Elections USA: The 2012 Politics of Fantasy

U.S. Elections have become corporate PR campaigns, with corporations doling money to both parties. Aside from a couple of fervently debated social issues, a consistent, core economic agenda is firmly in place that favors the 1%.


Using the Sandy Hook School massacre as its justification, the Obama administration has given the psychiatric business & big Pharma a major gift by quietly introducing a behavioral & mental health program in public schools throughout the US


Modern propaganda techniques utilized by the corporate state to enforce anti-democratic and destructive policies routinely entail the manufacture and manipulation of news events to mold public opinion


In the past twenty plus years, a new criminal sanction has found its way into statutes in at least forty plus states: a life sentence without the possibility of parole (LWOP).

Movement against Fracking Wins as New York Bans Hydraulic Fracturing By Kevin Zeese, December 19, 2014
Fixed Fortunes: Biggest US Corporate Political Interests Spend Billions, Get Trillions By Global Research News, December 19, 2014
How Your Taxes Fund Corporations that Rig the U.S. Political System By J. D. Heyes, December 19, 2014
Obama Increases Allowable Levels of Radiation in Drinking Water “Dramatically” By Christina Sarich, December 19, 2014
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The Crazy US ‘Group Think’ on Russia By Robert Parry, December 19, 2014
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US Governments Argument Against Barrett Brown “Should Chill Journalists to the Bone” By Derrick Broze, December 19, 2014
Bloomberg News Blames Putin for Russia’s Economic Problems By Eric Zuesse, December 19, 2014
Fed Chair Yellen Reassures Wall Street on Record Low Interest Rates By Andre Damon, December 18, 2014
Former Polish President Confirms Existence of Secret CIA Torture Prison By Konrad Kreft, December 18, 2014
US Court Ruled You Can Be “Too Smart” to Be a Cop By Melissa Melton, December 18, 2014
Thaw in US-Cuba Relations? By Stephen Lendman, December 18, 2014
Did Raul Castro Just Reverse The Entire Cuban Revolution? By Andrew Korybko, December 18, 2014
The Cuban Puzzle: Normalisation and Conquest By Binoy Kampmark, December 18, 2014
“Cuban Five” at Heart of US-Cuba Deal By Marjorie Cohn, December 18, 2014
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Obama’s Phony Turning Point: Mass Unemployment goes Unnoticed, Human Misery is a Growth Industry” By Stephen Lendman, December 18, 2014
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Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid By Stephen Lendman, December 18, 2014
Torture Impunity, Police Shootings and the Authoritarian U.S. State By Nat Parry, December 17, 2014
Conversations with Fidel Castro: Hiroshima and the Dangers of a Nuclear War
Washington Seeks an Excuse to Wage a Nuclear War on Russia? “We’re Close to the Precipice. Will the Public Remain Silent?” By Eric Zuesse, December 17, 2014
The Act of Killing: The 1965 Indonesian Massacre By Prof Peter Dale Scott, December 17, 2014
Americans Are Basically OK With CIA Torture Methods Like Rectal Feeding By Alternet, December 17, 2014
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Meet Your Newest “Wall Street Legislator”: Citigroup By Pam Martens, December 17, 2014
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Tolerating Another Bush? Jeb, the GOP and the Presidency By Binoy Kampmark, December 17, 2014
The Mass Looting of Pension Plans Begins as Federal Law Altered to Reduce Pension Payouts By J. D. Heyes, December 17, 2014
Torture Report Confirms Team Bush War Crimes By Marjorie Cohn, December 17, 2014
The Oil Coup By Mike Whitney, December 17, 2014
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The Eric Garner Legacy: Policing in Modern America By Binoy Kampmark, December 16, 2014
The United Nations Monitors in Syria are Spying for Washington
Palestinian Statehood: US feels the Heat on Palestine Vote at UN By Jonathan Cook, December 16, 2014
Torture Architect Tries to Justify Program … Fails Miserably By Washington's Blog, December 16, 2014
America on a War Footing: Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking By Dennis Kucinich, December 16, 2014
Unapproved GM Mosquitoes Being Shipped to US for Release By Christina Sarich, December 16, 2014
Imperialism and the Politics of Torture: Towards a Global Secret Police Force By Prof. James Petras, December 16, 2014
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Leader of African-American Community Organization Edward Pinkney Sentenced by Michigan Court By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 16, 2014
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How ‘Awesome’ Is America? The Neocon Media Rant By Robert Parry, December 15, 2014
Cheney on CIA Torture: “I’d do it again in a minute” By Patrick Martin, December 15, 2014
Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex: The Economics of Incarceration in the USA
Beyond the Police Bullets and Chokeholds. A Deeply Racist Society in America By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 15, 2014
US Government Officials Admit: We’ll Torture Again, Unless You Prosecute Us By Washington's Blog, December 15, 2014
Howard University Law Students on Eric Garner, Michael Brown and the Standards of Proof in the US Justice System By Global Research News, December 15, 2014
How Big Oil Lobbies Got Permission for Fracking on Public Lands Included in the US Defense Authorization Act By Steve Horn, December 15, 2014
