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Archive for October, 2010 :


When We Decide to Know
October 31st, 2010

What will it take to get enough people to decide to know that our war in Afghanistan is futile? A photo might make the difference. But how many photographers and soldiers have to be used up until that day arrives?


Military Wants To Scan Communications To Find Internal Threats
October 31st, 2010

A Pentagon research arm is asking scientists to create a way to scan billions of e-mails to identify suspects in advance so that crimes can be stopped before they are committed.


Expect More Aggressive Airport Security
October 31st, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security says travelers can expect increased security, which means longer lines. Sea-Tac Airport has already been impacted by renovations to some security lines.


New York Judge Rules 6-year-old Can Be Sued
October 31st, 2010

A girl can be sued over accusations she ran over an elderly woman with her training bicycle when she was 4 years old, a New York Supreme Court justice has ruled.


Police Block Sex Abuse Survivors Near Vatican
October 31st, 2010

Italian paramilitary police blocked a boulevard leading to the Vatican to prevent a march in Rome on Sunday by survivors of clergy sex abuse from reaching St. Peter’s Square.


The Story of A Place Called Mouseland
October 31st, 2010

Well, here we are again electing Democrats or Republicans. We are still doing the same thing, electing the same Rich people who care nothing about you and your struggle.


The Resurrection of McCarthyism in Canada
October 31st, 2010

The Harper government has already slashed funding to NGOs that dared to express support for Palestinian rights, brutally attacked G20 demonstrators, attacked CUPE, CUPW. The list doesn’t end there.


French Fury Goes Beyond Pensions
October 31st, 2010

The French are not just protesting to stop the retirement age from being raised. They are also fighting to save their country from government sleaze and the dismantling of democracy.


HPV Shots for Boys Debated by Experts
October 31st, 2010

U.S. vaccine advisers are weighing whether boys and young men should be vaccinated against the human wart virus that causes a number of cancers, but some worry the vaccine is too costly to justify its use.


GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $750M to Settle Drug Allegations
October 31st, 2010

U.S. prosecutors say the British pharmaceutical company knowingly manufactured adulterated drugs at a plant in Puerto Rico.


Patients Unable to Opt Out of Swine Flu Vaccine are Angry
October 31st, 2010

Patients’ groups have expressed anger over this year’s seasonal flu jab programme because people are unable to opt out of having the swine flu vaccine.


Exposing the Far Right’s Secret Slush Fund to Keep Fear Alive
October 29th, 2010

A secretive libertarian nonprofit bankrolled a fear-mongering effort to get McCain into the White House. Until now, where the money came from has been a hotly debated mystery.


Wall Street Has Already Voted
October 29th, 2010

Wall Street has already voted, pouring money into Republican campaigns and anti-Democratic ads by astroturf groups that don’t have to disclose their Big Bank, Big Oil, Big Business donors.


The Democrats’ Final Recourse: Massive Vote Fraud
October 29th, 2010

Either the mainstream media is suppressing stories of voting machine mistakes and glitches, or the laws of probability have suddenly been rescinded and tossed coins are coming up donkey tails every time.


China Provoking Moves to Contain Its Aggressive Rise
October 29th, 2010

Beijing is clearly a revisionist power. It has long claimed that it wants to end “American hegemony.” In response to a summer of aggressive Chinese actions, an “axis” is forming to contain Beijing’s ambitions.


Pentagon — Deliberately “Degrading” Afghanistan’s Peace?
October 29th, 2010

The Pentagon is not succeeding in degrading the Taliban’s military capacity. But the Pentagon is, apparently, succeeding in degrading the Taliban’s political capacity.


The Civil Rebellion
October 29th, 2010

Like a good tennis player, Tea Party activists score their best points by playing from the baseline and letting their opponents make all the mistakes.


Chevron’s Casting Call
October 29th, 2010

Any working actor will tell you that the job begins in the audition. Enter the room and you’re much more likely to nail it. And so it was for the job of challenging the latest deceptive ad campaign from Big Oil.


Israel ‘Outraged’ as UN Calls for End to Settler Attacks
October 29th, 2010

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry condemned a flurry of high profile settler attacks across the West Bank, urging Israel to “combat violence and terror” by the settler groups.


‘Women for Sale’ Store Highlights Sex Trafficking in Israel
October 28th, 2010

A campaign is currently on the roll to gather enough signatures to pressure the Israeli justice ministry to back legislation that makes it a crime for men to go to prostitutes, hoping to curb women trafficking.


