Video: Black History Special: Jazz Legend Randy Weston on His Life and Celebration of “African Rhythms”

20 February 2012 — Democracy Now!

Black History Special: Jazz Legend Randy Weston on His Life and Celebration of “African Rhythms”

In a Black History Month special, today we spend the hour with the legendary pianist and composer Randy Weston. For the past six decades, Weston has been a pioneering jazz musician incorporating the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa. His most famous compositions include “Little Niles,” “Blue Moses” and “Hi-Fly,” and his 1960 album, “Uhuru Afrika,” was a landmark recording that celebrated the independence movements in Africa and the influence of traditional African music on jazz. The record, which began with a freedom poem written by Langston Hughes, would later be banned by the South African apartheid regime, along with albums by Max Roach and Lena Horne. Continue reading this...

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 19 February 2012: Palestinians Foil Settlers Attack On Al-Aqsa Mosque

19 February 2012VTJP

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PCHR Calls upon the International Community to Save the Life of the Detainee Khader Adnan
IMEMC – The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is concerned for the life of Khader Adnan, a detainee in Israeli jails, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months. PCHR calls upon the international community to pressurize Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) to release Adnan, who has been placed under administrative detention without trial. …

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 20 February 2012

20 February 2012williambowles.info

Free Bradley Manning!
World Socialist Web Site
As the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for US president, I condemn the persecution of Bradley Manning and demand his immediate release. Manning’s formal arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, where he will be charged with 22 counts, including that …
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/feb2012/mann-f20.shtml

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Israeli High Court of Justice Schedules Hearing for 23 February While Khader Adnan Continues to Be in “Immediate Danger of Death”

20 February 2012Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organization

Ramallah, 19 February 2012Israel’s High Court of Justice has today scheduled a petitions hearing regarding the case of Khader Adnan to take place Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 11:30am. The petition was filed by Khader Adnan’s lawyers on 15 February. The High Court of Justice was provided with a detailed medical report prepared on 14 February by an Israeli-accredited doctor on behalf of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel). Despite the elaborate medical report, which confirmed that Khader Adnan “is in immediate danger of death,” and that “a fast in excess of 70 days does not permit survival,” the Israeli High Court appointed the petition session for 23 February with no guarantees that a decision will be made on the same day. By then, Khader Adnan—if alive—will have reached the 69th day of his ongoing hunger strike.
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Stop NATO News: February 20, 2012

20 February 2012012

  • Russia Vows Response To U.S.-NATO Global Missile Shield
  • Growth Of Conflicts Near Russian Border Demand Army Development
  • Obama Names High-Grade Enforced New Ambassador To Georgia
  • Afghanistan-Iran-Pakistan Summit: No Foreign Intervention In Region
  • Libyan Regime Deploys Army Amid Clashes In Southeast

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Palestine: Hackney PSC’s Catastrophe Club presents a film and discussion

Tuesday 28th February, 7 for 7.30 start:

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on “Defamation” (dir. class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Yoav Shamir, 2010, 93 mins)
Plus: Q&A with class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Miri Weingarten

This fascinating film looks at the political use of class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Holocaust memory and anti-semitism claims. In his exploration of modern Israeli life, the filmmaker travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the “oldest hatred” and comes up with some startling answers. In this irreverent quest, he tacks onto a class of Israeli school children on a pilgrimage to Auschwitz and follows class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>American Jewish leaders to the capitals of Europe where they warn government officials of the growing threat of anti-Semitism.

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