The economy seems to be melting down--but it has nothing to do with the production of goods and services, only with high finance. This crisis is brought to you by business men who refuse to trust other busness men--because the all know they're all lying. This from Bill Black, formerly a Federal bank examiner and now a writer on business and finance. He talks with Bill Resnick in this illuminating interview. Black is the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today urged nations such as Venezuela to meet their U-N obligations by keeping so-called terrorists out of their territories, and not letting their borders to be used to protect them.
Rice’s comments come a day after President Bush said that Venezuela's response to the recent crisis in Colombia and Ecuador was provocative and disturbing.
Yesterday evening the League of Women Voters held a public forum on Police Accountability in Portland.
Representatives from the Independent Police Review Board, the Citizens Review Committee, Portland Copwatch and the Northwest Constitutional Rights Center presented their assessments of the Independent Police Review board - I-P-R, and discussed the recently-issued report and recommendations presented by independent consultant Eileen Luna-Firebaugh.
Marianne Barisonek interviews Mark Winne, co-founder of several food and agriculture policy groups, and author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty. In this wealthy nation there are 35 million Americans hungry or food insecure, and a large percent are children.