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A Covert Affair: Petraeus Caught in the Honeypot? By Justin Raimondo, November 13 2012

The outing of Gen. David Petraeus as an adulterer, and his subsequent resignation as CIA Director, was carried out by an unknown FBI “whistleblower” who leaked the facts of the FBI investigation into the General’s private life to Rep. …

Waging an Illegal US-NATO Led War on Syria with the Endorsement of “International Criminal Law” By Global Research News, November 13 2012

By Ken Stone

Ocampo, Front Man For The Empire

On November 9, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) conducted an interview with Luis Moreno-Ocampo, former chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC).1 During the interview, Ocampo called for the …

Argentina Court Freezes Chevron’s Assets: Penalty for Polluting the Amazon in Ecuador By Pratap Chatterjee, November 13 2012

Adrian Elcuj Miranda, a judge in Buenos Aires, has ordered the seizure of Chevron’s assets in Argentina, to force the company to pay a $19 billion penalty for polluting the Amazon in Ecuador. The plaintiffs are seeking similar legal action

Police State North America: The U.S.-Canada Integrated Cybersecurity Agenda By Dana Gabriel, November 13 2012

As part of the Beyond the Border initiative, the U.S. and Canada are strengthening cybersecurity cooperation. In a move that received little attention, both countries recently announced a joint cybersecurity action plan. Cyber threats know no national borders which has

Obamacare: Just give us a bill to hype; we don’t care what it is By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, November 12 2012

In the article below, Dr. Dotson provides more information about Obamacare. The program is not what its supporters or its critics imagine. In my opinion, with Republicans blocking a single-payer national health system, the Obama White House went to the

Petraeus: Resignation or Sacking? By Stephen Lendman, November 12 2012

Some observers call Washington a city of scandals. Lots of intrigue reflects daily life in the nation’s capital. Elected and appointed officials come and go.

Most often it’s uneventful. Other times once powerful figures fell from grace or scandals affecting …

“The War on Global Anti-Semitism” in the Age of Islamophobia By Julie Lévesque, November 12 2012
The US State Department now requires its officials to take a “90-minute course on anti-Semitism at the Foreign Service Institute, the training school for diplomats.”
The Strike in Southern Europe By Sahra Wagenknecht, November 12 2012

A storm is brewing in Southern Europe. In Greece on November 6 and 7 another general strike will take place. On November 14 Portuguese, Cypriot, Spanish and Italian trade unions intend to go on strike in opposition to the austerity

Military Escalation: Israel launches missile strike against Syria By Niall Green, November 12 2012

Following the re-election of Barack Obama in last week’s US presidential poll, Washington and its allies have stepped up their war drive against Syria. In the most serious escalation of the 20-month conflict in the Middle East country, the Israeli

Greece Tax Fraud Scandal. Widespread Corruption Linked to Private Swiss Bank Accounts By Tom Burghardt, November 12 2012
Revelations contained in leaked files touched off major probes across Europe. Known as the "Lagarde List," data on high-profile offenders was transferred to Greek authorities by Christine Lagarde, former French Finance Minister and current head of the IMF
Corruption Threatens to Bring Down China and Russia By Washington's Blog, November 12 2012


Corruption Threatens BRIC Giants

We pointed out last year that China is plagued by corruption and phony bookkeeping.

Reuters notes:

President Hu Jintao warned China’s incoming leaders on Thursday that corruption threatened the ruling Communist Party and

Argentina Unrest: Brought to you by Goldman Sachs By Tony Cartalucci, November 12 2012
Wall Street-owned media group “Clarín” spearheading anti-government drive in South America’s Argentina.

The US-engineered “Arab Spring” brought us the “April 6 Youth Movement” in Egypt, run by Wall Street-backed Mohammed ElBaradei in coordination with the Muslim Brotherhood,

When Former CIA Chief David Petraeus Enraged the Israel Lobby By Ali Abunimah, November 12 2012

There has been fulsome praise for General David Petraeus since he resigned yesterday as head of the CIA after the FBI discovered he was having an extramarital affair.

President Barack Obama lauded Petraeus’s decades of “extraordinary service,” which includes his …

Will the Democrats Tax the Rich to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff? By Shamus Cooke, November 11 2012

Literally the day after the election a sudden “urgency” gripped the nation: the imminent danger of the so-called “fiscal cliff” — the national automatic tax increases and spending cuts due in January. The media screamed that the suddenly approaching fiscal …

Humanitarian Hypocrisy: US Destroys Syria While Propping Up Cambodian Dictator By Tony Cartalucci, November 11 2012

US funds terrorists to overthrow Syrian government based on “humanitarian concerns,” while US President Obama to lend legitimacy to “dictator-for-life” Hun Sen of Cambodia with upcoming visit.

The United States and its allies have maintained that their commitment to supporting

Alternatives to the Democrats and Republicans: How did the Other Parties Perform in the US Elections? By Press TV, November 10 2012
It was widely reported that the Democrats and Republicans finished one-two in the US presidential election on Tuesday, but the fact that the Libertarians finished in third and the Greens in fourth did not receive much coverage in the media.
China says the US is acting with a Cold War mentality towards Chinese businesses By Global Research News, November 10 2012

The United States is exhibiting a Cold War mentality with its fears that Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei poses a security risk because of its ties to the Communist Party, China’s commerce minister said on Saturday.

The U.S. House of …

The Police Drones which are Watching You By Global Research News, November 10 2012

by Geoffrey Ingersoll

Drones (and their corresponding strikes) don’t have the best public face, especially since the wars are winding down and they’ve starting coming home to roost.

It’s not just Obama who’s expanding (and will continue to expand) their

Why Did CIA Director Petraeus Suddenly Resign … And Why Was the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Murdered? By Washington's Blog, November 10 2012

The Deeper Questions Behind the Ambassador’s Murder … and the CIA Boss’ Sudden Resignation

While the GOP is attacking (and Dems defending) the Obama administration in connection with the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, there is a deeper …

The Israeli Nightmare By Tony Cartalucci, November 10 2012

Israel is an excuse, a mandate, a perpetual casus belli, and both an ideological as well as literal beachhead in the Middle East. Created and propped up by the West, in particular the US and United Kingdom, it has served

Capitalism and Climate Change: When a Natural Disaster Becomes a Social Disaster By Raymond Lotta, November 10 2012

Hurricane Sandy has left parts of the eastern seaboard devastated. More than 100 people have died in the U.S. Two million people in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area are, at this writing, without electricity. Parts of lower Manhattan remain

US-Iranian Tensions in the Persian Gulf: Iran Confirms Engagement with US Drone By Global Research News, November 10 2012

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Friday confirmed reports about Iran’s confrontation with an enemy aircraft in the airspace over the Persian Gulf, saying that the aircraft was shooed away by Iranian fighter jets.

“Last week an unidentified …

CNN Acts as Pentagon Mouthpiece with its “Report” that Iran Shot at a US Drone By Glen Greenwald, November 10 2012

Barbara Starr, CNN’s Pentagon reporter (more accurately known as: the Pentagon’s reporter at CNN), has an exciting exclusive today. Exclusively relying upon “three senior officials” in the Obama administration (all anonymous, needless to say), she claims that …

Syria’s President Warns of Apocalyptic War By Dr. Ismail Salami, November 10 2012

In a rare interview with Russia Today TV, President Bashar Assad vigorously clarified his stance on the current Syrian crisis created by the West and some regional states including Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar and warned them of the apocalyptic

Haiti’s New Dictatorship and the Legacy of Sandy By Justin Podur, Ken Freedman, Michael Premo, and Michael Welch, November 09 2012

“Staten Island and Far Rockaway… parts of it… look like a war zone… I say that in all seriousness having seen devastated areas in other places like Katrina as well as in Zimbabwe and Thailand… The city out there is

Color Revolutions: Argentina Next? By Tony Cartalucci, November 09 2012

Suspicion grows as Western criticism of Argentina’s nationalization and rebuffing of “rules of global finance” sharpens in tandem with street protests.

Western media agencies have begun enthusiastically covering demonstrations in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. CNN, AP, and the …

US Elections: The Empty Politics of Duopoly By Nile Bowie, November 09 2012

After months of rhetoric and political campaigning, the smoke has finally cleared on the media frenzy that is the US Presidential Election. Once the winner of the race was announced, supporters at the Obama Campaign headquarters in Chicago jubilantly celebrated. …

Obama’s Second Term: “It’s not in America’s Interest to make an Enemy out of Russia or China” By Global Research News, November 09 2012

“The US has bad luck with the female State Secretaries during the last 10-15 years since Mrs. Albright became the Secretary of State. Now Mr. Obama can pick up a much more active and much more knowledgeable Secretary of State

Bashar Al Assad Interview: ‘Syria faces not a Civil War, but Terrorism by Proxies’ By RT, November 09 2012

Assad: Erdogan thinks he’s Caliph, new sultan of the Ottoman

In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism by Syrians and foreign fighters. He also

Canadian Aid Money Supports Mining Companies in Developing Countries By Global Research News, November 09 2012

(Ottawa, November 8, 2012) Mining critics are calling yesterday’s parliamentary committee report on the use of Canadian aid money to support mining companies’ interests in developing countries “ a wholesale handover of CIDA to the private sector.”

The report, by …

No Show Trial for Israel. By Yvonne Ridley, November 08 2012

Israel squirms and wriggles like a worm on a fishhook over the Turkish trial into the deaths of nine unarmed humanitarian aid volunteers on board a ship bound for Gaza.

Tel Aviv has called the hearing in Istanbul a “show

Six hospital evacuations in NY-NJ. Hospitals closed for a Drone weapons site By Sara Flounders, November 08 2012

The storm that hit the U.S. East Coast Oct. 29 exposed the harm done by capitalist priorities in the crucial areas of essential health care and electric power for millions.

Some 400 available industrial-scale generators sat unused while four major …

Mitt Romney: Lies and Liars Lost By Joel S. Hirschhorn, November 08 2012

In over 50 years of voting and 25 years of working professionally in the world of politics and public policy I had never seen such outrageous and persistent lies, distortions and intellectual insults from a presidential candidate. 

Repeatedly, Romney sold …

President Bashar Al Assad: Exclusive Interview. ‘I’m not a Western puppet – I have to live and die in Syria’ By RT, November 08 2012

 In an exclusive interview with RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad said he will not leave Syria. Assad also spoke on the calls for armed foreign intervention in Syria, and the possible fallout on the country’s internal conflict and across the

Tremor within the Chinese Communist Party By Socialist Project, November 08 2012

By Ahmet Devrim

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is holding a new congress, the 18th, due to start on November 8. The CCP is at the helm of the single-party system of the People’s Republic. The nine-member Politbureau Standing Committee

The Real Winner of the Presidential Election By Washington's Blog, November 08 2012

Image by William Banzai

The Federal Reserve Is the Real Winner

US News and World Report notes that Bernanke helped Obama to get re-elected by juicing the economy… at least temporarily:

The Federal Reserve had a key role in

Tea Party Mortally Wounded; Prospects for the “Empire Strikes Back” By Jeffrey Sommers, November 07 2012

The Tea Party is now clearly a distinctly minority faction. It’s prospects for obtaining future majority rule are small.  The most radical (Todd Aiken) and shallow (Scott Brown) Senators lost. Reformers like Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin won.  We now

The FDA Doesn’t Even TEST the Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods By Washington's Blog, November 07 2012

GMO Food Producers “Voluntarily Consult”, But There Is NO Real Safety Testing

Many people assume that the Food and Drug Administration tests genetically engineered foods for safety.

But as USA Today reports:

Q: Does the FDA test these foods

Money Party Wins US Election By Stephen Lendman, November 07 2012

Image: Anthony Freda

The same party wins every time. Duopoly power rules. America is a one party state with two wings. Each replicates the other. On major issues mattering most, not a dime’s worth of difference separates them.

