Black Agenda Report 11 April 2018

11 April 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Deep State Restrained Obama. Will It Restrain Trump? Time to Abandon Mere Hope For Action 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor

Hope is longing for a future condition over which we have no agency. The planet’s fate and ours is in our hands alone, to organize for the end of capital’s warfare state and the building of something better.

Freedom Rider: Yaser Murtaja and Marie Colvin 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Israel commits blatant war crimes against unarmed Palestinians in plain sight with impunity, but Syria is condemned and attacked when there is no proof that it has used chemical weapons.
 

The Democratic “Deep State” Takeover and the Moribund State of American Politics 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Trump and the Democrats have nothing to offer the poor and desperate working class, especially Blacks, except more war, declining conditions of life, and violent repression of civil liberties.

The Crime That Turned Central Africa Into a Vast Killing Ground 

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Minority Tutsi rebel Paul Kagame set off the Rwandan bloodbath by shooting down a plane carrying two Hutu presidents, and after taking power invaded the Congo, killing millions.

Boss Tweet: Latest Poster Boy for the Warfare State’s Pyramid Scheme 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Ocher shadow bearing sculls and crossbones, 
ruby river draining from pyramid’s base 
an endless death rattle of bombs and drones…

Demand the United States Withdraw Its Forces From Syria and Respect International Law 

Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and columnist
“The Black Alliance for Peace says the only institution with the right and power to protect the peace and resolve international conflict is the United Nations…”

Agenda Radio, Week of April 9, 2018 

Produced by Nellie, Bailey, Glen Ford and Kyle Fraser
Click the link above for the entire show, only 48 minutes this week, or any of the next several links for their individual segments.

Black Caucus Punks on Israel Every Time — Israeli Army sniper fire killed 17 Palestinians and wounded as many as a 1,000, but such massacres do not seem to bother the Congressional Black Caucus, said BAR managing editor Bruce Dixon.
Mumia Bids Goodbye to Winnie Presente, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. South African freedom fighter, politician and the former wife of Nelson Mandela passed away last week.

Let Herman Bell’s Parole Stand!  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have been pressuring the state parole board to reverse its pending release

Stephanie Morales, Portsmouth, Virginia’s 34 year-old top prosecutor, succeeded in sending a cop to prison for two and a half years for shooting an unarmed suspected Black shoplifter

Black Missouri Senate Candidate Endorses 19-Point Self-Determination Agenda “I’m running against 20 rich white folks,” veteran activist Coffee Wright told the crowd at the Black Is Back Coalition’s national Electoral School, in St. Louis, Missouri.

“We should hear about these killings every day, because they happen every day,” said Margaret Kimberley, editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report.

Gangster “Democracies” 

Dr. Kweli Nzito
“It is African involuntary aid that continues to keep the economies of many former European colonies afloat.”

Ghana Opposition Against AFRICOM Deal 

Abayomi Azikiwe
“There is little discrepancy in the 2018 agreement ratified in Parliament and those signed under regimes headed by ex-President Jerry John Rawlings and Hannah Tetteh.”

Low Black Employment Rates and Tariffs Not the Answer 

Ken Morgan
“Capitalism is the problem, not less or more tariffs.”

Racial Divide Snapshot: Single Black Women Wealth, $200 – White Women, $15,640 

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad
“While women of all races and ethnicities have higher educational levels and suffer lower pay than men overall, their socio-economic status is much closer to men within their racial or ethnic group than with women across racial or ethnic groups.”

Inside Negro Pan-African Intellectual Kingdoms of Shifting Sands 

Todd Steven Burroughs
“Pan-Africans appeared on the same pages as Communists.”

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