Archive for April, 2011

Apr 28 2011

An Insiders Perspective on Militarization, Repression, and Privatization in Honduras

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National FrontSecretary of State Hilary Clinton last week reaffirmed U.S. support for the Honduran government and for Honduras’ possible readmission into the Organization of American States. During a phone call with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, Clinton praised his administration for working together with the Honduran people to resolve, “political and citizen safety challenges.” Since a coup ousted President Manuel …

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Apr 28 2011

Kamau Daoud Discusses the Life and Legacy of Legendary Jazz Drummer Billy Higgins

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Billy HigginsRenowned jazz drummer and Southern California native Billy Higgins left an enduring presence within the Los Angeles music scene. Higgins taught young musicians at the University of California Los Angeles, and co-founded the World Stage, a cultural center that nurtures young musical talent. He was a resident drummer for Blue Note records and recorded with prominent artists throughout his …

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Apr 28 2011

Black Agenda Report on Emergency Financial Managers in Michigan

Black Agenda Report,Commentaries | Published 28 Apr 2011, 10:09 am | Comments Off on Black Agenda Report on Emergency Financial Managers in Michigan -

Glen FordGlen Ford is a writer and radio commentator and the Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report. This week’s commentary is on the takeover of Michigan cities.

Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information.

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Apr 28 2011

April 28, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 28 Apr 2011, 10:07 am | Comments Off on April 28, 2011 -

“Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers.” — Howard Thurman …

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Apr 28 2011

Guardian: Palestinians give cautious welcome to Hamas-Fatah agreement

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In Ramallah’s Manara Square there was not a Palestinian flag to be seen following the news of a reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday night – but there were hundreds of Real Madrid and Barcelona flags carried by fans watching the Champions League semi-finals.

In Gaza City around 100 people went to the Square of the Unknown Soldier to celebrate, but were quickly dispersed by Hamas police wielding batons.

Sama, 30, a journalist and activist …

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Apr 27 2011

April 28, 2011

Coming Up | Published 27 Apr 2011, 11:19 am | Comments Off on April 28, 2011 -

We’ll examine the agreement between Hamas and Fatah and what it means for the future of the Palestinian territories. And, Honduran activist Gerardo Torres will join us in studio to discuss the post-coup state of his nation. And, Kamau Daoud on Billy Higgins and his legacy and this week’s Black Agenda Report. …

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Apr 27 2011

Hard Won Food Programs Face Cuts In the Next Budget Battle

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Renee Maas and Tony BautistaAs the 2012 budget battle heats up federal programs affecting every aspect of daily life are on the chopping block, including those that get food from the farm to the table. A coalition of farmers, food and environmental advocates are lobbying Congress to protect and improve the 2008 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act, or Farm Bill.

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Apr 27 2011

The Guantanamo Papers and What They Do Not Say About Torture

Feature Stories | Published 27 Apr 2011, 10:01 am | Comments Off on The Guantanamo Papers and What They Do Not Say About Torture -

gitmoThe whistleblowing website Wikileaks, in tandem with the New York Times, this week published another treasure trove of classified government documents. The documents are part of the large cache obtained last year by Wikileaks. This latest release focused on Defense Department documents about nearly 800 men detained at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo, Cuba. The documents include detailed information about …

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Apr 27 2011

Hard Won Food Programs Face Cuts In the Next Budget Battle

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As the 2012 budget battle heats up federal programs affecting every aspect of daily life are on the chopping block, including those that get food from the farm to the table. A coalition of farmers, food and environmental advocates are lobbying Congress to protect and improve the 2008 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act, or Farm Bill. The legislation funds and regulates …

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Apr 27 2011

Immigrants Raising Children: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children

immigrants raising childrenIt’s been just over a year since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law the U.S.’s most draconian anti-immigrant bill, S. B. 1070. Since then, the barrage of anti-immigrant legislation across the country does not seem to have slowed. Federal and state-specific efforts earlier this year against citizenship birthright as enshrined in the Constitution were the latest attacks …

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