The late …

2012 Election Model Post-Mortem: Election Fraud Still Exists By Global Research News, November 07 2012

Richard Charnin’s post-mortem – slightly mathematical, but well worth noting.  Election fraud still exists, and it nearly denied a second term to President Obama.  

Charnin stands proud for his accurate prediction of 332 EVs – along with John Zogby who

Presidential Elections: Powerful “Special Interest Groups” Won Again By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, November 07 2012
The election was about nothing except who gets to serve the interest groups. The wars were not an issue in the election. Washington’s provoking of Iran, Russia, and China was not an issue. The unconstitutional powers to assassinate citizens on suspicion alone were not an issue.
Expanded Conflict in Syria Promised by Romney Will Proceed Under Obama By Tony Cartalucci, November 07 2012

Most irrelevant election in US history comes and goes as long-planned regime change using Al Qaeda death squads against Syria continues unabated.

Almost as if to affirm the absolute irrelevance of elections in the “democratic” West, expanded conflict promised by …

Massive Turkish Anti-war protests against Interference in Syria By Chris Marsden, November 07 2012

Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters gathered in Istanbul, Thursday evening, opposing military action against Syria. Marchers streamed through the capital’s commercial district, opposing Turkey’s alliance with the United States and pledging support for the Syrian people.

The demonstration took …

Ohio: The E-voting Lawsuit that could Decide the Election By Harvey Wasserman, November 07 2012

In Columbus, Ohio, 9:00am Election Day marks the opening of a federal adjudication that could decide who next occupies the White House.

Heard by Judge Gregory Frost, the case is Robert Fitrakis vs. John Husted and Election Systems & Software. …

Iraq War Crimes: Kidnap and Murder of Ministry of Education Officials By Dirk Adriaensens, November 07 2012

by Milad Rizooqi, Sawt Al-Iraq

Translation: Lubna Al Rudaini and Dirk Adriaensens,

BRussells Tribunal, 31 October 2012.

We hear a lot about “ militias” and their crimes everywhere in Iraq, but many Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish personalities still refuse to …

Evidence of Electronic Vote Fraud Pours In from Both Liberal and Conservative Sources By Washington's Blog, November 06 2012
"Multiple reports of electronic voting machine irregularities have begun to pour in from all over the country as Americans take to the polls today".
The Battleground States: True Vote Sensitivity Analysis. Obama Should Win “Unless Election is Stolen” By Global Research News, November 06 2012

by Richard Charnin

A forecasting model that does not utilize a Sensitivity Analysis of alternative forecast assumptions is incomplete.

This analysis of 10 battleground states is based on various voter turnout and vote share scenarios.

The states are: CO FL …

Is the Syrian “Opposition” Falling Apart? By Devon Douglas-Bowers, November 06 2012

Recently it has been reported that there are some ‘problems’ within the Syrian opposition as the United States attempts to restructure the opposition as way to provide the rebels with more aid. It seems that there is much infighting going …

Humanitarian Crisis in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy By Fred Mazelis, November 06 2012

A week after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States, large numbers of storm victims remain without power, heat or a roof over their heads as the cold weather sets in. With the death toll over 100

US-backed Syrian “Rebels” in Disarray By Bill Van Auken, November 06 2012
The Syrian National Council (SNC), formed barely a year ago and recognized by Washington as the “legitimate representative” of the Syrian people, no longer has US backing
Israel’s Airstrike on Khartoum: Part of a Broader US-NATO-Israel Military Agenda By Global Research News, November 06 2012

by Mohammad Reza Haji-Karim Jabbari

The recent attack on a weapons production plant in Ash Shajara area of Sudan’s capital city, Khartoum, on October 24, can have many reasons. However, irrespective of those reasons, this attack cannot be analyzed separate …

Obama Votes for Romney By Stephen Lendman, November 06 2012

“Well, he might have,” said Mark Crispin Miller on his blog site. He doesn’t know. Nor do other voters. Corporate owned, programmed and manipulated electronic voting machines control things.

