Black Agenda Report Feb 22, 2017: Hi-Speed Sellout Black Misleadership Class, EZ-Pass Privatizatn, Corporate Media Enemy

22 February 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Black Misleadership Class: High-Speed Sell-Outs

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The NAACP and the Urban League want to leave Internet neutrality to the tender mercies of the Republican-controlled Congress. But that’s nothing new. The Black Misleadership Class has been selling out the people’s interests to giant telecom companies since 2006, in exchange for organizational and campaign funding. Eminently buyable, they constantly seek to position themselves close to Power — and then cash out. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for February 15, 2017: Shamnesty International, the Human Rights Industry, Protecting African Burial Grounds

15 February 2017 — Black Agenda Report

513254404

Freedom Rider: Human Rights Industry Protects Imperialism
BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

When so-called Human Rights organizations are financed by the one percent they dependably echo the priorities and prejudices of their influential sponsors.  So it is that Amnesty International is an energetic source of war propaganda on behalf of US imperial efforts in the Middle East and elsewhere. Their “report” of a supposed “human slaughterhouse” operated by the Syrian regime is the latest installment in a campaign to justify US intervention in the Middle East. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report February 8, 2017: Roland Martin- That Hustla Ova There, Enemies of Public Education, Resist Trump AND the Democrats

8 February 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Roland Martin: That Hustla Ova There Tryna Sell Us School Privatization
by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Roland Martin pretends to be a journalist. But what does a guy do when the one percent won’t pay for an informed public? Roland is a hustla for hire, and he’s found a dependable set of clients. Roland is all about blackening up and selling us the destruction and privatization of public schools, which is what both elite Democrats and Republicans want. Journalists tell the truth without fear or favor. Hustlas do what they’re paid to do, and the charter school sugar daddies pay well. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for Feb 1, 2017: If Americans Cared About Muslims, Hypocrite of the Month, Trump as Less Effective Evil

1 February 2017 — Black Agenda Report

If Americans Truly Cared About Muslims, They Would Stop Killing Them by the Millions

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Americans welcome only token numbers of people from countries devastated by U.S. wars of aggression. Donald Trump’s current ban on travelers affects nations that were already targeted by President Obama, “a perfect example of the continuity of U.S. imperial policy in the region.” The memo from State Department “dissenters” contains “not a word of support for world peace, nor a hint of respect for the national sovereignty of other peoples.” Continue reading this...

Trump’s Neo-Fascism will be Built on Neo-Fascism of Obama and Democrat Party By Ajamu Baraka

3 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

White “radicals” and Black “nationalists” join with corporate Democrats and “latte” liberals” to mouth nonsense about Russians. Clinton Democrats attack Trump from the right — and sweep know-nothings of all stripes along with them. “Collaboration from the left with the new McCarthyism is providing an opening for the isolation and repression of those of us who were going to have to fight no matter who would have been elected.”

Continue reading this...

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. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for January 18, 2017: Revoking John Lewis’s Hero Status, The Obama Legacy, No Tears For John Lewis”

18 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Is It Time To Revoke John Lewis’s Lifetime Civil Rights Hero Pass?

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

John Lewis was a hero 52 years ago. What’s he doing nowadays with his Lifetime Civil Rights Hero pass? He’s a 14 term Atlanta congressman with nary a word to say on gentrification or the privatization of schools, roads, nature and the commons. He’s a pacifist with a US Navy ship named after him who votes for the NSA, Pentagon budgets, and re-arming apartheid Israel. Now his sainthood is useful again. But to whom and for what? Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Radio for 16 January 2017

16 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 16, 2017

The Democrats: Serving the One Percent, Blaming the Russians

When Capitalism Gets Sick, the Democrats Get Mean
Political Prisoners Under Pressure in Indiana

 

Black Agenda Report for January 15, 2017: Dumping Trump Is Not Enough, Americans Lose Their Minds Over Russia, Corey Booker’s Sordid History:

15 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Mocking, Marching, Stopping the Hate and Dumping Trump Are Not Enough

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Mocking, protesting and ridiculing Big Cheeto before and after inauguration will be big fun. But storms of ridicule did not drive Ronald Reagan or Dubya from office. Mockery that only undermines the legitimacy of evil persons rather than the capitalist system makes us nothing more than the warm up for Corey Booker or whoever Democrats nominate next. Left messages, memes and hashtags need to eviscerate Trump but also to educate people.

Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for January 11, 2017: Who Owns The Movement, Dems For War Left For Peace, Contradiction in the Time of Trump

12 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Who Owns the Movement, and Where Are They Taking It?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon As funders of the nonprofit industrial complex, the one percent of one percenters literally own what most of us call the movement. Last summer the “Ford Foundation and anonymous donors” pledged to invest $100 million to “strengthen the next generation of social justice leaders… in what many call the Movement for Black Lives.” Do we want to go where the owners of this movement are taking us? Is there any other destination or way to ride?

Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for January 3, 2017: Locating Fascism At Home, Obama’s Gift To Trump

3 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Locating Fascism on the Home Map

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

In decadence and decline, the U,S. has produced two strong strains of fascism that now vie for supremacy. The First Black President, now outgoing, represents the “cosmopolitan, global obsessed” variety of fascist. Donald Trump hails from an older fascist strain, “crude and petty, too ugly for global prime time.” At this stage in history, the two corporate parties seem incapable of producing anything other than fascists of one kind or the other Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report Report for Dec 22, 2016: Grand Theft Electoral, Dem and Repub Paths to Fascism, Syria, Russia & US Desperation

22 December 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Grand Theft Electoral: Aborted Recount Effort Shows US Elections Are Broken, Recount-Proof and Audit-Proof

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Before judges and state officials aborted it, the attempted recount initiated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein revealed and confirmed specific patterns of widespread interstate electoral tampering in the presidential election just past that zero in on black and brown communities. The craven need of Hillary and the Dems to blame the Russians for their loss proves that they own the current broken and rigged US electoral system just as much Republicans. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report 14 December 2016: Democrats Blame the Russians, Human Rights in the South, Lessons From Standing Rock

14 December 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Corporate Democrats Stir Up War Fever Against Russia to Turn Election

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The orchestrators of the anti-Russian war hysteria “have shown over the past several weeks that they are willing, and even eager, to bring down the whole edifice of U.S. social and political ‘checks and balances’ — freedom of speech and other civil liberties — to sustain the momentum of their neoliberal offensive in the world.” White Republicans stole the election, as usual, not Russians. Corporate Democrats want to steal the Bill of Rights. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for December 8, 2016: More on the Stein Recount, Capitalist Propaganda IS Fake News, Black Fear in the Age of Trump

8 December 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Are Jill Stein and the Green Party Being Played By Democrats? Will the Recount Split the Green Party?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Are Jill Stein and the Greens carrying sludge for Democrats? Doesn’t the failure to seek recounts in any state Hillary won prove she and the Greens are being played? Is there a difference between the ways Republicans and Democrats steal elections? Didn’t the Green Party itself refuse to endorse the recount? And what’s this about alleging “foreign operators” being responsible for electoral fraud? Surely Greens don’t believe that nonsense.

Continue reading this...