Black Agenda Report for Friday, Nov 9, 2013: Detroit As Dred Scott, Saving the White Man, AFRICOM Riding High

8 November 2013 — Black Agenda Report

Friday, Nov. 8: This week in Black Agenda Report

Detroit as Dred Scott

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The bum-rush to bankrupt Detroit is the leading legal edge in Wall Street’s drive to declare Black urban dwellers “beings of an inferior order” with no rights that Capital is bound to respect. The verdict will be applicable to the rest of the 99 percent, as well. “In America, race – more properly, white supremacy – has always been the magic wedge.” Continue reading

Black Agenda Report for Oct 30, 2013: Wall St. vs Detroit / Military Takeover Chicago / Black Faces for White People

30 October 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Detroit is the battleground chosen by Wall Street to crush the last vestiges of American democracy by creating “the template for direct corporate rule.” Finance capital recognizes that it can no longer coexist with democratic institutions, which are most easily destroyed by attacking Black rule in the cities. Continue reading

Hugo Chavez, Humble Man Who Transformed the World By Rick Rozoff and John Robles

7 March 2013 — Stop NATO

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He reconfigured the power relationships not only in the Western Hemisphere, but globally, in a way that could not have been foreseen. The head of state of a country that isn’t a tremendously large one, isn’t a tremendously powerful one, certainly not in military terms, but this is a man who made frequent visits to Russia, to the African continent, to the Middle East, to China, who cultivated relationships with the emerging multi-polar world…

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Media: Tom Friedman's Apple Hunch By Peter Hart

20 February 2013 FAIR Blog

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman is, for reasons that remain entirely unclear, considered a wise man in elite media circles. His columns and books are read by others in the business, who then turn around and pretend they know something because they read it in a Tom Friedman column.

Thomas Friedman

NYT’s Friedman

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Video: Chavez Misses Inauguration, Will Be Sworn in by Supreme Court if he Recovers

11 January, 2013The Real News Network

 

Alex Main (CEPR): Venezuelan opposition hopes to take advantage of crisis but after sweeping state elections and winning decisively in the Presidential election, Chavez forces unlikely to lose power in a new election

 

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: July 9, 2011

9 July 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Caribbean Community Heads Of State Condemn NATO’s War On Libya
  • Romanian President: Would Have Joined Hitler’s Invasion Of Russia
  • Counterinsurgency: U.S. Marines Conduct Training In Eight Black Sea, Balkans Countries
  • Israel’s Netanyahu, Military Follow U.S. And NATO Into Bulgaria
  • New NATO-EU Adjunct: Weimar Triangle Combat Group
  • NATO Tankers Attacked In Pakistan

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Torture Firm Risks Incorporated Tied To Destructive Evictions in Haiti By Ansel Herz

29 May 2011 — Narco News

US Security Firm Caught Training Mexican Police in Torture Techniques Is Working in the Caribbean

Security forces who are tearing down makeshift tent camps inhabited by Haitians displaced in last year’s earthquake were trained by Risks Incorporated, a US private security firm involved in torture trainings in Mexico, a Narco News investigation has found. Three camps in Delmas, a district in central Port-au-Prince, have been destroyed in the past week, sending families fleeing into the street with nowhere to go.

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Manifest Haiti: Monsanto's Destiny By Ryan Stock

20 January, 2011 — Truthout

Let It Burn

“A fabulous Easter gift,” commented Monsanto Director of Development Initiatives Elizabeth Vancil. Nearly 60,000 seed sacks of hybrid corn seeds and other vegetable seeds were donated to post-earthquake Haiti by Monsanto. In observance of World Environment Day, June 4, 2010, roughly 10,000 rural Haitian farmers gathered in Papaye to march seven kilometers to Hinche in celebration of this gift. Upon arrival, these rewarded farmers took their collective Easter baskets of more than 400 tons of vegetable seeds and burned them all.[i] “Long live the native maize seed!” they chanted in unison. “Monsanto’s GMO [genetically modified organism] & hybrid seed violate peasant agriculture!”

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