Gil Scott-Heron, Spoken-Word Musician, Dies at 62

29 May, 2011 — Jazz on the Tube

Gil Scott-Heron, Spoken-Word Musician, Dies at 62


NEW YORK (AP) — Musician Gil Scott-Heron, who helped lay the groundwork for rap by fusing minimalistic percussion, political expression and spoken-word poetry on songs such as “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” died Friday at age 62.

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Members of US Congress Express Outrage Over Camp Destructions by Haitian Police

26 May 2011 —

Washington, DC—On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Rep. Donald M. Payne (NJ), Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY), Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL), and Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) made a joint statement in response to the eviction and destruction of camps on public property in the Delmas district of Port-au-Prince:

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Take Action to Stop Violent Force Evictions in Haiti

26 May 2011 — Trans Africa

Members of the Haitian National Police accompanied by agents of Mayor Wilson Jeudy of Delmas have been destroying camps in the Delmas neighborhood of Haiti’s capital. On Monday, May 23rd, they arrived after many people had left the camp to look for work and immediately began to destroy tents with batons. People were injured by swinging batons, and later at least one individual was wounded when the police fired shots to disperse the newly homeless who gathered at the scene to protest their forced eviction.

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Libyan war updates/Stop NATO news: 28 May, 2011: “Just One Step From Sending In Ground Troops”: British Attack Helicopters Wield “Gruesome” Cluster Bomb Missiles

28 May 2-11 — Stop NATO

  • “Just One Step From Sending In Ground Troops”: British Attack Helicopters Wield “Gruesome” Cluster Bomb Missiles
  • African Leaders Demand NATO Stop Air Strikes Against Libya
  • NATO’s Libyan Air War: 8,595 Sorties, 3,274 Strike Missions
  • French Warplanes Forced To Land In Malta
  • Pentagon Plan To Muscle Out China: New Scramble For Africa
  • Afghanistan: 15 NATO Soldiers Killed In Three Days

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The Anglo-American Military Axis: West Backs Holy Alliance For Control Of Arab World And Persian Gulf By Rick Rozoff

26 May, 2011 — Global ResearchStop NATO

The standard-bearers of Anglo-American imperialism in the current epoch, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron, met in London on May 25 to discuss the world’s two ongoing wars of aggression, those in Afghanistan and Libya, both under the command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization dominated by Washington and London.

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Video: What is the Internet hiding from you? By Eli Pariser

27 May 2011 — Democracy Now!

The internet is increasingly becoming an echo chamber in which websites tailor information according to the preferences they detect in each viewer. When some users search the word “Egypt,” they may get the latest news about the revolution, others might only see search results about Egyptian vacations. The top 50 websites collect an average of 64 bits of personal information each time we visit—and then custom-design their sites to conform to our perceived preferences.

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Video: Israel and US Strategic Interests

28 May 2011 — The Real News Network

Lawrence Wilkerson: Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are far more important than Israel to US strategic interests from view of US military

Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired United States Army soldier and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson is an adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary where he teaches courses on US national security. He also instructs a senior seminar in the Honors Department at the George Washington University entitled “National Security Decision Making.”

NATO Defies Africa By Intensifying Bombardment Of Libya By Tichaona Chifamba

27 May 2011 — Global ResearchXinhua

Africa demands fall on deaf ears amid NATO bombardment on Libya

-In essence, the leaders’ demand for a ceasefire is of no consequence as the western powers have so far simply ignored it, in the same way the French helped remove former Cote d’Ivoire president Laurent Gbagbo, despite African resistance to foreign military intervention.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 27 May, 2011:

27 May, 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Settlers To March In Sheikh Jarrah Next Wednesday
IMEMC – Saturday May 28, 2011 – 02:56, Extremist Israeli settlers intend to hold a provocative procession starting from Sheikh Jarrah Palestinian neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem to mark 44 years since Israel occupied the city.

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New on Strategic Culture Foundation 27 May 2011

27 May 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Visegrad Bloc

27.05.2011 | 17:00 | Vladislav GULEVICH (Ukraine)
The countries of the Visegrad Group (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) on the 12th of May announced their intention to create a new military bloc, which by the year 2016 might turn into a full-fledged organization, part of its functions acquired from NATO. Starting from 2013 the Visegrad Group will be taking part in NATO-led Response Force military drills… Countries of the new military bloc stretch out form the Baltic coast to Romania`s borders…

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Information Clearing House Newsletter May 27, 2011: Nato Rejects Libya Truce Offer

May 27, 2011 — Information Clearing House

The New Face Of War
“We don’t need no stinkin’ badges”

By Conn Hallinan
The assassination of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden did more than knock off America’s Public Enemy Number One, it formalized a new kind of warfare, where sovereignty is irrelevant, armies tangential, and decisions are secret.

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