Moderate Debates and Debate Moderators

3 October 2012Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Media Advisory

Debate process needs more scrutiny, not less

Jim Lehrer is hopping mad. The New York Times (10/2/12) reports that the PBS anchor “has been seething. He said he was outraged by suggestions that he was a ‘safe’ and uninspired choice to moderate the first of four debates.”

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Podcast: Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 39

3 October 2012


Taking a look at the use of psychiatry and psychology in social control and social engineering. From the days of ‘mad doctors‘ to modern day pharmacological approaches to the mind, the concept of a ‘cure’ is associated with brain damage, while the definition of madness or ‘mental illness’ is in a constant state of change. This important institution defines the way we understand our minds, and thus, our understanding of ourselves, our world, and our place within it. Like tearing down the walls of an asylum, we must tear down the walls of this vast institution in order to more properly free our minds.

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Briefing – Venezuela’s Presidential Election

3 October 2012Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

Venezuelans go to the polls this Sunday (7 October) to elect their president. In total there are seven candidates [for] president. However the main choice is between the incumbent Hugo Chavez, backed by a coalition of progressive and left aligned parties and social movements, and Henrique Capriles Radonski, a state governor with strong ties to the country’s elite and backed by a number of right-wing parties, who have formed a unity coalition known as the M.U.D.

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The Anti-Empire 2 October 2012: Report Syria, the story thus far By William Blum

October 2nd, 2012 —

“Today, many Americans are asking — indeed I ask myself,” Hillary Clinton said, “how can this happen? How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction? This question reflects just how complicated, and at times, how confounding the world can be.” 1

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VTJP News & Articles 3 October 2012: The deeply disturbing Israel court ruling on Rachel Corrie

3 October 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israel Believes Al-Qaida Was Behind Attack On Border With Egypt
IMEMC – Israeli security sources reported that the Israeli investigations into an attack that took place on the border with Egypt last month, leading to the death of one Israeli soldier and three gunmen, was carried out by operatives of the Al-Qaida network. … 

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Libya: How Many Dirty Western Hands? By Felicity Arbuthnot

1 October, 2012 — Global Research

Oh what a tangled web they weave
When first they practice to invade
A sovereign nation and deceive
The world about their dark crusade.

(Michael Leunig, Poet, Cartoonist, 1945:)

This weekend a detailed article (i) suggested that a: “French secret serviceman, acting on the express orders of the then President Sarkozy, is suspected of ”the murder of Colonel Quaddafi”, on 20th October last year.

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WikiLeaks intervenes in the U.S. federal election – Vote WikiLeaks!

3 October 2012Wikileaks

From today WikiLeaks has decided to intervene in the U.S. federal election. It is clear that whether Republicans or Democrats are in power, without the sort of pressure we can exert when we are at our strongest, the U.S. government will continue to declare the whole world a battleground.

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