Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
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OPINION AND INFORMATION

>>>CANADA<<<



>>>>HEADLINES ACROSS CANADA
<http://www.cbc.ca/bc/>CBCRritish <http://www.cbc.ca/bc/>Columbia »<http://www.cbc.ca/calgary/>Calgary <http://www.cbc.ca/edmonton/>Edmonton »<http://www.cbc.ca/sask/>Saskatchewan» <http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/>Manitoba» <http://www.cbc.ca/thunderbay/>Thunder Bay» <http://www.cbc.ca/sudbury/>Sudbury » <http://www.cbc.ca/windsor/>Windsor » <http://www.cbc.ca/kitchener-waterloo/>Kitchener-Waterloo <http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/>Hamilton <http://www.cbc.ca/toronto/>Toronto »<http://www.cbc.ca/ottawa/>Ottawa <http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/>Montreal »<http://www.cbc.ca/nb/>New Brunswick <http://www.cbc.ca/pei/>Prince Edward Island <http://www.cbc.ca/ns/>Nova Scotia »<http://www.cbc.ca/nl/>Newfoundland & Labrador

<http://www.cbc.ca/north/>North <http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/>CTV Atlantic <http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/>CTV Montreal <http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/>CTV Ottawa <http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/>CTV Toronto <http://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/>CTV Northern Ontario <http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/>CTV <http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/>Kitchener <http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/>CTV Winnipeg <http://regina.ctvnews.ca/>CTV Regina
<http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/>CTVSaskatoon <http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/>CTV Calgary <http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/>CTV Edmonton <http://bc.ctvnews.ca/>CTV British <http://bc.ctvnews.ca/>Columbia



>>>>CP<<<<
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/nova-scotia-leaders-make-last-pitch-for-votes/>Nova Scotia leaders make last pitch for votes
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/feds-reject-520m-sale-of-mts-allstream/>Feds reject $520M sale of MTS Allstream
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/body-found-after-toronto-apartment-fire/>Body found after Toronto apartment fire
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/edmonton-police-dog-dies-in-line-of-duty/>Stronger law needed to protect police K9s: officer
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/high-risk-offender-may-be-in-albertapolice/>High-risk offender may be in Alberta:police
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/b-c-ag-says-deal-averts-court-hold-ups/>B.C. AG says deal averts court hold ups
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/the-canadian-press-2013-10-07-070009/>The Canadian Press 2013-10-07 <http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/the-canadian-press-2013-10-07-070009/>18:32:07
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/legion-wants-universality-of-care-for-wounded/>Legion wants universality of care for wounded
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/the-canadian-press-2013-10-07-121240/>The Canadian Press 2013-10-07 17:52:33
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/staff-changes-coming-at-national-defence/>Staff changes coming at National Defence

<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/senior-adviser-on-environment-resurfaces/>Senior adviser on environment resurfaces
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/brazil-to-canada-explain-spying-allegation/>Brazil demands spy answers from Canada
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/the-canadian-press-2013-10-07-070008/>Inquest hears police shot veteran in the back
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/maldives-complains-to-harper-about-baird/>Baird allegedly made 'inappropriate and derogatory remarks' to Maldives official
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/aclu-says-atf-blocks-whistleblower-book-on-scandal/>ACLU says ATF blocks whistleblower book on scandal
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/royal-proclamation-marks-250th-anniversary/>Royal Proclamation marks 250th anniversary
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/inquest-hears-staff-shortage-on-day-man-died/>Staff shortage on day man died in ER: Inquest
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/ex-cop-accused-of-trading-info-with-organized-crime/>Ex-cop accused of selling info to biker gangs
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/many-falls-among-seniors-result-in-head-injury/>Many falls among seniors result in head injury
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/spying-allegations-could-cast-cloud/>Spying allegations could cast cloud

<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/paperwork-slows-return-of-two-canadians/>The Canadian Press 2013-10-07 17:06:26
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/mother-of-boy-who-died-of-starvation-testifies/>Mom of starved boy testifies at inquest
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/seaspan-building-10-ships-for-coast-guard/>Seaspan building 10 ships for coast guard
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/tests-show-child-abductor-dangerous-as-teen/>Child abductor dangerous as teen:court
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/pq-announces-four-year-jobs-plan-amid-election-rumours/>PQ announces four-year jobs plan amid election rumours
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/police-appeal-for-witnesses-in-fatal-stabbing/>Police appeal for witnesses in fatal stabbing
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/freight-train-partially-derails-in-brampton/>Freight train partially derails in Brampton
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/leaders-resume-talks-to-end-shale-gas-protest/>Working group aims to end shale gas dispute
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/maldives-complains-to-harper-about-baird/#.UlMSHlAsl8E>Baird allegedly made 'inappropriate and derogatory remarks' to Maldives official
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/newfoundland-ambulance-review-urges-changes/>Newfoundland ambulance review urges changes

<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/ex-ceo-of-development-authority-charged/>EX-CEO of development authority charged
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/thousands-have-private-health-details-stolen/>Thousands have private health details stolen
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/tory-leader-reveals-underwear-of-choice/>Tory leader reveals underwear of choice
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/key-events-related-to-cancelled-gas-plants/>Key events related to cancelled gas plants
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/wynne-defends-bonuses-for-pan-am-execs/>Wynne defends bonuses for Pan Am execs
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/subway-station-robbed-again-in-toronto/>TTC robberies linked to same suspect
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/husband-charged-in-peterborough-area-death/>Husband charged in Peterborough-area death
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/new-sentence-for-woman-in-death-of-foster-child/>New sentence for woman in death of foster child
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/seaspan-building-10-ships-for-coast-guard/#.UlLjm1Asl8E>Seaspan wins $3.3 billion Canadian Coast Guard contract
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/legion-wants-universality-of-care-for-wounded/#.UlLf9lAsl8E>Legion calls Conservative position in defending veterans lawsuit 'reprehensible'

<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/manitobans-souring-on-ndp-government-poll/#.UlLfalAsl8E>Manitobans souring on NDP government: poll
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/report-canada-spies-targeted-brazil-ministry/>Report: Canada spies targeted Brazil ministry
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/un-fact-finder-to-study-aboriginal-concerns/>UN fact-finder to study aboriginal concerns
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/harper-scrubs-sri-lanka-visit/#.UlJ-V1Asl8E>Harper scrubs Sri Lanka visit over human rights violations
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/paperwork-slows-return-of-two-canadians/#.UlJ-olAsl8E>Paperwork slows return of two Canadians
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/report-canada-spies-targeted-brazil-ministry/#.UlJ-K1Asl8E>Report: Canada spies targeted Brazil ministry
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/06/social-media-photos-of-votes-referred-to-rcmp/#.UlKETlAsl8E>Political blogger Parker Donham facing $5000 fine for NS ballot tweet

