Black Agenda Report 21 February 2019: Bernie Tries To Steal the Rich Man’s Party; Kamala Harris: The Fix is In; Socialism is the Answer to Trumpism:

21 February 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Bernie Tries to Steal the Rich Man’s Party 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
The plutocrats did not invest billions of dollars every election cycle in the Democratic Party to see it used as a tool of their disempowerment.

Freedom Rider: Kamala Harris: The Fix is In 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist

Harris’ own father called her out for identity politics and stereotyping Jamaicans, but the corporate Democrats are betting she can derail Bernie Sanders with Black voters.

How to Answer Trump? Make America a Socialist Country 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders won’t align with Venezuela out of fear of being labeled “authoritarian” by the ruling elite.
Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence
Whoa, son! Why de hell you axin’ me ‘bout de Dems— ‘Bout de Miss Nancys, Cap’n Stenys, an’ Unca Jims?
An interview with Kali Akuno
Cooperation Jackson leader Kali Akuno on the Green New Deal, the need for mass civil disobedience, and the necessity of building an internationalis
Black Alliance For Peace
Haitians and Venezuelans are united by history and common struggle against the US behemoth that seeks to enslave the rest of the hemisphere.
Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week’s column discusses the Bernie Sanders campaign, Medicare for All, and white
supremacy in Venezuela.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of February 18, 2019 

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford 
Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the nexyt three for the findividual segment thereof
“This notion that there’s some kind of benevolent hegemon that will intervene on the side of the people, is obscene,” said Ajamu Baraka, chairman of the Black Alliance for Peace.
Former Bill of Rights Defense Committee director Shahid Buttar said Black freshman Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is “a hero. “Restorative Justice” Serves Communities
“When there is harm in the community, we should focus on healing that community,” not on retribution for the offense, said “restorative justice” proponent Vincent Lloyd, a professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University.
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The book is a meditation on a way of life that is joyous and abundant without ever asserting that we must all convert to Pentecostalism.
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Gay liberation didn’t originate as a single-issue movement, and must confront neoliberalism and gentrification as well as anti-queer violence.
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Abolition Spotlight Editor
Society needs prison abolition in order to heal, but people living in prison need basic humane conditions in order to survive.”
Paul Street
Chicago media care more about the safety of a killer cop and the Jesse Smollett saga than victims of the city’s rabidly racist police.
George Joseph and Debbie Nathan
Hundreds of thousands of inmates’ voices have been imprinted, potentially ensnaring millions of family members, friends and supporters in the huge surveillance net.

Venezuela: A Unique Experience in Protagonist Democracy?

Arnold August
The issue for us all is: No to military intervention in Venezuela and full support for the right of Venezuela to defend itself.
Patrick Walker
For our bought-off Republican and Democrat warmongers, humanity’s climate crisis changes nothing and US regime change remains the order of the day.

Brazilian Police Massacre 13 Youth in Bolsonaro “Crackdown” 

Seu Jornal — Rede TVT & Mekim-na-Save Projek
In keeping with the new president’s declaration that the police do not “kill enough,” militarized cops swept through a Rio de Janeiro favela with deadly effect.

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