MLK: Obama draws flak for house Negro on his plantation

Professor Cornel West, the radio personality and scholar, on Friday lashed out at organizers of Wednesday’s 50th-anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington, saying that it offered scant celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments, according to Mediaite.… Read the rest

US, Malaysia looking to expand defence

usmalaysiaMalaysia and Washington are looking to expand its defence collaboration in various areas including regional and international security, trading, military technologies and exchanging information, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

The two countries also reaffirmed their commitment to … Read the rest

John Stossel and the New Rome on the Potomac

by Ilana Mercer

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Libertarian extraordinaire John Stossel asks the right questions. He doesn’t always arrive at the right answers.The questions Mr. Stossel poses on his Fox-Business TV show, small mercies, … Read the rest

Amazon buys Washington

amazonAmazon.com Inc. (AMZN), whose founder Jeff Bezos is purchasing the Washington Post (WPO), ranks among the biggest spenders among high-technology companies seeking to influence the work of the federal government.

Former U.S. Senators Trent Lott, a Mississippi Republican, and John … Read the rest

EU lawmakers urge Washington to drop charges against Manning, Snowden

eulawmakersSeventeen lawmakers from the European Parliament have called on President Barack Obama to put an end to the persecution of US soldier Bradley Manning accused of aiding the enemy after he handed over a bunch of sensitive military documents to … Read the rest

Neocons threaten life on earth with nuclear war

Amitai Etzioni has raised an important question: “Who authorized preparations for war with China?”  Etzioni says that the war plan is not the sort of contingency plan that might be on hand for an improbable event. Etzioni also … Read the rest

China, Germany press US to explain NSA-spying allegations

South China Morning PostChina on Monday joined calls for Washington to provide explanations following disclosures of National Security Agency (NSA) programmes, which collect millions of telephone records and track foreign internet activity on US networks.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters that … Read the rest

South African Jews, Muslims fly to Washington to heal the rift

Partnership between Jews and Muslims in South Africa flourished when both communities joined forces in the struggle to end the apartheid regime. But as the common cause uniting them was resolved in the early 1990s, Jews and Muslims, both minorities … Read the rest

Phoenix sends only non-white police to Washington

They’re supposed to be the cream of the crop, going to Washington to protect the newly elected American president and represent Phoenix, Arizona.

But the police association said the Phoenix Police Department used race to determine who’s going – and … Read the rest

US deploys forces in 18 countries against Muslim anger

Washington said it was deploying forces to cope with violence in as many as 18 different locations as deadly Muslim anger spreads over a US-made movie that mocks Islam.

Two US marines were killed in Afghanistan when insurgents armed with … Read the rest

Follow Mandela, says Hillary Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged South Africa to build on icon Nelson Mandela’s legacy and flex its growing influence on the global sticking points of Syria, Iran and Zimbabwe.

“The man who did so much to shape the … Read the rest