Friday, March 28, 2014

Leid Stories - Belgium And Detroit - 03/27/14
Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, with Lila Cabbil of the Raymond and Rosa Parks Foundation. They co-chaired an Emergency Town Hall meeting to address the economic and political crisis in Detroit on March 2, 2014.

March 27th, 2014

Media Literacy: Obama's U.S. and World History Redux in Belgium;

Detroit Update: Massive Courtroom Battle Over Bankruptcy Exit Plan

To listen to this Leid Stories broadcast featuring Abayomi Azikiwe,
editor of the Pan-African News Wire, just click on the website below:

President Obama is cutting a wide swath through Europe, urging
European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies to stand
fast in unity against Russia's military aggression against Ukraine and
its annexation of Crimea, actions he says are grave violations of
world order.

In a speech he delivered yesterday at the Hague in Brussels, Obama
warned that Europe will experience past calamities if its leaders do
not move to check Russia's desire to expand its empire. Economic and
trade sanctions should be implemented by the EU to isolate Russia,
Obama said, adding that EU and NATO allies also should be prepared to
"deepen" actions against Russia.

Obama's speech, however, was revisionism personified. Leid Stories
uses it as a study in media literacy.

Retirees, city workers, union leaders and a coalition of grassroots
groups are putting the final touches on a sheaf legal objections to
the state-appointed emergency city manager's fiscal plan to dig
Detroit out of bankruptcy. Federal bankruptcy judge Stephen Rhodes
will hear their objections on April 1.

Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire and an organizer
for the Moratorium NOW! Coalition in Detroit, gives the details.

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