Black Agenda Report 13 September 2018: Progressive Democrats Silent on Foreign Policy, 9/11 Legacy ofTwo Contending Fascisms, The Plot…

13 September 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Two Thirds of Progressive Democrat Congressional Candidates Are Silent on Foreign Policy. Why? 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Of 31 candidates backed by Justice Democrats, Our Revolution and Brand New Congress, 21 have absolutely nothing to say about foreign policy. That can’t be right. Don’t they trust Democratic voters?

9/11 Legacy: Two Contending Fascisms 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Two fascisms compete for popular support in the US. One is blatantly racist, the other offers a devil’s bargain that demands Black people accept austerity and war. Both must be fought.

Freedom Rider: The Plot Against Trump 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Since there is no limit to what the ruling class will do to “get” Trump, there is no telling what person, agency or group actually wrote the “anonymous” New York Times article.

Ocasio-Cortez’s Tweet to McCain means she IS a Democrat and ISN’T a Socialist 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
It should be all too clear by now that the “Resistance” to Donald Trump within the US power structure is just a public relations stunt to sow popular consensus for war.

Don’t Play that Song 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Don’t Sing That Song
‘bout Bombs bursting in air,
Rocket’s red glare
Gave proof through the bus
40 children were dead.

First They Came for Alex Jones, then RT and Syrian TV 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
Russian and Syrian news services in the US have been censored, but you can still get streaming jihadist propaganda from al Qaeda-controlled Idlib Province…

Censored Documentary Exposes Israel’s Attack on Black Lives Matter 

Max Blumenthal
Israeli operatives and their US lobbyists sprang into action when the Movement for Black Lives came out in support of the boycott Israel movement.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of September 10, 2018

Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the next four for the individual segments thereof.
“The one truth” in former cop Jason Van Dyke’s not guilty plea in the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald “is when he says, ‘I was doing as I was trained
The “Anonymous” article in the New York Times is more evidence of “a real split in the upper levels of the US ruling elite,”
Longtime MOVE Family spokesperson Ramona Africa’s health took a turn for the worse, necessitating an emergency appeal for assistance.
Facebook has still not given any coherent explanation for briefly removing the page of, the daily English-language political analysis publication, said reporter Jeanette Jeanette Charles. The shutdown followed a Venezuelanalysis critique of the corporate media’s coverage of an assassination attempt against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.

New Film Reveals Life of Civil Rights Activist Jack O’Dell 

Paul Buhle
Nobody was a bigger influence on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. than Jack O’Dell, the communist — which is why O’Dell had to be jettisoned.

BAR Book Forum: Jeanne Theoharis’ “A More Beautiful and Terrible History” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Today’s seekers of social justice need to grapple with what the legacies of past freedom fighters actually demand of us.”

BAR Book Forum: Vincent Lloyd’s “Black Natural Law” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Black natural law allows us to identify the ideas of the powers that be, the ideas of the wealthy and the white, and demolish them.

Afro-Colombians Credit UN Durban Declaration in Fight for Land Rights 

Black Communities’ Process in Colombia
In principle, the government of Colombia recognized Black people’s right to collective ownership of land back in 1993, but these rights have not been enforced…

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