Archive for May, 2010

Is the WORD’s Howard Monath Ready to Dance with the Grim Reaper?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Thai Premier Rescinds Offer for Early Election: Spokesman –,, Thailand’s prime minister said he would no longer offer antigovernment protesters a compromise, including an early election, reducing chances that a negotiated settlement to the two-month political standoff would be found.
Yesterday at 1:25pm


Bangkok Crisis — Howard Monath’s Latest Report

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Monath, bivouacked with the Red Shirts

By Howard Monath
Via Facebook
Picture by Howard Monath

The Red Shirts just announced that they will only disband if the deputy prime minister agrees to face criminal charges relating to the April 10th death of 20 civilians…like that’s ever going to happen. this does not bode well for a peaceful resolution.

12:17 p.m. EST

Howard Monath Updates About Bangkok Crisis

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Via facebook
A number of postings dating back to Friday, May 7.

O’Reilly’s Non-Existent Arizona Immigrant Crime Wave

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Peter Hart writes, “Fox host Bill O’Reilly searched around for a reason to support Arizona’s harsh new immigration law, and seemed to settle on the fact that there is a crime wave in Phoenix (5/3/10).”

Uh Oh.


PBS NewsHour Finds Drilling Critic

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Peter Hart writes, “We noted last week that the PBS NewsHour’s coverage of the Gulf oil disaster one night included a one-on-one interview with a spokesperson from BP. Going through the show’s coverage since then, a remarkable fact emerged: The show had not interviewed an environmental advocate opposed to the White House plan to increase offshore oil drilling. The reticence to talk about this obvious policy angle was bizarre – though not at all limited to PBS.”


“Defending Arizona: It’s U.S.’s Fault for Not Wrecking Lives, Damaging Economy”

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Jim Naureckas critiques a New York Times columnist criticizing critics “impugning the motives” of the new Arizona immigration law, which has been denounced as a “Nazi” or “near-fascist” law, a “police state” intervention, an imitation of “apartheid,” a “Juan Crow” regime that only a bigot could possibly support.

Uh Oh!


From New American Media: Inside Black-Asian Violence – It’s Not About Race

Friday, May 7th, 2010

By Amanze Emenike
Via New America Media
YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary Posted: Apr 21, 2010

[NAM Editor’s Note: Recent attacks on Asian Americans by Black teenagers in San Francisco have led some to speculate that ethnic tensions in the city are on the rise. But one young black man who was taught by his peers to rob Asians and Latinos in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood says it’s not really about race. Amanze Emenike, 22, is a content producer for YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia]


The WORD’s Ashley Carpenter, Tonight, May 7, 9 P.M. – ABC’s What Would You Do?

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Ashley Carpenter. Seen here reporting at the campaign headquarters of William C. Thompson, who went down swinging in the 2009 New York City Mayoral Race.

Carpenter – AKA the WORD’s AC 360 for stories, pictures and minidocs – will be appearing in ABC’s What Would You Do? tonight, Friday, May 7 at 9 p.m. EST.


NYPD Brutality Costs New York City Taxpayers Millions …

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

… but New Yorkers Not People of Color love the head-bangers soooo that the City’s paramilitary force can get away with – literally and figuratively – mayhem and murder. New York Civil Liberties Racial Justice Project: Hundreds of thousands of innocent New Yorkers of Color stopped and frisked.

Howard Monath Responding to Reports by BBC America Yesterday Evening

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Via facebook [to HM yesterday evening]
BBC America, 15 minutes ago [about 6 p.m., EST], said that the Red Shirts were mulling over an offer but were not enthusiastic about the November elections that the Prime Minister pitched to them.

Monath Replies today: