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    The World Needs Peace – But Not a Pax Americana

    by Cynthia McKinney

    “The war machine of the United States, Israel, and NATO will continue to roll until we stop it.  The Bolivarian Alliance countries of Latin America are showing us the way – that we can achieve democracy and self-determination and liberation with ballots instead of bullets.”

    What Do Hollywood Executives Call Beyonce, Denzel Washington and Halle Berry? Nigger.


    by Cynthia McKinney

    Hollywood is usually described as a politically liberal place, but legal actions by two Blacks in the entertainment industry claim that vocabularies in Tinsel Town are routinely laced with words like “nigger,” "spade," "colored," "monkey," "nigga," "uncle tom," "spook," and "coon." What’s more, they’ve got the documents to prove it.

    Justice for Trayvon Martin Also Means Joining the International Struggle Against U.S. Lawlessness

    by Cynthia McKinney

    If the number of persons murdered by the police were included in the sum of executions, America would rank third in executions globally – just behind Iran.” The Trayvon Martin horror reminds us that U.S. foreign policy mirrors its domestic behavior towards Blacks and browns. “If leadership inside the U.S. will do this to their own citizens, what is done to others outside the U.S. should come as no surprise.”

    12,000 US Troops Poised to Move From Malta to Libya?

     By Cynthia McKinney

    Of course President Obama assured the world that no US troops would be deployed to Libya. Barack tells us about as much of the truth as any US president, which is to say not much, often not any. Unnoticed by the US press, the empire's military are consolidating the rule of the so-called National Transitional council, and claiming their prize --- unrestricted access to bases deep in the Sahara, on the borders of Sudan, Chad and Mali, from which special forces and drones can be quickly dispatched to corners of Africa unreachable before now...

    Mahmoud Jibril and Qaddafi's Wealth Redistribution Project


    from Cynthia McKinney

    The historical record of Muammar Qaddafi’s leadership of Libya must be preserved against the false narrative of the regime changers. The real story is one of internal betrayal at the highest levels, as well as external aggression. The Libyan government bureaucrat who would become head of the NATO-backed National Transitional Council, Mahmoud Jibril, “believed that the masses were not fit to govern themselves and that an elite should control the fate and wealth of any nation.” He is now busily transferring that wealth to private and foreign hands.

    McKinney: The Art of Leadership and the Fight for Justice


    by Cynthia McKinney

    As the United States and NATO drop bombs on unsubmitting African people in Libya, the United States kills an innocent Black man in Georgia.” The execution of Troy Davis and the vicious Euro-American assault on Libya spring from the same historical source. “A new kind of perverse global plantation is being created.” Too many of today’s Black politicians are mere posers and seat warmers. “Leroy Johnson, alone in the Georgia State Senate, was more powerful in the 1960s than are the 55 Black members of the Georgia Legislature now.”

    President Obama Gets His Groove Back By Attacking Africans


    by Cynthia McKinney

    Even I could not imagine that it would get this bad” under Barack Obama, writes Cynthia McKinney, former Georgia congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate. Abroad, the First Black President murders whole nations and peoples. At home, “Blacks are slipping back more and more into economic and cultural servitude and political irrelevancy,” with Black family wealth now pegged at $2,000 per household, compared to $94,600 for whites.

    Why Obama Attacked Libya


    by Cynthia McKinney

    The former Georgia congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate has led delegations to Libya. She says, “Mr. Qaddafi to this day continues to assist Black political organizations in an effort to keep people of African descent able to exercise their right of self-determination.” Qaddafi should take the U.S. and its Europeans allies to the the International Court of Justice to obtain an injunction against this military action. “I know just the right team of unbought international lawyers to do it,” writes McKinney.

    Obama Blows Chance to Remake U.S. Transportation

    by Cynthia McKinney

    With General Motors and Chrysler at death’s door, the incoming Obama administration had an opportunity to perform a transformative bailout, to invest billions in public dollars to leapfrog U.S. automakers into the green future. Instead, Obama’s men spent $50 billion to maintain the industrial status quo and further weaken unions.

    James Edward “Billy” McKinney Laid to Rest

    Billiy McKinneyby Cynthia McKinney

    Former Georgia Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney spoke at the funeral of her father and co-struggler, July 19. Thousands attended the ceremonies at Atlanta’s Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. “Billy” McKinney, born February 23, 1927, was one of Atlanta’s first Black policemen (1947) and a 30-year veteran of the state legislature.


    U.S. Coming Apart at the Seams

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    by Cynthia McKinney
    The former Georgia Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate was last weekend awarded the Munich American Peace Committee Peace Prize. “Those of us who have stepped outside of the ‘acceptable’ political paradigm,” she said, “must be willing to break bread with one another and find common ground on which we can operate.”

