Black Agenda Video Update — Two More Eyewitness Libya Videos

14 July 2011 — Black Agenda Report – News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Although US drones are flying in, and US bombs are falling from Libyan skies, the president insists that the US is not waging war in Libya. The facts however, say otherwise. This week’s Black Agenda Video update includes two members of US citizen fact finding delegations, the Bay Area’s Dedon Kamathi and Atlanta’s Lucy Grider Bradley. Continue reading


13 July 2011 — The News Dissector

The Murdoch Crime Syndicate: The Latest

Murdoch, savaged in parliament, pulls BSkyB bid

LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch withdrew his bid for British broadcaster BSkyB on Wednesday in the face of cross-party hostility in parliament following allegations of widespread criminality at one of his tabloid newspapers.

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Libya Newslinks 14 July 2011

14 July 2011 —

Turkey Urges Support for ‘Road Map’ to End Libyan Conflict
Fox News
AP ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey will seek support for a “road map” to help end the Libyan crisis when countries backing NATO’s military mission gather in Istanbul to increase the pressure on Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi. US Secretary of State Hillary …

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Somalia Newslinks 14 July 2011

14 July 2011 —

Horn of Africa drought: Kenya to open Ifo II camp
BBC News
Kenya has agreed to open a new refugee camp near its border with Somalia, as thousands are fleeing the region’s worst drought in 60 years. Prime Minister Raila Odinga said the Ifo II camp, which can fit up to 80000 people, would open within 10 days. …

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Yemen Newslinks 14 July 2011

14 July 2011 —

US airstrike kills 3 Islamic militants in Yemen
The Seattle Times
Yemeni officials say a US warplane has attacked a police station overrun by Islamic militants in southern Yemen, killing three of the fighters. By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. Yemeni officials say a US …

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Egypt Newslinks 14 July 2011

14 July 2011 —

Egypt Delays Vote, Fires Police
Wall Street Journal
By MATT BRADLEY Egypt’s revolutionaries are still able to mobilize large crowds to Cairo’s Tahrir Square, as seen Wednesday. CAIRO—Egypt’s interim government on Wednesday said it would delay parliamentary elections and fire police officers implicated …

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Freedom Rider: Rupert Murdoch and Media Corruption By Margaret Kimberley

13 July 2011 — Black Agenda Report

By BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

r-murdoch.jpgThe bottomless cesspool that was Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World is gone, but the ruthless corporate politics of its master still hold sway in the U.S. and Britain. Murdoch is the great vampire of media corruption and consolidation on both sides of the Atlantic. But he is not a solitary villain. ‘Murdoch was not the only media beneficiary when the FCC allowed him and others to consolidate their power and influence.’ All corporate media are truth thieves.

‘Murdoch felt he had nothing to fear from politicians and that he was probably right to be so unconcerned.’

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Murdoch’s empire expansion halts as British probe brings more arrests — RT

14 July 2011 — RT

Britain wants Rupert Murdoch to testify before parliament over the wiretapping scandal. Earlier, the media mogul was pressured out of a deal with the UK’s largest satellite broadcaster.

The deal would have put him in control of a large part of the British media market.

The US businessman and his son James, who oversaw Murdoch’s News Corp’s expansion in the UK, have earlier refused to appear before British investigators, and have been issued a summons on Thursday. It is unclear whether they will submit to the summons.

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