Monday, May 08, 2006

Another Angle 8 - May - 2006

ANOTHER ANGLE
News others won't tell you




NATIONAL:



Panel Faults Pfizer in '96 Clinical Trial In Nigeria
A panel of Nigerian medical experts has concluded that Pfizer Inc. violated international law during a 1996 epidemic by testing an unapproved drug on children with brain infections at a field hospital. The panel said an oral form of Trovan, the Pfizer drug used in the test, had apparently never been given to children with meningitis. There are no records documenting that Pfizer told the children or their parents that they were part of an experiment, it said. An approval letter from a Nigerian ethics committee, which Pfizer used to justify its actions had been concocted and backdated by the company's lead researcher in Kano.



Mexico welcomed fugitive slaves and African American job-seekers
It has been said that for most of the 19th century, Mexican immigrants were more highly regarded by African Americans than any other immigrant group. What may account for this, at least in part, is the enormous if not pivotal role undertaken by Black fighters in the war to secure Mexican independence from Spain and abolish slavery. Unfortunately, many of us repeat the falsehoods of our adversaries and have forgotten our special relationship with Mexican and Indigenous peoples.



Mississippi D.A. Weighs Prosecution in Till Murder
District Attorney Joyce Chiles in Mississippi is considering whether enough evidence exists to prosecute the 1955 murder of Emmett Till. FBI investigators reopened the Till case in 2004. Federal civil rights prosecutors are hamstrung by a statute of limitations, but there is no such obstacle in Mississippi.



Former death row inmate wins $2.5m
Here's an article about yesterday's jury award of $2.25 million to Earl Washington, whom the state of Virginia came within days of killing for a crime he had been clumsily and obviously framed for. Washington is mentally retarded, poor, and black. White cops in Culpeper, Virginia, interrogated him and fed him information about the crime. They did not take notes for much of this interrogation, and then claimed that Washington knew things that only the killer could have known.



'White Guilt' and the End of the Civil Rights Era
and race relations scholar Shelby Steele talks about his provocative new book, White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era. Steele says since the civil rights movement, the pendulum has swung all the way from white supremacy to white guilt -- a condition he says has been just as harmful to black America.



Porter & 'the boys': Goss Made His "Bones" on CIA Hit Team



Colbert shakes up Bill Kristol over PNAC ties
Bill Kristol, who is one of the major players in the group called PNAC, joined the set of the "Colbert Report," and I think was taken off guard right at the outset of the show because he had to answer questions that our media never asks. PNAC envisioned America attacking the Middle East since the middle '90's and for some inexplicable reason (that was a joke) the media never questions him or his members which have lined the walls of Bush's cabinet about PNAC and how it influenced our foreign policy, which led us to attack Iraq.



INTERNATIONAL:



Congo's tragedy: the war the world forgot
This is the story of the deadliest war since Adolf Hitler's armies marched across Europe - a war that has not ended.



Hamas sanctions squeeze the life out of West Bank
Even before Hamas was elected, the economy was faltering and heavily dependent on financial support from Europe and America. But the decision by Brussels and Washington to withdraw funding until Hamas moderates its militant anti-Israel stance has pushed the fragile economy to collapse.



Settlers stone Hebron schoolchildren
On Saturday, messianic settlers affiliated with the Gush Emunim movement (block of faithful) from the small colony of Maon south of Hebron assaulted Palestinian children with stones twice, injuring four children.



Iran Threatens To Quit Nuclear Treaty


IRAQ:



The Real Oil Story: The Oil in Iraq



Basra on the brink of exploding
The attack on the helicopter is a racheting up of the threat facing the UK forces. British commanders had drastically restricted movements by road after a series of deaths caused by sophisticated bombs allegedly supplied by Iran. Transport by air was adopted as a far safer option.



BUSH CRIME FAMILY:



Bush: ‘Specific Threat’ to Israel from Iran
U.S. President George W. Bush said on Sunday that Iran has made “a specific threat on a partner of the U.S. and Germany,” during an interview with German newspaper Bild.See Story below about the Bourse, there is the specific threat!



Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Cheney Lectures Putin about Freedom



ECONOMY:



The Last Gasp of the Dollar; Iran bourse opens next week
Currently, the world is drowning in dollars, even a small movement could trigger a massive recession in the United States. There’s nothing remotely "conspiratorial" about this. It is simply a matter of supply and demand. If the oil bourse creates less demand for the dollar, the value of the dollar will sink accordingly; pushing energy, housing, food and other prices higher.Iran: Euro To Replace Dollar As Oil Currency



Bank lets drivers buy gas for future
First Fuel Banks bills itself as the only retailer in the country where customers can buy gasoline for the future and hedge against rising prices. It advertises no service charge and no storage charge, just a $1 lifetime membership fee.



OP-ED:



Liar, Liar, Beware of the Fire
Our secretaries of Defense and State fly around the world, at our expense, arrogantly threatening other countries, and lying through their teeth about how well things are going in Iraq. Our “Vice” Resident is one who knows where, doing who knows what, raking in money (What was it? A $1.8 million tax refund?) from a company with which he said he has no financial interests: Halliburton.



San Francisco Bay View - National Black Newspaper of the Year
Black and Brown: The infusion of mass confusion
Since the landing of the Mayflower, European whites have been engaged in a divide and conquer strategy to establish and maintain control over the land. They used it to control the native people who inhabited the land and the countless Blacks they brought from Africa. By pitting one against the other, Europeans were able to avoid becoming victims of the wrath of the Black slaves and so-called Indians, separately and as a whole, thus giving themselves control over the land and its inhabitants by means of deception. There is no difference in strategy used by modem day whites and/ or political structures which benefit from the division of Blacks and Mexicans.



Jimmy Carter: Punishing the innocent is a crime
Innocent Palestinian people are being treated like animals, with the presumption that they are guilty of some crime. Because they voted for candidates who are members of Hamas, the United States government has become the driving force behind apparently effective scheme of depriving the general public of income, access to the outside world and the necessities of life.


SCIENCE&TECHNOLOGY:



Ice-capped roof of world turns to desert
Global warming is rapidly melting the ice-bound roof of the world, and turning it into desert, leading scientists have revealed.



FOOD&DRINK:



Mom's Baked Fried Chicken and Gravy




REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS:



Jazz Spawns an Unlikely Party Jam
If Herbie Hancock, Kraftwerk and Alan Lomax embarked on a field-recording expedition in Senegal, their collaboration might resemble Fl├╝gelschlag!'s exhilarating "Mendiani."



HUMOR?:



Evolution of a Shrub
Unintelligent design or missing link?




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