You may have realized by now that today’s top stories are really yesterday, but what does that matter. When I say, the revolution will be televised, I’m referring to a Gil-Scott Heron song named “the revolution will not be televised.”
Now to the headlines…
CounterPunch:America is on the cusp of fascism. Just like what Cornel West said when he spoke of “creeping fascism” in America,according to Norman Pollack,all thefactors are “already present…in America–superbly disguised…rhetoric of liberalism…Mr. Obama’s presidency”
Democracy Now!: The European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize earlier today for its historic role in uniting the continent despite its push for huge austerity in the region and its ties to NATO (the arm of the 1%):
Democracy Now!: Just like with the Presidential Debate, Democracy Now! expanded the VP debate to the VPs of the Justice Party and the Green Party USA. Sadly, once again Alex Mendoza, the VP of the Socialist Party USA (Stewart Alexander is his running mate) was excluded…
CounterPunch: On Wasting Your Vote. A disturbing number of Americans are going to end up wasting their votes in this next election. They’re unhappy with the status quo, but instead of changing it, they’re only going to reinforce it.
Counter Punch: You think Obama is on your side? As one song I listened to said, “Obama works for Goldman Sachs, he won’t save you!” Obama has
Expanded the National Security State
Democracy Now!: Guess who else has drones? Hezbollah! Guess where they flew one over? Israel? This is what the drone wars the American empire commits, causes…
The Real News: What they didn’t talk about in the VP debate.The moderator didn’t question the right of US to project global power; no discussion about the cause of the crash or the the power of the big banks
The Real News: US and Israel recognize that Iran is not near a nuclear weapon, yet sanctions that hurt the ordinary people of Iran continue…
The Real News:Supreme Court finds Telecoms won’t be prosecuted for illegal wiretapping
Occupy.com:Awakening from the Dream: The Real Facts on Fukushima. Japan is facing a nuclear crisis - with a second earthquake-induced catastrophe looming on the horizon - that neither government nor business is confronting honestly.
Zero Hedge: What the European Union is such a god awful idea
Truthdig:Barack Obama must have done something right, or the hucksters at Goldman Sachs wouldn’t hate him so.
Truthdig: No Room for the Poor in This Election (that’s not good!)
Truthdig:Is It Time to Revisit Compulsory Voting? Tea partyers would kick and scream over it, but the idea of compulsory voting is not foreign to American soil. In other countries, it’s been shown to increase democratic participation into the 90-percent-plus range. Such a law in the U.S. would likely empower Democrats, who’ve traditionally won the votes of the poor and minorities.
Occupywallst.org: #globalNOISE is kicking off! A revolutionary coalition of social movements including Occupy, 15M, Real Democracy Now!, #YoSoy132, Blockupy, Strike Debt, and others are taking our collective indignation to the streets. We are banging pots and pans in hundreds of cities around the world in a massive show of global solidarity against debt, austerity, and neoliberal imperialism. Stay tuned for live international updates, but don’t just read about it: get banging!
972 Magazine:IDF declares Palestinian grazing lands closed military zone
Truthout: Only Organics Can Feed the Hungry World: Here’s Why
Truthout: Pinkwashing Fracking? How the Komen Board Is Cashing in on Shale Gas
FAIR: Factchecking the VP debate moderator (wrong about Medicare and Social Security going broke)
Wired Magazine:Feds Move Closer to Suing Google Over Search
Wired Magazine: Secret-spilling site WikiLeaks has moved millions of documents behind a paywall, prompting blowback from elements of an underground ally, the hacking group Anonymous, including one well-known member to conclude that it “cannot support anymore what WikiLeaks has become.”
Wired Magazine:New Election System Promises to Help Catch Voting-Machine Problems
Bread for the World: Almost 2 million young people who entered the United States as children have the opportunity, beginning this month, to become legal immigrants, fulfilling the aspirations of their families who brought them to the country without authorization. It’s a classic – if roundabout – story of the American Dream. It’s also the most important immigration policy reform since the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
NORML: This past Thursday, on the night of the Vice Presidential debates, NORMLtv caught up with Libertarian Party presidential candidate, Governor Gary Johnson, and asked him questions regarding his views on marijuana legalization. In the interview, he discusses what he would do in regards to the war on cannabis if he were elected, why politicians are hesitant to back reform measures, and how he got into the issue while serving as New Mexico’s governor.
That’s all I have. I hope you enjoy!