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Chicago Teachers Union Sellout By Stephen Lendman, September 16 2012
It’s in the air.  Union bosses and city officials struck a deal. A previous article headlined Capitulation in Chicago?Final details aren’t known, but bet on it. It’s baked in the cake. By the time this article circulates, it may be …
Diplomatic Crisis in the Middle East: The Ingredients for a Catastrophe in the Making By Tanya C. Hsu, September 16 2012

The ingredients for a catastrophe in the making are being mixed in a minute-to-minute unfurling global crisis before our very eyes. It sounds like a bad film plot — but that will come later. This is real. Handled well it

America and Europe in Crisis. “China is the World’s Largest Economy” By Global Research News, September 16 2012

First published in December 2012

by Zheng Yangpeng

Too many businesses in China are still reluctant to give up their reliance on exports, despite the government’s calls for a more domestic-driven economy.

That’s according to Michel Chossudovsky, a

“The Innocence of Muslims”: Blasphemy as a Political Tactic By Thierry Meyssan, September 15 2012
The circulation on the Internet of the trailer for a film, The Innocence of Muslims, sparked demonstrations across the world and resulted in the killing in Benghazi of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya.
Libya: Towards A Politically Divided State By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, September 15 2012

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya was interviewed by Life Week, a major Chinese magazine based in Beijing.  What follows is the English transcript of the interview with Xuxu Jingjing.

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XUXU JINGJING: In your opinion, why did Mustafa Abu …

Revealed: Inside Story of US Envoy’s Assassination By Kim Sengupta, September 15 2012

The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.

American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris

Was Agent Orange Stored in Okinawa? By Global Research News, September 15 2012

A disturbing report published in the Japan Times reveals, almost forty years later, that Okinawa Island was used to store the toxic U.S. defoliant Agent Orange used by US forces during the Vietnam War.  “Over the past 18 months, dozens

Privately Owned “Charter Cities” in Honduras: Entire Urban Areas Handed over to Corporations By Annie Bird, September 15 2012
The Charter Cities initiative cedes city-sized sections of Honduras to corporations and/or foreign governments indefinitely. Investors make their own laws, build their own police force, administer services.
America’s War. Next Stop Iran: Who Will Save Us? By Colin Todhunter, September 15 2012
The threat to global peace does not lie with Iran, or with China for that matter or any other bogeyman the Pentagon cares to dream up.
US Ambassador’s Death: Fruits of US Foreign Policy By Tony Cartalucci, September 14 2012

US-Backed Terrorists in Syria Responsible for Ambassador’s Death in Libya.

The US has sworn to “make pay” those responsible for the death of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens. In reality, those responsible for Stevens’ death are fully armed, funded, trained, and

The US-NATO “New Great Game” In Central Asia By Boris Volkhonsky, September 14 2012

[W]hatever objectives it started with, now it has become their objective to continue the conflict. And because of that they will keep on looking for new enemies and new threats. It was Osama bin Laden then, it is Taliban now,

Washington had credible information of attack on US Consulate in Benghazi. No action was taken By John Glaser, September 14 2012

The assault on the US consulate building in Libya Tuesday night was a planned attack by al-Qaeda militants that may have involved infiltrators within Libya’s new security forces.

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information

Hypocritical Reactions to the Murder of US Ambassador in Libya… By Lizzie Phelan, September 14 2012

The first thing that comes to mind about the murder of the US Ambassador and his three staff in Benghazi, Libya today is the cruel irony. Indeed this is the man who served as envoy to the rebels/mercenaries during the …

Russia, China Join Hands Against America’s Global “Missile Defense” Plan By Stop NATO, September 14 2012

Washington announced plans last spring to expand its missile defence shield and install its components not only in Europe, but also in Asia and the Middle East. US Assistant Secretary of Defence for Global Strategic Issues Madelyn Creedon said at

US Diplomacy and America’s “Enablers of Terror” By Nile Bowie, September 14 2012
"I asked myself, how could this happen, how could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction." – Hilary Clinton, US Secretary of State
Japanese Action Upsets Post-World War II Order In Asia By Stop NATO, September 14 2012

Japan’s ‘purchase’ of the Diaoyu Islands challenges post-WWII order in Asia

Today, the Japanese government’s move in regards to the Diaoyu Islands issue is a clear violation of what it had accepted and should alarm all those who suffered in

U.S. To Upgrade Georgia’s Air Defenses With Iran Strike In Mind By Stop NATO, September 14 2012

