Over 300,000 Kiwis on benefits

The number of New Zealanders receiving a benefit has risen to 302,000 – the highest level since 2005. There was “no escaping” the effects of the recession on the economy, Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett told Parliament’s social services select committee this morning. As unemployment soared the number of people receiving the dole […]

Obama Regulatory Reform Plan Officially Establishes Banking Dictatorship

President Obama’s plan to give the privately-owned and unaccountable Federal Reserve complete regulatory oversight across the entire U.S. economy, which is likely to be enacted before the end of the year, will officially herald the beginning of a new form of government in the United States – an ultra-powerful banking dictatorship controlled by a small […]

Despite FAA ban, US spy aircraft patrols northern border

That would be the same drones that kill Pakistanis anonymously. Even though the Federal Aviation Administration has banned the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the Department of Homeland Security currently has a US spy aircraft patrolling the northern border of New York for the month of June. “U.S. border officials are testing an unmanned […]

Whistleblower Who Linked “Taliban” Leader To US Intelligence Is Assassinated

A whistleblower who defected from the Pakistani Taliban has been assassinated just days after he claimed that the group was working with US intelligence to destabilize the country. Qari Zainuddin, a tribal leader of the South Waziristan region in Pakistan was shot dead on Tuesday by a gunman said to be loyal to Pakistani Taliban […]

Obama’s Undeclared War Against Pakistan Continues, Despite His Attempt to Downplay It

Three days after his inauguration, on January 23, 2009, President Barack Obama ordered US predator drones to attack sites inside of Pakistan, reportedly killing 15 people. It was the first documented attack ordered by the new US Commander in Chief inside of Pakistan. Since that first Obama-authorized attack, the US has regularly bombed Pakistan, killing […]

Military’s new cyber command now online

The US military has set up a new “cyberspace” command designed to bolster the country’s defenses against threats to computer networks and to wage digital warfare, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Defense Secretary Robert Gates formally established the command — the country’s first — that would operate initially under US Strategic Command, Pentagon spokesman Bryan […]

Mousavi said to have role in bloody 1980s attacks

Just in case anybody thought that Mousavi was a nice guy. In the hubbub surrounding the pro-democracy protests in Iran, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Mir Hossein Mousavi, the semi-official voice of the anti-government protestors, has long been a part of Iran’s theocratic government, and was linked to anti-American violence in the 1980s, […]

Obama, Harper force bankruptcy on auto parts industry

“It’s going to be an absolute bloodbath” President Barack Obama’s Auto Task Force this week rejected a request from two national organizations of auto-parts suppliers for up to $10 billion in loan guarantees. Task Force member Ron Bloom told industry representatives that Obama favors bankruptcies and the “contraction” of the industry— that is, tens of […]

Bankster Bailouts Of 2008/9 Exceed Over 200 Years Of Major Government Spending

he amount of US taxpayer money committed to bailouts over the last 12 months by far exceeds the combined cost of major historical events dating back over 200 years. The combined amount spent, lent, consumed, borrowed, printed, guaranteed, assumed or otherwise committed to bailouts by the government from March 2008 to March 2009 amounts to […]