US IMPERIALISM UPDATE: Global War of Terror Continues Under Obama

2010: U.S. To Wage War Throughout The World

Beginning with the October 7, 2001 missile and bomb attacks on Afghanistan, American combat operations abroad have not ceased for a year, a month, a week or a day in the 21st century.

RAND Corporation Blueprint for Militarized “Stability Police Force”

Outsourcing War: The Rise of Private Military Contractors (PMCs)

Obama’s War for Oil in Colombia

Obama Authorizes Covert Economic War Against Venezuela

Africom – Latest U.S. Bid to Recolonise the Continent

CIA has Distributed 400 Million Dollars Inside Iran to Evoke a Revolution

The USA’s alliance with Iran

Obama Approves $30 Billion Military Aid To Israel Over Next Decade

NBC News Investigation: Toxic water in Iraq

Iraq littered with high levels of nuclear and dioxin contamination, study finds

More than 40 sites across Iraq are contaminated with high levels or radiation and dioxins, with three decades of war and neglect having left environmental ruin in large parts of the country, an official Iraqi study has found.

Areas in and near Iraq’s largest towns and cities, including Najaf, Basra and Falluja, account for around 25% of the contaminated sites, which appear to coincide with communities that have seen increased rates of cancer and birth defects over the past five years. The joint study by the environment, health and science ministries found that scrap metal yards in and around Baghdad and Basra contain high levels of ionising radiation, which is thought to be a legacy of depleted uranium used in munitions during the first Gulf war and since the 2003 invasion.

U.S. Marines end role in Iraq

Ministers WERE told invading Iraq was illegal, Foreign Office law chief tells Chilcot inquiry

Lord Goldsmith: I changed my mind about legality of Iraq war after talks with Bush’s lawyers in Washington

Commander: US to Experience Imminent Military Failure in Region

“The United States’ collapse is evident in economic aspects and in military dimensions too it is on the verge of a collapse, given its failures in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine,” Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani said.

Miqani further cited views of the western theoreticians, and said they also believe the fall-in of the US is for sure and imminent.

US Steps up Drone Attacks, Assassinations in AfPak “Surge”

The Secret US War in Pakistan

At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, “snatch and grabs” of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and outside Pakistan, an investigation by The Nation has found.

Pentagon backtracks after Gates ‘admits’ Blackwater operating in Pakistan

US Finally Admits Blackwater Operating in Pakistan

‘Blackwater, DynCorp Working in Pakistan’: US Considering Giving Pakistan Drones: Gates

The Upcoming Obama Administration – Business as Usual


Obama’s transition: A who’s who of imperialist policy – Global Research 11/19/08

The Agents of Change on Obama’s Transition Team – Mother Jones 11/18/08

The Progressive Transition–Putting Pressure on Obama – The Progressive 11/19/08 

It could be a very short honeymoon for progressives who supported Obama, with all the Clinton Administration officials crowding into the cabinet

Obama Throws No Bones to Progressive Base  – The Progressive 11/19/08

Antiwar groups fear Barack Obama may create hawkish Cabinet – LA Times 11/20/08

This is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama’s White House – Alternet 11/20/08

Key new members of Obama WH staff – Raw Story 11/17/08



Report: Top Obama Transition Staffer Led “Backdoor” Lobbying Campaign For Fannie Mae – TPMuckraker 11/7/08

Ex-CIA Officials Tied to Rendition Program and Faulty Iraq Intel Tapped to Head Obama’s Intelligence Transition Team – Democracy Now! 11/17/08

John Brennan and Jami Miscik, both former intelligence officials under George Tenet, are leading Barack Obama’s review of intelligence agencies and helping make recommendations to the new administration. Brennan has supported warrantless wiretapping and extraordinary rendition, and Miscik was involved with the politicized intelligence alleging weapons of mass destruction in the lead-up to the war on Iraq. We speak with former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman and Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Obama to pick Holder as Attorney General: report (Reuters)  – Yahoo 11/18/08

Lawyer for Chiquita in Colombia Death Squad Case May be Next U.S. Attorney General – Huffington Post via Cryptogon 11/20/08

Will Eric Holder Shift Justice Away From The Bush Model? – TPMuckraker 11/19/08

Mario A. Murillo : Holder, Chaquita and Colombian Death Squads – CounterPunch 11/19/08

NBC: N.Y. Fed’s Timothy Geithner to be tapped for Treasury chief  – USA Today 11/21/08

Arab Americans Should Be Worried About Rahm Emanuel – Alternet 11/20/08

Emanuel’s history and positions give plenty of cause for concern.

