Black Agenda Report for 18 October 2018: Facebook is NOT Your Friend; Womens’ March on the Pentagon; Jamal Khashoggi and U.S. Hypocrisy; Congo at the Abyss

18 October 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Facebook is Not Your Friend 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Facebook has become The Great Censor, ready to pull the pages of dissenters that seek to “stir up political debate” in ways that threaten the legitimacy of corporate rule.

Freedom Rider: Jamal Khashoggi and U.S. Hypocrisy 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The corporate media cry crocodile tears over the apparent murder of an elite, CIA-connected “dissident,” while papering over US complicity in Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

Why I’ll Be At the Womens March on the Pentagon This Weekend 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
There are some things we’re allowed to vote on, and other things that are off the table on election. Questions of war, peace and empire are apparently too important for our masters to trust them to voters.

Congo in the Abyss 

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
The imperial aggressions of western governments have inflicted multiple holocausts on the Congolese people. Seven million have died in the last 20 years.

Priest APP 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Father’s fuckin’ anything moving—
he’s on a mission from God
entering orifices he finds,
ferreting out sinners…

How H. Rap Brown Forecast the Future of Black Power 

Dr. Matthew Quest
From 1967-1971, H Rap Brown (now Imam Jamil Al-Amin ), native of Baton Rouge Louisiana, distinguished himself in how he foretold the future of the Black Power movement and clarified the questions we should be asking…

Theory 101: Historical Materialism and the Legacy of Columbus 

Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
The celebration of Columbus is a product of over five centuries of colonialism and capitalist development.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of October 15, 2018

Click the link above for the entire show, or any of the next three for their individual segments.
Ugandan dissident entertainer and national legislator Bobi Wine says President Yoweri Museveni is worse than former dictator Idi Amin.
The director of the Black Alliance for Peace, Ajamu Baraka, said it is vitally important to give voice to Black Americans’ histori
The US model of mass incarceration can only be understood as an extension of slavery, said Martha Escobar, author of Captivity

BAR Book Forum: Shadaab Rahemtulla’s “Qur’an of the Oppressed” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
A central aim of liberation theology, in both the Christian and Muslim faiths, is to wrestle theology away from the elites and the privileged

Deadly, Cowardly U.S. Drone Wars in Africa 

Mark P. Fancher
The anticipated reduction of US troops in Africa will be matched by an increase in killer drones.

Letters from BAR Readers This Week 

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
World War Dangers in Syria, Democratic party style fascism and more. Our readers weigh in…

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