Black Agenda Report 7 December 2018: If There’s Hell Below, BAR Obituary George HW Bush; All US Presidents Are War Criminals; Mueller, Manafort and Assange

7 December 2018 — Black Agenda Report

If There’s A Hell Below, That’s Where He’ll Go: The BAR Obituary on George H.W. Bush 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
George H.W. Bush, the 41st US president was the son of a 20th centyury slavemaster, a blue-blooded war criminal, and possibly a CIA officer since the early 1960s. He was part of a team. Not ours.

All US Presidents, Living and Dead, are War Criminals 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Especially at state funerals, media and politicians pretend that US presidents are honorable men, instead of the mass murderers that all of them become in office.

Freedom Rider: Mueller, Manafort and Assange 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The Mueller project is hardly an investigation and much more resembles a propaganda campaign whose goal is neither truth nor justice, but vilification of Russia.

#LandWithoutLandlords in Black Oakland: An Interview with Noni Sessions 

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor , – #LandWithoutLandlords in Black Oakland: An Interview with Noni Session
A dynamic new community project has been launched to halt the push-out of Black and brown people from Oakland by taking land and housing out of the speculative market.

Marc Lamont Hill and the Legacy of Punishing Black Internationalists 

Noura Erakat
Hill’s bold statement to the UN is part of the internationalist Black
radical tradition, exemplified by Paul Robeson, the Black Panther Party, and today’s Black Lives Matter movement.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: Time to De-Colonize Human Rights! 

Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and columnist
The post-WW II promise of human rights was a compact meant for white people only, but a People-Centered Human Rights framework seeks global liberation

Pierre Omidyar: A Dangerous Billionaire-Backer of the “Resistance” 

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
The eBay billionaire’s project is to stabilize an imperial system in crisis by luring “progressives” into corporate dominated “Big Tent” against Trump.

Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the next three for the individual segment thereof

Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker promised a decision on whether a former prosecutor unlawfully took part as a judge in rejecting Mumia Abu Jamal’s appeal of his 1981 conviction…
“There are 34 alderpeople who were all part of the conspiracy to hide the video” that was key to proving a Chicago cop murdered Laquan McDonald, said Black Lives Matter activist Aislinn Pulliam…
David Swanson, one of 100 activists and intellectuals that sent an open letter calling on Senator Bernie Sanders to finally tackle the US war budget, said “It’s incoherent to have a public policy that ignores over 60 percent of federal discretionary spending” that goes to the military.
Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Lording over the landscape like giant Insects sucking soul, blood, chocolate into multi-colored mushrooms Metastasizing citywide. Officers ordering vacant storefronts,

Letters from Our Readers 

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
Readers engaged and challenged ideas about Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders this week.

BAR Book Forum: Jason Borge’s “Tropical Riffs“ and John Gennari’s “Flavor and Soul” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Our authors explore how jazz once proved the “border-hopping mobility” of African American culture, and arenas of conflict and collaboration betwee

The Gatekeepers: The Burden of the Black Public Intellectual 

Mychal Denzel Smith
  Black intellectuals wind up offering mainly white audiences a “foreign experience” to savor from a comfortable distance.

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