Black Agenda Report May 21, 2014: Michelle & Barack Shill 4 WalMart, Newark Voters Reject School Privatizatn, Asante Must Go

21 May 2014 — Black Agenda Report

This Week in Black Agenda Report

POTUS_FLOTUS_shill4walmartBy BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Democrats in labor unions and figures like former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and others were justly outraged at Barack Obama’s latest wet kiss to Wal-Mart earlier this month. But First Lady Michelle Obama has been in bed with the giant retailer for years. Is this a nasty bug in the Obama presidency, or a corrupt core feature?

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Video: New video shows Palestinian youths killed by Israeli army on Nakba Day posed no threat to soldiers By Allison Deger

20 May 2014 — Mondoweiss

Video of the two Palestinians killed last Thursday at an annual Nakba Day protest outside of Ofer prison show the youths did not pose a threat to life to Israeli soldiers. And a photo set reveals one medic was shot in the head while aiding a wounded youth (Warning: graphic images).

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 20 May 2014

2 May 2014 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Al-Hamdallah: No Peace Agreement, Or Truce, Without Releasing All Detainees
IMEMC – [Tuesday, May 20, 2014] Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami al-Hamdallah, stated there can be no peace with Israel, or even a truce, without the release of all Palestinian political prisoners held by the Israeli occupation. …
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‘Zombie parliament:’ British MPs set for 223 days off work in 2014

21 May 2014 — RT

MPs have just started a 19 day early summer holiday, right after they had an 18 day Easter break, RT’s Sara Firth reports. They’ll then sit for seven weeks before a six week fully paid summer holiday. And if that’s not enough they get a month off in the autumn for party conferences.

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