Black Agenda Report 25 May 2019: The Battle For Ballot Acess; Malcolm, Russigate & the FBI; Abortion Rights and the Power of Protest

25 May 2019 — Black Agenda Report

The Battle For Ballot Access is a Century Old. It’s Time to Break it Open

– Bruce A.Dixon
A century ago, Republicans and Democrats passed ballot access restrictions to prevent socialists from getting on the ballot in the US. It’s time to organize to break those barriers.

Malcolm, Russiagate and the FBI

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
NBC is hawking a wild tale about Black Identity Extremists, scheming Russians, and military training camps in Africa.

Freedom Rider: Abortion Rights and the Power of Protest

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
An abortion rights crisis looms, but Americans have lost their fighting tools, lulled to sleep by the corporate fixers of the Democratic Party.

The Corporate Media and the “Resistance” to Peace

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
The “Resistance” to peace being waged by the capitalist class and the corporate media is the greatest threat faced by humanity today.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of May 22, 2019

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Brazil is a Killing Field for Young Black Men  “The police kill at least 14 young Black men in Brazil every single day,” said Prof. Jaime Amparo Alves, a member of the Brazilian BLM
Political Mafia Suspected in Marielle Franco Murder  Only two people have been arrested in the March, 2018 assassination of Marielle Franco, the Black activist and city councilwoman in Rio de Janeiro,
Killer Security Guards Get Impunity  On May 31 Philadelphia activists will march on a “My Philly Wireless” outlet where a private security guard fatally shot Willie Oliver Wise, an una

Muellergate, A Report Review: Who Cooked Up the ‘Russiagate’ Conspiracy?

Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Robert Mueller took two years to cook up a nothingburger, but we need to find out who conspired to wreck relations with Russia and censor the Left.

How the Promise of Roe v. Wade Left Women of Color Behind

Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Marcela Howelland Jessica González-Rojas
Roe has never been full of promise for women of color, immigrant women and women with low incomes, who also have the most to lose.

MJ/Kelly, Wynton/West: Tour Guides of the House of Peter Pan

Earl Hazell
An opera singer and artistic director sees the Black male genius as a window to America’s dark side.

Letters from Our Readers

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week the most talked about topic was war.  Readers wrote in about “

BAR Book Forum: Noura Erakat’s “Justice for Some”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Sometimes what passes for international law can lead to unfair outcomes, as the mandate that facilitated the creation of Israel on Palestinian land

BAR Book Forum: Greg Shupak’s “The Wrong Story”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
American maneuvers in the Middle East have little to do with culture or religion and everything to do with capitalism.

Socialism – The Litmus Test for Authentic African Leadership

Mark P. Fancher
There is no better time than African Liberation Day to call out Africa’s imperialist stooges, lackeys and puppets.

Fake News Empire: Unlearning the Lies at the Heart of American ideology.

This Is Hell , Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Black Agenda Report’s Danny Haiphong examines the lies at the root of the story America tells itself – as the corporate media obscures the reality

To Preserve Austerity, Corporate Democrats Scheme to Smother Sanders

Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Democratic “diversity” is a cover for the sameness of the party’s actual policies – endless austerity and war, just like the other corporate party.

Venezuela Media Far More Diverse Than US

Lucas Koerner.and Ricardo Vaz
Not only is the Venezuelan press free to criticize the government, the opposition dominates the media and uses it to foment coups.

How Poverty is Reshaping the Story of Emmett Till’s Murder

Dave Tell
Scholars continue to debate what, exactly, happened to Emmett Till, but a poor Black town is betting its future on one version of the story.

Los Angeles: City of Segregation

Adam Tomes
Only white Americans have the freedom to use their wealth to buy a home wherever they like, and they use that freedom to isolate themselves from other…

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