>>>>CBC<<<<
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/spy-agency-csec-needs-mps-oversight-ex-director-says-1.1928983>Spy agency CSEC needs MPs' oversight, ex-director says
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bob-runciman-2nd-senator-to-post-expenses-online-1.1928828>Bob Runciman 2nd senator to post expenses online
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/harper-s-sri-lankan-boycott-includes-swipe-at-commonwealth-terry-milewski-1.1928342>Harper's Sri Lankan boycott includes swipe at Commonwealth
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/brazil-spying-allegations-elicit-no-comment-from-canada-1.1928147>Brazil summons Canadian ambassador over spying allegations
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton-inmates-file-lawsuit-alleging-abuse-in-max-security-prison-1.1927860>Edmonton inmates file lawsuit alleging abuse in max security prison
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canadian-pot-growers-eyeing-medical-marijuana-free-market-1.1894621>Canadian pot growers eyeing medical marijuana free market
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/tax-evasion-canada-barbados-tax-deal-loopholes-revealed-1.1913228>Tax evasion: Canada-Barbados tax deal loopholes revealed
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/athletes-in-junk-food-ads-send-kids-mixed-messages-1.1913330>Athletes in junk food ads send kids mixed messages
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/couple-incensed-as-air-canada-overbooking-continues-1.1894951>Couple incensed as Air Canada overbooking continues
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mulcair-and-ndp-plan-new-approach-to-pipeline-politics-1.1913189>Mulcair and NDP plan new approach to pipeline politics

>>>>The Tyee<<<<
Big Buzz over Pot for Pain Biz
Investors fired up by Canada's new medical marijuana system, but will users get scorched by premium bud?
<http://goto.thetyee.ca/t?r=1472&c=925773&l=36872&ctl=16E1017:D52C09EA3BD686D94D457B7A51315E3E8F7D795DAFB9E650&>The New Manual for Power Seekers
Susan Delacourt's 'Shopping for Votes' chronicles the turn of Canada's political leaders into panderers.
<http://goto.thetyee.ca/t?r=1472&c=925773&l=36872&ctl=16E1018:D52C09EA3BD686D94D457B7A51315E3E8F7D795DAFB9E650&>Next Oil Sands Threat: Caprock Integrity
Risks of steam-assisted bitumen recovery are too little discussed, experts say.
<http://goto.thetyee.ca/t?r=1472&c=925773&l=36872&ctl=16E1019:D52C09EA3BD686D94D457B7A51315E3E8F7D795DAFB9E650&>Tory Health Minister Panicked About Wrong Drug Crisis
Lost in Conservative clucking over heroin is a serious spike in prescription painkiller deaths.





>>>>Huffington Post<<<<






<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/07/stephen-harper-commonwealth-sri-lanka_n_4055703.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics>Harper Threatens More Than Just A Boycott<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/07/canada-spying-brazil-greenwald_n_4059946.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics>
Greenwald: There's More
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/07/john-baird-maldives-president_n_4059342.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics>Baird Allegedly Made 'Inappropriate, Derogatory Remarks'
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/07/canada-national-defence-renewal-strategy_n_4058846.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics>Big Changes Ahead For Canada's Military
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/07/marc-mayrand-elections-canada-questions_n_4058057.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics>Got A Question For Canada's Chief Electoral Watchdog?
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/07/royal-canadian-legion-conservatives_n_4058152.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics>Legion: Tory Position 'Reprehensible'
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/07/22-minutes-pamela-wallin-al-pacino_n_4059061.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics>WATCH: What If Al Pacino Played Pamela Wallin?<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/07/staking-claim-3_n_4045078.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics&ir=Canada%20Politics>Can He Turn The Tide For These Struggling First Nations?
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/07/seaspan-shipbuilding-contract-33bn-coast-guard_n_4058271.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics&ir=Canada%20Politics>Treasure Ahoy For North Van Shipyard






<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jj-mccullough/parizeau-charter_b_4055777.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics>Media Bites: Opposing Quebec's Values Charter Doesn't Make Parizeau Tolerant
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/stephane-dion/religious-symbols-in-quebec_b_4053502.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics>Political Signs and Religious Symbols: A Dangerous Analogy
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/hon-michael-gravelle/ring-of-fire-development_b_4057457.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics&ir=Canada%20Politics>Developing the Ring of Fire Could Transform the Region
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mitch-wolfe/harper-keystone-xl_b_4055397.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics>"Dirty Harry" Harper Stands Up To Befuddled Obama
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/glen-pearson/back-room-politics-and-michael-ignatieff_b_4054536.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics&ir=Canada%20Politics>The Shady Presence of Politics' Back Room Boys

>>>>Vancouver Observer<<<<
<http://goto.vancouverobserver.com/t?r=1691&c=925796&l=36555&ctl=16E1121:FA392A512116F3B80674271F3BE05226A7FD7569BF658B77&>James Anaya, special UN rapporteur on Indigenous peoples, begins eight-day inquiry in Canada
<http://goto.vancouverobserver.com/t?r=1691&c=925796&l=36555&ctl=16E1122:FA392A512116F3B80674271F3BE05226A7FD7569BF658B77&>Canadian drug safety initiative wins support in campaign to have funding restored
<http://goto.vancouverobserver.com/t?r=1691&c=925796&l=36555&ctl=16E1123:FA392A512116F3B80674271F3BE05226A7FD7569BF658B77&>BC's Natural Gas Minister going to Asia to promote LNG
<http://goto.vancouverobserver.com/t?r=1691&c=925796&l=36555&ctl=16E1124:FA392A512116F3B80674271F3BE05226A7FD7569BF658B77&>Vancouver Observer Restaurant Power Rankings makes its debut
<http://goto.vancouverobserver.com/t?r=1691&c=925796&l=36555&ctl=16E1125:FA392A512116F3B80674271F3BE05226A7FD7569BF658B77&>Too little regulation, too much risk: An argument against the oil sands
<http://goto.vancouverobserver.com/t?r=1691&c=925796&l=36555&ctl=16E1126:FA392A512116F3B80674271F3BE05226A7FD7569BF658B77&>VIFF picks for this Monday and Tuesday: a lavish drama and four documentaries
<http://goto.vancouverobserver.com/t?r=1691&c=925796&l=36555&ctl=16E1127:FA392A512116F3B80674271F3BE05226A7FD7569BF658B77&>Tourism Tofino's October "Get Your Surf On" events, deals, and giveaways
<http://goto.vancouverobserver.com/t?r=1691&c=925796&l=36555&ctl=16E1128:FA392A512116F3B80674271F3BE05226A7FD7569BF658B77&>My Five Faves: Michelle Soucker, The Style Council
<http://goto.vancouverobserver.com/t?r=1691&c=925796&l=36555&ctl=16E1129:FA392A512116F3B80674271F3BE05226A7FD7569BF658B77&>Gravity Dazzles, Parkland recalls the Kennedy assassination





