Sunday, February 26, 2006

Another Angle 26 - February - 2006

News others won't tell you


Give 'em hell, Harry!
If you think Rev. Lowery spoke truth to power, after you see this you will know why the Bush Crime Family would not share the stage at Coretta Scott King's funeral with Harry Belafonte.

Tiny neo-Nazi march jeered, ends early
More than 500 counterprotesters held back by 300 police officers drowned out the message of a neo-Nazi group that marched through Orlando's historic black Parramore neighborhood Saturday.

Spring Break on the Gulf Coast
This spring break, undergrad and graduate students across the country are going to be heading down to Biloxi, Miss., Mobile Ala., and New Orleans, La. Not to party hearty, or to get their groove on at clubs catering to them and their dollars, but to help make a difference in the lives affected most by the biggest natural disaster to hit the United States in recent history, thanks to the organizing efforts of the Katrina on the Ground initiative.

Unrest continues at Augustine Volcano
The level of concern color code for Korovin Volcano was elevated from Green to YELLOW on Wednesday (2/22/06) of this week in response to elevated seismicity. Distinct seismic signals were recorded four of six days between January 17 and 22, with a sustained, 11 minute-long seismic signal on February 22, indicating unrest at this volcano.

War Corporatism: The New Fascism
A video by Simon Robson aka.
Knife Party and friend, Barry McNamara. It's an animated look at the dogs of War Corporatism unleashed upon the world by Bush and the PNAC as stated in the September 2000 document Rebuilding America's Defenses.

EPA OK’d plan to dump nerve agent into Delaware
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency won't oppose the U.S. Department of Defense and DuPont Co.'s plan to dump a wastewater byproduct of a deadly nerve agent into the Delaware River. The agency said it's assured of a safe treatment for up to 4 million gallons of caustic wastewater created in the treatment for VX, a chemical weapon with a pinhead-size potency to kill a human. DuPont is treating VX for disposal at its Newport Chemical Depot in Indiana.

Dubai Firm Takeover Extended From Six US Ports To 21...
P&O is the parent company of P&O Ports North America, which leases terminals for the import and export and loading and unloading and security of cargo in 21 ports, 11 on the East Coast, ranging from Portland, Maine to Miami, Florida, and 10 on the Gulf Coast, from Gulfport, Miss., to Corpus Christi, Texas, according to the company's Web site.

Hamer at '64 Dem convention fueled Miss. party's defection
A national TV audience in 1964 was captivated by the booming voice of a stubby Mississippi black woman named Fannie Lou Hamer coming from the Democratic National convention in Atlantic City. Dramatically, she told from her personal experience how Mississippi blacks through violence and intimidation were excluded from the political process in her state.

Obedient Slaves Have Nothing to Fear:
Get used to surveillance gadgets mounted above every intersection or inside every store. Soon enough, surveillance cameras will be “on downtown streets and in apartment complexes, shopping malls and even private homes to fight crime during a shortage of police officers,” as presaged by Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt.


Russia, Iran agree to set up enrichment venture - vice president
Russia and Iran have agreed to set up a joint uranium enrichment venture in Russia, the Iranian vice president said Sunday. "We held talks with the Russian side on Russia's proposal yesterday and today. The talks saw good progress. Both sides are pleased with the talks," Gholamreza Agazadeh said after a meeting with Russia's nuclear chief Sergei Kiriyenko.

U.S. Defends Conditions at Bagram Prison
The U.S. military on Sunday defended its detention of about 500 inmates at its main base in Afghanistan, saying they are treated humanely and provided the ``best possible living conditions.'' The New York Times on Sunday reported that inmates are held by the dozen in wire cages at the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul - some for as long as two or three years without access to lawyers or the chance to hear the allegations against them.
Afghan Inmates Riot, Take Over Prison Wing


Iraqi Government warns of 'endless civil war'

In pictures: Iraq shrine bombing

After Askariya
Sammara eyewitness, however, have published accounts on various websites, like, saying US and Iraqi forces had sealed off access ways to the Shrine the night prior to the explosion.


Witnesses say they funneled donations
Tom Noe was so eager to become a Bush “Pioneer” that he used a pair of former top aides to Gov. Bob Taft to launder campaign contributions to the President’s re-election bid, documents released yesterday by prosecutors show. H. Douglas Talbott told investigators last summer that he and Doug Moormann took part in Mr. Noe’s alleged scheme in October, 2003, to illegally funnel money into the President’s campaign.

Details of 2005 Bush bike accident released
HE MAY be the most powerful man in the world, but proof has emerged that President George Bush cannot ride a bike, wave and speak at the same time.


Orders to U.S. factories for manufactured goods fall by largest amount in 5.5 years

Cancelled home orders: Latest bubble prick?

Setting sail away from America: The world finds it's too hard to do business with the US
In the UK, in the cash-rich Gulf states and in fast-growing India, different incidents in the past week have made people ask the same question: is it worth doing business with the US?


Katrina and the Failure of Black Leadership
So this is not a commentary about the minutia of legislation that has been introduced under the signatures of various Black congresspeople. None of it is going anywhere, anyway. It is about Black leadership, and its failings in the wake of the Katrina crisis. Black congressional leadership been has been dragged around by the nose by Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the white folks who are indebted to corporations.

Being Poor's the Real Crime as Cops Nab Trash Thieves
Milwaukee Municipal Judge Jim Gramling, a judge with a social conscience, told Journal Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl that he has seen a parade of poor people in front of him recently charged with stealing garbage. Gramling, who unfortunately is retiring from the bench, said he routinely voids these tickets, which carry a fine of $122. He said he's seen police pile multiple charges onto poor people, including a $300 fine for failure to obtain a junk dealer's license.

On the brink in Iraq
Like the Sarajevo assassination that precipitated World War I, the attack on the mosque may trigger a war, but it won't be the cause. The cause is far more deep-rooted, embedded in the chaos and bitterness that followed the U.S. invasion of Iraq and America's deliberate efforts to stress sectarian differences in creating the Iraqi Governing Council and subsequent government institutions. If the current crisis doesn't spark a civil war, be patient. The next one will.

Black men still waiting for a reason to smile
What makes us happy? Sad? And what our goals are for the future? Due to lack of space, this column reflects only the viewpoints of the male gender. One of my biggest pet peeves is men who don't smile. Maybe this is why I discovered a liking for Nelly's song Grillz (urban term for diamond studded fake teeth), " ... smile for me daddy, I wanna see yo grillz..."


Guess who the big loser is under Bush health plan
Demonically, the Bush proposal gives employers new reasons not to offer traditional health coverage, or any medical benefits at all. Indeed, the new health savings accounts could do to the traditional health plan what the 401(k) plan did to the traditional pension: Kill it off. Like 401(k)s, the proposed HSAs could save money for employers while transferring the cost and risk of providing what was once an expected benefit onto the workers.


Celebrating the Corn Flake's Centenary
In honor of corn flakes' centenary, public television chef Daisy Martinez has devised a number of recipes using the cereal.


Helping to Shape the Sound of Philly Soul
When Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff started Philadelphia International Records in the early 1970s, they followed in the footsteps of great regional soul labels like Detroit's Motown and Stax in Memphis.With John Jackson, author of House on Fire: the Rise and Fall of Philly Soul, Kenny Gamble and Thom Bell give their personal insights into this important piece of music history.


Psycho Path Voted Wackiest Street Name
Farfrompoopen Road, the only road to Constipation Ridge, lost to Divorce Court and Psycho Path, which placed No. 1 in an online poll of the nation's wildest, weirdest and wackiest street names.


Tom Tomorrow: It's Just That Simple!