Black Agenda Report 29 March 2018

29 March 2018 — Black Agenda Report

2018 Gun Debate A Narrow Opportunity For Democrats, A Wide One For the Left 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Democrats want a gun debate on narrow and limited ground avoiding the settler-slavemaster-colonial origin of the 2nd Amendment, and the ubiquity of armed white patriarchal US violence across the planet. Will we let them have it?

Building Movement Politics Means Fighting Democrats 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
The duopoly contest has devolved into a dance of death between Donald Trump’s raw white supremacist nationalism and Democratic Party corporate imperial warmongering.

Freedom Rider: Stephan House, Draylen Mason, Stephon Clark: Terror Victims 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
While hundreds of thousands recently marched to protest gun violence committed by individuals, the state’s victims were forgotten, those at home and around the world.

March for Eight Billion Lives: An Interview with Riva Enteen 

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
The Democrats banned the peace issue from both the women’s marches and the student anti-gun protests, but women will confront the Pentagon in October.

Marching for the Democrats: Another Farce on Washington? 

Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and columnist
“The opportunism of the Democrats made these students and their pain easy targets.”

Black Agenda Radio, Week of March 26, 2018 

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Ajamu Baraka: A genuine US left must oppose US wars and empire; 
U.S. at Peace? Some Americans Think So:  according to David Swanson… it ain’t; 
Rev. Nyle Fort on breaking down the walls & prison plantations; 
Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz explains that theft is part of US DNA.

Independent Journalist Corner: A Conversation with Maria Felipa of Frente Favela Brazil 

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
“Slavery is the factor that better explains the social problems in the country.”

Sam Levin
“I shouldn’t have to defend my brother. They should be proving their innocence.”

by Supporters of Herman Bell and Parole Justice New York
“At 70 years old and after 45 years inside, it is time for Herman to come home.”
Chris Hedges
“The ominous assault on the final redoubts of a free press, through an attempt to brand dissidents, independent journalists and critics of corporate power and imperialism as agents of a foreign power, has begun.”
The Dawn News
Editor’s note: In typical Latin American leftist fashion, this report fails to note that the populations affected by this forced urban dislocation are largely Afro-descended.

Another Reason Why Imperialism Wanted Libya Overthrown

Abayomi Azikiwe
“Sarkozy wanted the Libyan state eviscerated and Gaddafi assassinated because he had borrowed millions of dollars from the African leader in 2007 to finance his presidential campaign.”
Pavan Kulkarni
“SAFTU called upon rank-and-file members to ‘break with the leadership sell-out deal and join our fight to defend their democratic rights.”

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