Black Agenda Report for July 20, 2016: Black Movement Enters New Stage, US Military Incubates Murderous Cops and Deranged Shooters, Gavin Long’s Last Words

21 July 2016 — Black Agenda Report

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Ready Or Not, the Black Movement Enters a New Stage

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Black youth in the U.S. have crossed a kind of Rubicon, and the rulers are fearful — and so are their henchmen in the Black Misleadership Class. “When a Black beauty queen calls Micah Johnson ‘a martyr,’ we know that the movement’s values have been internalized by a broad strata of the Black public.” Both wings of the duopoly are issuing dark threats of repression — a clear sign that those in power feel genuinely threatened. 

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Black Agenda Report July 13, 2016: Why Sanders Didn’t Get Black Votes, We Need Black Anger, Rulers Shocked But Blacks Not By Attacks In Dallas

13 July 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Sanders Didn’t Lose the Black Vote: He Never Had It, and Never Asked Why

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

On the issues, Bernie Sanders should have won the black vote. But presidential politics isn’t just about issues, it’s about entrenched alliances and relations of power. Without understanding why the most left wing constituency in the US delivers its vote reliably to the most right wing interests in the Democratic party, Bernie wasn’t even knocking on the door of the black vote. He was knocking on the wall, unable to find the door. 

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BLACK AGENDA REPORT for July 6, 2016: Deray A Made Man at Aspen, Sellers: Hitman for Hillary Israel & Wall Street, Repubs Reject Trump

6 July 2016 — Black Agenda Report

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Made Man in a Blue Vest: Deray McKesson Is Debutante At Aspen One-Percenters Coming Out Party

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Deray McKesson, a Teach For America trojan horse who inserted himself into the Black Lives Matter Movement was one of the panelists at the Aspen Institutes’s annual “ideas festival,” a social event where one percenters showcase their current crop of “thought leaders.” For the dude in the blue vest it was a kind of debutante ball, one of the official coming out parties that mark him as one of corporate America’s made men.

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Black Agenda Report June 30, 2016: International House Negroes, Brexit As Good News, Say Her Name, Congressional “Sit-In”

30 June 2016 — Black Agenda Report

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International House Negroes Defend European Union

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

The international House Negro is a bi-product of 500 years of European plunder and conquest of the planet. When the European Union was threatened by the exit of Britain, “house Negroes of all colors on both sides of the Atlantic acted like their own worlds were coming to end.”

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Black Agenda Report for June 22, 2016: Democrats In Denial, Split or Get Off the Pot, Orlando Massacre & US Foreign Policy

23 June 2016 — Black Agenda Report

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Democrats in Denial: The Peoples Summit

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

The “Peoples Summit” in Chicago might have been a chance for Berniecrats to compare experiences and insights. But summit organizers, afraid to even call themselves Democrats knew they couldn’t trust rank and file activists to stick to the script. Instead of hearing activists, they tried to herd them, preaching and exhorting attendees from keynotes and the front of the room to unite and hold their noses if need be for the lesser evil. 

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Black Agenda Report for June 15, 2016: Setting Up For Another Regime Change in Africa, Nationwide Prison Strike in September

15 June 2016 — Black Agenda Report 

U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The U.S. is moving towards war against Eritrea, a fiercely independent African nation of only six million people. Washington has deployed its UN “human rights” proxies to justify another “humanitarian” military intervention, remarkably like the UN-sanctioned aggression against Libya, in 2011. The UN panel charges Eritrea with “enslaving” and murdering its own people – a pack of imperial lies. Obama is set to add another war to his bloody legacy.

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Black Agenda Report for June 3, 2016: Phony War Against ISIS, Who’s A Fascist, South African Revolution Continues

3 June 2016 — Black Agenda Report

There is No U.S. War Against ISIS; Instead, Obama is Protecting His “Assets”

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Two years ago, President Obama said he had no strategy to combat the Islamic State. The U.S. is still not waging war against ISIS or “jihadists of any brand in Syria.” The international iihadist network is a U.S. imperial asset. “The general aim of the Obama administration’s jihadist policy, now deeply in crisis, is to preserve the Islamic State as a fighting force for deployment under another brand name, under new top leadership.”

