Eddie Harris: ‘Listen Here’

23 January 2014 — Jazz on the Tube

This performance — on June 20, 1969 — would occur just a couple of days after Eddie Harris had finished recording “Swiss Movement,” a live album that would become a smash hit. One of jazz’s best-selling records ever, it also nearly topped R&B charts of the day. Personnel: Eddie Harris, tenor sax, Jodie Christian, piano, Melvin Jackson, bass, Billy Hart, drums

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More than 2,400 Dead as Obama’s Drone Campaign Marks Five Years

23 January 2014 — The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Obama has launched over 390 covert drone strikes in his first five years in office (Pete Souza/White House).

Five years ago, on January 23 2009, a CIA drone flattened a house in Pakistan’s tribal regions. It was the third day of Barack Obama’s presidency, and this was the new commander-in-chief’s first covert drone strike.

Initial reports said up to ten militants were killed, including foreign fighters and possibly a ‘high-value target’ – a successful first hit for the fledgling administration.

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Syria Peace Conference: the Obama’s Administration Orwellian Subterfuge By Ajamu Baraka

21 January 2014 — Black Agenda Report

It is difficult to call this week’s gathering in Montreux, Switzerland, a “peace conference” on Syria, since the U.S. and its allies are determined to change the regime by force of arms. Washington has forged an “unholy alliance with its “Wahhabi allies from Saudi Arabia and al-Qaeda,” who act as America’s “boots on the ground.”

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 22 January 2014

22 January 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Dozens Of Students Injured At Al-Quds University
IMEMC – [Wednesday, January 22, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that dozens of students have been injured at Al-Quds University, in Abu Dis town of occupied East Jerusalem, after dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded it. …

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A Late Victorian Utopia – Wilde’s Socialism in Context By James Thompson

23 January 2014 — New Left Project

For Oscar Wilde, 1891 was a busy year. In addition to ‘The Soul of Man under Socialism,’ published that February in the Fortnightly Review, Wilde released four books, wrote Lady Windermere’s Fan and penned the bulk of Salome. ‘The Soul of Man’ is now read, when it is read at all, through the prism of ‘Oscar Wilde’—gay martyr, canonical playwright and official member of the Irish literary pantheon. A certain effort is required to recall the circumstances of its appearance. But by revisiting the intellectual and cultural world in which it first arrived, we can come to see it—and, perhaps, its author—afresh.

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Charges for migrants and visitors set precedent for wider assault on Britain’s NHS By Tony Robson

23 January 2014 — WSWS

The UK Conservative-Liberal Democrat government is set to introduce, for the first time, charges for accident and emergency (A&E) treatment for temporary migrants and overseas visitors. Until now, charges have only applied to subsequent treatment as an inpatient or outpatient.

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