Black Agenda Report 14 March 2019: ADOS Shrinks Reparations Vision to Tribalism; Empire Comes Home Where it Belongs; Justice and Paul Manafort

14 March 2019 — Black Agenda Report

ADOS Shrinks Reparations Politics to Fit the Narrow Horizon of Tribalism 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
ADOS views black American descendants of slaves as a tribe, deprecating solidarity, and ignoring empire and capitalism without whose elimination reparations are impossible anyway.

The Imperial Racist Saga Comes Home, Where It Began 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
What makes US progressives think that the Lords of Capital will be more tolerant of austerity-busting ‘socialists’ here at home than they are with Venezuela?

Freedom Rider: Justice and Paul Manafort 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Now that Trump’s sleazy associates are facing prison, lots of Democrats that never gave a damn about mass Black incarceration are self-righteously blasting the criminal injustice system.

Stephon Clark Killed Twice by U.S. imperialism 

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
The world’s most ambitious predators — candidates for US president, like Clinton and Biden — are also the most likely to condemn young Black men as “predators,” and to wreak mass death, worldwide.
Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is jailed for refusing to testify against Julian Assange, whose confinement in Ecuador’s London embassy puts the lie to the Russiagate fantasy.
Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Who knew him five days ago?
Today, he’s Play Dough—
in handlers oily hands…
Brazen 1% switcheroo,
Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week readers engaged with the question of reparations for slavery and Black America’s stake in environmentalism. Strong responses came for “Reparations Now? Maybe In Order to Get the Job Done It’s Time to Call It Something Else”and “The Black Stake in the Green New Deal.”
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Democratic party honchos in Congress and the Senate and the media continue to lead the charge against Ilhan Omar, for stuff she never said to avoid a real discussion of US sponsorship of apartheid Israel.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of March 11, 2019

Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the several links below for the individual segment thereof.
By studying feminism, sex workers learned “that self-identification of being a feminist actually strengthened our sex worker rights politics,” said Nkozo Yingwana, a doctoral student and researcher for the African Sex Workers Alliance. The fundamental truth, Yingwana said, is that sex work is a legitimate form of work.
“The entire Democratic Party came after Ilhan Omar and the entire country stood with her,” said human rights activist Shahid Buttar.
“The people have given us a referendum” on CPAC, the Civilian Police Accountability Commission, said Frank Chapman, of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Eleven CPAC supporters were elected to the 50-person city council last month, and Chapman predicts many of the 14 other pro-CPAC candidates will win runoff votes on April 2“
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Slavery is everywhere banned, but the ethos of the slave trade thrives in the baby-buying business.
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The illegal slave trade continued right up to the Civil War, requiring US authorities to “recapture” and then expel the human cargo.
Jeff Bryant
Teachers in the school district that was supposed to be the model for education reform just rebelled—and won.
Ryan Grim
Bernie Sanders is slightly more popular among black Democratic voters than white ones.
Joe Penny
Activists keep winding up dead under questionable circumstances, but Black St. Louis is a stressful and violent place.
Jonathan Lambert
Air pollution is disproportionately caused by white Americans’ consumption of goods and services, but disproportionately inhaled by blacks and Hispanic neighborhoods.

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A Venezuela Union Leader’s Analysis of Crisis 

Stalin Pérez Borges
A veteran labor activist says the Maduro government must boost national production and reduce prices, or face erosion of its political base.

The Conflict of Our Time: US Imperialism vs the Rule of Law

Nicolas J S Davies
The U.S. gives lip service to international law while relentlessly pursuing global domination.

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