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Black Agenda Report for May 26, 2016: Dem Platform Committee a Dead End, Racist Crime Predictions, Georgietown Should Pay For Slavery

26 May 2016 — Black Agenda Report

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Seats on the 2016 Democratic Platform Committee Are NOT a “Political Revolution”

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

The Sanders campaign named Cornel West, James Zogby and 3 others to the 15 member Democratic party 2016 platform committee. But platform promises to Democratic voters have always been worthless. Bill Clinton’s platform promised investment in inner city job programs, reinvestment of military spending and much else. Obama’s platform promised relief to homeowners in the middle of the foreclosure crisis and a lot more. The Democratic party has captured Brother West to leverage his credibility to make promises the neither the platform committee nor Democratic voters can enforce, promises which Hillary has no intention of keeping.

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Black Agenda Report for May 18, 2016: Repubs Split, Maybe Democrats Too, Dixiecrat Ballot Laws Temporarily Overturned

19 May 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Down with the Duopoly: The Republicans Have Split; Now It’s the Democrat’s Turn

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The split in the Democratic Party will become an unbridgeable chasm “when Sanders supporters are forced to recognize that the 40-plus percent of the Democratic base they represent cannot coexist with Hillary’s ‘truer and more fully explicit ruling class party,’ and needs its own electoral political formation.” The Republican side of the corporate duopoly has already been destabilized. Clinton’s hard right turn will fracture the Democrats.

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Black Agenda Report for 25 March 2016: Dems Road to Black Ruin, the SCOTUS Scam

25 March 2016 — — Black Agenda Report

The Democratic Road to Black Ruin

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Democratic Party operatives claim that Blacks are voting “strategically” when they support the corporate warmonger Hillary Clinton for president. The reality is, Blacks believe only Clinton has the money and organization to beat the White Man’s Party – the GOP.  But, only two outcomes are possible from such a “strategy”: “either the triumph of the White Man’s Party, or electoral victory for Black people’s worst enemies among the Democrats.” Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report 25 February 2016: Bogus Power of the Black Vote, Obama Forever, DeRay, Beyonce

25 February 2016 — Black Agenda Report

The Bogus Power of the Black Vote Within the Confines of the Democratic Party By Glen Ford

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

“Black Power” has been turned on its head on the electoral front, put at the service of corporatists like Hillary Clinton. “Paralyzed by fear of the White Man’s Party, Black voters find a false sense of power in clustering around the perceived ‘winners'” on the Democratic Party menu. “The mantra is, effectively, ‘All Power to the Democratic Party!'” – brokered, of course, by the Black Misleadership Class.

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New at Black Agenda Report 21 January 2016: Poisoning Black Cities, the Happy Slave, Atlantic City & Behind the Lead Curtain

21 January 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Poisoning Black Cities

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

They drowned New Orleans. Now they have poisoned Flint, Michigan. The corporate campaign to ethnically cleanse U.S. cities knows no bounds. Michigan’s emergency financial manager law is “part of Wall Street’s tool kit to starve, bulldoze, redline, over-price, oppressively police, and even poison Black people out of the urban centers.”

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Black Agenda Report for December 23, 2015: Black-Palestinian Solidarity, the Nonprofit Industrial Complex, Sacrificial Rahm

23 December 2015 — Black Agenda Report 

Palestinians Resist Zionist Terror, Plus U.S., European, Arab Royal, Turkish and Nigerian Terror

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The West has forced millions to become wandering, destitute refugees, as it destroys nations and peoples that get in the way of Empire. Palestinians have lived this reality for 67 years. Beirut sits at the lip of the volcano.

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New at Black Agenda Report 17 December 2015: Dems & Repubs Block The Vote, Rich Countries Block Climate Action, Nigeria’s Military IS Boko Haram

17 December 2015 — Black Agenda Report

How Democrats and Republicans Collude to Block the Vote — And How We Can Un-Block It

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

We hear lots of outrage about how Republicans block the vote. But blocking the vote by keeping third parties off the ballot with unjust laws in more than a dozen states is a project Democrats share with Republicans. Both capitalist parties know you can’t vote against gentrification or mass incarceration or for a peace and justice candidate if no such candidates or parties are allowed on the ballot.

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