Here's how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.
Tue Nov 7, 2006 18:54

Here's how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.

Note the past tense. And I'm not kidding.

By Greg Palast

And shoot me for saying this, but it won't be stolen by jerking with the touch-screen machines (though they'll do their nasty part). While progressives panic over the viral spread of suspect computer black boxes, the Karl Rove-bots have been tunneling into the vote vaults through entirely different means.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15532.htm

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Bush Has Gone Unchecked For Too Long:

By Keith Olbermann

Having frightened us, having bullied us, having lied to us, having ignored and rewritten the Constitution under our noses, having stayed the course, having denied you’ve stayed the course, having belittled us about "timelines" but instead extolled "benchmarks," you’ve now resorted, sir, to this?

Video and transcript
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15537.htm

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Sandinista! How Will Bush Make Nicaragua Pay for its Disobedience?

By Chris Floyd

There's no doubt that one way or another, the Nicaraguan people are about to learn that in the Bush Imperium, democracy is never free; if you vote the "wrong" way, you've got to pay the price.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15538.htm

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At least 20 killed including UK and U.S. occupation force soldiers:

A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. military patrol killed three civilians, including a student, and wounded eight others, including three students
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L07661839.htm

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15 bodies found in the Tigris river as fierce battle rages in Ramadi:

15 bodies of unidentified torture victims were found floating in the Tigris River in Suwayrah, 25 miles south of Baghdad, Police Lt Mohammed al Shamari said.
http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,70131-13551089,00.html?f=rss

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10 Bodies Found In Occupied Baghdad:

A total of 10 bodies were found with gunshot wounds during the last 24 hours in different districts of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said. Some of the victims showed signs torture.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PAR724153.htm

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Fallujah once again beset by violence:

In recent months, insurgents have filtered back into the city, despite tight controls that limit access to only six checkpoints. Residents must submit to an extraordinary identification system that includes fingerprinting, retina scans and bar-coded identification cards.
http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/15944717.htm

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Iraqi Ministry Accuses Employees of Prison Abuse :

The Interior Ministry has formally accused 55 employees of committing human rights crimes in connection with the torture and abuse of prisoners at a detention center in eastern Baghdad, a spokesman for the ministry said this morning.
http://tinyurl.com/y2djlo

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Saddam will be hanged 'by end-January':

Saddam’s execution will probably take place in a closed room inside an Iraqi prison, most likely in Baghdad in the presence of Iraqi government officials and private citizens, whose families suffered under the dictator’s reign
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15535.htm

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Two TV stations closed for showing Iraqis protesting against death sentence for Saddam:

Reporters Without Borders today condemned the Iraqi government’s decision yesterday to close down two privately-owned TV stations for “inciting violence and murder” by screening footage of protests against former President Saddam Hussein’s death sentence.
http://electroniciraq.net/news/2603.shtml

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Gwynne Dyer: Why Hussein ultimately wins, and dies a martyr:

He is the victim of a state-sponsored lynching, and so, for many people, he will die a martyr.
http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/15946295.htm

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Move to reinstate Saddam supporters :

Iraq's Shia-dominated government has announced a major concession for the Sunni Muslim backers of Saddam Hussein, a day after the former president was sentenced to hang.
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article1961446.ece

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New audit hunts Iraq's lost millions:

A new audit examining 15 contracts signed in Iraq has found new evidence of massive corruption and mismanagement by the US government.
http://tinyurl.com/yxa9ry

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Hundreds of US Soldiers Call for Iraq Withdrawal in Petition :

Hundreds of US soldiers have signed a petition calling for a troop withdrawal from Iraq and the document is to be formally presented to Congress in January, organizers said.
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1107-01.htm

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'Failed' American envoy to leave Iraq :

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy in Baghdad who tried to conciliate the Sunni people, is to leave his post in the next few months said a senior member of the US administration.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15534.htm

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Rats jump ship:

U-turns the neocon way :

David Frum, Mr Bush's "axis of evil" speechwriter, reportedly believes failure in Iraq is inescapable and the president is to blame. Other well-known neocons also have critical things to say about administration competence.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/midterms2006/story/0,,1941232,00.html

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It's clear. The case for war was cooked up:

The vast majority of Labour MPs failed Parliament when they didn't back a fresh inquiry into Blair's manipulation of the case for the invasion of Iraq
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1939943,00.html

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Israel occupation force kill another eight Palestinians:

Withdraw from Gaza town: Israeli troops have left roads were gouged out. Homes, two mosques and a school were destroyed. The historic old town was pockmarked with bullet holes and shell craters, electricity pylons ripped from the ground and sewage spewing in the streets.
http://www.afp.com/english/news/stories/061107152622.posv2tfb.html

