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  • Prokhorov NBA Bid...; ACORN-Funder Ratner Needs Russian Billionaire to Build Brooklyn Arena

    04/11/2010 9:46:14 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 454+ views
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | 04/11/2010 | Peter Flaherty
    Prokhorov NBA Bid Gets Scrutiny; ACORN-Funder Ratner Needs Russian Billionaire to Build Brooklyn Arena Bruce Ratner is a New York real estate developer and owner of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. For five years, he’s been trying to move the team to a new arena in Brooklyn that he hopes to build, relying on New York’s powers of eminent domain to move hundreds of homeowners and businessmen out of their quarters.The Brooklyn arena project, known as Atlantic Yards, is on life support. It is only being kept alive by an investment of Russia’s richest man, Mikhail...
  • Prokhorov NBA Bid Gets Scrutiny; ACORN-Funder Ratner Needs Russian Billionaire to Build Brooklyn...

    04/11/2010 11:11:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 434+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 11, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    Bruce Ratner is a New York real estate developer and owner of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. For five years, he’s been trying to move the team to a new arena in Brooklyn that he hopes to build, relying on New York’s powers of eminent domain to move hundreds of homeowners and businessmen out of their quarters. The Brooklyn arena project, known as Atlantic Yards, is on life support. It is only being kept alive by an investment of Russia’s richest man, Mikhail Prokhorov, who is reportedly worth more than $13 billion. He is investing $200...
  • (Russian)Tycoon's tyrant ties (Zimbabwe-Mugabe) threaten Nets deal (& Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards)

    04/11/2010 8:36:41 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies · 1,136+ views
    New Yok Post ^ | April 11, 2010 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    A New Jersey congressman says he will demand a government inquiry into Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire poised to buy the New Jersey Nets, for his extensive business dealings in Zimbabwe -- a bombshell that could blow up the $200 million team deal and threaten the future of Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards, The Post has learned. Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, wants to know if companies controlled by Prokhorov in Zimbabwe violate federal rules that forbid American citizens and companies, and subsidiaries set up in the United States, from doing business with...
  • The man playing South Africa's death card

    04/10/2010 11:10:15 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies · 805+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/9/2010 | Rian Malan
    As white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche is buried, the dangerously charismatic Julius Malema threatens the country's future. We are not here to mourn the white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche, whose funeral took place yesterday, but since his name is on the world's lips, let's face the truth: the saddest thing about his murder last weekend is that it obscured an event that casts an infinitely darker shadow. The event took place in Zimbabwe, and involved, as fate would have it, Julius Malema, the ANC Youth League leader whose repeated singing of an old struggle song about shooting Boers is viewed by many...
  • The Mining Industry Is Terrified By The Rise Of South Africa's Julius Malema

    04/08/2010 10:07:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies · 1,004+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 8, 2010 | Gregory White |
    Julius Malema ...fresh off of a meeting with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has said he will follow his neighbors policy of land seizure... And, most concerning to foreign investors, he has called for the nationalization of South Africa's mines. South Africa's mining industry produced 11% of the world's gold, 80% of the world's platinum, and 40% of the world's palladium in 2007.
  • Postcard From Zimbabwe

    04/08/2010 5:45:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies · 1,060+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 8, 2010 | Nicholas Kristof
    Here’s a measure of how President Robert Mugabe is destroying this once lush nation of Zimbabwe: In a week of surreptitious reporting here (committing journalism can be a criminal offense in Zimbabwe), ordinary people said time and again that life had been better under the old, racist, white regime of what was then called Rhodesia. “When the country changed from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, we were very excited,” one man, Kizita, told me in a village of mud-walled huts near this town in western Zimbabwe. “But we didn’t realize the ones we chased away were better and the ones we put...
  • "Terrorist hunt hits poultry processor"

    03/21/2002 7:51:11 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 10 replies · 726+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3/22/2002 | Tasgola Karla Bruner
    Gainesville -- Officials at Mar-Jac Poultry said they were shocked to find out Thursday that federal officials suspect the company might have ties to terrorist funding. Company Vice President Doug Carnes said at least a half-dozen U.S. Customs agents spent all day Wednesday gathering financial records and charitable contribution files. They were "real nice, professional and complimentary," he said, but they didn't disclose the nature of their visit. It was only on Thursday that Carnes was alerted by company officials in Virginia as to what the agents were looking for. "I'm shocked. I'm in disbelief. I've worked for them for...
  • Controversial South African youth leader visits Zimbabwe

