Friday, July 21, 2006

Another Angle 21 - July - 2006

News others won't tell you

TRANSLATION OF SECOND PARAGRAPH: "Here facts: Hezbollah requires since long years the release of prisoners held by Israel, such as Samir el Kantar, imprisoned since 1978, Nassim Nisr and Yahia Skaff which is imprisoned since 1982. In many occasion, it let know that the weather would not fail to be captive in its turn Israeli soldiers - if Ci-that-Ci had been suddenly introduced in Lebanon, and to use them like monnaire of exchange. In a deliberated way, Tsahal sent a commando in the Lebanese back-country to Aïta Al Chaab. It was attacked by Hezbollah, making two prisoners. Israel A then pretends to be attacked and attacked Lebanon. Hezbollah, which prepared to face an Israeli aggression that each one knew imminent since the Syrian withdrawal, drew from the intermediate-range missiles on Israel. "

This story, in French, confirms what the Asia Times reported. Israel sent their soldiers across the border into Aïta Al Chaab. It was there, on the Lebanese side of the border, where Hezbollah took them prisoner.


Answers sought over 60-year-old lynching
The horror unfolded 60 years ago, on July 25, 1946. Ruby Butler, who was bunching cotton on a dusty road when she saw cars lined up bumper-to-bumper rattling toward the bridge, recalls: "I thought they were having a party down there. They were having a killing party."

Tomahawk Missile Falls Off Truck in the Bronx
The Defense Department allows this stuff to be transported through major cities?

Grandmothers Recruit Youth away from Military Recruiters
“We are universal grandmothers who are concerned about all children including the Iraqi children who are being killed and we are standing up for what is most important because we are a humane group,” said Pat Wiley of Grandmothers Against the War.

Jose Padilla convicted after refusing to turn informant
The FBI initially sought terror suspect Jose Padilla's cooperation to help prevent what intelligence sources indicated might be an imminent al-Qaida attack, an FBI agent testified Monday. Padilla refused and was later implicated in an alleged radioactive ''dirty bomb'' plot and declared an enemy combatant.

Reparations: Do Black people have legitimate claim for serving in a segregated army?
Should America pay reparations for the mistreatment of Black soldiers in a segregated army? This is a good question. We need to examine the psychological affects of serving in the army under apartheid segregation. After that, other branches of the military should be examined as well.

Feeding homeless outlawed in Las Vegas
If someone looks like he could use a meal, be warned: Giving him a sandwich in a Las Vegas park could land you in jail.

First African-American to sail around world discusses his voyage
It is hard for Bill Pinkney to describe just what it's like to float on a small boat alone in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. There are some things that only a sailor would understand. There are other things that happened that only someone who has sailed alone would get. And there is a whole other kind of phenomenon that Pinkney himself can barely explain.

Group mission: Tell the Buffalo Soldiers' story
Buffalo Soldiers began fighting to secure the homeland at the end of the Civil War, but they still are battling to get their names in the history books.


Lebanon's 9/11 - Picture Album

In Pictures: The Never Ending Massacre in Palestine!

Uncensored News Reports From Across The Middle East

Israel calls up army reservists
The Israeli army told 3,000 reserves to report for duty, an Israeli military source said on Friday, a day after Amir Peretz, the defence minister, refused to rule out a land offensive.
Hezbollah stands fast
Israelis in the mood for war
Annan calls for Lebanon ceasefire

Letter from Rasha in Beirut; and the Israeli Siege Notes
I have the choice to sign up for the evacuation, but the European and North American governments have been so despicable, so racist that I don't want to subject myself to a discrimination of that sort. The Swedes, the Danes and the Germans have evacuated their patriots with blond hair and blue eyes. The immigrants that were given shelter to their countries "out of the kindness" of their governments have been systematically left behind.

Africa, U.S. Blacks talk citizenship
African and Black American leaders meeting this week debated an unusual proposal to spur investment and interest in the continent: securing African citizenship for American descendants of Africans taken away as slaves.

Brazil Wants to Ban Mulattos and Give Blacks an ID. They Call This Progress
A stupidity cloud seems to hover over the Brazilian national Congress these days. Not that it would be easy to find any intelligent cloud over the Congress. But now there's a high concentration of stupidity and the whole country is threatened with a stupidity rain. Two projects, that intend to send Brazil two centuries back are being discussed in Brasília. One of them, by senator Paulo Paim, already approved in the Senate, wants to send Brazil back to the racist America of the America when Jim Crow laws were in force or perhaps to the Hitlerist Germany or even to the South Africa of apartheid.


Curfew extended as Baghdad bleeds
"They will do an all-out assault against the Baghdad area," Major-General William Caldwell said. "We have seen the movement of terrorist elements into the Baghdad area. We have seen the flow occurring."
Sistani urges end to Iraq 'bloodletting'

Letter from President Saddam Hussein to the American people.


Bush and African Americans
Republicans didn't "write off" blacks, they used them as a demonizable prop to bring in the Dixiecrat vote into their fold. And who is Bush to talk, given the disaster he ignored in New Orleans? He could rush to DC on a midnight flight to sign the "let's meddle in the Schiavo family's affairs" bill, but couldn't be bothered to cut his six-week vacation short when Katrina hit.


Oil prices fall as conflict continues
The price fell sharply after Israel's Channel 10 television cited a senior military official stating that Israel could end its Lebanon offensive within days.

We Can't Make It Here Anymore
Must Watch 7 Minute Video


Who and What are we Fighting?
Who is this monster we are fighting? Is it even rational to think we can defeat him? Is it logical to think we can ever get even? I certainly believe that we are fighting against those “principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places.” That said, I truly believe, just based on what I have studied and what I see today, that we are fighting the devil himself.

Clarence Page: Murder wave lends credence to Cosby's tough words to blacks
The last time I saw Chris Crowder, he was giving Bill Cosby a hard time for what he thought was being too tough on poor black folks.
Now Crowder, 44, is dead and I am thinking that Cosby was not hard enough.

Ralph Nader
U.S. Carries "Inescapable Responsibility" for "Israeli Government's Escalating War Crimes"


Sahara Desert Was Once Lush and Populated
At the end of the last Ice Age, the Sahara Desert was just as dry and uninviting as it is today. But sandwiched between two periods of extreme dryness were a few millennia of plentiful rainfall and lush vegetation.


High-Sugar, Low-Caffeine Drinks Worsen Sleepiness
A new study from the University of Loughborough, England, reveals one hour after having a high-sugar, low-caffeine drink participants had slower reactions and more lapses in concentration than those who drank a decaffeinated beverage without carbohydrates.


This recipe can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.
Buy some pickles and a grilled mixed vegetable salad or a great potato salad to go with this quick main course. Complete the menu with cherry tarts à la mode.


Singer India.Arie's Latest 'Testimony'
The fact that Testimony released on June 27, National HIV Testing Day, is a testament to her concerns for social change. She is a United States Ambassador to UNICEF and recently traveled to South Africa to learn more about the AIDS epidemic there.

Ellington's 'Cosmic Scene' Reissued
Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new reissue of the 1958 Duke Ellington's Spacemen album, The Cosmic Scene.

Rep. Cynthia McKinney warns us to do more
From the very beginning we’ve known that the core of the Bush administration was rotten by the way it treated African American voters in Florida, then again in Ohio in 2004. So if it came to office in this illegitimate manner, then we shouldn’t be surprised at anything that this administration would do: lying to Congress, lying to the public, taking our young men and women off to war...they’re just babies. All of this, we shouldn’t be surprised at. But we should be doing more to counter it.



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