Black Agenda Report 3 May 2018: Blacks Should Have Denounced Cosby Long Ago, Thank the Clown President, How to Recall Lynchings

2 May 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Bill Cosby Should Have Been Denounced by Black America Long Ago 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor Bill Cosby‘s crimes against women have finally caught up to him, but he was never made to pay a political price for his rants against the Black poor and women “with names like Shaniqua and Taliqua.’”

Thank the Lazy Clown President This Time 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor Trump’s bellicose threats to North Korea were lazy clowning. The only way to remove the foot from his mouth was to let Koreans make peace. Thank the clown for that. Next they’ll demand US troops leave Korea. Thank the clown for that too.

Freedom Rider: How to Remember Lynching 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Police roll mob-deep through America’s cities, enforcing a lynch law that is even more pervasive than the previous reign of terror.

Cory Booker Blames Black America for Trump, But Only Has Himself to Blame 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Cory Booker has “never failed in his service to the ruling class,” but he’s hoping that Democrats won’t notice his deep corporate ties in 2020.

Blues For Boss Tweet (and $cammany Haul) 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Called it ‘Stormy Sunday—’ Monday was more Mad 
Called it ‘Stormy Sunday—’ Monday was more Mad…

Re-Centering Anti-War and Anti-Imperialism as Working-Class Issues on May 1st 

Black Alliance For Peace
“We will never support U.S. imperialism in any of its adventures.”

Former Black Panther Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald Seeks Parole after 49 Years Behind Bars 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
“People who were not members of the Black Panther Party or who were not political are released,”

Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 30, 2018

Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Click the link above for the whole one hour show, or any of the four links below for the individual segments

Trump national security advisor John Bolton “is simply a militarist,” said Phyllis Bennis, director of the New International Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, in Washing

Afro-Colombians fear for the lives of two leaders of the Black Communities Process, or PCN, the main organization defending the collective land rights of Afro-descended peoples.

“We need a peace movement of a new type,” said Dr Anthony Monteiro, the Philadelphia-based Dubosian scholar.
“Free Mumia” is a Strategy, Not a Slogan 

Supporters of the nation’s best-known political prisoner believe there is a real chance he can be sent home soon.

World Bank’s Rankings Reward Dispossession, Land Privatization, Corruption, Environmental Devastation as Good For Business 

This Is Hell
Tanzania recently made some seed saving a crime. Liberia lifted its requirements for trading companies to file environmental impact statements.

A Powerful Memorial to the Men and Women Victims of Lynching Opens in Alabama 

Evelyn M. Simien
“Close to 200 women were murdered by lynch mobs in the American South.”

Flint Crisis, Four Years On: What Little Trust Is Left Continues to Wash Away 

Jessica Glenza
“Flint is a place a city where many people are unlikely to ever drink another drop of tap water as long as they live.”

Nicaragua: Next in Line for Regime Change? 

Tortilla Con Sal
“The right-wing Citizens for Liberty and Sandinista Renewal Movement political organizations have led the violent protests.”

Rural Workers Mobilized in South African General Strike 

Dennis Webster
“’Land and the hunger for land’ is uniting rural and urban workers.”

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