Black Agenda Report 31 January 2019: The Racist Imperialist and Bipartisan War Against Venezuela: Ater the Congo Elections

31 January 2019 — Black Agenda Report

The Racist, Imperialist War on Venezuela

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Donald Trump is simply exercising an imperial mandate handed down to him by Obama, who put “humanitarian” lipstick on the white supremacist pig of American exceptionalism.

Freedom Rider: Trump, Democrats, and International Fascists Attack Venezuela

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Trump’s attempt to overthrow the Venezuelan government has been joined by fellow fascists around the world, including most of the Democratic Party.

DR Congo Post-Election: An Interview with Maurice Carney

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
The Congolese people succeeded in forcing President Kabila to allow elections to choose his successor, but Kabila still rigged the vote.

The U.S. is a Political Prison, Kamala Harris is a Prison Guard

Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Harris protects police unions, the courts, and the stakeholders of the mass incarceration state.”

Marzieh Hashemi Says She Was Mistreated During US Detention

Jamiles Lartey
Hashemi was denied halal food and had her hijab removed while held as “material witness.”

Riddle of National Sovreignity

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Brown body writhing in orange flames; scents of burning hair and flesh—so, how do you say Lynching in Spanish?

Letters from Our Readers

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week readers decided to comment on the 2020 Democratic Party primary, the US role in the recent Congolese presidential election, and the corre

BlackAgenda Radio, Week of January 27, 2017

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the links below for the individual segment therof
MLK Fought for Workers’ Rights
Dr Martin Luther King, who was killed supporting Memphis garbage workers, often noted that most Black people are working class, said labor historia
The “Feminism” of Rich, Mass Murdering Women
The war industry brags that five top weapons corporations are headed by women.
New South African Party to “Overthrow Capitalism”
Irvin Jim, leader of South Africa’s largest union, told a People’s Forum audience in New York City that the newly formed Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party

“BAR Book Forum: Tisa Wenger’s Religious Freedom”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“Religious freedom” has always been partial, aspirational, and constituted by the systems of power that shape the society as a whole.

“BAR Book Forum: Tavia Nyong’o’s Afro-Fabulations”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Nyong’o’s book seeks to “articulate the power of the critical and creative fabulation” of black social life.

Russia, Privatization and Mortality After Communism, Red Scare and More

This Is Hell
Larry King on privatization and mortality after communism. [1:14] Andrew Cockburn on the political uses of a new Red Scare. [28:49]

Humanitarian Aid is Broken: Haiti, a Look Back

Julian Vigo
Much of the money sent to help Haiti ended up being spent on western citizens at the expense of Haitian suffering.

Never Trust a Billionaire’s Antiracism

Eric Blanc
The LA teachers strike was a tale of two competing antiracist visions — one upheld by privatizing billionaires and another pushed by working people

Angela Davis Reoffered Award By Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Kimberley Richards
An embarrassed and shamed Institute reinstates award “in keeping with its commitment to learning from its mistakes.”

The Diary of a Trumpy Kid

Mark P. Fancher
The formative years of the future Commander-in-Thief. “Hail, Comandante Idiota!”

When Politicians Use Marginalized People as Human Shields

Teodrose Fikre
Republicans advertise their institutional bigotry, but Democrats obscure their malicious actions with identity politics.

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