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With the exception of #Benghazi, Pigford is Obama's biggest and worst reported scandal. And it just got MESSY as a new defamation lawsuit filed by one the lawsuit's biggest supporters threatens to expose the black farmer fraud for the scam that it is.
Arkansas farmer Jimmy Dismuke is on of the main Pigford whistlenblowers...and you'll be blown away by what he has to say about fraud in the farmer settlements.
The Independent Black Farmers held a Press Conference in Town Creek, AL. at the farm of Mr. Michael Stovall, a Black farmer who has been fighting the USDA for 20 years.
Robert R. Binion a Black farmer from Clanton, Al., spoke at the press conference and he said that he prevailed in the Pigford lawsuit and was told if you were paid $50,000, you would receive “injunctive relief”. However, according to Mr. Binion he does not know of one farmer who prevailed that was given “injunctive relief.” He said, “We were talking about $200,000 cash money for each farmer but we accepted this low ball figure of $50,000 in this consent decree only because we expected to get ‘injunctive relief’ — proper servicing on USDA programs and loans after the lawsuit.
Mr. Stovall’s chicken houses have been sitting empty for 12 and one half years. Mr. Stovall has been in and out of court suing the USDA for 20 years in which there has been numerous findings of discrimination and breaches of contracts but nothing has been done. The Justice Department seems to be working for the USDA, not for the farmers. Mr. Stovall said, “The Justice Committee must investigate the USDA and the Department of Justice. I have been denied loans to purchase farms. I have had a contract to purchase a cattle farm, but the seller reneged after I had bought the cows.
Mr. Ferrell Oden has been fighting the USDA for 6 years. He applied for a loan to set up a fish farm. He was denied and the farm was sold to another white farmer. Mr. Oden said, “I filed a complaint of discrimination at USDA headquarters in DC. Then in 2009 the national USDA office told the local USDA office in Alabama that I had complained.
Please join Host Antoinette Harrell and her special guests: Michael Stovall, Ferrell Oden.
Lee talks about different stuff.
I often call out liberal sites for bad blogging, biased writing and straight up bullying.
Blog "The Conservative Treehouse" has gone too far, mangling the facts of two stories I've covered extensibely -- the Pigford Black Farmers settlement and the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman.
I'll talk about the truth on this special episode.
Please tune in to Critical Discourse ths Saturday morning, as we continue our Back to the Earth series, in suport of our black farmers / black land reform effort, bringing back to the table, Mr. John Zippert, of the Federation of Southern Farmers.
We will learn more about the PIgford litigation, and its impact on the black farmers. IN addition, we hope to cover ongoing efforts to address Hispanic and women farmers.
As I've noted on past shows, this one topic has given me a meaure of hope and a sign that the sinews, the "dry bones" are taking on "flesh".
We must work forward, in making all of this a reality.
Our host, Dr. Ridgely Mu'min makes a call to action for Black farmers that have discrimination complaints against the USDA going back over 30 years and, have had 14 years to observe the behavior of the USDA after the Pigford lawsuit - out of court settlement in 1999. Today, those farmers who went to court to save their properties have been and continue to be foreclosed on, while the public believes that the farmers have gotten paid.
To get an update and understand the details about how the suffering black farmers are now seeking change be here,at the show, on Saturday, September 28th, at 8:00pm. EDT.
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This Saturday on Criticall Discourse, we are proud to present John Zippert, of the Federatiion of Southern Cooperatives.
Mr. Zippert brings to the table a life of dedication and commitment to our historic and legitimate civil rights struggle, which was dedicated to redress and justice to the decendants of the victims of chattel slavery, Jim Crow and systemic oppression.
As a brother who has long ago, come Back to the Earth, his experience and involvement as a farmer and land advocate, includes the Pigford cases and today, the seeking of justice to black women and Hispanic farmers.
I am looking forward to a dynamic show, and I hope you all tune in to Critical Discourse this Saturday, so make sure you invite a friend or neighbor, to listen and hopefully, call in.