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  • 'We Need You To Listen' -- Exchanging Privilege For Solidarity | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust I’ve been blessed with a handful of teaching moments lately. Each of them involved a fellow middle-aged, middle class white male activist boasting about his skill in dealing with the Blue Bloc of law enforcement . Each of them also involved me posing this question: Do you think things would’ve gone as smoothly if you were black? Each of them o...

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  • The Seminole-African Alliance | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust July 26, 2014 “We're gonna fight racism with solidarity.” - Fred Hampton The Native American Indian people that comprised the Seminole Nation grew out of the Creek Nation in Florida. Multilingual and diverse, the Seminoles (from a word meaning “runaway”) became infamous for intermingling with runaway slaves from Georgia and the Carolinas… slav...

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  • Subway Inn to Close After 77 Years in Midtown Manhattan | Jonathan LaMantia

    Photographer: Roger Gaess/Getty Images Jul 25, 2014 (Bloomberg) -- Subway Inn, the New York City institution that clung to its dive-bar roots even as its Upper East Side neighborhood sprouted steel-and-glass office and apartment towers, is serving its last drink. The bar, which opened in 1937, will close on Aug. 15 and seek another location, according to a notice on its Facebook page. A bartender...

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  • Does Russia (And Humanity) Have A Future? | Paul Craig Roberts

    Europe is complicit in its own demise July 25, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The Russian government has finally realized that it has no Western “partners,” and is complaining bitterly about the propagandistic lies and disinformation issued without any evidence whatsoever against the Russian government by Washington, its European vassals, and presstitute media. Perhaps the Russian government thou...

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  • Israel/Palestine: Some Of What The Media Ignores | Mickey Z.

    Mickey Z. -- World News Trust July 24, 2014 Obviously, there’s a wide range of opinions (and variations on each of those opinions) when it comes to anything related to Israel and Palestine (in particular, Hamas) but to cultivate a truly nuanced perspective requires a lot more evidence and context than we’ll ever get from the corporate media. It doesn’t make me a supporter of Hamas if I point out ...

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  • Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War | Paul Craig Roberts

    July 24, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Despite the conclusion by U.S. intelligence that there is no evidence of Russian involvement in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner and all lives onboard, Washington is escalating the crisis and shepherding it toward war. Twenty-two U.S. senators have introduced into the 113th Congress, Second Session, a bill, S.2277, “To prevent further Russian aggre...

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  • The Gray Light of Morning | John Michael Greer

    July 23, 2014 ( Archdruid Report ) -- I try to wear my archdruid’s hat lightly in these essays, but every so often I field questions that touch directly on the issues of ultimate meaning that our culture, however clumsily, classifies as “religious.” Two comments in response to the post here two weeks ago raised such issues, in a way that’s relevant enough to this series of posts and important eno...

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  • Gaza’s Resistance Will Not be Crushed | Ramzy Baroud

    Ramzy Baroud -- World News Trust July 22, 2014 On the 13 th day of Israel’s so-called Operation Protective Edge, stories of entire families collectively pulverized -- women and children keenly targeted by Israeli soldiers -- saturate the media. Until now, 430 Palestinians have been killed, mostly women and children, and 18 Israel soldiers been killed at the hands of the Resistance. In Shejaiya, e...

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  • US Intelligence: No Evidence Russia Did It | Paul Craig Roberts

    July 23, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- After days of placing hostile blame for the downing of the Malaysian airliner on Russia, the White House permitted U.S. intelligence officials to tell reporters that there is no evidence of the Russian government’s involvement. Obviously, the U.S. satellite photos do not support the Obama regime’s lies. If the White House had any evidence of Russian complic...

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  • Sometimes The Border Crosses You (Know Your History) | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust July 21, 2014 “The cup of forbearance has been exhausted.” - President James K. Polk, 1846 According the Washington Post , Texas Governor Rick Perry “reportedly plans to dispatch the Texas National Guard to the U.S. border with Mexico” to deal with “the continued surge of young immigrants, most of them from Central America, crossing the border...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- July 21, 2014 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- July 21, 2014 -- Friends Committee on National Legislation July 21 Noon-1:15 p.m., Robert Litwak, Wilson Center; Mitchell Reiss, Washington College; and David Sanger, New York Times, " Iran’s Nuclear Chess: Calculating America’s Moves ." Wilson Center, Fifth Floor, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online . July 22 9:05 a.m., Gen. William Shelton, C...

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