The Carter Center monitors elections globally. It refuses to do so …

November 6 Final Forecast: The 2012 True Vote/ Election Fraud Model By Global Research News, November 06 2012

by Richard Charnin

Are there any forecasters in the corporate media who discuss systemic election fraud and include a True Vote analysis in their models? I have not seen any. The pundits ignore election fraud completely by limiting their projections

Why Californians Should Vote: Even If You Are Boycotting the Presidential Election, Vote Yes on Proposition 37 By Washington's Blog, November 06 2012

Even If You Are Boycotting the Presidential Election, Vote Yes on Proposition 37

Some smart people say that we shouldn’t vote tomorrow.

We believe that voting for a third party presidential candidate is a valuable act. Even though California has …

Ominous Signs of Romney/Ryan Election Coup By Larry Chin, November 06 2012
The groundwork for such a scenario is in place. A privatized, hackable, corrupted electronic American election system controlled by Republicans. Rampant voter suppression and intimidation campaigns by Republican operatives.
Puerto Rico Elections: New Partido del Pueblo Trabajador to Challenge Neoliberal Parties By Socialist Project, November 06 2012

by Antonio Carmona

After years of strategic dialogue and an arduous process of electoral inscription, Puerto Rico can now count on an organized alternative, a political party that is committed to defending the interests of the working-class and marginalized sectors …

British Arms Deals – Quick Death, Fast Profits By Colin Todhunter, November 06 2012

British PM Cameron is often quite keen to stand in front of the TV cameras and lecture the public on the values of peace and democracy in an unstable world. With his public school accent and an air of authority …

Evidence of Fraud in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election: A Reader By Prof Michael Keefer, November 05 2012

The following article was published by Global Research one month after the November 2, 2004 elections 5 December 2004

The original URL of this article is:

This Reading List, a substantially expanded version of previous lists published on …

Indepth Report: Election Fraud in America By Global Research News, November 05 2012
Millions Still Without Power as Temperature Nears Freezing in Eastern US By Bill Van Auken, November 05 2012

One week after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Eastern Seaboard of the United States with high winds and a record storm surge, nearly two million homes and businesses remain without power in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut as temperatures fall …

Yemen’s Tattered Reality After ‘Fairytale’ Revolution: Photographic Perspectives By Nile Bowie, November 05 2012

A year on from the Arab Spring, supposed to usher in a new era for Yemen, for most it is a perilous time. With no clear direction, it is plagued by instability and lawlessness, allowing it to fall prey to

History of Electoral Fraud: The Footprints of November 2, 2004 By Prof Michael Keefer, November 05 2012
Republican electoral fraud in the 2004 presidential election was widely anticipated by informed observers–whose warnings about the opportunities for fraud offered by “black box” voting machines supplied and serviced by corporations closely aligned with Republican interests...
American-led Western Societies are Waging War on Humanity By Stephen Lendman, November 05 2012

Imperial war is a way of life. Social democracies are being eliminated. Freedom is on the chopping block to be crushed. Elections are meaningless and farcical.   America’s are the worst. They mock legitimacy. Money power controls them. It runs the

U.S. Drone Warfare: Reinforcing Failure By Brig. Imran Malik, November 05 2012

The current US policy enunciates that every male of weapon carrying age in Fata/NWA could possibly be a terrorist and thus can be a legitimate target. This is an unjustifiable policy. It does not meet the strict canons of international

Pre-Election Anti-Austerity Protest amidst Police Violence By Shamus Cooke, November 05 2012

It’s difficult to build a pre-election protest with so many labor and community groups busy campaigning for Democrats. Nevertheless, over 1,000 people marched the streets in Portland, Oregon on November 3rd against austerity cuts to education and other public services

Quebec Student Leader Convicted in Outrageous Political Trial By Richard Fidler, November 05 2012

Quebec student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was convicted November 1 of contempt of court for publicly criticizing a court injunction issued during last spring’s student strike. The injunction ordered the strikers to allow dissident students who opposed the strike to attend …

Druze Arab boy being jailed for refusing to serve Israel’s Army By Global Research News, November 05 2012

by Budour Youssef Hassan

Omar Saad, a Palestinian musician and high school senior from the Druze minority religious community, faces imprisonment over his refusal to take part in a recruitment test for the Israeli military on Wednesday (31 October).