U.S. Taxpayers Now Alone in Financing Ukraine’s Ethnic Cleansing Campaign. IMF Says Ukraine Fails to Meet Conditions of $17 Billion Loan By Eric Zuesse, December 15, 2014
CIA “Black Budget” Funding: Never Constrained by its Congressional Budget By Prof Peter Dale Scott, December 15, 2014
Bush “Intimately Involved” with Torture, “Fully Briefed on All CIA Tactics in 2002″: Former Strategist Karl Rove By Lauren McCauley, December 15, 2014
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US Spending Bill Bonanza for Wall Street By Stephen Lendman, December 15, 2014
Federal Judges Overturn Insider Trading Convictions By Thomas Gaist, December 14, 2014
Brennan’s Defense of CIA Torture By Barry Grey, December 14, 2014
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Why the CIA Tortured By Gareth Porter, December 14, 2014
Obama Urges No Further Investigations Or Prosecutions Over Torture By John Queally, December 14, 2014
Stop Torture! Accountability: YES – Impunity: NO By Dirk Adriaensens, December 14, 2014
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War Drums Beat Louder and Faster Between the U.S. and Russia By Eric Zuesse, December 14, 2014
Newly Released E-Mails Reveal Cheney Pressured DOJ to Approve Torture
Newly Released E-Mails Reveal Cheney Pressured DOJ to Approve Torture By Jason Leopold, December 14, 2014
“Net Neutrality”: The Citizens of the Internet Can Defeat the Telecom Mafia By Kevin Zeese, December 14, 2014
Market Euphoria: The Mother of All Ponzi Schemes By Stephen Lendman, December 14, 2014
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Scenes from Ferguson: the Uprising’s Reach, and the Reaction By Larry Everest, December 14, 2014
Washington’s Master Plan: World Conquest. “Madness Defines US Policy” By Stephen Lendman, December 13, 2014
The Integration of Canada and the USA:  "The Security Perimeter"  Derogates National Sovereignty
Canadian Government Lies over Complicity in CIA Torture By Roger Jordan, December 13, 2014
Will Obama's Record War Budget Lead to a US Victory in Afghanistan? Don't Bet On it?
US Budget Resolution Funds War and Repression By Patrick Martin, December 13, 2014
THE SPAILOUT: Stock Markets Tumble. Failure of the Spanish Bailout
The Global Bankers’ Coup: “Bail-In” and the Shadowy Financial Stability Board (FSB) By Ellen Brown, December 13, 2014
Laying the Foundations for Preemptive Nuclear War Against Iran
On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 13, 2014
USAID Exposed in Cuba – What it Tells Us About US Subversion Worldwide By Tony Cartalucci, December 13, 2014
Refusing to Take Sides, NPR Takes Sides With Torture Deniers By Jim Naureckas, December 13, 2014
Corruption Is Now Officially Legal in the U.S., “But Must Be Done Right” By Eric Zuesse, December 13, 2014
Secret Prisons and “Black Sites”, Rendition: Torture and the Myth of Never Again.The Persecution of John Kiriakou By Peter Van Buren, December 13, 2014
GRNH: The UN Climate Conference, “False Solutions” and the Climate Conundrum By Michael Welch, December 13, 2014
U.S. Attorneys General Form Secret Alliance to Help Energy Companies By Pratap Chatterjee, December 13, 2014
The Senate CIA Torture Report. Dick Cheney: “The Report is Full of Crap” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 12, 2014
Crime With and Without Punishment. Nine Things to Know about the US Justice System By Roy Morrison, December 12, 2014
Former Vice President Dick Cheney On 9/11 And US Foreign Policy At The American Enterprise Institute
What’s the Next Step to Stop Torture? By Ray McGovern, December 12, 2014
God, Country and Torture By William Blum, December 12, 2014
How to Legalize Torture, Turning to Israel for Inspiration: CIA Cites Israeli Court Ruling to “Justify” Its Torture Program By Rania Khalek, December 12, 2014
Investigative Reporting = Working With Ad Partners to Monetize the Audience By Janine Jackson, December 12, 2014
Internet Defenders Unfurl “Reclassify Now!” Banner Behind Commissioners
Save the Internet: Net Neutrality Activists Disrupt FCC Meeting By Kevin Zeese, December 12, 2014
Bush-Cheney Torture Protocol: "The Last War Crime" Debuts at Cannes--but Censored in US
Who’s Right … Torture Defenders or Critics? By Washington's Blog, December 12, 2014
The “Emergency” War Spending Fund Is Now a Permanent Fixture Inflating the Pentagon’s Budget By Sarah Lazare, December 12, 2014
Congress Authorizes Unlimited Spying on US Citizens By Stephen Lendman, December 12, 2014
Congressional Amendment to Bar US Funding to Neo-Nazi Groups in Ukraine is Buried By Russ Bellant, December 12, 2014
The Oil Trap: The Devastating Economic Impacts of Spiralling Oil Prices
Will Falling Oil Prices Crash the Markets? By Mike Whitney, December 12, 2014
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US Torture Report Exposes European Powers’ Involvement in CIA Crimes By Alex Lantier, December 12, 2014
Police in riot gear assemble near protestors outside the Republican National Convention in Tampa
Torture, Police Killings and the Militarization of America By Bill Van Auken, December 12, 2014
Monsanto’s Roundup Responsible for Skyrocketing Rates of Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance and Other Wheat-Related Illnesses? By Ethan A. Huff, December 12, 2014
US Protests Infiltrated by Agents Provocateurs: Undercover Cops Attempt To Incite Crime, Pull Gun On #ICan’tBreathe Protesters By Steve Watson, December 12, 2014
For Protesting US Drone Strikes, Prosecutor Told Judge I Must “Be Rehabilitated” By Kathy Kelly, December 12, 2014