Black Agenda Report 18 April 2018: White Lies, Black Disbelief, Fading Empire; Syria & Press Propaganda; US International Crimes

18 April 2018 — Black Agenda Report

White Lies and Black Disbelief in a Fading Empire 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor If killing “your own people” is the worst kind of crime, then it is the U.S., not Syria, whose murderous instincts must be restrained by the peoples of the world.

Freedom Rider: Syria and Press Propaganda 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The worst colonizers on the planet joined with the lawless, “exceptional” superpower to bomb Syria for “humanitarian” reasons, with the connivance of press propagandists in all three countries.

Why Don’t We All Vote to Commit International Crimes? 

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
What gives 320 million US citizens, four or five percent of the people on the planet, or their elected reps the legal or moral authority to bomb the world at will?

Independent Journalist Corner: A Conversation with Ajit Singh 

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
“China’s rise, which is at the heart of the multipolar trend, is the primary threat to U.S.

Black Agenda Radio for Week of April 16, 2018 

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford

 
Click the link above for the whole one hour show, or any of the next three links for its individual segments
“We’d have to be complete morons to believe the scenario” painted by the U.S.

South African freedom fighter Winnie Mandela, who passed away this month at age 81, “will outlive in her glory and marvel many of the presidents we’ve had since 1994,” said Ronnie Kasrils
 
Black radical candidates must always “keep politics in command,” when challenging the misleadership class for the hearts and minds of the Black community.

For Sistar Kiilu Nyasha: Freedom Is A Constant Struggle… 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Never thought I’d see the day that I’d pray for: Fake News; 
Never thought I’d see the day that I’d pray

Gun Violence Debate Needs to Include Police Militarization and Drug Prohibition Violence 

Megan Humphrey
“Any meaningful approach must address the war on drugs, its role in militarizing the police and the effect it has had on communities of color.”

“They Eat Money”: How Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption 

Norimitsu Onishi and Selam Gebrekidan
“Corruption that has whittled away at virtually every institution in the country.”

#FreeSpeechTVSoWhite 

Bryan K. Bullock
“Progressive media is itself a bastion of white domination.”

Confront the Black Misleader Class at the Polls 

Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Black radical candidates must always “keep politics in command,” when challenging the misleadership class for the hearts and minds of the Black community.”

Banking On a ‘Shithole’: US-Led Racial Capitalism in Haiti Began Long Before Trump 

Peter James Hudson
“Haiti was ‘truly a virgin territory ready for the white man’s guiding mind.’”

The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism 

Dr. Gerald Horne
This article is adapted from The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and the Caribbean, just out from Monthly Review Press.

Russiagate: Democrats’ Give Giant Middle Finger to Climate Justice 

Patrick Walker
“Does any RPEC issues activist seriously think we’ll remedy poverty and build the gargantuan new infrastructure required to address our climate crisis while maintaining a global military presence and footing the virtually limitless bills of a new Cold War?”

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