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Red Cross Descries Shooting of Medics:

The International Red Cross Committee condemned Friday s shooting of two Palestinian Red Crescent Moon medics during an Israeli military operation against the Gaza strip.
http://tinyurl.com/twtxm

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Hundreds of Ethiopians protest in Jerusalem / Blood demo becomes anti-racism rally :

Hundreds of Israelis of Ethiopian descent demonstrated yesterday in Jerusalem against what they said was blatant discrimination against their community by the state.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=784565

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Something's rotten in Israel :

Latest drop in global corruption index yet another warning sign
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3324938,00.html

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One NATO occupation force soldier killed, two wounded in southern Afghanistan blast:

An explosive device struck a NATO patrol vehicle in southern Afghanistan, killing one soldier and wounding two others,
http://www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=world_home&articleID=2442476

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Dilip Hiro: Keeping the oil pumping:

Washington and Tehran are preparing for a fight to see whether Iran can block the Straits of Hormuz, source of a quarter of the world's oil.
http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/dilip_hiro/2006/11/post_585.html

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Israel will not strike Iran nuclear plants: US official :

"Israel will not target Iran's nuclear facilities because it has said this is a problem of the entire world," the official told AFP. "Israel understands that the only way to defuse the nuclear crisis is through diplomatic channels."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061107/pl_afp/mideastisraeliranus

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Muslim officer sacked from guarding Blair :

An experienced Muslim firearms officer has begun race and religious discrimination proceedings against the Metropolitan Police after he was removed from a close-protection unit guarding senior dignitaries, including Tony Blair.
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article1961446.ece

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George Monbiot: Britain is determined to protect its right to kill civilians at random:

The British and US governments will today join forces in Geneva to block an international ban on cluster bombs
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1941076,00.html

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In case you missed it:

The Secret Wars Of The CIA: : How 6 million People Were killed in CIA secret wars:

John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola. He is a very compelling speaker and the highest level CIA officer to testify to the Congress about his actions. He estimates that over 6 million people have died in CIA covert actions, and this was in the late 1980's.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4068.htm

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CHAOS: Problems worsen, Dems seek voting extension:

On a day already rife with computer glitches, long lines, and legal appeals to extend voting in Denver, provisional ballots are now running out at some Denver voting centers.
http://www.denverpost.com/ci_4616285

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Long Lines, Voting Machine Problems Reported Across State:

James W. Marquart of Cleveland said he left an elementary school polling place without voting because election workers told him his name wasn't on the rolls even though he had with him a postcard from the elections board showing that's where they told him to vote
http://www.nbc4i.com/politics/10263352/detail.html?taf=col

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Virginia Voters Report Getting Suspicious Calls:

The FBI is looking into allegations from Jim Webb's campaign that Virginia Democrats are getting suspicious telephone calls from so-called volunteers threatening voters with arrest if they go to the polls
http://www.nbc4.com/politics/10262649/detail.html?taf=dc

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Sheila Samples : Give Us The Word: :

Never in its 230-year history has America been in such peril. It is up to us to keep George Bush from further ransacking of this great nation. We must not wake up the day after the elections and realize -- too late -- that we failed to vote when "Democracy" was the single most important issue on the ballot.
http://www.politicalcortex.com/story/2006/11/7/1255/48983

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Cheney Says Unlikely He Would Comply with Congress Subpoena :

US Vice President Dick Cheney said he would likely refuse to testify before Congress if he is faced with a subpoena from the opposition Democratic party.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15533.htm

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EU to investigate secret CIA jails in Poland :

A delegation of the European Council will arrive in Warsaw on Tuesday to start a three-day probe into alleged secret CIA prisons in Poland, the Polish Press Agency reported.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-11/07/content_5299193.htm

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Swift justice, then Swift booted :

Navy attorney is ousted after victory for Gitmo inmate
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/468465p-394142c.html

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Need a laugh?

U.S.: 'American Taliban' soldier deserves records 'privacy' :

A government lawyer told a judge yesterday that American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh deserves privacy for his written arguments aimed at shortening his 20-year federal prison sentence.
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=17626

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Analysts outraged over U.S. adjustments of employment data:

'Massive revisions' make report 'nonsense'
http://tinyurl.com/ybl4nk

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Dollar poised for a dip:

We believe we have just seen the beginning of a more pronounced slowdown that will likely push us into recession. The reason we are more negative than many economists is that high levels of consumer debt make the economy much more interest-rate-sensitive than in past economic cycles.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/HK08Dj01.html

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U.S. loses business travelers to Europe:

The United States is losing substantial numbers of business travelers to Europe because of the stringent security measures it imposes on international visitors, according to a report by a tourism industry group that was released Monday
http://tinyurl.com/ycwjjt


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Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley
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