Black Agenda Report for February 19, 2014: Detroit's Agony: A People's Plan / Obama: More Mass Incarceration / White Men and Guns

19 February 2014 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

Detroit’s Agony Shows Why Black America Needs A People’s Plan for the Cities

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Detroit, the Black Metropolis, is being disassembled. Having stolen local democracy, corporate planners now trip over themselves to create the grid for a new city, in which current residents will live in the shadows. Corporate disinvestment created urban Black majorities. Now, “the methodical return of corporate capital has capped and rolled back the growth of ‘Chocolate Cities’ in the U.S.” Continue reading

NHS IT boss Kelsey wrongly claims leaflet sent to 100% of homes By Jane Fae

19 February 2014 — OurNHS   

Tim Kelsey just keeps getting it wrong.

Confidence in NHS England’s commitment to transparency and openness received another blow this morning as a full and frank explanation of yesterday’s events by NHS IT Director Tim Kelsey made two more inaccurate and misleading statements about the leafleting process.

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15 terrifying images which show that Kiev is a real warzone

19 February 2014 — RT

Anti-government rioters aim their weapons during clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014. (AFP Photo / Genya Savilov)

Anti-government rioters aim their weapons during clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014. (AFP Photo / Genya Savilov)

Corpses on the streets, burning police trucks and military-clad rioters beating law enforcement officers to death with clubs. This collection of visuals proves the words ‘peaceful protests’ are inapplicable to Kiev.

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Cold War CIA Coup Templates Back in Business around the World By Wayne Madsen

19 February 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The greatest collection of status quo enthusiasts can be found at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. As nations around the world attempt to distance themselves from Washington’s financial, military, and political grip, the CIA is reaching into its past playbook to deal with wayward governments. 

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Roundup Linked to Global Boom in Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

19 February 2014 — Sustainable Pulse

Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome are on the rise worldwide, and that rise has taken place in parallel with the increased use of glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide, shows a new US peer-reviewed paper from Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Stephanie Seneff. The review has been published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Toxicology. Continue reading

Clashes in Ukraine signal escalation of US-EU intervention By Oliver Campbell and Peter Symonds

19 February 2014 — WSWS

Violent clashes between police and protesters yesterday in Kiev mark an escalation of the campaign by the pro-Western opposition to oust Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. The opposition, backed by the United States and German governments, aims to install a far-right regime committed to integrating Ukraine within the European Union and implementing its demands for austerity measures.

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