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Whose Vision -- Cusack's Or Bush's? The Privatization Of War

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

John Cusack's movie about a future fictitious occupation of a fictitious country, Turaqistan, is premised on the privatization of ... well, pretty much everything.

Iraq War Profiteers: 25 Companies Who Benefit From The War

Business Pundit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Iraq war is many things to different people. It is called a strategic blunder and a monstrous injustice and sometimes even a patriotic mission, mu...

Why John McCain's "Surge" Success Story is a Lie

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

McCain's belief that the surge "won the war" contradicts the substance of the "status of force" agreement the Bush administration has been trying to ram down the Iraqi government's throat.

The New Workers Uniting Union Means Global Solidarity

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Global corporations have set up a situation in which they are herding workers in a stampede to the bottom. So we created the first global union to face off unregulated multinational corporations.

Obama's Money, Take Two

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

I desperately want Obama to win, and I hope Wall Street gives him $10 million more. Having Goldman Sachs run the government would be a huge step up from having Halliburton run it.

McClellan: Cheney's Book Should Be Titled "I Upped Halliburton's Income - So Up Yours"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scott McClellan, speaking to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, took another jab at old boss, Vice President Dick Cheney. From The San Francisco...

Army Official Fired For Refusing To Pay Questionable Contractor

The New York Times | James Risen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army official who managed the Pentagon's largest contract in Iraq says he was ousted from his job when he refused to approve paying ...


Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

The Halliburton board knew what it was doing when it gave Dick Cheney $80 million he wasn't contractually entitled to as he moved from its executive suite to the White House.

The Pentagon's Fifteen Billion Dollar Pirate Plunder

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paige Donner

(No, this is NOT an Indiana Jones Sequel) Yes, you read that correctly. American taxpayers have paid out $15 Billion U.S. dollars in unaccounted for...

The Loss of Democracy: The Deeper Meaning of McClellan's Revelations of Imperial Deceit & Media Submissiveness

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The result of the White House spin, and the complicity of the press corp. in it, has been the deaths of more than 4,000 U.S. servicemen and women and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians.

Halliburton Bids $3.36 Billion Cash For British Oil Services Firm

AP | JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — In the hot energy sector, a rapid-fire bidding contest broke out Friday between a London-led private equity consortium and Halliburton ...

John Cusack's War: The Actor Battles to Un-embed Hollywood With His New Film, War, Inc.

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeremy Scahill

Cusack's new Film, War Inc., is a powerful, visionary response to the cheerleading culture of the corporate media and a pliant Hollywood afraid of its own shadow.

HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson's Resignation -- A Window Into Bush Administration's Corruption, Indifference, and Incompetence

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

The involuntary resignation of HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson this week provides an opportunity to underscore and distinguish the three major failings of the Bush administration.

War on Terror A Boon For Virginia

Washington Independent | Matthew Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When three State Dept. contract employees looked into the presidential candidate's passport records, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) didn't ask Condol...

Halliburton Subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root Avoided US Taxes Through Off-Shore Shell Companies

Boston Globe | Farah Stockman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kellogg Brown & Root, the nation's top Iraq war contractor and until last year a subsidiary of Halliburton Corp., has avoided paying hundreds of milli...

Top Iraq Contractor Skirts Taxes Offshore

Boston Globe | Farah Stockman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kellogg Brown & Root, the nation's top Iraq war contractor and until last year a subsidiary of Halliburton Corp., has avoided paying hundreds of milli...

Sex Assault Suit Against Halliburton Killed

ABC's The Blotter | MADDY SAUER and JUSTIN ROOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A mother of five who says she was sexually harassed and assaulted while working for Halliburton/KBR in Iraq is headed for a secretive arbitration proc...

Bush Administration Silent On Halliburton Rape Accusations

ABC News | Justin Rood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A powerful senator says he is still waiting for the Bush administration to respond to inquiries he made last month following reports that American wom...

Justice Dept Refuses To Attend Congressional Hearing On Halliburton Rape Cases

ABC News | MADDY SAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Department of Justice refused to send a representative to answer questions from Congress today on the investigations into allegations of rape and ...

Another Halliburton Employee Claims Co-Workers Raped Her In Iraq

ABC News | Justin Rood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress is asking questions about another ex-employee of government contracting firm KBR who claims she was raped in Iraq. Letters to the Pentagon a...

Congress To Investigate Halliburton Rape Allegation In Iraq

ABC News | JUSTIN ROOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A House panel is looking into charges of sexual assault made by a former KBR employee in Iraq. At a hearing next Wednesday, the House Judiciary Commi...

Employee Accuses Halliburton Of Covering Up Rape In Iraq

ABC's The Blotter | BRIAN ROSS, MADDY SAUER & JUSTIN ROOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the in...

Tax Benefits, New Contracts Send Halliburton Profits Soaring

Reuters | Anna Driver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oil services company Halliburton Co (HAL.N) on Sunday said third-quarter net profit rose 19 percent, helped by a tax benefit, new international contra...