Black Agenda Report 13 November 2013: Broken Promises Min Wage / Detroit Down for Count / Justice for Renisha McBride

13 November 2913 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

If President Obama and his party didn’t even try to deliver on their 2008 campaign promise of a minimum wage hike when they had the White House and both houses of Congress on lockdown in 2010 and 2011, what does their sudden rediscovery of the minimum wage mean now, when they know they can move nothing through Congress?  Are they and their sheepdogs, the so-called “progressive Democrats” just yanking our chain again? Continue reading

Information Clearing House 13 November 2013: David Cameron Blocks Report that Exposes Tony Blair’s Iraq War Crimes

13 November 2013 — Information Clearing House

America on the Self-Defeating Path to War

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett

The Obama administration’s hegemonically abusive refusal to recognize Iran’s right to safeguarded enrichment is not just diplomatically and strategically counter-productive-it is illegal.


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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 13 November 2013

13 November 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Man Seriously Injured After Being Assaulted By Extremists In Jerusalem
IMEMC – A Palestinian man identified as Kamel Basseela, 48 years of age, was seriously injured after two Israeli extremists dropped a stone on him as he was heading to work in occupied Jerusalem. The wounded man was moved to surgery suffering fractures in his spine, and a ruptured artery. …

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Ahmad Jamal, Idris Muhammad

13 November 2013 — Jazz on the Tube

Personnel: Ahmad Jamal, piano, James Cammack, bass, Idris Muhammad, drums. Recorded in Vienna 2001

Idris Muhammad (born Leo Morris) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November, 13, 1939. At 16, Muhammad was the drummer on Fats Domino’s 1956 hit “Blueberry Hill”. He’s been the backbone of many bands including ones led by Lou Donaldson, Johnny Griffin, Pharoah Sanders and Grover Washington, Jr. Continue reading

Why, really, has Netanyahu put settlement expansion on hold? By Alan Hart

14 November 2013 — Alan Hart


His own explanation was that he wants to avoid or minimise the prospects for an “unnecessary confrontation” with the international community, for which read President Obama and the European leaders who would follow his lead (with the arguable exception of the French whore).

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Police State UK: Britain’s Surveillance State By Stephen Dorril, Tom Mills

14 November 2013 — New Left Project

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has revealed the existence of an international network of mass surveillance in which Britain’s GCHQ plays a central role, working closely with European partners, but subordinate to the United States.  Stephen Dorril is the founding co-editor of Lobster and a lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.  He has worked as an author, researcher and investigative journalist specialising in intelligence since 1986 and is the author of a number of books on intelligence and British politics including MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service.  He spoke to NLP’s Tom Mills about the Snowden revelations, corporate power and the origins of British intelligence and the ‘special relationship’. Continue reading

The realities of outsourcing: court interpreters mean miscarriages of justice By Joel Sharples

14 November 2013 — Our Kingdom

Since court interpreting has been outsourced, wages have plummeted, quality of interpreting has dropped to a dangerous level, and the justice system has often ground to a halt. A foretaste of what to expect from outsourced services across the country? Continue reading

Is the “Nightmare of Marxist revolution” stalking Britain? By Rob Sewell

14 November 2013 — Socialist Appeal

People are becoming increasingly revolutionary, according to the latest polls. A growing hatred for big business and profiteering comes on top of the bankers’ bonus scandals, the Libor rigging scandal, the foreign exchange manipulation scandal, and the callous profiteering of the energy companies. Energy companies are now trusted less than bankers and car salesmen. This backlash against capitalism has rung alarm bells amongst the apologists of big business.

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