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US Conducts New Type of Nuclear Test Using Intense X-Ray Beams By Xinhua, September 25 2012

OSAKA: Japan’s southwestern city of Nagasaki expressed its outrage and protest against a new type of nuclear test conducted for the sixth time in August by the United States, the local press reported on Tuesday.

The report said that the …

False Solution to Hunger in Africa By Friends of the Earth International, September 25 2012

Friends of the Earth International

For immediate release

September 25, 2012

GATES FOUNDATION-LED GREEN REVOLUTION PROMOTES FALSE SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER IN AFRICA

Friends of the Earth International warns against damaging industrial farming promoted by the Gates Foundation at the Agricultural

Towards a “Colored Revolution” in Malaysia? US and Pro-Israel Foundations Channel Support to Pakatan Rakyat Opposition By Nile Bowie, September 25 2012

As Malaysia approaches its highly anticipated 13th General Elections set to take place at some point before late June 2013, a tense political climate and a sense of unpredictability looms over the nation. The significance of these upcoming elections cannot

Towards An Easing of Sanctions? Iran has Offered Deal to Halt Uranium Enrichment to 20 Percent By Gareth Porter, September 24 2012

Iran has again offered to halt its enrichment of uranium to 20 percent, which the United States has identified as its highest priority in the nuclear talks, in return for easing sanctions against Iran, according to Iran’s permanent representative to

Forbes 400 Reinforces Flawed “We Built It” Claims & Misleads About Wealth & Opportunity in the U.S. By Global Research News, September 24 2012

by United for a Fair Economy

Forbes Magazine calls their list of the 400 richest Americans the “definitive scorecard of wealth in America,” but a new report asserts the magazine is misleading. Born on Third Base: What the Forbes 400

A balance sheet of the Afghanistan war By Patrick Martin, September 24 2012

Not with a bang, but a whimper: that seemed to be the operating principle for the Obama administration in announcing that the last of the “surge” force sent to Afghanistan in late 2009 has now been pulled out of the

Currency war warnings follow US Fed’s “quantitative easing” By Nick Beams, September 24 2012

There are growing fears that the US Federal Reserve’s policy of “quantitative easing”—the process by which tens of billions of dollars are pumped into financial markets every month—is sparking international tensions over currency values.

One of the consequences of the …

New Zogby Poll: Romney Loses Ground, Down By 8 Points By Global Research News, September 24 2012
A new Zogby Poll of 860 likely voters nationwide, conducted online September 21 and 22, shows President Barack Obama opening up an 8 point lead over GOP challenger and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Among likely voters, Obama now leads
“On Psywar against the Innocent” By J. B. Gerald, September 24 2012

When freedom of expression is used to incite the public to hatred of a national, religious, racial or ethnic group it becomes a crime. According to Article 20 of the U.N.’s “International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights” :

1. …

9/11 Truth and the Families of 9/11 Victims. Supreme Court is the Last Hope for 9/11 widow Ellen Mariani By Craig McKee, September 24 2012
They set it up perfectly.
A government “compensation fund” would pay off most families of 9/11 victims, preventing them from ever suing anyone for what happened to their loved ones.
And those who didn’t take the money would be pressured
Privatizing Israel’s Legal System By Stephen Lendman, September 24 2012

Israel’s Mandatory Arbitration Bill (MA) is troubling. Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman proposed it. It mandates compulsory arbitration for civil suits filed in Magistrate Courts.

The Court president or deputy may order it. Litigants have no say. Neeman claims it’s needed

Major Victory for Quebec Students, Environmental Activists By Richard Fidler, September 24 2012

Their demonstrations have shaken Quebec in recent months, and on September 20th students and environmentalists won major victories.

