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Cynthia McKinney On Leadership By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 02 2012
Cynthia McKinney is a leader, a person with sufficient fire, knowledge, and compassion for others. Cynthia McKinney served six terms in the House of Representatives as a Democrat from Georgia. In 2008 she was the Green Party’s candidate for president.
Libya: How Many Dirty Western Hands? By Felicity Arbuthnot, October 01 2012
A: “French secret serviceman, acting on the express orders of the then President Sarkozy, is suspected of ”the murder of Colonel Quaddafi”, on 20th October last year.
Canadian Peace Congress: End the Aggression Against Syria! Stop the Drive to War Against Iran! By Global Research News, October 01 2012

The Canadian Peace Congress condemns the ongoing foreign intervention in Syria and the escalating drive to war against Iran, and calls for the immediate withdrawal of all Canadian, NATO and foreign mercenary forces from the region. We further call upon

Tens of thousands protest austerity policies in Portugal, Spain By Patrick Martin, October 01 2012

Tens of thousands of workers, young people, unemployed and retirees took part in demonstrations in major cities of Portugal and Spain Saturday, in a mounting confrontation between the European working class and the savage austerity policies demanded by the bankers, …

Iran says to Nuclear Israel: Don’t Talk to Us about “Red Lines” By Common Dreams, October 01 2012

A high level official in Iran fired back this weekend following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations on Thursday where he took out a red magic marker to draw on a chart depicting an alleged Iranian

Drone Warfare: Barack Obama’s Idea of a “Just War” By Global Research News, October 01 2012

by Prof. Tobias L. Winright and Prof. Mark J. Allman

This is an edited version of an article by US Catholic theologians Tobias L. Winright and Mark J. Allman that first appeared in the 18th August 2012 edition of the

Novelist Kenzaburo Oe: Japan should Reflect on its Colonial History By Xinhua, October 01 2012

Commentary: Japanese government must listen to voices of reason

Kenzaburō Ōe: Categorical imperative to renounce war forever

BEIJING: Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe, a Nobel laureate, has called on the Japanese government to reflect on its view of history and stop …

Western Powers Double Down on Syria’s Destruction By Shamus Cooke, October 01 2012
“The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those, who in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” – Dante
The world watches as a nation is torn, slow motion, at the seams. Money and geopolitics has caused a
USAID Spying in Latin America By Nil Nikandrov, October 01 2012
The ejection of USAID from Russia was a long-awaited and welcome development. Moscow has repeatedly warned its US partners via an array of channels of communication that the tendency of USAID to interfere with Russia’s domestic affairs was unacceptable and,
Is Iran Trying To Tell Us Something We Won’t Hear? By Danny Schechter, September 30 2012

Sometimes, major media is the last to recognize, shifts in policy positions. Iran is a case in point.

In the lead up to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s annual speech to the General Assembly, the American TV stations were preparing their audiences

Fire Congress, Vote Out Incumbents By Joel S. Hirschhorn, September 30 2012

For politicians to do what is right, first citizens must do what is right.

Of all the many, many stupid things that most Americans do, nothing is more insane than the ritual every two years of reelecting incumbent members of

How The Government’s Lies Become Truth By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, September 30 2012
In my last column, “A Culture of Delusion,” I wrote that “Americans live in a matrix of lies. Lies dominate every policy discussion, every political decision.”  This column will use two top news stories, Iranian nukes and Julian Assange, to
Guantanamo Bay: The model for an American police state? By John W. Whitehead, September 30 2012

“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”—James Madison

For most Americans, the detention center at Guantanamo Bay—once the topic of heated political debate by presidential hopeful Barack Obama but rarely

Revival of Nuclear Arms Race: US Conducts New Underground Nuclear Tests By Andrew Kishner, September 30 2012

In 1997, five years after its last underground nuclear test, the U.S. Department of Energy conducted its first subcritical nuclear test. Back then, critics said that the subcritical test program was creating a crisis of confidence in the negotiations over …