US to help Georgia modernize air defence system

Artyom Kobzev

The situation around Iran is becoming tenser. Georgia is presenting itself as a reliable U.S. ally. To confirm this, it has sent it forces to Afghanistan. In fact, at a

Greater Middle East: 33 Years Of U.S. Backing Terrorism, Regime Change By Stop NATO, September 14 2012

Russia warns US on consequences of regime change

[T]he so-called Arab Spring has come full circle: newly liberated Libya, which just passed through a brutal civil war that pitted pro-Gaddafi forces against a Western-backed opposition, is responsible for the death

U.S. Middle Eastern Policies Backfire By Stop NATO, September 13 2012

Time for U.S. to rethink its Mideast policies after ambassador’s tragic death

By Wu Liming

BEIJING: The attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya on Tuesday were hair-raising, and the death of U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens …

Would Neocons Control Romney? By Paul R. Pillar, September 13 2012

Mitt Romney has articulated few substantive differences between himself and President Obama on foreign policy, but a Romney victory could dramatically change the U.S. approach to the world because he, like George W. Bush, is surrounding himself with neocon advisers,

US sends Marines to Libya after ambassador’s killing By Bill Van Auken, September 13 2012


The Obama administration has dispatched an elite unit of Marine special forces to Libya after the killing of the US ambassador and three other US personnel in the storming of the American consulate in Benghazi Tuesday.

The killing of …

The Eurozone’s Rescue Fund: German High Court Capitulates to Bankers By Stephen Lendman, September 13 2012
As expected, the Court caved. On September 12, headlines reported it. The Financial Times said “German politicians declared the road clear for the creation of the eurozone’s (500 billion euro) rescue fund after the country’s constitutional court rejected a petition …
The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s “Global Economic Coup”: Secret Negotiations Behind Closed Doors By Margaret Flowers, September 13 2012

This week, secret ‘negotiations’ are underway in a remote resort in Lansdowne,Virginia for the greatest global corporate coup in history. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and if you haven’t heard about it, then you are in the majority because

U.S. Deploys Warships, Marines To Libya By Rick Rozoff, September 13 2012

Following the deaths of American ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three members of his staff in a coordinated attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi on September 11, Washington is deploying two Aegis class destroyers off the …

Deadly Riots in Libya: Right-Wing Christian Group Behind Anti-Muslim Film? By Max Blumenthal, September 13 2012
“Innocence of Muslims” consultant Steve Klein is a veteran anti-Muslim organizer with close ties to the Christian right in CaliforniaThe US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three US diplomats were killed in attacks and rioting provoked by
Libya: Washington reaps what it sowed By Rick Rozoff, September 13 2012

Media Reports on the Tragic Assassination of  US Ambassador  J. Christopher Stephens

New York Times
September 12, 2012

J. Christopher Stevens arrived in Benghazi, Libya, in April 2011 aboard a Greek cargo ship carrying a dozen American diplomats and guards …

New Study Finds Link Between Flu Shot, H1N1 Pandemic By Paul Joseph Watson, September 12 2012


A new study has found that people who received a flu shot before the outbreak of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic were more likely to catch the swine flu virus, a startling discovery given the fact that experts have blamed …

9/11 Anniversary: The Terror Pretext in Tatters By Bill Van Auken, September 12 2012

The 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks passed Tuesday with diminished official commemoration, as attempts to exploit the tragic deaths of that day as a pretext for Washington’s unending wars have grown ever more hollow.

In New York …

Congo: Rwandan Army Withdrawal A Farce By Stop NATO, September 12 2012

The Information Minister…slammed the UK for lifting an aid freeze on Rwanda, hinting that the international forces, which have previously benefitted from the internal strife in the DRC through laundered minerals, “are back at it again”.

He said the AU

Malaysia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) By Nile Bowie, September 12 2012

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak lauds the achievements of his government in delivering economic growth while other countries struggle to avoid recession. That ability to deliver consistent economic development is threatened by the proposed US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership, shaped in secret

Chicago teachers in forefront of fight against bipartisan assault on education By Joseph Kishore, September 12 2012


The strike by 26,000 Chicago teachers completed its second day on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of teachers and their supporters gathered at a mass rally in downtown Chicago, filling several city blocks.

Striking teachers march to rally in downtown …
Occupy the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) By Global Research News, September 12 2012
Dr. Margaret Flowers scales a tripod, blocks trade negotiators entering upscale golf resort; other activists erect a 75-foot high banner suspended by 10 weather balloons
US-Backed Terrorists Murder US Ambassador in Libya By Tony Cartalucci, September 12 2012
"I have met with these brave fighters, they are not Al-Qaeda. ... They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation. We should help them do it." - Sen. John McCain, Benghazi, April 22, 2011.
Quebec’s Election – An Initial Balance Sheet By Richard Fidler, September 12 2012

The results of the September 4 general election in Quebec produce mixed reactions among supporters of all the major parties.