At her first news conference as premier, Pauline Marois announced that her Parti Québécois government had cancelled the university tuition fees increase

US War Agenda: Coke or Goldman Sachs, What’s Your Poison? By Colin Todhunter, September 24 2012

Who in their right mind would be prepared to fight and die for Shell, Chevron or Coca Cola? Who with half a brain would choose to put their life on the line for Goldman Sachs, Bank of America or General

The Power of the Mormon Church Over Mitt Romney By William John Cox, September 24 2012

The election of Mitt Romney as president of the United States would represent the culmination of a century-and-a-half quest by the Mormon Church for national political power in preparation for the Kingdom of God.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s candidacy

“War on Iran Will Trigger World War III” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 24 2012
If such a war were to be launched, a scenario of uncontrolled military escalation is likely to occur. If attacked, Iran would retaliate against both Israeli and US targets including US military facilities in neighboring countries
Benghazi Attack and Ambassador Stevens: Why “The Sound of Silence”? By Felicity Arbuthnot, September 23 2012

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” (George Santayana, 1863-1952.)

A meticulous piecing together of the events in Benghazi leading to the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, three colleagues and either seven or ten

Russia Strengthens Its Strategic Position In Central Asia By Vladimir Radyuhin, September 23 2012

Russia has consolidated its strategic positions in Central Asia by extending the long-term lease on its military facilities in Kyrgyzstan and securing the shutdown of a United States base in the former Soviet republic.

In exchange, Russia agreed to write …

US blames Libya attack on Al Qaeda-linked forces it previously backed By Alex Lantier, September 23 2012

US officials investigating the September 11 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi now suspect it may have been carried out by Al Qaeda-linked forces that Washington backed during last year’s NATO war to topple Libyan Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

They

Life expectancy falling for the poorest Americans By Patrick Martin, September 23 2012

 

According to a study conducted for the professional journal Health Affairs, life expectancy is falling for significant sections of the working class in the United States, and in some cases has reverted to levels not seen in half a …

ACLU Sues CIA Over Drone Killings By Stephen Lendman, September 23 2012
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been around since the Vietnam era. They were used as reconnaissance platforms. In the 1980s, Harpy air defense suppression system radar killer drones were employed. In the Gulf War, unmanned combat air systems (UCAS) and
How to Change our World: Tipping the Balance of Power By Tony Cartalucci, September 23 2012

How to really change the world – and it’s easier than you think.

Democracy is a Form of Oppression. 

The modern concept of “democracy” is perhaps the most effective form of human oppression ever devised. It has single-handedly convinced billions

Greece: Extreme Austerity is leading the EU Down the Road to Disaster By Global Research News, September 23 2012

George Gibson interviews Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras

The policy of extreme austerity is leading the European Union down the road to disaster, Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras tells the Athens News, and only a broad popular mobilisation can stop it.

He …

American-Killing Terror Cult: US Delists Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK) By Tony Cartalucci, September 22 2012

As the US government confirms that terrorists involved in the Benghazi, Libya US consulate attack were indeed the very militants funded, armed, and provided air support in last year’s bid to overthrow the government of Libya, yet another disturbing announcement

“Hockey is Canada’s Game”: The National Hockey League Lockout By Global Research News, September 22 2012

by Julian Ammirante and Tyler Shipley

Sport has always been a matter of deep social significance. In contemporary society there are few individuals who do not, directly or indirectly, encounter elements of sport in their daily social lives. Some may

The Cuban Five: A Challenge to Journalism By Ricardo Alarcón, September 22 2012

by Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada

A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann.

The US Government seriously violated the Constitution and the Law to guarantee the unfair sentences of the Five Cuban patriots who will soon arrive at 14 years of …

Obama’s “Indefinite Detention Law” Blocked. Historic Law Suit against Obama By Stephen Lendman, September 22 2012
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong called his Apollo 11 landing “one step for man, a giant leap for mankind.” Hedges v. Obama perhaps reflects a baby step, if temporary, for justice.

 On September 12, Southern District of New York

Afghan War: “Payback Time” By John Cherian, September 22 2012

When President Barack Obama took office in 2008, there had been only around four such attacks. The “Green on Blue” killings leapfrogged after the President ordered his military surge in 2010 in tandem with the announcement of the 2014 withdrawal.

