Black Agenda Report 22 November 2018: House Dem Leaders Shun Medicare For All; RussiaGate is a Fool’s Game; The Amazon Robbery, #Protect Mueller is Liberal Fascism

22 November 2018 — Black Agenda Report

New Democratic House Leaders Steer Clear of Medicare For All 

– Bruce A. Dixon, BAR managing editor
Unlike Republicans who repealed Obamacare 54 times when they held only the House, Democrats have no spirit to fight, to create persuasive theater, unless it benefits their campaign investors

Malcolm X Would Say Russiagate is a Fool’s Game

– Glen Ford, BAR executive editor
The Democrats and their media have fashioned a trap for Blacks and browns: accept endless foreign wars and domestic austerity in return for the representation of dark faces in high places in the governing hierarchy.

The Amazon Robbery 

– Margaret Kimberley, BAR editor and senior columnist
The world’s richest man just pulled a con job on several hundred US cities, which tells us a lot about the (mostly) Democrats that run these towns.

Liberal Fascism Rears Its Ugly Head in the #ProtectMueller Campaign 

– Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
Enemies of the people do not become heroes of the people just because Trump dislikes them and they dislike Trump.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of November 19, 2018 

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Hit the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the next four for the individual segment thereof.
18 Nov 2018 the midterm elections — “Democrats and Republicans joining hands” — is a campaign to target China…
Amazon, the world’s biggest company, “is not a trustworthy corporation,” said Maritza Silvs-Farrell, of Align, an alliance of labor and community groups that opposes awarding Amazo
Throughout the Muslim world, the poor struggle against entrenched elites over the nature of a just society,” said Shadaab Rahemtulla, a professor at the University of Jordan and editor of Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam.
The nation’s best known political prisoner says prison officials don’t want to break the cycle of recidivism that sends former inmates back to confinement.

Julian Assange in US Intel’s Company Town 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
The Trump Justice Department seems to be preparing to do what the Obama Justice Department would not do: put Julian Assange on trial.

A National Abolitionist Victory for Public Health! 

Critical Resistance
Stop using police to deal with social problems and contain marginalized communities, says a report by a group representing 25,000 public health professionals…
Anonymous
Recently, HBCU Digest did an interview withPhilander Smith’s Dr. Roderick Smothers. It didn’t ring true….

Prisoner Prophet: Revisiting George Jackson’s Analysis of Systemic Fascism 

Colin Jenkins
Trump is not bringing fascism to America, but rather, fascism was built into the American project from day one.

BAR Book Forum: Suzy Hansen’s “Notes on a Foreign Country“and Carrie Bramen’s “American Niceness” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
How do Americans, especially white Americans, appear to the rest of the world, and are they really as “nice” as they think they are?

Letters from Our Readers 

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
BAR’s readers challenge and expand upon the positions take by our writers on Democratic gains in the House, intersectionality and police “reform.”

Why Co-ops and Community Farms Can’t Close the Racial Wealth Gap 

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield
Self-help groups have revived the cooperative ethos, but small-scale projects can’t rescue Blacks from racism-plus-capitalism.

Saying Goodbye to UN Sanctions Against Eritrea 

Thomas C. Mountain
Like so many imperial projects, the US had to abandon its long campaign to crush socialist Eritrea through sanctions and defamation.

An End to American Thanksgivings: A Cause For Universal Rejoicing

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Nobody but Americans celebrates Thanksgiving. It is reserved by history and the intent of “the founders” as the supremely white American holiday, the most ghoulish event on the national calendar. No Halloween of the imagination can rival the exterminationist reality that was the genesis, and remains the legacy, of the American Thanksgiving. It is the most loathsome, humanity- insulting day of the year – a pure glorification of racist barbarity.

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