The story of how Rahm got rich – Politico 11/19/08

The incoming White House chief of staff’s career as an investment banker was short but sweet.

Obama may consider Summers as Fed chief: Democrat (Reuters)  – Yahoo 11/21/08

Tracy McLellan : Obama’s Crony Democracy: the Return of Tom Daschle – CounterPunch 11/20/08

Obama taps Arizona governor for homeland security: report (Reuters)  – Yahoo 11/20/08



Nader: Obama just more of the same – Raw Story 11/20/08

Obama leaves hawkish hints – Politico 11/20/08

The latest buzz: Obama will go for big, liberal projects on domestic policy and tack right on foreign policy.

Obama’s Heavy Agenda: Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine …  – Global Research 11/20/08

Obama’s “Coalition of the Willing” Against Iran? – Global Research 11/20/08

What the Antiwar Movement Should — and Shouldn’t — Do Now – Alternet 11/18/08

In the wake of Obama’s victory, the antiwar movement must be ready to identify new pressure points or it risks losing credibility and relevance.

Obama advisers: Bush war criminals to walk – Raw Story 11/17/08

Early Test for Obama on Domestic Spying Views – NYTimes 11/17/08

Obama-tied Group wants ‘Dramatic’ Shift in Policy Towards Pakistan – Global Research 11/19/08

George C. Wilson : Perils of Pakistan: Will It Prove to be Obama’s Cambodia? – CounterPunch 11/18/08

Obama Promises “New Chapter” in Climate Leadership  – Alternet 11/21/08

Obama made big promises to the international community, despite turning down an invite to attend the next meeting in Poland.

The Trail of Broken Promises: Why Nothing Will Change Under the Democrats – CounterPunch 10/29/08

Obama might get rid of daylight saving time – Boing Boing 11/21/08

What Obama Should Do for Women – Alternet 11/20/08

From women’s reproductive health worldwide, to child care and equal pay, women activists are ready to speak with Obama about what needs to be done.

Obama calls on Net army to march again – Raw Story 11/20/08

President-elect Barack Obama’s 3 million campaign volunteers got re-enlistment notices this week.
Campaign manager David Plouffe, in a mass e-mail sent Wednesday to former workers, asked how much time they can spare for four missions integral to Obama’s effort to transform his victory into a broader political movement.
The volunteers’ options are, Plouffe wrote:
  • Campaign for progressive state and local candidates  
  • Undertake grassroots local efforts to advance Obama’s agenda  
  • Train others in Obama’s organizing techniques  
  • Focus on local political issues.

Obama’s Choices Show the New Boss is the Same as the Old Boss

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”  – Douglas Adams

Obama’s Foreign Policy: No Sharp Break From Bush – Global Research 11/11/08

The Foreign Policy of an Obama Administration – Global Research 11/12/08

Obama may turn out to be less red in the practice of his presidency than his words and aspirations would imply – BBC 11/5/08

Richard Rhames : Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss – CounterPunch 11/7/08

Obama’s Council on Foreign Relations Crew – Global Research 11/9/08

War in Afghanistan could Doom Obama Presidency – Global Research 11/7/08

Why Iraqis, Afghans, Palestinians, and Others Might Be Nervous About President Obama – Alternet 11/7/08

A Progressive Agenda for Obama – Alternet 11/8/08

Ron Paul Warns of Great Shift Toward Global Government Under Obama – InfoWars via Cryptogon 11/8/08

Obama transition points to more war and repression – Global Research 11/14/08

Obama Meets With New Econ Team — How Populist, How Corporate? – Mother Jones 11/7/08

VIDEO: Obama Supports Interests of Big Business – Global Research 11/6/08

Three Things Obama Should Do First – Alternet 11/6/08

Eight Ways Obama Can Make Change Immediately – Alternet 11/10/08

Obama Pushes for $50 Billion for Automakers, Oversight Czar  – Bloomberg 11/13/08

60 groups ask Obama to revoke Bush secrecy orders – Raw Story 11/12/08

Obama ‘to honour’ missile plans – BBC 11/8/08


Obama to use executive orders for immediate impact (AP)  – Yahoo 11/10/08

Obama vows far-reaching review of US government (AFP)  – Yahoo 11/12/08

An army of top-notch specialists is set to fan out across US government agencies to delve deep into the records and prepare for the arrival of president-elect Barack Obama on January 20.

Ralph Nader : Obama and the Rogue Regime – CounterPunch 11/13/08

Beware The Obama Hype – Global Research 11/13/08

Obama and the Crisis of Expectation – Global Research 11/13/08

Obama Website Scrubs Mandatory Community Service Call  – InfoWars 11/10/08

Agendas vanish from Obama’s transition Web site  – CNet 11/10/08

Last week, President-elect Barack Obama launched a Web site detailing his plans for tech, Iraq, and health care. Now those plans are gone, and the campaign isn’t saying why. 

Obama’s Change.gov revs up – Raw Story 11/6/08

Is the Nation Ready for Obama’s Energy Plan? – Alternet 11/13/08

Obama’s 30-point energy agenda calls for big changes to address carbon emissions, fuel efficiency, renewable power and efficiency

Can Obama Stop the Bush Administration’s Final Economic Heist?  – Alternet 11/6/08

Terrible looting of public capital has a habit of taking place during periods of dramatic political transition, and Bush has one underway.

Obama versus Medvedev: Nuclear Standoff in New Europe – Global Research 11/9/08

Brzezinski in Deutsche Welle: Obama may be tested – via PressTV Iran 11/8/08 



Obama Cabinet: Good and Bad News – Global Research 11/7/08

Mary Lynn Cramer : Obama’s Brain Trust: Seems Like Old Times – CounterPunch 11/14/08

Obama’s Intelligence Agenda: More of the Same from the “Change Administration” – AntiFascist Calling 11/14/08

Is Obama Screwing His Base with Rahm Emanuel Selection? – Alternet 11/7/08

Obama has asked conservative Clinton vet Rahm Emanuel to be his chief of staff — it’s not a good sign for progressives.

Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal – ABC 11/7/08

The Brothers Emanuel – NYTimes 6/15/97

Rahm Emanuel: One of the Biggest Recipients of Wall Street Money in Congress – Cryptogon 11/7/08

Kissinger backs Clinton for top US cabinet job  – Financial Times, UK 11/16/08 

In light of all of the corruption and cronyism that have marked the career of Lawrence Summers, why is Obama considering him for treasury secretary?

Obama readies DoD transition – Raw Story 11/12/08

Obama hires Sam Nunn, Stephanie Cutter to lead Pentagon transition.

Former Goldman Sachs CEO Corzine is being considered for Treasury secretary – New Jersey Star-Ledger 11/5/08

Keep Larry Summers as Far as Possible from the U.S. Treasury – Alternet 11/12/08

Previous Obama Posts

Election Day Coverage – Election Fraud and Last Minute Candidate Coverage

Please also visit BradBlog.com and VotersUnite.org

Updated 6:30pm CST

EXCLUSIVE: Obama/DNC Incident Report Database Reveals Startling, Wide-Spread Voting Machine Problems Across Nevada During Early Voting – BradBlog 11/4/08

Presidential Race Missing on Ballots; Machines Go Down; Votes Not Recorded; Printers Jam.  Attorneys Decline to Take Action to Remove Machines From Service, Ensure Paper Ballots for Voters…

RNC Ready To Sue Over Computerized Voter Fraud? – TPMuckraker 11/4/08

US Election Campaign: Silence on War Crimes – Global Research 11/4/08

Republican Poll Watchers Removed from Indiana Polling Site – TPMuckraker 11/4/08

Voting Rights Watch: New problems in Virginia, Florida, and Mississippi  – Institute for Southern Studies 11/4/08

Some Kansas City polling places have wrong registration books – CNN 11/4/08

Election Protection – Metafilter 11/4/08

Having trouble voting? Have a question about the polling process in your state? The folks at the non-partisan 866-OUR-VOTE Election Protection Hotline are there to help.

