Some of our special stories in October dealt with the spread of Occupy Wall Street protests across America; the ending of the U.S. military occupation of Iraq; the pounding of new war drums regarding Iran; Republican confusion; and more.
“Enduring Terror Double Standards” by Robert Parry, contrasting U.S. approaches to terrorism suspects depending on ideology. (October 1, 2011)
“Israel’s Window to Bomb Iran” by Ray McGovern, warning of a likely escalation in hostilities sooner rather than later. (October 3, 2011)
“Why Palestine Already Is a State” by Joe Lauria, dispelling some myths about Palestine’s appeal to the United Nations. (October 4, 2011)
“Occupying the Heart of the Beast” by Phil Rockstroh, reporting from Zuccotti Park with the Occupy Wall Street protests. (October 5, 2011)
“Reagan’s Greed Is Good Folly” by Robert Parry, explaining how Ronald Reagan’s economics devastated the middle class. (October 5, 2011)
“Romney’s Neocon Foreign Policy Plan” by Lawrence S. Wittner, describing Mitt Romney’s plan to restore full neocon control. (October 10, 2011)
“Freedom Plaza Protesters Settle In” by Ray McGovern, giving a first-person account of DC’s Tahrir Square. (October 11, 2011)
“Occupy Movement Surfaces in Tulsa” by Richard Fricker, describing the surprising reach of protests into the heartland. (October 11, 2011)
“Free Market v. Government Intervention” by Robert Parry, noting Republican confidence in rejecting President Obama’s job plan. (October 12, 2011)
“Rick Perry’s Revolutionary War History” by Robert Parry, debunking the Republican Right’s early American narrative. (October 12, 2011)
“Petraeus’s CIA Fuels Iran Murder Plot” by Ray McGovern, revealing how the new CIA hierarchy pumped up a buffoonish plot. (October 13, 2011)
“The Tale of Two Assassination Plots” by Robert Parry, contrasting the alarm over a dubious Iranian scheme and disinterest in a real Chilean one. (October 14, 2011)
“Is Mitt Romney a Neocon Purist?” by Robert Parry, noting how the Washington Post chided Romney for some deviations. (October 15, 2011)
“Petraeus’s CIA Steers Obama on Policy” by Robert Parry, explaining how ex-Gen. David Petraeus helps the neocons from his new perch at CIA. (October 20, 2011)
“Intriguing Shakespeare Author Mystery” by Lisa Pease, examining the complex history of the movie, “Anonymous.” (October 21, 2011)
“Ending the Iraq Catastrophe” by Robert Parry, reflecting on the promised exit of U.S. combat forces from Iraq. (October 21, 2011)
“Falling for New Neocon Propaganda” by Ray McGovern, commenting on how a Washington Post columnist gets snookered again. (October 22, 2011)
“Neocons Blame Obama for Iraq Disaster” by Robert Parry, assessing where the real fault lies. (October 23, 2011)
“Switching Focus from Iraq to Iran” by Ray McGovern, citing how the Washington Post’s neocon editors still spoil for a fight. (October 23, 2011)
“As Wall Street’s Universe Collapses” by Lisa Pease, praising the terse drama of moral crisis in “Margin Call.” (October 24, 2011)
“Why the Left Won’t Accept Success” by Robert Parry, wondering why progressives don’t see victory in the Iraq withdrawal. (October 25, 2011)
“Vatican Decries Financial Excesses” by Daniel C. Maguire, questioning why right-wing Catholics suddenly disagree with Rome. (October 26, 2011)
“Occupy Protests Grow in Philadelphia” by Ted Lieverman, reporting from the encampment in Philly. (October 27, 2011)
“Explaining Wayward Christianity” by the Rev. Howard Bess, tracing the lost direction back to Apostle Paul. (October 28, 2011)
“Sen. McCain’s Libyan Two-Step” by Morgan Strong, investigating John McCain two-faced approach toward Muammar Gaddafi. (October 28, 2011)
“Unmasking October Surprise Debunker” by Robert Parry, exposing the dangerous biases of Steven Emerson. (October 30, 2011)
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