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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 …

New Turn in the Euro Zone Financial Crisis By Nick Beams, November 03 2012

The eurozone financial crisis is set to deepen following this week’s release of debt projections for the Greek economy. Budget estimates show that instead of peaking at 167 percent of gross domestic product, as predicted last March when the so-called

Trick or Treat Jobs Report: Towards a Protracted Great Depression. Nearly 25 million Americans jobless. By Stephen Lendman, November 03 2012

Friday’s headline number belies dire economic reality. Main Street’s in protracted Depression. Nearly 25 million Americans are jobless.

Real unemployment approaches 23%. On November 6, Americans vote. Neither candidate proposed ways to create jobs. Obama’s done more to destroy them

Poll: Obama Moves into Slight Lead — 48% to 46% By Global Research News, November 03 2012

Zogby confirms the Obama surge that appeared earlier today in Rasmussen surveys.

November 02, 2012

NewsmaxZogby U.S. Nationwide Tracking Poll
Obama Moves into Slight Lead — 48% to 46%

The new three-day rolling average of 1,016 U.S. likely voters, …

Vote Independent or Stay Home By Stephen Lendman, November 03 2012

Voting for Obama or Romney is like choosing between death by hanging or firing squad. Either way you’re dead.

The same goes for choosing Republicans or Democrats. Each party replicates the other. On issues mattering most, not a dime’s worth …

US Birth Rate at its Lowest By RT, November 03 2012

The birth rate has hit an all time low in the United States, with researchers blaming the poor economy for low fertility rates and women’s choices not to have families.

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

The US Military will run the elections in New Jersey By Global Research News, November 03 2012

In the wake of the damage brought to the northeastern United States, particularly New Jersey, and growing concerns not only about how to get the city back up and running and the election just days away, the U.S. military is …

Six Million Iranian Patients suffer from lack of medicine due to US Sanctions By Press TV, November 03 2012
Washington has reportedly decided to ease restrictions on the sale of medicine to Iran in fear that it may lose global support for anti-Iran sanctions, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Though US rules have not imposed any bans on American …

US Elections: From the “Lesser to the Greater Evil”. The Demise of Critical Liberalism By Prof. James Petras, November 03 2012
There is ample evidence that the Obama Presidency has pulled the US political spectrum further to the Right. Obama has embraced extremist positions surpassing his Republican predecessor
For Whom Should the Left Vote? By Jack A. Smith, November 03 2012

There are important differences, of course, between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney, but the long conservative trend in American politics will continue regardless of who wins the presidential election Nov. 6. Either candidate will move it

The Sore Losers of the Syrian Crisis By Thierry Meyssan, November 03 2012

In 2010, France made the choice to breath new life into its colonial policy. This led her to instigate a regime change in the Ivory Coast and Libya, and to aim for the same result in Syria. But faced with

NATO airbase in Turkey to assume a central role in a possible war on Syria By Cem Ertür, November 03 2012

According to plans prepared by the US and Turkey, Pirinclik Air Base (*) , which is the closest NATO air base to Syria, will assume a central role in the event of an operation against Syria; reports Hurriyet daily.


Electronic Voting Theft: Why we fight to prevent stolen elections in 2012 and beyond By Global Research News, November 03 2012
With election day less than a week away, the spectre of another stolen election is upon us. The airwaves and internet are at last filling with discussion of this possibility.
Who pocketed Gaddafi’s billions? By Global Research News, November 03 2012

by Andrei Ontikov

NATO’s military campaign in Libya is remarkable, among other things, for the following two reasons.

First – the damage that the air raids by the Western anti-Gaddafi alliance caused to Libya is estimated to be 7 times

Germany’s Nuclear Exit: Dropping Nuclear Power Has Brought Economic and Environmental Benefits By Washington's Blog, November 03 2012

Case Study Proves that Nuclear Is Bad for the Economy and Environment

We’ve previously documented that nuclear power is expensive and bad for the environment.  Investing in nuclear technology crowds out developing clean energy.   And people that think that nuclear …

The US Presidential Elections: Analysis and Review By Rick Rozoff, Peter Phillips, Julie Lévesque, and Michael Welch, November 03 2012

“When it comes to substantive socio-economic matters at home, and certainly foreign policy issues abroad, there is precious little to differentiate the two candidates and the parties they represent.”
-Rick Rozoff, STOP NATO International

The US Presidential race is in …

HSBC Caught in New Drug Money Laundering Scandal By Tom Burghardt, November 02 2012
While HSBC’s Canary Wharf masters are back-peddling furiously over charges that they gave a leg up to terrorist financiers and drug traffickers as a recent U.S. Senate report charged, new evidence emerged that its business as usual for the multinational …
The Universe Unraveling: The Fate of Those Who Do Not Love the Empire By William Blum, November 02 2012

The Southeast Asian country of Laos in the late 1950s and early 60s was a complex and confusing patchwork of civil conflicts, changes of government and switching loyalties. The CIA and the State Department alone could take credit for engineering

Money Laundering and Offshore Fraud for the Rich, Economic Austerity for the Poor By Julie Lévesque, November 02 2012

Offshore banking is the elephant in the global economic room which the political and financial elite is trying to hide from the public view. While imposing austerity measures on hard working citizens, they are well aware that astronomical amounts of …

Syria: US-Backed Terrorists Mass Murder Unarmed Civilians By Tony Cartalucci, November 02 2012

The Washington Post claims “soldiers” were executed – terrorists in video clearly refer to victims as civilian “shabih.” Victims had no weapons, uniforms, or IDs indicating they were soldiers.

An egregious war crime was reported on by the Washington Post, …

The Social Onslaught of Economic Austerity in Rural Greece By Chris Jones, November 01 2012

Ambelos is just one of a number of ‘mountain’ villages on Samos Island . It is where I have lived full time for the past 5 years. The last 2 censuses have recorded a village population in excess of 300

South African Miners Killed By Bill Van Auken, November 01 2012

Mine security guards shot and killed two striking coal miners in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, amid continuing tensions and clashes in South Africa’s mining sector.

The latest killings took place at a mine near Dannhauser, about 125 miles south of Johannesburg. …

US Dumps Syrian National Council (SNC), Focus Exclusively on Arming “Al Qaeda in Syria” By Tony Cartalucci, November 01 2012

The Washington Post in its recent article, “U.S. looks to build alternative Syrian opposition leadership,” claims:

The Obama administration has spent the past several months in secret diplomatic negotiations aimed at building a new Syrian opposition leadership structure

Hurricane Sandy leaves 8 million without power in US By Kate Randall, October 31 2012

Hurricane Sandy came ashore in New Jersey Monday evening and steamed inland on Tuesday, delivering punishing winds, rain and snow. The US death toll rose to 40, with many of the victims killed by falling trees. More than 8 million …

Destroying Iran’s Economy. Fighting dollarization By Eric Walberg, October 31 2012
The West’s attempts to destroy the Iranian economy through heightened sanctions—including most imports, oil exports and use of banks for trade operations—is having its affect. According to Johns Hopkins University Professor Steve Hanke, Iran is facing hyperinflation, with a monthly
Middle East War Could Erupt Right After U.S. Presidential Election By Global Research News, October 31 2012

by Vladimir Sazhin

While Israel’s right-wing politicians consolidate, the military makes no effort to conceal its active preparations for combat. Military exercise follows military exercise. Some experts even concede that the al-Hartum factory strike, widely attributed in the press to

Greek Whistleblower: Billions in Secret Offshore Bank Accounts By Stephen Lendman, October 31 2012

Doing the right thing is risky. Greek magazine publisher Costas Vaxevanis faces charges of violating state privacy laws. Potentially he faces two years in prison.

Press freedom and whistleblowing should be inviolate. Not in today’s corrupt money controlled world. More …

BP’s Macondo Gulf Oil Spill: The Public Was Misled. There Are THREE – Not One – Leaking Wellheads By Washington's Blog, October 31 2012

BP Had Pretended There Was Only 1 Wellhead

During the 2010 Gulf oil spill, BP talked about, filmed, and ultimately announced that it had capped one leaking wellhead.

