Black Agenda Report 23 August 2018: Why the Blue Wave Missed Missouri, Longstanding Capitalist Lies, Truth or Dare with Brennan and Guliani

23 August 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Why the Blue Wave Missed Missouri’s 1st CD 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Right wing political machines with the black church and nonprofit industrial complex at their core dominate Democratic politics in many black constituencies. That’s what stopped the blue wave.

How Long is the Shelf-Life of Damnable Racist Capitalist Lies? 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Silicon Valley and the corporate media are far more effective in conjuring alternative realities than the chaotic Trump White House.

Truth or Dare 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The Russiagate investigation is proof that this country is run by liars, race baiters, warmongers, torturers and their enablers. We already knew that Guiliani and Trump were racists.

Musician Bobi Wine Arrested and Tortured by USA’s Man in Africa 

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Police in Uganda, the top U.S. military ally in Africa, have arrested and severely beaten parliamentarian and entertainer Bobi Wine, a hero to the nation’s poor.
Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
“If Ever I Would Leave You–” Her promise, implied, to never Leave this jagged hole in my Soul was just shredded
Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
The moribund politics of the ruling class posing as The Resistance are creating the perfect conditions for another four years of Donald Trump’s circus.
Quetzal Cáceres
Any socialist who thought, as I did, that Ocasio-Cortez would be our socialist champion should watch the entire 27-minute PBS Firing Line…

Black Agenda Radio, week of August 20, 2018C

Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the four links below for the individual segment thereof.
Mumia Abu Jamal on the passing of Black music great Aretha Franklin: “She returns to the celestial choir after 76 summers of earthly life.”
Those hearings that are coming up on August 30th could lead to a new trial for Mumia,” said Orie Lumumba, of Family and Concerned Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal.
The underground radicals of the 1960s and 70s were prescient in their political analysis, according to Stephen Dillon, author of Fugitive Life: The Queer Politics of the Prison
Wall Street bankers brought their brand of racism to the US imperial project in the Caribbean and Latin America, said Peter James Hudson, author of Bankers of Empire: How Wall
Ashon Crawley and Roberto Sirvent
This Call for Submission asks the question: what can prison abolition, and other abolitions, teach us about spiritual practice, spiritual j
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The view that we have no future allows those on the planet with privilege to continue with their ideology of disposability.”
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Singh’s book argues that we have yet to understand critically and dynamically how dangerous all forms and practices of mastery are
Stacy Bannerman
If we don’t get serious about stopping the U.S. war machine, we could lose the biggest battle of our lives.
Ameth Lô
A Pan-Africanist politics is necessary because weak neo-colonial states are incapable of assuring their own survival or of negotiating how
David Keys
As the world ignores the ignominious 500th anniversary of the buying and selling of slaves between Africa and the Americas, historians unco

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