    Haiti 2010: An Unwelcome Katrina Redux

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    The United States, having stolen so much from Haiti, now dictates what and when foreign aid will reach the Haitian people. Haitians know that their independence is their greatest treasure. “Haitians know, too, that the United States has installed its political proxies and even its own soldiers onto Haitian soil when the U.S. felt it was necessary.”

    Is This What They Meant by "Post Racial America?" Harry Reid and the "Negro Dialect"

    Cynthia McKinneyby Cynthia McKinney
    To paraphrase Kanye West, "Does Harry Reid Like Black People?" All the top Democrats say he does, but are they really good character witnesses, given the Party's confront affronts to African Americans? Former Illinois Governor Blagojevich claims he's “blacker than Barack Obama” - but does that mean he likes Black people, either?

    Remarks of Cynthia McKinney at the World Conference to Criminalize War

    You wouldn't know it from our myopic and entertainment-obsessed US media, but there's a whole peace-loving world out there beyond our borders. Late last month Cynthia McKinney, the former representative from Georgia traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to participate in a conference on the criminalization of war.

    Here are some of her remarks at that event.  If you cannot see the video above, click here.

    Declaration of Dignity – The Tripoli Statement

    Cynthia McKinneyThe following speech was delivered by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney last week in Libya. As our issue deadline approaches, McKinney is now in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for an international conference on the criminalization of war and warfare, an affair certain to pass unnoticed by our corporate media.  But then, our bipartisan elite and our military establishment, the largest and most expensive in the world, is permanent war with a large fraction of humanity. In her tireless work to promote justice and peace over injustice and warfare, it is increasingly clear that McKinney is a more accurate representative of black America than our current president can claim to be.


    Global Resistance, Local Action, and Vision

    Cynthia McKinneyby Cynthia McKinney
    A successful movement for change needs more than energy and commitment – it also requires “people feverishly working to redefine for all who want to be active...just what the prize is.” When a war-expanding president is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, peace itself is in need of redefinition. Only the forces of death prosper when “people believe that war is peace, slavery is freedom, ignorance is strength, and lies are truth.”

    The Unnecessary Death of My Aunt, Hazel

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    Over 83,000 blacks die unnecessary and premature deaths each year due to their treatment after they arrive in a doctor's office.” This week, Ms. McKinney's aunt became one of them.

    Cynthia McKinney Announces Formation of DIGNITY

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    Which way forward for the Black Left? The path leads in the same direction it always has: agitation, organization, and confrontation with Power. Cynthia McKinney chose a Harlem church to announce formation of DIGNITY, to bring the Black body politic back from its current comatose state. "Dignity is attempting to show real change is possible" - if people fight for it. "We want to organize networks so that we can relay information quickly to a large number of people."

    Obama Pulls U.S. Out of UN Conference on Racism, But Congressional Black Caucus Should Attend Anyway

    Cynthia McKinneyby Cynthia McKinney

    When Eric Holder, the new U.S. Attorney General called the nation to account for its historic reluctance to honestly talk about race and racism, its manifestations and consequences, he could have been talking about his boss the president.  By withdrawing from the UN Conference on Racism he is leading backwards, in the direction of Clinton and Bush rather than forward into the 21st century.  The fact that the President of Change wan't bring himself -- or us --- to an honest discussion about race says a lot for his willingness to lead on the subject.


    But Obama's willingness to cave in the face of white racism and business as usual is no excuse for the Congressional Black Caucus, supposedly among the best and brightest Black America has to offer.  It's time for the CBC to step up where the president has stepped back.


    Cynthia McKinney: "Mr. President: Give Us a Clean Break from War"

    "The American people voted for change and peace," says the Green Party's recent GazaMcKpresidential candidate. "President Obama's current path will produce neither." Former Georgia Congresswoman McKinney urges Obama to call directly on "the elected representatives of the Palestinian people and that means dealing with Hamas." She plans to "attempt another trip to Gaza" - the first was aborted by the Israeli military - "to assess the depth of the worsened humanitarian catastrophe now there."

    Let Gaza Live!

    GazaCartoonby Cynthia McKinney

    The Green Party presidential candidate's
    Washington speech on Israel's savage assault on Gaza: "A new day is coming in
    U.S. politics.  We will use the power of our vote to change U.S. policy. 
    We will no longer check our values at the door and support politicians and
    political parties that fail to deliver. Not one more bomb to Israel."

