Alice Walker disinvited from University of Michigan over ‘Israel comments’ | The Electronic Intifada
World-renowned American author Alice Walker has been disinvited from giving a speech at the University of Michigan because a donor objects to her views on Israel, the agent negotiating the contract was told.
Walker, the Pultizer Prize winning author of The Color Purple, posted on her blog an excerpt of a letter from the agent informing her that the invitation to keynote the 50th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan had been withdrawn.
Why the Post-Trayvon Martin “Talk” Turns Black Kids Into a Pathology | Black Agenda Report
Brainwashed Black folks subject their children to the sick ritual of “The Talk,” to instill in them the “the necessity to attenuate their behavior to the expectations of a racist society.” They were wrong before Trayvon Martin’s murder, and they are wrong, today. “We should give our children the intellectual armor to call out this injustice instead of kowtowing to it.”
Why Solidarity is Bullshit
“I’m not going to lie and say that I’m shocked by the fact that the hashtag resonated because these were conversations that me and my friends had been having for years,” Kendall says. “So yes, I knew it would resonate, but I really had no idea it would explode the way it did. I’m a Southside Chicago girl and I was popping off at the mouth as I’m apt to do, but I’ve been wrongly accused of stirring the pot. The pot has been boiling over for years.”
Haiti “Reconstruction”: Luxury Hotels, Sweat Shops and Deregulation for the Foreign Corporate Elite | Global Research
As part of the country’s “Reconstruction”, The Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund recently invested $2 million in the Royal Oasis Hotel, a deluxe structure to be built in a poverty-stricken metropolitan area “filled with displaced-persons camps housing hundreds of thousands”. (Julie Lévesque, HAITI: Humanitarian Aid for Earthquake Victims Used to Build Five Star Hotels, Global Research, June 28, 2012)
Military Crackdown Worsens Pollution in Nigeria’s Oil Region – Bloomberg
The Nigerian government’s military crackdown against the theft of crude in the Niger River delta has left more than a 1,000 makeshift refineries in flames, worsening pollution in the area, authorities said.
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