COLDTYPE Issue 122 Mid-July 2016 – is now on line

14 July 2016 — Coldtype

THE CHILCOT REPORT: At last, Tony Blair has been called to account for his reckless handling of the build-up that led to the disastrous 2003 war in Iraq. We’ve got 17 pages of insights into the events from George Monbiot, Felicity Arbuthnot, and David Cromwell & David Edwards. Plus a facsimile of the secret “I’m With You” memo Blair wrote to Bush before war was declared. Other stories in this issue include reports on legalised murder in the USA, the disintegration of the Middle East, reasons why new  international trade deals should be rejected, outrageous propaganda in British politics, uplifting photographs of Tibetan exiles, and more . . . Continue reading

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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