28 June 2018 — Black Agenda Report
– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Sure we’re thirsty for victories. But we need to critically assess just what we get when we elect the occasional progressive to office. Are we building a party? A movement? Or just careers?
– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
“National security” is the magic term that legally sanctions concentration camps — as long as the authorities are careful not to spell out the race or religion of the intended inmates
Hundreds of thousands of Black families are separated every year by a criminal justice system that is singularly hostile to Black people, but where are the barricades at police precincts?
Since Trump has taken office, the Democratic Party has been showing the world why it is in fact the foremost political representative of the military state.
The Drone Ranger’s wife purred, “When they go low—with boots on the ground—we go high with drones.” And Negroz got giddy
“We need a real debate between a Democratic Party team player and a Green Party no-corporate-money candidate.
“This country continues to routinely separate children from their parents and has done so well before this current border crisis.
“One must always be mindful of the kinship models one mobilizes to get people together in a quest for justice.
“Tricontinentalism was deeply rooted in a long tradition of black internationalist thought.
“The police respond as if the black person is guilty of whatever transgression the white person said they committed.
“Cuba has created a model for poor countries that forever changed medicine.
“The Help America Vote Act blew open a giant loophole in the National Voter Registration Act’s protections.”