Saturday, March 18, 2006

Another Angle 18 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


Judge: Pay wrongly jailed
A federal judge in Cincinnati on Wednesday agreed that hundreds of people jailed in the Hamilton County Justice Center in the past two decades because of their failure to pay fines were wrongly imprisoned and should be paid $100 per day they served.

National Black agenda must include crack/cocaine disparity, disproportionate warehousing of Blacks
Just as the agendas of conventions of the 1800s reflected on strategies to end enslavement, we cannot have a Black agenda today without strategizing on ways to end the new slavery - unjust incarceration. We cannot talk about achieving true freedom if overwhelming numbers of us are not free.

FBI: No Federal Charges in Till Killing
After a reopened investigation that included the exhumation of Till's body for an autopsy last June, FBI agent John G. Raucci said in a statement that the five-year statute of limitations on federal civil rights violations had expired.

Countdown: Warrantless physical searches
...the fact that it was so quick as a suggestion shows the inclinations unfortunately of this administration-it treats the constitution like some legal technicality, and instead of the thing we're trying to fight to protect. Video-WMP Video-QT

32 US Reps Want Bush Impeachment Inquiry


Pakistan says Indian deal will hit arms treaty
Khurshid Kasuri, Pakistan’s foreign minister, said in an interview with the Financial Times: “The whole Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty will unravel. It’s only a matter of time before other countries will act in the same way.” He added: “Nuclear weapons are the currency of power and many countries would like to use it. Once this goes through the NPT will be finished. It’s not just Iran and North Korea. Brazil, Argentina and Pakistan will all think differently.”

Report: E. J'lem hospital held newborn triplet as 'deposit'
The woman gave birth prematurely to triplets at Moqassed two months ago, and the babies needed extensive hospitalization. But due to the hospital's concern that the National Insurance Institute (NII) would not cover the costs, since the babies' father is a resident of the Palestinian Authority, the hospital allegedly decided to release only two of the babies, keeping the third as a "guarantee."


Video horror captures more sectarian massacres in Iraq

Pssst. You know that 'fake' US assault in Iraq? It's for real, really. The B-52's are bombing now


Bush Signs Bill That Didn't Pass Congress
In an amazing development that has received almost no media attention, mainstream or alternative, President Bush again placed himself above the law and wilfully violated the Constitution by signing into law a bill that didn't pass both Houses of Congress.

Firm Failed to Protect U.S. Troops' Water
The most serious allegation came from the company's water treatment manager in the war zone whose internal report said troops and civilians in Iraq were left vulnerable to ``mass sickness or death.'' A former Halliburton water expert who found contamination at the Ar Ramadi base a year ago said he was told by superiors not to advise the military or senior company officials of his discovery.

Bush to Restate Preemptive War Strategy
In his revised version, Bush offers no second thoughts about the preemption policy, saying it "remains the same" and defending it as necessary for a country in the "early years of a long struggle" akin to the Cold War. "If necessary, however, under long-standing principles of self defense, we do not rule out use of force before attacks occur, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack," the document continues. "When the consequences of an attack with WMD are potentially so devastating, we cannot afford to stand idly by as grave dangers materialize." Such language could be seen as provocative at a time when the United States and its European allies have brought Iran before the U.N. Security Council to answer allegations that it is secretly developing nuclear weapons.


African Americans and the Global Economy
Two international business experts discuss how African Americans can be more involved in global diversity. Ed Gordon speaks with Virginia Clarke, head of Spencer Stuart's Global Diversity Practice in Chicago and Dwight Ellis, president and CEO of Dwight Ellis and Associates.

USA-Dollar-Iran / Confirmation of Global Systemic Crisis end of ...March 2006
A systemic crisis expands like a tsunami progressing through an ocean and hitting different coasts at different moments. When the wave hits a coast, the tsunami has been formed already long ago. An early information is clearly the only way to take some safety measures. In any event, considering the nine indicators developed in GEAB 3, it is now clear for LEAP/E2020 that the crisis is entering its release phase.

The Beginning of the End of the Petrodollar


The Black Commentator - Revisiting King’s ‘White Moderate’
To better understand how to approach the white moderate power structure, we must first realize how King's criticism of the moderates of his time is not different at all from a criticism of our time. When King says that "the white moderate is more devoted to ‘order' than to justice" he is clearly referring to both the actions of Bill Clinton and Al Gore after the 2000 Presidential Election.

How America Won the Vietnam War, By Losing
Vietnam is now a full-fledged member of the globalized world of capitalism. The only thing that the GOP corporate supporters have to worry about with Vietnam is how low they can get those slave wages to go. America won the Vietnam War by losing it. The dominoes never fell, unless you count them falling toward Wall Street.

The End Of Civilization
I had a mild epiphany the other day: it’s not President Bush who’s living in a fantasy world, it’s most of his critics who are. I’m no apologist for Bush – I neither like nor dislike him. He’s no more significant to me than a fly buzzing around outside my window. People look at Bush’s invasion of Iraq and see a miserable failure. But a failure to do what? Democratize Iraq? Eliminate Iraq’s WMD arsenal? Reduce global terrorism? If those were, in fact, the reasons for invading Iraq, then the invasion would have to be classified as a failure. But what if the real reason was to secure Iraq’s oil supplies, perhaps not for immediate use, and perhaps not even for use by the United States? Then the invasion of Iraq would have to be judged a success.

From the Man Who Voted Against Katrina Aid
There is a mad dog Texas Congressman, Joe Barton, who does not like Venezuela's CITGO providing discount gas to America's poor. Joe Barton is Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and he is demanding that Felix Rodriguez (President of CITGO) reveal details about discounted heating oil. This program was initiated by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in 2005.


Hot pepper kills prostate cancer cells in study
Capsaicin, which makes peppers hot, can cause prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, U.S. and Japanese researchers said on Wednesday. Prostate cancer tumors in mice fed capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of tumors in untreated mice, they reported in the journal Cancer Research.

Aspartame Is An Excitoneurotoxic Carcinogenic Drug!
There are sufficient independent studies to show that aspartame is a dangerous product and that it should have never been given approval.


The Roots of Caesar Salad
Tijuana chef Caesar Cardini first whipped up the now-ubiquitous dish in the 1920s. Ruth Reichl, editor of Gourmet magazine, tells Susan Stamberg the story and explains what really makes it a true Caesar salad.


Indie Rap Hero Bigg Jus: 'Poor People's Day'
The latest CD from Bigg Jus, Poor People's Day, sports jagged rhythms and off-beat, politically charged lyrics that almost make the recording destined to dodge prime-time airplay. But Bigg Jus says his art has to come first.

'V for Vendetta': The Terrorist as Hero
Supremely tasteless, V for Vendetta, with the mysterious V (Hugo Weaving) haunting London in an insouciantly smiling Guy Fawkes mask, was scheduled to have its premiere last November on the day of the Plot's 400th anniversary. The opening was delayed out of deference to last summer's London subway bombings, as well it might have been. What's remarkable about the Wachowski scenario, as opposed to Moore's original, is the degree to which it stands Fawkes on his head—recuperating this proto–suicide bomber as a figure of revolt. (Moore, incidentally, has disassociated himself from the film.)