Islamophobia: The Man Behind the Movie By Tanya Cariina Hsu, September 30 2012
THIS is the face of the man who created the painful-to-watch video, Innocence of Muslims. Whilst the Prophet’s face should not be shown, there is no reason to not reveal Nakoula Basseley Nakoula’s image, much protected in the media in
Violation of Sovereignty: Pakistan Rejects Obama’s Claim that it Allows US Drone Strikes By Chris Woods, September 30 2012
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry has bluntly rejected claims by the Obama administration that it tacitly approves CIA drone strikes on its territory, saying that ‘drone attacks are illegal, counterproductive, in contravention of international law and a violation of Pakistani sovereignty.’The …
Killing the Truth: A tribute to Veteran War Correspondent Maya Nasser assassinated by Syria Terrorists By Global Research News, September 30 2012

By Hala Jaber

The story below is written by my dear friend and veteran journalist for the Sunday Times, Hala Jaber.

It is a tribute to her friend and colleague, the martyr Maya Nasser,  who was assassinated by NATO/GCC-funded terrorist

America’s Strategy To Destabilize the Asia-Pacific Region By Stop NATO, September 29 2012

By Zheng Yongnian

Thinking that the U.S. will invest huge resources to confront China as it did against the Soviet Union during the Cold War, these countries, especially the ones which have maritime boundary disputes with China, have chosen to

Delisting the MKO. America: A State Sponsor of Terrorism against Iran By Kourosh Ziabari, September 29 2012

In an act of unequivocal and explicit hostility toward Iran, the United States took the name of Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) off its list of foreign terrorist organizations on Friday, September 28, showing its unconditional support to the sworn enemies of

Netanyahu’s Crazy UN Speech: Medievalist poses as champion of “modernity” By Justin Raimondo, September 29 2012

It’s no wonder the Israeli Foreign Ministry initially held back from releasing a transcript of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the UN General Assembly: Bibi’s wackiness doesn’t bear close scrutiny. Perhaps “wacky” isn’t quite the right word for his …

Netanyahu Backs Off on Iran By Global Research News, September 29 2012

While Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was belligerent in tone at the UN, he signaled a retreat on substance, postponing his threatened attack on Iran’s nuclear sites. That suggests he is reading the U.S. polls and thinks he may have to

As Popular Opposition Grows: Austerity Budgets imposed across Europe By Alex Lantier, September 29 2012

The French, Spanish and Greek governments all announced multibillion-euro austerity plans yesterday in the face of massive popular opposition.

The French budget presented by the Socialist Party (PS) government of President François Hollande is the harshest since the austerity budgets …

What is behind the global stock market rally? By Andre Damon, September 29 2012

Despite a string of disastrous economic figures, stock markets throughout the world are surging.

In the past year, the US Dow Jones Industrial Average and the British FTSE 250 have each risen by 20 percent, while the German DAX has …

Surreal: Clinton Pledges $45 Million in Aid to Al Qaeda in Syria By Tony Cartalucci, September 29 2012
September 28, 2012 –  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the US would be providing an additional $45 million in “non-lethal aid” to the “opposition” in Syria, reported the Associated Press. The Western press chose their words
Election Campaign in Venezuela: Chavez Opposition Disintegrating By Stephen Lendman, September 29 2012

On October 7, voters get to choose Venezuela’s next president. It’s all over but the cheers, postmortems, and perhaps opposition planned disruptions.

Chavez remains overwhelmingly popular for good reason. He’s a shoe in for reelection.

In modern times, no previous

Outside Meddling In Syria Threat To Whole World Order: Russian Official By Stop NATO, September 29 2012

MOSCOW: Attempts to solve the Syria crisis outside the U.N. would have destructive consequences for both Syria and the existing world order, a senior Russian diplomat said Friday.

