Black Agenda 27 March 2013: Is the Prison Industrial Complex Real? Throwing BRICS at US Empire, Obama Turns Right

27 March 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Michelle Alexander’s 2010 book “New Jim Crow” provided a language to talk about the prison state that we never had before. But is it entirely accurate? Is the prison industrial complex real? What’s the difference between fighting against racism or a “new jim crow” or a “prison industrial complex” and confronting the reality of the prison state?

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa: BRICS go over the Wall By Pepe Escobar

27 March 2013 — Asia Times

Reports on the premature death of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have been greatly exaggerated. Western corporate media is flooded with such nonsense, perpetrated in this particular case by the head of Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

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Obama Unleashes Dogs of War in Syria By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

26 March, 2013

The smoke screen given to the United States President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel has lifted. But then, no one really bought the thesis that it was a mere kiss-and-make-up visit aimed at improving Obama’s personal chemistry with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that prompted the US president to jet down to the Middle East in a rare overseas trip. 

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 26 March 2013: Time to Freeze Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Profits in Israel

26 March 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Journalists detained in Hebron, two civilians abducted by Israeli troops
IMEMC – On the afternoon of the 24th March, two Palestinian Al Jazeera journalists arrived into Hebron to interview a Palestinian family living near the illegal Israeli settlement in the area of Tel Rumeida. When they arrived, settlers called the Israeli military and police, who arrived and confiscated the journalists’ ID cards, despite having seen their press credentials. … 

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ICH 26 March 2013: Obama Unleashes Dogs of War in Syria

26 March 2013 — Information Clearing House

Threat of Pre-emptive Nuclear War Directed Against Iran

By Michel Chossudovsky

Mini-nukes are the chosen weapons system under the doctrine of pre-emptive nuclear war, to be used in the conventional war theater against terrorists and ‘state sponsors of terrorism’, including the Islamic Republic of Iran.


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