Black Agenda Report 17 May 2019: US Eclipsed in Every Sphere But War; US Wages War Against the Planet; It’s the Military Budget, Stupid

17 May 2019 — Black Agenda Report

The U.S. Has Been Eclipsed in Every Sphere But War

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
US rulers promised that technology would bring the return of the millions of jobs that were outsourced to low-wage countries, but America has lost the hi-tech race and excels only in weapons of war.

Freedom Rider: U.S. Wages War Against the World

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The U.S. “troika of tyranny,” Trump, Bolton and Pompeo, are making things up as they go along, seeking to bend the planet to their lawless will.

Book Review: The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
The vulnerability of Black men and boys in the U.S. counters the narrative that they inherently seek to emulate the dominance and plunder of white men over women so characteristic of imperial patriarchy.

Embassy crawlers, kidnappers, Butchers and Boss Tweet…

Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence
“The receiving State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or damag

2020 Elections: Its Militarism and the Military Budget Stupid!

Ajamu Baraka , BAR editor and columnist
The Trump military budget is more than a third higher than five years ago, while cutting non-defense programs by 9 percent– but the corporate media ignore the issue and Democratic candidates are silent.

Letters from Our Readers

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week the hypocrisy of Democratic Party presidential candidates and the reality behind the nonprofit industrial complex were topics on your minds…

Black Agenda Radio, Week of May 15, 2019

Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the next four links for the individual segment thereof
Aislinn Pulley, BLM Chicago: no more neoliberalism;
Medea Benjamin: Defending the Venezuelan embassy:
Atty Roger Wareham: US sanctions on Zimbabwe are a weapon of mass destruction;
Jacqueline Bethel-Mougoue: African women’s traditional power essential to Africa’s liberation movements.

BAR Book Forum: Renisa Mawani’s “Across Oceans of Law”

by Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The mass deaths along the Mediterranean are part of a much longer colonial history of maritime security aimed at protecting the freedom of (European) mobility.

BAR Book Forum: Symposium on Achille Mbembe’s “Critique of Black Reason” (Part 3)

by Calvin Warren
Mbembe invites us to rethink the foundation of thought upon which the world is predicated.

In Baltimore, Police Officers Are the Bad Guys With Guns

by Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg
Plainclothes police officers are waging war on citizens.

Talking Marxism But Serving Capitalism in South Africa

by Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
South Africa is the only place in the world where the entire Black political class speaks in the language of Marxism-Leninism, even when they are i

Adrift in a Decolonizing World, the White Settler Makes a Final, Furious Stand

by Jon Jeter
From Ramallah to Rio, Capetown to Caracas, Green Bay to Gaza, the sun is setting on the colonial racial order.

Where Have All the Anti-War Warriors Gone?

By Dr. Kweli Nzito
Has the US public become desensitized to the horrendous suffering inflicted by their government, or are they blissful co-imperialists?

Charter School Support Slipping Among Democrats

by Jeff Bryant
Barack Obama was the nation’s most pro-charter president, but much of his party has grown leery of them.

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