Clock ticking in Honduras

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For the past four months, ever since the military coup that removed President Manuel Zelaya from power in Honduras, the oligarchy has been accused of purposefully delaying to make it to the scheduled election of November 29th. But now, with only one month to go, it looks likely that no more than a handful of countries will recognize the elections unless Zelaya is immediately returned to power. Al Giordano, who has been extensively covering Honduras since the coup for Narco News, shares his belief that the latest attempt to negotiate Zelaya’s return will not work, and that there are some inside the coup resistance in Honduras that are hoping to take advantage of election day to do more than just boycott the vote.

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Barack Obama, Heaven Sent for GOP, Part II by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

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Oct. 29, 2009

Last week, we discussed why President Obama was heaven-sent for the GOP, pre-election. In my view (disagreed with by several commentators who made their cases very well I thought), he was the only prospective Democratic candidate who could have beaten John McCain. This was especially true if the Bush Administration had somehow been able to postpone the bursting forth of the economic crisis for less than two months. As is well known to BuzzFlash readers, it had of course been building for several years under Georgite economic policies. It is likely in retrospect that the “free-market” decision to let Lehman Brothers go bankrupt was, first, in their minds, the way to put things off. For if they had known what was going to happen both to the economy and their election chances, they would have done everything in their power to prevent that occurrence.

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Wilkerson: U.S. troop increase inevitable

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RussiaToday
October 29, 2009

While Barack Obama deliberates a decision regarding the war in Afghanistan, many people are questioning whether or not U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan will make the world more or less safe. RT’s Dina Gusovsky speaks to Lawrence Wilkerson, professor and former Chief of Staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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MIR: Taliban – If You Can’t Beat Them, Buy Them!

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October 29, 2009

(Mosaic Intelligence Report: October 29, 2009)

Election run-off is few days away in Afghanistan. Hamid Karzais brother is on the CIAs payroll. Should Obama send more troops to Afghanistan? And can the Taliban be defeated?

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The Daily Show: Anna Baltzer & Mustafa Barghouti on Israel and Palestine

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Oct. 28, 2009

Anna Baltzer and Mustafa Barghouti advocate a non-violent approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in this complete, unedited interview.

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Dennis Kucinich: Government of the people or a government of the corporations? + Action Alert

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Oct 29, 2009

Kucinich on New Health Care Bill: ‘Is This the Best We Can Do?’

Following a statement on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement about the latest House health care plan:

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President Obama Signs Military Commissions Changes Into Law

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American Civil Liberties Union
10/28/2009

Fatally Flawed System Is Beyond Repair, Says ACLU

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WASHINGTON – President Obama today signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes significant changes to the Guantánamo military commissions. The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Obama administration to abandon the fatally flawed military commissions system and, where evidence of terrorism crimes exists, try the Guantánamo detainees in federal courts.

The NDAA makes improvements to the military commissions but fails to bring those tribunals in line with the U.S. Constitution and international law under the Geneva Conventions. It continues to apply the military commissions to a much broader group of individuals than should be tried before them under the Constitution and the Geneva Conventions and does not prohibit military commission trials of children. The new law does, however, for the first time require experienced capital defense attorneys in death penalty cases, authorize more resources for defense counsel, impose new limitations on the use of hearsay and coerced testimony and afford greater access to witnesses and evidence for defendants.

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President Signs Law Giving Defense Department Authority To Exempt Photos From Freedom Of Information Act

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American Civil Liberties Union
10/29/2009

ACLU Renews Call For Secretary Gates Not To Block Release Of Torture Photos

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WASHINGTON – President Obama today signed into law a Homeland Security appropriations bill that grants the Department of Defense (DOD) the authority to continue suppressing photos of prisoner abuse. The amendment, which would allow the DOD to exempt photos from the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), is aimed at photos ordered released by a federal appeals court as part of an American Civil Liberties Union FOIA lawsuit for photos and other records related to detainee abuse in U.S. custody overseas, although it would apply to other photos in government custody as well. Earlier this month, the ACLU sent a letter to Secretary Robert Gates urging him not to exercise the authority to suppress the photos in their case, stating that the photos “are of critical relevance to an ongoing national debate about accountability.”