>>>>NATIONAL NEWSWATCH<<<<

<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/pulseofcanada/sould-other-countries-canada-lead-boycotting-sri-lanka-153016541.html>Should other countries follow Canada's lead in boycotting Sri Lanka summit?
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/defence-review-aims-to-redirect-1b-a-year-in-spending-1.1928702>Defence review aims to redirect $1B a year in spending
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/canadian-auto-production-predicted-to-plunge-25-1.1928685>Canadian auto production predicted to plunge 25%




<http://www.hilltimes.com/policy-briefing/2013/10/07/new-health-minister-ambrose-seen-as-a-%E2%80%98fixer%E2%80%99-%E2%80%A8/36178>New Health Minister Ambrose seen as a 'fixer' <http://www.canada.com/entertainment/pares+front+line+jobs/9004176/story.html>
DND pares front-line jobs
<http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/06/alberta-superstore-workers-hit-picket-lines>Alberta Superstore workers hit picket lines
<http://www.canada.com/news/national/calls+government+cronyism/9004040/story.html>NDP calls for an end to government cronyism
<http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/10/06/long-forgotten-political-prisoners-included-among-1610-canadians-currently-imprisoned-abroad/>Long-forgotten political prisoners included among 1,610 Canadians currently imprisoned abroad
<http://www.hilltimes.com/news/news/2013/10/07/paradis-recounts-first-few-hours-of-devastation-in-lac-m%C3%A9gantic/36202>Paradis recounts first few hours of devastation in Lac-Mégantic
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canadian-pot-growers-eyeing-medical-marijuana-free-market-1.1894621>Canadian pot growers eyeing medical marijuana free market

<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/idle-no-more-prepares-for-day-of-action-1.1913429>Idle No More prepares for day of action
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/paperwork-slows-return-of-two-canadians/#.UlJ-olAsl8E>Paperwork slows return of two Canadians
<http://www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2013/10/06-ndp.aspx>Cimino wins NDP nod, but divisions remain
<http://www.canada.com/business/Cities+Harper+housing+help/9005439/story.html>Cities ask Harper for housing help
<http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/first-nations-issues-would-be-top-priority-for-an-ndp-government-mulcair-says/article14716970/>First Nations issues would be top priority for an NDP government, Mulcair says
<http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/10/07/ottawa_willing_to_compromise_on_job_grant_program_after_opposition_from_provinces_businesses.html>Ottawa willing to compromise on job grant program after opposition from provinces, businesses
<http://www.hilltimes.com/news/news/2013/10/07/tories-have-slim-lead-in-ontario-libs-substantial-lead-in-quebec/36199>Tories have slim lead in Ontario, Libs substantial lead in Quebec
<http://www.ipolitics.ca/2013/10/06/harpers-greatest-hits-the-science-of-fundraising/>Harper's Greatest Hits: the science of fundraising
<http://contrarian.ca/2013/10/07/parker-donham-election-outlaw/>The inside story of how I became an Election Outlaw
<http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/04/shutdown-not-a-bad-idea>Shutdown not a bad idea

<http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/why-ottawas-right-to-procrastinate-on-the-values-charter/article14706395/>Why Ottawa's right to procrastinate on the values charter
<http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/06/paying-tribute-to-pierre-trudeau>Paying tribute to Pierre Trudeau
<http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/04/the-son-also-riles>"The son also riles"
<http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/04/double-down-on-conservative-values>Double down on conservative values
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/05/tecumsehs-ghost/>Tecumseh's Ghost
<http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/who-will-be-the-next-tecumseh/article14706358/>Who will be the next Tecumseh?






>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<

>>>>The Globalist <<<<

<http://www.theglobalist.com/u-s-civil-war-continues/>The U.S. Civil War Continues
<http://www.theglobalist.com/boehners-berlusconi-moment/>Boehner's Berlusconi Moment
<http://www.theglobalist.com/rethink-america-exceptionalism/>Rethinking America's Exceptionalism
<http://www.theglobalist.com/hong-kong-unhappy/>Hong Kong is Unhappy
<http://www.theglobalist.com/dont-blame-republicans-americas-destruction/>Don't Blame Republicans America's Destruction
<http://www.theglobalist.com/the-house-of-unrepresentatives-government-shutdown-in-focus/>The House of Unrepresentatives: 20 Facts About Congress In a Shutdown





