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Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014: Somebody Blew Up America

Submitted by supervisor on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:07

Somebody Blew Up America

by Amiri Baraka

Black Agenda Report Urgently Needs Your Help

Submitted by supervisor on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 11:46

It's come to this, dear readers. For five years now, Black Agenda Report has delivered you news, commentary and analysis from a black left perspective. In that time, we haven't begged much or often, compared to other places on the internet that deliver a lot less and spend a lot more.

Lynne Stewart Gets Ten Years – The Progressive Movement Gets Lethal Injection

Submitted by supervisor on Tue, 07/20/2010 - 18:35

lynee and ralph

by U-Savior

It’s time to regroup, rethink, and possibly re-boot the “movement,” which has been gravely damaged from inside and out. “The back biting and murmuring amongst the agenda-less, corrupted, dysfunctional and disheveled ‘grass root progressives’ has led us to exactly where we are today.”

 

Foreclosure Storm: Minorities Swept Up in Greater Numbers

Submitted by supervisor on Tue, 06/22/2010 - 11:44

 

by Doug Miller

The data are finally starting to come in, and the numbers are horrifying. The Great Recession inflicted wounds on Black America that will cripple communities for years to come. Depreciation of foreclosure-devastated neighborhoods will cause between $193 billion and $180 billion in wealth to be “drained from black and Latino communities.”

 

by George Monbiot

Fossil fuels made two centuries of industrial civilization possible. But their continued use is now causing irreversible climate destabilization, threatening the death of tens or hundreds of millions. Since consuming only sixty percent of the already mapped and easily available deposits of coal, oil and gas around the world is an absolute gurantee of climate catastrophe, governments should have been sitting down at Copenhagen to determine which forty, fifty or sixty percent of those available reserves will be left in the ground, and to ban prospecting for more.  All the rest, Monbiot points out, was hypocritical nonsense.

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McKinney: President Obama is Complicit in War Crimes

Submitted by supervisor on Tue, 12/15/2009 - 16:56

Obama Complicit in War Crimes, Says McKinney

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Our President is now complicit in torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace,” said Cynthia McKinney, addressing the Emergency End-the-Wars Rally in front of the White House. December 12. Ms. McKinney is a former congresswoman from Georgia and the Green Party’s 2008 presidential candidate.

Kucinich To Submit Bills That Deny Funding To Af-Pak War

Submitted by supervisor on Tue, 12/15/2009 - 16:55

Kucinich To Submit Bills That Deny Funding To Af-Pak War

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The Af-Pak war funding bill before Congress is also happens to contain the money for unemployment compensation, Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich points out.  “I will soon introduce two bills," he continues "which will force votes on withdrawal from Afghanistan and Pakistan.” The former presidential candidate was speaking to the Emergency End-the-Wars Rally in front of the White House, December 12.

 

David Swanson:  Presidents Love Wars, and From Now On All Presidents Will Want to be War Presidents...

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And why shouldn't they?  Wars expand presidential powers, and are not to be questioned.  This president just made a war speech holding his brand new Nobel Prize.  Could Bush have gotten away with such a feat?  But Congress and the president DO fear the people, Swanson points out.  If they did not, why would they place unemployment compensation money in the same legislation as their war funding?

Rwanda, the RPF and the Myth of Non-Intervention

Submitted by supervisor on Tue, 12/01/2009 - 20:10

rwandsThe Rwandan genocide was very real. But the myths woven around it, namely that its origins are strictly inscrutable African ethnic conflicts and that the West, especially the U.S. “allowed” it to occur because they refused to intervene are just that --- myths. We are happy to present here a concise and coherent overview of how the U.S. encouraged both sides and fueled the Rwandan civil war in its quest for the controllable client state it now enjoys in that unhappy East African nation. Evidently the Rwandan genocide was the product of too much, as opposed to not enough U.S. intervention.

by SleptOn.TV
Nobody, the president said, was more surprised than him.  Nobody except maybe Henry "the Christmas Bomber" Kissinger.  Slept)n.TV brings us their version of the White House press conference.
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Sit-ins in 9 Cities Begin To Put Single Payer Back On The Table

Submitted by supervisor on Fri, 10/16/2009 - 08:30

Thursday in Phoenix and Portland, in Los Angeles and Washington DC and five other cities across the nation 54 people were arrested while many hundreds more conducted nonviolent demonstrations outside the offices of piratical health insurance companies.  The election is over.  Maybe a movement is beginning.

If you cannot see the video above, click here.  To find out how you can help put single payer, the people's choice for medical care back on the table in your city, go to www.mobilizeforhealthcare.org.

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Contrary to what confused intellectuals like Dr. Michael Eric Dyson would have us believe, the president's unwillingness to "embrace blackness" is hardly the issue. In fact, Dyson gives the president an A for his handling of foreign and domestic affairs, as if "black affairs" are somehow in their own separate ghettoized world, apart and separate from war, peace, employment or who pays the bills.
 

Blacks and Latinos in the U.S.: Still an Evolving Relationship

Submitted by supervisor on Tue, 05/12/2009 - 17:56

 

us and usby Robert Suro
Although a fair number of Americans are aware that the United States will become a “majority minority” nation sometime around the year 2050, few contemplate how the “distinct experiences” of the two largest non-white groups – Blacks and Hispanics – will affect their interactions in this changed environment. “We are in the process,” writes the author, “of revising our notions of both what constitutes the norm and what constitutes ‘the other.’” The old Black-white paradigm is being eclipsed. “Twenty-five years from now the Hispanic population will be twice as large as the African-American population.”

 

Somalia hasn't had a central government in twenty years due to persistent US and proxy military interventions.  In the absence of any law, European fishing fleets have swept its seas clean, and seaborne fly-dumpers have dumped radioactive wastes off its shores, killing the livelihood of thousands of fishermen.

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When you hear Somalis talk about the so-called pirates, says Somali-born rapper Knaan, they call them "the Coast Guard."

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