Yes, I’m Voting Third Party, No I’m Not Wasting My Vote By Devon Douglas-Bowers, September 22 2012
Yes, I would like to admit that this November, I will be voting third party. However, contrary to what many do or would like to believe, I am notwasting my vote.When stating that you are going to vote third
Fifty US, French, British Spies in Turkey “Working Very Closely on Syria Issue” By Global Research News, September 21 2012

There are nearly 50 high-ranking intelligence agents on Turkey’s Syria border, including agents from the United States, France, Germany, Britain and “perhaps Greece,” former CIA agent Philip Giraldi told Tolga Tanış of daily Hürriyet in an interview.

The former agent …

Syria: Britain’s Foreign Secretary’s Litany of Lies and Distortions By Dr. David Halpin, September 21 2012

Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague has presented another breathtaking  litany of distortions and untruths at the United Nations regarding Syria.

It is fair to say that every sentence is a lie or a distortion

 

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“We

U.S. Marines arrive in southern Yemen By Xinhua, September 21 2012

Earlier this week, the Yemeni parliament unanimously rejected the presence of any foreign military forces on its soil for any reasons, demanding an immediate departure of the U.S. Marines forces.
ADEN, Yemen: The second detachment of 30 U.S. Marines has …

West’s “Double Standard” Arms Embargo: Heavy Weapons for Syria Terrorists By Konstantin Garibov, September 21 2012

The West is testing its double standard policy on Syria. That’s how Russian experts have reacted to the reports that Western countries are planning to supply a large batch of heavy arms to the Syrian opposition and also that the

TARP Bailout Fraud: Where Did the Money Go? By Stephen Lendman, September 21 2012
On December 8, 2008, the Senate confirmed Neil Barofsky’s nomination as Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) watchdog. He assumed the post of SIGTARP (Special Inspector General for TARP).On July 20, 2009, he estimated the $700 billion bailout fund could
Seven Days that Shook Chicago: The 2012 Chicago Teachers Strike By Socialist Project, September 21 2012

by Peter Brogan

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend their first strike in 25 years, begun on the previous Monday, September 10 at 12:01 am. Many commentators from both

Millions protest in India against “big bang” pro-market measures By World Socialist Web Site, September 21 2012

Tens of millions of workers, small traders and truckers joined a nationwide bandh (general shutdown) across India yesterday called by opposition parties against the Congress-led coalition government’s “big bang” economic reform measures, which are designed to boost foreign and domestic …

Last 5 Years. Today’s Global Economic Crisis Worse than the Great Depression? By Washington's Blog, September 21 2012

What Do Economic Indicators Say?

We’ve repeatedly pointed out that there are many indicators which show that the last 5 years have been worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s, including:

End of Chicago strike paves way for redoubled attack on teachers, public education By Joseph Kishore, September 21 2012

Chicago teachers returned to work on Wednesday, one day after the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) succeeded in passing a motion to end the strike at a House of Delegates meeting. The political and media establishment is wasting no time in …

Agricultural Giant Monsanto’s Products Cause Tumors, Organ Damage In Rats By ThinkProgress.org, September 20 2012

By Aviva Shen

A new study out today may hurt efforts by America’s largest biotechnology company, Monsanto, to defeat a California ballot initiative that would require labels on genetically modified foods (GMOs). The French study found that rats who were

Wake Up: Reject the Two-Party Plutocracy By Joel S. Hirschhorn, September 20 2012

Here we go again.  Millions of Americans will soon vote for either the Republican or Democratic presidential candidate not because they deeply believe that he is absolutely the best possible president the country needs and can have.  No, they will

Endgame for an “October Surprise”. Romney’s Latest Election Campaign Gambit: War with Iran? By Michael Carmichael, September 20 2012

Rending the veil of diplomatic protocol, Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu boldly plays the role of the primary protagonist in a dramatic television commercial attacking President Barack Obama’s policy of carrot-and-stick, sanctions and negotiations with Iran.  This latest pro-Romney commercial by

West Braces for Chaos and “Clash of Cultures” By Dr. Ismail Salami, September 20 2012

With the publication of the profane pictures of the holy Prophet of Islam in Charlie Hebdo magazine, the West seems to be consciously moving in a direction where chaos will dominate the international arena and a clash of cultures will …

Georgia Masses Troops, Equipment, Planes On Russia’s South Ossetia and Abkhazia Borders By Stop NATO, September 20 2012

What are the authorities of Georgia preparing for?

