Black Agenda Report 31 October 2018: How Stupid Does Stacey Abrams Think We Are? The Fake Resistance, and American Terror an Old Story

31 October 2018 — Black Agenda Report

How Stupid Do Stacey Abrams, Lucy McBath and Most Other Progressive Democrat Congressional Candidates Think We Are? 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Stacey Abrams wants to be governor today, president tomorrow, and thinks showing up unapologetically black like Condoleezza Rice and Loretta Lynch before is quite enough. It’s not.

Fascism is Real, But the “Resistance” is Mostly Fake 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Fascism is always a danger under capitalism, with its frequent crises and endemic white supremacy, but the phony “resistance” is only concerned about electing Democrats.

Freedom Rider: American Terror Is Not New 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The casual, endemic and racist violence that characterizes American behavior at home and abroad cannot be laid at the doorstep of the current buffoon in the White House.

Theory 101: Common, Gaddafi, and the Global Significance of the Black Misleadership Class 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
The legitimacy of the US Black misleadership class resides in its ability to distort and claim leadership over the legitimate struggles of Black Americans to further their own careers within the ruling structure.
This Is Hell
If there is an African world and it has eyes, they are fixed upon Brazil this week where a genuine fascist has come to power in the person of Jair Bolsonaro…
Alvette Ellorton Jeffers
People who were born a few months before 1967 and those born in 1981 have never experienced white political rule in Antigua or Barbuda.
Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
How can Bernie Sanders or Barbara Lee keep any of their social democratic promises while scapegoating Russia?

Black Agenda Radio, Week of October 29, 2018

The people of Haiti don’t believe a word President Jovenel Moise has to say, said Dahoud Andre, spokesman for the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti.
“We take the Duboisian approach, and say that the central agency of class consciousness and class leadership is to be found in the Black working class,” said Duboisian scholar Dr. Anthony Monteiro.
Black Is Back Coalition: “US Out of Africa”
“Self-determination is the highest expression of democracy,” said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, which holds its annual march on the White House and national conference this weekend.

Letters From Our ‘Readers 

Jahan Choudry, BAR Comments Editor
This week feedback was strong for “Why I’ll Be At The Women’s March On The Pentagon This Weekend,” “You Can’t Separate Violence and the Police,” and “Theory 101: Historical Materialism and the Legacy of Columbus.” Readers shared their experiences with organizing against war, solutions to police violence, and historical reflections.

Trump and Saudi Arabia – One Rogue State to Another 

Gerald A. Perreira
Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Euro-American Empire are at the root of so much bloodshed, it becomes impossible to even list the atrocities.

BAR Book Forum: Chandra Bhimull’s “Empire in the Air“and Kyle Mays’ “Hip Hop Beats” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
An author disentangles transatlantic slavery and transatlantic flight; another writer imagines a world where Black and Indigenous Lives actually matter…

The Black Worker in Our Time: An Indispensable Force for Peace and Justice 

Philadelphia Saturday Free School
In this moment of imperialist crisis white working people — and black elites too must yield to leadership by black workers, or it just won’t work.

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