Black Agenda Report for Nov 27, 2013: Lynching as a Misdemeanor / Gates Distorts Black History / Thanks for Whistleblowers

27 November 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Four white San Jose State University students who assaulted a Black teenager for nearly two months have been charged only with misdemeanors, when their crimes actually constitute “felonious battery, terroristic threats, and kidnapping.” The corporate media portrayed the “racist assaults and threats of lynching as nothing more than white rites of adolescent passage” – like “hazing” and “bullying.” Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 26 November 2013: The taboo on boycotting Israel has been broken

26 November 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Three Palestinians Killed By Army Fire In Hebron
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources have reported that three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army fire, on Tuesday evening [November 26, 2013], east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. …

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Information Clearing House 26 November 2013: Pope Slams Capitalism As ‘New Tyranny’

26 November 2013 — — Information Clearing House

Overplaying Its Hand, Israel Still Holds Plenty of U.S. Cards

By Norman Solomon and Abba A. Solomon

All signs point to determined efforts by Israel — and its many allies in the United States — to wreck prospects for a peaceful solution.


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Manning gives thanks to MLK, Malcolm X in rare prison statement

27 November 2013 — RT

In one of the few statements made to the public since she was sentenced this summer for crimes related to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, Manning tells TIME Magazine that she’s hesitant to celebrate Thanksgiving due to the true nature of the sordid relationship between European settlers and Native Americans. Nevertheless, Manning writes from prison that she’s thankful for being aware of such atrocities, and this Thanksgiving appreciates the efforts of Americans who “dare to ask probing, even dangerous, questions.”

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Iran: White House gave false details of nuclear agreement + One-sided interpretation of N-deal

29 November 2013 — RT 

The agreement, reached over the weekend in Geneva, outlines a framework for continued negotiations with Tehran, including a deal which is yet to be finalized. However, Iran now claims that the American factsheet, posted a few hours after the deal was announced on the website of the White House, has omitted some key points and is misleading the public by adjusting the language of the original agreement.Tehran has strongly rejected Washington’s interpretation of the long-awaited interim nuclear agreement reached by the P5+1 nations in Geneva, as Iran’s Foreign Ministry labeled the factsheet released by the US a “one-sided interpretation.”

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Monsanto, the TPP, and Global Food Dominance By Ellen Brown

27 November 2013 — Ellen Brown

“Control oil and you control nations,” said US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the 1970s.  ”Control food and you control the people.”

Global food control has nearly been achieved, by reducing seed diversity with GMO (genetically modified) seeds that are distributed by only a few transnational corporations. But this agenda has been implemented at grave cost to our health; and if the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) passes, control over not just our food but our health, our environment and our financial system will be in the hands of transnational corporations. Continue reading

Here’s your "safer world"…By Manlio Dinucci

26 November 2013 — Voltaire Network

While the West brags this week about having stopped the military nuclear development programme that Iran ended definitively in 1988, Manlio Dinucci reminds us that the production of nuclear weapons in the world has never ceased. So we’re being offered the celebration of a public relations victory to mask the nuclear reality. Continue reading

Copyright Maximalists Harm Authors

26 November 2013 — Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Copyright maximalists want all sorts of new laws to “help authors get paid”. Well, I’m a published author, and all their efforts to “help” cost me money. Even if we strictly limit the argument to printed books, copyright maximalists still only succeed in harming authors and publishers. This is how.

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Media Lens: Endless Stalemate: How Fossil Fuel Interests Are Killing Climate Action By David Cromwell

26 November 2013 — Media Lens

The devastation wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has led to heart-wrenching scenes of human suffering, with the death toll now put at over 5,000 and likely to rise still further. Yeb Sano, the head of the Philippines climate delegation, gave a moving speech at the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, linking the typhoon to global warming, and then went on a hunger strike which would last, he said, ‘until we stop this madness’.

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War Crimes Tribunal: “Beyond Reasonable Doubt”, Israel Found Guilty of Genocide

26 November 2013 — Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) versus the State of Israel


The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (KLWCT) after listening to the testimonies of 11 prosecution witnesses and voluminous documentary evidence and extensive submissions by the prosecution and amicus curiae delivered its judgement on the two charges against the State of Israel and retired Army general Amos Yaron.

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Book Review: Israel’s Evolution towards a Fascist Racist State By Jim Miles

26 November 2013 — Global Research

Review of ‘Goliath – Life and loathing in Greater Israel’ by Max Blumenthal, Nation Books, 2013


This is a powerfully written book, a mixture of current events, historical data, and personal anecdotal comments and stories. Throughout there are pervasive themes that clearly outline the nature of the Israeli state as it exists today. From May 2009 up to early 2013, Max Blumenthal passed “many prolonged stays in the Holy Land,” from which he derived this current assessment.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 25 November 2013: As Kerry talks peace, Israeli settlers dispossess Palestinians

25 November 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Security Forces Clashe With Gunmen In Nablus
IMEMC – [Monday November 25, 2013] Palestinian sources have reported that Palestinian security men and gunmen exchanged fire in the Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. …

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Is Monsanto’s Glyphosate RoundUp the New Agent Orange? By Christina Sarich

26 November 2013 —

Monsanto has been in the poison game for a long time. All the propaganda in the world can’t erase the fact that they first poisoned thousand of Vietnamese, Thai, and Koreans as well as countless American soldiers with Agent Orange, who only now receive compensation for the effects of Monsanto’s bio-warfare decades later. The proof is finally so pervasive that the company can no longer just sweep away evidence of their evil-doing.

The War on Welfare: From ‘Social Security’ to ‘Social Insecurity’ By Bruce Bennett and Imogen Tyler

26 November 2013 — New Left Project

Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality. – Article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. Continue reading