But as we noted at the time:

Matt Simmons was an energy

Evidence on election tampering documented in book on election integrity movement by Marta Steele. By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, October 31 2012

CICJ Books has just released “Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement’s Rise and Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People’s Vote, 2000-2008” by Marta Steele.

Marta Steele has done yeoman work for the election integrity movement. She

U.S. Elections: Will the Dead Vote and Voting Machines be Hacked? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 31 2012

“He who casts a vote decides nothing. He who counts the vote decides everything.” Joseph Stalin

Whether or not he said it, Stalin’s quote has entered into folklore. For a vote to mean anything, those counting the ballots must have …

Hurricane Sandy: Fuel Pool Crisis Narrowly Averted at Oyster Creek (NJ) Nuclear Plant By Washington's Blog, October 30 2012

Problems at 4 Other Nuclear Plants … Apparently None Were Severe

We reported last Friday that Hurricane Sandy could cause problems at Oyster Creek, Salem, Indian Point, Limerick and other nuclear plants in the Northeast.

We noted yesterday that Oyster

Spreading Protest against Neoliberalism In The Digital Age By Colin Todhunter, October 30 2012

As the debate rumbles on about India opening its doors further to powerful transnational companies, the question to be asked is just what is there in fact left to discuss?

The neoliberal agenda of the US via the policies of …

Has the Election already been Stolen for Romney/Ryan? By Larry Chin, October 30 2012
Mitt Romney has direct ties to voting machines. His son, Tagg Romney and a cadre of former Bain Capital business partners are owners of Hart Intercivic, whose voting machines are used in all fifty states.
Austerity and Political Balkanization: The Rise of Separatist Agitation in Europe By Chris Marsden, October 30 2012

Recent months have seen one example after another of gains for parties advocating the creation of new, small states in Spain, Belgium, Italy, Scotland and elsewhere in Europe.

The growth in support for such tendencies has been fuelled by the

Poverty, Hunger and Inequality Grow in Spain By Alejandro López, October 30 2012

There has been a dramatic rise in poverty, hunger and inequality across Spain since the outbreak of the economic crisis in 2008. Spain has now become the country with the most inequality of all 27 countries of the European Union …

Why is Mitt Romney so Confident? Is the GOP Stealing the Elections? By Denis Campbell, October 30 2012

 Why is Mitt Romney so confident? In states where the winner will be decided by less than 10%, of the vote he already knows he will win. This is no tinfoil hat conspiracy. It’s a math problem. And mathematics showed

Manhattan Subway Floods … Cars Float Down Wall Street By Washington's Blog, October 30 2012

New York City Swamped by Hurricane Sandy

As of 8:48 p.m. East Coast time, the tide height at New York Harbor at the Battery is 13.72 feet … and rising:

f2 Manhattan Subway Floods ... Cars Float Down Wall Street

This is not only more than 7 feet above flood

Five Easy Post-Election Predictions, No Matter Who Wins By Shamus Cooke, October 30 2012
It’s true that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have many political differences. But they also agree on many essential policies; enough to make the next four years easily predictable, no matter who wins. Here are five predictions based on the
Obama Rejects Palestinian Statehood By Stephen Lendman, October 30 2012

Last year, US Jerusalem Consul General, Daniel Rubenstein, told chief negotiator Saeb Erekat that Washington will veto a UN Security Council resolution on Palestinian sovereignty within June 1967 borders.

Doing so is illegal. It also carries no weight. The General …

Latin American Paramilitarism in “The Age of Democracy” By Michael Barker, October 30 2012

On August 20, 2012, retired Colombian military general Mauricio Santoyo, former security chief for ex-president Alvaro Uribe, pled guilty to working with the right-wing paramilitary organization, the United Self Defence Forces of Colombia. In his plea agreement, Santoyo acknowledged

China Versus America: World War I-Type “Shadow War” Looms Over East Asia By Stop NATO, October 30 2012

By Guan Yan

As tensions in East Asia grow, driven by conflicts over islands, China’s rising power, and the renewed US role in the region, some find the situation disturbingly reminiscent of Europe in the 1910s. Could the region be

Hillary Seeking a Graceful Exit? By Boris Volkhonsky, October 30 2012

[I]nstead of ending the two wars, Obama and his foreign policy and security team have bogged down in one of them for an unspecified time, and would have done the same in Iraq as well had they not irritated the

Rising Water Levels: Alert at New Jersey Nuclear Plant By Global Research News and Washington's Blog, October 30 2012

Alert Issued at Oldest Nuclear Plant in the U.S.

