Black Agenda Report 2 May 2019: Biden’s Polling Balloon is Black Voters; “Color” Revolution USA; Solidarity With Venezulela

2 May 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Black Voters Are Biden’s Polling Balloon. We Need to Bust It.

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Joe Biden enters the Democratic presidential race as front runner. Half his voters are black, a clear hangover from the Obama era.

“Color” Revolution USA

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
The US press has routinely abused, disrespected and lied about Black, brown and yellow peoples and their heads of state, and now subjects its own top political figures to the same treatment.

Freedom Rider: Solidarity with Venezuela

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
When the US targets a government for regime change it brings all its coercive forces into play: military threats, economic sanctions, media slander and treasonous Quislings from the theater of the absurd.

If Trump Wins in 2020, Thank Russiagate

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Leave it to the War Party to lose an election to a celebrity billionaire oligarch and then provide him with favorable conditions for a second-term.

How Race Made the Opioid Crisis

by Donna Murch
The demonization of urban, nonwhite drug users played a crucial role in the opening of ‘white’ pharmaceutical markets in the 1990s.

Letters from Our Readers

by Jason Choudhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week readers discussed the suppression of WikiLeaks, reactionary black politicians, and the racial roots of capitalism.

Pentagon Manhunt for Julian Assange Preceded Swedish Rape Allegations

by Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
The US government has disregarded due process and elemental honesty in pursuing its vendetta against Julian Assange.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of May 1, 2019

Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the next four links for the individual segment thereof
Mumia: Media Joined the “War Against Assange”
The nation’s best known political prisoner expressed solidarity with Julian Assange and lambasted those institutions that turned their backs on journalism.
Corporate Media and Fake Leftists are the Real Traitors to Press Freedoms
Asked why purported “progressives” insist on expressing their personal dislike for Julian Assange, noted author Maximillian Forte…
Canadian Doctors: See No Racism, Document No Racism
Canada’s doctors are largely in denial about “endemic” institutional racial bias in their profession, said Dr. Onye Nnorom
Bail Out a Sister for Mother’s Day
Black women are the fastest growing segment of the US prison population, said Efia Nwangaza, director of the Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination, in Greenville, South Carolina,

Corporate Democrats Would Rather Lose to Trump Than Violate Pact With Rich

by Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
The Lords of Capital are determined that the Democratic Party will not nominate a capitalist-slayer for president.

BAR Book Forum: Symposium on Achille Mbembe’s “Critique of Black Reason” (Part 1)

by Vincent Lloyd
The challenge for Black Study is to hold up examples of blackness that evades capture by the thought and institutions of the West.

BAR Book Forum: Bénédicte Boisseron’s “Afro-Dog”

by Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Racialization in this country often goes through a disguised process of animalization.

Revealed: The U.S. Military’s 36 Code-Named Operations in Africa

by Nick Turse and Sean D. Naylor
Between 2013 and 2017, U.S. special operations forces saw combat in at least 13 African countries.

Whiteness Explainer for Dummies

by Dr. Johnny E. Williams
Some alumnae of Trinity College went bonkers when the author tweeted that “Whiteness is Terrorism.”

Dozens Condemned by Media as ‘Gang Members’ Not Actually Gang Members, Study Confirms

by Adam Johnson
Corporate media are racist megaphones for the mass Black incarceration state, criminalizing whole communities like electronic lynch mobs.

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