Black Agenda Report 8 February 2018

8 February 2018 — Black Agenda Report

NYT Joins Campaign to Purge the Term, “White Monopoly Capital” in South Africa 

Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
The leadership of the African National Congress is attempting to stamp out language that offends its patrons in the international corporate classes.
 

Freedom Rider: Russiagate and the Surveillance Duopoly 

Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Only “dupes of the highest order” defend the government’s use and abuse of its spying powers in the name of “Resistance.”
 

The FISA Memo Is Not a Big Nothing-Burger; It’s a Whopper with Fries 

 
Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Far from being partisan political hot air, the Nunes memo points to unlawful “collusion” between the Clinton campaign and the federal investigators that went after Trump

Dems Oppose Trump’s Military Parade But Not the Bipartisan Warfare State 

Bruce A. Dixon, BAR managing editor
Word is Donald Trump wants a giant military parade – artillery, armored vehicles, missile launchers bigger than the North Koreans… 

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“Intersectionality,” is an invention of the establishment, not of the left a notion which the left has seized upon to describe its own practices and aspirations, to its detriment, argues BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon.

U.S. Left Lacks Class Consciousness 

“Every issue in U.S. society is shaped in a white supremacist fashion,” according to activist and scholar Jeffrey B.Perry. Perry is also the biographer of black pioneering socialist of a century ago, Hubert Harrison

In Tribute to Black Political Prisoners 

“They are the unspoken, invisible and buried-alive legacy of the revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 70s that were neutralized by the FBI, local police, courts and the corporate media,by the FBI, local police, courts and the corporate media, by way of Cointelpro,” said Dequi Kioni Sadiki, host of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s 22nd annual dinner Tribute to Black Political Prisoners and Their Families,

Is a Court Case in Texas the First Prosecution of a “Black Identity Extremist”? 

Martin De Bourmont
“Daniels’s arrest poses the even more troubling possibility that his case could be just the first of many.
Greg Godels
“To fail to acknowledge the fact that Robeson and his work were virtually unknown, were erased by the thought police, underscores Callow’s unfitness to discuss Robeson’s career.”

The ‘Slave Power’ Behind Florida’s Felon Disenfranchisement 

Garrett Epps
“Of those Americans who have completed all their punishments but still cannot vote, 48 percent live in the Sunshine State.”

What Students Are Taught About Slavery 

Jacob Sugarman
“Nearly half of the teachers failed to teach their students that protections for slavery were enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.”

Chicago Teachers Union and Charter School Teachers Have Joined Forces 

Jeff Schuhrke
“Leaders of both union locals say they don’t have a problem with charter schools per se, but rather they oppose the proliferation of the charter system of management.”

New Evidence of Africa’s Systematic Looting, From an Increasingly Schizophrenic World Bank 

Patrick Bond
“’Sub-Saharan Africa loses roughly $100 billion of ANS annually because it is “the only region with periods of negative levels’ of gross national income…”

Memphis Sanitation Workers Remembered 

Ken Morgan
“The workers represented and led the black public striving for decent employment, paying jobs, decent living conditions, quality public schools and union recognition…”

Many Americans’ Actions Support Trump’s Shit-Hole Countries Slur 

Solomon Comissiong
“Barack Obama bombed those majority Muslim nations, with no regard for human life, and his supporters didn’t say a peep…”