>>>>The European Union Times<<<<

Ex-NYPD cop questions sister's killing by Capitol police <http://rt.com/usa/capitol-dc-shooting-sister-773/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/woman-with-baby-rams-gates-near-white-house-america-freaks-out/>Woman With Baby Rams Gates Near White House, America Freaks Out
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/04/us-senate-opens-gun-control-debate/>US Senate opens gun control debate
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/obama-blasts-republicans-blames-gop-for-shutdown-during-white-house-address/>Obama blasts Republicans, blames GOP for shutdown during White House address
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/09/cryptic-white-house-message-respect-authority/>Cryptic White House Message: 'Respect Authority'
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/08/obama-says-he-has-decided-us-should-attack-syria/>Obama says he has decided US should attack Syria
Greece, Israel to hold joint aeronautical exercises <http://presstv.com/detail/2013/10/06/327915/greece-israel-to-hold-joint-air-drills/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/05/us-department-of-state-publishes-report-against-greeces-golden-dawn/>US Department of State publishes report against Greece's Golden Dawn
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/11/thousands-of-greek-communists-protest-the-gaza-war-at-israeli-embassy/>Thousands of Greek communists protest the Gaza war at Israeli embassy
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/04/russia-iran-set-to-counter-us-israeli-strike-against-iran/>Russia, Iran set to counter US-Israeli strike against Iran
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2011/07/gaza-freedom-flotilla-stuck-in-greece/>Gaza freedom flotilla stuck in Greece
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/greek-mp-christos-pappas-detained-with-no-evidence/>Greek MP Christos Pappas detained with No Evidence
Greek MP Christos Pappas detained with No Evidence <http://xaameriki.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/christos-pappas-detained-with-no-evidence/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/greek-opposition-meps-released-due-to-lack-of-evidence/>Greek opposition MEPs released due to lack of evidence
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/09/greek-opposition-leader-nikolaos-michaloliakos-arrested/>Greek opposition leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos arrested
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/06/golden-dawn-on-the-verge-of-asserting-athens-municipality/>Golden Dawn On The Verge Of Asserting Athens Municipality
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/05/riot-police-uses-tear-gas-to-stop-greek-party-from-giving-free-food-on-easter/>Riot Police uses tear gas to stop Greek party from giving free food on Easter
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/05/nationalists-gain-seats-in-greek-parliament-for-the-first-time/>Nationalists gain seats in Greek parliament for the first time
Egypt clashes death toll climbs to 51 <http://presstv.com/detail/2013/10/06/327995/death-toll-from-egypt-clashes-hits-51/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/08/egypt-considers-dissolving-muslim-brotherhood/>Egypt considers dissolving Muslim Brotherhood
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/06/2-dead-and-70-injured-in-egypt-new-violent-clashes/>2 dead and 70 injured in Egypt new violent clashes
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2011/11/24-die-in-fresh-new-protests-in-egypt/>24 Die in Fresh New Protests in Egypt
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/09/egypt-court-bans-all-muslim-brotherhood-activities-nationwide/>Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities nationwide
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/09/morsi-to-be-tried-for-incitement-to-murder-and-violence/>Morsi to be tried for 'incitement to murder and violence'
California governor signs law defying cooperation with NDAA indefinite detention <http://rt.com/usa/california-ndaa-ban-law-612/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/pentagon-warns-to-expect-radical-change-in-us-government-soon/>Pentagon Warns To Expect "Radical" Change In US Government Soon
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/09/us-government-restores-indefinite-detention-without-trial/>US government restores indefinite detention without trial
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/07/obama-wins-back-the-right-to-indefinitely-detain-under-ndaa/>Obama wins back the right to indefinitely detain under NDAA
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/05/california-governor-signs-law-funding-seizure-of-legally-purchased-guns/>California governor signs law funding seizure of legally purchased guns
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/06/federal-judge-bans-obama-from-indefinitely-detaining-americans/>Federal judge bans Obama from indefinitely detaining Americans
US forces target Al-Shabaab leader in Somalia, seize Al-Qaeda leader in Libya <http://rt.com/news/navy-seal-raid-somalia-790/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/09/nairobi-mall-siege-200-hostages-freed-military-in-control-of-building/>Nairobi mall siege: 200 hostages freed, military 'in control' of building
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/12/us-deploying-troops-to-35-african-countries/>US deploying troops to 35 African countries
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/09/obama-turns-against-the-muslim-brotherhood-after-us-ambassador-dies-in-libya/>Obama Turns Against The Muslim Brotherhood After US Ambassador Dies in Libya
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/02/30-kenyan-civilians-killed-on-somali-border/>30 Kenyan civilians killed on Somali border
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/01/us-troops-waltzing-into-libya-while-setting-up-iran/>US troops waltzing into Libya while setting up Iran
Thousands of communists stage anti-austerity demo in Greek capital <http://presstv.com/detail/2013/10/05/327785/1000s-hold-antiausterity-demo-in-athens/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/11/thousands-of-greek-communists-protest-the-gaza-war-at-israeli-embassy/>Thousands of Greek communists protest the Gaza war at Israeli embassy
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/greece-israel-to-hold-joint-aeronautical-exercises/>Greece, Israel to hold joint aeronautical exercises
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/greek-mp-christos-pappas-detained-with-no-evidence/>Greek MP Christos Pappas detained with No Evidence
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/greek-bishop-pavlos-of-glyfada-they-have-jailed-the-victims-instead-of-the-abusers/>Greek Bishop Pavlos of Glyfada: "They Have Jailed the Victims instead of the Abusers"
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/greek-opposition-meps-released-due-to-lack-of-evidence/>Greek opposition MEPs released due to lack of evidence
Pentagon Warns To Expect "Radical" Change In US Government Soon <http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1711.htm>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/california-governor-signs-law-defying-cooperation-with-ndaa-indefinite-detention/>California governor signs law defying cooperation with NDAA indefinite detention
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/03/feinstein-its-legal-to-hunt-humans-in-the-us/>Feinstein: It's Legal to Hunt Humans In the US
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/12/rand-paul-slams-ndaa-as-bill-passes-us-senate/>Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/12/ndaa-2013-indefinite-detention-without-trial-is-back/>NDAA 2013 – Indefinite detention without trial is back
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/12/supreme-court-asked-to-strike-down-ndaas-indefinite-detention-clause/>Supreme Court asked to strike down NDAA's indefinite detention clause
Kerry: Prolonged political crisis to weaken US <http://presstv.com/detail/2013/10/05/327703/kerry-political-crisis-to-weaken-us/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/us-treasury-default-would-be-catastrophic/>US Treasury: Default would be 'catastrophic'
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/asia-europe-markets-fall-over-possible-us-shutdown/>Asia, Europe markets fall over possible US shutdown
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/white-house-orders-government-agencies-to-begin-shutting-down/>White House orders government agencies to begin shutting down
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/obama-blasts-republicans-blames-gop-for-shutdown-during-white-house-address/>Obama blasts Republicans, blames GOP for shutdown during White House address
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/09/us-stocks-drop-amid-fears-of-government-shutdown/>US stocks drop amid fears of government shutdown
One more Fukushima cooling tank pollutes Pacific <http://rt.com/news/fukushima-nuclear-leak-japan-664/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/04/radioactive-water-spills-from-fukushima-nuclear-plant-into-ocean/>Radioactive water spills from Fukushima nuclear plant into ocean
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/08/radioactive-water-overruns-fukushima-barrier-tepco/>Radioactive water overruns Fukushima barrier – TEPCO
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/08/fukushima-pacific-ocean-poisoned-millions-at-risk/>Fukushima: Pacific Ocean poisoned, millions at risk?
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/07/japans-fukushima-operator-confirms-nuclear-reactors-leaking-to-ocean/>Japan's Fukushima operator confirms nuclear reactors 'leaking to ocean'
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/09/new-radioactive-hotspots-suggest-more-leaks-at-fukushima/>New radioactive hotspots suggest more leaks at Fukushima





