US elections: Public policy privatized, ‘democracy’ bought and sold

7 November, 2010 — RT.com

The US mid-terms have come as a big blow to Obama administration. Although the Democrats retained their majority in the Senate, the Republicans have won control over the House of Representatives

With Congress divided between the two parties, it will make it much harder for President Obama to go forward with his legislative agenda.

But many voters have other concerns: they are worried about the corporate bankrolling of candidates, after vast amounts of campaign cash was poured into these elections.

‘He is using special interest money to throw mud at his opponent!’ This is a typical attack ad from this election season.

Except the opponent who approved the ad is herself an expert in mud-slinging, and the organization that backs her is funded by billionaires.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 6 November, 2010: Weekend Edition – " None of Us Were Like This Before": American Soldiers and Torture

6 November, 2010 — Information Clearing House

What Did WikiLeaks Really Tell Us about Iran?
By Ali Gharib
Use caution in reading the Iraq war logs-and news coverage of them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26767.htm

Interrogation Techniques at ‘Britain’s Abu Ghraib’ Revealed
By Ian Cobain
Warning: video contains material that viewers may find disturbing
Video showing brutal mistreatment is submitted during high court proceedings brought by former Iraqi inmates.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26762.htm

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The Nuremberg Trials And The Rewriting Of History By Adam Curtis

5 November, 2010 — Information Clearing House

The Living Dead

Three Films About the Power of the Past was the second major documentary series made by British film-maker Adam Curtis. This series investigated the way that history and memory (both national and individual) have been used by politicians and others. It was transmitted on BBC Two in the spring of 1995.

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Interrogation Techniques at ‘Britain’s Abu Ghraib’ Revealed By Ian Cobain

6 November, 2010 — The Guardian

Video showing brutal mistreatment is submitted during high court proceedings brought by former Iraqi inmates

Evidence of systematic and brutal mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at a secret British military interrogation centre that is being described as the UK’s Abu Ghraib emerged today during high court proceedings brought by more than 200 former inmates.

Warning: video contains material that viewers may find disturbing

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 6 November, 2010: Cornerstone of Zionism is to Conquer, Not Negotiate

6 November, 2010 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Israeli government documents show deliberate policy to keep Gazans at near-starvation levels
IMEMC – 7 Nov 2010 – Saturday November 06, 2010 – 21:32, Documents whose existence were denied by the Israeli government for over a year have been released after a legal battle led by Israeli human rights group Gisha. The documents reveal a deliberate policy by the Israeli government in which the dietary needs for the population of Gaza are chillingly calculated, and the amounts of food let in by the Israeli government measured to remain just enough to keep the population alive at a near-starvation level. This documents the statement made by a number of Israeli officials that they are “putting the people of Gaza on a diet”.

‘Lonely Planet’ guidebook rates Tel Aviv among world’s ‘top ten cities’ despite boycott calls
IMEMC – 7 Nov 2010 – Saturday November 06, 2010 – 18:45, In the midst of a worldwide boycott campaign urging tourists to refuse to visit Israel until Israeli authorities adhere to international law and signed agreements, the ‘Lonely Planet’ travel guide company has listed Israeli city Tel Aviv as #3 in its ‘top ten cities for 2011’.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 5 November, 2010: “Traffic Accidents” in occupied Palestine: Another Form of Zionist Terrorism

5 November, 2010 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Three Injured at an-Nabi Saleh Anti-Wall Protest
IMEMC – 5 Nov 2010 – Friday November 05, 2010 – 18:06, At least three civilians were injured and many others treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation on Friday, after Israeli troops violently suppressed the weekly anti-wall protest at the village of an-Nabi Saleh in the central West Bank.

Tear Gas to Silence the Protests in Bil’in and Ni’lin
IMEMC – 5 Nov 2010 – Friday November 05, 2010 – 17:35, On Friday, a number of civilians were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation when Israeli troops attacked the weekly anti wall protests in the central West Bank villages of Bil’in and Ni’lin.

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