Black Agenda Report 19 October 2017

19 October 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Democrats Deploy the #BlackLivesMatter Brand for 2018 Campaign — The Electoral Justice Project 

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
#BlackLivesMatter claims to be “a global inspriing movement for black liberation.” It’s a brand with lavish corporate funding to put the movement stank on neoliberal black Democrats running in 2018.

House (of Representatives) Negroes Rally Against Russia 

by BAR Executive Editor Glen Ford.
The Congressional Black Caucus has found its spot. It’s made itself the War Party’s rhythm section, beating the drums of the new McCarthyism.

Freedom Rider: Russiagate Brings Black Caucus to a New Low 

by BAR Senior Columnist Margaret Kimberley
Black Democrats in Congress have signed on as step-and-fetchers for the
spies, censors and disinformation specialists of the national security
state.

Ingabire Day: We Are All Victoire and Victoire Is All of Us 

By Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
Former Rwandan presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire has served 7 so far years in solitary for telling the truth about Kagame’s role in the Rwandan killings of the 1990s and opposing the US backed Tutsi military dictatorship of her country.

Malcolm’s Chickens Have Roosted in Shootings Across the United States 

by Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
US mass shootings are the tip of an iceberg, a glacier of domestic instability in the heartland of empire.

Israel turns bus into torture chamber 

by Shahrazad Odeh
Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites was the subject of continual military harrassment by Israeli authorities this summer. Curiously Western media managed to ignore a virtual catalog of atrocities which unfolded.

On the Move: Rastafari, Tanzania, and the Lessons of Pan-African Action 

by Monique Bedasse
“Tanzania’s government and Rastafari asserted a different way of ordering the world through the repatriation: pan-Africanism.”

U.S. Troop Deaths in Niger: AFRICOM’s Chickens Come Home to Roost 

by Mark Fancher
Under Barack Obama US troops have been deployed to 49 African countries. Trump gave local commanders wider latitude to do whatever they feel, which will inevitably result in more deaths and destruction.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of October 16, 2017

On this week’s one hour program of news, commentary and analysis from the black left Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford bring you
Diop Oluguba on the complicity of local black politicians in the continuting brutal rampages of Philly cops…
Omali Yeshitela on groveling as the speciality of black politicians…
Charo Mina-Rojas on how Afro-Colombians are defending their land rights
and Charles Diggs on how US prisoners deserve our loving support — and not just the innocent ones either.
Click the link above for the whole show, or any of the next four for individual segments.

Black Misleadership Class Specializes in Groveling 

Most Black elected officials and established civic organizations long ago stopped making substantive demands of U.S. rulers, says Omali Yeshitela

Black Philly Officials Refuse to Control Cops 

When the Philadelphia City Council refused to consider a proposed bill
to make the police accountable to democratically elected neighborhood
bodies…

Afro-Colombians Defend Collective Land Rights 

The Colombian government “has no intention” of making sure that Black
and indigenous people’s right to collective land ownership will be
protected…

U.S. Prisoners Need Some Love 

Charles Diggs, a prisoner in Maryland explains what 2.3 million Americans, almost half of them black behind the walls need.

Secret Trials of Thousands of Boko Haram Suspects to Start in Nigeria 

by Jason Burke
Hundreds, perhaps thousands of detained prisoners, allegedly Boko suspects will soon be tried by Nigerian authorities in secret.

Ethiopia, the Day After: The Firestorm 

Alemayehu G. Mariam
Opposition to the US-installed and supported Ethiopian dictatorship is brewing, amid a parliamentary crisis and military unrest, all completely unreported by the Western press.

Relocated Puerto Rican Families Are Florida’s Latest Class War Targets 

Michelle Matisons
“Trump’s treatment of Puerto Ricans as “third world class” citizens will also be reflected in the school and housing conditions available to Puerto Ricans arriving in Florida.”  You can bet on it.

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