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U.S. challenges UN’s ‘relevance’

U.S. attack on Iraq will set precedent for nations to ignore UNUNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com)–The date that the UN Security Council members will have to, in the words of President Bush, "show their cards" on how they feel about Saddam Hussein looms near. Depending on how the "cards"--or votes--fall will determine if the United States has world support for its desired...

The Government vs. The People?

FBI Exposed (COINTEL.org)FBI continues to target mosques  Legalized COINTELPRO?New Patriot Act II law would take away more liberties CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)–America is descending further down the slippery slope toward a totalitarian state, civil libertarians and rights activists are shouting, especially since the revelation of the enhanced Patriot Act legislation began circulating on Capitol Hill. The amendments to the original Patriot Act, which...

Hip hop movement joins anti-war voices

ERICTOUREM The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's Open Letter To President Bush (BEC)Musicians United to Win Without War  NEW ORLEANS (FinalCall.com)--The Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) announced the formation of Musicians United to Win Without War, a national coalition dedicated to preventing war in Iraq. The new coalition joined the broader Win Without War organization at a Feb. 27 news conference in...

‘Imperial spirit’ inspires Hawks on Iraq

Conservative Commentator Patrick J. Buchanan: Whose War? Daily Times: A wilful blindness CNN: Questioning Bush's motives on Iraq The Imperialist Blue Print: Prospect for New American Century  WASHINGTON (IPS)–"Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords." So reads a bronze plaque that sits on Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld’s massive desk in his office across the Potomac River from...

Farrakhan’s Final Warning to America

By Richard Muhammad A Saviours' Day for the history books  CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)--America’s impending war with Iraq will trigger conflict abroad and unrest at home that will doom the country, warned the leader of the Nation of Islam in a Feb. 23 address from the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan offered a final caution against war in a message...

FBI continues to target mosques

War on terror, or freedom Anti terror laws produce new crisis for Black leadershipFBI Exposed(COINTEL.org) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)--First,the FBI wanted a count of all the mosques in their regional field offices. Now,according to the Islamic Society of Frederick, Md., FBI agents who recentlyrequested a meeting with their leadership "mentioned casually" they would beasking for a list of the society’s members. This...

Early education helps autistic children

CHARLENEM TUSTIN, Calif.(FinalCall.com)–Michael and Regina Muhammad’s two-year-old daughter was vibrant, social and vocal before a doctor’s visit for immunizations. One shot and several days later, her speech, language, social communication and interaction stopped, and she started showing initial signs of children with autism: stiffening, behavior issues, tantrums, sensitivity to noises and faded attention. She is not alone. Researchers say autism, which...

Black network to air 24-hour cable news show

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com)–A Black-owned and operated cable network announced Feb. 11 the launching of the nation’s first 24-hour Black news channel. "This is a very exciting day," said attorney William E. Gray, CEO of Atlanta-based Major Broadcasting Cable network (MBC), "not only for MBC, but also for America." The show will be called "MBC News: The Urban Voice." Atty. Gray...

Farrakhan: ‘America at a crossroads’

More than 100 venues to host Saviours' Day anti-war messageAnticipation is high as the world prepares to receive the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, live-via-satellite, during a Feb. 23 broadcast from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. With hundreds of thousands around the globe poised to hear his message, "America at the Crossroads: War is not the Answer"–which culminates the Nation of...

Black clergy to America: War is not the answer, solve problems at home

FCN Editorial: Let the church say 'amen' TavisTalks.com (Tavis Smiley)  DETROIT (FinalCall.com)–Prominent Black clergy from across the country convened to address "The State of the Black Union" told a national audience Feb. 8, in voices loud and strong, that President Bush is wrong and "war is not the answer." "This war is unjust," said Dr. James H. Cone, the Charles...