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December 17, 2012           When I first heard the news of so many children, 20, none over 7, being killed, I was so stunned I could feel no emotion, just a kind of numbness. I’m a parent. Not another mass murder.Later, on hearing of the heroism displayed by six slain teachers, I was buoyed.  Then came the anger, the rage I’ve learned to control, hone, and use as a weapon, the pen bein...
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Not voting for Obama: We’re not even buying a voting ticket to the show By Ezili Dantò, President of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN) I speak my heart and mind on this. In 2008, Ezili’s HLLN supported a vote for Obama, not because we entirely believed the Obama fairytale (See, The America I Know, 2008.)   We supported a vote for Obama in 2008 for both pragmatic and idea...
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American Civil Liberties Union February 17, 2012 ACLU Argues Dragnet Surveillance of Americans Is Unconstitutional FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org NEW YORK – The government today asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to challenge the constitutionality of a law that gives the government u...
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CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE + VIDEO MEMPHIS, TN -1/2/2012 (WMC-TV) – A group of black farmers in Memphis is upset about some changes that could take money out of their pockets. The farmers say President Obama is limiting their compensation in a longstanding discrimination lawsuit. Monday, a large group of clergymen announced they'll serve as a voice for the farmers, as a critical deadline ...
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The Wasteland of Democratic Politics Tue, 12/27/2011 - 21:17 — Glen Ford   A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford The Democratic Leadership Council, Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s 1980s scheme to diminish the growing influence of Black voters, has reached its ultimate success with Barack Obama, the second DLC president. To put it another way, “Obamaism is simply Clintonism ...
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  Having shown his hand over the last three years as an eager – although often spurned – partner in Republican austerity politics, and a war-maker who could make George Bush blush, President Obama will seek reelection with bankers’ money while pretending to remain “infuriated” with Wall Street. The banksters are in on the scam, since “nothing can match Obama’s crowning glory: the permanent ...
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Fidel Castro calls Obama U.N. speech "gibberish"9/26/2011HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro accused President Barack Obama of speaking "gibberish" in his recent address to the United Nations and called NATO's actions in Libya a "monstrous crime" on Monday in his first opinion column since early July.Castro, 85, has been mostly out of sight the past few months, which combined with ...
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Yvette Carnell: Obama Tells Black People to Stop Bitchin and Come Work for Him Obama to Black Community: take off your head scarf and wave caps, put away the jug of Kool-Aid and grape drink, stop frying that chicken. by Yvette Carnell I just finished listening to President Obama’s speech at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner and I’m still reeling with anger. Honestly, I’ve neve...
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Barack Obama: The corporate masters’ 21st century ‘House Negro’ By Larry Pinkney “The theme you describe, ‘independence from the military-corporation’ is one that all sorts of people and groups can unite around. I believe millions, probably tens of millions of people are ready for this because there is little left of the early euphoria that greeted Obama’s election.”—Howard Zinn [January...
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JAMAICA - Obama rejects pardon request for Marcus Garvey The already strained relations between the Barack Obama administration and the Government of Jamaica could be in for more severe testing, as the US government now says the granting of a pardon to Jamaica’s National Hero Marcus Garvey would be a waste of time and resources, since Garvey has been dead for ages. A report in the S...
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  Two and half years into the Obama presidency, some of us spend more time mooning over pretty pictures of the First Family, their beautiful kids and regal mother-in-law than we spend publicly worrying over the fates of millions of families, children and elders we personally know. Why are some of us still trying to “save” the Obama administration. When will it be time to save ourselves from...
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NGOs Cry "Sabotage" Over U.N. Meeting on RacismBy Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12, 2011 (IPS) - A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is accusing the U.N. Secretariat of "sabotaging" an upcoming high-level meeting on racism by upstaging it with a nuclear security summit scheduled for the same day. The high-level General Assembly meeting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of th...
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Barack Obama and the Evil of the Two Lessers By Larry Pinkney Posted on August 11, 2011   “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect th...
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THE REVOLVING DOOR: 29 People Who Went From Wall Street To Washington To Wall Street   The list of Wall Streeters who have ended up with government jobs, and vice versa, is long.Some would argue that the incestuous nature of the relationship and the revolving door between Washington and downtown Manhattan is dangerous.Others are glad to have people in the Capitol making decisions about the econo...
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