“The attempts to look for ways out of the crisis in Syria …

Syria: Russian Foreign Minister Warns of Abyss of Bloody Sectarian Strife By Stop NATO, September 29 2012

Western support to rebels  ‘pushes Syria deeper into the abyss of bloody sectarianism’ – Lavrov

Those who insist on a ceasefire only by the Syrian government encourage the opposition to intensify its hostilities, and “take upon themselves an enormous responsibility,”

U.S. Troops Deployed in Iraq Again By Global Research News, September 29 2012

 by Jack Kenny

A unit of U.S. Army Special Operations soldiers was recently deployed to Iraq and more U.S. soldiers may soon be on their way, according to a New York Times report on the impact the civil war in

Skimming Profits Off Bad Loans: Bankers And Their Dirty Tricks By Mike Whitney, September 29 2012

Didn’t Ben Bernanke promise that another round of bond purchases would lower unemployment and boost economic growth?

We think he did, which is why we’re wondering why all the benefits from QE3 appear to be going to the banks. According …

Israeli Prime Minister Lays out Path to War with Iran By Joseph Kishore, September 28 2012

In a bellicose speech before the United Nations Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded a “red line” be placed on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, outlining a plan of action that would lead to war next year, if not sooner.

Europe sees unprecedented Social Polarization. “Poverty is Returning to Europe” By Julie Hyland, September 28 2012

The giant consumer goods company Unilever has announced that it has begun employing its “third-world” marketing strategy in Europe. This is eloquent testimony to the growing social inequality now besetting the continent.

Jan Zijderveld, head of European operations, stated bluntly

Romney’s Curious View of Freedom By Robert Parry, September 28 2012

Election 2012 is a choice between two visions for America’s future and also a contest between two versions of the U.S. past. Mitt Romney and the Tea Party draw from a national narrative that claims the Framers opposed a strong

U.S. Election Campaign Becomes Playground For Demonizing China By Stop NATO, September 28 2012

The provocations by these presidential candidates are too much for the Chinese people to bear.

US politicians show an indifferent attitude toward the feelings of the Chinese people. China should not turn a blind eye to such provocations…The words uttered

“Anti-American Autumn” Follows the “Arab Spring” By Andrey Fomin, September 28 2012

The brutal assassination of the American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three US diplomats in Benghazi, the cradle of anti-Qaddafi uprising in Libya, suggests an extremely improvident foreign policy of the United States in recent years.

The commentators and experts are

Washington Opposes Extremism while Promoting Violence and Destruction throughout the Middle East By Stop NATO, September 28 2012

by Hua Liming

Amid the anti-American protests in Muslim countries, US President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Tuesday to strongly oppose violence and extremism, arguing that protecting free speech is a universal responsibility rather than just an American obligation.…

Islamophobia: The Heat of Empire And The Flames of Intolerance By Colin Todhunter, September 28 2012

In Britain, the intelligence agencies have been for some time intensively monitoring Muslim communities. The result of the Swiss referendum held in 2009 means that building a mosque with a minaret is now banned in that nation. There were only

Week in Review: Drone Slaughter and the Covert War on Iran By Global Research and Global Research, September 28 2012
Will Israel Launch a False Flag Against Iran to Start War? By Washington's Blog, September 28 2012
According to U.S. officials, Israel is training and supporting Iranian terrorists who are trying to topple the Iranian government.
“Shelling Out”: Britain Spends £2 Billion on Drones By Drone Wars UK, September 28 2012

Drone Wars UK is today publishing a report that shows the UK Government has already spent over £2 billion purchasing, developing and researching drones and unmanned systems since 2007.

The report, Shelling Out: UK Government Spending on Unmanned drones,

Russia, BRICS and Non-Aligned Blame West For Syrian Terrorism, Chaos By Stop NATO, September 27 2012

by Olga Denisova

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: “To a great extent the ongoing violence in Syria should be blamed on the countries that incite anti-Assad forces to deny a ceasefire and seek a change of regime. Actually, this approach

The Syrian Crisis: “Polarization of Opinion” at the UN By Ilya Kharlamov, September 27 2012

Western leaders making similar statements in New York is only natural given their permanent drive to rein in Damascus and Tehran and revise the current system of international relations in circumvention of the UN.

