Patrice Lumumba’s Independence Day Speech, June 30 1960

patrice lumumba 2Men and women of the Congo,

Victorious independence fighters,

I salute you in the name of the Congolese Government.

I ask all of you, my friends, who tirelessly fought in our ranks, to mark this June 30, 1960, as an illustrious date that will be ever engraved in your hearts, a date whose meaning you will proudly explain to your children, so that they in turn might relate to their grandchildren and great-grandchildren the glorious history of our struggle for freedom.

Independence was won in struggle

Although this independence of the Congo is being proclaimed today by agreement with Continue reading

Leaked Recording Leads to Allegations of Plot to Provoke a Crisis in Venezuela

June 27

The Venezuelan government released a recording that allegedly shows that one of the leaders of the country’s opposition coalition discussed a possible coup with U.S. State Department officials.

machadoOn Wednesday morning the Minister of Communication and Information, Ernesto Villegas and  Caracas mayor Jorge Rodriguez released an audio recording that they alleged showed opposition legislator Maria Corina Machado speaking to a Venezuelan academic, Germán Carrera Damas.

(Photo:  Maria Corina Machado)

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Another Cuban Gift to the World: 5683 Cubans and 4843 other nationals from 70 countries graduate as doctors

June 27

graduatesCuba will graduate more than 10 thousand 500 medical doctors at medicine schools in different provinces of the country, this year.
The head of the Teaching Process and Registration Department of the Cuban Health Ministry, Doctor Emilio Caballero the new professionals include 5 thousand 683 Cubans and 4 thousand 843 nationals of 70 countries. The graduation ceremonies will take place July 19 -27.
According to Caballero, the countries with the largest number of graduates are Bolivia, Continue reading

Dazzling 11 year old South African recites poem about Mandela


“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for. But, my lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Nelson Mandela

Jimmy Cliff’s reggae against Afghan war

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This video from England is called Jimmy Cliff at Glastonbury 2011 singing We Don’t Want Another Vietnam in Afghanistan.

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Jimmy Cliff Sings for Peace in Afghanistan

June 27, 2011

An aging but still spry Jimmy Cliff, the legendary Jamaican reggae master most renowned for his soundtrack to the 1971 movie The Harder They Come, recently rocked the Glastonbury Festival with a searing version of one of his biggest hits re-tooled as a cry for peace in Afghanistan. (Read the lyrics here.)

Cliff’s uncompromising antiwar message was broadcast to a huge TV audience this past Saturday at England’s fabled annual Glastonbury Festival.

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ORIGINAL NSA WHISTLEBLOWER: I Saw The Order To Wiretap Barack Obama In 2004

Obama 25Russ Tice worked as an offensive National Security Agency (NSA) agent from 2002 to 2005, before becoming a source for this Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times article exposing NSA domestic spying.

This week he appeared on the Boiling Frogs Show and detailed how he had his hands “in the nitty-gritty, the nuts and bolts” during his 20 years as a U.S. intelligence analyst.

Tice claimed that he held NSA wiretap orders targeting numerous members of the U.S. Continue reading