Black Agenda Report 17 August 2018: Black Male Youth Feel Threatened; Opposing Warmongering is Defending US Workers; US Wages Economic War Against Venezuela

17 August 2018 — Black Agenda Report

New Study Reveals Old Fact: Black Male Youth Feel Threatened

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Every study that measures the enhanced anxiety of Black tweens that find themselves on a strange corner, is an indictment of the white men at the top of the capitalist pyramid.

Freedom Rider: The United States Destroys Venezuela’s Economy

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The US is already waging economic war against Venezuela, but If Trump were to make good on threats to take military action, how many people would be in the streets?

Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class

– Ajamu Baraka , BAR editor and columnist
Many leftists have embraced a crude national chauvinism and are thus objectively providing support and political cover for the capitalist/imperialist system that they pretend to oppose.

NATO Is a Public Protection Racket

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
The US treated its agreement with the Moscow not to expand NATO toward Russia’s borders the same way the white settlers treated their treaties with the Native Americans.

Lebron James and Nicolas Maduro Attacked for Serving the People

Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
“Both have attempted to serve the people and important lessons can be gleaned from their efforts.”

Doing The Math? 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence

Knitting my brow,
I’m wondering whether we have a word
Problem—  numerical,  mathematical, logical???

Black Agenda Radio, week of August 16, 2018

Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the next three for the individual segment thereof.

Mumia Supporters Gear Up for Hearing
Mumia Abu Jamal supporters need to converge on Philadelphia in large numbers, on August 30, for hearings on Abu Jamal’s contention that judicial bias tainted his trial process, said Johanna Fernandez
The Lies of American Exceptionalism
Corporate media claim the economy is “booming” even though “we still don’t have as many jobs as existed” before the 2008 crash, said BAR contributor Danny Haiphong, one of the authors of the upcoming book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: Black Capitalism Can’t Fix Racial Wealth Gap 
Black banks are useful and should be supported, but only some form of reparations can confront the disastrous Black economic condition, said Mehrsa Baradaran, author of“The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap.”

Black Workers and Immigrants: Borrow a Page from Marx 

Ken Morgan
Of course it’s true that immigrant workers depress wages. The solution is let’s fight to raise everybody’s wages, and let’s demand that workers control workplaces, wages and production instead of the bosses who depend on dividing us. Otherwise the capitalists keep on winning and we keep on losing.

 BAR Book Forum: Robyn Spencer’s “The Revolution Has Come” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The 60s were a time of unruliness and revolutionary discipline, when young people confronted state repression and fought for structural transformation of society.

 Rebellion on the NFL Plantation 

Mark P. Fancher
“An alternative league would be the antithesis of the NFL and also take its cue from ‘Bingo Long’s Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings. BAR Book

Forum: Stephen Dillon’s “Fugitive Life” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“Hundreds of activists in the 1970s left behind families, friends, jobs, and their identities in order to disappear into the undergroun

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