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U.S. Agency Gave Nuclear Industry a Sweet Deal, Documents Reveal

by Matthew Cardinale

Originally published at InterPress Service

Southern Company’s rate is lower than what college students in the U.S. pay in origination fees on their federal student loans.”

ATLANTA, Georgia, Jun 30 2012 (IPS) - The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) recently won a two-year legal battle to secure documents from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Freedom of Information Act related to nuclear power loan guarantees offered to utility companies under the Barack Obama administration.

Ten Years of No Child Left Behind: Disaster Capitalism in the Schools

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

No Child Left Behind has only been a failure if you believed the hype about its purposes. In fact, NCBL has been a roaring success in using “federal spending as a hammer to impose corporate governance over privatized public schools.” Wall Street has converted publicly-financed education into a no-risk market, teachers unions have been “demonized, demoralized and rendered largely politically inert,” and Black community control of schools is more remote than ever.

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Cynthia McKinney - We define the system, the system does not define us!

Black On The Old Plantation

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Metro Atlanta is now the second largest concentration of African-descended people in North America. But with civil rights organizations firmly in corporate pockets, it's still a spot where the racist corporations like Southern Companies feel free and unashamed to celebrate their history of theft and plunder and future prospects of the same. What does that say about the state of black leadership, about all of us?

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Greens Call on Deal to End Torture in Georgia Prisons -- Call on Georgians to Join One Day Solidarity Fast

Eighteen months after Georgia Department of Corrections employees brutally suppressed a non-violent work stoppage led by inmates in as many as eleven of the state's 34 prisons, it is believed that the "Hidden-37" have been in solitary confinement ever since. The Georgia Green Party today called on Governor Deal to end the torture; and on Georgians to join hunger striking Georgia inmates in a one day solidarity fast.

Obama Memo Deferring Some Deportations Not a Victory For Latinos, Immigrants or Human Rights

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Professional Latino leaders, tied hand and foot to corporate donors and the Democratic party, are celebrating the president's announcement that a small number of the undocumented will be eligible for deferral of their deportations. But is this really a victory for all immigrants or just those on the way to college and the military.

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Greens Nominate McKinney and Nkromo, Endorse Traina, Prefer Barr

The Georgia Green Party met June 2nd, 2012, for their nominating convention and voted their preferences for a Presidential candidate. Georgia Greens nominated Cynthia McKinney for Georgia's 4th Congressional District and Kwabena Nkromo for the Georgia House of Representatives, District 57. Georgia Greens also endorsed Denice Traina for the Richmond County Commission race in Augusta. Georgia Greens gathered at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Public Library and Green business took most the day. Attendees heard from Presidential candidates Jill Stein, Roseanne Barr, and Kent Mesplay.

Bankrupt Black Leadership, Nukes and Environmental Racism

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

The same greedy corporations that have long funded white politicians now finance what used to be traditional civil rights organizations like SCLC and an entire new class of black politicians. The cutting loose of black political leaders from their constituencies has dire consequences for the entire American polity.

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Stein and Barr Layout Green Party's Program on CNN

McKinney, Nkromo and Traina Seek nod of 2012 Green Convention in Georgia

Excitement continues to build, in preparation for the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Georgia Green Party, scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, with Cynthia McKinney's FEC filing for Georgia's 4th Congressional, and notices as well from Kwabena Nkromo and Denice Traina. State Party officers announced their intention to publish the legal notice necessary to permit the Party to nominate candidates in this year's partisan races for public office. With appeals to Georgia Greens with homes to share and Greens everywhere prepared to put our slate on the ballot, Georgia Greens are prepared with your help to make history in 2012.

This year's Nominating Convention will take place at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Public Library (5234 LaVista Road; Tucker, GA 30084), with business starting promptly at 10:00 am and adjournment anticipated for 4:30 pm Delegates will be seated consistent with the Nominating Convention Rules, on file with the Secretary of State and accessible online at: http://www.greens.org/georgia.static/pdf/GvrnDocs/GGP-NC-Rules.pdf. The Convention is empowered by the Party Rules to consider proposed amendments to the state Party Platform and bylaws, the election of internal Party officers and Delegates to the National Committee, the consideration of candidates seeking the endorsement or nomination of the Party, and other business. The public is welcome.

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