Following e-voting glitches – CNet 11/4/08

Only Nader Is Right on the Issues – Global Research 11/4/08

I’ve been in a car accident and was wearing my selt belt.  Ralph Nader is the only candidate who’s done anything for me.  Unfortuntely, due to the two party system, I’m only able to vote for a Republican or a Democrat for president (or neither).

Mercenary Firm Offers to ‘Detain Troublemakers’ on Election Day – Cryptogon 11/3/08

Urgent: Take Action Now to Stop Racist Voter Suppression – Global Research 11/3/08

Meet Mike Connell, McCain’s Computerized Vote Theft Specialist – Wake Up From Your Slumber 11/4/08

Previously today:

Virginia: The New Florida? – The Nation 11/4/08

‘Massive machine failures’ spur call to extend VA vote hours – Raw Story 11/4/08

Virginia: Ground Zero For Election Shenanigans, Snafus – Mother Jones 11/4/08

Election Day: Voting Snafus from Around the Country – Alternet 11/4/08

Election Day: Hot News, Emerging Trends, Juicy Rumors – Alternet 11/4/08

CIA Contractor Offers to Keep the Peace on Election Day – Center for Media & Democracy 11/4/08

Voting problems crop up around US – Raw Story 11/4/08

Machine failures in NV, MI; reports in VA

Toledo police brace for possible civil unrest – NBC 24, Ohio 11/3/08

In an internal memo obtained exclusively by NBC 24 News, officers are ordered to “Have their riot equipment with them Tuesday and Wednesday”. Police chief Mike Navarre confirms, officers will have gear similar to the equipment they used during the 2005 race riots. “They have been asked to have their helmets and their gas masks available tomorrow and Wednesday.”, Navarre says, “That’s the equipment they would not normally carry with them on a normal day”. Navarre also says, officers will not be stationed at individual polling stations. But the memo says otherwise. It reads, “On Tuesday, units shall be directed to patrol the polling locations“.

ES&S Voting Machines in Michigan Flunk Tests, Don’t Tally Votes Consistently – Wired 11/3/08

“The same ballots, run through the same machines, yielded different results each time,” she wrote.  “This begs the question — on Election Day, will the record number of ballots going through the remaining tabulators leave even more build-up on the sensors, affecting machines that tested just fine initially? Could this additional build-up on voting tabulators that have not had any preventative maintenance skew vote totals? My understanding is that the problem could occur and election workers would have no inkling that ballots are being misread.”

Election Day Coverage: The Senate, House, and Ballot Measures – Alternet 11/4/08

If You’re in a Swing State, Don’t Just Vote — Verify – Alternet 11/4/08

Election Expert: McCain’s VA Suit On Military Ballots May Be Barred – TPMuckraker 11/3/08

Private investigators recruited to aid voter caging – Raw Story 11/3/08

Here’s What Vote Fraud Really Looks Like – Alternet 11/3/08

Say You, Say Me – Metafilter 11/3/08

Call a phone number and explain why you’re voting the way you are.

Election Protection Wiki: The One-Stop Website for Guarding the Vote – Center for Media & Democracy 11/3/08

How McCain Could Win – TruthOut 11/3/08

“Since the last election, more than ten million voters have been purged from the nation’s vote registries. And that’s just the start of the steal.”



Ongoing 2008 Election Fraud

Below you will find some recent examples of election fraud (old-school and new-fangled types), as well as suggestions of how to handle situations you may find yourself in.

If you’re interested in tracking US election fraud, I would also suggest checking BradBlog.com and VotersUnite.org, among others.



