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  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • Somalia nearing a 'total famine' (pirates off the coast get all the coverage, situation dire)

    12/04/2008 11:32:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 909+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/4/08
    Somalia is in danger of descending into famine while the world's attention is focused on the problem of piracy off its coast, the Red Cross has warned. BBC Africa analyst Martin Plaut says agencies like the International Committee of the Red Cross are very wary about using words like famine. The ICRC's Alexandre Liebeskind said the violence had made it almost impossible for aid agencies to operate. About half of Somalia's population is dependent on food aid. Drought, floods and nearly two decades of conflict have driven many into destitution. Alexandre Liebeskind, head of the ICRC in East Africa, says...
  • Wall Street firms see recession nearing

    11/05/2007 10:12:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 78+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/05/07 | John Poirier
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. economy might be edging toward a recession in the wake of mortgage-related credit woes plaguing the financial markets, bankers and analysts said on Monday. "I think that the risk of a recession is greater than people realize," James Dunne, chief executive of Sandler O'Neil & Partners, said at the Reuters Finance Summit in New York. With home prices dropping, more people about to lose their homes due to unaffordable mortgages and sharply higher oil prices, the economy could be on the brink of slowing down, they said. "I think there is a serious risk...
  • Boston, DNC protest groups nearing deal for permits (Mass RAT FReep update!)

    06/24/2004 3:25:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 627+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/24/04 | Jack Meyers
    City, DNC protest groups nearing deal for permits By Jack Meyers Thursday, June 24, 2004 City officials appear to have reached tentative agreements with groups planning protests at next month's Democratic National Convention that will allow permits to be issued for demonstrations. Carol Rose, head of the American Civil Liberties Union's Massachusetts office, said she and a representative of the National Lawyers Guild made progress in recent meetings with city officials. As a result, ``the city sent a letter saying permits are going to be issued this week'' for some organizations who have applied for demonstration permits, Rose said. Merita...