Black Agenda Report 17 May 2018: Gaza Massacre Democrats’ Baby Too, 500 Years of Nakbas, Black Support for Police State, Kanye & Black Unemployment

17 May 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Deafening Silence of Democrats on Gaza Massacre Is Because It’s Their Baby Too 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor

Democratic party leaders are as always firmly behind their Israeli clients, and their party machinery remains under lock and key. Apartheid laws and periodic mass killings are the everyday workings of a colonial settler state.

500 Years of Nakbas 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor The imposition of an ethnic-supremacist state in Palestine was among the last acts in a half-millennium of European colonial wars against the darker peoples of the planet.

Freedom Rider: Black Support for the Police State 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The mass Black incarceration state could not function without the active collaboration of the Black misleadership class.

What does Kanye West Have to do with the Jobless Rate? A Lot  

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Kanye West’s inanities have gotten more attention from the corporate media than any of the myriad crises that afflict Black America.
Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
“It’s time for us to grow up and join the rest of the world that has several different political parties.”
Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
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Ajamu Baraka: Any US peace movement must be anti-imperialist, must condemn the everyday atrocities of Israeli apartheid.
Jeff Cohen: RussiaGate excuses nothing; it happens because Democrats are a ruling class party, just like Republicans
Tristia Bauman: Renters need affordable housing and lawyers. Three out of four evicted families would not be evicted if they had adequate legal representation.: 
Mumia Abu Jamal on the passing of Dr. Charles Cone, the father of Black Liberation theolog
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“All of the women in the book envisioned new and expansive visions of black liberation.”
Tryon P. Woods
“In a slaveholding society such as ours, even after the formal institution of chattel slavery has ended, each and every legal principle ultimately expresses the foundational antagonism 
R. Divya Nair
“Robeson and the Du Boises knew that the struggle against European imperialism had to be waged on both the material as well as the ideological front.”
Sam Levin
“Balogun is believed to be the first person targeted and prosecuted under the secretive program.”