On the eve of parliamentary elections, the domestic political struggle in Georgia became extremely heated. And the trends in Georgian society are not in favor of Saakashvili.

There is a possibility that …

Benghazi Attack. Libya’s Green Resistance Did It… And NATO Powers Are Covering Up By Mark Robertson and Finian Cunningham, September 20 2012
US Ambassador’s Killing Had Nothing to Do With Al Qaeda, Islamist Blowback or Anti-Islamic Video
Washington Wants the Pentagon and NATO To Have “Carte Blanche” In Syria By Dr. Pyotr Iskenderov, September 20 2012

Washington wants the [UN] envoy to have no influence on military and political issues in Syria, giving the US and NATO a carte blanche.

So, the West claims that all it wants is to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Syria

US-NATO Under Siege in Afghanistan By Najmuddin A Shaikh, September 20 2012

The furore in the Muslim world over the vicious trailer of the Innocence of Muslims, leading to the death of the US ambassador and three other US embassy officials in Libya, was only one facet of the hebdomas horribilis, or

The Sino-Japanese Standoff and International Politics By Afshain Afzal, September 20 2012

[I]t was the presence of the US’ most advanced submarines in the Philippines’ Subic Bay this month which generated alarms in Beijing while the Japanese action regarding the detention of Chinese was taken as part of the plan.

The expanding

Gold Is Money By Washington's Blog, September 19 2012

What Do the Experts Say?

Deutsche Bank analysts Daniel Brebner and Xiao Fu  have just released a new report saying that gold is money (via Business Insider):

While it is included in the commodities basket it is in fact

Will the 2012 Presidential Election Be Stolen? By David Swanson, September 19 2012

Why would I even ask that question?  I’ve been trying (with virtually no success) to get everyone to drop the election obsession and focus on activism designed around policy changes, not personality changes.  I want those policy changes to include

Excessive Speculation and Market Manipulation: The Murky World of India’s Commodity Futures Markets By Kavaljit Singh, September 19 2012
The recent guar trading scandal gives a peek into the murky world of Indian commodity futures markets and reveals how commodity exchanges are acting like casinos for speculators, moving away from their avowed objectives of price discovery and price risk
UN Human Rights Rapporteur Calls on US to End the CIA’s Drone War in Pakistan By Farooq Yousaf, September 19 2012
In a surprising, yet positive, statement, the UN Rapporteur for Human Rights and Counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, called on the US to answer questions regarding the secrecy of its drone operations. To many, the statement came as a shock as such
Forbes 400 Richest Americans: Real Source of Wealth? By Global Research News, September 19 2012
New report exposes how the Forbes 400 list misleads about the real sources of wealth and economic opportunity in the United States. Email campaign launching to coincide with the release of the 2012 Forbes 400.
The Born on Third Base
Chicago’s War on Education By Stephen Lendman, September 19 2012
On September 10, Chicago teachers walked out. By the time this article circulates, they may be back in classrooms. Since last November, they’ve been fighting stiff headwinds for justice.Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants them marginalized and denied vital rights. Their own …
Fukushima Radiation: Japan Irradiates the West Coast of North America By Washington's Blog, September 19 2012

Radiation from Japan’s nuclear accident has turned up in seaweed on the coasts of California, Washington and other parts of the West Coast of North America.

The ocean is so big … how could this be happening? Why didn’t

Human Rights Watch: “Syrian Rebels” Guilty of Torture, Murder By Tony Cartalucci, September 19 2012
US, UK, NATO, Saudi, and Israeli backed terrorists carrying out a campaign of systematic atrocities in Syria have finally been acknowledged and reported on by Human Rights Watch, who has for nearly 2 years intentionally portrayed the conflict as one-sided …
US gave Israel Green Light for Sabra, Shatila Massacre By Finian Cunningham, September 19 2012

For three days, between 15 and 18 September, up to 3,500 men, women and children were butchered in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps of West Beirut. Their mutilated, mangled bodies bulldozed into mass graves.