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“Baltimore Four” Arrested–Health Care for All

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November 29, 2009

On Oct. 29, 2009, four activists, who support a Medicare for All solution to our healthcare crisis, were arrested in Baltimore, MD, for trespassing. They were engaged in a “patients before profits sit-in” at a 17-story tower, which houses an office of the insurance giant, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. It’s located in the Canton area of the city. The demonstration was part of an ongoing national campaign by the “Mobilization for Health Care for All group.” The protest included the staging of a 15 ft. vampire, “Count Bleed Ya Dry,” that represented the Insurance Industry. For more more details on the Single Payer issue, the arrests and the exact charges placed against each defendant, check out: http://mobilizeforhealthcare.org/ One of the protesters arrested was Dr. Margaret Flowers. She is a member of the “Baucus Eight,” and an unrepentant advocate of a Single Payer System. See: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=l… Another physician, Dr. Eric Naumburg, was also arrested, along with an 81 year-old retiree, Mr. Charles Loubert, and a school teacher, Ms. Charles Loubert.

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Healthcare Roundtable: With Exclusion of Single Payer, What Opportunities Remain for Meaningful Reform?

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Oct. 29, 2009

Healthcare Roundtable: With Exclusion of Single Payer, What Opportunities Remain for Meaningful Reform?

While much of the healthcare debate in Washington and the media has focused on the proposal to create a government-run insurance program, the legislation being considered includes many other provisions that could change how healthcare is delivered in this country. We host a roundtable with three guests who have been closely following the debate: Lois Uttley, co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need; Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health Initiatives at Community Service Society of New York; and Dr. Oliver Fein, president of Physicians for a National Health Program. [includes rush transcript]

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Nancy Pelosi Unveils Merged House Health Care Reform Bill: Thank You, Insurance Companies of America!

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Kucinich to Receive Thomas Merton Award for Social Justice + Kucinich Opposes Coal-fired Power Plant

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Oct 28, 2009

Congressman Dennis Kucinich D-OH will receive the 2009 Thomas Merton Award for his work in social justice this Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The award is granted annually by the Thomas Merton Center for Peace and Social Justice.

“I am honored to receive this award and join the ranks of those who have done so much to advance the cause of peace and social justice,” said Kucinich.

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Iraq – Is the US finally ready to apologise for the devastating human costs of the war?

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October 29, 2009

The world’s attention has shifted to Afghanistan. Barack Obama, the US president, calls it the “Good War”, so what does that say about Iraq? Josh Rushing talks to Christopher Hill, the US ambassador to Iraq, about the US foreign policy and Iraq’s elections, and asks if the US is finally ready to apologise for the devastating human costs of the war.

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Rick Rozoff on Obama’s Missile Defence Plans

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October 29, 2009

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[Correction: For THAAD read Terminal High Altitude Area Defense]

September 17th saw the Obama administration abandoning plans to station interceptor missile systems in Poland and the Czech Republic. However the proposed system, which started under Reagan with STAR WARS, has not been scrapped but rather expanded to cover other regions of the world that the US has a strong strategic interest in.

Rick Rozoff is an analyst and manger of the email list Stop NATO International.

Julia Terreu started by asking Rick to give us some background on what a “missile defence system” is:
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This interview was broadcast on Radio Adelaide on the 28th of October.

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ABC Of West’s Global Military Network: Afghanistan, Baltics, Caucasus by Rick Rozoff

U.S. Missile Shield System Deployments: Larger, Sooner, Broader by Rick Rozoff

Bulgaria, Romania: U.S., NATO Bases For War In The East by Rick Rozoff

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Ralph Nader takes on Bill O’Reilly

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October 28, 2009

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