Black Agenda Report June 13, 2018: Chaos In the Big House; A Tale of Two Summits; De-Colonizing Korea; Fake Left @ Left Forum

13 June 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Chaos in the Imperial Big House

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Donald Trump is an arch-racist and “an intellectually and emotionally retarded spawn of super-privilege,” but he has plunged the U.S. ruling class into an acute global crisis of legitimacy.

Freedom Rider: A Tale of Two Summits

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
While the G7 Euro-American (plus Japan) nations cursed each other and the rest of the world, another meeting, representing half the world’s population, was marked by cooperation and comity.

North Korea Issue is Not De-Nuclearization But De-Colonization

– Ajamu Baraka , BAR editor and columnist
The U.S. government, under Trump or some other president, will inevitably betray the process of decolonizing the Korean peninsula unless Americans demand “U.S. Out of Korea.”

The Fake Left at the Left Forum

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
“Black Agenda Report and the Black Alliance for Peace have been called ‘Assadists’ for defending the Syrian people’s rightful decision

Follow the Money, from Obama to Trump

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
“If Obama ever showed any respect for the United Nations Charter, it must have been April Fool’s Day.”

Black Agenda Radio, Week of June 11, 2018

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Click the link above for the whole one hour show, or any of the five below for the individual segments.
Gentrification in Harlem, from one of its last black bookstores.

From the 2018 Left Forum: Panthers Can’t Save Us Now; Imagining the 21st Century US Left

The Editors
Two videos from the 2018 NYC Left Forum.
Cedric Johnson and Jay Arena discuss Jounson’s award winning “The Panthers Can’t Save Us Now”
Paul Street, Glen Ford, Chris Hedges and Bruce Dixon imagine what an authentic 21st century left might look like.

Enclosure, Dispossession and Disaster Capitalism in Antigua and Barbuda

Dr. Matthew Quest
Antigua’s black political class aims to do away with communal land rights and ancestral culture in Barbuda, since that’s what neoliberal capital demands.

BAR Book Forum: Zoé Samudzi and William C. Anderson’s As Black as Resistance

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“Siccing law enforcement on Black people could arguably be understood as attempted murder.”

BAR Book Forum: Kali Nicole Gross’s Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“I hope readers consider whether we need to reassess Black women’s relationship to violence.”

Traffic Stops: Pretexts for Racial Repression

Tanvi Misra
“Police have used the entire vehicle code as an excuse to use their discretion to pull people over who might appear suspicious to them

The Case for Delegitimizing the Police

William C. Anderson
“Once you come to understand the institution’s ties to white supremacy, it becomes clear the system is toxic

The Roots of Bigotry: Criminalizing States of Innate Being

Dr. Kweli Nzito
“Racist narratives become so thoroughly pervasive as to throw victims of racism themselves into states of con

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