Black Agenda Report for June 7, 2018: Toward a 21st Century Left, Nationalizing the Banks, The Real Problem With Joy Ann Reid

7 June 2018 — Black Agenda Report

What Would An Authentic 21st Century US Left Look Like? 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor The left in the US is nowhere near contending for actual power. What would a left that COULD contend for power look like in the 21st century?

Nationalizing the Banks is a Popular Demand, So Let’s Demand It 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor Hatred of bankers is damn near universal in the U.S., and pervasive among virtually all groups in society. So why isn’t the left demanding nationalization of the banks?

Freedom Rider: The Real Problem with Joy Ann Reid 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
As the sole surviving Black on the Democratic Party mouthpiece MSNBC, Joy Ann Reid’s job may be safe, but only if she sticks to attacking leftists and recants past slaps at AIPAC and John McCain.

Russia-gate and the Crisis of American Exceptionalism 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
The architects of Russia-gate have attempted to place the entirety of what calls itself the left in the US into a permanent political coma by blaming Russia for Trump.
The Editors
This was the 2018 Black Agenda Report panel at the 2018 Left Forum in NYC.
Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
“Russia has friendly relations with Israel, and more than a million Russian Jews emigrated to Israel, but Iran is a strategic ally of Russia.”
Adofo Minka
“The Jackson police department’s actions expose them as a violent thug operation that needs to be disarmed and eventually disbanded.”

Stop MusevenI – the US-Backed Mass Murderer of Africans
In his 32 years as Uganda’s strongman, Yoweri Museveni has been responsible for three genocides and numerous other crimes that have killed millions.
US Could Learn Democracy From Venezuela

“There is a great deal to be learned from the Venezuelan electoral process,” said veteran human rights activist Efia Nwangaza, the Black Alliance for Peace observer at the recent Venezuelan election.
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“We often reduce Black politics to integrationism vs nationalism, but freedom dreams have always been more robust and complex.”
 
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“It is crucial for us to understand that what we feel as Black peoples provides useful data that can be turned into critical analysis.”
The Public Archives
“U.S. Imperialism is formidable and violently vindictive simultaneously.”
Jon Jeter
“Throughout her public life, Jarrett served the Empire and not the people, African-Americans least of all.”