As we explained earlier today, the Oyster Creek plant in New Jersey is most likely to be affected by Hurricane Sandy.

At around 8:30 p.m. tonight, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory

The Virtual Economic Recovery By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 30 2012

Since mid-2009 the US has been enjoying a virtual recovery courtesy of a rigged inflation measure that understates inflation. The financial Presstitutes spoon out the government’s propaganda that prices are rising less than 2%. But anyone who purchases food, fuel, …

How to Bomb Iran: “Israel Cannot Do the Job” By Philip Giraldi, October 29 2012

According to intelligence analyst Philip Giraldi  “the Israeli leadership [stance] to attack Iran is not a serious plan… It is more likely a long running disinformation operation to somehow convince the United States to do the job or a deliberate

“Pro-Democracy” Groups Behind Myanmar Refugee Attacks By Tony Cartalucci, October 29 2012

Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi, leaders of the “Saffron Revolution,” leading ethnic cleansing of Myanmar refugees.

People don’t just come out into the streets and begin murdering each other. There are always instigators on one side, perhaps both, leading …

Center of Meningitis Outbreak: US Health Officials Find Suspected Cause By Kate Randall, October 29 2012

During a tour of the New England Compounding Center (NECC), investigators from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found foreign “greenish-black” material in some vials of the injectable steroid suspected as the cause of the ongoing meningitis outbreak.

The …

Electronic Voting and the 2004 “Election Theft”: John Kerry Must Speak Out By David Swanson, October 29 2012

The presidential election of 2004 left much to be desired.  Millions of votes were suppressed, and the evidence is overwhelming that votes were flipped by interested parties.  Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman summarize:

“The widespread use of electronic voting

Venezuela: The Future of ‘21st Century Socialism’ after the Poll By Federico Fuentes, October 29 2012

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s re-election on October 7 with more than 55% of the vote was vital for two reasons.

First, the Venezuelan people blocked the return to power of the neoliberal right. Had they won, these US-backed forces would …

Islamophobia: How Anti-Muslim bigotry was brought into the American mainstream By Alex Kane, October 29 2012

Ahmed Sharif was a 44-year-old Muslim Bangladeshi taxi driver in New York City. It was August 24, 2010, a time that marked the height of vitriolic protests against a planned Islamic center to be located in lower Manhattan, a few

America’s Permanent War Agenda: Secret Kill Lists, Global Drone Wars, Special Forces By Stephen Lendman, October 29 2012

Call it elevating Murder, Inc. to a higher level. A Washington Post Special Report discussed America’s permanent war agenda.

It includes targeted killings, Obama’s secret kill list, global drone wars, and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan’s new rules for …

COINTELPRO Techniques for Dilution, Misdirection and Control of an Internet Forum By Washington's Blog, October 29 2012

The Gentleman’s Guide To Forum Disruption

We have repeatedly addressed the topic of disruption of logical debate on the Internet.

An anonymous writer posted an important new report on disruption at Pastebin. It is in the style of

Hurricane Sandy May Score a Direct Hit On Spent Fuel Pools at Nuclear Plant By Washington's Blog, October 29 2012

Preface: We hope and expect that the severity of the hurricane is being overblown, and that the nuclear plants in the Northeast will ride out the storm without any incident.

We noted Friday that

United Nations: Boycott International companies that benefit from Israeli settlements By Global Research News, October 29 2012

The Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur, Richard Falk, urged the international community to boycott 13 companies benefiting from business with Israeli settlements, the United Nations reported on its website on Thursday.

“Businesses should not breach international humanitarian law

The New World Economic Order: Deepening the U.S.-EU Transatlantic “Trade Partnership” By Dana Gabriel, October 29 2012
The U.S. and European Union (EU) are working towards launching official negotiations on a deal that would further deepen their transatlantic trade partnership.