25 October 2017 — Black Agenda Report
After Winning the Election Do We Govern the Place or Transform It? Kali Akuno on the Lessons of Jackson MS So Far
Cooperation Jackson’s Kali Akuno on breaking with the Dems and City Hall, and the prospects for transformation and struggle in Jackson and beyond.
Socialism or Amazonism
The people’s representatives grovel at the feet of the rich, begging for crumbs that might fall from on high. As of last week, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world with a net worth of $90 billion, has received 238 proposals from local governments across North America begging for a chance to host a second headquarters for his Seattle-based corporation.
Freedom Rider: AFRICOM is the Question
by BAR editor and Senior Columnist Margaret Kimberley
Eminem’s Freestyle and the Degeneration of US Society
It doesn’t take much to qualify as “resistance” in the Trump era. Eminem legitimizes U.S. imperialism while posing as an agent of resistance.
ISIS of Central Africa: A New Cover for Plundering Congo
Only 2 percent of DR Congo’s population is Muslim, but someone wants the world to believe that jihadists are active there.
On the Futures of Black Radicalism in These Times
by Gaye Theresa Johnson , Alex Lubin
The Blueprint for the Most Radical City on the Planet
by Bill Quigley
Trump May Have Made Colin Kaepernick’s Case
The Relevance of the Soviet Revolution to Today’s Struggle
by Immanuel Ness
Black Agenda Radio for Week of October 23, 2017
On this week’s one hour show, Philly celebrates the 150th birthday of W.E.B.DuBois, the courts throw out police critic Sugar Bear’s 1979 murder conviction but DA still wants blood, and Larry Hamm on the FBI’s newest excuse to exist— protecting us against all those “black identity extremists.”
Philadelphia to Celebrate Dubois Birthday
In 1979 police critic Sugar Bear was convicted of murder. A jugde has thrown out the conviction on the basis that blacks were not allowed on Philly juries at the time. But the DA responsible for the conviction still wants blood.
FBI Tries to Shield Violent White Supremacists
Is the FBI’s new designation a ploy to divert attention from the rising tide of white nationalist extremism, asks Newark’s Larry Hamm?
Remembering Muammar Qaddafi and the Great Libyan Jamahiriya
Qaddafi’s Libya had the highest standard of living on the African continent. It was targeted by the US, France, Saudi Arabia, Britain and NATO.
Expert Exposes US Biological Warfare During Korean War
Why is the US at war in West Africa?