What to do if your vote is suppressed – Metafilter 10/27/08

How to vote even if they say you can’t – Raw Story 11/3/08

7 Things That Could Go Wrong on Election Day – Time 10/23/08

Don’t Have a Ride on Election Day? Carpool to the Polls! – Treehugger 10/31/08

Tweet the Vote. No, Digg The Vote. No, YouTube the Vote. Oh, . . . Just Vote. – TechCrunch 10/30/08

7 ways to steal back your vote – Raw Story 10/29/08

True Vote Summarizes Problems in U.S. Election Thus Far – TrueVote 10/28/08

Republican Voter Suppression: A Guide – TP Muckraker 10/29/08

Stolen Elections and Media Blackouts – Global Research 10/29/08

Legal Fights, Policy Debates Deepen Over Voting Problems and Solutions – Alternet 10/29/08

A Short – and Honest – History of Voter Registration Drives – Alternet 10/28/08

The Myth of Voter Fraud  – Alternet 10/28/08

How to Stop and Prevent GOP Election Theft Forever  – The Existentialist Cowboy 10/28/08



The Vote Grab: Voting machines are unreliable and inaccurate  – Independent, UK 10/29/08

As early voting in the US presidential elections gets underway, ES&S iVotronics touch-screen electronic voting machines have been observed in four separate states flipping the votes – mostly from Barack Obama to John McCain but sometimes to third party candidates too. This has already occurred during early voting in the states of West Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri and Texas.A county clerk in West Virginia invited a video crew to watch his demonstration of the reliability of the disputed voting machines but instead he saw the machine flipping the votes, as critics claimed. He put this down to the faulty calibration of the voting machine. However, even after he recalibrated the machine it continued to flip votes. Watch the video here.

Advocates Warn 31 States They Could Lose Votes – Alternet 10/30/08

Big Setbacks for GOP Voter Suppression Efforts in Swing States – Alternet 10/23/08

Voter Intimidation, Machine Malfunctions – Media With Conscience 10/22/08

West Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico…

E-Voting Made Scary – Santa Barbera Independent 10/23/08

UCSB’s Giovanni Vigna Gives Timely Talk on Why Electronic Voting Is Frighteningly Insecure

Election documents found on junction of I-4, I-275 – Tampa Bay.com 11/3/08

Around 4:15 a.m., documents scattered along the shoulder carried an alphabetical listing of Tampa residents, their party affiliations, age, sex, home address, and sometimes phone numbers.  Each entry includes a check boxes to mark whether each person supports John McCain or Barack Obama, whether they voted and whether they need a ride to the polls on Election Day.”
“It was apparently boxes of surveys that fell off a truck,” said Kris Carson, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation.  Buddy Johnson, Hillsborough County’s Supervisor of Elections, said the documents do not belong to his office. “They are campaign documents,” he said. Carson said Johnson’s office advised the FDOT to destroy the materials, but the department is checking with the state elections office before doing that.”

Glitch Causes Voting Problems – 970Am, Orange FL 10/14/08

The Orange County Supervisor of Elections office says about 1,245 residents should not have received letters stating they could not vote this November.  Officials said a computer glitch was behind the erroneous letters, which said the residents were ineligible to vote. The letters were supposed to confirm voter registration information.

Orlando sees vote machine glitches – Raw Story 10/31/08

Texas: Straight Party Voting Leads To Lost Votes – Scoop, New Zealand 10/22/08

Vote-flipping surfaces in TX – Raw Story 10/29/08

Blog: Houston’s voter registration problem – Raw Story 10/28/08

Some Texas-based soldiers report problems voting – Houston Chronicle 10/30/08

Seven texas counties are reporting vote flipping – BradBlog 10/29/08

Lawmakers Urge DOJ Not to Intervene in Ohio Voter Dispute – The Public Record 10/26/08

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and five congressional lawmakers, urged Attorney General Michael Mukasey not to intervene in Ohio’s voter registration dispute where Republicans have challenged the integrity of 200,000 new voter registration forms.

