Black Agenda Report 24 May 2018: The Left Needs Critical Debate, How the Black Caucus Sold Us Out Again, CIA and FBI Election Interference

24 May 2018 — Black Agenda Report

The Left Needs More Critical Debate and Real Discussion, Less Twitter/Facebook Name Calling, Unfriending and Mic Drops

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
We’ve allowed communicative capitalism — Facebook and Twitter not only to turn our everday interactions into the private property of billionaires, we’ve let it govern the way the left talks to itself. That cannot possibly end well.

Black Caucus Sells Out It’s Constituents Again – to the Cops

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Black lawmakers’ overwhelming support for a “Blue Lives Matter” bill shows that the Black Lives Matter movement wrought virtually no change in Black Democratic Party behavior.

Freedom Rider: CIA and FBI Election Interference

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The US brands elections in Venezuela and Russia as shams, but the FBI and CIA were the most dramatic meddlers in the 2016 US elections.

Gaza: Grandstanding Around a Slow Motion Genocide

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
The great crime against the Palestinian people has been unfolding for 70 years, but US military, economic and political clout has shielded the Israeli apartheid state from effective punishment.

The Defeat of US Imperialism is a Strategic Necessity, not a Single Issue

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
“Anti-colonial nationalism is the antithesis of US imperial rule, which is predicated to the unmitigated corporate and military plunder

Black Agenda Radio, Week of May 21, 2018

Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the next four for their individual segments

Roots of Israel’s Mass Murder Policy Vijay Prashad explains how the logic of Zionism compels Israel to massacre scores of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza.
The People Versus Whirlpool in Benton Harbor Whirlpool Corporation has long ruled the politics of its 90% company town at Black Benton Harbor, Michigan, says Rev. Ed Pinkney.
Orchestrated Apartheid in Philadelphia Despite repeated protests, the Philadelphia Orchestra is going ahead with a planned trip to Israel to join in the apartheid state’s independence anniversary celebrations.
Democrats Complicit in Israel’s Crimes Democrats own the latest massacre in occupied Palestine, and the many proceeding it just as much as Republicans.
Free the MOVE 9 by Kyle Fraser, Black Agenda Radio producer. Mike Africa Jr, the son of two MOVE 9 members imprisoned for the past four decades said supporters have stepped up efforts to free them.

BAR Book Forum: Keisha Blain’s Set the World on Fire

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“It is impossible to understand, or even fully appreciate, how black women have shaped national and global politics today without knowing the larger history.”

BAR Book Forum: Alexis Pauline Gumbs’ M Archive

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“This moment we are living through has infinite possibilities, and not all of those possibilities include the existence of humans.”

Africans Can Become a People Not to Be Trifled With

Mark P. Fancher
“One effective method of attacking the imperialist infrastructure is to drain its pool of enforcers by organizing a total boycott of the U.S. military.”

The French Imperial Role in Africa

Yves Engler
“Criticizing France’s role in Rwanda dovetails with the interests of Kigali, Washington, London and Ottawa.”

On Trump, Gaza and White Supremacy in South Africa

Tafi Mhaka
“Our experiences of white supremacy oppression are real and they don’t end with the end of slavery.”

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