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blackagendareport.com - ‘Self-Help’: A Stolen Word Wielded as a Weapon Against Black Activism

blackagendareport.com - ‘Self-Help’: A Stolen Word Wielded as a Weapon Against Black Activism: "True Self-Help Earlier this year, Black Agenda Report and CBC Monitor circulated a petition with a list of seven demands for presentation to the Congressional Black Caucus. All were rooted in issues that lay at the core of the Historical Black Political Consensus; positions around which many generations of African Americans had coalesced. Most were related to existing legislation before Congress. 1. Dismantle racially selective mass incarceration. 2. Aid and empower those dispersed and dispossessed by Katrina. 3. End the war in Iraq now. 4. Get the U.S. military out of Africa. 5. Transform the cities and create millions of jobs. 6. Establish truly universal, single payer health care. 7. Ensure voting rights."

The End Of Civilization

The End Of CivilizationIf I can see this, I would guess the United States Government, what with its thousands of full time experts, probably can too. Now, if you are the government (and I don’t mean Tom “I am the federal government” DeLay), and your experts tell you that civilization as we know it is doomed, what do you do? Well, for starters, you do not tell your population of sheeple. That would precipitate panic and result in premature doom, which would consume the government along with everything else. Above all, government seeks to survive, so you would maintain the facade of normalcy for the benefit of your population while you use what time you have left to prepare, as quietly as possible, for the inescapable future.
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Elections are one such distraction. Elections arouse peoples’ passions and keep them entertained for weeks or months. Elections even give people the illusion of participation, when, in fact, elections mean absolutely nothing in a country like the Unit…

AlterNet: War on Iraq: Neocons Embrace Islamic Terror Group

AlterNet: War on Iraq: Neocons Embrace Islamic Terror Group: "The U.S. State Department officially considers the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK) a Foreign Terrorist Organization. While those honors date back to 1994, they've been renewed during the Bush years. Indeed in 2003 Foggy Bottom went further, including the National Council of Resistance of Iran -- an MEK alias -- under the terrorist designation. (The MEK is also known as the People's Mujahedeen.)"

AlterNet: ForeignPolicy: Bush's Response to 9/11 Was Deadlier Than the Attacks Themselves

AlterNet: ForeignPolicy: Bush's Response to 9/11 Was Deadlier Than the Attacks Themselves: "They came in as unreformed Cold Warriors, only lacking a cold war -- and looking for an enemy: a Russia to roll back even further; rogue states like Saddam's rickety dictatorship to smash. They were still in the old fight, eager to make sure that the 'Evil Empire,' already long down for the count, would remain prostrate forever; eager to ensure that any new evil empire like, say, China's would never be able to stand tall enough to be a challenge. They saw opportunities to move into areas previously beyond the reach of American imperial power like the former SSRs of the Soviet Union in Central Asia, which just happened to be sitting on potentially fabulous undeveloped energy fields; or farther into the even more fabulously energy-rich Middle East, where Saddam's Iraq, planted atop the planet's third largest reserves of petroleum, seemed so ready for a fall -- wit…

Michael Rubin: Neocon Bunting on Giuliani’s Dog and Pony Show : Another Day in the Empire

Michael Rubin: Neocon Bunting on Giuliani’s Dog and Pony Show : Another Day in the Empire: "Astute political commentators realize Rudy Giuliani doesn’t stand a chance of becoming the next commander and decider guy, as that position is reserved for a Democrat, most likely Hillary Clinton. Our rulers are fond of the musical chairs process, selecting a Republican one term and a Democrat the next, providing the illusion we are throwing out the bums, when in fact we are voting for the same old globalist one-worlders. Thus Giuliani has nothing to lose by staffing his campaign with irredeemable neocons, most recently Michael Rubin and David Frum. “They join a staunchly neo-conservative team that includes Martin Kramer, an Israeli-American Shi’ism expert who wrote a book several years ago faulting the U.S. Middle East academic community for failing to anticipate the rise of al-Qaeda; Norman Podhoretz, a founder of the neo-conservative movement, who counsels a military strike to stop Iran…

Senate and Neocons Agree to Carve Up Bill of Rights : Another Day in the Empire

Senate and Neocons Agree to Carve Up Bill of Rights : Another Day in the Empire: "It’s now official, the entire Senate is criminally complicit in undermining the Fourth Amendment. “Senate Democrats and Republicans reached agreement with the Bush administration yesterday on the terms of new legislation to control the federal government’s domestic surveillance program, which includes a highly controversial grant of legal immunity to telecommunications companies that have assisted the program, according to congressional sources,” reports the CIA’s favorite newspaper, the Washington Post."

