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Gary Webb and Media Manipulation
Posted: Monday, November 3, 2014

Ukraine president calls rebel vote a 'farce'
Petro Poroshenko's condemnation comes as separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko claims victory, citing exit polls.

In Ukraine, A Tale of Two Elections
The US government loves to "promote democracy" overseas, often at the barrel of a gun. Strangely enough, however, it often "deplores" actual elections being held in such places.

Exit poll: Rebel chief Zakharchenko to win eastern Ukraine vote
Alexander Zakharchenko, the main rebel leader in Ukraine's largest separatist region, is due to win a disputed election, according to an exit poll. Kyiv and Western governments say they won't recognize the results.

Thousands gather in Burkina Faso to denounce 'military coup'
Protest against rule by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida after power struggle following resignation of President Blaise Compaoré

Burkina Faso crisis: Army promises 'transition body'
Burkina Faso's military has said it will install a transitional government, days after it seized power as President Blaise Compaore resigned.

Why is there such an explosion of violence across the Middle East?
Here's an alternative view...

Syrian rebels use US supplied anti-tank missiles
US backed Syrian rebels, seen here using anti-tank missiles to destroy two regime planes, have reportedly surrendered to al-Qaeda, raising fear those weapons have fallen into the terror groups hands

US-backed forces in Syria suffer big setback
Al Qaida-backed militants Saturday stormed the base of the most prominent civilian commander in the U.S.-backed Syrian rebel force, forcing him and his fighters to flee into hiding in the Jebal al Zawiya mountains of northern Syria.

Canada launches first airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq

Over 6,700 Killed in Iraq during October; 205 Killed on Saturday

US Officials: Iraq Preparing for 'Spring Offensive' Against ISIS

Hamas: Closure of Gaza crossings 'collective punishment'
Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouq early Sunday condemned an Israeli decision to close crossings into Gaza, calling it "collective punishment."

Abdullah: We will block 'unilateral' moves by Israel on Jerusalem
In speech to parliament, King of Jordan vows to protect Christian and Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, 'where the blood of our martyrs soaks the earth.'

Pentagon's plans for a spy service to rival the CIA have been pared back

If Nuclear Negotiations With Iran Fail, US Will Be Blamed

AP Exclusive: Ferguson no-fly zone aimed at media

FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance
Agency requests rule change but civil liberties groups say 'extremely invasive' technique amounts to unconstitutional power grab

Netanyahu insists he is 'under attack for defending Israel' after remarks from US official
Quotes from senior Obama administration figures damn Israeli prime minister as 'chickenshit' over stance on settlements and peace with Palestinians

Gary Webb and Media Manipulation
Many Americans still count on the mainstream media to define reality for them, but too often the MSM spins false narratives that protect the powerful and diminish democracy, as happened in the long-running denial of cocaine trafficking by President Reagan's beloved Nicaraguan Contra rebels, writes Beverly Bandler.

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