Black Agenda Report for Jan 25, 2017: Cory Booker Corporate Hooker, Trump to Dump Cop Consent Decrees, Dems Attack Trump From the Right

26 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Cory Booker, Corporate Hooker: The Perfect Establishment Opposition to Donald Trump

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
After losing the White House to the most unpopular president in history, Democrats have lots to say, but even more to avoid saying, lest they expose themselves as every bit as much corporate tools as their Republican foes. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is their ideal spokesperson, a cynical, photogenic and utterly dependable corporate whore who can be counted on to keep the anti-Trump rabble safely inside the Democrats’ big stinky tent.

Trump Will Probably Dump Police Department “Consent Decrees”

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Donald Trump is unlikely to approve of any more “consent decrees” to “reform” police departments. But this will be no great loss. As practiced, “the scheme very much resembles former Attorney General Holder’s coddling of criminal banks, under which the offending institutions were fined, but not criminally charged or compelled to admit guilt.” In most cities, police killings of Blacks actually increased or stayed the same after federal intervention.

Freedom Rider: Democrats Attack Trump from the Right

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
The Democratic Party has devolved into complete irrationality and irrelevance, sucking its Black followers into the idiotic abyss. “Years of capitulation to corporate interests and to Barack Obama have killed black politics,” and turned the Congressional Black Caucus into mindless CIA groupies who “use the phrase ‘intelligence community’ as if they were hypnotized cult members. Democrats carry signs that threaten war, and call it “protest.”

Imagine a Women’s March Against Black Genocide and the Struggle of Tennie White

by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Adebayo
The myth of Barack Obama’s concern for Black people masks the reality of his administration’s cynical service to corporate criminals. Tennie White, a heroic whistleblower, was railroaded to prison by Obama’s EPA for defending her community from environmental racism. Her persecution “must be seen as a part of a pattern and practice of criminalizing people who challenge corporate power.”

Build and Fight: Beyond Trump and the Limitations of the United Front

by Kali Akuno and Doug Norberg
At this time of great crisis, there are fevered calls for the Left to forge a “united front.” However, “these calls rarely take into account the inequality or lack of political parity of the ‘uniting’ forces,” or the difference between strategic alliances and the temporary or limited unity of tactical alliances. Moreover, what is to be gained from such unity, and for whom? “At best, ‘united fronts’ are instruments for restoring the status quo ante.”

Flint’s 1000-Plus Days Without Safe Drinking Water

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford
If you believe public health officials, lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s water have finally fallen to acceptable levels. The problem is, nobody in Flint has any faith in official pronouncements, and there’s a lot more wrong with the city’s water than just lead. It’s been more than 1000 days since the water has been safe to drink. An investigative report shows nearly 3,000 communities across the country have more lead contamination than Flint.

Cuba and Our Common Future

by Danny Haiphong
With the Left in the U.S. in such obvious disarray, it is more critical than even to examine the experience of the Cuban revolution. “It was power in the hands of the working class and oppressed that gave Cuba the ability to assist national liberation struggles in Angola, Mozambique, and Namibia against South African apartheid.” In the U.S., however, much of the Left is completely obsessed with on Donald Trump, which “ultimately distracts the movement from the need to organize a struggle against the entire state apparatus.”

The Women’s March in Washington D.C., as Broadcast

by Ann Garrison
If you watched it on TV, the Women’s March on Washington seemed to be a Democratic Party, Hillary-Is-My-President affair. “It was all about protection and equal opportunity for women and all racial and religious minorities, but that didn’t include protection from predatory financial institutions, from all intrusive spying, or from sacrifice to foreign wars for resources and global hegemony.”

Good Journalism Requires Openness to Foreign Sources of Information

by Steve Cunningham?
Since when has journalistic ethics prohibited accepting accurate and valuable information from foreign sources? Wikileaks has done the American public a great service by exposing corruption among high officials, including a would-be president, and in the workings of a major political party. If the Russians were involved in the revelation — so what? The essential truth, as the Wikileaks show, is that “Hillary Clinton is, indeed, corrupt.”

“Fake News” Crisis Covers Deeper Crisis of Legitimacy

by Paul C. Bermanzohn
The deepening crisis of an illegitimate system that only serves the rich has caused a section of the ruling class to charge a sitting president — one of their own! — with the political crime of illegitimacy. The “fake news” imbroglio is phony excuse for keeping the United States on a permanent war footing.

Obama’s Legacy In Africa: Terrorism, Civil War and Military Expansion

by Eric Draitser
No American president has done more to destroy African independence than Barack Obama. “Within two years of his pledge to let Africans resolve their own problems, U.S.-NATO jets were dropping bombs on Libya in support of al-Qaida-linked terrorists who would topple and brutally assassinate Moammar Gadhafi.” Most African militaries are now subordinate to and dependent on the U.S. Pentagon.

Haitian People’s Court Will Put 100 Years of U.S. Occupation on Trial

by AlterPresse
Since 1915, the United States has directly or indirectly occupied Haiti, smothering the nation’s sovereignty and corrupting its institutions. This year, a People’s Court will begin hearing testimony from Haitians on the crimes of the U.S. occupiers. The tribunal is a response “to the generalized demand to fight for justice and against the constant impunity that harms the entire population.”

Glen Ford Says Democrat-CIA McCarthyism Threatens Planet Earth

The Ford Report on the Real News Network.
No so-called “progressive movement” can be led by the CIA, the FBI as the Democratic party-led throngs this weekend in DC illustrated.  There is simply no such thing as a pro-war progressive movement.
 
Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 23, 2017

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Blacks Should Stop ‘Hitch-Hiking’ with the Democrats

Poor People’s Campaign Tackles MLK’s Unfinished Work

Afro-Colombian Leader Beheaded

Where Did All the Black and Latino Teachers Go?


Posted 26th January 2017 by InI in category "Black Agenda Report

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