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McKinney On Israeli Nukes; Swanson on Peace Movement; Lynne Stewart Resentencing; No “Democracy” in Dem Party; the Black Disaster in Gulf – Black Agenda Radio on PRN, the Progressive Radio Network

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    ba radio on PRNMcKinney: Obama “Backtracks” on Israeli Nukes

    Cynthia McKinney accuses President Obama of “backtracking” on his previous position on a nuclear-free Middle East, with his statement that Israel has the right to deploy whatever “security” measures it sees fit. It is the “height of hypocrisy” and “pusillanimous” for the White House to “threaten war” against Iran while condoning Israel, the region’s only nuclear power, says the former Georgia congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate.

    Peace Movement Growing

    The peace movement has been slowly growing since “bottoming out in late 2008” when Democrats won the White House, said David Swanson. The noted activist and author, who coordinates efforts to deny funding to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has compiled a list or organizations that only actively oppose wars when the GOP is in power.

    Resentencing for Lynne Stewart

    Human rights lawyer Lynne Stewart, whose sentence to 28 months in prison is opposed as too lenient by federal prosecutors, could be resentenced to as long as 30 years behind bars on July 15. Ralph Poynter, her companion in struggle for 48 years, told a rally, “We will win this because we must!” Atty. Stewart is charged with providing “material support” to terrorists in the process of defending her client.

    Democrats Have No “Substance”

    Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans address the “substance” of people’s democratic rights, says Tony Monteiro, Temple University professor of African American Studies. These are the rights “Martin Luther King was talking about in the latter years of his life: economic rights, social rights, the right to real health care, to education, the right to a home.”

    Oil Gusher Adds to Katrina Catastrophe

    The Obama administration’s failure to provide leadership in the post-Katrina Gulf “meant there would be no infrastructure to deal with anything else in the region.” So says Gulf Coast reconstruction activist Kali Akuno. There has been a “total dereliction of government duty” in the Gulf in the five years since Katrina, with the goal to “get rid of poor Black people from New Orleans and the region.”

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    Great Radio Show

    This is such a great radio show.  Thank God for Black Agenda Report and everything you  are doing.  

    I think there are parallels to be explored and developed between the exploitation of black culture today by the entertainment industry to create and deploy a stereotyped and distorted image of blackness, and the enormously important role of minstrelsy in the 19th century - exploiting the creative energy of black culture, but shaping and deploying it in stereotyped and distorted forms to implicitly justify  vicious and exploitative economic and social cultures.

    Important info. re: Iran's nuclear programme

    Amiri 'told CIA Iran had no bomb program'
    By Gareth Porter

     

    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/LG21Ak01.html

     

    I've always found Gareth Porter to be a highly respected, diligent, and objective reporter.  Which is why, unfortunately, we won't see him on CNN with Wolf Blitzer or with Matt and Meredith on the "Today Show."  He doesn't carry water for the War Party.

     

    WASHINGTON - Contrary to a news media narrative that Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri has provided the United States with intelligence on covert Iranian nuclear weapons work, Central Intelligence Agency

     

    (CIA) sources familiar with the Amiri case say he told his CIA handlers that there was no such Iranian nuclear weapons program, according to a former CIA officer.

    Philip Giraldi, a former CIA counter-terrorism official, told Inter Press Service (IPS) that his sources were CIA officials with direct knowledge of the entire Amiri operation

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    The Obama Administration is beginning to make Dougie "Fresh" Feith's "Special  Plans" propaganda unit look professional in comparison,  though they engaged in wholesale lies and fabrications exposed before the Iraq War Crime commenced.

     

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_allen_l__070210_smoking_gun_for_...

     

    Two Keystone cop operations, one the "bad" cop, the other the "good" cop.  "Change you can believe in."  LOL  Want a bunch of bald-faced liars, treasonous bastards, they should all be prosecuted.

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