THE AIDS DEBATE – 20 YEARS

Dr. Simpson – Gildemeister Those were worrying times indeed, back in the early eighties, when one heard that there was a killer virus around which specialised in targeting gays. So, when the US Health Secretary announced in 1984 that ‘her’ Robert Gallo had found the culprit and that a vaccine was expected in two years’ time, things didn’t seem too …

BIIDS – Behavioural Induced Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Johnson Tagarisa (BSc MA MBA) Introduction: I have written this paper in haste. I could have done a thorough job of it given my academic background, but I am aiming primarily at three things – to keep the paper as simple and understandable as possible and to keep it short and as brief as possible so many people will like …

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Jack Rasmus – Neoliberalism Raises Its Ugly Head in South America: Washington Targets Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina

After 9-11, the United States focused its most aggressive foreign policy on the Middle East – from Afghanistan to North Africa. But the deal recently worked out with Iran, the current back-door negotiations over Syria between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and the decision to subsidize, and now export, U.S. shale oil and …

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Black Agenda Radio – 01.11.16

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective.

– What may be remembered as an historic conference on the Black Radical Tradition was held at Temple University, in Philadelphia, this past weekend, from January 8 through the 10th. Many hundreds of activists from all across the country gathered to review the experiences of the current grassroots mobilization against police violence, and to put it in perspective with past Black movements in the United States and the fight against predatory capitalism, worldwide. The conference was titled “Reclaiming Our Future: The Black Radical Tradition in Our Time.” It was put together, largely, by students, activists and organizers from Philadelphia, and keynoted by speakers including Angela Davis, Cornel West, and Anthony Monteiro.

– An extraordinary panel discussion unfolded under the title, “Challenging White Supremacy: The Black Radical View.” Umi Saleh, formerly known as Phillip Agnew, of the Florida-based Dream Defenders presented a devastating critique of those whose claim to leadership is based on the size of their Twitter followings, most notably DeRay McKesson, of Campaign Zero. Saleh called Social Media an “asylum for neoliberal values” and described McKesson’s political leanings as “counter-revolutionary and anti-movement.”

– Jamala Rogers is a veteran organizer based in Missouri, and author of the new book, “Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion.”

– Robin DG Kelly rounded out the panel on Challenging White Supremacy at the conference on the Black Radical Tradition. Kelly is a veteran activist and public intellectual, who teaches history at UCLA.

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Mairead Maguire – Syria ­- A Light to the World

BELFAST, Dec 31 2015 (IPS) – In November 2015 I visited Syria together with an International Peace delegation. This was my third visit to Syria in the last three years. As on previous occasions I was moved by the spirit of resilience and courage of the people of Syria. In spite of the fact that for the last five years …

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Gilbert Doctorow – The Obsessive Putin-Bashing

The U.S. establishment writers on Russia are one and all “presstitutes” and when you put their writings together, back to back, in 40 pages or so as Johnson’s Russia List has so kindly done in its Christmas Eve issue, the result is an astounding propaganda barrage. For those of you in the general public who are, likely as not, unfamiliar …

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Energy Stew – Tobin Blake – 12.18.15

We all know about miracles but maybe we have to help them along. Tobin Blake was called on when his daughter’s boyfriend was given no chance to survive.

He began a journey that brought together all sorts of opportunities to change the outcome and has written an important book about the experience.

His book, “The Healing of Jordan Young, a 21st Century Spiritual Guide to Health and Healing” can give all of us hope. Healing works on all levels of science and consciousness and they need to work together.

Be sure to tune in to learn how you can produce “miracles” for yourself and others.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sarin materials brought via Turkey & mixed in Syrian ISIS camps – Turkish MP to RT

Islamic State terrorists in Syria received all necessary materials to produce deadly sarin gas via Turkey, Turkish MP Eren Erdem has told RT, insisting there are grounds to believe a cover up has taken place. he main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) member, Erdem, brought up the issue for public discussion in parliament last week, citing evidence from an abruptly-closed …

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Ray McGovern – The Courage from Whistle-blowing

When Edward Snowden in early June 2013 began to reveal classified data showing criminal collect-it-all surveillance programs operated by the U.S. government’s National Security Agency, former NSA professionals became freer to spell out the liberties taken with the Bill of Rights, as well as the feckless, counterproductive nature of bulk electronic data collection. On Jan. 7, 2014, four senior retired …