Montag, 8. Oktober 2012

Paul Ryan: 60 Percent Of Americans Are 'Takers,' Not 'Makers'


''So we re going to a majority of takers versus makers in America and that will be tough to come back from that. They ll be dependent on the government for their livelihoods [rather] than themselves.''

How British companies pour cash into the American elections

More than one in five of Britain s largest corporations are channelling political donations to favoured candidates ahead of next month s elections in the US.

From Information Clearing House


Will Biden and Ryan be Asked About Yes Votes and False Statements on WMDs?

Turkey s foreign policy takes a dangerous turn


By abandoning its ''soft power'' strategy and adopting a ''military deterrence'' policy, Turkey risks war with Syria, deeper tension with Iraq, Iran and Russia.,,16290590,00.html

Erdogan tells Turks to prepare for Syria war if necessary

''You have to be ready at every moment to go to war if it is necessary. If you are not ready for this, you are not a state, if you are not ready for this, you are not a nation,'' Erdogan said in a speech on Sunday.

Turkey Shows Double Duplicity on Syria

By Kaveh L Afrasiabi

Bottom line: the chips have fallen on the military side, not the political side, of the equation, with Turkey the NATO member intent on extending NATO s foothold inside Syria slowly but surely.

MP: Turkish Army can Reach Damascus for Three Hours

In the event of a war with Syria, the Turkish army will need only three hours to reach the country s capital Damascus, Turkish TV channel Beyaz TV quotes MP from the ruling Justice and Development Party Samil Tayar as saying on Wednesday. MP emphasized that Ankara is fully ready for military actions.

NATO should stay out of Syria conflict: Iraq PM

''There is no need to incite a war and draw in an entire organization like NATO to defend Turkey. Nothing is threatening Turkey,'' he emphasized.

Syria in the firing line? US deploys covert mission to Jordan

A covert task force was sent to Jordan in case Syria loses control of its chemical weapons, US officials said. The team will be stationed at a base 35 miles from the Syrian border, making it the US military s closest presence to the embattled nation.

'Everyone Is Afraid': Erdogan Regime Cows Embattled Media

There are more journalists in prison in Turkey than in any other country. Prime Minister Erdogan tolerates no criticism, and aggressive prosecution of journalists on often questionable charges has fostered an atmosphere of anxiety and self-censorship.

From Information Clearing House


NATO ready to 'protect & defend' Turkey, US task force in place in Jordan near Syrian border

Turkey and Syria 'close to war' after Turkey forces down Syrian airliner

On Eleven Years of War in Afghanistan

By Chris Hedges

We envy those who, in their innocence, believe in the innate goodness of America and the righteousness of war and celebrate what we know is despicable.

UK: Labour MP: Afghanistan war 'unwinnable'

Members of military families will join Labour MP Paul Flynn at today s ceremony, who was suspended from parliament over comments he made about the conflict in Afghanistan.

How the U.S. Quietly Lost the IED War in Afghanistan: Analysis by Gareth Porter

Although the surge of ''insider attacks'' on U.S.-NATO forces has dominated coverage of the war in Afghanistan in 2012, an even more important story has been quietly unfolding: the U.S. loss of the pivotal war of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to the Taliban.

114,000 US contractors active in Afghan war

As of July, nearly 114,000 contractors were working for the US Defense Department in Afghanistan, compared to the 90,000 American troops in the country at the time, AFP reported Thursday, quoting ''official statistics.''

NATO kills four children in Afghanistan: Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday condemned a NATO operation that he said killed four children in the country s east, a claim the coalition said was possible.

Two Afghan soldiers attack US-led NATO occupation forces

Two Afghan soldiers attacked US-led NATO forces (ISAF) in western Afghanistan on Saturday, injuring a Spanish soldier, in the latest ''insider'' attack in the country, officials said.

NATO soldier killed in Afghan 'insider' attack: Official

A NATO-led soldier fighting insurgents in Afghanistan was shot dead on Saturday by a man in an Afghan army uniform in southern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of "insider" attacks, the alliance said.

British soldier killed by gunman in Afghan uniform

A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot and killed a British soldier in the latest in a spate of insider attacks that are fracturing the trust between Nato and Afghan forces.

British occupation force soldier killed by Afghan Forces

A British soldier from 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment, was killed by a suspected member of the Afghan National Army yesterday in Afghanistan.

5 Afghans and 2 U.S. occupation force troops killed in 'insider attack'

An Afghan police officer opened fire in a meeting Monday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least two members of the U.S. Special Operations forces and five Afghan troops and police officers, officials said.

