Black Agenda Report 18 January 2018

18 January 2018 — Black Agenda Report

US Supreme Court About to Issue A 21st Century Dred Scott Decision 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Workers, the US Supreme Court is expected to rule soon, have no collective rights an employer is bound to respect, and no collective activity can be protected by law. It’s Dred Scott for the 21st century.

The Black Caucus’ “New Class”: Worthless, Warmongering Servants of Empire 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
With help from the newest Black members of Congress, Dr. King’s “dream” has been flipped, renovated, gentrified, and weaponized.

Freedom Rider: Oligarch Jeff Bezos 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
In a Bezos-run world every worker will be impoverished, every level of government will subsidize corporations, and anyone who speaks out will be discredited and under surveillance.

Why We Must Protect the World from the United States 

– Ajamu Baraka , BAR editor and columnist
A new and reinvigorated anti-war movement must oppose U.S. militarism as the greatest threat to world peace.

Will 2018 be the Year of Left Political Resurgence that 2017 Wasn’t? 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Despite all the huffing and puffing by the phony “Rresistance,” the real Left has come under sustained assault in the era of Trump.

Full Spectrum Arrogance: US Bases Spanning the Globe 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
“There are 50,000 troops still in Germany, still winning World War II three quarters of a century later.”

The Real Scandals behind an HBCU: The Arkansas Baptist College Controversy 

Attala Nasir
The following is an investigative report by a long-time member of the Black community in Little Rock who has close knowledge of the history of misfeasance, malfeasance and misdeeds there.

2/4 Dance Don’t Cut It 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
“Pay, or die…” the Death Sentence Big Pharma- Insurance Mob just issued a neighbor; and a Frankenfood

Agenda Radio for Week of January 15, 2018

On this week’s one hour show…
Ajamu Baraka explains that peace would require an utter and thoroughgoing transformation of US society
Dr. Anthony Monteiro explores the revolutionary legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King
Black New Orleans observes its 300th anniversary
Political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal has now served 36 years behind the walls for a crime he did not commit.
Click the link at the top for the whole show, or any of the following for for their individual segments.

The Case Against a Basic Income 

Daniel Zamora
“If the payment isn’t high enough to let people to refuse work, UBI might push wages down and create more “bullshit jobs…”

Settler Colonialism and the Second Amendment 

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

UN-Backed Police Massacred Haitians With Impunity

Jake Johnston
“When the police finally left the campus, around 11 a.m., nine civilians lay dead in the courtyard — five of whom had been shot in the head…”

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