Black Agenda Report 31 May 2019: Why The Poor Can’t Be Trusted To Form Their Own Party; Black Caucus Endorses Israeli Position on Syria; No Chemical Attacks in Syria

31 May 2019 — Black Agenda Report

We Can’t Have A Party of Our Own Because Poor People Can’t Be Trusted?

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Poor people shouldn’t try to build their own party in the U.S. We just can’t afford It, and can’t be trusted.

Half of Black Caucus Signs on to Israeli Stance on Syria, in Defiance of Black Public Opinion

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
The Congressional Black Caucus sides with its party’s war mongers and in fear of the Israel lobby, while large Black majorities believe Israel is neither an ally nor a friend.

Freedom Rider: No Chemical Attacks in Syria

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The corporate media is concealing a leaked UN agency report that shows Syrian government innocence in an alleged chemical attack.

Corporate Media Cold Warriors Smear Sanders and Gabbard as Traitors to Empire

– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard unsettle the oligarchs because their policy positions are dangerously desired yet unobtainable under the current arrangement of society.

Black Agenda Report is a Proud Recipient of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromising Integrity in Journalism

The Editors
Journalism is a dangerous business.

To Remake the World: Slavery, Racial Capitalism, and Justice

Walter Johnson
The history of racial capitalism is a history of wages as well as whips, of factories as well as plantations, of whiteness as well as blackness, of

Russiagate, Like Count Dracula, Will Never End

Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Are the Democrats serious? Or just mortified, like most vampires, by the light of day?

Letters from Our Readers

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week police brutality, the art of protesting, and the anti-war movement were on your minds. You wrote on “

BAR Book Forum: Maryann Erigha’s “Hollywood Jim Crow”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
White supremacy in Hollywood operates on the premise that Black movies, directors, and stars are “unbankable”—or not profitable.

BAR Book Forum: Howard Waitzkin’s “Health Care Under the Knife”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
As global capitalism slowly withers, a non-exploitative health care system has entered the realm of the possible

Black Agenda Radio, Week of May 27, 2019

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Black Church Complicit in Marking Black Females as Hypersexual
The Black church has preserved and fostered slavery-based views of Black female sexuality, causing Black women and girls to be labeled as “Jezebels
Regime Change Through Social Media
The CIA’s Digital Innovations Division is now as strategic a tool of regime change as the old cloak and dagger methods of subversion, according to
NAACP Worked with CIA to Subvert African Liberation
During the 1950s, the NAACP conspired with the CIA to lure South African Black liberationists into the US orbit, said Dr.

Parallels Between Black and Palestinian Struggles

by Dr. Johnny E. Williams
Blacks and Palestinians struggle against the same global matrix of interlocking oppressions.

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

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

How the Communist Blacklist Shaped the Entertainment Industry As We Know It

by Carol A. Stabile
Avoid anything that could be construed as progressive or risk never working in television again.

National Lawyers Guild Echoes Smear Campaign Against Julian Assange

by Riva Enteen
The Trump-era brought in a new McCarthyism to which the Guild, shockingly, has fallen prey.

Atlanta Jail to be Shut Due to Community Mobilization

by People’s Dispatch staff
Instead of ensuring public safety for all citizens, the jail wrongfully imprisons and abuses people of color.

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