From Information Clearing House


After 11 Years of War, US/NATO Brewing Afghan Disaster: Report

War in Afghanistan Worsening for Civilians: ICRC


Killing the Kids That Don t Need to Die

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Moyers & Company: The 2000th member of the American military recently died in Afghanistan. There are two more presidential debates, and the question that needs to be posed to Romney and Obama is: ''Why are we killing the kids that don t need to die?''

Lakota: The Revitalization of Language and the Persistence of Spirit

Jason Coppola, Truthout: New programs to teach and restore the lost language and cultural heritage of the Lakota Sioux offers hope for the children who live on reservations where dire poverty, suicide, unemployment and substance abuse have become a way of life.

»Durch Privatisierung nehmen die Schulden nur noch zu«

Der Film »Catastroika« befaßt sich mit den Folgen, die die Finanzdiktatur für Griechenland hat. Ein Interview von Wolfgang Pomrehn mit Aris Chatzistefanou in der jungen Welt vom 08.10.2012. Aris Chatzistefanou arbeitet in Athen als Journalist und Filmemacher. Gemeinsam mit Katerina Kitidi hat er den Film »­Catastroika« herausgebracht, eine Anklage gegen die Griechenland aufgezwungene Privatisierungswelle

Siehe dazu: Catastroika

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Aus: LabourNet, 8. Oktober 2012


The Fed helps Wall Street at the expense of Main Street

Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Matthew Melchiorre


Mr. Bernanke s description of QE3 as a 'Main Street' policy' is incorrect. The Fed distributes its newly created money by buying securities from large financial firms. These businesses receive the dollars before anyone else in the economy and thereby become relatively wealthier than those without their close political connections...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


11 Myths About the Fed, Refuted

The United States of Carlo Ponzi


Bernie Sanders: More Tax Breaks for the Wealthy: Obscene, Immoral, Bad Economics


Our Economy is a Ponzi Scheme


Support our troops: Bring them all home now

Liberty For All
by R. Lee Wrights


Samuel Johnson said, 'Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.' H.L. Mencken expanded that definition when he said, 'Patriotism, in truth, is the great nursery of scoundrels ... Its chief glories are the demagogue, the military bully, and the spreaders of libels and false history.' I think of this definition every time I hear the phrase or see a sign or bumper sticker that says 'Support Our Troops'...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


The Maimed Amongst Us

Chris Hedges, Truthdig: In a speech given at a Veterans for Peace event denouncing the war in Afghanistan, Chris Hedges says: ''War exposed the lies of patriotism and collective virtue of the nation that our churches, our schools, our press, our movies, our books, our government told us about ourselves, about who we were.''


Veterans for Peace: ''We don t have to go to Afghanistan'': Veterans Deploy to Fort Lewis with Message of Hope for the Troops

Turkey s continued shelling into Syria reflects turn from 'soft power' to military deterrence


Turkey: Parliament authorizes invasion of Syria

Fox News


Turkey s Parliament authorized military operations against Syria on Thursday and its military fired on targets there for a second day after deadly shelling from Syria killed five civilians in a Turkish border town. For its part, Syria admitted it was responsible for the shelling that killed five people in Turkey and formally apologized for the deaths, a top Turkish official said...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Government Killed the American Dream

Drug Evil

The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom


Real Steel: Striking a Chord for the Lost American Dream

Arun Gupta, Truthout: Caught between an unyielding corporation and crumbling solidarity, striking steelworkers in Ohio find history is both their ally and enemy as they ponder the uncertain future of organized labor.

The Corporate "Heist" of the United States Government Began With a Memo in 1971

Mark Karlin, Truthout: Thom Hartmann speaks about the documentary he narrates, Heist: Who Stole the American Dream in Broad Daylight? and dissects the evolution of corporate control over the federal government.


Blood, Oil, and ''The American Dream''

By William Manson

In our times, in a media-saturated culture in which well-packaged and comforting lies are explicitly preferred to unsettling truths, those who reveal sordid realities are often dismissed if not reviled.

Turkey Totally Loses Its Cool Over Syria

Mit dem ''Ende der Geduld'' den Krieg herbei schreiben?

Die Syrienkrise und der Zorn auf den untätigen Westen.


Steinbrück: Noch kein Bundeskanzler, aber schon Bilderberger

Der SPD-Kanzlerkandidat hat längst die Weihen der diskreten Macht erfahren.


Fall Steinbrück muss Konsequenzen habenück

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