Ohio says voter database would crash if checked for fraud – Raw Story 10/31/08

Colorado Agrees to Restore Voters to Rolls – NYTimes 10/30/08

Colorado’s Secretary of State Goes Rogue – TPMuckraker 10/31/08

Despite just reaching a settlement with voter rights groups on Wednesday, Colorado’s Secretary of State Mike Coffman has continued to purge voters from the roll, causing a judge to issue a cease and desist order. …The suit against Coffman alleged that more than 35,000 voters were purged from the rolls based on a faulty system for identifying illegitimate voters, and within 90 days of the election — both of which violate the federal Voting Rights Act. The settlement allowed for 20,000 purged voters to be put back on the rolls and cast provisional ballots in Tuesday’s election.

Vendor Error Blamed For Missing Ballots – 7 News Denver 10/25/08

More than 11,000 ballots went missing when the vendor in charge of printing the ballots, Sequoia Voting Systems, reported delivering 21,450 ballots to a Denver mail processing facility on Oct. 16, but the U.S. Postal Service said they only received 10,364 ballots that day.  Stephanie O’Malley, Denver’s clerk and recorder, led an investigation by the Denver Elections Division that discovered Sequoia Voting Systems didn’t prepare the mail-in ballots because of a technical problem with a data file.

PA voters sue state for poll rights – Raw Story 10/25/08

Ruling allows paper ballots in PA, ‘if’… – Raw Story 10/30/08

Only to be given out if 50% or more voting machines break down.

Election machine stolen in 2002 delivered to Georgia residence 2008 – Ledger Enquirer 11/1/08

Georgia’s Secretary of State Promotes Voter Challenges and Refuses to Extend Early Voting Hours – TPMuckraker 11/1/08

LA mail ballots risk falling short – Raw Story 10/30/08

Appeals Court Orders Michigan To Restore 5,500 Voters To Rolls – Alternet 10/30/08

Report: DOJ Lawyer Meets With ACLU On NM Voter Intimidation – TP Muckraker 10/29/08

Erica Jong Tells Italians Obama Loss ‘Will Spark the Second American Civil War. Blood Will Run in the Streets’ – NY Observer 10/30/08

80% of PA polls lack emergency ballots – Raw Story 10/31/08

West Virginia: Video Shows Vote Flipping Persisting Even After Election Official ‘Recalibrates’ Failed Machine – TrueVote 10/28/08

Flashback: 1.1 Million Purged from Indiana Voter Registration Rolls According to State Data, Says BBV –  – BradBlog 5/5/08

2004 Ohio votes re-routed through GOP servers – Raw Story 10/31/08

The 2004 US Elections: The Mother of all Vote Frauds – WhatReallyHappened

Flashback: Trashed Voter Registration Cards – 4/12/08






Last Minute Election News

What to do if your vote is suppressed – Metafilter 10/27/08

How to vote even if they say you can’t – Raw Story 11/3/08

Don’t Have a Ride on Election Day? Carpool to the Polls! – Treehugger 10/31/08

Tweet the Vote. No, Digg The Vote. No, YouTube the Vote. Oh, . . . Just Vote. – TechCrunch 10/30/08

How to Make Your Vote as Easy as Possible: An Online Guide – Alternet 10/31/08

10 rules can help voters navigate through campaign data’s confusion – Houston Chronicle 10/27/08

Synchronized Presidential Debating – 23/6 Video 10/28/08

Did you get deja vu from debates 2 & 3?  You’re not alone…

Ballotpedia Helps You Understand Local Propositions and Initiatives [Election]  – LifeHacker 10/30/08

The Dirty Secret Behind the Candidates’ “Clean Energy” Proposals – Alternet 10/30/08

What Is this “Clean Coal” Obama and McCain Support? – Alternet 10/31/08

The Elections and the Responsibility of the Intellectual to Speak Truth to Power: Twelve Reasons to Reject Obama and Support Nader/McKinney – Dissident Voice 10/30/08

Ron Paul: Obama won’t bring troops home – Raw Story 10/30/08

Joshua Frank : Memo to Progressives for Obama: What Happens After the Election? – CounterPunch 10/30/08

Hitchens: McCain ‘borderline senile.’ – Raw Story 10/26/08

McCain exceeded donation limits – Raw Story 10/25/08

Video: The 32 black people in Wasilla, AK – Raw Story 10/30/08

Amy Goodman: The Real Story Behind How McCain Chose Sarah Palin – Alternet 10/30/08

How McCain Turned His Back on the Vietnamese Man Who Saved His Life – Alternet 10/28/08

Forty-one years after McCain was shot down in Vietnam, the man who saved his life has died in obscurity.

