Black Agenda Report 21 September 2017

21 September 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary? Or Should I Watch Game of Thrones Again?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Ken Burns latest documentary series “Vietnam” leads with the claim that the US war in Vietnam was a mistake, a tragic miscalculation. In fact it was a crime that cost 3 million lives.

Trump’s “Sovereignty” is Lawlessness (So was Obama’s) 

By BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Trump is white settler imperialism in the raw, a colonoscopy into the nation’s innards.

Freedom Rider: Trump and America are White Supremacist 

by BAR Senior Columnist Margaret Kimberley

Why ask if Donald Trump is a white supremacist? Business-as-usual racism is every bit as dangerous as Trump’s presence in the White House.

The Intercept’s Attack on the Oppressed is Why I Write 

by Danny Haiphong

Syria is besieged by the white supremacist, imperialist U.S., Israel, and their partners, yet The Intercept smears the victim as “fascist.”

Why Anti-Trumpism Doesn’t Include Anti-War 

by Ajamu Baraka, BAR Editor and Columnist

The Democrats supported Donald Trump’s boosts in military spending. Apparently, anti-Trumpism doesn’t mean anti-war and anti-imperialism.

Irma (and the 8 questions) 

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

My Sister-in-law, the
Artist, propped her last
painting up, as high
as she could reach…

The Pentagon’s Human Rights Auxiliary Targets Burundi 

by BAR contributor Ann Garrison

“The US and allies are trying to beat the Octoberdeadline when Burundi will have made its way out from under the court’s imperial jurisdiction.”

White Police, Unarmed Black Suspects 

The Glen Ford Report at the Real News Network

This week’s Ford Report on the Real News Network: Glen Ford explains the cops chant of “Whose Streets, Our Streets” while clearing those streets of local citizens ought to dispel any notions that people have a right to meet and protest in public spaces.

Why Claudia Jones Will Always Be More Relevant than Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Charisse Burden-Stelly, PhD 

“Coates assumes that all the leftists are white, and all race analysis is liberal… Conjuring an unbroken lineage of ‘racism’ allows for the type of explanatory laziness and conceptual imprecision that evades engagements with the material conditions of Black folk.” 

Hunger Strikers at California’s Adelanto Detention Center 

The Public Archive

Miami’s Krome Service Processing Center has a well-deserved reputation for the particular cruelties it has dispensed upon the Haitian asylum seekers detained within its walls. Yet Krome’s notoriety may soon be superseded by a new breed of detention centers in the southwestern United States.

Nuke You Too! No More Imperialist and Superpower Exceptionalism 

All-African People’s Revolutionary Party

“A new and vigorous approach to the problem of peace and war is needed. The time has come when the destiny of (mankind) should cease to hang dangerously on the aims and ambitions of Great Powers.” Kwame Nkrumah 

Fascists Will Fester Until We Get Rid of Capitalism

Alvaro Reyes

Ana Curcio interviews Alvaro Reyes about Charlottesville, white supremacy, and contemporary challenges for politics in the US. Curcio is a militant scholar and coordinator of Commonware.org. Reyes is an author and activist with El Kilombo, in Durham, North Carolina.

Police Brutality: No End Under Capitalism

By Ken Morgan

“Hiring more black police officers probably doesn’t offer a direct solution to this problem.”

Donald Trump and the Fraudulent Democratic Party

By Solomon Comissiong

The United States’ political system is more duplicitous than it is flawed. What appears to be a flawed system, to the critically thinking mind, is really working as it is intended. It is only seen as an open and democratic system to those who failed to break away from countless years of systematic indoctrination