Crime of the Century

by Robert Scheer posted by Truthout Forget Bernie Madoff and Enron’s Ken Lay—they were mere amateurs in financial crime. The current Libor interest rate scandal, involving hundreds of trillions in international derivatives trade, shows how the really big boys play. And these guys will most likely not do the time because their kind rewrites the…

Major Church’s Near Move to Divest Signals Beginning of the End for Status Quo in Israel

by Robert Naiman posted by Thuthout Thursday night, by what the Christian Science Monitor called the “thinnestof margins” the General Assembly of the 1.9 million member Presbyterian Church USA failed to approve a resolution requiring the church to divest its $20 million investments in Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard over the ties of these companies to…