“We know that Qatar sponsors a

Iran Reaffirms Offer on Nukes By Gareth Porter, September 27 2012

In his swan song to the UN General Assembly, Iran’s term-limited President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is stirring up the usual media outrage with remarks on gays, freedom of speech and Israel. But the West still ignores a substantive Iranian proposal on

Canada: Towards a Renewed Labour Movement? By Prof. Sam Gindin, September 27 2012
At the end of the 1970s, just before the era of concessions began, the U.S. section of the United Auto Workers included some 700,000 members at the Big Three (GM, Ford and Chrysler). In each subsequent round of bargaining, the
Why Qatar wants to invade Syria By Pepe Escobar, September 27 2012

Make no mistake; the Emir of Qatar is on a roll.

What an entrance at the UN General Assembly in New York; Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani called for an Arab coalition of the willing-style invasion of Syria, no less. …

Drones: Instruments of State Terror By Stephen Lendman, September 27 2012
A new report jointly prepared by Stanford University’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic (SU) and New York University School of Law’s Global Justice Clinic (NYU) is titled “Living Under Drones.”Part one discusses strikes on rescuers, funerals, and
Drone Warfare: The Brutal Reality By Julie Lévesque, September 27 2012

A new study from Stanford University and New York University shows that the highly spoken of drone warfare, praised by both military and political officials, is pure fantasy:

In the United States, the dominant narrative about the use of drones

The China Japan Dispute Over Diaoyu Islands: Historical Analysis By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, September 27 2012

Tensions are rising in the dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands —- 5 tiny islands and 3 rocks covering a mere 7 square kilometres in the East China Sea. It is unfortunate that this is happening especially

Drone Carnage, Children Slaughtered: The Moral Question Obama Can’t Evade By Stop NATO, September 27 2012

Indeed, with what peace of mind can President Obama sleep when even children get slaughtered in the drone assaults that he now personally approves? Appallingly enough, as part of his drone adventurism he has decreed that everyone within the vicinity

Myanmar’s Ethno-Sectarian Clashes: Containing China? By Nile Bowie, September 27 2012

The sectarian violence in Myanmar’s western state of Arakan began in June 2012, and the plight of the persecuted Rohingya ethnic group has since created an international uproar. Displays of solidarity with the predominantly Muslim Rohingya people have been most

NATO Response Force: Bloc Holds Major Naval Exercise In Mediterranean By Stop NATO, September 27 2012

 NATO has confirmed that it will be holding major war games in The Mediterranean from September 24 to October 7

“NATO will conduct a major naval exercise code-named Noble Mariner 12 (NOMR12) in the Mediterranean Sea.

NOMR12 plays an important

Dollar Hegemony in the Empire of the Damned By Colin Todhunter, September 26 2012

Many commentators and economists wonder if the US is able to turn its ailing economy around. The reality is that it is bankrupt. However, as long as the dollar remains the world currency, the US can continue to pay its

GRTV: Battle for Syria: View from the Frontline By GRTV, September 26 2012
Living Under Drones By Global Research News, September 26 2012

 We bring to the attention of our readers this important study by Stanford University and NYU.

The complete study can be downloaded

 

Download Stanford/NYU Report

 

Executive Summary and Recommendations

In the United States, the dominant narrative about the

Sino-Japanese Relations. US Deployment of Missile Defense Shield against China By Stop NATO, September 26 2012

By Zhang Di

At a crucial time when Sino-Japan relations are deteriorating over the Diaoyu Islands issue, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s recent visits to Japan and China are generally interpreted as “mediation”. Panetta stressed the U.S.-Japan alliance and vowed …

Pakistan. CIA Annihilation From The Air: Drone Warfare’s Invisible Dead By Stop NATO, September 26 2012

After nine months of research and more than 130 interviews, in what is being called one of the most exhaustive attempts by academics to evaluate Washington’s drone wars, the Stanford and New York universities’ law schools have finally put out

Why Does NATO Need Military Bases In Afghanistan? By Ilya Kharlamov, September 26 2012

The absence of a productive dialogue between Moscow and the alliance on the issue of European missile defence obliges Moscow to insist on knowing the West’s plans with regard to Afghanistan.

