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October 2011

Indications of an 'American Autumn'?

October 31, 2011 // Akhbar Al-Khalij - Bahrain - Arabic

It is possible — without any abuse of the term — to label the mounting weekly protests on Wall Street in New York as the "American Autumn," with all of the words' meanings, implications and connotations. The chosen description of "American Autumn" does not stem from the date of the beginning of these marches [Read more]

Superman's Impotence

October 31, 2011 // Salzburger Nachrichten - Austria - German

<b>The U.S. presidential election takes place one year from tomorrow. Three years ago, many believed that election would be about as exciting as a race between a jet airplane and a snail. On the other side of the Atlantic, Barack Obama had been elected by a wide majority. On this side, he was being worshiped as a [Read more]

Anti-South Park Campaign

October 31, 2011 // Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

<b>It's a well-known fact that Scientology has a hard time with criticism. But the lengths to which Scientologists are willing to go against their critics shock even liberal Americans.</b> Everyone knows how sensitive the Church of Scientology can be to criticism. In Germany, where Scientology has never had a very [Read more]

Face to Face in Subcommittee

October 31, 2011 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

For weeks Facebook has been having a row with privacy groups: What information is the social network storing about users as well as non-users? Now Facebook had to justify itself in the Bundestag. A subcommittee of the Bundestag is not the place one anticipates all too thrilling discussions. And room E 800 in the [Read more]

Iraq War Over, War Party Not

October 31, 2011 // Tehran Times - Iran

The U.S. media is now failing to process any facts aside from the losses suffered by the U.S., who wrought war and destruction on a country in urgent need of peace and humanitarian assistance. For over a decade prior to the war, Iraq was reeling under U.S.-led UN sanctions, which left the country's infrastructure in a state of near collapse.
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