Black Agenda Report 22 March 2018

22 March 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Liberal Ire at Trump and Cambridge Analytica is Misdirected From Billionaires Who Own Your Data 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Why should our online human interacions be the private property of billionaires? Wrong question. Liberals would rather you rage at Trump for doing what both parties do.

No Holding Back “Black” Brazil 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
The racist Brazilian state assassinated freedom fighter Marielle Franco, but it cannot forever subdue the largest “self-acknowledged” Black population in the hemisphere.

Freedom Rider: Vladimir Putin and War Propaganda 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The creation of an all purpose villain is meant to cover up Democratic Party electoral failures, end the Trump presidency, and make the case for the American exceptionalism and interventions.

Novichok Nerve Agent Histrionics 

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Vladimir Putin is the world’s most interesting man, who rigs U.S. elections and poisons double-agents without leaving a single shred of evidence of guilt.

Independent Journalist Corner: A Conversation with Luciana Bohne 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
An old Marxist-Leninist is having the best time of her life, still fighting a U.S. imperialism that now “hangs at the end of a rope, ideologically, morally, financially, militarily, and politically.”

Last Days of Pompeo…or of ‘Identity’ Politics?

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
His lips gurgled watery words, his nostrils were an aching incinerator… Still, she taunted and tormented him about

A Tale of Three Apartheids and the Land Conundrums

Kweli Nzito
“White settlers were convinced that the lands they appropriated in the ‘dark continent’ and other lands were theirs by right.”

Marielle Franco’s Assassination: One of Tens of Thousands of Black Murders in Brazil

Jaime A Alves
“Brazil`s terrocratic regime continues producing black dead bodies in astonishing scales without disturbing the normalcy of everyday political life in this country.”

Radio, Week of March 19, 2018

Nellie Bailey, Glen Ford, and Kyle Fraser
Click the link above for this week’s entire one hour show, or any of the four links below for the individual segments thereof:

Reporter Eva Bartlett Blasts UN “The United Nations is deliberately participating in war propaganda” favoring the US-backed “terrorists” in Syria, said Eva Bartlett, an independent Canadian journalist who exposed the White Helmets
Confronting Black-Immigrant Conflicts “Immigrants have been increasingly criminalized by the state in ways that are very similar to African Americans,” said Dr. Johanna Fernandez, one of the organizers of a March 23 event in New York City

Mass Incarceration With No End?  Although US incarceration rates have been going down in recent years, at the current pace it would take 75 years to cut the prison population in half, according to Nazgol Ghandnoosh of the Sentecning Project.

U.S. Slavery Was Uniquely Capitalist Even on the left, the capitalist nature of US slavery is not well understood, said historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment

The War on the Post Office

Ellen Brown
“Postal banking can be profitable through economies of scale and the elimination of profit-taking middlemen, as postal banks globally have demonstrated.”

Today’s Capitalism Was Born in Slavery

Sven Beckert
“We must develop a new appreciation for the centrality of slavery, in the United States and elsewhere, in the emergence of modern capitalism.”

Black Panther Party Principles Resurrected in Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

Tatyana Hopkins
“The Young Lords saw the Black Panthers trying to get justice for Black people, and they knew they needed to do the same thing.”

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