The pro-sovereignty Parti Québécois becomes the government, and PQ leader Pauline Marois the first woman premier, but with only a

Major Naval Deployment: War by Miscalculation, Mistake or Accident By Global Research News, September 11 2012

By Andrew Schoerke, member of Veterans For Peace

The U. S. Navy is currently assembling four Carrier Strike Groups in the Arabian Sea and when in place it will be the most powerful carrier task force assembled since WW

Turkey: Devastating Economic Consequences of Syrian Crisis and Iran Sanctions Regime By Finian Cunningham, September 11 2012

New economic figures just out show that Turkey’s erstwhile rising star as a powerful emerging economy has suddenly taken a plunge.

Second-quarter economic data show that the country’s halcyon days of stellar growth of more than 8% during 2010 and …

The Canada-Israel Alliance against Iran By Dr. Ismail Salami, September 11 2012

Canada’s abrupt move to sever all ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran manifestly springs from a strong pro-Israeli sway which has permeated the political structure of the country.

Naturally, the Israelis were tremendously gladdened by this move which they

France To Fund and Arm Al Qaeda in Syria By Tony Cartalucci, September 10 2012
Meanwhile, US-backed terror rips across Iraq, as Saudi-Qatari coddled Iraqi vice president is sentenced to death.
The French government has ignored the will of voters who ousted warmonger Nicolas Sarkozy in recent elections, and is continuing its unpopular military adventurism
UN Envoy Brahimi bears Poison Chalice to Syria By Finian Cunningham, September 10 2012

Why the prospect for peace in Syria is remote is because the premise of the problem put forward by Brahimi, the Western powers, and their regional allies is entirely faulty, as it was when previously proffered by Annan. This premise

Canada’s diplomatic disaster: Tehran is officially non grata in Ottawa By Eric Walberg, September 10 2012

On 7 September, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that Canada is suspending all diplomatic relations with Iran, expelling all Iranian diplomats, closing its embassy in Tehran, and authorizing Turkey to act on Canada’s behalf for consular services there. Baird …

New Fleet of US Drones for Yemen By Global Research News, September 10 2012

US dispatching more drones to Yemen – Source

by Hamdan al-Rahbi

Sanaa, Asharq Al-Awsat – Informed Yemeni sources, speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, revealed that the al-Anad Air Base in southern Yemen’s Lajih province had received

President of Italy’s Supreme Court To Refer 9/11 Crimes To International Criminal Court By Washington's Blog, September 10 2012

Says that 9/11 was “False Flag” Terror, Just Like the Strategy of Tension in Italy

Ferdinando Imposimato is the honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy, and former Senior Investigative Judge, Italy.

Imposimato presided over several terrorism-related cases, including

Israeli Rabbi Calls for Prayers for Iran’s Destruction By Global Research, September 09 2012

An influential Israeli rabbi has called for prayers for Iran’s destruction, a week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to court his support for a possible attack on a nuclear programme Israel sees as an existential threat.

The sermon by …

Elections and “Democracy” in the Netherlands By Hans Vogel, September 09 2012

Dutch voters will elect a new parliament on Wednesday, 12 September. Since well over a month, aided by state television and the compliant corporate-controlled media, politicians of the main parties have been trying to attract the attention of the voting

Another dismal US jobs report By Andre Damon, September 09 2012


Less than 12 hours after US President Barack Obama gave his speech at the Democratic National Convention, a disastrous jobs report released Friday shattered the administration’s pretenses to be presiding over an economic recovery.

The US economy added only …

Syria jihadist fighters and mercenaries eye formation of Islamic State By Global Research News, September 09 2012

A recent Reuters report confirms what has been known for several months. According to a French surgeon stationed in Aleppo, the FSA fighters objective is to topple Bashar al Assad with a view to installing an Islamic state. 

What the

Democratic Convention: Controversial Amendment Pertaining to Reinstatment of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital By Michael Carmichael, September 08 2012

“The Democratic national convention in Charlotte has been plunged into chaos with a row over Israel threatening to overshadow Bill Clinton’s speech as the second day of business was mired in a clumsy and embarrassing climbdown.

Barack Obama intervened personally

Welcome to the newly redesigned Global Research website! By Global Research and Global Research, September 08 2012

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the newly redesigned Global Research website!

