Monday, May 28, 2007

Another Angle 28 - May - 2007

News others won't tell you

History was made on this day:
- Sojourner Truth participates in Women's Rights Convention. She delivers her "Ain't I a Woman?" speech.


Neo-con cabal born in treason in the late 1970s.
Some of the same players who got this nation into the bloody quagmire of Iraq also criminally conspired to bring down the administration of President Jimmy Carter. President Carter's indignation about the neo-cons -- their blind support for Israel, their whittling away of our Constitution, our neo-con foreign policy -- is rooted in the treason they committed against the United States during his administration.

Why the US is losing its war on cocaine
The immensely costly "war on drugs" in Latin America is slowly collapsing like a Zeppelin with a puncture. The long-forecast failure for strategies which involve police and military in forcibly suppressing narcotics - first decreed by President Richard Nixon decades ago - is now pitifully evident in Bolivia, one of the poorest countries of the Western hemisphere.


Millions who risk death for a better life
Across Africa, millions are dreaming of fleeing to Europe. Families scrimp and save to find the money needed to secure a seat on a boat. Young men, often fathers, squeeze on to overcrowded, rickety fishing boats that leave Senegal, Libya or Somalia in the dead of night. They take with them nothing more than the hope that a better life lies across the sea.

Mugabe ready to seize foreign companies
Mr Mugabe's cabinet has approved proposed legislation to force all foreign-owned companies to cede 51% of their shares to black Zimbabweans. The empowerment bill is going through a final drafting process before it is presented to parliament, said top government officials.

Howard jeered at Aborigine ceremony
John Howard, Australia's prime minister, has been heckled as he acknowledged that some of Australia's Aborigines still live on the fringes of society 40 years after a vote recognising them as full citizens. An indigenous woman shouted at Howard after a speech on Sunday: "We have been genocided by your government and your court."


The Congressional Black Caucus is Dead
For the last few years, many of us political activists have gone out of our way to make sure the Congressional Black Caucus remained relevant in the theory of political discourse. And what do we have to show for it?

The Whip
Truth be told, we are still dealing with the whip. Of course now a days the whip takes different forms, but it's still there and it's still painful. These days the pain is more psychological than physical, but it's still painful, and America still uses the whip to keep our asses in line.


Minister Farrakhan on The Fall of the Dollar
“Since 2005 there was a Supreme Court ruling that allows the states, cities, or the federal government to take all properties and assign the deed to someone else. So don’t get carried away, thinking you own something. In the slave code of laws, it was against the law for a Black man to own property and it was against the law for a slave to own a weapon.”


Water into fuel?
Radio-waves will heat certain metals. Tiny bits of certain metal are injected into a cancer patient. Those nano-particals are attracted to the abnormalities of the cancer cells and ignore the healthy cells. The patient is then exposed to radio waves and only the bad cells heat up and die. But John also came across yet another extrordinary breakthrough. His machine could actually make saltwater burn.


Caution: Some soft drinks may seriously harm your health
The problem - more usually associated with ageing and alcohol abuse - can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.




Victoria Rowell: 'The Women Who Raised Me'
Victoria Rowell spent her early life going from home to home in the foster care system.
Some remember her her as Dr. Amanda Bentley on the 1990s primetime series Diagnosis: Murder. But, arguably, for most she will always be remembered for her popular role as Drucilla Barber-Winters, the runaway kid-turned-fashion model on the long-running daytime drama The Young and The Restless.

'Wounded Knee' Film Set for HBO Debut
A film based on Dee Brown's 1970 book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee makes its debut Sunday night on HBO. The book, published in 1970, told the story of the U.S. government's brutal treatment of Native Americans.

Williams and Hume spar over Bush’s take on The Iraq Study Group


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