Randy Weston Live in Spain

7 April 2015 — Jazz on the Tube

Randy Weston performs in Spain in 1990.

Personnel: Randy Weston, piano; Robin Kenyatta, alto sax; Eric Asante, drums

Set List:
1 “A Night In M’Bari”
2 “Portrait Of frank Edward Weston”
3 “Little Niles” 

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New at Black Agenda Report 4 April 2015

4 April 015 — Black Agenda Report

When the Jihadists Turn on Their Masters

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The filthy rich hereditary rulers of the Gulf wage war on secularists and Shia. But, the greatest danger to Saudi Arabian royalty is the Frankenstein they have nurtured for nearly four decades: Islamic jihadists. “The prospect of physical annihilation by Sunni jihadists hangs over the House of Saud and all its royal brethren.” The scourge they let loose on the world will destroy them.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 29 March – 4 April 2015

4 April 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Yemeni Crisis: Broader Geographical Implications

04.04.2015 | 12:27 | Boris DOLGOV

The intervention of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia in March 2015 escalated the drawn-out internal conflict in Yemen. It may threaten stability far beyond the borders of Persian Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula. Ansar Allah («Supporters of God»), a Zaidi Shia group, known more popularly as the Houthis, started an offensive in February capturing Sana, the capital of Yemen… The crisis in Yemen can be considered as the continuation of Arab Spring… The Houthis group takes its name from Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, who launched an insurgency in 2004 in the north-western province of Saada… They say that the group has to defend its religion (Zaidism – a branch of Shia Islam) from Sunni Muslims supported by the country’s rulers who act in the interests of Saudi Arabia and the United States…

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Cold War II By William Blum

2 April 2015 — The Anti-Empire Report

Cold War 2.0, part I

In last month’s Anti-Empire Report I brought you the latest adventure of US State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki trying to defend the indefensible. She said then: “As a matter of longstanding policy, the United States does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means,” which prompted me to inform my readers: “If you know how to contact Ms. Psaki, tell her to have a look at my list of more than 50 governments the United States has attempted to overthrow since the end of the Second World War.”

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COLDTYPE SPECIAL: Tribute to Danny Schechter, the News Dissector

2 April 2015 — Coldtype

Don’t miss ColdType Issue 96, a special 48-Page tribute to Danny Schechter, the News Dissector  – packed with tributes, stories, columns, book excerpts, photographs and free book downloads. Find it at http://coldtype.net

From Gaza To Southampton – We Are All Palestinians By Gilad Atzmon

1 April 2015 — Gilad Atzmon

For the second time in just a month, a British academic institution has been intimidated by an orchestrated Zionist lobby.

Yesterday we learned that Southampton University has decided to withdraw its permission to hold the academic conference on International Law and the State of Israel. The decision was taken on the grounds of “health and safety” with the university claiming it did not have enough resources to mitigate the “risks.”

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Global Financial Diplomacy and the Empire of Economics By Andrew Gavin Marshall

30 March 2015 — Andrew Gavin Marshall

Global Financial Diplomacy and the Empire of Economics By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

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The world of Global Financial Governance and Diplomacy is a world of empire, power politics, colonialism, war and destruction. Its brutal functions are veiled behind the dull, technocratic language of economics and finance, obscuring behind rhetoric the realities of ideology, actions and effects. It is an empire built by war, waged not with bombs and bullets but with numbers on screens and other illusions. Through the flow, management and direction of money and debt (representing what we call ‘financial markets’), nations are raised up and pushed down, countries prosper and plunder, people are enriched and impoverished, societies are structured, shaped and dismantled.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 21-28 March 2015

28 March 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Ankara – Riyadh: A Geopolitical Fault Line (I)

28.03.2015 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

…In some regional conflicts (primarily in Syria), Ankara and Riyadh are tactical allies, but since both countries aspire to regional leadership, the natural result is an intensification of their rivalry and discord. This process is accompanied by, on one hand, both countries attempts to win over the United States, and on the other, by the search for new allies, which can include Russia…

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De Value By S. Artesian

27 March 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

1.  Speaking for myself, I’ve had more than enough of political economy and political economists. Political economy is of a whole, and that whole is capitalism; political economists, in particular radical political economists are those who radically labor to prove that the alternative to capitalism is of course “radical” capitalism.  Here’s an experiment:  take all the radical political economists in the world (starting with those clustering in Greece) put them all in one bag; shake bag; turn bag over.  What comes out?  Nothing. There’s nothing there.  End of experiment. Political economy is the original zero-sum. 

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COLDTYPE ISSUE 96 now on line

27 March 2015 — Coldtype

GREED is the theme of this month’s issue of ColdType, with seven essays exposing the problems of wealth inequality in the modern world. We’ve also got two photo essays – on Canada’s ‘terror bill’ protests and the 30th anniversary of the UK miners’ strike. In addition, you can read how Castro helped end South African apartheid, an interview with Tariq Ali, an excerpt from Frida Berrigan’s latest book, and stories about taxis, fascism, the Washington Post and all manner of other things

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Wikileaks: Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – Investment Chapter

27 March 2015 — Wikileaks

WikiLeaks releases today the “Investment Chapter” from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. The document adds to the previous WikiLeaks publications of the chapters for Intellectual Property Rights (November 2013) and the Environment (January 2014).

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The Global Mafiocracy and the Empire of Economics By Andrew Gavin Marshall

26 March 2015 — Andrew Gavin Marshall

The Global Mafiocracy and the Empire of Economics By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

This is a visual map I drew, outlining some of the institutions and connections in the world of global financial diplomacy and governance.

This is a visual map I drew, outlining some of the institutions and connections in the world of global financial diplomacy and governance.

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Wikileaks Publishes Full Text of Secret TPP Proposal

27 March 2015 — Fight for the Future

Dear Fight for the Future member,

Huge news. WikiLeaks just released the full text of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chapter on “Investor State Dispute Settlement.”[1] It’s terrifying. The TPP is even worse than we thought. The leaked chapter shows how the TPP would set up a shadowy international “court system” that would have no accountability to the public.[2]

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Black Agenda Report 25 March 2015

25 March 2015 — Black Agenda Report

Philadelphia’s Killer Cops Prove the Necessity of Black Community Control of Police

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, the U.S. Justice Department has attempted to position itself on the side of “reform.” Its new report on the Philadelphia police is one example. However, their version of reform is designed to perfect the system of mass Black incarceration, and to derail the movement. “It is critical that the movement put forward its own proposals that would fundamentally alter the power relationships between the police and the Black community.”

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