Sunday, July 09, 2006

Another Angle 9 - July - 2006

News others won't tell you


Slavery Reparations Gaining Momentum
Fueled by the work of scholars and lawyers, the campaign has morphed in recent years from a fringe-group rallying cry into sophisticated, mainstream movement. Most recently, a pair of churches apologized for their part in the slave trade, and one is studying ways to repay black church members.

Olympic skater-turned-doctor angry over 'bad care' at L.A. hospital
Orthopedic surgeon and former world champion figure skater Debi Thomas is criticizing leaders of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, saying the beleaguered hospital's policies have led to “bad care.”

Artificial Blood Experiment Hits 27 U.S. Cities
The federal government has given the company that makes it approval to use badly bleeding accident victims as test subjects, without the subjects informed consent.

A Peach of a Scandal in Georgia
If a preacher secretly accepts a bucket of money from a saloonkeeper to organize a temperance rally at a rival saloon and maybe send in a gang of church ladies to chop up the bar with their little hatchets, this would strike you and me as sleazy, but others are willing to make allowances, and so Ralph Reed's political career is still alive and breathing in Georgia. He has bathed himself in tomato juice and hopes to smile his way through the storm.


San Francisco Bay View - National Black Newspaper of the Year
Israeli Black Panthers support the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

During the late ‘60s and into the ‘70s, the reputation of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which had its start in Oakland in 1966, spread far and wide, not only throughout the United States, but around the world.

Secret Weapons of Mass Destruction in Israel

Fighting in Mogadishu kills 20
The toll looked set to rise further in the most serious flare-up since Islamists took over the Somali capital from US-backed regional commanders a month ago.

Why I work for land that killed my father
Son of executed activist Ken Saro-Wiwa believes his support for the President of Nigeria can help bring the country peace.


Civil war beckons after 40 die
Sectarian attacks have plagued Baghdad and other cities with mixed populations since the bombing in March in Samarra of a shrine sacred to Shias. But yesterday's massacre stood out from previous incidents because of its scale and the insouciance of the killers. Attacks took place in daylight and on several streets.


"The Republicans Have a Plan - And it is Called FEAR"
What does it mean? It means it's an election year and, therefore, Bush and Republicans need to instill false fear and outright lie in order to trick voters into supporting them.


Put to rest old advice on couples and credit
Women are often told that once they marry , it's imperative to keep credit in their own names.By keeping a separate credit history from her husband, the advice goes, a woman ensures she will remain creditworthy if she becomes single again. Like the petticoat, that advice is old-fashioned.


Glen Ford and Peter Gamble: Imperial Racism
There could be no justification for George Bush’s aggressions, without the underlying assumptions of racial superiority. Bush has committed multiple crimes against peace – a capital Nuremburg offense for which a number of Nazis were hanged. He is a war criminal, many times over. However, he will never be prosecuted in the United States, because of the pervasive ideology of imperialism, which is racist at its very core: it dehumanizes the victims.


FBI plans new Net-tapping push
The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping.


Genetically Engineered Crops May Produce Herbicide Inside Our Intestines
Pioneer Hi-Bred's website boasts that their genetically modified (GM) Liberty Link corn survives doses of Liberty herbicide, which would normally kill corn. The reason, they say, is that the herbicide becomes "inactive in the corn plant." They fail to reveal, however, that after you eat the GM corn, some inactive herbicide may become reactivated inside your gut and cause a toxic reaction.


Jalapeno Cheeseburgers with Bacon and Grilled Onions
The little green chile makes an appearance in the burger and in its creamy ranch sauce.


Inside the Panther revolution
Reading "Will You Die With Me?," Flores A. Forbes' blistering account of his own life as a top-ranking member of the Black Panther Party's military wing and close confidant of Newton, one realizes why Black Panther Party members had to watch "Sweetback."

All the Hancock You Need
At least four Herbie Hancocks showed up for a Carnegie Hall concert at this year's JVC Jazz Festival, which was fitting.


Fiore: Welcome to the United States of Incarceration