Main Page - Latest News

Black militants, radical left feel betrayed by Obama.


From AFP…

Peter Fonda launched a four-letter attack on US President Barack Obama at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, calling him a traitor over the handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.

The star of the 1969 road movie “Easy Rider” was in Cannes for the premiere of “The Big Fix” by Rebecca and Josh Tickell, the only feature documentary in the official selection at the Cannes film festival this year.

Fonda — a keen environmentalist and co-producer of the film which centres on the explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon, the ensuing spill and its consequences — accused Washington of trying to gag reporting on the issue.

“I sent an email to President Obama saying, ‘You are a f(expletive) traitor,’ using those words… ‘You’re a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military — in this case the coastguard — what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do’.”

From Newsone For Black People…

Princeton professor Cornel West is on a mission to tear down President Obama.

The latest stop on his tour was on MSNBC’s The Ed Show. On the show, West complained about the issue of Black unemployment and his belief that the president doesn’t care about poor people.

He even went as far to say that Obama feels more comfortable around “Jews and whites” than around “free Black men” who he believes the president fears.

I think he does have a predilection much more toward upper-class white brothers and Jewish brothers and a certain distance from free black men who will tell him the truth about himself as well as what’s going on in black communities, brown communities, red communities and poor white and working-class communities.

This wasn’t the only story that emerged yesterday concerning West and Obama. An article written by Chris Hedges in TruthDig has West referring to Obama as “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats….he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.”

The piece also mentioned the endless campaigning West feels he did for Obama in 2008 on his way to the presidency. He talks about Obama never returning his calls and said he once felt like “smacking him upside the head” when he didn’t receive a ticket to his 2009 inauguration.

AIPAC reduced to sending e-mail to conference goers begging them to clap for Obama. Israeli lobby afraid that participants will boo president.

Text of e-mail provided by Politico.com

The goal of the conference, as always, is to have every speaker, honored guest, member of Congress, Senator, and administration official who joins us feel that we have done everything we can to extend our hand in friendship. They must walk away from the conference knowing that we look forward to working together, with them, to make America and Israel stronger. Each speech and appearance at the conference is an important opportunity for us to accomplish that critical goal.

We have always had the perspective that these speakers and guests have been invited into our home and we will treat them with the warmth, deference, respect, and appreciation that anyone would be accorded as such.

Therefore, how we conduct ourselves during the conference, individually and collectively, is a matter of great importance. Because we know that you–Democrats, Republicans, and Independents–come to this conference with one overriding concern–a stronger U.S.-Israel alliance–we ask that you act and react to every speech, address, and briefing, that will be offered as part of the conference program in only the most positive manner.

Thank you in advance for your positive participation in this year’s historic gathering….

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy