How Cornel West Did the Obamites a Favor By Glen Ford

25 May 2011 — Black Agenda Report

Unable to defend the indefensible, Black Obama supporters have been ‘rendered all but mute on issues of policy.’ They got their chance to reenter the political conversation when Princeton professor and media celebrity Cornel West, a former Obama supporter who is now a harsh critic, speculated on the racial workings of the president’s brain. That was a mistake. ‘There is no need to inject racial psychoanalysis into the (public) conversation when straightforward political analysis is more than sufficient to the task.’

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NATO Newslinks 25 May 2011: Obama, Cameron predict success in Libya

25 May 2011 — williambowles.info

WRAPUP 4-NATO ups strikes in Tripoli, sees no Iraq parallel
Reuters
By Matt Faloon and Joseph Logan LONDON/TRIPOLI, May 25 (Reuters) – US President Barack Obama warned Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Wednesday there would be ‘no let up’ in pressure on him to go, following a second successive night of heavy NATO …
www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/25/libya-idUSLDE74N2DB20110525

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Wikileaks Newslinks 25 May 2011

25 May 2011 — williambowles.info

India’s political prince battles criticism
The Associated Press
But a series of electoral setbacks, an embarrassing Wikileaks revelation and his accusation, without proof, that police killed and raped protesting farmers in an opposition-led state has left some questioning whether Gandhi has the skill, experience or …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gH2qSjjuKQfi4TAGVxPrc40jUs3g?docId=cfc298d0e4064664994e0e6582e5ee15

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 25 May 2011: Supporter of Bradley Manning Sues the US Government

25 May 2011– williambowles.info

Frontline’s ‘WikiSecrets’ Explores Mysteries of Bradley Manning
PBS NewsHour
On Tuesday’s edition of Frontline, entitled “WikiSecrets,” correspondent Martin Smith unravels the mysteries of Bradley Manning, the Army private who allegedly stole thousands of classified government documents and shared them with WikiLeaks. …
www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/jan-june11/wikisecrets_05-24.html

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Spain Newslinks 25 May 2011

25 May 2011– williambowles.info

Euro zone wonders which economy will be the next to fail
GlobalPost
A woman with her mouth taped shut participates in a protest against Spain’s economic crisis and its sky-high jobless rate at the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid on May 20, 2011. (Pedro Armestre/AFP/Getty Images) BRUSSELS, Belgium — Any European Rip …
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/debt-crisis/110524/euro-zone-european-debt-crisis

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Media Lens: Bad News From The BBC – Part 1: ‘Replete With Imbalance And Distortion’

25 May 2011 — Media Lens

One of the main headlines on the BBC news homepage earlier this month read, ‘Violence erupts at Israel borders’. Israeli soldiers had shot dead at least 12 protesters and injured dozens more. BBC ‘impartiality’ decreed that the brutal killings were presented almost as an act of nature, a volcanic eruption that simply happened.

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Protests continue in Spain as ruling Socialist Party suffers electoral defeat By Paul Mitchell

23 May 2011 — Global ResearchWorld Socialist Web Site

Tens of thousands of protestors continued to occupy Madrid’s Puerta del Sol and other centres in numerous cities and towns across Spain through the weekend, despite a government ban. Spain held regional and municipal elections on Sunday, which returned a big defeat for the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) government of José Luis Zapatero.

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Deepening Economic and Social Crisis: Will Indignation Salvage Spain? By Pablo Ouziel

24 May 2011 — Global ResearchPablo Ouziel

Indignation is the catch phrase in Spain these days, most feel it and most express it, but the collective shouting seems to fall into a vacuum that can soon lead to despair. Much has been said about the popular-uprising taking place in Spain as a lead up to the regional and local elections. With citizens camped in city squares across the country, many feel this is the beginning of a much anticipated ‘European summer’ of discontent in which the people of Europe following the example set by Arab streets, take their turn in demanding democracy, justice and peace. Some commentary on the Internet has even begun to point to the possibility of a ‘North American Fall’ to follow from this uprising for change; but rather than predicting what might happen in North America, this is a time for reflection and critique of what it is that might have started in Spain, and what it is that such a popular movement is going to be coming up against in the coming months.

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The West is Trapped in its Own Propaganda By Paul Craig Roberts

24 May 2011 — The Greanville Post

Hillary Clinton Needs a Mirror

One of the wishes that readers often express to me came true on May 11. I was on the mainstream media. It was a program with a worldwide reach–the BBC World Service. There were others on the program as well, and the topic was Hillary Clinton’s remarks (May 10) about the lack of democracy and human rights in China.

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Obama Claims To Reset The Imperial Clock By Glen Ford

25 May 2011 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Since when does the leader of an empire voluntarily “reset” to become a non-interfering power? Never. President Obama’s speech, last week, was mainly geared to maintaining U.S. supremacy in the Mideast and North Africa following the shock of the Arab Reawakening. Obama chided Arabs and Africans who believe colonialism is the root of their problems. But “if colonialism is a thing of the distant past, then why are the combined militaries of the world’s historical colonial powers, the U.S. and Europe, bombing and strafing their way through Africa?”

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Protecting Us from Our Freedoms: Congress Set to Renew Patriot Act Spy Provisions By Tom Burghardt

25 May 2011 — Global Research Antifascist Calling…

As night follows day, you can count on Congress to serve as loyal servants and willing accomplices of our out-of-control National Security State.

Last week, in another shameless demonstration of congressional “bipartisanship,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) forged a filthy backroom deal that reauthorizes insidious surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act for an additional four years.

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