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  •  The Black Agenda Report... (8+ / 0-)

    ...has been following Detroit's travails closely for several years.  This week Margaret Kimberley's column is devoted to these water wars:

    Freedom Rider: Detroit and Iraq

    by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
    “All of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s incompetence could not have created the ongoing occupation of Detroit by the thieves in high places.”

    The ugly face of empire and disaster capitalism is visible all over the world. Detroit, Michigan, was once a thriving city but was sent into a tailspin by the deindustrialization of the United States, white flight, and institutional racism which blamed black people who were in fact the victims of catastrophe. The coup de grace was delivered by big banks like UBS, Bank of America and Barclays, which sold risky derivatives schemes to corrupt Detroit politicians. When the financial deal inevitably headed south, the banks were the creditors first in line for a payout.

    Find the article here.

    PS:  Is John Conyers saying &/or doing anything about this?
    PS#2: Is NN14 going to do or say anything about this?

    “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” ..... CIA Director William J. Casey

    by dharmasyd on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 01:08:05 PM PDT

    •  BAR is a happening website (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      …although those loyal to PBO may be shocked to find that he isn't too high on their list of favorite folks.

      The writers there pull no punches.

      •  I'd known of them casually for several years... (0+ / 0-)

        ...but when I first started seeing BO's tricks, I went there big time to see what they were saying.  You're right; they don't pull punches.

        Only a government drowning in arrogance and hubris or a government run by psychopaths and sociopaths would pick [Russia as] an enemy. Paul Craig Roberts

        by dharmasyd on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:43:46 PM PDT

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