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Interventions Watch
When was the last time someone pointed out that, contrary to the pervasive propaganda, most of the fighters in Afghanistan are not actually Taliban monsters. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_AgYm55adMl0H_2FQIrPJ97YFB3k5sLWKalsFjTV7voQic4Xz2js66VY80EojCI-JB4r8hzwZqr7u9lOMiGs02mOkD2yaFtiT5q3ACeXRCN2ECDS4DDIR_MpYNclNITnEQtRfMET2v8vCnCKfV22GiqiICCUqbnZ60=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36447.htm
Not Another Year in Afghanistan
There are almost twice as many U.S. troops in Afghanistan now as when Barack Obama became president.
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_BSOz5kgMIHIqH8nh9fbDAPuQjiGh1E_kjF5uyVysgbIwJ9RDnWBYYvHxH06-GnOws-4z4QUDoGiA3K8Gwm2oHzMAaIkiaoOqUQlWmyNLYtDl4N8MCp3xJKXxqP_3ihYmcPhFUKApmSc36gZs3DxoQycNnVIs453BaRill3Cv8JQR_Ou0O50k_edia05bIFwG4=>http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8649
Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai Says Nato Caused 'Great Suffering'
"The return of the Taliban will not undermine progress. This country needs to have peace."
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_Bb8On7TQg_6MdokAKSYly3_YfJN2mNMZkc8FshkO1it8BuM-S3QZ8PZgImg7AR9lway6w9th5pracGeaIdwxx-IgqKcWObzlTbiqtEAr70UNXSaiDF7fuaCvks7fy2fhyaOiGia4Faqh46cM3RW2WRng4PgVwK9zQ=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36454.htm
Just Who Has Been Killing Iran's Nuclear Scientists?
The timing of the latest shot in a covert war invites questions about the role of proxies.
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CXfUFb5HK0p-7qE5-KceC83FI_LbjlQKWO2pdrAIvZa6tWVmjRU4UBHgQXkNfiqLWKHbOuQwU7_j7RyJ3fOWk19gora068ds_y2ep_CSkyJkOunf-7ZSMiBL54-2rJWQmNEWIKZPNafSpoIRAvRcsjEqtBxg2wv-o=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36455.htm
The Idiot Savant Speaks: Kerry Insists Latest US Raid In Libya Is 'Legal', And Will 'Do It Again'
We should ask: would a Russian raid on Qatar be justified due to Qatar's own open support of imported terrorist armies in Syria?
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_C23sm_xn5TXM4FkFtfm0ZbmyWxCcCE6OOKlq7urbzctCIn7l4H0zEGh88xFgtOcBa-xGxw-NLDcXkOXoYHgnzPvVSnvmJGSY_PnOGqMDTqr_IhV9L9BEJyTlwxr5DOdblEpoQLbqcdovn4sprkWOmerugn7j5_bh4=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36446.htm

"Abuses of Reality." American Exceptionalism And The Obama Doctrine
The outrage Americans adopt when Russia invades Afghanistan or Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait. But the secular religion bars us from seeing ourselves through a similar lens. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_D-vqNSuksh0QPAiWlmuaUCa4Eyf_mVz7BZ4O30Y78Lmw8u4NJRdz22UyvpBal-yXJLJNtHtLyvxYI8ficOugbuW-l3jMEtcz3kGTulNIETg7Hy2qEtcK18x-lyEfJnZ6X3hTaRTQK1LKMPiLUHBkyd9naMEg5FN38=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36444.htm
Fake BBC Video
Irrefutable evidence of a stunning bit of fakery by the BBC. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_AdTLnIC_2OD1dsgXC8w3CMfHlmHqPdiQtjkyTCQnBJBdTEuMzS89U5oOx468vx_w43bhngiJyThn_Pnhhpbpb_pCr4nB-HQ-11vWdK5hry5ccNdXaI-FjcE9Z9pgqjIMVyU0VqENHf2c2gWZdrLckvM6QBsaiEwak=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36448.htm
The West Has Supported al-Qaeda For The Past Ten Years Interview With President al-Assad
"If they were to lay down their weapons and return to normal life, it would be possible to talk to such people"
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_DdfkXRc4-Y4gRFqZoGkJMgfUFHzZVcAp6dYlinhXnvX1Eb0VMgeXSR9yLsMKhdPgH5XRrNBQHSlv7YqmMg_uR25LyCaolIzTerrxgXC_iyF5dkYgzD2nOLK-pabn_XHjg5n3tng_w9KwVltyp2mRQGcc8jj4K1Pac=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36449.htm
The Future of the Free Syrian Army Video
Discussion between colonel Abdel-Hamid Zakaria; Free Syrian Army; Fawaz Gerges, a professor of Middle East Politics; and Robert Fisk.
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_DpjpgsDGHJJrbbzdztvHUJ4MqW6IBDrxKYkP2n2h9hmqM_CeWUIuKlZnADL6hiZvLNg_A1fBrStalYlhDdYbKb_j0qGDgNQiws5sNay8HKI81g0YYj8-DAqYacGnJ6wqUIskkTOO6FO5c2AHFoMxqS82W_VuUPgx4=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36458.htm
The Pseudo-War on Terror How the US Has Protected Some of Its Enemies
More and more, it is becoming common to say that America, like Turkey before it, now has what Marc Ambinder and John Tirman have called a deep state behind the public one. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_Dgn9kfhDpUAY19cPSBAuk9o7Qpt_KdiGkw22GDIM9nET8hGqgOF3eHUKvytSLmZPYPq2OowEElazsPJ6n1n7_rSu2UvgP6OZqObXAsIFQyqN_2XVtCDWSP4B5LpOUXuPH_qHLCRpobamqjqNpjD5EKBhKEdX6vXWI=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36452.htm

America In Search Of Navigational Change
"We, as Americans, need to ask ourselves what all this is about? Why is our government so provocative toward Islam , Russia , China , Iran ? "
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_Cv32H20VMTP2WliDUIFKQ4FXBxUV_ZuhqPxwzQlTto9TzwMigjK3uIw19MSnqZ71NYVotvgM8LS5xDXioaCvTb5kMrhHaRuYmevqDtfFoM03M6ZLuPzlVFpOVDvRXCjJTxJTqmq0pqq1i2vPaDp7AsuxOj7K5jfdc=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36460.htm
At the UN, a Latin American Rebellion
Latin American leaders are reclaiming a right to differentiate their views from Washington's-and refusing to render it diplomatic tribute.
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_A3VE33JTgEC1565aZ8XAgpE7z8i2WXPoKLWyISWvIiAj7nBlGiEprsmxPASd0RHpOrr-ud5nHaPCpjp7BBY_POur5_06VEcCLPSci8aJjyuW6C5iEsGWbxRnRdqOaJCOV5lEywGmWZ4GZ0asiN5gqxfPIwzOkFXxY=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36456.htm
The Radical Christian Right and the War on Government
Shutdown is part of Christian fascist agenda. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_DWnqcXSxJX8yAtf6WgvbfCwZwbZFVj4xE6xR-TrPx7jeIC352dEd5bYq66KtU5JWuL2uJ4DqtuNHGGLAjmjZFW3ReVOcgwEURp1FGPZ8sDuEBcJ8D6py3lS_mUNThWZ_4YxIa9Xy68boQYTm9J7F1MKIS0sZ9zyVo=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36445.htm
Is The Federal Government A Drug-Induced Hallucination?
Everything useful is shut down. Everything deadly is up and running. And a gang of truckers is on its way to DC to shut down the government.
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CFnIr5P90OVGB06T-5nbw2ADGWbV8uBwM27DMlUiCODt0BGLJqNkpUkVnujXdTjuAVB1zle2uzDF_fo06eyWytu-NpgCKr86Gf0GgA7yqGgV4wS8hJNwHu6p70mTmFpQI-msaS43QF0sGUN1-wWyJ3AqYfQZ81ps0=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36459.htm
Happy Birthday Lynne Stewart

