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    Ralph’s DC Vigil for Lynne

    “We all know that Obama and [Attorney General] Holder can move this with the stroke of a pen,” said Ralph Poynter, husband of people’s lawyer Lynn Stewart, whose Stage Four breast cancer worsens by the day in a Fort Worth, Texas, federal prison facility. A request for Stewart’s compassionate release from a ten-year prison sentence has stalled at the desk of Federal Bureau of Prisons director Charles Samuels. Asked how long he would maintain his vigil in front of the White House, Poynter replied, “I will be in Washington until Lynne is free or dead.”

    Rich Men’s Fears Drive U.S. Hyper-Surveillance

    The wealthy classes that rule the country “are very scared of the fact that the average American citizen may rise up and rebel against the redistribution of wealth to the top,” said Dr. Johnny Williams, professor of sociology at Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. “The surveillance state isn’t creeping, anymore. It’s here.”

    Obama Defiles Democracy

    All-pervasive spying on the citizenry “is one more thing that we can add to the list of offenses that Obama has committed against every assumption of democracy and democratic rights,” said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition. The revelations follow on the heels of the administration’s doubling of the bounty on Black liberation movement exile Assata Shakur. “That means anybody who supports Assata Shakur can be charged with supporting terrorism,” said Yeshitela. “I don’t think a white president could have gotten away with that.”

    Humanitarian” Imperialism

    Ajamu Baraka, an Institute for Policy Studies fellow and co-founder of the U.S. Human Rights Network, said “the U.S. strategic objectives in the Middle East is to prevent any effective opposition to its interests in the region.” In an interview with Kali-Ahset Amen, host of Atlanta radio station WRFG’s “Moving the Center” program, Baraka described the doctrine of “humanitarian” military intervention as part of “desperate attempt on the part of the U.S. and the West to maintain their global hegemony” through force of arms.

    Richmond’s Slave Origins Deserve Preservation

    Shockoe Bottom, the historic center of old Richmond, Virginia, and site of what was once the nation’s second largest slave market, should not be replaced by a shopping mall, said human rights activist and journalist Anna Edwards. “Shockoe Bottom is the birthplace of the city of Richmond,” said Edwards, an editor of Defenders for Freedom, Justice and Equality newspaper. Richmond, “like so many cities in the United States, was born out of slave societies.”

    African Americans Should Show Some Humility, Says Scholar

    Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston, had a quick response to African Americans who might ask, “What have the Palestinians ever done for us?” The Palestinians “did a much better job than many of these Africans in North America in terms of lobbying on behalf of African liberation,” Horne told Norman Richmond, host of Regency Radio’s Saturday Morning Show, in Toronto, Canada. Blacks in America “should really have a bit more humility.”

     

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    How interesting...

    How interesting is it that the Supreme court decides to restrict Black peoples right to vote and right to go to school at a time when CIA agent Snowden and MKULTRA Assange provokes tension between the US, Russia and China?

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    Lynne Stewart denied- reason shows cruelty by U.S. gov't

    UPDATE: see the story on Lynne Stewart's website:

    http://www.lynnestewart.org

    I just heard from a friend with sad news about Lynne Stewart.  I trust the source: he's interviewed Ralph Poynter in the past, so I'm posting this comment.   Lynne Stewart's request for compassionate release was denied, with a phrase right out of Kafka law, Orwellian language and Alice-in-Wonderland Red Queen "logic" : The reason, my friend said, for denying Lynne Stewart's request is "that she is improving".  The cruelty is disgusting, by the U.S. government.  

    is it a matter of agency?

    I still wonder whether Obama himself experiences less agency as president when it comes to dealing with Congress and the intelligence community than previous presidents have.  Unfortunately we will not know until he is an old man and can write his memoirs from a time that is now far enough into the future to feel safe.

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