Johann Hari: The Real Reason Obama Has Let Us All Down
October 28th, 2010

As an avid supporter, Johann Hari asks whether Barack Obama is a politician whose actions should be judged soberly, or a figure from a feel-good fairytale to be revered from afar.


World Gone Mad
October 28th, 2010

Those in power destroy sustainable communities . Everything and everyone must be sacrificed to economic production, to economic growth, to the continuation of this culture.


Women STILL Not At Peace Tables
October 28th, 2010

Ten years after the landmark U.N. Security Council’s Women, Peace and Security Resolution 1325 was signed, progress for involving women in conflict resolution and peace building remains crippled.


OWL Fights the Deficit Commission on Retirement Age
October 28th, 2010

Obama’s deficit commission will be proposing a higher retirement age for Social Security. Older women’s advocates say that will be particularly punishing for low-income women in physically demanding jobs.


Afghan Female Bloggers Wince and Then Upload
October 28th, 2010

The Afghan female bloggers say their words are closely monitored. The backlash to what they say helps define a range of off-limit topics, from criticizing religion to advocating for women’s rights.


Invisible Israel?
October 28th, 2010

Michael Oren, like all other Israeli ambassadors before him, do not hesitate to engage in public debates aimed at swaying American public opinion, which Lawrence Davidson considers as un-diplomatic.


Thank God for France
October 28th, 2010

When the government gets too big for its britches, most Americans choose to do nothing for fear of being labeled or being included in the list of terrorists. The French people, however, pour out onto the streets.


Impeach Chief inJustice Roberts Now
October 25th, 2010

With Democrats increasingly outraged over the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision that allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections, a Democratic congressman is raising the prospect of impeaching the Supreme Court’s chief justice over the issue.


Fascist America: Is This Election The Next Turn?
October 25th, 2010

According to the best scholarship on how fascist regimes emerge, the US is on a path running much too close to the fail-safe point beyond which no previous democracy has ever been able to turn back from a full-on fascist state.


Will You Make the Leap of Faith? Or Will You Sink, With the Ship?
October 25th, 2010

As we draw closer to the inevitable, engineered crash of the United States, and ultimately the world, I begin to wonder – will those who understand reality, actually be able to make the leap of faith?


Immigrant Vets Face Deportation Despite Service
October 25th, 2010

Up to 8,000 non-citizens enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces every year and serve alongside American troops. But their fate is as bleak as the war results are.


Publish or Perish
October 25th, 2010

Getting a read on American war. Surveying this year’s Afghan War literature from popular best-sellers to little noticed Army monographs is generally disheartening but illuminating.


WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by Notoriety
October 25th, 2010

Julian Assange moves like a hunted man. In a noisy Ethiopian restaurant in London’s rundown Paddington district, he pitches his voice barely above a whisper to foil the intelligence agencies he fears.


What the U.S. Undid for Women in Iraq
October 25th, 2010

The U.S.-led invasion and then occupation of Iraq brought a sharp setback to the rights of women in that country, UNFPA head Thoraya Obaid tells IPS in an interview.


Jobless Benefits About to Crash
October 25th, 2010

With no end in sight to the nation’s high unemployment, the government program to help the jobless is heading for a crash.


How To Opt Out of the TSA’s Naked Body Scanners at the Airport
October 25th, 2010

Most people, it turns out, will simply do whatever they’re told by government authorities, even if it means giving up their privacy or their freedoms.


Sarkozy Should Retire, says France
October 25th, 2010

By taking to the streets to defend their pension rights from regressive cuts, the French are fighting for all our benefits.


How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Robber Barons
October 25th, 2010

Americans used to call greedy capitalists “bloodsuckers” and “pagan worshipers of Moloch.” What happened?


Can You Live Without Money for a Year?
October 24th, 2010

Mark Boyle did—and he says you can, too. (If you don’t mind making paper out of mushrooms and brushing your teeth with cuttlefish bones.)


Obama Didn’t Robo-Sign
October 24th, 2010

Robo-signing mortgage loan sharks have been churning out illegal foreclosures, while banks reap the benefits and homeowners lose.


WikiLeaks Exposes More Lies About Iraq
October 23rd, 2010

A new set of secret US military records being released by WikiLeaks, shows that the US kept records of civilian deaths, despite previously denying it.


