Freitag, 2. November 2012

Canada: Rich-poor gap widening

The Food Banks Canada Hunger Count 2012 report, released this week, says the amount of people accessing food banks has increased significantly, 31% higher than prior to the 2008-09 recession.

From Information Clearing House


Britain accused of war crimes over man held by US for eight years without trial

Human rights campaigners accused the British government of possible war crimes yesterday for failing to secure the release of a man held without trial for eight years by the Americans.

From Information Clearing House

Cameron on Standby to Send Warplanes to Gulf as Iranian Tensions Rise

By Kim Sengupta

The possible deployment of the Eurofighter Typhoons follows talks with the United Arab Emirates to bolster the UK s presence in the region at a time when Israel is threatening military strikes against Tehran.

Only 'The Nuclear Option' Can Work Against Iran, Former IDF Chief Says

By Aaron Kalman

''The only way to finish off Iran s nuclear program is by using the nuclear option,'' said IDF Chief of General Staff Dan Halutz.

Sanctions- More Deadly Than The Atomic Bomb?


Contrasting the fatalities of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to those of the sanctions imposed on Iraq in the 1990s. ''Genocide masquerading as policy'' as one congressman put it. Should the US do the same to Iran? Are sanctions a legitimate 'diplomatic tool' to avert war?

The U.S. won t admit this dying Iranian sociologist

His last hope is to come to the U.S., where his wife and children are, and where doctors say he could receive potentially life-saving treatment. But the U.S. won t let him in. And they won t say why.

From Information Clearing House


The Dogs of War Are Barking

Jeremiah Goulka, TomDispatch: Obama has essentially loaded the gun and cocked it at Iran. But he has kept his finger off the trigger. Romney s guys want to shoot.

IAEA Data on Sensitive Iranian Stockpile Misled the News Media

Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service: The latest round of media coverage of the Iran issue again highlights the failure of major news outlets to reflect the complexity and political subtleties of the Iranian enrichment program.


Killing Iranian children

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger


It was inevitable. Today the Guardian reported the first death of an Iranian child from the U.S. Empire s sanctions on Iran. The death of 15-year-old Iranian Manoucherhr Esmaili-Liousi brings to mind the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children from the 11 years of sanctions that the Empire enforced against Iraq during the 1990s...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The Election as a Marketing Spectacle

Michael Meurer, Truthout: The ferocity of US presidential campaigns, supposedly proof of a spirited debate between competing ideas and visions, is more accurately seen as evidence of a contest among competing financial interests fighting for influence and market share, not democratic ideals.

Campaigns Brace to Sue for Votes in Crucial States

Ethan Bronner, The New York Times News Service: Thousands of lawyers from both presidential campaigns will enter polling places next Tuesday to observe how poll workers behave, where voters are directed, if intimidation appears to be occurring, whether lines are long.


A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money

Obama, Romney in Final Push for White House

America s Dismal Choice

7 Things to Tell Your Friends Before Election Day

Seven Things That Could Go Wrong (or Already Have)

Supersized Politics in the 2012 Election

Election Night Coverage 2012


U.S. Elections: Will the Dead Vote and Voting Machines Be Hacked?


US Elections: From the ''Lesser to the Greater Evil'' and the Demise of Critical Liberalism

By James Petras

The support of the progressives will be accepted, but hardly acknowledged, but they will have no influence on future Obama policy after the election.

2012 US Presidential Campaign Cost $7 Billion: Election Commission


The Democrats and Republicans ended up spending $2 billion, while political committees accounted for $2.1 billion of the spending. Candidate campaigns spent about $3.2 billion.

How GMOs poison farmers in the developing world

Allergies, autism and GMOs

GMOs make it worse

Save your health/Stop eating GMOs


Drive to Label GMO Food Battered by Industry s Big Bucks


Monsanto Throws GMO Victory Party in California

$46 Million Advertising Blitz Convinces Citizens to Vote ''Against Own Interests''.

From Information Clearing House


Exposing the Roots of Genetically Modified Crops: The Monsanto Factor

Jeffrey M. Smith, Institute for Responsible Technology: Without more extensive government and academic research, we are left with disturbing signs about how GMOs affect human health. Meanwhile, agrochemical companies remain deeply embedded in high positions in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Agriculture.

GMOs, Seed Wars and Knowledge Wars

Dr. Vandana Shiva, Z Communications: GMOs were created to ensure seed monopolies and along with them, the destruction of our democracy and scientific integrity. We are better off without them.

Election 2012: They Will Steal It

Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks, The Daily Take: We must fundamentally change how we elect our president and who gets to vote in that election. Until we do this, we just have a dysfunctional system that the plutocrats can steal, and more closely resembles an oligarchy than a republic.

''Die Parteien in den USA sind Bankkonten für Investoren''

Der Politologe Thomas Fergusonüber den Einfluss der großen Spender und warum auch Obama kein Kandidat der Mittelschicht und Arbeiter ist.

Looking Beyond Election Day: The Issues That Threaten To Derail the Nation


Euphemisms Away: A World in Which Truth is a Dying Species

By Gaither Stewart

In the case of the ''lily pad'', this linguistic version of the sheep in wolf s clothing, was allegedly conceived to spread the U.S. footprint into every corner of our planet.

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