Abu Aardvark: Iraq: tactics vs strategy, revisited

Abu Aardvark: Iraq: tactics vs strategy, revisitedBody counts are only one small part of a much larger puzzle. What I want to know is not the day to day casualty trends, or good news stories from some carefully selected hamlet, or the latest assassination of an Awakening shaykh. I want to know: does the devolution to the local level make strategic sense, even if it reaps short-term tactical sense? Towards what endpoint are the tactics leading? Do we want to see a unified Iraq with a sustainable political accord - the official goal of American policy, as Undersecretary of State Nick Burns reminded the DACOR audience yesterday? If so, are American political and military tactics encouraging or discouraging such an outcome? Those are questions that we could be discussing in this moment of relative American political respite, but there's really not much of it (a moment of self-criticism here: I suppose I should give credit to the Biden partition/federalism resolution effort…

Al Jazeera English - News - Us To Force Diplomats To Go To Iraq

Al Jazeera English - News - Us To Force Diplomats To Go To IraqThe US state department has said it will require its diplomats to staff its embassy in Iraq due to a lack of volunteers.

Forty to 50 posts will be open next year in the embassy, located in Baghdad's fortified green zone.

Until now postings have been staffed on a voluntary basis and have often been hard to fill.

Up to 300 US diplomats will be notified that they are "prime candidates" for one-year terms in Iraq.

Asia Times Online :: Middle East News - US soldiers shy from battle in Iraq

Asia Times Online :: Middle East News - US soldiers shy from battle in IraqWATERTOWN, New York - Iraq war veterans now stationed at a base here in upstate New York say that morale among US soldiers in the country is so poor, many are simply parking their Humvees and pretending to be on patrol, a practice dubbed "search and avoid" missions.

State minister 'encouraged massacre of 2,500 Muslims' - Independent Online Edition > Asia

State minister 'encouraged massacre of 2,500 Muslims' - Independent Online Edition > Asia: "ndia's largest opposition party has dismissed claims that its government in the state of Gujarat encouraged the killing of nearly 2,500 Muslims in March 2002. The allegations against the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were made in secret video recordings by an investigative magazine which were also broadcast on local television. The BJP says the allegations are a conspiracy hatched by India's governing Congress party ahead of elections in Gujarat next month."


India is a so called democratic country. Muslims were victims of the whole system for so long along with others like untouchables. Democratic election used there to oppress minorities even though minorities reached the highest place in government. In India there is open fascism practiced without being accountable for it.

CTV.ca | Canada asks U.S. to remove Arar from no-fly lists

CTV.ca | Canada asks U.S. to remove Arar from no-fly lists: "Canada formally asked the United States on Thursday to remove former Canadian terror suspect Maher Arar from its no-fly list -- a day after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice publicly admitted Washington bungled the case."

Maher Arar was kidnapped by Americans then transferred to Syria to be tortured by America and his name is still on the so called No Fly Zone after the fact this man like thousands like him found completely innocents. The slave woman Condominium [Condoleezza]Rice ones said “We don't torture” yet her masters with her knowledge and in front of the world America tortured people around the world and extradite prisoners to be tortured. America is becoming slowly a fascist state where Muslims are the first victims of the 21st century. Those who are watching from a distance, they will be next after Muslims perished and punished just for being Muslims.

Senate Judiciary Committee will approve attorney who deny torture is not torture.

Waterboarding stance may hurt Mukasey confirmation - - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper: "Retired U.S. District Judge Michael B. Mukasey's nomination as attorney general may have run into unexpected trouble yesterday after his refusal last week to say whether the interrogation practice of waterboarding constituted torture."

The Raw Story | US Embassy offers just $12,500 for boy slain by Blackwater

The Raw Story | US Embassy offers just $12,500 for boy slain by Blackwater: "For the families of Iraqi civilians killed by the US security firm Blackwater last month, it may be difficult to place a monetary value on the loss of their loved ones -- but they agree it has to more than the few thousand dollars currently being offered up by the US Embassy. The embassy made a rare move on Wednesday to compensate surviving victims and the families of fatalities related to a Sept. 16 shooting incident involving Blackwater's private security guards, according to a report in the Washington Post by Sudarsan Raghavan. But the money being offered -- just 12,500 in one case involving the death of a 10-year old boy named Ali -- is being greeted with disgust by many. Ali's father, Mohammad Hafud Abdul Razaq, turned the embassy's offer down cold, telling the US Embassy's deputy chief of mission Patracia Butenis the amount was 'far too little.' What he wanted, according …

Guantanamo military lawyer breaks ranks to condemn 'unconscionable' detention - Independent Online Edition > Americas

Guantanamo military lawyer breaks ranks to condemn 'unconscionable' detention - Independent Online Edition > Americas: "An American military lawyer and veteran of dozens of secret Guantanamo tribunals has made a devastating attack on the legal process for determining whether Guantanamo prisoners are 'enemy combatants'. The whistleblower, an army major inside the military court system which the United States has established at Guantanamo Bay, has described the detention of one prisoner, a hospital administrator from Sudan, as 'unconscionable'."

Welcome to 'Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week' - by Khody Akhavi

Welcome to 'Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week' - by Khody AkhaviRight-wing pundit David Horowitz was in rare form during a tightly controlled "public speech" at the George Washington University on Thursday night, decrying the US academic Left as a hateful "lynch mob" who act as apologists for the impending threat of the "Islamo-fascist" jihad.