Black Agenda Report 7 March 2019: Reparations By Any Other Name, Black Stake in the Green New Deal, RussiaGate and Democratic Defeat

7 March 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Reparations Now? Maybe In Order To Get The Job Done It’s Time to Call It Something Else 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
While reparations for the descendants of slaves in the US is entirely morally justifiable, it’s an elusive goal. Untangling its psychological and moral baggage from the political reality is something we can and must do.

The Black Stake in the Green New Deal 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Black people should see the Green New Deal as an arena of self-determination, communal repair, and justice-creation.

Freedom Rider: Russiagate and Democratic Defeat 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
It should now be clear to all honest and sane people that the only collusion was between the corporate media and the Democratic Party to spin a phony tale.

Fear the “Bern?” Bernie Sanders is Too Left for the Democratic Party 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
The corporate Democrats truly fear Sanders because he represents a dangerous political path that may lead large portions of the population to demand an improvement in their condition.

My Wise Country Cousin on de Dems dissin’ Kids 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Did you see de Kids
questin Madum Di-Fi—
catchin’ her befo’
she cud spin de big lie…?

“Things that Make White People Uncomfortable”: A Book Review 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
Michael Bennett tells it like he sees it in his new book, and shows with fine literary flair that he’s never acclimated to the NFL plantation.

Venezuela-Baiting: How Media Keep Anti-Imperialist Dissent in Check 

Alan MacLeod
The corporate media are attacking Bernie Sanders like wild hyenas for failing to sufficiently denounce Venezuela’s government.

Letters from Our Readers  

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
Social imperialists and Green Party strategy were major topics of discussion this week.  Strong responses came for…

Black Agenda Radio, Week of March 3, 2019 

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford 
Click the link above to listen to the entire one hour show, or any of the next three links for the individual segment thereof.
There have historically been lots of Blacks that “saw Black America as a colony within the US that is waging a struggle for liberation much as the
Venezuelan Elections Cleanest in the World 
Efia Nwangaza, who served as an international observer of Venezuela’s most recent election, agrees with former President Jimmy Carter
“The hard work of becoming a billionaire is called exploitation,” said William Anderson, co-author of “As Black as Resistance: Fin

BAR Book Forum: Arturo Escobar’s “Designs for the Pluriverse” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Multiple world crises require that humans construct new designs according to very different principles and categories than those of capitalist mode

BAR Book Forum: Adom Getachew’s “Worldmaking after Empire” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Black and brown anticolonialists used the United Nations to push for new and egalitarian relationships among nations and peoples.

The Known Unknowns of the Secret US Drone War in Somalia 

This Is Hell
US troops landed in oil-rich Somalia in 1992 and never really left.

Keith Tharpe and the Death Penalty’s Racist Roots    

Stephen Cooper 
 The history of the death penalty in America is hewn from the hell of slavery, subjugation and the suffering of black people.

The Illusion of Race-Neutral Tax Policy  

Misha Hill, Alan Essig, Meg Wiehe, Jenice Robinson, Steve Wamhoff and Carl Davis
Beginning with the Slave tax, the US has overburdened Black communities with taxes for services that they often don’t get.

Gambling and Neoliberal Rot – How Our Most Regressive Tax Flies Under the Radar: Citations Needed Episode 63 

Adam Johnson, Nima Shirazi
Local and state governments spend $1 billion annually to market the lottery, and in return Americans spend $70 billion each year on lottery tickets

Inside the Neoliberal Laboratory Preparing for the Theft of Venezuela’s Economy 

Justin Podur
The academic laboratory of the Venezuelan coup is housed at Harvard.

A Black American Delegation to India, 1935-36 

R. Divya Nair
Black theologian Howard Thurman’s Pilgrimage of Friendship deeply influenced the worldview of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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