America's true face. It's ruthless. It's merciless. It's heartless. It's inhumane.
Lynne's one of thousands of political prisoners languishing in America's gulag. It's the shame of the nation.
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_AjdBdDCMg9iE2yITTH2Zc8AOiDRSBo40SFCMIcUxF8sxB1tsCPYPj6ITrxq_wW7af3bi4WASf-lXxX_1sIw-Qdx06bqjsvzlvva0CQwsC6MY9LUawKhXypc7d-48ykYHeyov4CNPvAc6FvipPS2bwxFgZtcK57GJM=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36451.htm
America's Police are Looking More and More Like the Military
A Defense Department program transfers military-grade weapons and vehicles to local law enforcement. It's the last thing we need.
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CvkQ7CFrcQUhkJkZ0VyAMCB_lzDxy-nB_nms8SLcYv8-aVQso-GNDdBVPF_0-hNoxgLbdb5Lnn5bDjvVTJYhlrlYvqTDH7a0pR_0Rwt4sqowej8xIMQhhXUTUVZnZq20CuSMiwqicU2T9RsVxcfnZ_ryqaJ1SG3f4=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36457.htm
Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?
Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. - Somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. The question is, why? <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CVFiEgF7LjbEV9Xn2MG92v2t4EezkcVSwRBmaZC2WEC7WTIyU7HO5cgxTOM_LCNr7C7UYiBfivGz0CqsaTN1qejtgGiU17wGkrFpBfurhq4bTjFyt-8RyiaZralTKS8o088MPmT3DrRxrF5BNDueoEFFovgmvOCtI=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36450.htm
5 Depressing Ways That 1%'s Huge Profits Have Broken the Back of America
The American middle class is broken, and poverty is spreading. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_B3QaWcSwBHdh1od0_xY7WM9S6QDM_ZCBGiC9vLj-ZCphrhkAMreabWjWulIlEqUWs5YEOEpFLNnuDx4MHP1Z77_hT7rAkfgqgbk6a6IwamAww9KY2U22QgBWHwlLW5FBKXH8Chs4jBkT534aGg4bE9H0MJhxkxjLs=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36453.htm
In public relations exercise
Libya demands explanation for 'kidnapping' of citizen by US forces:
Liby's son Abdullah insisted Libyan forces were involved. Appearing on Tripoli's Nabir TV station, he said: "The people who took my father were Libyan, not Americans - they spoke with Tripoli accents. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm

Libya troops occupy PM office to demand pay: TV:
The channel said the soldiers had been protesting against the "non-payment of their salaries for months."
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
In prison with al-Shabab: What drives Somali militants?:
After a year locked up in Uganda with self-confessed Islamist militants, a Kenyan human rights lawyer is able to give clues as to what drove those behind Kenya's deadly mall siege <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
Syria peace talks agreed for mid-November - Lavrov?:
"We support holding this conference in mid-November," Lavrov said on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. "Today we have agreed on measures to ensure that both the [Syrian] government and the opposition attend the conference."
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
US gives credit to Assad for honouring deal:
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can take "credit" for moving quickly to eliminate his regime's chemical arms, the United States said yesterday, as disarmament experts said Damascus was being "cooperative". <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
Iran calls for new offer from P5+1 before talks:
World powers negotiating with Tehran over its disputed nuclear program must come up with new proposals before talks in Geneva on Oct. 15-16, Iran's foreign minister said. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm

Iran FM says Israel seeking to 'deceive' world to avert nuclear deal:
Zarif said in an interview that aired on Sunday that it was "audacious" of Israel - a country with "a clandestine nuclear weapons program" and only one of three states that had refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - to accuse Iran of weaponizing its program.
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
NATO air strike killed five Afghan civilians:
Afghan President Hamid Karzai criticized his NATO allies on Sunday over an air strike in the country's east that he said killed five civilians, including three children. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
Four US soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan:
Four U.S. soldiers were killed in an attack in southern Afghanistan on defense officials said Sunday. Also in southern Afghanistan, a security guard shot a soldier dead in a separate incident, Reuters reported. It wasn't clear what nationalities of the guard and the soldier were.
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
Warlords and politicians rush to register for Afghanistan presidential election:
Nominations for Afghanistan's presidential elections closed on Sunday with a flurry of last minute applications, dire predictions of rigging and a host of familiar faces vying for office <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
Francis Boyle: The Illegality and Evil of the War on Afganistan:
I want to start out with my basic thesis that the Bush administration's war against Afghanistan cannot be justified on the facts or the law. It is clearly illegal. It constitutes armed aggression. It is creating a humanitarian catastrophe for the people of Afghanistan.
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Canadian spy agency 'dissected' Brazilian Energy Ministry:
Canada, as well as the US, infiltrated and spied on the Brazilian Energy Ministry, a new leak by Edward Snowden has revealed. The leaked documents show how the data gleaned through espionage was shared with international spy network the 'Five Eyes.'
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How a Telecom Helped the Government Spy on Me: Op-Ed:
In 2004, my telephone records as well as those of another New York Times reporter and two reporters from the Washington Post, were obtained by federal agents assigned to investigate a leak of classified information. What happened next says a lot about what happens when the government's privacy protections collide with the day-to-day realities of global surveillance. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
The NSA Is Watching Your Online Dating Profile:
Corporations and the government absorbing data from dating sites in order to reveal the real you:. When you log in with a username and password to sites like Gmail, Amazon or OKCupid, your behavior can be linked to your real name or email address
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
UN rights expert deplores US torture of prisoner's :
A U.N. human rights expert on torture urged U.S. authorities Monday to end four decades of solitary confinement for a former Black Panther convicted of murdering a Louisiana prison guard. U.N. special rapporteur Juan Mendez said the indefinite solitary confinement imposed on Albert Woodfox "clearly amounts to torture." <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
Tea party hero Ben Carson: Marriage equality jeopardizes 'everything else in the Bible':
Conservative neurosurgeon Ben Carson said last week that supporters of equal marriage rights for LGBT people were "directly attacking the relationship between God and his people" and could endanger "everything else in the Bible." <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm

Pharmaceutical firms paid to attend meetings of panel that advises FDA:
A scientific panel that shaped the federal government's policy for testing the safety and effectiveness of painkillers was funded by major pharmaceutical companies that paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the chance to affect the thinking of the Food and Drug Administration, according to hundreds of e-mails obtained by a public records request. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
New Terminator-style 'bots can self-assemble, leap, climb and SWARM: Video -
Creepy, limbless - MIT roboticists flywheel paves way for tiny, cube-shaped overlords
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
'Israel doesn't have veto powers over Iran issue':
Western diplomat involved in nuclear talks makes it clear: Israel's concerns taken seriously, but Netanyahu is out-of-step with other nations
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Winter Olympics in Sochi:
Investigation uncovers FSB surveillance system - branded 'Prism on steroids' - to listen to all athletes and visitors
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001AEWwGanHD_CIL7N-yJoq34IiIW92gyXv32yjRzmj2upSNVeWcOPcoyuBLLDeW-Nq6V_BSBpU8oceMylyqzarKZBvbeeS9iWkfS49gcyIqKzF1SzjB57teckayswjAqsBZiRjIyvle6DRYCC-cP1J8Nm1xwsV1oFH>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/oct-07-2013.htm
Japan PM Seeks Overseas Help on Fukushima Leak:
"My country needs your knowledge and expertise," he said.
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NO LONGER GOVERNMENT POLICY

"You can go into this action feeling assured of this, and as the head of the government I give you this assurance: That you need not fear that the government and the country will fail to show just appreciation of your service to the country and Empire in what you are about to do and what you have already done.

"The government and the country will consider it their first duty to see that a proper appreciation of your effort and of your courage is brought to the notice of people at home… that no man, whether he goes back or whether he remains in Flanders, will have just cause to reproach the government for having broken faith with the men who won and the men who died."

Prime Minister Borden,
Just before the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/legion-wants-universality-of-care-for-wounded/#.UlOUCFCTiT5>http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/07/legion-wants-universality-of-care-for-wounded/#.UlOUCFCTiT5

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: restore funding to Vets

Sign the petition: Restore funding to veterans' benefits


Canada's veterans' benefits are in jeopardy. For Nov 11, show that Canada cares about its veterans.

<http://petition.liberal.ca/veterans-deserve-better/>http://petition.liberal.ca/veterans-deserve-better/

Joe--I doubt that the Liberals would do anything different but at least signing this will show the CPC that we don't want our Veterans depleted of the little help they already get.
Becky
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Subject: more on the Veterans

Injured veterans challenging cuts to compensation, benefits get green light from courts
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Injured+veterarns+challenging+cuts+compensation+benefits+green+light+from+courts/8889390/story.html

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From: "Michael Murton"
Subject: RE: One of the best emails I ever read!!!!<><>READ THIS, IT'S THAT GOOD!

Joe, that was magnificent. Thank you so much.

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From: Peggy Merritt
Subject: wonderful story

Hi Joe: Thanks for the lovely story. It is great to see that human nature can sometimes have a such a positive effect I have been concerned about the lack of reporting in the media about the Canada Games. This event that took place in Sherbrooke Quebec in early August. Over 3,000 young men and women competed for medals.... they came from every area of Canada. Not only were these competitors competing in Quebec but they had to qualify in their individual provinces to be part of this competition. Thus many more than 3,000 are involved across Canada. I was personally interested because one of my grand daughters was competing. So I watched and checked both the TV and Press media for some coverage of this event. Guess what NOTHING! except of small coverage on TSN. I am upset because as we know from recent news reports about the organizations in charge of these games tend to get overpriced and lose sight of the reason they exist.... The athletes.
Many athletes usually finance their training and give many hours to improve their performance. I am also concerned about the obesity among our younger population and the lack of emphasis of physical education in our school programs. The motto of the games was "Unity through Sport' This is such a positive story. Question Why are such events ignored by the media? Just wondering. Thanks for opportunity to air my issue Peggy Merritt

They don't sell papers - which is the aim of the game .
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From: "Glenn Harewood"
Subject: Joe: have you seen this site: www.Globalresearch.ca

Joe:
A good summary of Corporate abuse.
<http://www.globalresearch.ca/corporate-child-abuse-the-unseen-global-epidemic/5352919>Corporate Child Abuse: The Unseen Global epidemic

Cheers,
Glenn H

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Does anyone believe this garbage???

Car-tracking device could lower premiums, insurers claim
Insurers tout gadget that monitors braking, acceleration and distance travelled
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/car-tracking-device-could-lower-premiums-insurers-claim-1.1364666

Joe--this is all over the radio today. Most people commenting do not buy this garbage. This is just another way to monitor our activities. They do that with the internet and telephones and now they want to do it with our vehicles. Sadly the rates will go nowhere but up.
Becky

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From: "Sandra Finley"
Subject: FW: Tell the World Food Prize Foundation not to reward Monsanto and bee-killer Syngenta's outrageous practices

Friends,

In an obscene development, a Monsanto executive is winning this year's 'Nobel Prize of agriculture' -- the prestigious World Food Prize -- for creating GMOs. Receiving it legitimizes the sort of rampant genetic modification Monsanto pioneered, and helps validate a ruthless business model that impoverishes farmers and monopolizes our food. If that wasn't baffling enough, the founder of Syngenta, the same biotech giant joining Bayer in suing Europe to keep selling bee-killing pesticides, will also win the prize. The ceremony is in less than two weeks, so we need to act now.

Please join me in tell the World Food Prize Foundation not to reward Monsanto and bee-killer Syngenta's outrageous practices.
<http://action.sumofus.org/a/world-food-prize-monsanto-syngenta/?sub=mtl>http://action.sumofus.org/a/world-food-prize-monsanto-syngenta/?sub=mtl

Thank you.

D'Arcy Hande
Box 32040, Erindale P.O.
Saskatoon, SK S7S 1N8

Mahatma Ghandi once wrote that there are seven sins in the world: wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; commerce without morality; science without humanity; worship without sacrifice; and politics without principle.

