Black Agenda Report for 7 August 2013: Stand Yr Ground & Beyond, Detroit: Tar Sands Hell, NSA-DEA Info Pipeline

7 August 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

Stand Your Ground and Beyond: The Whole Criminal Justice System is Arrayed Against Blacks

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The battle against Stand Your Ground laws must be “one front in the war against the legitimacy of a criminal justice system that is fundamentally hostile to the Black presence in the United States.” The task requires a mass Movement – one that avoids the clutches of the Black Misleadership Class, which seeks to “divert Black rage down avenues that do not threaten their own relationships with Power.” Continue reading

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 2-8 October 2011: Tar Sands / China / Russia / Chavez / Pakistan / USA

8 October 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Tar Sands in Alberta and the Future of Obama
08.10.2011 | 00:00 | Rafe MAIR (Canada)
There is no question that Mr. Obama is being beaten up by the Republicans, especially the right wing “Tea Party” group… Mr. Obama is already being pummelled for bailing out big banks and brokerage houses, by his party, the Democrats, while the Republicans, under whose watch the market crashed blame him for not bailing out enough and, get this, for bailing out the big banks and brokerage houses in the first place…

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Indigenous Summit Shows the Way on Climate Change By Diana Bronson

4 May, 2009 – Climate and Capitalism

‘Our peoples have been wounded many times over but we have always had our environment and our land. That is no longer so sure. Climate Change needs to be reframed as a human rights issue.’

Reprinted with permission from rabble. Diana Bronson works with the ETC Group and is a member of rabble’s board of directors.

‘The West needs to undergo structural adjustment, like a junkie needs to be weaned off drugs. We need, in fact, to shift back to what our traditional societies were like not so long ago. The right thing to do is to refuse all forms of insanity – vigorously oppose all new fossil fuel development – get away from crack cocaine that is the tar sands. Recognize that agribusiness is a driver of climate change. We must fight our own unsustainable practices and also those of the world economy and globalization. Globalization is predicated on access to cheap oil and to money. And that is no longer the case.’ – Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Honour the Earth

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