German firm probes final World Trade Center deals

German computer experts are working round the clock to unlock the truth behind an unexplained surge in financial transactions made just before two hijacked planes crashed into New York’s World Trade Centre on September 11. Were criminals responsible for the sharp rise in credit card transactions that moved through some computer systems at the WTC […]

Sucking Up to the Bankers: A Bipartisan Lovefest

Posted on Jul 29, 2008 AP photo / Jae C. Hong Sen. Barack Obama meets with his economic advisers Monday in Washington. From left: former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, Obama, Service Employees International Union Chair Anna Burger, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine. By Robert Scheer This is a time to […]

Apocalypse Down-under: Aussie bank’s write-offs signal doom for Wall Street

By Mike Whitney 30/07/08 “ICH” — – Monday’s trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) was a real humdinger. It started off with the White House announcing that this year’s fiscal deficit would soar to a new record of nearly $500 billion. That was followed by news of rising oil prices, weak quarterly earnings […]

Guardian Trust freezes $249m

Guardian Trust has frozen $249 million of investors’ funds, involving about 3700 investors, in a bid to ride out the global financial crisis. A total of 16,700 investors in three big mortgage fund managers have had more than $1 billion in money frozen. Guardian Trust managing director Sean Carroll said new investments and withdrawals from […]

The forgotten war in Afghanistan still rages while we sleep

While we here in New Zealand welcome war criminal Condoleezza Rice and give her a state welcome the victims of her and her war crimes bosses they conned the world into the poor victims in these wars continue to die. Invariably and eufamistically called “Taliban” or “Insurgents” these invisible victims of our “Coalition of the […]

Chalmers Johnson, Warning: Mercenaries at Work

Most Americans have a rough idea what the term “military-industrial complex” means when they come across it in a newspaper or hear a politician mention it. President Dwight D. Eisenhower introduced the idea to the public in his farewell address of January 17, 1961. “Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by […]

Boeing Airborne Laser Team Begins Testing Laser With Chemical Fuel

No comment. Boeing , industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency have completed installing the high-energy laser aboard the Airborne Laser (ABL) aircraft and have begun testing the laser with its chemical fuel at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.The tests involve flowing the laser’s chemicals through the laser to confirm sequencing and control. Once […]

Aussie iron miner keen on West Coast exploration

I bet he would. Australia’s Fortescue Metals – the self-proclaimed “new force in iron ore” – is interested in the West Coast’s iron sands, according to The Australian newspaper today. The Pilbara iron ore miner has lodged several applications for exploration on the West Coast via New Zealand subsidiary, FMG Pacific. Fortescue’s attempt to stake […]

The Bush Administration’s Secret Biowarfare Agenda

When it comes to observing US and international laws, treaties and norms, the Bush administration is a serial offender. Since 2001, it’s: — spurned efforts for nuclear disarmament to advance its weapons program and retain current stockpiles; — renounced the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and asserted the right to develop and test new weapons; […]

SEC Subpoenas Wall Street in Hunt for `Manipulators’

July 16 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission subpoenaed Wall Street’s biggest firms and hedge-fund advisers in a widening effort to crack down on suspected manipulation of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Bear Stearns Cos. shares, said three people with knowledge of the matter. The SEC’s enforcement unit is demanding information from investment […]