Black Agenda Report for November 15, 2018: Count Every Vote; Ruling Class War Games; Legacy of 1918; War Party Rules

15 November 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Ruling Class War Games at the White House 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
The White House press corps, like the corporate media in general, are foot soldiers in a wider conflict between sections of the ruling oligarchy: Trump versus anti-Trump.

Count Every Voter, Count Every Vote 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Trump and his followers are writing a playbook for hijacking and delegitimizing elections whose outcome they don’t like. One answer is to eliminate provisional ballots and switch to paper ballots.

Freedom Rider: The Legacy of 1918 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Donald Trump is a racist boor, but the European leaders he snubbed are unreconstructed imperialists whose nations have enslaved and slaughtered tens of millions.

Midterm Results: the War Party Rules 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
There is no doubt who won the midterm elections: the War Party, which for generations has been virtually unopposed in the US.

Two Sides to Every Question? 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence

Can a Mom and Pop store be too big to fail? Could a mafia don be businessman of the year?

US Intel Will Bring Assange to the US in Chains 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
Julian Assange, a hero in the struggle against imperial wars and the lies that states tell to justify them, is in mortal danger.

Neuroscientists Make a Case Against Solitary Confinement 

Dana G. Smith
On any given day, 80,000 US prisoners are subjected to punishment that inflicts permanent damage to the brain.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of November 11, 2018 

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the next four links for the individual segments thereof

Police Reform Doesn’t Work, Says Sociologist
“Show me the American city where Black and brown folks are happy with the policing that emerges from” the usual menu of police re-training, body cameras and increased minority hiring.
Hip Hop Forges Black and Native American Solidarity 
Kyle Mays, who teaches at the African American Studies Department and the Native American Center at UCLA, says Hip Hop “builds solidarity between the two communities,” which share 
Fascist Is Grave Danger to Blacks
Policing killings in Black areas “will continue on a much wider scale” when president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, widely viewed as a fascist and racist, takes office on the first of the year…
Pan Africanists Lead “Be Clean” Campaign in Sierra Leone 
The Black Star Action Network International, founded in Tampa, Florida, is leading a “Be Clean” community sanitation and hygiene” campaign in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where the Pan Africanist organization…

Intersectionality: A Marxist Critique 

Barbara Foley
The author argues that “intersectionality is less valuable as an explanatory framework than as an ideological reflection of the times.”

BAR Book Forum: Walidah Imarisha’s “Angels With Dirty Faces“and Vincent Lloyd’s “Religion of the Field Negro” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Our authors explore the evils of incarceration and the promise of Black liberation theology.

Neuroscientists Make a Case Against Solitary Confinement 

Dana G. Smith
On any given day, 80,000 US prisoners are subjected to punishment that inflicts permanent damage to the brain.

Letters from Our Readers 

Jahan Choudhry BAR Comments Editor
challenged Glen Ford and Ann Garrison on the “white supremacist electoral bloc” in the US and genocide in Rwanda, respectively.

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