We are very proud to launch an updated version of our website, featuring the same timely and analytical content as before, in a display that will be easier for our …

Week in Review: US Elections and the Global Crisis By Global Research and Global Research, September 07 2012
Global Research brings to the attention of our readers the following selected  articles.
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Canada closes Iranian embassy, suspends diplomatic ties, September 07, 2012

Canada closes Iranian embassy, suspends diplomatic ties By RT, September 07 2012


Closing ranks with the US and Israel, Canada has denounced Iran as the biggest threat to global security and said it will expel all of the Islamic Republic’s diplomats from its territory by September 12th.

“Canada views the government

The Message From Both Parties Is That Americans Are Disposable By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, September 07 2012
If political conventions are ranked on a one to ten scale for intelligence, I give the Republican Convention zero and the Democrats one.
How can the United States be a superpower when both political parties are unaware of everything that …
Nuclear Weapons Made in America under German Air Force Command By RT, September 07 2012

Berlin has decided to drop plans to remove remaining American nuclear weapons from German soil, local media say. The bombs and the German aircraft that can deploy them will be instead upgraded. 

The plans would go against the promises Foreign …

Dempsey Backs Away from Obama’s Threat to Intervene in Syria By John Glaser, September 07 2012

The top general of America’s military last week backed away from President Obama’s threats to intervene militarily in Syria against the Assad regime, warning that the worst-case scenario would be some kind of failed state in the embattled country.

Chairman …

Bradley Manning Trial Secrecy By Josh Gerstein, September 06 2012

More than 30 news outlets and media organizations lodged an official protest Tuesday against secrecy in the court-martial of Pvt Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accusing of leaking hundreds of thousands of military reports and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.

Mexican Drug Cartel was working alongside the US Government By Global Research News, September 06 2012

by Jason Howerton

A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” isn’t what you think it is.

It wasn’t about tracking guns, it …

UK Obsession With Regime Change Responsible for Syria Catastrophe By Tony Cartalucci, September 05 2012
Foreign Secretary William Hague to the British House of Commons (at around 28:00) stated that more “death and suffering” would be required to convince Russia and other nations to change their positions on Syria.

This might answer the question as

Iran’s Nuclear Program: IAEA Desperate to Find “Smoking Gun” By Benjamin Schett, September 05 2012

In its latest report, the IAEA once again repeats the standard accusations about Iran “not providing the necessary cooperation”[1]. Following from this, the agency claims to be “unable to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and …

California passes resolution defining criticism of Israel as anti-Semitism By Tom Carter, September 04 2012
Last month, the California State Assembly passed a resolution urging state educational institutions to more aggressively crack down on criticism of the State of Israel on campuses, which the resolution defines as “anti-Semitism.”
Bahrain Regime Finances Britain’s Officer Training Academy By Global Research News, September 04 2012


Sandhurst took £3m Bahrain gift after regime’s crackdown


sandhurstSandhurst recruits are about to get a new sports facility thanks to the King of Bahrain.

Britain’s world-famous officer training school, Sandhurst, has accepted a

Database: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia By Global Research News, September 04 2012

by Chris Woods and Jack Serle

Pakistan: August sees the highest number of CIA strikes in Pakistan since October 2011. A number of senior militants are killed along with at least two named civilians.

Yemen: At least 26 …

Ecuador: Correa pushes free speech, challenges ‘media dictatorship’ By Federico Fuentes, September 03 2012
The decision by WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London Embassy triggered an international media campaign that highlighted the “hypocrisy” of his decision to choose a country condemned for supposed attacks on press freedom.

The campaign reached

BBC Scrubs Video Of US Backed Syria Rebels Committing War Crimes By Alexander Higgins, September 02 2012

BBC Scrubs Video Of US Backed Rebels Commiting War Crimes

The BBC and NY Times scrub their own video and news story showing Syrian terrorists forcing a tortured prisoners to become a suicide bomber.

Government censors have apparently ordered the BBC and the NY Times to delete videos and an …

US Justice Department closes CIA probe with no charges of torture, murder of detainees By Bill Van Auken, September 02 2012


On Thursday US Attorney General Eric Holder shut down a more than three-year investigation into CIA torture and murder of detainees, with no charges being brought against anyone.

This final ignominious chapter in the Obama administration’s protection of those …

What Went Wrong At Marikana? by Alex Lichtenstein By Global Research and Global Research, September 02 2012



If the truth be told it is shareholders in London and elsewhere that are to blame. Profits are being made at the expense of workers and communities and with the help of political patronage.

— The Bench Marks

NATO Terrorists to Target Syria’s Civilian Airports By Tony Cartalucci, September 01 2012
In violation of international law, NATO-backed terrorists plan civilian airport raids.

