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Archive for April 20th, 2009

Geithner Faces Critical Report on Bailout

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20 Apr 09 | FT

Tim Geithner, US Treasury secretary, will face lawmakers in Congress on Tuesday morning, hours after publication of a report that criticises aspects of the bank bail-out and days before stress test results that could lead to the government taking larger stakes in the financial sector. Read the rest of this entry »

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20 April 2009 at 11:55 pm

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Obama Reassures CIA After Torture Memos’ Release

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20 Apr 09 | AWC

“That’s how we learn.” President insists.

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20 April 2009 at 9:55 pm

A Bigger, Bolder Role for the IMF in ‘New Economic World Order’

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20 Apr 09 | WaPo

Changes suggest shift in how global economy is run.

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20 April 2009 at 9:50 pm

Obama Wants $100bn for IMF

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20 Apr 09 | Raw Story

U.S. President Barack Obama Monday asked Congress to back an expansion of an IMF emergency fund by $500 billion in a move designed to expand its reach to big emerging-market nations.


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20 April 2009 at 7:46 pm

Power, Humiliation and Torture

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by Paul Woodward

20 Apr 09 | War in Context

In the wake of 9/11, no phrase more succinctly projected the upwelling of popular jingoism across the United States than the words “Power of Pride.”


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20 April 2009 at 7:42 pm

Zuma to Lead South African Democracy Hurt by His Rise

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20 Apr 09 | Bloomberg

The African National Congress, which led the fight to end apartheid, may be the biggest threat to South Africa’s democratic institutions even as it prepares for victory in April 22 elections.

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20 April 2009 at 7:25 pm

NBC Owners Hail New Era of Fascism

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20 Apr 09 | FT

General Electric and Cisco Systems hailed yesterday a new “era of public-private partnerships” that will enable companies to win a large share of the billions of dollars spent by governments around the world to stimulate their economies. Read the rest of this entry »

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20 April 2009 at 6:39 pm

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