BA_Report, 5 October 2011: Democracy Now!'s Libya Debacle / Occupy Wall Street & DC's Freedom Plaza

5 October 2011 — Black Agenda Report • News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Are Democracy Now!’s Libyan Correspondents Feeding Us the State Department and Pentagon Line on Libya?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Is the independent media movement’s flagship radio-TV show Democracy Now! Pushing the State Department and Pentagon line on Libya instead of “going where the silence is” and telling the truth without fear or favor? Are its Libyan correspondents embedded with the US backed Libyan rebels to such an extent that they have minimized and failed to follow up persistent reports of ethnic cleansing in Libya or investigate whether alleged “mercenaries” ever existed or Khadaffi’s “massacres” ever took place?

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1st Amendment Victory in Goodman v. St. Paul, MN Police

5 October 2011 — Center for Constitutional Rights

Yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) with co-counsel Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York and Albert Goins in Minneapolis, celebrated a landmark settlement in Goodman v. St. Paul, a federal lawsuit brought by Democracy Now! journalists Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, and Nicole Salazar against the Minneapolis-St. Paul police departments and the U.S. Secret Service, arising from law enforcement’s unlawful arrest and use of excessive of force during the journalists’ coverage of protests and demonstrations around the 2008 Republic National Convention (RNC). Learn more about the case here.

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Obama and Bush Administrations Complicit With Bankers’ in Massive Foreclosure Scheme

5 October 2011 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

A new report shows the Obama administration has been just as protective as its Republican predecessor of bank robo-signing: forging the signatures of millions of homeowners in order to foreclose their homes. ‘Theft and fraud were standard practice on Wall Street, and both the Bush and Obama administrations knew it, and protected the criminals.’ Obama didn’t just ‘inherit’ Bush’s entanglement with Wall Street robo-gangsters. He joined the criminal enterprise. Continue reading

Welcome to the Revolution: Life @ OccupyWallStreet’s Liberty Park

5 October 2011 — Amped Status

occupy-wallstreet.jpgI’ve spent countless hours at Liberty Park talking with people of all political persuasions, from all walks of life, from all over this country, no, check that, from all over the world. The second you walk into the occupation, you can’t help but get knocked around like a volleyball. At every turn, there is an amazingly in depth debate on deep political, philosophical, economic and cultural issues. Media cameras are everywhere. Hang out in the park for a few hours and you’ll end up on TVs across the globe. The only way I can sum up the scene is to simply say, ‘This is what revolution looks like.’ … Read More >>

Video: Anonymous: Monday the NYSE goes DOWN

5 October 2011 — Wild-Wild Left

We witness the Government enforcing the laws that punish the 99% while allowing the 1% to escape justice, unharmed, for their crimes against the people.

On the other hand:

‘Anonymous threat’ plot to undermine Wall Street protest? Today at 12:12

The hacker group Anonymous says the resent announcement that it will attack the New York Stock Exchange is actually a false flag operation to mar the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Wikileaks Newslinks 5 October 2011

5 October 2011 —

Wikileaks: Aoun was ready to dump Hezbollah in 2007
Ya Libnan
… Michel Aoun told former US Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman in 2007 that he was willing to dissolve his 2006 Memorandum of Understanding with Hezbollah if he receives a better offer, a classified US embassy cable that was leaked by WikiLeaks revealed. …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 4 October, 2011: Army Closes Ibrahimi Mosque for Muslims, Opens It to Israeli Settlers

4 October 2011 , 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Residents Hurl Shoes At Convoy Of US Ambassador In Ramallah
IMEMC – Wednesday October 05, 2011 – 02:29, As the convoy of U.S. Ambassador, Dan Shapiro, was driving in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday, several Palestinians threw their shows at the convoy to protest the American stance regarding the Palestinians U.N statehood bid, and its ongoing support to the Israeli occupation.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 4 October, 2011: Exclusive "Occupy Wall Street" Unaired Fox Footage

4 October 2011 — Information Clearing House

Alexander’s Curse
Why Blame Pakistan?

By Iftekhar A Khan
If you refused to learn from history and marched into the Afghanistan trap, ignoring what Alexander the Great had cautioned against, we’re hardly to blame for it.

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‘Mowing the grass’ in Yemen By Eric Walberg

4 October 2011 — Eric Walberg

Radical Muslim cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, the victim of assassination by US forces 30 September, was born in New Mexico in 1971, educated at Colorado State University in engineering, and radicalised while preaching in US mosques and visiting Afghanistan in the 1990s. His sermons attracted a large following, first in Denver and then San Diego, where he completed a Masters in education.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: October 5, 2011

5 October 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO War On Libya Attack On Africa, Venezuela Next
  • Russia, China Veto UN Resolution On Syria
  • Thirty Polish Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan
  • Georgia Continues Military Build-Up On Abkhaz, South Ossetian Borders
  • Missiles, Warplanes: U.S., NATO Allies Arm Gulf States Against Iran
  • White House Plans To Further Arm Taiwan Against China
  • Kosovo: Serbs Hold Protest After Latest Deadly Attack
  • Romania Assists Armenia’s NATO Integration
  • Canadian Takes Charge Of NATO Nations Military Police
  • NATO Plans Interim Interceptor Missile Capability
  • ‘Mock’ Ground-Based Interceptor Missile Blocks Alabama Traffic

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