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Recording of MLK’s first version of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech discovered in North Carolina – The Globe and Mail

King used the phrase “I have a dream” eight times in his address to about 2,000 people at Booker T. Washington High School in Rocky Mount, eight months before electrifying the nation with the same words at the March on Washington. He also referred to “the sons of former slaves and the sons of former […]

American Sniper and the Savage Problem | Lt. Philip Sheridan……….Indian Wars……………..and Lovers

“Savage, Despicable, Evil,” he writes in the book, “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was no other way to describe what we encountered there.” One way would be to call them the enemy, but not Kyle: Savages. He repeats it over […]

FBI’s “Suicide Letter” to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The anonymous letter was the result of the FBI’s comprehensive surveillance and harassment strategy against Dr. King, which included bugging his hotel rooms, photographic surveillance, and physical observation of King’s movements by FBI agents. The agency also attempted to break up his marriage by sending selectively edited “personal moments he shared with friends and women” […]

Revealed: FBI attempted to drive MLK to suicide — RT USA

On Tuesday, Beverly Gage wrote for the New York Times about the history of the letter which, until then, had been largely shrouded in secrecy, as have other clandestine FBI operations that sought to discredit alleged opponents of the United States government under the helm of then director J Edgar Hoover through a covert campaign […]

CIA: Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’ was “innocuous” | Privacy SOS

The New York Times reports on newly disclosed documents revealing that the CIA and FBI hired over 1,000 Nazis after World War II. It wasn’t just scientists, as prior disclosures about Operation Paperclip suggested. No, among the Nazis adopted by the US “intelligence community” after the war were top political aides to Hitler and Eichmann, […]

Prescott S. Bush as Treasurer of Planned Parenthood First National Fundrasing Drive—1947

Prescott S. Bush as Treasurer of Planned Parenthood First National Fundrasing Drive—1947 Planned Parenthood fundraising letter of January 8, 1947, lists Prescott S. Bush as treasurer of Margaret Sanger‘s first national fundraising drive. At that time, contraception was against the law in Connecticut, and the state had a large Catholic constituency. In 1950, during Prescott’s […]

Argentine president condemns Western policy on situation in Crimea and reminds the West of the Falkland referendum — Puppet Masters —

Argentine leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner recalled that the UN Charter stipulates the right of people to self-determination, which means that this rule should be applied to all countries without any exception.Kirchner compared the situation in Crimea with another event in modern history. The Falkland Islands also held a referendum a year ago. It is […]

What Cold War CIA Interrogators Learned from the Nazis – The Daily Beast

Initially, Bluebird was to be a so-called “defensive” program. Officers were instructed “to apply special methods of interrogation for the purpose of evaluation of Russian practices,” only. In other words, to merely mimic Soviet techniques. But it did not take long for the CIA to decide that the best defense is offense, and the Agency […]

#RayRobinson: The Doe Network: Case File 1722DMSD

Ray Robinson disappeared around the end of April 1973 at the American Indian Movement AIM takeover of the Pine Ridge reservation village of Wounded Knee. Ray had deep ties to the civil rights movement and participated with many groups, which is what led him to South Dakota. Robinson traveled to South Dakota from Alabama in […]

Church Committee – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1975 and 1976, the Church Committee published fourteen reports on the formation of U.S. intelligence agencies, their operations, and the alleged abuses of law and of power that they had committed, together with recommendations for reform, some of which were put in place.Among the matters investigated were attempts to assassinate foreign leaders, including Patrice […]

The Effects of Ignoring Systemic Racism | The Nation

This is what systemic racism looks like. Whether Kerrick or the officer who assaulted Manning have a personal animosity toward these young men because of their race doesn’t matter. What matters is the institutional mechanisms that degrade black life. Kerrick shot an unarmed Ferrell after receiving an emergency call that he was attempting to rob […]

President Obama should talk about race in America more often | Ana Marie Cox | Comment is free |

It\’s the \”openly\” that\’s a problem, of course. That, and the strong possibility that Obama was not referring to just those 1.5 million, but to some larger percentage of the 51% of Americans who disapprove of the job he\’s doing – a group that, statistically speaking, can\’t just consist of avowed racists. But who was […]

School Principal Placed on Leave for Using ‘N’ Word to Explain ‘N’ Word | Kulture Kritic

Pouslbo Elementary School Principal Claudia Alves was explaining the difference between the ‘N’ word and the word Negro after one of her students expressed reluctance at using the word Negro during rehearsal for a Martin Luther King Jr. play. Alves was explaining to the students that the ‘N’ word and the word Negro are not […]

CIA sued for targeting Nelson Mandela as ‘terrorist threat’ – National Human Rights |

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT PhD candidate Ryan Shapiro filed a lawsuit this morning against the CIA due to its failure to comply with his FOIA request for records on recently deceased anti-apartheid activist and South African President, Nelson Mandela, a global human rights hero.Shapiro is working to learn why the CIA viewed Mandela \”a […]

‘It’s a huge embarrassment for the West to ignore Ukraine’s neo-Nazis’ — RT Op-Edge

The West has been turning a blind eye to all these neo-Nazis operating in Kiev, just like they were saying that there were no jihadists among Syrian opposition, Dmitry Babich, political analyst at the Voice of Russia, told RT.The Ukrainian protesters clashed with police in Kiev after nearly 10,000 people took part in an anti-government […]

Lawsuit Alleges CIA Involvement in Nelson Mandela’s Arrest and Imprisonment |

Ryan Shapiro filed a Freedom of Information Act request demanding all documents from the CIA , FBI, National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency which mentioned Mandela by name. After the CIA failed to respond to the FOI request, Shapiro filed a lawsuit in US District Court for the District of Columbia.What Shapiro wants […]

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