Monday, March 06, 2006

Another Angle 6 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


BAY AREA Blacks make 'covenant' for change
As if reciting a prayer, the crowd of more than 2,000 read the lines together in a solemn voice:
Covenant No. 1: Securing the right to health care and well-being.
Covenant No. 2: Establishing a system of public education in which all children achieve at high levels and reach their full potential.
Covenant No. 3: Correcting the system of unequal justice.

Its Real: Prison Labor for the Military
We've heard that troops are in such short supply in Iraq that ordinary seamen off Navy Trident subs are being given quickie training as sentries, rather than serving on strategic missile platforms, and off they go to Iraq. Now, with the receipt of the Army plans to use federal prisoners for labor, we have to ask what kind of picture this paints of the military's state of readiness?

These are the videos AIPAC lobbied FOX News to remove from their website. Since then,. AIPAC has found itself embroiled in yet another espionage case, this time involving an operative inside the very Pentagon office from which many of the now discredited claims abut Iraq's WMD.

Bias preserved in deeds
The houses along Biltmore Avenue are full of black people, but none of them are supposed to live there. Buried in records are 60-year-old property restrictions that banned minorities from living in the modest High Point neighborhood.Clause No. 8 reads like this:"No person of any race other than the Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race ... "

NAACP: Teacher Accused of Forcing Boy to Drink Soap

Depleted Uranium in Urine of Soldiers

A Few Good Curators
DJs, like curators, are collectors, so when Grandmaster Flash and other hip-hop luminaries met up with some officials from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History the other day, there was some serious collecting to discuss. To begin with, museum director Brent Glass described his institution's grand undertaking: "It's the only museum in the world that has the mission of telling the whole of American history."


UK: Ministers back 'terminator' GM crops
Ministers are trying to scrap an international agreement banning the world's most controversial genetic modification of crops, grimly nicknamed "terminator technology", a move which threatens to increase hunger in the Third World.

Police street-stop rule 'faces axe'
Strict anti-racism rules for when police accost suspects in the street could be dropped because they are taking up too much time, it has emerged. Officers are currently obliged to provide everyone stopped with an on-the-spot written record stating why they were targeted.(England)


Lethal ‘flying gunships’ returning to Iraq
The four-engine gunships, whose home base is Hurlburt Field in Florida, have operated over Iraq before, flying from airfields elsewhere in the region. In November 2004, air-to-ground fire from AC-130s supported the U.S. attack that took the western city of Fallujah from insurgents.

Hello Iran, Bye Iraq; US GIs on Video; Drilling USA; Talabani woos Sadr; "Smoking" Iraqis


"It was drugs, it was money-laundering, it was everything," South Florida detective James Rider told Robert Parry of The Consortium at the time. "I know the CIA was in there somewhere."

Former DEA Agent Wants George H. Bush, Negroponte And Other Higher-Ups Held Accountable For Illegal Drug Smuggling
After Castillo blew the whistle, Bush made a point to seek out Castillo during one of his South of the border visits, in essence trying to "feel out" Castillo, but at the same time careful not to make any incriminating statement. "When Bush confronted me and then just walked away after I told him some of the evidence I had, it was obvious he knew what was going on and was involved in the illegal drug trade," said Castillo. And when Castillo's allegations first went public, he was the first government DEA agent with first-hand knowledge of North's drug dealing sanctioned by Bush and other higher-ups.

Perhaps Bush and Cheney , joint custodians of the nation’s first unitary diktatorship, need a refresher course on the Pandora’s Box they open by their latest salvo into the world of totalitarian madness. The biggest leakers in the United States are "Nero" Cheney and his ward , "Caligula" Bush.

Staged attack to precede war against Iran
Psychological manipulation and military plans are now being fine-tuned and put into place in order to carry out a war against Iran. This manipulation of the public at large strongly resembles preparations taken prior to the current war in Iraq, giving rise to suspicions of a potential diversionary tactic by the U.S. military. At the same time that pressure to pull the troops out of Iraq is intensifying, the U.S. is dispatching an entire division there, possibly to employ against Iran at a later date.

Priests clean up after Bush dogs
Hindu priests who take care of the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian independence leader, conducted a purification ceremony at the shrine after last week’s visit by President Bush.


The Commerce Department said yesterday the backlog of unsold new homes in January reached the highest level ever of 528,000, with sales steadily sliding by as much as 5 percent.
How a housing downturn could roil economy
US mortgage bonds face risk if house prices fall
*48% home sales drop leads state


Stanley Crouch: Copyrighting the N-word
You know the old saying, 'Whatever the market will bear.' " Now we find that comedian Damon Wayans has spent the past 14 months trying to copyright the N-word with "iggas" instead of "iggers."

Horray for Honkeywood? Spike Lee Speaks Out
You go to any studio, the [only] black you are going to see is the guy at the gate. In Hollywood, there is not one African-American who is an executive that has gatekeeper position that could greenlight a picture. They'll make a movie with Denzel [Washington] and Jamie [Foxx] and Eddie [Murphy], but only because they can make money off them.


Dr. John: 'We're Gonna Be Back' in New Orleans
In a tour of devastated neighborhoods, he expresses fear that the city's unique grassroots culture has been uprooted. Dr. John, 65, now lives on Long Island. He was on tour when Katrina struck six months ago. But he felt the storm's wrath intimately. Nearly every member of his band and much of his road crew had homes in New Orleans that were either damaged or destroyed.


Sutton Impact: Bush's Expanded Presidential Powers