American Economy: R.I.P.

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions. A lifelong Republican.  By Paul Craig Roberts 09/10/07 “ICH’ — — The US economy continues its […]

Worst crisis for 20 years, say banks

LEADING bankers are warning of the worst crisis in the money markets for 20 years, which will come to a head this week when $113 billion (£57 billion) of commercial paper – market IOUs – comes up for refinancing. This huge refinancing, mainly through London, exceeds the $100 billion that became due in mid-August, and […]

Is China Dumping the U.S. Dollar?

September 10, 2007 | From theTrumpet.com Questions loom whether China is behind recent dollar sales—if it is, America’s way of life is about to change. The only question is how badly and how fast. By Robert MorleyThe U.S. dollar is standing at the edge of a cliff, and most people don’t even know it. Data […]

Peaceful Sydney Anti-Bush, Anti-Iraq Shattered By Police Violence : “That’s The Way We Do Business Now”

Police Removed Mandatory ID Badges Before Unleashing On Protesters Media Assaulted & Arrested, Women Shoved And Knocked Down, Hundreds Of Undercover Police Infiltrated The Crowd Hundreds of uniformed police removed their ID tags before the arrests and violence began They came in their thousands, in defiance of a month long fear and intimidation campaign by […]

Showdown time as Clark heads to Apec

Showdown time as Clark heads to Apec By TRACY WATKINS in Sydney – The Dominion Post | Friday, 7 September 2007Prime Minister Helen Clark arrives in Sydney today to unprecedented security and a showdown over nuclear power. As police prepare for a big protest march tomorrow, expected to attract 20,000 people, Sydney-siders are reporting security […]

Aussie march to go ahead despite court order

David Edwards and Muriel Kane Published: Thursday September 6, 2007   Australians hoping to demonstrate against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum summit which President Bush is attending in Sydney have been denied permission by a court to march near the security zone. A small march by students protesting the Iraq War and global warming […]

Sidney expects violent demonstrations

Journalists in Australian and New Zealand newspapers today speak feverishly of the worst ever violence to be expected in Sidney.(By the way the articles are exactly the same and show all the more that New Zealand’s main newspapers are now corporately owned and our news is managed and no longer independent.) John Howard blames the […]

U.S. Stock Market Falls on Employment & Housing Data

Posted by Kate Incontrera on Sep 6th, 2007 The Dow, the S&P and the NASDAQ all suffered their first losses in three days at market open this morning.The drop was caused by not-so-good employment and housing data, and on the news that short-term interest rates in Europe rose to the highest since January 2001. Although […]

NZ isolated over nuclear energy

SYDNEY – New Zealand is resisting a push by Australia and the United States for nuclear power as the answer to global warming. Ministerial meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (Apec) have been dominated by climate change policy, but New Zealand has found itself on a different side of the table from the US […]

Aussie senator calls Bush ‘dunderhead’

Greens Party leader Senator Bob Brown An outspoken Australian politician has called US President George W. Bush a ‘dunderhead’ for sending troops to Iraq. Bush, whose five-day visit has placed Australia’s biggest city Sydney under a security lockdown, spent the day in talks with Prime Minister John Howard. Meanwhile, Greens Party leader Senator Bob Brown […]

Pro-Bush Group Allowed, Protest Group Banned at APEC

Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet Wednesday, September 5, 2007 A pro-Bush organization have been allowed to demonstrate within the 3-mile-wide security cage that has been erected around the business district in Sydney for the APEC summit, while authorities have banned other protest groups from even marching up to the police line outside in a brazen […]

Sydney : Inside ‘The Cage’

“We’re Like A Bunch Of F*cking Rats In A Maze!” The ‘steel wall’ goes up only metres from the Sydney Opera House. Report And Photos By Darryl Mason On the outside of the ‘steel wall’ stretching five kilometres through the centre of Sydney, it looks like a fence. A three metre high, concrete reinforced fence. […]

Rice wants to visit NZ – Peters

United States Secretary of States Condoleezza Rice is keen to visit New Zealand, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said. He met Dr Rice yesterday on the fringes of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum being held in Sydney under tight security. read more

USA 1984 has arrived

Big Brother USA: Surveillance Via “Tagging, Tracking, and Locating” The Militarization of U.S. Public Service Agencies by Laurel Federbush Global Research, September 3, 2007 According to the 2005 Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support, “the terrorist enemy now considers the US homeland a preeminent part of the global theater of combat, and so must […]

Sydney, Australia ‘locked down’ as Bush arrives for summit

Bush hoped that his visit would boost Howard’s popularity. Do you think he succeeded? After a surprise visit to Iraq, US President George W. Bush headed Tuesday toward a regional summit in Sydney where authorities have locked down the city in the biggest security operation in Australian history. North Korea emerged as a key focus […]

Bush juggling Iraq, Asia at Aussie summit

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — President Bush is cutting short his stay at this year’s Asia-Pacific summit, but the fact that he’s going — at a pivotal moment in the debate over his Iraq policy — is meant to show he’s not neglecting the neighborhood. President Bush arrives in Australia Tuesday with many issues on his […]

Kevin Rudd and the ALP extend big lead over Coalition

September 04, 2007 02:00am Drunken night in strip club not a problem Poll support for Coalition ‘unlikely to recover’ About a dozen ministers ‘would lose their seats’ LABOR and Kevin Rudd have jumped to an overwhelming lead over the Coalition and John Howard after flagging plans to take over public hospitals and revamp industrial relations. […]

Tensions high ahead of summit protests

By Greg Ansley  An Australian FA-18 fighter aircraft circles over Sydney as part of security for the Apec summit. SYDNEY – Tensions continued to mount in Sydney as senior politicians and police warned protesters to shun violence in demonstrations planned for the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation forum leaders’ summit in the city. Concern grew yesterday […]