Black Agenda Report 23 November 2017

23 November 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Trump FCC Wants To Remove Caps on Calls From Jails and Prisons, and to Kill Network Neutrality 

Bruce A. Dixon, BAR managing editor
The Trump FCC wants to kill subsidies for poor people to pay phone and internet bills, and remove caps on how much telecoms can charge the families of prisoners to receive phone calls. Its FCC chair used to represent a prison phone company. And they intend to kill network neutrality.

 

Baltimore Police Throw Constitution Out the Window

Glen Ford, BAR executive editor
The Baltimore police department seems to have learned nothing from the civil disturbances that rocked the city after Freddie Gray died in police custody back in 2015. Six cops got off scot-free for killing Gray — which seems to have led the police to conclude that they can treat the Black community as a Constitution-Free Zone, where anything the cops do is legal.

Freedom Rider: Obama’s Crimes are Revealed Under Trump

Margaret Kimberley, BAR editor and senior columnist
Donald Trump is condemned by Democrats for continuing wars and regime change policies begun by Barack Obama. Both presidents are criminal.

The Ongoing Agony of the Obama-Trump War on the People of Yemen

Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and columnist
The U.S. is complicit in Saudi Arabia’s barbaric war against Yemen, where tens of thousands of children are being systematically starved to death.

US War Against Russia Dates Back to the Fear of Soviet Union

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
The U.S. ruling class fears and despises Russia as much as they did the Soviet Union – as an obstacle to imperialist world domination.

Neocolonial Kleptocracy and Clinton Connections

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
On November 18 Rwandan President Paul Kagame inducted eight thieves without borders and one medical doctor into his “National Order of Outstanding Friendship, ” presenting them with medals for “exemplary service” to the nation, meaning himself and his ruling party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF).

Following Footsteps of the Founding Fathers… 

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner
Alchemy of money
transforming repulsive,
ugly, hideous human forms into
Powerful producers, reality TV stars,

“Our Agenda”

Rebecka Rutledge Fisher, Ph.D.
“Black unbelonging — black Americans as historical outsiders — is at the heart of our Constitution.”

Black Agenda Radio, Week of November 20, 2017

This week on Black Agenda Radio
Daniel Kovalik on the plot to scapegoat Russia
Netfa Freeman reps Black Alliance for Peace
Feds prosecute hundreds for breaking the same window
Netfa Freeman on how AFRICOM locks down a continent
Mumia Abu Jamal’s new book release
Click the first line for the whole show, or any of the five above for individual segments.

The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Dr. Maurice J. Hobson

The Fight to End Abusive Behavior Towards Black Women

Ken Morgan

Lessons on the Anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre

Flint Taylor

Mark Weisbrot

Forced Anthem Adherence Antithetical to Justice

Linn Washington Jr

The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Dr. Maurice J. Hobson