Black Agenda Report March 26, 2014: Obama: Putin-Baiter and Preventive Detainer, Aggression Rewarded, Rwanda's Secret to Success

26 March 2014 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

President Obama has thrown international law into history’s dustbin, torn up the U.S. Bill of Rights, and is mapping millions for possible future detention. “One court order + one suspect number + three hops = everybody remotely involved in anti-war activity.” Continue reading

Who Is Dying in Venezuela? A Revealing NYT Correction By Peter Hart

26 March 2014 — FAIR Blog

Venezuelan protester (cc photo: Andrés E. Azpúrua)

Venezuelan protester (cc photo: Andrés E. Azpúrua)

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has an op-ed in the New York Times today (3/26/14). Given that he is currently being held in a military prison, the piece is notable. But the most revealing part might be a correction that appears at the end: 

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My reply to Guardian’s Shaun Walker By Jonathon Cook

26 March 2014 — Jonathon Cook

Dear Shaun,
I wanted to bring my readers’ attention to your response to my critique of your recent article in the Guardian headlined “Ukraine and Crimea: what is Putin thinking?”. Given that you commented late, and only on Facebook, most of those who read the critique probably never saw your reply. I am therefore posting it in full at the bottom of this page.

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Ukraine: The Corporate Annexation. “For Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto, It’s a Gold Mine of Profits” By JP Sottile

25 March 2014 — The Ecologist

stealing_money_safe_lg_nwmAs the US and EU apply sanctions on Russia over its annexation’ of Crimea, JP Sottile reveals the corporate annexation of Ukraine. For Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto, there’s a gold mine of profits to be made from agri-business and energy exploitation.

The potential here for agriculture / agribusiness is amazing … production here could double … Ukraine’s agriculture could be a real gold mine.

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Ukrainian Junta and Maidan By Alexander Gaponenko

26 March 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The newly installed regime in Kiev does not control the situation neither in the country, nor in the capital. At the beginning of March the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ukraine Security Service declared an amnesty for those who give in illegally held arms. The deadline was March 21, the plans failed. Even according to distorted official data, 638 pistols, 43 Kalashnikov automatic rifles and 6 handguns are missing. The issue is acute because Maidan is seen as a growing threat to the junta, pretty soon it is going to be swept and cleaned up.

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Egypt on the verge of a social explosion By Jean Shaoul

26 March 2014 — WSWS

The purpose of the military junta’s savage repression of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), expressed most recently in the mass death sentence handed down March 24 against 529 of its members, is not just the elimination of its main bourgeois political rival. It is aimed at intimidating and suppressing opposition to what the military-backed government has in store for the working class.

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Video: Media 'Staged' Syria Chemical Attack

24 March 2014 — Truthseeker

BBC ‘total fabrication from beginning to end’ of Syria ‘atrocity’. CIA caught infiltrating CNN, and Operation Mockingbird is back. The Truthseeker interviews, UK Member of Parliament George Galloway; Illinois University Professor of International Law Francis Boyle; investigative reporter John Helmer and ordinary Syrians.

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