Monday, January 23, 2006

Another Angle 23 - January - 2006

News others won't tell you


Rice: Time for talk with Iran is over
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday there was strong international consensus against Iran's nuclear plans and time had run out for talking to Tehran.

Anti-Alito ad targets Thomas marriage
This is a slam dunk ad on Alito by the National Black Justice Coalition. It will be published in black newspapers in Baltimore and Washington, and in Roll Call, the Congressional newspaper.

San Francisco Bay View - National Black Newspaper of the Year
The title of this piece, "Rise of a Black Messiah," is in direct contention with not only the U.S. military, state and local police, but also the CIA and the FBI's war on Blacks, not only in America, but internationally. It is particularly an undeviating response to one of the 1966 long-term goals of the Counterintelligence Program (Cointelpro), issued by then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover: to "'prevent the rise of a 'messiah' who could unify, and electrify, the militant Black Nationalist Movement."

Assclowns of the Week: “Just Do It” Edition
So just scroll down and laugh and cry with us. C’mon, just do it!


Iran’s Oil Exchange threatens the Greenback
The Bush administration will never allow the Iranian government to open an oil exchange (bourse) that trades petroleum in euros. If that were to happen, hundreds of billions of dollars would come flooding back to the United States crushing the greenback and destroying the economy. This is why Bush and Co. are planning to lead the nation to war against Iran. It is straightforward defense of the current global system and the continuing dominance of the reserve currency, the dollar.

Swiss bank drops Iranian clients
The idea that the world's sixth-largest bank had made the decision in order to protect ties with the United States, where it does a huge part of its business and which is one of Tehran's fiercest opponents (was rejected).


Moqtada al-Sadr Enters the Iran Attack Fray
Firebrand Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has assured Iran that his Shi’ite Muslim militiamen will support the Islamic Republic if it comes under attack, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday. Reuters notes. "If neighboring Islamic countries, including Iran, should come under attack, then the Mehdi Army will support them," Sadr said in Tehran.

Saddam's lawyers to launch legal bid against illegal foreign invasion
Saddam Hussein's lawyers are aiming to file a case against Tony Blair and US president George Bush at a European international court regarding the alleged illegal invasion and occupation of a sovereign state.


Bush nominee broke law
A judge nominated by President Bush to one of the highest courts in the nation apparently violated federal law repeatedly while serving on the federal bench. Judge James H. Payne, 64, who was nominated by Bush in late September to join the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Denver, issued more than 100 orders in at least 18 cases that involved corporations in which he owned stock, a review of court and financial records shows.


Oil, conflict and the future of global energy supplies
Saddam’s selling of Iraq’s oil in the Euro (as of 2000) was more of an explosive threat to US interests than any WMDs so far found in Iraq by George Bush. If not by political persuasion for continued Iraqi oil sales in the US dollar, then by invasion to finally fix the problem. Consider the precipitous impact on the US economy when petrodollars rapidly cease to subsidise US living standards.

Petrodollar Warfare: Dollars, Euros and the Upcoming Iranian Oil ...Bourse
Tensions between the United States and Iran likely include a proposed Iranian “petroeuro” system for oil trade. Similar to the Iraq war, the unpublicized but real challenge to U.S. dollar supremacy from the euro as an alternative oil transaction currency. It is now obvious the invasion of Iraq had less to do with gaining strategic control over Iraq’s hydrocarbon reserves and in doing so maintain the U.S. dollar as the monopoly currency for the critical international oil market. Barring a U.S. attack, it appears imminent that Iran’s euro-denominated oil bourse will open in March 2006.


Being Black when no one is looking
You cannot run or move away from being Black; you cannot graduate from being Black; and you cannot gain enough wealth to remove your Blackness. Unfortunately, some of us think we can, and we are sadly disappointed when we find our efforts are futile.

Harry Belafonte Reaffirms a Proud Tradition
Harry Belafonte did more than speak truth to a President who lied to justify an invasion that has taken the lives of more than 2,000 Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis. He became part of a proud African American tradition Frederick Douglass started in 1848.


Dinner in the Fireplace
As with so many great culinary discoveries, this one was an accident. Johanne Killeen and George Germon, co-owners of the famed Al Forno in Providence, R.I. first put it on their menu in 1985. Killeen says that one very busy night at the restaurant, Germon unknowingly dropped a steak in the fire. When he finally found and tasted it, a dish was born.


King Britt Marks a Big Year
Former Digable Planets DJ King Britt has recently released three new albums, including King Britt Presents: Sister Gertrude Morgan, a groovy remix of archival gospel music. Gertrude Morgan was an artist and preacher, who often sang on a corner in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 1960s. Morgan, who believed she was the bride of Christ, made the record that became the source for Britt's album in 1970. The original recording consisted of Morgan and her tambourine..


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