What Is the True Story of McCain’s Wartime Experience? – History News Network 10/28/08

News Orgs Investigate Possibly Fatal McCain ’64 Car Crash – Huffington Post 10/28/08

How John McCain Would Dismantle Medicare  – TPMuckraker 11/3/08

Why I Am Supporting the Candidacy of Cynthia McKinney – Dissident Voice 10/31/08





Obama-Biden News Round-Up


Toeing the Green Line: McCain v. Obama on Other Environmental Issues – Treehugger 10/7/08

More on candidates science views, drawn from five sources – CounterPunch 10/3/08

Progressive Voter Guide to Drug Issues – Alternet 10/10/08

Progressive Voter Guide to the Economy – Alternet 10/9/08

Voter Election Guide to Human Rights and Civil Liberties – Alternet 10/11/08

Progressive Voter Guide to Water Issues – Alternet 10/17/08

Progressive Voter Guide to Democracy and Elections – Alternet 10/17/08

Progressive Voter Guide to Media and Technology – Alternet 10/17/08

Progressive Voter Guide to the Environment – Alternet 10/17/08

Please note: most of these only list the positions of Obama and McCain.  While one of these two will be declared the winner, in a democracy, all candidates’ positions would be available and debated.  There are numerous candidates running, although their appearances on the ballot differ by state.  Explore more at Project Vote Smart



Police fear riots if Obama loses election – Telegraph, UK 10/24/08

3,000 academics back Ayers – Raw Story 10/22/08

NY election mix-up: ‘Osama’ on the ballot (AP)  – Yahoo 10/10/08

In an upstate New York county, hundreds of voters have been sent absentee ballots in which they could vote for “Barack Osama.”
Old-school Bluegrass godfather Dr. Ralph Stanley cuts radio ad for Barack Obama – BoingBoing 10/5/08

Jeffrey St. Clair / Joshua Frank : Obama’s Nuclear Ambition – CounterPunch 10/10/08

The Obama Difference – Progressive 10/7/08

It seems that Barack Obama and John McCain are arguing over which war to fight.

Obama and the Derivatives Merchants – Dissident Voice 10/16/08

Obama Camp Connects ACORN Probe to US Attorneys Scandal – TPMuckraker 10/17/08

Add the Obama campaign to the growing list of players who think that DOJ’s election-eve investigation into ACORN is a repeat of the politicization of the department that we saw in the US attorney firings scandal.

Obama, McCain and voter fraud – Raw Story 10/17/08

Both campaigns are accusing the other of illegal voter registration practices.

Vladimir Frolov : Medvedev to Obama: We Come Not to Bury America, But to Buy It – CounterPunch 10/17/08

The 10 Biggest Differences Between Obama and McCain That Will Affect Your Daily Life – Alternet 10/17/08

Obama vs. McCain on Equal Pay – Alternet 10/14/08

Sowell compared Obama to Hitler, Mao, other dictators, and Jim Jones – Media Matters 10/22/08

Powell & Biden reference an international crisis to test Obama after he’s ‘elected’ – Cryptogon 10/21/08

Did you know?  Presidential Quiz from LA Times 10/19/08

Most interesting: “Twenty-three of the 42 presidents were related to at least one other. They range from the two father-son pairs (John Adams and John Quincy Adams; George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush) to Madison and Taylor (who were second cousins) all the way to John Quincy Adams and Benjamin Harrison (who were 22nd cousins once removed) and John Quincy Adams and George W. Bush (who are 20th cousins three times removed). According to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Obama is a cousin to at least five presidents (Madison, Harry Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford and George W. Bush — the closest would be Madison, a third cousin, nine times removed, and LBJ, a fourth cousin, three times removed), and McCain has no presidential relatives. The most “related” president is George W. Bush, who is the son of one president and the cousin of six others.”