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Cold War Politics Heats Up

Stephen Lendman, rinf.com | Previous articles discussed how Washington reinvented the “evil empire.” On March 8, 1983, Ronald Reagan coined the term. He addressed the National Association of Evangelicals. He called communism “the focus of evil in the modern world.” ...

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The Achievements of Hugo Chavez

CounterPunch | While Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez is fighting for his life in Cuba, the liberal press of both sides of the Atlantic (e.g., El Pais”) has not stopped  trashing his government. The significance of his victory (12 points ahead of ...

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Voting Fraud Ignored by the Corporate Media

Michael Snyder, The Truth |  Why is the mainstream media saying nothing about election fraud even though there are eyewitness reports from all over the country of voting machines turning Romney votes into Obama votes? Why do the Republican Party and the ...

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Bilderberg Group Quietly Meets in Italy

Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post | While the attention of most Americans was focused on whatever trivia dished out from the mainstream media such as the current hot celebrity or the David Petraeus incident, it appears that the Bilderberg Group has arranged what ...

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Ron Paul slams ‘corrupt’ US system

Press TV | American Congressman Ron Paul has blasted the US ruling establishment as corrupt, bent on promoting wars, undermining liberties, and assassinating those it considers terrorists. Throughout a 50-minute address to the chamber of the US House of Representatives ...

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Obama’s Presidency Through Palestinian Eyes

Dr. Elias Akleh | People worldwide were very interested and following the 2012 American election believing that their future would, somehow, be affected by the foreign policies of the new American President. Only the Palestinian people were totally apathetic to ...

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Victory for Obama

President Barack Obama handily defeated Republican Governor Mitt Romney and won himself a second term last night after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Television news networks across America ...

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The electronic architecture of voter suppression

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office may be incorrectly removing thousands of legally registered voters from the voting rolls. The Columbus Free Press has obtained suspect election-related software contracts signed by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. These newly uncovered ...

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Military To Run Elections In New Jersey

Steve Watson, Prisonplanet.com | With close to two million people in New Jersey without power in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, and an national election due next week, it has been determined that the best way forward is to hand over the ...

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Video: Chavez vs. corporate media

FAIR TV takes a look at how the U.S. media handled the Venezuelan election, how theWashington Post “greened” fracking and how the New York Times used a time machine to “fix” a headline about Israel/Palestine.

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Has Israel’s racism become unstoppable?

Stuart Littlewood | So the Albuquerque Episcopalians got jumpy and ‘disinvited’ the Friends of Sabeel who had booked their cathedral for a conference. Sabeel is an international peace movement which calls itself the Voice of Palestinian Christians. Why would one ...

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Hugo Chavez wins election

Al Jazeera | Electoral Council says with most votes counted Chavez had about 54 per cent of votes, while his rival got 44 per cent. Venezuela’s electoral council says President Hugo Chavez has won re-election, defeating challenger Henrique Capriles. National ...

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Chavez Opposition Disintegrating

Stephen Lendman | 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 ...

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Survey: 77% of Americans don’t trust politicians

Mick Meaney | RINF News | A new survey has found that 77% of Americans distrust politicians, believing  they favor corporate interests over the interests of their constituents. The report also revealed that: 64% of Americans believe that corporate misconduct was a significant factor ...

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Australia believes US wants to prosecute Assange

The Australian embassy in Washington is taking seriously the possibility that Assange will eventually be extradited to the United States on charges including espionage and conspiracy relating to a huge leak of classified information on the WikiLeaks website, according to ...

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Corruption scandals rock Austrian politics

A series of corruption scandals involving leading politicians is currently dominating political life in Austria. Politicians from the former right-wing government coalition of the People’s Party (ÖVP) and Freedom Party (FPÖ) are accused of gross corruption and abuse of office. ...

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Fall in unemployment will be ‘short lived’

Critics have said the unemployment figures released by the government are distorted. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recorded a 0.2% drop in unemployment down to eight per cent in the last three months, with those claiming jobseekers allowance down 5,900 to 1.59 ...

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Police Charged With Torture

The National Fifteen Bahrain policemen will be charged with torturing doctors held during the Shiite-led protests last year, Bahrain’s chief prosecutor said yesterday. he charges were being brought following an inquiry launched after a complaint was filed by doctors at ...

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White House Ducks Afghanistan Exit

by Tom Andrews It was difficult watching the Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing of General David Petraeus today. The number one line of questioning – why the administration has established a date certain to begin withdrawing US forces from ...

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Leading Green attacks Lib Dem voters

By Luke Walsh Green London Assembly member Darren Johnson has criticised people who voted Lib Dem after they sided with the Conservatives in a coalition government. Mr Johnson, who missed out on the Green’s third target seat of Lewisham Deptford, ...

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How aid money is being spent in Haiti

Four months after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left over a million homeless in Haiti, World Food Programme (WFP) Director Josette Sheeran said the country was “not out of the woods yet”. During a press ...

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Heathrow plans ditched by new Government

By Paul Cahalan Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow have been ditched by the new Government. The news, which was expected as both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats opposed the runway, was welcomed by councils – including Wandsworth ...

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Iran sentences Newsweek journalist

PA News A Newsweek reporter has been sentenced in absentia to more than 13 years in prison and 74 lashes, raising concerns about a new Iran government crackdown ahead of the anniversary of disputed presidential elections. Maziar Bahari, a dual ...

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Obama Admin Will Not Probe Afghan War Crimes

Obama administration officials said Friday they had no grounds to investigate the 2001 deaths of Taliban prisoners of war who human rights groups allege were killed by U.S.-backed forces.     The mass deaths were brought up anew Friday in a report ...

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