Black Agenda Radio 25 October 2016: 20 Years of Genocide in Congo; Black Panther Party at 50; Punish Clintons for Haiti; Theater for Struggle

25 October 2016  — Black Agenda Report

Bar20 Years of Genocide in Congo
The Black Panther Party at 50, Bobby Seale at 80
Better a Dog Than Clinton for President, Says Haiti Activist
Theater in the Service of the Struggle

 

 

Black Agenda Report October 20, 2016: Trump Disintegrates, Peoples Convention on Self-Determination, Henry Louis Gates $10 Million Scam

21 October 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Trump’s Disintegration Means It’s Not Just Safe to Vote Green, It’s Mandatory

A BAR radio commentary by Bruce A. Dixon
Hillary’s most potent argument among most people isn’t her own record, positions or abilities. It’s the proclaimed need to keep her opponent Donald Trump out of the White House. It’s only this need to prevent a disastrous President Trump that keeps many leftists and progressives in Hillary’s big stinking tent. But the self destruction of the Trump campaign frees them from worry that they might throw the election to the Donald, and opens up the possibility that millions can finally vote their hopes, not their fears. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Radio for Week of Oct 17, 2016

17 October 2016 — Black Agenda Report

If Trump is a Fascist, What is Clinton?

Speaking to a gathering of the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, in Atlanta, Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford challenged those who maintain that progressives are obligated to support Hillary Clinton for president to counter a “fascist” threat from Donald Trump. “I’d like to know how Donald Trump is supposed to build fascism when the ruling class is mostly with the Democrats this election season,” said Ford. “If you are worried about 21st century fascism, you need to check out the tent where the ruling class congregates — and that’s Hillary’s tent. Most of all, if you’re looking for fascists, go to the sound of the war drums” — which are also pounding in Hillary’s tent. For voters that are looking for a real anti-fascist and pro-peace presidential ticket, the only choice on the ballot in most states is Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, of the Green Party, said Ford.

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Black Agenda Report for October 12, 2016: Apocalypse Hillary, Anti-Trump Hypocrisy, WikiLeaks and Hillary’s Private Lies

13 October 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Apocalypse Hillary
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Donald Trump is a dead racist walking; there’s no reason for “progressives” to vote for Clinton for fear of Trump. But everyone “should be terrified of Hillary Clinton getting the kind of landslide that she will interpret as a mandate for war with Russia.” Even though Hillary is unstoppable, she can be slowed down in her rush to war, which will begin as soon as she imposes her “no fly zone” in Syria. Vote Green, no matter what state you live in. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for October 6, 2016: CBC Report Card, Ignoring Angela Davis

7 October 2016 — Black Agenda Report

CBC Report Card 2016: Why the Congressional Black Caucus Can’t Lead Black America

by Glen Ford with Patrice Johnson for CBC Monitor
The 41 full-voting Black Democratic members of the U.S. House scored higher than last year on the new CBC Monitor Report Card, but that’s mostly because there were far fewer controversial bills crossing their desks in a presidential election season. However, some Caucus members’ names seem to forever live in infamy: Terri Sewell, Marc Veasey, Sanford Bishop and David Scott. None of the Caucus is excellent, but there’s plenty of good, bad and ugly.

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Black Agenda Report for September 28, 2016: The Great Debate That Never Was, Outside the Debates, Vote Green in 2016

29 September 2016 — Black Agenda Report

The Great Debate That Never Was

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
If the Green Party’s Jill Stein had been allowed in this week’s presidential debate, it would have transformed the discussion and altered the race. That’s why Democrats and Republicans kept it a duopoly-only affair. “The only circumstances in which either Trump or Clinton can muster a minimally compelling argument, is against each other.” Thanks to Democracy Now!, we got a glimpse at what a real debate might be like. Clinton and Trump would lose.

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Black Agenda Report for Sep 21, 2016: No Crime To Rob the Poor, US Rulers Split on Syria, Anti-Russian Hysteria, Murder By Cop in Tulsa

22 September 2016 — Black Agenda Report

The Obama Legacy: It’s No Crime For Corporations To Steal From the Public, or the Poor

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
After 8 years of the first black president, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve won and lost, what’s changed and not. Today we look at the Obama administration’s abysmal record on corporate crime, in which Democrats went far beyond the atrocities of their Republican colleagues to protect and immunize corporate thieves from prosecution or lawsuits from their victims.

