The title of a powerful blog post which makes the convincing argument, factual support and all, that African Americans have been left behind, more so under Barrack Obama, and find themselves in horrific economic conditions.
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Many world renowned, Nobel laureate economists such as Joseph Stiglitz have called the bailout for what it is:
a win-win-lose proposal: the banks win, investors win — and taxpayers lose.
The relatively unconditional bailout was even denounced by the man appointed by Obama to oversee the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), the former Special Investigator General Neil Barofsky. Barofsky lambasted Obama and the bailout, stating that the administration
Under international law, a program such as the US drone program would require Pakistan’s explicit approval to operate within its territory. According to a UN terrorism in October, however:
The position of the government of Pakistan is quite clear: It does not consent to the use of drones by the United States on its territory and it considers this to be a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Ben Emmerson, U.N. special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights.
October 2013 saw the joint release of reports by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International on civilian deaths resulting from US drone strikes in Pakistan. The reports cast doubt on US government claims that civilian deaths were kept to a minimum, Amnesty International going so far as to say they were:
seriously concerned that these and other strikes have resulted in unlawful killings that may constitute extrajudicial executions or war crimes.
As early as 1952, King was mulling over socialism and its relationship to the common struggle for recognition of humanity faced by both blacks and poor citizens of the United States. In a 1952 love letter to Coretta, King dwelled on the nature of capitalism, as he would often go on to do in his later years—in harsher words, arguing