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    Detroit Residents Robbed of Equal Voting Rights

    By drastically diminishing the power of Detroit’s elected officials, Michigan’s governor has violated the Voting Rights Act and constitutional guarantees of one man-one vote, said Butch Hollowell, general counsel for the Detroit NAACP. Kevyn Orr, a Black partner in the rightwing law firm Jones Day, was named the city’s emergency finance director, with near-dictatorial powers. Jones Day represents Wells Fargo – “which has done more foreclosures in Detroit and the state of Michigan than any other firm,” said Hollowell – as well as Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and CitiGroup.

    Stop-and-Frisk on Trial in NYC

    Every year, New York City cops violate hundreds of thousands of Black and brown people’s fundamental constitutional rights, stopping and frisking them for “being likely to commit crimes, rather than having actually committed a crime,” said Vince Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. “The vast majority of those stops are for harassment and crowd-control purposes,” said Warren. The trial phase of a class action suit seeking damages for those unlawfully profiled, began this week.

    Ten Years After Invasion, Most Americans Remain Terrifyingly Insane

    You have a majority of Americans believing that Iraqis benefited from this war, while the United States suffered,” said David Swanson, publisher of the influential website War Is A Crime. “A plurality of Americans believe Iraqis are grateful for the invasion,” which killed 1.4 million and maimed, sickened or displaced many millions more, said Swanson.

    Venezuela Part of Global Shift

    Venezuela’s resistance to U.S. domination is “a symptom of a real shift in the balance of power that has been occurring in the world for a while now, and has startled the United States,” said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. Racial realities are part of the new dynamic. “Chavez himself was aware that one of the reasons there was so much antagonism between him and the upper classes, was that he was not white.”

    Punish Civil Rights Violations, Obama!

    Coalition for Change, or C4C, representing current and former Black federal employees, is circulating a petition urging President Obama to sign an executive order that mandates discipline for managers that violate workers’ civil rights. At present, it’s a “toothless mandate,” said C4C co-founder Tanya Ward Jordan. The petition drive is called Unleash No FEAR.

     

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    This Week on World Crisis Radio

    Derivatives Enforcer Rules Detroit (Special Guest Rev. Ed Pinkney)

    http://tarpley.net/2013/03/16/conclave-elects-argentine-francis-i-as-ant...

    Fascist Dictatorship in the Interest of Derivatives Counterparties: Snyder Names Emergency Kommisar for Detroit:

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/15/293753/detroit-steps-closer-to-a...

    Thats a excellent link you

    Thats a excellent link you posted Cynical ..

     

    I listen to Tarpley  on  a regular basis...  One of the few besides Glen that tells the truth....

    WSWS Disses Chavez & a Rebuttal from Global Research

    Curiously WSWS called Chavez a 'bourgeois nationalist & pseudo-socialist' while heaping praise on actual Holly-weird type bourgeois 'liberals' Spielberg's 'Lincoln' [WSWS' pick for 2012's Best Picture] & PBS' 'The Abolitionists''- which are 2 {a}Historical 'tales' that effectively white-out Blacks' struggle to end our own enslavement.

    But @ Global Research has an article that effectively rebuts WSWS 'dismissal' of Chavez as a so-called bourgeois nationalist & pseudo-socialist'- without even naming WSWS. It's called President Hugo Chavez: A 21st Century Renaissance Man [@ www.globalresearch.ca/president-hugo-chavez-a-21st-century-renaissance-man/5326842 ]. IMO its a must read. I've posted extesive excerpts @ the article by Wayne Madsen @ BAR entitled 'Scientific Assassinations” are Part of the CIA’s Modus Operandi' [@ http://blackagendareport.com/content/%E2%80%9Cscientific-assassinations%E2%80%9D-are-part-cia%E2%80%99s-modus-operandi ].

     

    I'm concur w Bro Omali Yeshitela's assessment regarding the false hype of the new Pope as a non-European from Latin-America. This guy's name is Bergoglios- the Italian surname of the new head of Roman Catholicism- HQed at the Vatican in Rome Italy! 

    Ironically the previous Pope Benedict was an ex-member of the NAZI army. Now his successor is a guy linked to the CIA backed Argentine Junta during 'OP-Condor' / 'Dirty-Wars' era [circa 1970s & 80s] in Latin America!  

     

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