Saad …

Turkey realizes it needs Iran and Russia as Friends? By Global Research News, November 05 2012

Turkey is turning to regional powers Iran and Russia, backers of the Damascus regime, to help it deal with Syria’s bloody civil war that has spilled across its border with deadly shelling and a flood of refugees, analysts say.

Turkish …

Report: Tepid Jobs Growth, Falling Wages in US By Andre Damon, November 04 2012

The US economy added 171,000 jobs in October, only slightly more than the amount needed to keep up with population growth, according to the last official monthly jobs report before the US election. The report also showed that wages for …

Anger boils over at lack of US storm relief By World Socialist Web Site, November 04 2012

By Fred Mazelis

With the death toll from Hurricane Sandy climbing towards 100, and several million people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut facing a fifth day without electricity, heat and, in many cases, food and water, anger and …

Presidential True Vote. Systemic Election Fraud Forecast Model By Global Research News, November 04 2012

by  Richard Charnin

Proving Election Fraud

Is there another forecaster in the corporate media who dares discuss systemic election fraud or include a True Vote analysis in their model?

This model is updated several times daily. Unlike other models which …

China Is Quietly Becoming Gold Superpower By Washington's Blog, November 04 2012

World’s Top Gold Producer Holding Onto All of Its Gold

While Western central banks have frittered away their gold, China is quietly building up its reserves.

China is the world’s largest gold producer.

And yet – according to …

US Election: Analysis of Latest Zogby Polls By John Zogby, November 04 2012

John Zogby tells it like it really is in his column, “What if it’s not close after all?” for Forbes. 

The closeness of the election is more apparent than real as Zogby demonstrates in his column.  The election will likely

Iranian Warships Dock in Sudan By Global Research News, November 04 2012

The Iranian Navy’s 22nd fleet of warships docked in Port Sudan on Monday.

The Iranian navy flotilla is comprised of Khark warship and Shahid Naqdi Destroyer. Khark has 250 crewmembers and can carry three helicopters.

According to a report by …

America’s Deplorable Human Rights Record By Stephen Lendman, November 04 2012

Far and away, America’s human rights record is the world’s worst. No other nation approaches its unprincipled history. Earlier crimes against humanity were largely internal and regional.

Twentieth century ones went global. New millennium ones elevated atrocities and other human …

Poverty in Ontario. Collapse of the Welfare State By Socialist Project, November 04 2012

Brighter Prospects – For Cheap Labour

OCAP Statement on the Report of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)

Over the last eighteen years, people on social assistance in Ontario have seen …

Regarding War Criminal Tony Blair: Letter to Director of Public Prosecutions By Global Research News, November 04 2012

From Nicholas Wood
Secretary,  Blair War crimes Foundation

To Keir Starmer QC    Director of Public Prosecutions

Rose Court
2 Southwark Bridge

23 October 2012

Dear Sir,          RE    1949 GENEVA CONVENTIONS IV     Articles 146 , 147, 148

I wish …

Mali and Russia Arms Deal in the Works? By Ria Novosti, November 04 2012

Russia’s state arms corporation Rosoboronexport is considering a request from Mali for arms supplies, Russia’s Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Thursday.

“Support (for Mali) is not the issue, as yet. There has been contact regarding arms purchases. As far …

Military Encirclement and Global Domination: Russia Counters US Missile Shield from the Seas By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, November 04 2012
The Pentagon is working to encircle Eurasia and surround the Eurasian Triple Entente composed of China, Russia, and Iran. For every reaction, however, there is a counter-reaction.
Fake UK drone strike casualty figures: incredible or just not credible? By Drone Wars UK, November 04 2012

This week we have been updated on some basic figures in relation to British drones in Afghanistan.  In the House of Lords, Defence Minister Lord Hever detailed the number of UAVs in service in Afghanistan with British forces.  As we …