Friday, March 03, 2006

Another Angle 3 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


Hip hop orgs say, 'Shut 'em down!'
Dozens of groups across the country are calling for Congress to censure the President. Within hours of the news, the National Organizing Committee of the National Hip Hop Political Convention, the League of Pissed Off Voters,, the Hip-Hop Caucus, the Finding Our Folk Tour and others drafted a petition demanding the Congressional Censure. More on the petition here.

Valley High teacher appeals suspension over comment
Paul Dawson, a white teacher at Valley High, was suspended last month after he admitted saying "niggah" to a student who would not sit down in class on Dec. 2, according to district documents. But Dawson argued that the term did not constitute a racial slur.

Storm the White House
Multi-Day Event, Beginning March 15, come when you can and stay as long as you can - we are taking over the White House until they leave.
Just putting it out there.

U.S. Cites Exception in Torture Ban
Bush administration lawyers, fighting a claim of torture by a Guantanamo Bay detainee, yesterday argued that the new law that bans cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody does not apply to people held at the military prison.

Republican Congressman Predicts Bush Impeachment
Republican Congressman Ron Paul has gone on record with his prediction that the impeachment of George W. Bush is right around the corner but warned that in the meantime the US was slipping perilously close to a dictatorship.
The bungling Bush presidency is falling apart

Midwest Oil fined for selling gas too cheaply
The Minnesota Commerce Department on Thursday announced plans to fine a gas station chain $140,000 for repeatedly selling gas below the state's legal minimum price.

Two Resign From Ill. Hate Crimes Panel
SEE YA! How dare these people! Let's hope the govenor continues to stand up.

DeLay fights for his political life in Texas
DeLay, nicknamed "the Hammer" for the blunt way he wielded power during 22 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, has been swamped by ethics allegations that have made him a prime Democratic target in November's elections and a national symbol for charges of Republican corruption.

Katherine Harris Caught Up in Bribery Scandal

Suit Accuses a Police Chief of Blocking CPR
The chief, Robert K. Bowman of the small town of Welch, told Mr. Snead that his friend, red-faced and gasping for breath, had the virus that causes AIDS, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday. Chief Bowman grabbed Mr. Snead's shoulder, the suit says, pulling him away from his friend, Claude Green Jr.

After critical new article, Abramoff group sendsRaw Story cease and desist over year old story

Gulf War Veteran Gets Placebos Instead Of Real Medicine
Like thousands of other soldiers, Army veteran Mike Woods said he developed bizarre symptoms after serving in the first Gulf War -- blackouts, chest pain and numbness in the extremities. Woods looked to the Veterans Administration for help. He said his VA doctor prescribed him a drug called Obecalp.


Drought crisis develops in Ethiopia
The United Nations World Food Program believes the critical situation in the southern Borena Zone and south-eastern Somali Region is likely to get even worse as there have been forecasts of continued dry weather. This will leave an estimated 11 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya without food.

IAEA says no evidence of Iranian n-weapons plan
In its report which has been circulated to its 35 board members, the IAEA said that its three years of investigations had not shown "any diversion of nuclear material to nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices".


Who Will Tell Our Stories?
The Bush administration insists it is bringing democracy to Iraq; yet refuses to listen to the wishes of the Iraqi people. Now we see just how far the administration will go to keep the voices of Iraqis away from the American public.


Corporate tax breaks may be found illegal
Every year, U.S. companies collect billions of dollars worth of tax breaks from states and cities anxious to lure jobs and investment to their regions. Now a good chunk of this largesse may be threatened by a U.S.Supreme Court case.

Europeans Again Lift Rates and Hint at More Increases
With Europe seemingly on firm economic footing, the European Central Bank on Thursday raised interest rates for the second time in three months and signaled more increases to come.


Shining Light into the Abyss
Occasionally events occur that reveal transitory glimpses of painful truths that are ordinarily kept hidden from public view, as when lightning strikes in darkness and reveals the contours of a landscape. Hurricane Katrina was such an event. As that powerful storm wrecked havoc upon the Gulf Coast, the world saw with absolute clarity who this government serves.

Let Them Starve
Columnist Charles Krauthammer, that great humanitarian, that lover of western "values", was even more blunt. Hamas must be cut off completely, he wrote, with "no recognition, no negotiation, no aid, nothing. And not just assistance to a Hamas government but all assistance." That is to say: let them starve.


RFID: Sign of the (End) Times?
Katherine Albrecht is on a mission from God. "My goal as a Christian (is) to sound the alarm." If the VeriChip becomes a common payment device similar to the "contactless" payment system in the Exxon Mobil Speedpass, all who wish to buy and sell goods will be compelled "to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads," as it says in Revelation.


Bextra - What Did Pfizer Know? - Everything


Movie Review 'Dave Chappelle's Block Party': A Comedian's Ultimate Goal: Rock the Block
In "Dave Chappelle's Block Party," The nominal idea, the comic explains on camera, was "the concert I've always wanted to see." The result, which ping-pongs between Brooklyn and Mr. Chappelle's hometown in Ohio, is a tantalizing sketch-portrait of the artist amid an outpouring of hard beats and soul.


Tom Toles

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