For three days, Lebanese Christian

The ‘Pro-Israel’ Network Behind the “Innocence of Muslims” Video By Justin Raimondo, September 19 2012
Justin Raimondo delves into the background of the makers of the inflammatory propaganda film, Innocence of Muslims, and discovers professional Islamophobes linked to the American pro-Israel network of radical neocons.
East China Sea Conflict: Harbor No Illusions Of U.S. Impartiality By Stop NATO, September 19 2012

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta just visited Japan and China and his position on the Diaoyu issue was intensively scrutinized by the media. But Washington’s attitude still remains vague, insisting that the White House takes no position over Diaoyu’s sovereignty.

NATO’s Secret Mission In Syria By Rick Rozoff and John Robles, September 19 2012

Interview with Rick Rozoff

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Rick Rozoff spoke to the Voice of Russia’s John Robles regarding the recent “quiet” of NATO.  Rozoff says that NATO and its Western allies are attempting to isolate Russia and China politically and using

America As Self-Appointed Avenging Angel: A Self-Made Illusion By Roedad Khan, September 19 2012

Democracy in Afghanistan is a self-made illusion. It is a Western-imposed farce that will be swept away if America and its allies stop propping it up with their bayonets.

The Islamic world contains the world’s greatest concentration of un-elected monarchs, …

Afghanistan: Organized Retreat Of Defeated US-NATO Armies? By Stop NATO, September 19 2012

Hoax exposed

[T]he commanders of the occupation armies have in effect fought the Afghan war throughout on lies and deceptions, not on the battlefield. It is they alone and their gullible political masters who talk of successes. But even their

‘Class’ Warfare: A Primer on the Chicago Teachers Strike By Justin Panos, September 19 2012

An estimated 30,000 public school teachers in Chicago walked off the job on Monday for the first time since 1987, leaving 350,000 students in limbo. Chicago has the third-largest school district in the United States and it is the city

Threatening Russia? Military Exercises in the Caucasus and NATO’s Hypocrisy By Stop NATO, September 19 2012

“NATO – kindergarten of the XXI Century”

One of the most popular topics in the Georgian media is the Caucasus-2012 strategic command staff maneuvers, which started on September 17, 2012.

The Georgian media regularly publish articles and broadcast discussions associated …

Russia Teaming up with China on the Global Stage By Stop NATO, September 19 2012

Reset to Reroute: Should Russia rethink Western relations?

“In the first years of Perestroika, Russia was definitely Western-oriented; Gorbachev had been speaking about a ‘common European home,’ while Yeltsin actually applied for NATO and EU membership.”

The only result of

After Russia, U.S. Deploys Missile Shield Against China By Stop NATO, September 19 2012

One more radar to strengthen the system

Andrey Karneyev

Last summer the Pentagon announced its plans to create an advanced missile defense system in the Asian-Pacific region. In the next few years a chain of modern missile defense radars can

Toxic Petroleum Pollution: Inconvenient Truths About Military Air Shows By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, September 18 2012

The Big Oil cartels, through the poisoning of the Gulf of Mexico with millions of gallons of leaking crude oil from risky deep water wells, have committed rape the now mortally wounded Gulf.  And now these above-the-law perpetrators are back

Mapping Drone Proliferation: UAVs in 76 Countries By Drone Wars UK, September 18 2012
Towards Unmanned Global Warfare: The majority of foreign UAVs that countries have acquired are tactical UAVs for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions
Chinese influence over Sri Lanka grows By Tamilnet, September 18 2012

China has signed 16 agreements with Colombo on Monday. The agreements range from visa exemption and marine development to economic and technology cooperation. The agreements also promised to expand investment and increase imports from the island, reported China Daily on …

The Delusional Mr. Romney By Robert Parry, September 18 2012

Mitt Romney told supporters behind closed doors that he’s disadvantaged because he was born to a rich white family, that he’d have a better chance to win if his dad were a Mexican. It’s getting hard to decide if Romney

Is It Time For an “October Surprise”? By Danny Schechter, September 18 2012

The term “October Surprise” is one that always triggers speculation in political circles.

