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Geithner Visit: Chinese Economists Skeptical of U.S. Strength

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2 Jun 09 | CSM

A survey of 23 experts finds deep concern about Beijing’s large dollar holdings. Read the rest of this entry »


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2 June 2009 at 8:13 pm

Audience Laughs After Geithner Tells China Its Dollar Assets are Safe

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1 Jun 09 | Reuters

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Monday reassured the Chinese government that its huge holdings of dollar assets are safe and reaffirmed his faith in a strong U.S. currency. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 8:52 pm

Eavesdropping Case Tests Obama Vows on Secrecy

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by William Fisher

1 Jun 09 | IPS

Despite President Barack Obama’s formation of a new task force to review government secrecy, and an ongoing investigation into use of the so-called “state secrets doctrine”, lawyers for the new administration refused last week to disclose information on the government’s use of warrantless wiretaps and backed legislation to block the release of photos of prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 6:39 pm

Local Currencies Really Can Buy Happiness

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30 May 09 | IPS

In the face of an economic system which seems to be premised on environmental harm and profit-driven growth, a handful of communities across the U.S. and the globe have begun experimenting with alternative forms of local currency as a pathway to sustainability. Read the rest of this entry »

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30 May 2009 at 4:48 pm

Backlash Grows Against Obama’s Preventive Detention Proposal

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by Glenn Greenwald

25 May 09 | Salon

The backlash against President Obama’s extraordinary proposal for indefinite “preventive detention” — already widespread in the immediate aftermath of his speech — continues to grow. Read the rest of this entry »

President Obama Defends Guantánamo Closure, But Endorses Indefinite Preventive Detention

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22 May 09 | AI

In a major speech on national security on 21 May 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama restated his commitment to closing the Guantánamo detention facility and to ending the use of the so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” approved under the previous U.S. administration. Read the rest of this entry »

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23 May 2009 at 11:13 am