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.

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Fascism with a Democratic Party Face By Glen Ford

30 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

BAR and 12 other leftwing web sites have been put on a hit list publicized by the Washington Post. Fascists of the Democratic kind are responsible. “Had Clinton won the election, she would have begun a campaign of repression against the Left along the same national security lines as the Washington Post article, with that paper probably leading the propaganda charge.” Donald Trump isn’t the only fascist to worry about.

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Black Agenda Report for November 30, 2016

30 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Fascism with a Democratic Party Face

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Fascism Last Stage of Capitalism
BAR and 12 other leftwing web sites have been put on a hit list publicized by the Washington Post. Fascists of the Democratic kind are responsible. “Had Clinton won the election, she would have begun a campaign of repression against the Left along the same national security lines as the Washington Post article, with that paper probably leading the propaganda charge.” Donald Trump isn’t the only fascist to worry about. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for November 22, 2016: Another High Place, Another Empty Black Face, How Not to Protest Trump

23 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Obama’s Musings on False Narratives and Fake Stories

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford So-called “fake news” has Obama shook up – probably because he and other presidents want to keep their monopoly on false narratives. “The ruling class, which Obama so faithfully serves, has lost control of the social and political narrative, without which it cannot ‘protect’ its wealth, privilege and power. It is a crisis of legitimacy, rooted in the crisis of capitalism, itself.”

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Black Agenda Radio for Week of Nov 21, 2016

22 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Green Party: Part of the Solution
No World War, But Plenty of Domestic Oppression
Saving Mumia and Others from a Curable Disease
U.S. Election Ran on “Fear” and “Betrayal”
Torture, Anyone?

 

 

Black Agenda Report for Nov 16, 2016: None of Them Have Ever Been My President, Single Payer, Obama’s Hollow Legacy

16 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

None of Them Have Ever Been My President

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Tens of thousands have demonstrated against the election of Donald Trump. Some are activists, continuing the struggle. Others are Democrats that are just “mad.” “The Black movement against police terror didn’t need a Donald Trump waiting in the vestibule of the White House to get “mad.” For those who fear Trump’s “fascism,” the threat level “depends on how he uses the arsenal of repressive tools bequeathed to him by the Obama administration.” Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Radio for November 14, 2016

15 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Cornel West: Class Becoming “Much More Central”

“We are witnessing the end of the neoliberal era,” said Dr. Cornel West, the nation’s most prominent Black public intellectual, assessing the import of last week’s election. West backed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries, then endorsed the Green Party’s presidential ticket. The election “did not go left-populist, following Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein,” he said. Instead, “it went rightwing-fascist. But the neoliberal era is coming to a close and the neoliberal establishment is being exposed. The issues of class now are becoming much more central.”

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Black Agenda Report for November 9, 2016: Dump the Dems For Good, Crisis & Decline of US Empire, Running Green in Maryland

9 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: Dump the Democrats for Good

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
Donald Trump, the white nationalist that claimed to oppose the corporate establishment, appears to have won the U.S. presidency. But, “even the victory of the openly bigoted Trump poses an opportunity to right our political ship.” The Democrats were not “our” party, but the party that thought they owned us. Their “rejection must be complete and blame must be laid squarely at their feet” for raising those chickens that have come home to roost. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for November 2, 2016: Hillary’s Big Tent, War Party Propaganda, Challenging Undemocratic Debates

2 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Hillary’s “Big Tent” is Obama’s “Grand Bargain” on Steroids
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Barack Obama tried to woo Republicans into a “Grand Bargain” that would have gutted Social Security. Bill Clinton let loose the banks. But Donald Trump’s destruction of the Republican Party will allow Hillary Clinton to “gather the whole of the ruling class under the same party banner, in one Big Tent, where the grandest of bargains can be conceived and achieved without crossing an aisle.” The rich are about to get their best deal yet. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Radio for Week of Oct 31, 2016

1 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Bar radioThe Missing Black Movement Ingredient: Self-Determination

The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations will hold a National Black Political Convention on Self-Determination, November 5 and 6, in Washington, DC. “If you go through history, the fundamental thing that we’ve confronted is the loss of our self-determination as a people,” said Black Is Back chairman Omali Yeshitela. The Coalition has put forward a 19-point position on the need to put self-determination at the center of Black struggles. The 19 points “give us the beginning of some kind of a plan,” said Yeshitela. “It says, specifically, here is our view on self-determination and the subject of reparations, Black women, the question of police invasion and brutality in our community,” and many other issues.

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Black Agenda Report for October 26, 2016: Malcolm on Hillary VS Trump, Fighting Ghost Facists Aiding Real Ones, Organizing in the Age of Hillary

26 October 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Malcolm X on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by Bruce A. Dixon

When astute political commentary from a half century ago eloquently describes the current political conundrum it means we’ve been stuck in a bad place for a long time. Do we really want Malcolm’s observation to apply four or eight or twenty years further into the future? Continue reading this...