    04/03/2010 3:36:43 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies · 693+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/3/2010 | Jane Flanagan in Cape Town
    Julius Malema, the firebrand South African youth leader who has been accused of inciting violence against white farmers, has received a hero's welcome in Zimbabwe. Mr Malema, head of the youth wing of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), touched down in Harare to be met with a loud chorus of "Shoot the Boer" – a refrain from an apartheid-era song which is now outlawed in South Africa. Julius Malema The 29-year-old, who has been accused of inciting violence against South Africa's white population with his repeated renditions of the song Ayesaba Amagwala (The Cowards are Scared), will meet President...
  • I am addicted to ‘mistresses’ – Mugabe ( Zimbabwe )

    03/31/2010 11:28:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 861+ views
    ZimEye, ^ | March 27, 2010 | John Chimunhu
    Harare(ZimEye)President Robert Mugabe has for the first time confessed that he is addicted to mistresses, from what are known as ’small houses’ in Zimbabwe. Mugabe who also castigated homosexual people said that it was impossible for him and a lot of other men to give up the ’small houses’, a widespread practice that gave rise to a television soap, ‘The Small House Saga”. “Its impossible to stop. ‘Small houses’ are everywhere in Zimbabwe. That’s what we do and the women suffer,” Mugabe said.
  • Mugabe: No gay rights in Zimbabwe

    03/26/2010 10:03:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 438+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2010
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's president says gay rights will not be protected in a constitution being drawn up under a power-sharing deal. State radio on Friday quoted President Robert Mugabe saying that Western rights groups have called for constitutional reforms to include gay rights. He calls that "insanity." Same-sex acts are illegal in Zimbabwe. Mugabe once described homosexuals as "lower than pigs and dogs."
  • Mugabe planning massive violence on MDC after World Cup

    03/18/2010 4:35:22 PM PDT · by vikingd00d · 12 replies · 453+ views
    The Zimbabe Situation ^ | 17 March 2010 | Unknown
    HARARE - Robert Mugabe's Zanu (PF) has started recruiting youths for training in sophisticated murder and torture techniques for a massive campaign of violence against the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) soon after the World Cup, a report said. Investigations by The Zimbabwean have revealed that the vicious campaign of terror is expected to roll into motion in July, soon after the soccer World Cup ends in South Africa and the media spotlight shifts elsewhere. High-level sources within both Zanu (PF) and MDC-T as well as the security services said the purpose of this horrific plan, if it succeeds, was...
  • The Plight of Zimbabwe's Starving People

    03/12/2010 11:31:15 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 19 replies · 613+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th March 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    For us it is a saddening sight - a magnificent bull elephant struck down in his old age. But for the starving of Zimbabwe, it was little short of a miracle. The carcass provided a vital source of food, and hundreds of desperate villagers in the Gonarezhou National Park descended on the dead animal within minutes of its discovery. Using machetes, axes and knives made from tin cans they set upon the six-ton carcass, which was found deep in scrubland.
  • Zimbabwe's starving people eat dead elephant (Warning Graphic)

    03/12/2010 7:09:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies · 3,023+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2010 | Staff
    For us it is a saddening sight - a magnificent bull elephant struck down in his old age. But for the starving of Zimbabwe, it was little short of a miracle. The carcass provided a vital source of food, and hundreds of desperate villagers in the Gonarezhou National Park descended on the dead animal within minutes of its discovery. Using machetes, axes and knives made from tin cans they set upon the six-ton carcass, which was found deep in scrubland.
  • Letters From Zimbabwe: Cathy Buckle

    03/07/2010 9:51:34 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 55 replies · 173+ views
    Letters ^ | March 6, 2010 | Cathy Buckle
    All are welcome Saturday 6th March 2010 Dear Family and Friends, They say that a picture speaks a thousand words and the one I picked up on the roadside this morning certainly did. I'm not generally in the habit of picking up litter on public roads but this was different. It was the remains of a poster that had been torn off a street light pole. From the scraps of bright coloured paper left clinging to a number of other poles, it was obvious that a line of the same posters had all been torn down recently. I had travelled...
  • Why Haven’t Obama, Pelosi Jettisoned Rep. Gregory Meeks?

