poor
3/02/09 Kiel, ProPublica, AIG: The Tally Mounts (And Gets Murkier)
3/02/09 Kunsler, IntelDaily, What Next? The collapse of complex systems...
3/02/09 Pallitro, FPIF, Prosecuting the Bush Team?
3/02/09 Lopatka & Dokoupil, Reuters, EU says crisis worst in memory, helping new EU states
Originally published 2/14/09 Dmitry Orlov, Cluborlov, Social Collapse Best Practices
3/02/09 Torgonvick, CNN, When women bring home the bacon
3/02/09 Bezlova, IPS, ENERGY-CHINA: On Oil Shopping Spree
3/02/09 Rincon, BBC, US nuclear relic found in bottle
March 1, 2009
3/01/09 Robinson, Charleston Gazette, Veterans' Families Question Cause of Deaths
3/01/09 Feffer, FIPF, The Imperial Unconscious
3/01/09 Wallace, MoJo, Consumer Retorts: Fair Trade Coffee
3/01/09 Holland, Modesto Bee, Jump-starting job creation: What works?
3/01/09 Trujillo, BBC, The Amazon's most ardent protector
3/01/09 Al Jazeera, African migrants drown off Yemen
3/01/09 Al Jazeera, Swat cleric sets sharia deadline
3/01/09 Sack, NYT, Outside Atlanta, a Utopia Rises
3/01/09 Bowers, Guardian, Hedge fund thinks bank slide is over
3/01/09 Eddelmont, BBC, Azerbaijan's pipe dream for Europe