Jimmy Smith: ‘A Night in Tunisia’

6 March 2014 — Jazz on the Tube

Written by Frank Paparelli and Dizzy Gillespie in 1942, “A Night in Tunisia’ has since become a jazz standard. Charlie Parker, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins and Victor Wooten have all performed covers.

This performance of the song from The Jimmy Smith Quintet is from 1986. Personnel: Jon Faddis, trumpet; James Moody, alto sax; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Jimmy Smith, organ; Grady Tate, drums. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report for March 6, 2014: At Russia's Gate, "Journalists" Follow Obama, Chokwe Lumumba & Jackson Rising

6 March 2014 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The United States is more than just an ally to fascists in Ukraine and everywhere else; the American South provided an historical model for fascism. “The fascist order of the pre-Sixties Solid South was simply a domestic expression of U.S. Manifest Destiny – the national religion.” The fascists – both local and imperial – have laid siege to Russia. Continue reading

Putin’s ‘Delusions’ and Double Standards By Peter Hart

6 March 2014 — FAIR Blog

An effective propaganda system will either mostly disappear inconvenient facts, or allow this information to surface if it comes out of the mouth of an enemy leader who is said to be out of touch with reality. 

Vladimir Putin on CBSRussian President Vladimir Putin deliriously suggested that some US military actions may have been illegal.

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Israel’s War on Facebook By Richard Silverstein

6 March 2014 — Dissident Voice

I mean the title of this article in two ways: first, the Shabak is at war with Palestinians using social media in order to express their nationalist political views. Second, the Israeli far-right is using Facebook as a potent means to advance its own genocidal views against Palestinians. If that sounds like a double standard…well, welcome to Israel, the land of hypocrisy and double standards.

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“Democratization” and Anti-Semitism in Ukraine: Neo-Nazi Symbols become “The New Normal” By Julie Lévesque

6 March 2014 — Global Research

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Dmitry Yarosh, leader of far-right movement Right Sector, now on an international wanted list and charged with inciting terrorism.

In the following video filmed in the Ukrainian Parliament and posted in late December 2013, we can clearly see on the pillars two flags which are listed in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) “Visual Database of Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos”: the White power flag and the Confederate flag. Continue reading

Video: Ukraine Divided

5 March 2014 — Stop Imperialism

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on CrossTalk to debate the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.  Draitser provides his analysis of recent developments on the ground and what they mean for the conflict moving forward.  He explains some of the key geopolitical and economic issues at stake, noting the integral role of the US-EU-NATO powers in fomenting and exacerbating the situation.  Draitser also examines the hypocrisy of US media and foreign policy on Ukraine and Russia’s actions.  These issues and much much more… Continue reading

Patrons of Ukraine’s Nazi Putschists Spook Russia with Sanctions: Diplomatic Bluff By Andrey Areshev

6 March 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

As the events in and around Ukraine unfold, the reaction of some Western circles becomes close to hysteria. The resistance to the fascist putsch staged in Crimea and Novorussia (New Russia) has evoked unparalleled anxiety in the ranks of European, and, especially, US diplomats. There is a plethora of retaliatory measures Russia is threatened with including awe-evoking suspension of preparations for the breath shooting session called «G8 summit» and freezing Russian officials and natural persons’ bank accounts. 

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 5 March 2014: Netanyahu Demands Palestinians Recognize Israel as 'Jewish State'

5 March 2014 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Three, Including Minor, Kidnapped from West Bank and Jerusalem
IMEMC – The Israeli army, on Wednesday, abducted two people from the West Bank city of Hebron, including a minor, in addition to a youth from the Jerusalem area, according to local sources. …
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