Black Agenda Report October 4, 2018: Amazon Concession to $15 per Hour Not Bernie’s Doing; Democratic Fascism vs the Trump Kind; Kavanaugh Farce

4 October 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Democratic Corporate Fascism vs the Trump Kind 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Modern American corporate fascism is rooted in multinational corporate structures and wedded to a concept of racial and cultural “diversity” that (they hope) is compatible with corporate dictatorship.

Amazon Concedes $15 Floor Wage, Bernie Sanders Plays Minor Role in Significant Victory 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Amazon’s concession to a $15 floor wage owed far more to its year-end PR, competitive pressures, and transnational workplace organizing and strikes than to Senator Sanders STOP Bezos bill.

Freedom Rider: The Kavanaugh Farce 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Now that it’s too late to prevent a total rightwing takeover of the Supreme Court, the Democrats pretend to be the party of opposition.

Syria and the S-300s: Re-Centering the People in the Global Struggles for Power 

– Ajamu Baraka , BAR editor and columnist
Protecting Russian interests in Syria and the Mid-East was and is the driving force for Russian military and diplomatic activity, nothing else!

Hey Mister Tangerine Man 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
They got Jel-Low Puddin’ Man— one less backwards Taliban treating women like beasts— Packs of predator priests

Historic Precedent or Footnote? Laura Wells Debates Barbara Lee 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
Barbara Lee has done what no other Democratic congressional candidate has ever done—agreed to a one-on-one debate with a Green.

Theory 101: Class Struggle in the Age of US Imperial Decline 

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
The focus on separate “identities” has led to numerous academic theories and non-profit career opportunities but no real power for workers or the oppressed…

Committee for Reconciliation and Truth at HBCUs Files FOIA Seeking Records 

The following is a statement  by an independent committee which has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the U.S. Dept of Education

Black Agenda Radio, Week of October 1, 2018

Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the next four for the individual segment thereof.
Corporate Democrats don’t defend people’s rights when they are in power, but with Trump in the White House the Democrats now “pretend to care so deeply about racism and patriarchy,” said Crystal Fleming
Exploitation of prison labor is rampant across the nation, said Romarilyn Ralston, program coordinator for Project Rebound at California State University at Fullerton..
Veteran prisoner rights advocate Efia Nwangaza said leaders of the recent national prison strike should have paid more attention to local prisoner support groups.
“The Republican Party has bred a group of lawyers to maintain power and to change the Constitution and the course of this country,” said Kevin Alexander Gray.

Shutting down AFRICOM and the New Scramble for Africa 

Netfa Freeman
The US must cease its military occupation of Africans at home and abroad, and abandon its attempt to rule the world by force.

Letters From Our Readers 

Jason Choudhry, BAR Comments Editor
Reader feedback on last week’s articles

BAR Book Forum: Kathleen Belew’s “Bring the War Home” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The white power movement drew recruits, many of them women, from every region of the country and all socio-economic sectors of white America.
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume
BAR’s senior columnist: “If everything you know about Russia is from the New York Times and the Washington Post, you don’t know a lot.

BAR Book Forum: Kehinde Andrews’ “Back to Black” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
This book shows that the liberal road to reform was a dead end; it is time to commit to revolution.

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