    02/21/2010 10:50:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 471+ views
    NLPC ^ | February 21, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    You would think that Democratic leaders would distance themselves from a member of Congress whose been identified with Ponzi swindler Allen Stanford, not mention a charity that is now under federal investigation for fraudulently raising money for Hurricane Katrina victims. Nope. According to one media report: President Barack Obama of the United States of America has dispatched a five-member delegation of US congressmen led by Representative Gregory Meeks to Zimbabwe. Maybe it is appropriate, after all. Meeks seems to have a special rapport with tyrants. Zimbabwe is one the most corrupt places on the face of the earth and strongman...
  • Zimbabwe sanctions 'must go': Mugabe

    02/17/2010 10:16:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 352+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AFP
    HARARE (AFP) – President Robert Mugabe said Wednesday that he and his partners in Zimbabwe's unity government agreed that "sanctions must go", a day after the European Union extended its restrictions on the country. "We are in agreement," Mugabe told reporters after a tourism conference in Harare. "We are all agreed that the sanctions must go." Mugabe and his erstwhile rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai formed a unity government nearly a year ago, aiming to end political unrest targeting mainly supporters of the premier's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). But EU leaders on Tuesday cited a lack of progress in...
  • Mugabe to seize white businesses for blacks ("hand over at least 51 per cent ownership")

    02/11/2010 6:20:46 AM PST · by blastocyst · 834+ views
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 2-09-10 | Peta Thornycroft and Sebastien Berger
    EVERETT – A cat who wandered into the Everett Police Department’s South Precinct parking lot later was killed at the city’s animal shelter, upsetting the animal’s owners. Police have been having problems with neighborhood cats, many feral, urinating on patrol motorcycles, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said. Police asked animal control officers to help trap the cats, he said. One of the cats, Atalanta, was brought to the Everett Animal Shelter on Jan. 28, city spokeswoman Kate Reardon said. The shelter wasn’t able to find the cat’s owner. The animal wasn’t tagged or micro-chipped, she said.
  • Are Zimbabwean diamonds about to finance a Mugabe coup?

    02/10/2010 6:18:52 PM PST · by vikingd00d · 10 replies · 448+ views
    The Zimbabwe Situation ^ | 10 Feb 2010 | Paul Trewhela
    JOHANNESBURG - Last week's issue of The Zimbabwean, which is edited from Britain, leads with a report on the possible exchange of Chinese weapons for illegally mined diamonds in Zimbabwe (see below). If the information in this report is proved correct, it would indicate that the Mugabe regime is preparing a bloody coup to preserve itself in office, in defiance of its loss of the general election last year, its subsequent power-sharing deal with the Movement for Democratic Change, the Kimberley Process which regulates the global gem trade and a ruling of the High Court in Harare. The report suggests...
  • Black Zimbabweans to take control of white-owned companies

    02/09/2010 9:46:02 PM PST · by vikingd00d · 39 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Zimbabwe Situation ^ | 9 Feb 2010 | Peta Thornycroft
    White-owned companies in Zimbabwe are to be forced to hand majority control to black businessmen in a move that could lead to chaos rivalling the seizure of the country's commercial farms. The new regulations demand that all foreign and locally owned companies hand over at least 51 per cent ownership to black Zimbabweans. Thousands of firms, including the Zimbabwean operations of giants such as Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and the mining company Rio Tinto, will be affected, and they must submit their plans to comply by March 1. Owners who fail to comply could be jailed. The new law...
  • Nestle shuts milk factory in Zimbabwe

    12/23/2009 10:46:23 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 962+ views
    AFP ^ | December 23, 2009
    THE food giant Nestle says it has shut down its milk processing plant in Zimbabwe temporarily after staff were forced by authorities to take milk from "non-contracted suppliers.'' Nestle in October stopped buying milk from a farm owned by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's family, who seized it from white farmers under his controversial land reforms. The Swiss-based food giant, the world's largest, said Zimbabwean government officials and police made an "unannounced visit'' to the plant on Saturday, forcing staff to take delivery of a milk tanker from non contracted suppliers. Two Nestle Zimbabwe managers were also questioned by the police