    African Americans, Peace and the Plight of Palestinians

    by Cynthia McKinneyMcKinneyPIX

    The former congresswoman and Green Party
    presidential candidate charges that "Israel's lockdown of Gaza is keeping food,
    fuel, and medicine from civilians." But that's just the most recent atrocity in
    a human rights catastrophe that began 60 years ago, in Palestine, the same year
    that birthed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration is
    prime evidence that a civilized world is possible, but "Palestine is the place
    that the Universal Declaration forgot."

    It's About Time

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    Speaking to a Black Panther Party reunion in Atlanta, Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney declared, "I consistently use you as a gauge: if they would do it to the Black Panther Party, then all of America must know that they will, without hesitation, also do it to the rest of us." Innocuous words can have murderous meanings. "What we must never forget is what the U.S. government means when it uses the word "neutralize." Lies can neutralize almost as effectively as guns.  "We get more straight talk from political hip hop than we do from today's journalists charged with informing the people of their voting choices and policy options."

    "Where's Kenny Rogers When You Need Him?

    The Big Boys Got Their Bailout, But the Elected Leadership andcynthia mckinney the Voters Meet at the Election Day Showdown

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    "It should now be clear that the Democratic leadership in Congress must be removed and a political party that reflects the people's values must be built," says the Green Party presidential candidate. "Everyone can see that the system is broken: a system that was not created to serve the people of this country." The Democrats' betrayal in the Wall Street bailout joins the ongoing failure to protect the voting rights of its Black constituency, as compelling reasons to dump the party, once and for all. "Even while in control, the Democrat leadership has done nothing to prepare the way for election integrity in this election."

    The Financial Crisis: Seize the Time!

    Cynthia McKinney

    As the Federal Reserve becomes the
    "lender of last resort," it should also mean that "the people" become "the
    owners of the primary instruments of U.S. capital and finance." Green Party
    presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney declares: "We the people must now set
    our demands to ensure and promote the public good." Technical public ownership
    of finance behemoths like Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac is not enough: The people
    must seize the time "to introduce
    fundamental changes in the way the U.S. economy and its political stewards

    Say No to Lying, Spying and Torture

    McKinney08by Cynthia McKinney

    At what point do the American people say, "No"?
    When the Pentagon admits it "lost" $2.3 trillion? "Yet both the Democratic and
    Republican nominees plan to increase the Pentagon's budget, continue to add
    countries to Dick Cheney's list of 60 against which the United States must be
    prepared to go to war," says Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia
    McKinney. Executive impunity is the order of the day. "Torture, war
    crimes, crimes against humanity, lying to and spying on the American people,
    and crimes against the peace are all hallmarks of our country today, and yet
    impeachment has been taken off the table!"

    Cynthia McKinney: Power to the People! Stop the War!

    McKinney08The Democratic Party "takes impeachment off the
    table," finances "an illegal and immoral war," fails to "even mention
    Hurricanes Katrina and Rita survivors in their Congressional agenda for the
    first 100 days," and aids and abets "illegal spying on us" - yet has the gall to
    call itself the party of "change" and "hope." 
    As Democrats prepared their corporate-financed nominating convention,
    Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney told protestors: "We declare
    our willingness to be radical in pursuit of peace and in our hunger for
    justice.  We can see clearly now who the real stickup artists are and
    that's why we're in Denver!"

    Inventing Terror at Home

    by Cynthia McKinneyMcKinney08

    Cynthia McKinney's Call to Action in Support of Kucinich's Articles of Impeachment Against Bush

    Cynthia McKinney, who submitted articles of impeachment
    against George Bush in 2006, just before she left Congress, praises Rep. Dennis
    Kucinich (D-OH) for filing impeachment charges last week. McKinney, running for
    the Green Party's presidential nomination, commended Kucinich "for his courage and tenacity, for the comprehensiveness of
    his research, and for the leadership he exhibited to press forward the
    democratic demands of the People for accountability and justice." Describing
    the Bush administration as a "lawless, degenerate regime," McKinney called upon "all the forces of the Black movement organize a mass mobilization to push the House Judiciary
    Committee to move on the 35 Articles of Impeachment."

    Cynthia McKinney Congratulates Obama

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    Barack Obama is not the only Black candidate in
    the presidential race, and he's certainly not the most progressive. Former
    Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, running for the Green Party's top slot
    on a Power to the People platform, has congratulated Obama "for a feat well
    done," and lays out her own comprehensive plans to repair the human and
    material damage wrought by corporations and their Republican and Democratic
    servants. "Citizen participation is always the answer," says McKinney. "The
    people deserve an open and honest debate." McKinney's platform would garner
    broad support - if her voice were heard.

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