Black Agenda Report 26 April 2019: ADOS Opposes Free Tuition, Debt Forgiveness; Dems Want to Stop Sanders; Pompeo’s Truth About Lies

26 April 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Why ADOS “Reparationists” Oppose Free Tuition and Student Debt Forgiveness

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
The latest foolishness from the ADOS “reparationists” exposes the real purpose of their shtick, to substitute reparations chatter for productive class analysis and organizing

Stop Sanders: The Year of the Corporate Long Knives

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
It is inconceivable that the Lords of Capital will tolerate a financial industry-slayer in the White House. They will thwart his campaign – by any means necessary.

Freedom Rider: Pompeo’s Truth About Lies

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The Secretary of State’s candid remarks remind us that US foreign policy is intended to punish those targeted as enemies, keep friends as vassal states, and disregard international law.

ISIS Attacks in DR Congo: A New Phase of a Western Scheme for Resource Plunder

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
The new president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is asking for US help to fend off an alleged ISIS threat.

Saudi Arabia, Israel, US All Sought Bashir’s Ouster: So How Real Was the Sudan Revolution?

Whitney Webb
This month’s events in Sudan appear to be yet another example of foreign governments manipulating real dissent against an authoritarian government

The War on WikiLeaks: Which Side Are You On?

Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Assange’s arrest shows that “free speech” and “assembly” is defined as whatever the U.S. rulers are willing to tolerate.

There Is a Scottsboro in Every Country

Amanda Reid
The “Black Belt” was a vision of a sovereign black nation within the southern United States.

Letters from Our Readers

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week readers discussed identity politics and imperialism, the Green New Deal, and the legacies of communism and NATO. We share comments for “

Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 24, 2019

Click the link above for the entire show, or any of the next three links for the individual segement thereof
Mumia and Supporters Jubilant Over Prospects for New Trial
“For the first time in years, our forces are building again, marching again,” said Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner.
When Does Post-Russiagate Begin?
Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
The conspirators have accomplished their marathon disinformation mission. But the drumbeat goes on.
Whistleblower: Russiagate Madness Endangered Human Survival
Coleen Rowley, the former FBI agent that exposed the Bureau’s pre-9/11 failures, said Russiagate began as an incident that, at most, would have been grounds for a secret counter-intelligence investigation, but was turned into “a public lynching without any evidence.”

BAR Book Forum: David Correia and Tyler Wall’s“Police: A Field Guide”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“The police” is a regime of state violence that is designed to have freedom from the “rule of law.”

BAR Book Forum: Kinohi Nishikawa’s “Street Players”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The question is not Who stole Black pulp fiction, but Who owned and profited from it.

Political Theology Network Seeks Radical Anti-Imperial Perspectives on Religion and Politics

The Political Theology Network
The upcoming conference aims to bring together scholars, activists, and artists motivated by a concern for justice.

The FBI Appears to Be Targeting Black Activists

Janine Jackson
Counterspin interviews Nusrat Choudhury on the modern version of COINTELPRO.

“Imperialism Does Not Understand the Resistance of the Venezuelan People”

Carlos Aznárez
Even the loss of the equivalent of a full year’s economic production due to US aggression has not broken the people’s will.

The Racist Dawn of Capitalism

Peter James Hudson
The centrality of slavery to capitalism is not new, as any serious student of WEB Dubois is aware.

Lawyers for the Left: In the Courts, In the Streets, and on the Air

Bill Ayers
People’s lawyers found the cracks and searched out open spaces in the law.

The Expense of the American Dream

T.P. Wilkinson
Professor Gerald Horne shows that the Dark Continent was Europe, not Africa.

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