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

Black Agenda Report 16 May 2012: Black Agenda Report – Obama's Gay Gambit / Death By Wall St. / Phantom Issues

16 May 2012Black Agenda Report News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Obama’s No-Risk Drive-By On Gay Marriage

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
The president’s announcement favoring the right of same sex couples to marry is long overdue and better than nothing. But it doesn’t make him a fearless warrior for human rights, any more than Henry Kissinger’s Nobel Peace Prize makes him Mahatma Gandhi.

ACTA – time to win!

2 March 2012Avaaz

Dear friends,

In days, ACTA‘s backers will try and use the courts to revive their failing censorship attempt — referring it to the European Court of Justice with a narrow frame that’s certain to get the greenlight. We can force the court to look at the whole truth of ACTA’s attack on our free internet — and kill this treaty for good. Click below to join:

Click here to sign the petitionIn days, the European Commission will try a last ditch attempt to revive ACTA. But we can shine a light on their dirty trick and foil their plan

Governments are turning their back on ACTA one by one, so the EC is asking their Court of Justice to give the treaty the green light and renew its momentum — but they plan to manipulate the process by giving the court only a narrow, uncontroversial question to consider, hoping it will lead to a positive outcome.

We can push the court to see though the EC‘s ploy and look at all the legal implications of this censorship treaty on our freedoms — forcing a negative decision that kills ACTA for good. Click below to sign the call:

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 5 November 2011: India/Pakistan / Russia / Anti-Globalism / Asia Occupy Wall Street

5 November 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Paradigm Shift in India-Pakistan Relations
05.11.2011 | 00:00 | Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India)
Pakistan on 2 November 2011 decided to accord most favoured nation (MFN) status to India… the new arrangement will help both the countries to meet many of their economic necessities in a complementary framework. It may give a push to larger plans like Iran-Pakistan-India and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipelines, and bring other countries of South Asia towards larger economic integration under the rubric South Asian Free Trade Area…

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Have Corporate Media Warmed to Occupy Wall Street?

18 October 2011 — Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

Media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests started out exactly as one might expect. There was little coverage at first (FAIR Action Alert, 9/23/11), and as it expanded, much of it consisted of snide dismissals of demonstrators’ ignorance, hygiene and so on.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 17-18 October 2011

18 October 2011 —

18 October 2011

Assange calls WikiLeaks defection reports false
AP LIMA, Peru — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday described as nonsense reports of defections from his organization and said his group helped inspire the Occupy Wall Street movement. Addressing a meeting of the Inter American Press …

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 14 October, 2011: Extraordinary Pictures From Libya

14 October 2011 — Information Clearing House

US Kills 78 People in Somalia
By Press TV
In a different incident on Friday, another US drone attack killed 11 civilians and wounded 34 more in Hoosingow district in the south of the country.

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