Black Agenda Report 10 January 2019: Raising the Bar on Green New Deal; Ocasio-Cortez, Socialism & Austerity; Phony Resistance Won’t Beat Trump

10 January 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Raising the Bar on the Green New Deal 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
20 million jobs. Medicare For All, and decent affordable housing. Free college tuition and student loan forgiveness. Zero emissions by 2030. That’s a Green New Deal

Ocasio-Cortez, Socialism, War and Austerity 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
It’s good that there are now plenty of young people that like the idea of socialism. But if they don’t really know what socialism is, they also don’t know what capitalists will do to resist it.

Freedom Rider: Phony Resistance Can’t Beat Trump 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
At the midway point of the Trump presidency the Democrats have nothing to show in the way of meaningful resistance.

“Evacuate the Coffee”: A White Supremacist Classic 

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
US troops have been dispatched to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the results of presidential balloting are still unknown.

2 Poems — 7 Year Olds Dying In Third Reich ‘Detention’, and Waiting on Capitalist Hill 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
“Papi, are we there— are we almost there?” Wide-eyed incantation of a child, three feet plus/ 60 pounds.

Letters from Our Readers 

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week readers continued to engage with the role of Kwanzaa, responded to arguments about race and class in the criminal justice system…

A Not So Happy New Year: Tears Flow from the War Hawks Over the Political Crisis of US imperialism 

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
The US war machine can no longer provide its corporate masters the neo-colonial stability they need to reap long-term gain from the imperial order.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of January 7, 2019 

– 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:
A recent court ruling that “there was, in fact, judicial bias” in denying Mumia Abu Jamal’s appeal of his conviction in the 1982 death of a cop …
“The entire system is held in high disregard,” said Black Is Back Coalition chairman Omali Yeshitela,”
“The ultimate suicide bomber is in Washington, DC,” said Dr Gerald Horne, warning that US moves to weaken China could plunge the capitalist world into depression

BAR Abolition Spotlight: “Mia Mingus” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Abolition Spotlight Editor
Prison abolition and reform are compatible “when reform is done in service of abolition.”

BAR Book Forum: Eunsong Kim’s “gospel of regicide”and Juno Salazar Parreñas’ “Decolonizing Extinction” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Our authors contemplate the “antiblack horizon” in Asian American imaginaries, and orangutans’ relationship to colonialism and white supremacy.

How Britain Stole $45 Trillion From India And Lied About It 

Jason Hickelby
British colonizers turned a scam for defrauding peasants into a parasitical relationship that made England rich and impoverished a subcontinent.

The Influence Of Gandhian Socialism on Du Bois and King 

R. Divya Nair
Two great icons of 20th century Black struggle found a valuable resource in Gandhi and his movement for national liberation.

Universal Basic Income Is Easier Than It Looks 

Ellen Brown
A universal income program can help correct the debt bubble problem without fear of “overheating” the economy.

Is Russia Imperialist? 

Stansfield Smith
Let’s examine Russia’s actual role and status in the world, to determine if Moscow is really the seat of an imperial state.

The Diversity Hustle 

Teodrose Fikre
A merry-go-round that has different colors and genders of jackasses and elephants is pure deception.

South Africa Suffers Capitalist Crisis Déjà Vu 

Patrick Bond
The old guard of South Africa’s ruling party put on new clothes last year, and a new party of the working class finally made its debut.

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