To take a more direct approach: E-MAIL: wfp@worldfoodprize.org or OnSite : <http://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/contact/contact/>http://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/contact/contact/
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From: John Duddy
Subject: Search Engine Manipulation. Google and YouTube Suppress Controversial 9/11 Truth? | Global Research
To: Prime Minister/Premier Ministre <pm@pm.gc.ca>,

Greetings from Calgary, Canada, where half the population suspect we were lied to.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/search-engine-manipulation-google-and-youtube-suppress-911-truth/5352982

And Alberta politicians self-censor by their silence. John Duddy. Calgary Centre. Calgary Buffalo.

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From: "Sandra Finley" <sabest1@sasktel.net>
Subject: Spying BY Canada (today's news) & military expansion IN Canada

Since I was charged, I have not doubted that the court battle, essentially against the very corrupt Lockheed Martin, had to be fought. More grist for the mill:

Today's revelations:
<http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=10548>Brazil is tip of the iceberg on Canadian spying, U.S. journalist says, Globe & Mail

Yesterday from the UK:
<http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=10554>(UK) Cabinet was told nothing about GCHQ spying programmes, says Chris Huhne. Ex-minister says he was in 'utter ignorance' of Prism and Tempora. The Guardian

<http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=10563>Canada's elite soldiers expropriate to expand CFB Trenton, Maclean's Magazine
(With a note by me about the bogus justification given by the Member-of-Parliament – it's jobs and economic development, don't you know!)

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: radiation from Japan???

"Alarming" mass die-off of starfish in areas along Canada's Pacific coast — "They've disintegrated, now there's just goo left" — "Appeared to melt" — "Single arms clinging to rock faces, tube feet still moving" — Similar reports as far away as California (VIDEO)
http://enenews.com/alarming-epidemic-mass-die-off-of-starfish-on-canadas-pacific-coast-theyve-disintegrated-now-theres-just-goo-left-appeared-to-melt-arms-just-detach-single-arms-clingi

Has government monitoring shown any reason to be alarmed?
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From: MAHMOOD ELAHI
To: publicaffairs@glendon.yorku.ca
Subject: Clinton's tax-hike balanced the budget, Bush's tax-cut bankrupted America and a wealth tax on serially tax-dodging Italians can solve Italy's debt crisis.

Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 20:09:01 -0400

Editorial Page Editor
The Toronto Star

Copy to: Dr. Alex Himelfarb, Director, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs (please forward).

Clinton's tax-hike balanced the budget, Bush's tax-cut bankrupted America and a wealth tax on serially tax-dodging Italians can solve Italy's debt crisis

In their joint October 6 Op-Ed: "A distorted tax discussion," Alex and Jordan Himelfarb are absolutely right when they say: "Politically, tax cuts were treated as a free good -- with little discussion of what public services would be lost and at what cost. We still get promises of tax cuts as though they will magically pay for themselves or will simply require greater efficiencies and less waste. Yet numbers on waste never never add up and the cuts inevitably lead to eroding public services, rising inequality, environmental deterioration and lost opportunity." In this context, it may be interesting to take a look at how former U.S. President Bill Clinton balanced the budget by raising taxes on wealthy Americans.

When Mr. Clinton entered the White House, his first act was to raise taxes on the rich (earning $250,000 and above per year) to stem a runaway budget deficit left behind by earlier administrations. Clinton's tax-hike on the rich, denounced by Republicans as "a passport to recession," balanced the budget, produced a surplus, lowered the long-term interest rate and triggered the longest economic boom in recent times. His successor, President George W. Bush, squandered the surplus by his staggering $1.67 trillion tax cut, producing a massive $400 billion deficit.

Calling Bush's tax cut a "tax fraud," the Washington Post editorialized on May 26, 2001: "A tax cut that large strips the government of the resources it will need to meet its obligations -- shore up Social Security and Medicare, beef up defence, pay for the rest of the services from highways to Head Start, that the public has rightly come to expect. The benefit of the cut will go mainly to the better-off." Now the United States is facing a financial crunch of epic proportions and only repealing Bush's tax cuts can again the US balance its budget without undermining its crumbling public services. But with tax-cutting Tea Party zealots controlling Republican-dominated House, it may be too much to expect. As such, the United States is condemned to suffer from a terminal debt crisis. In fact, China is now bakrolling America's trillion-dollar budget deficit.

Similarly, Italy is facing a massive debt crisis stemming from terminal tax-dodging by Italians. In 2011, the Associated Press observed: that "easygoing Italians ... rarely think twice about paying under the table for home improvement, dental work, or even a cappuccino." In 2007, the Austrian economist Fredrich Schneider estimated that Italy's shadow economy accounted for more than 22 per cent of GDP. The only EU country with a larger underground economy is Greece.

Hand in hand with the shadow economy comes tax evasion on a massive scale. The wealthy often send their money to tax havens in Switzerland or Luxembourg and Italians planning their weddings often dodge consumption taxes by paying for catering, photographers and flowers in cash. Italy's Economy Ministry noted in 2009 that half of Italy's taxpayers weren't declaring much more than $20,000 in income, and tax returns were showing lawyers earning on average a little more than $60,000. In 2010, according to the BBC, tax evasion cost the government $142 billion.

To counter this serial tax-dodging, an Italian wealth tax would be a game changer. A one-time tax to raise Euro 400 billion, as proposed by the former CEO of UniCredit, Alessandro Profumo, would solve Italy's debt problem, thus helping reverse the broader Euro crisis. Italians are so wealthy, they could afford it. They certainly have no business asking for help from the Germans, who are actually poorer.

Italy's business elites, including the head of Confindustria, the business lobby, have reacted surprisingly well to Mr. Profumo's idea. Part of the reason is that Italians are effectively suffering a wealth tax as a result of plunging domestic stock and bond markets. So getting the agony over with has some appeal to Italy's wealthy. The Euro 400 billion that Mr. Profumo propose's would cut national debt from 120 per cent of GDP to below 100 per cent. That would change market psychology. Equity and bond prices might rebound -- meaning that investors could gain more on the market swings than they lost on the tax roundabout.

What's more, Italians are rich enough to bail out their own government. The Bank of Italy data show net wealth was Euro 8.6 trillion, or 566 per cent of GDP, in 2009 -- more than Germany's Euro 6.1 trillion or 246 per cent of GDP, in 2008. Even if a wealth tax focused only on the richest people, a tax of 10 per cent, collected over a few years, should do the trick.

Mr. Profumo hasn't just pushed the tax idea, he has offered to enter politics to implement it as a part of a coalition government. With Italy's former tax-dodging Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi out of power, time has arrived to bring Alessandro Profumo in the government and seriously pursue his wealth tax.

MAHMOOD ELAHI
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