: Aleppo International Airport (Wikipedia). With dozens of dedicated military airbases and airfields to choose from, NATO-backed terrorists have decided instead to target Syria’s two main

An End to US Drone Attacks in Pakistan By Global Research News, September 01 2012

Disowning the Drones by Carol Grayson

Later this month Carol Grayson, a campaigner and film-maker from Newcastle, will travel to  Pakistan as part of an international peace delegation.   The delegation will meet with survivors of US drone attacks, lawyers 

Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit By Kourosh Ziabari, September 01 2012


The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran was unquestionably a diplomatic triumph for Iran, and the Western politicians know this very well. Perhaps it’s in this context that the frustration and annoyance of the Western state-run

Mitt Romney: The first Mormon president of the United States? By Webster G. Tarpley, September 01 2012

Mitt Romney has now been officially nominated as the Republican candidate for president of the United States.

His victory marks the first time that the Republicans have failed to nominate a Protestant Christian, and the first time that a major …

Congenital anomaly at birth in Fallujah: 11.5 times higher than comparable rate in Kuwait. By Global Research News, September 01 2012

“A study published in the Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of North America (1) finds rates of congenital anomaly at birth in Fallujah Iraq to be 11.5 times higher than the comparable rate in Kuwait. In a prospective study …

Soldiers in US Sponsored Afghan Army Supportive of Taliban By John Glaser, August 31 2012

Five Australian Troops Killed by Afghan Trainees

Five Australian soldiers have been killed by Afghan trainees in two separate incidents on Wednesday and Thursday, in the latest of such “insider attacks” leaving a bad taste in the mouth of US

Jimmy Carter: Rachel Corrie Verdict: Israeli Court decision “Confirms a Climate of Impunity” By Carter Center, August 30 2012

Carter Center Calls for Accountability After Corrie Verdict

“The court’s decision confirms a climate of impunity, which facilitates Israeli human rights violations against Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Territory.”
  — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Atlanta….On Aug. 28, the …
Israeli Justice: Rachel Corrie Death Ruled An Accident By Common Dreams, August 28 2012

(Above) Rachel Corrie to Gaza to Break the Israeli Blockade

A district court in Haifa has rejection a civil lawsuit that the state of Israel and its armed forces were at fault in the death of American human rights activist …

GRTV: Timely Massacre? Pushing Russia and China to Change Syria Stance By Neil Clark, August 28 2012
Wage Cuts hit Millions of US workers By Patrick Martin, August 27 2012

According to a report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday, millions of American workers who lost their jobs after the Wall Street crash of 2008 have failed to find work, while millions more have gone back to

Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks To Smallest Ever: Satellite Data By Global Research, August 26 2012

Arctic sea ice coverage shrank to a record low 4.21 million square kilometers as of Friday, declining below the previous record low of 4.25 million sq. km marked in 2007, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Saturday, citing satellite …

Israeli lies unchecked, Palestinian perspectives censored on BBC By Amena Saleem, August 26 2012

Israeli oppression of Palestinians not suitable for broadcast by BBC. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler)

One of the most obvious examples of bias by the BBC is the taxpayer-funded broadcaster’s habit of inviting Israeli politicians or the Israeli government spokesperson, …

Western Troops are inside Syria By Tony Cartalucci, August 26 2012

With zero mandate, SAS allegedly “hunts for WMDs” as West attempts incremental intervention at any cost.

The British Daily Star has reported in their article, “SAS HUNT BIO ARMS,” that, “nearly 200 elite SAS and SBS troops are …

When 9/11 Truth Becomes a Criminal Offense: Marine Vet Arrested for 9/11 Facebook Posts By Michael Kelley, August 25 2012

Brandon Raub


It is unknown if Brandon Raub was detained for anything more than questioning.

UPDATE: A previous version of this article said Raub was detained by the FBI. The FBI has told us their agents had “nothing to do” with …

U.S. Military Base In Uzbekistan To Counter Russia In Central Asia By Global Research, August 25 2012

U.S. base deployment in Uzbekistan will dent Russia’s influence in Central Asia – general

MOSCOW: Washington’s plans to deploy a military base on Uzbek territory could entail negative political and economic consequences for Moscow, Lt. Gen. Leonid Sazhin, a Russian …

Russia Alarmed Over U.S.-Turkish “Operational Meeting” On Syria By John Robles, August 25 2012

Turkey wishes to be one of the main players for NATO, the West and its Middle East Allies in the region and has many times failed to support the positions of its once allies and friends, including Syria as well