Blackgenda Report 9 May 2019: Black Mothers Are Dying; Facebook and the Farrakhan Distraction ; Assange Is Not a Journalist (If Journalists

9 May 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Black Mothers Dying in US

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Only a social and economic transformation can lift Black America to a First World state of well-being. Black health requires Black Power.

Freedom Rider: Facebook and the Farrakhan Distraction

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
In banning the only living person who can summon a million Black people to a meeting, Facebook is doing the bidding of the real fascists in the deep imperial state.

Assange Is Not a Journalist (If Journalists Are Ass-Kissing Propagandists for the Ruling Class)

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Saying Assange not a journalist is like saying Darwin wasn’t a biologist, Einstein wasn’t a physicist and LeBron James can’t play basketball.

Joe Biden Personifies a New “End of History,” This time for U.S. Imperial Rule

by Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Biden’s open support of corporate oligarchy and disdain for Black America won him the hearts and minds of the ruling class.

Regime Change Coming Home?

By Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence
Limbo! How low can we go— Barr is set so low in its swamp draining elephantine donkey dung;

Black Caucus Blasted for Turning Its Back on Rep. Omar

by Glen Ford
It’s been more than a generation since the Congressional Black Caucus stood up for Black people, or progressive political principles, anywhere.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of May 8, 2019
Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the following four links for the individual segment thereof
US Sanctions Have Already Killed 40,000 Venezuelans
By August of 2018, more than 40,000 people had died from the effects of US economic sanctions against Venezuelan, according to a study by the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research
Black Ex-Cop Throws the Book at Brutal Officers
In his new book, Police Brutality Matters, Black former New York City police officer Joe Ested advocates that all police crimes be handled by federal prosecutors, not local cops.
FBI Conflates Black Activism and ISIS
Back in 2014, Black activists in Ferguson, Missouri “were called paranoid” when they suspected they were being surveiled by the FBI.
Conge President Invites US Help to Fight Non-Existent ISIS Threat
Felix Tshisekedi, the new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, requested US help in dealing with an alleged threat from ISIS, although only two percent of the country’s population is Muslim

Extinction Rebellion Training, Or How To Control Radical Resistance From the “Obstructive” Left

Cory Morningstar @Wrong KInd Of Green
Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a corporate funded faux environmentalist group, devised to take the place of real resistance to corporate ecocide.

BAR Book Forum: Lilian Calles Barger’s “The World Come of Age”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Any Christian theology worth holding has to be engaged with the need for the liberation of the oppressed.

BAR Book Forum: Symposium on Achille Mbembe’s “Critique of Black Reason” (Part 2)

Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora
It is crucial to bring a feminist and critical race perspective to bear on notions of technological development.

Venezuelan Embassy in DC Under Siege by Guaido’s Racby

by Lauren Smith
Emboldened by Trump’s aggressions against Venezuela, fascist followers of the treasonous Juan Guaido have threatened and assaulted US activists while being protected by the US Secret Service

Joe Biden Wants Us to Forget His Past. We Won’t

by Adolph Reed & Cornel West
Joe Biden is the purest example of the corporate Democrats that turned the party decisively towards war, austerity and race-baiting in a previous elections.

Hijacking the Congolese People’s Victory

by Kambale Musavuli
Kabila ensured that the most pliable and least threatening opposition figure, Félix Tshisekedi, would be designated president.

Angela Davis Denounces Attacks on Afro-Colombian Social Movements

by Angela Y. Davis
Afro-Colombians face repression and outright violence as a consequence of their struggle to defend their territory, protect the environment, and combat racism.

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