“We are concerned about the character of international military

Neocon Washington Think Tank: The US should Provoke Iran into “Firing the First Shot” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 26 2012

Patrick Clawson, Director of Research of the Washington Institute  for Near East Policy suggests that the US should provoke Iran into taking the first shot.

“If the Iranians are not going to compromise, it may be best that somebody else

US Sponsored Covert War on Iran: Washington Gives Full Approval to Terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) By Finian Cunningham, September 26 2012

The move by Washington last week is, in effect, giving full approval to the MEK’s terror and assassination campaign in Iran. It is a stark reminder of Washington’s unwavering warpath towards Iran.

*       *       *

Here’s a thought experiment: imagine

Pretext to Wage a “Humanitarian War”: France Seeks “No-Fly Zone” over Syria By Tony Cartalucci, September 26 2012
France seeks no-fly zone over Syria to repeat the Al Qaeda Benghazi-blowback.

 

As NATO desperately attempts to coverup a botched false flag operation in Benghazi, Libya which left a high ranking US diplomat dead, France has urged a repeat

Canada’s Trade Union Movement in Crisis By Herman Rosenfeld, September 26 2012

Just about everyone in and around the union movement in Canada is talking about the upcoming merger between the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (CEP). The new union being formed will be the largest private

“Warship Diplomacy”: A Prelude to All Out War against Iran? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 26 2012

NATO and allied forces are involved in major naval exercises in the Persian Gulf. 

War games in the Eastern Mediterranean directed against  Syria have also being contemplated.  Meanwhile,  Tehran is preparing for its largest air defense exercises to be held

Partners in Global Warfare: NATO Reinforces Pentagon’s Shift to the Asia-Pacific Region By Rick Rozoff, September 25 2012
In conjunction with the U.S., NATO is striving to assemble the remnants of defunct or dormant Cold War-era military blocs in the Asia-Pacific region...
The US will Continue Its Wars as Long as the Dollar Remains a Reserve Currency By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, September 25 2012

Pravda.Ru interviewed Paul Craig Roberts, an American economist, who served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and became a co-founder of Reaganomics – the economic policies promoted by the U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the

Researchers Determine 23 Plants and 74 Active Nuclear Reactors Vulnerable to Effects of Tsunami By Global Research News, September 25 2012

By Madison Ruppert

The dangerous reality of nuclear power is becoming increasingly apparent in the wake of the continuing (and “profoundly man-made”) disaster at Fukushima as well as studies which project similarly devastating disasters in the future.

Yet nations

Big Brother Surveillance: House votes to extend Foreign Surveillance Act (FISA) in Derogation of US Constitution By Global Research News, September 25 2012
On Wednesday, September 12th, the House of Representatives voted 301-118 to extend the 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) for another five years, despite continuing secrecy, unanswered questions, and concerns from across the political spectrum about its
How Do You Take Your Poison? By Chris Hedges, September 25 2012
If you insist on participating in the cash-drenched charade of a two-party democratic election at least be clear about what you are doing.
In Liaison with Washington: Canada’s Complicity in Torture By Matthew Behrens, September 25 2012
The ease with which self-described democratic states embroil themselves in torture continues to be illustrated by the manner in which agencies of the Canadian state, from spies to judges, have wedged open a door to legitimize complicity in a practice
Education and Democracy in America By Stephen Lendman, September 25 2012
Democracy and an educated citizenry go hand in hand. Public education is the great equalizer. America’s founders believed it was insurance against loss of liberty.
Jefferson said:

“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The

Benghazi Attack disrupted Major CIA Operation: Attack allegedly directed against “CIA Operatives and Contractors” By Bill Van Auken, September 25 2012

The September 11 attack that claimed the life of the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans disrupted a major CIA operation in the North African country.

According to the New York Times, at least half …

British Banking and the Global Drug Trade By Tom Burghardt, September 25 2012

Death penalty doesn’t mean anything unless you use it on people who are afraid to die. Like… the bankers who launder the drug money. The bankers, who launder, the drug money. Forget the dealers, you want to slow down that

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