The Arrest of Dr. West

By inviting arrest, Dr. West conflated the Wall Street/D.C./worldwide occupations, the protest against the distortion of Dr. King’s message and memory, and the spirit of the 1995 Million Man March. Dr. West’s principled critiques of President Obama’s affinity to corporate power and this First Black President’s obviously politically gauged non-responses to mass demonstrations and protests against corporate malfeasance are bolstered by his arrest.
by Herbert Dyer, Jr.

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CYNTHIA MCKINNEY: On President Obama and Libya, Japan & 9/11 Truth

By Cynthia McKinney

by Cynthia McKinney on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 9:13pm

In 2005 in the basement of the United States Capitol at a meeting convened by Congressman John Conyers on the subject of the “Downing Street Memo,” Ray McGovern uttered the following truth:  he testified that “the United States went to war in Iraq for oil, Israel, and military bases craved by administration neocons” so that “the United States and Israel could dominate that part of the world.”  McGovern went on to testify truthfully that “Israel is not allowed to be brought up in polite conversation.  The last time I did this, the previous director of Central Intelligence called me anti-Semitic.”

The routine condemnations of McGovern could be heard from all of the sources inside the U.S. political structure that has at its base finance from pro-Israel sources;  that included from Dr. Howard Dean who was Chair of the Democratic National Committee at the time.  This finance nexus has been thoroughly identified by Dr. James Petras, for those who want to do further reading.

Condemnations, however, do not disprove McGovern’s statement, but point, instead, to the political untouchability of the topic.  However, if one wants to truly understand the formulation of U.S. foreign and military policies, one must carefully consider McGovern’s testimony.

On December 7, 1988 Mikhail Gorbachev described the need for a “universal human consensus” and he called that a new world order.  And on September 11, 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush characterized the crisis that led to his intervention in the Persian Gulf in Operation Desert Storm as an opportunity to move toward “a new world order.”  Every President since Bush, including President Obama, has expressed some fealty in one way or another to the idea of a “New World Order” which represents the ultimate goal of internationalizing rule by a few oligarchs and the dissolution, by every means available, of dissent.  On March 19, 2011, exactly eight years after George W. Bush launched “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” President Obama savagely bombed Libya. Continue reading “CYNTHIA MCKINNEY: On President Obama and Libya, Japan & 9/11 Truth” »

Protesters in Wisconsin Holdin it Down!!

Wisconsin Is a Battleground Against the Billionaire Kochs

Apparently protests only get airtime when they hold signs that paint President Obama as a jigaboo African tribesman or some kind of reverse minstrel (the Joker? yeah right, it was clear Tea Party angst reached back to some ol’ Stepin Fetchit blackface for that one). But when average, mostly white, Americans march in the tens of thousands — teachers, nurses and firefighters — against a Koch-backed Tea Party governor the home page of is giving us “Black Thanksgiving.” Apparently a day when Black folks everywhere make a pilgrimage to LA and the Staples Center and give thanks for basketball.

Nothing like a good game to distract us from what’s really goin’ on. Not saying I won’t be watching (HA!), but let’s keep our eye on the ball.

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