Fidel’s Urgent Message against Nuclear War
October 21st, 2010

Castro is one of the only political leaders willing to state the obvious, Israel’s plan to have the US nuke Iran must be stopped.


A NWO History of Mongolia
October 21st, 2010

Like other indigenous cultures, a concerted effort has been made to destroy Mongolia’s sustainable way of life and make them dependent upon foreign powers.


Cyber Attack Threat ‘Could Be Next Pearl Harbor’
October 20th, 2010

Terrorist cyber attacks on government computer systems and businesses could be “the next Pearl Harbor”, the head of Britain’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has warned.


Will Americans Follow French Example Of Mass Civil Unrest?
October 20th, 2010

How will Americans react when the government begins to impose the same austerity measures that are causing riots, street battles, fuel blockades and other assorted chaos in France?


A Canadian Line of Campbell’s Soups Has Activists Stewing
October 19th, 2010

Andy Warhol found artistic inspiration in a can of Campbell’s tomato soup. These days, some activists are finding sinister Muslim connections in the same can.


Pentagon Braced for the Release of 400,000 Iraq Files on Wikileaks
October 19th, 2010

The Pentagon is braced for its biggest-ever security breach of classified information as Wikileaks prepares to release 400,000 intelligence files related to the Iraq war.


France: Saudis Warn of New Al-Qaeda Threat
October 19th, 2010

Saudi Arabia has warned France it is the target of an imminent al-Qaeda attack, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux has said.


ANCSA Paved Way for Alaska Natives, State to Prosper Together
October 17th, 2010

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services enforcement officer Harry Pinkham got more than he bargained for when he arrested a couple Iñupiat hunters for shooting ducks around Barrow in May 1961.


Thousands Protest Loyalty Oath Bill In Israel
October 17th, 2010

Masses gather in Tel Aviv to demonstrate against amendment to Citizenship Act. Demonstrators hold signs reading ‘Lieberman, Lieberman, a fascist and a racist,’ ‘Together we’ll protect democracy.’


Fresh Claims US is Running Secret Prison in Afghanistan
October 17th, 2010

Prisoners are being abused at a “secret jail” in the main American military base in Afghanistan, according to a report from a US policy think tank.


Rural Tennessee Fire Sparks Conservative Ideological Debate
October 17th, 2010

Just about anything can be fodder for an ideological dispute these days. Just consider news of the recent fire at Gene Cranick’s home in Obion County, Tenn.


The CIA, the KKK and the USA
October 15th, 2010

The CIA terrorizes much of the world today just as the KKK terrorized minorities and progressives in the past.


Obama’s Nuclear Lies
October 9th, 2010

Obama talks about nuclear disarmament while he is quietly starting a whole new nuclear arms race.


The Nightmare: America’s Atrocities in Iraq
October 9th, 2010

America’s invasion and occupation of Iraq and slaughter of more than 1 million non-combatants can only be described as pure evil.


Iran Ready to Investigate 9/11 for UN
October 9th, 2010

Most of the world recognizes the evidence that points to the Pentagon as the mastermind of the attacks of 911. Iran is willing to conduct a real investigation of the events.


Rich Iott – Republican Nazi
October 9th, 2010

Fascist sentiment has long been a core part of the Republican party and now openly Nazi Rich Iott is running for office.


10/10/10 – Over 7,000 Enviro Actions in 188 Countries
October 9th, 2010

On October 10, 2010 millions of people will be making a difference in their countries with real environmental projects.


Facebook Suppresses ET/UFO Info with Nazi Tactics
October 3rd, 2010

Facebook.com is, by the evidence, an instrument of information warfare and attack against its users whose actions fall within specific clandestine surveillance guidelines established by DARPA and the DoD.


CIA Infiltrated Ecuadorian Police/Military
October 1st, 2010

The evidence clearly shows that the Ecuadorian coup attempt was staged by the CIA.


US Behind Coup Attempt in Ecuador?
October 1st, 2010

When the US sponsored a military coup in Honduras because the democratically President tried to raise the legal minimum wage it was back to business as usual for the CIA. Now they are trying to overthrow the government of Ecuador because the President is serving the needs of his people rather than the needs of criminal US corporations.


Police Mutiny Threatens Ecuador Democracy
October 1st, 2010

With the backing of large crowds of supporters in the streets and of statements from presidents throughout Latin America, the Ecuadorian government of Rafael Correa is attempting to quell a riot by hundreds of police protesting a cut in their benefits which has thrown the country into chaos.


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