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Confront the Tea Party in Manhattan on 9/11
Progressives must gather in strength to counter the 9/11 rally in lower Manhattan against what the Tea Party calls the “Islamization of America,” says Bill Doares, of the Emergency Mobilization Against Racism and Anti-Muslim Bigotry. The Tea Party action is “part of a nationwide hate campaign...by the same forces that are engaged in hate campaigns against immigrants and all people of color.”
Rwanda’s Genocidal Role in Congo
The leaked UN report citing Tutsi-ruled Rwanda for possible genocide against Congolese and Rwandan Hutu has caused a “political crisis” for the Rwandan regime, says Kambale Musavuli, student coordinator of Friends of the Congo. “Political shifts” are apparent in the region, related to competition between the U.S. and China. Up to six million people may have died in the Congo since 1994, including millions in areas controlled by Rwanda and its surrogates.
Legal Challenge to Obama’s “Kill-At-Will” Policy
Civil liberties groups challenge the Obama administration’s claim to have the “right to assassinate anyone, including U.S. citizens, anywhere in the world.” Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Pardis Kebriael says Obama has gone beyond George Bush’s claims to presidential powers in both quantitative and qualitative terms.
Iraqis Will Make Sure Americans Leave Their Country
The Iraqi people will not allow anyone to prevent the exodus of all U.S. forces from their country at the end of next year, predicts Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-born political consultant. “People wan their country back, and they don’t want foreign troops to interfere in their business.” There should be negotiations, however, on the size of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, “the largest embassy in the history of humankind.”
Foreclosure Study Shows Huge Racial Gap
“Latinos and African Americans in California make up more than half of the state’s foreclosures,” says Ginna Green, co-author of the Center for Responsibility in Lending report, “Dreams Deferred: Impacts and Characteristics of the California Foreclosure Crisis.”
Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network is hosted by Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey. A new edition of the program airs every Monday at 4:00pm ET on PRN. Length: One hour.