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Obama’s Wars, Ver. 2 | Counterpunch

by MEDEA BENJAMIN Foreign policy played a minor role in a presidential election that focused on jobs, jobs, jobs. But like it or not, the United States is part of a global community in turmoil, and U.S. policies often help fuel that turmoil. The peace movement, decimated during the first Obama term because so many people were unwilling to be ...

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Advocates lobby for nonbinding questions on social spending, campaign finance | The Boston Globe

Questions on austerity, political ads nonbinding After months of campaign ads, debates, and political back-and-forth, voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide whom to send to Washington. But in a pair of little-noticed, nonbinding ballot questions, some Massachusetts voters have the opportunity to tell the newly elected officials what they would like them to do when they get ...

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Obama and Romney not that different on national security, foreign policy | McClatchy

By Matthew Schofield | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — After a campaign that’s been about jobs, jobs and more jobs, the next president will be faced with a world full of problems that have little to do with improving the American economy. These are issues that often bear a geographic name: Afghanistan, Benghazi, Iran, Syria, Israel, or with out-thinking and overcoming ...

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Chris Hedges: Why I’m Voting Green | Truthdig

The November election is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It is not a battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It is a battle between the corporate state and us. And if we do not immediately engage in this battle we are finished, as climate scientists have made clear. I will defy corporate power in small and large ...

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Romney’s Cold War Ponzi Scheme | Robert Scheer, Truthdig

Poor President Obama, as Colin Powell pointed out in endorsing him Thursday, clearly holds what should be a winning hand in the war-on-terror game, and yet Mitt Romney and his neocon speechwriters won’t cut him any slack. Suddenly it’s not Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida that matter, but rather the military threat from Red China that is killing us with ...

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DemocracyNow! Hosts Third Party Presidential Debate after Obama/Romney debate | DemocracyNow!

  Just hours after President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney face-off in a secretly negotiated town-hall debate, Democracy Now! breaks the sound barrier by hosting a live two-hour debate between three additional presidential candidates: Jill Stein of the Green Party; Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party; and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party. An invitation was extended to ...

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Green Party Candidates Arrested Outside Presidential Debate | Common Dreams

Presidential candidate Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala barred from attending then arrested   Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein and her vice presidential running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested Tuesday outside the venue at Hofstra Unviersity where President Obama and Republican challeger Mitt Romney later met for their nationally televised debate. According to the Stein-Honkala campaign, the ...

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End Polluter Welfare | Bernie Sanders via Common Dreams

The Big Energy industries (oil, coal and gas) along with their political allies like Mitt Romney are waging war against sustainable energy and the need to transform our energy system and reverse global warming. In many instances they are aided and abetted by the very powerful nuclear power industry. One of their main lines of attack (used repeatedly by Romney ...

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