Black Agenda Report 13 December 2018: Why We Can’t Have A Fighting Green Party; Defeating Police Oppression in Chicago; Yellow Vest…

13 December 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things — Like a Fighting Green Party 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
A faction of the Green Party’s steering committee wants to dissolve committees it doesn’t like and silence internal discussion among Greens about the party’s many problems, and perhaps expel working parties. If they succeed it could end the Green Party.

An Electoral Strategy to Defeat Police Oppression – and It’s Black Allies — in Chicago 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Chicago’s movement against official lawlessness has found they have no choice but to challenge virtually the whole Black Democratic establishment for collaborating with police murder and impunity.

Freedom Rider: Yellow Vests Show the Way 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The yellow vests ought to be inspirations for the 99% on this side of the Atlantic ocean.

Hillary Clinton 2020 is Malcolm X’s American Nightmare on Steroids 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Clinton’s reemergence is a dangerous reminder of who she really is: a “too big to fail” parasite of finance capital and the war machine.
Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
Supporters of the Wikileaks founder say he won’t leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London unless the British police drag him away.
Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Prelude: One Warlord croons,
“Bomb, bomb, bomb—bomb, bomb Iran—“
another Warlord solemnly chants,
in Spanish, “Yes, we can!”
Murtaza Hussain
By conservative estimate, the US has directly killed nearly half a million people, and doomed millions more, in just three of the countries it is attacking.
“If the conflicts in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, or Syria had been included, the death toll would likely be significantly higher….”

Black Agenda Radio, Week of December 9, 2018

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Veteran activist Frank Chapman says supporters of C-PAC, the proposed Civilian Police Accountability Council, plan to run candidates for every seat on Chicago’s city council.
Marc Lamont Hill’s firing from CNN for defending the rights of Palestinians is another “step in the direction of no resistance to anything Israel says and does,” said Dr. Rose Brewer
Not only have Russiagate-mongers “instilled fear of Russia as an enemy, but also a seemingly omnipotent enemy that can swing U.S. elections, somehow,” said Dan Kovalik, author of The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin.
Activists of Critical Resistance won American Public Health Association endorsement of the principle that police violence is a public health issue.
Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
Readers shared their opinions on the history of corruption in American political families, the militarism of Bernie Sanders, and Marc Lamont Hill’s comments on Palestine and Israeli apartheid.

BAR Book Forum: Macarena Gómez-Barris’s “Beyond the Pink Tide“and Harsha Walia’s “Undoing Border Imperialism” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Our authors explore “how to live decolonial thought-action” and imagine a world without borders.

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