Black Agenda Report 3 April 2013: Atlanta School Racketeering Indictments, Hidden US Crimes in Iraq, Liberating Dr. King

3 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

Why Was Atlanta’s Beverly Hall Indicted For Racketeering While Michelle Rhee Won’t Be?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Atlanta’s black former school superintendent and 34 other black teachers and administrators have been indicted for “racketeering” in a cheating scandal. Why aren’t others like former DC Schools chancellor Michelle Rhee and her team indicted? Should we be rallying the racial wagons around Dr. Hall and the other 34? No way.

Jacob Collier sings 'Pure Imagination'

3 April 2013 — Jacob Collier

Got sent this by a companero: a clever video by Jacob Collier performing his version of the title song from ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Pure Imagination’ with Collier singing six-part harmony and also on melodica. According to his website, he’s 15 years old and all his music was recorded in his own music room and he plays all the instruments as well. Lots more like this here. Enjoy!

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Video: Jimmy Smith Trio on Jazz Scene USA

3 April 2013 — Mosaic Records


Jazz Scene U.S.A. was a short-lived syndicated television show shot in Los Angeles in the early ‘60s and hosted by Oscar Brown, Jr. This episode is given over to the Jimmy Smith trio with Quentin Warren and Donald Bailey. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing this amazing musician live, enjoy this. – Michael Cuscuna

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For the Finance Minister of Germany, Crisis Is a “Necessity” By Victor Grossman

2 April 2013 — MRZine

Angela Merkel’s face usually displays a rather plain, friendly, almost benign expression, matching her simple, benign words.  But in rare unguarded moments, some claim, they glimpse a very hard visage, which is matched, equally rarely, by hardly benign words, like her annoyed statement that Cyprus was “exhausting the patience of its euro partners.”  Yes, Angela can get annoyed and lose patience, above all with those irresponsible lands and leaders to the south so reluctant to manfully bear the required share of their burdens.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 2 April 2013: Stand With Us poster sends truly universal message – accidentally

2 April 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Army Attacks Palestinians Protesters In Jerusalem
IMEMC – Israeli soldiers, attacked on Tuesday, a nonviolent protest that was held in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, and claimed that the protest was held without a permit from the Police in the occupied city. …

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New Occupational Breast Cancer Study Challenges the Cancer Establishment

3 April 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 796

By James Brophy, Robert DeMatteo, Margaret Keith and Michael Gilbertson

As part of a team of international researchers, we have produced a new epidemiological study[1] on the causes of breast cancer. This study adds considerable weight to a growing body of evidence that challenges the prevailing beliefs of the cancer establishment that has minimized the risk of breast cancer posed by occupational and environmental exposures to chemicals. Continue reading