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What’s wrong with lesser evilism

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Editorial
SocialistWorker.org
October 24, 2012

Those who advocate a vote for the “lesser evil” hope to defeat the “greater evil” of the right wing–but they enable the Democrats to shift further right themselves.

DOES BARACK Obama deserve your vote? That’s the question people on the left should be asking as Election Day approaches.

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Gareth Porter: Obama and Romney debate a false narrative about US foreign policy

with Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
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Oct. 28, 2012

Protesting for Drone Victims

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Oct 27, 2012 by

Gareth Porter: Obama and Romney debate a false narrative about US foreign policy. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: Who Owns the World? + Transcript

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with Noam Chomsky

The end is near: Headless burocrats!

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Oct 26, 2012 by

In the week when President Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney debated issues of foreign policy and the economy, we turn to world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and MIT Professor, Noam Chomsky. In a recent speech, Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the campaign: China, the Arab Spring, global warming, nuclear proliferation, and the military threat posed by Israel and the U.S. versus Iran. Continue reading

The Gitmos: Why Vote? + Rap News 16: Obama v Romney – the Final Presidential Debate

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Oct 15, 2012 by CornFlu

Video by Marshall J. Baumgartner and Scott Hughes.
The Gitmos Great Seal artwork by Todd N. Kennedy
Tell us why or why not you plan to vote!

Why vote?
When there’s no one worth voting for
Why vote?
Every politician is a whore
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“That Personally Irresponsible 47%” by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
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Sept. 29, 2012

Only 51.3% of the voter age American population came out to vote in the infamous 2000 George W. Bush/Gore “chad” presidential election. According to the wisdom of 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, 47% of Americans who pay no income tax will vote for Obama because Democratic candidates attract voters who believe they are “entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

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Syria, the story thus far + How many voters does it take to change a light bulb? by William Blum

by William Blum
Featured Writer
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www.killinghope.org
October 3, 2012

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Syria, the story thus far

“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

The Secretary of State was referring to the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya September 11 that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans. US intelligence agencies have now stated that the attackers had ties to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.2

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Chris Hedges: We Have Undergone A Corporate Coup D’état In Slow Motion

Save democracy fight corporate fascism

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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October 3, 2012

Oct 2, 2012 by

Chris Hedges: The system has not been able to respond in a rational way, the way the Roosevelt administration responded rationally through the New Deal. And because of that, we’re in deep, deep trouble. So I think all of our hope now has to be invested in acts of civil disobedience. Continue reading

Barack to Mitt: Corporations Run the Economy by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Sept. 27, 2012

Here is an open letter that Barack Obama should write to Mitt Romney – pronto!

Dear Mr. Romney:

Not a day goes by without you blaming me for every slumping or stagnant economic indicator. Unemployment, increases in the number of food stamp recipients, government borrowing, and spending, home foreclosures, economic uncertainty for businesses, trade deficits – you name it. Only for droughts and hurricanes have you absolved me from responsibility. Continue reading

How Do You Take Your Poison? by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Wake Up: Reject the Two-Party Plutocracy by Joel S. Hirschhorn + Gary Johnson: Let’s End The Growing Police State

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Featured Writer
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www.foavc.org
September 21, 2012

Here we go again.  Millions of Americans will soon vote for either the Republican or Democratic presidential candidate not because they deeply believe that he is absolutely the best possible president the country needs and can have.  No, they will know that they are compromising and choosing the lesser of two evils, mainly because most people know that both major parties and their candidates stink.  The lesser evil is still a loser.

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Not A Gaffe, But The Real Romney by Ralph Nader + Whose Taxes Would Mitt Romney Raise?

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Sept. 20, 2012

The future of American elections

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There was something missing from the release of a tape showing Mitt Romney pandering to fat cats in Boca Raton, Florida with these very inflammatory words: “There are 47 percent who are with him, (Obama) who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. These are people who pay no income tax.” Romney said his job “is not to worry about those people.”

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Lance Selfa: What do socialists say about Election 2012?

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Interview with Lance Selfa
SocialistWorker.org
Sept. 5, 2012

Everyone–the media commentators, leaders of the two parties, liberal supporters of the Democrats and conservative supporters of the Republicans–are saying that the 2012 presidential election offers a clear choice between two fundamentally different political visions. So why doesn’t it seem that way most of the time? Lance Selfa, author of The Democrats: A Critical History, explains why in this interview with SocialistWorker.org.

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After Dempsey Warning, Israel May Curb War Threat by Jim Lobe and Gareth Porter + Israeli Defence Minister Rumoured Cooling on Attacking Iran

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Updated: Sept. 10, 2012 added a video report

by Jim Lobe and Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
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crossposted at ISP
Sept. 5, 2012

President Barack Obama’s explicit warning that he will not accept a unilateral Israeli attack against Iran may force Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step back from his ostensible threat of war.

Netanyahu had hoped that the Obama administration could be put under domestic political pressure during the election campaign to shift its policy on Iran to the much more confrontational stance that Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak have been demanding.

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Daughter of Billionaire GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Pushes Democracy Now! Staff, Seizes Camera at RNC + Matt Taibbi: The Secret to Mitt Romney’s Fortune? Greed, Debt and Forcing Others to Foot the Bill

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Sheldon Adelson - Attacking the White House

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Aug 30, 2012 by

DemocracyNow.org – When Democracy Now! senior producer Mike Burke attempted to interview billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson inside the Republican National Convention, a woman identified as Adelson’s daughter grabbed our video camera, tried to take it into a private suite and then threw the camera to the ground. Continue reading