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Black Agenda Report for Sept. 14, 2016: Clinton’s Basket of Deplorables, GA Gov to Close 100 Public Schools, Standing With Syria

15 September 2016 — Black Agenda Report 

Clinton’s Basket of “Deplorables”
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Hillary Clinton should include herself in her basket of “deplorables.” She’s got “racism” and “sexism” covered through her endorsement of mass Black incarceration and welfare “reform.” Killing hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Syria surely qualifies as Islamophobia, and waging war on the world is the highest expression of xenophobia — fear of foreigners.  Put that woman in a basket!

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Black Agenda Report for September 7, 2016: Young, Black and Discovering Duopoly; Trump Might Call For 4-Way Debates If…

8 September 2016 — Black Agenda Report

456348104-1Young Blacks are Learning the Nature of the Duopoly Beast

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
While Hillary Clinton runs rightward at breakneck speed, attempting to suck every stray Republican into her nasty Big Tent, Black Democrats worry that young African Americans have rejected both major parties.  Black Millennials, correctly, tend to see no difference in the two wings of the Duopoly, and resist being turned into fodder for Hillary’s campaign. Movement politics is breaking its bonds to the Democratic Party

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Black Agenda Report for September 1, 2016: Black Self-Determination Matters, Hillary & Trump Agree on Israeli Apartheid, Russia & US Elections

1 September 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Why Black Self-Determination Matters

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Malcolm X correctly anticipated that narrowly conceived “civil rights” could ultimately be curtailed. He therefore urged Black people to demand their human right to self-determination. We are now living in the age of Black rights “give-backs” – or no Black right to life, at all. The Black Is Back Coalition’s newly formulated political agenda “insists that the principle of self-determination must be central to all arenas of Black struggle.”

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Black Agenda Report for August 25, 2016: Clintonite “Conspiracy Theories”, Clinton & Colin Powell War Criminals, Katrina & Other Catastrophes

25 August 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Clintonite Conspiracy Theories
Hillary Clinton’s agents warn darkly of “conspiracy theories” that might trip up her presidential bid. What they really fear is the release of more damaging facts in the next round of Wikileaks documents. Therefore, the Clintonites are attempting to “poison the well of public discussion,” preemptively, “in order to immunize Clinton from future factual disclosures.” The real conspirators – to make war on the world – reside in Hillary’s “Big Tent.”

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Black Agenda Report for August 18, 2016: Ajamu Baraka Green VP Nominee, Obama DID Help Invent ISIS But Trump Can’t Explain Why

18 August 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Why Ajamu Baraka? Why Vice President? And Why the Green Party?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

What does the Green Party nomination of longtime Black Agenda Report contributing editor Ajamu Baraka for Vice President mean for the Green Party and the 2016 presidential election?  Is he just a black face on the ticket, or is it really time to begin organizing in black and brown communities outside the matrix of the bankrupt black and brown misleadership class? 

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Black Agenda Report for August 8, 2016: Trump, Russia and Democratic Lies – Baltimore: Impunity for the Police and Prison for the Resisters

8 August 2016 — Black Agenda Report

BAR didn’t send out an issue last week, so here are the links to the stories I could have published:

Freedom Rider: Trump, Russia and Democratic Lies

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

The real story was that the Democrats rigged the primary elections. The manufactured story that has dominated corporate media is that Russia may hack the U.S. elections and Donald Trump is a “fascist” guilty of “treason” for failing to demonize Vladimir Putin. But the Republican nominee fails the fascist test, since the hard corporate Right is with Hillary and “Trump has no filter or political acumen and has run afoul of the Republican rulers.” Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for July 27, 2016: Obama Reinforces Police Occupations, Mothers of the Movement, Wikileaks Exposes Dems Corruption

28 July 2016 — Black Agenda Report

New This Week at Black Agenda Report

Obama Prepares to Reinforce the Militarized Police Occupation of Black America

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Barack Obama is “responsible for the biggest escalation in the history of the one-sided war against Black America. He increased militarization of local police 24-fold before banning some kinds of Pentagon weapons transfers, but is now preparing to send more battlefield weaponry to the streets of our cities. “Clinton or Trump will surely build on Obama’s lethal legacy.”

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