|Summary||Wall Street is Milking Detroit Dry
Mass water cutoffs are set to resume on August 25, a prelude to privatization of Detroit's water and sewage department, while plans are afoot to put public parking up for auction.
Black Is Back Coalition to Gather in Philadelphia
The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, which has consistently opposed the corporatist and warlike policies of the Obama administration since its founding in 2009, holds its annual conference in Philadelphia, August 16 and 17. "More and more people are being awakened to the catastrophe that the Obama regime has become, not only for the struggle and rights of African people here in the United States, but for people around the world," said Black Is Back chairman Omali Yeshitela. The Coalition plans to mount another march on the White House on November 1.
Black Liberation in the Age of Climate Change
Cooperation Jackson, a campaign to bring cooperative economics to Jackson, Mississippi, is one of the legacies of the late Chokwe Lumumba's brief tenure as mayor of the mostly Black city. The grassroots effort has joined forces with the Climate Justice Alliance, looking not only to control the means of production in Jackson, Mississippi," and eventually throughout Mississippi, and beyond " but we're trying to make sure that we produce goods and services differently than the standard capitalist methods, which are over-reliant on petrochemicals and unhealthy products said Akuno.
Mumia: Immigrant-Bashing is Part of Americana
Resentment of new immigrant groups is as old as the country, itself, said Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation's best known political prisoner. Every generation, anxious about their place in this turbulent society, gives new arrivals hell, said Abu Jamal, in a report for Prison Radio.
CIA Battles to Keep Its Torture Secrets
Congress adjourned without resolution of the Senate Intelligence Committee's attempt to declassify a 6,000-page report on CIA torture programs. Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, said the agency destroyed the evidence of its crimes obstructing justice in the process and then, when investigated by the Senate, hacked the Senate servers, infiltrated the Senate computer system, stole documents from the Senate, and then filed false allegations with the Justice Department seeking prosecution of Senate staffers. Arguably, the CIA is the world's most successful terror organization, said Buttar.