It refers to some covert initiative that a candidate takes in the month before the election to try to win an election.

Even as President Obama seems …

The Military Spending Cut Scare By David Swanson, September 18 2012

The fearmongering is on.  Here’s a typical article, this one from the only daily newspaper in my hometown:

“Defense spending could face large loss from federal cuts

“By: NATE DELESLINE III | [email protected] | 978-7243
“Published: September 17, 2012
“Charlottesville
Anti-US protests spread throughout Muslim world By Alex Lantier, September 18 2012

Protests that began one week ago at US embassies in Egypt and Libya against an anti-Islamic YouTube video are rapidly spreading throughout the Muslim world. The wave of demonstrations reflects the burning anger of hundreds of millions over the predatory …

West Risks Creating a “Second Iraq” in Syria By RT, September 18 2012

The chair of the Russian parliamentary committee for foreign affairs warned that the fall of Bashar Al-Assad in Syria would lead to a second Iraq, with Muslim extremists inevitably seizing power.

In a recent Web article, Aleksey Pushkov wrote that …

Georgia Gearing Up For New War in South Ossetia By Stop NATO, September 18 2012

Today in Tskhinval the president of South Ossetia, Leonid Tibilov, has declared at a meeting with the co-chairs of the Geneva discussions that the Georgian side is conducting intensive preparations for a war around the perimeter of the border with

East China Sea Conflict: Pentagon Chief Has A Lot Of Explaining To Do By Stop NATO, September 18 2012

The dispute over the Diaoyu Islands is essentially a US-made legacy of World War II.

The US’ intentional blindness to the illegal nature of Japan’s claims to the islands and the ambiguity they are intentionally trying to bring into the

The Global Economy Sucked into the Black Hole of World Geopolitics By Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin, September 18 2012
As LEAP/E2020 anticipated since the end of 2011, the end of summer 2012 marks the beginning of the revival for Euroland with the emergence of a positive dynamic fed by two lasting phenomena:
Embassy Riots Pale Next to Western Powers’ State Terror Tempest By Chris Floyd, September 18 2012

Sparked by a deliberate provocation put together by Christian extremists, riots by groups of Islamic extremists are spreading across the world — a convenient symbiosis for both groups, as they use each other’s actions to “justify” their hysterically constricted worldviews.

U.S., NATO Bombed Libya Out Of Existence, Target Syria Next: Former Russian Envoy By Stop NATO, September 18 2012

Will the U.S. learn a lesson from the death of its Ambassador in Libya?

Andrei Rezchikov

America and NATO bombed Libya and suffered as a result. These are the fruits of their own air raids. The country is divided, and

Crisis in the Middle East: Militias, Movie Producers and Military Might By Tanya C. Hsu, September 18 2012
Twenty-four hours after Al-Qaeda’s Hassan Mohammed Qaed (aka Abu Yahya Al-Libi) was killed in a drone strike in June, a group calling itself Brigades of Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman detonated an IED outside the US Consulate in Benghazi. 

Filming, they

Turkey Facilitates Relocation of Al Qaeda Terrorists from Northern Pakistan to Syria By Global Research News, September 18 2012

Turkish Airline Flying Al-Qaeda from Pakistan to Syrian Borders

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey’s national air carrier, Turkish Air, has been transiting Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants from North Waziristan in Pakistan to the Turkish borders with Syria, sources revealed on Saturday, mentioning …

Russia Is Sitting on “Trillions of Carats” of Diamonds By Washington's Blog, September 17 2012

Enough to Supply the Global Diamond Market for 3,000 Years

Russia has just declassified a secret it has been keeping for 40 years: it is sitting on trillions of carats of diamonds, enough to supply the global diamond market