Black Agenda Report 20 June 2019: Are Black Students Standing UI For Free Tuition? Sanders Assault on Authority Will Not Be Tolerated; Gullible Americans, Iran & Endless War

20 June 2019 — Black Agenda Report

The Ruling Class Will Not Tolerate the Sanders-Led Assault on Austerity

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
The whole point of the austerity project is to disempower workers and concentrate wealth at the top. The rulers will kill to keep that dream alive.

Will Black Students Stand Up For debt Forgiveness and Free Tuition? When They Do Will Anybody Cover It?

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Are black students even questioning the inherently predatory student loan regime? Or are media ignoring them?

Freedom Rider: Iran and Endless War

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Americans are, indeed, exceptional – the most gullible public in the world, always ready to believe their leaders’ lies.

Austerity and Militarism are Killers

– Ajamu Baraka , BAR editor and columnist
The Democrats claim to “resist” and oppose Trump, but they are once again planning to give him all the money he wants for war.

Assata Shakur and the Long War on Black Liberation

Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
During the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, Assata Shakur’s name saw increased recognition. A section of her autobiography was used as a slogan in demonstrations against racist policing throughout the country, “It is our duty to fight for our freedom.It is our duty to win.We must love each other and support each other.We have nothing to lose but ourchains.”

In Praise of Blood: Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front

Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
If you’ve ever imagined being a daring foreign correspondent flying into parts unknown, you may at first find vicarious adventure in Judi Rever’s book “In- Praise of Blood: Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front .” Her story begins in 1997, one week after Zaire’s longtime dictator Mobutu Sese Seko was toppled by a coalition of Rwandan, Ugandan, and Congolese forces.
Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor

Letters from Our Readers

This week we discuss the internal colony theory, Hollywood’s portrayal of the Central Park Five, and continue the discussion on the future of Black Lives Matter. We share letters about “Some Critics Argue that the Internal Colony Theory is Outdated. Here’s Why They’re Wrong,” “Freedom Rider: The Central Park Five and the Limits of Suffering,”and “Black Lives Matter Founder Launches Huge Project to Shrink Black Lives.”

Some Critics Argue that the Internal Colony Theory is Outdated. Here’s Why They’re Wrong

by Patrick D. Anderson
rebuts critiques of the theory that Afro-America is an internal colony by analyzing the relationship between race and class.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of June 19, 2019

– Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Chicago Police Torture Victims Speak Truth to Pain and Power
Stanley Howardis still in prison, 35 years after he was forced to confess to crimes he did not commit, landing him on death row.
Black Is Back Coalition: Wage People’s Struggle Against Imperialism
“We should initiate our own struggles against the social system of imperialism” that oppresses all humanity, said Omali Yeshitela,
US History and “News” is Fiction
“The idea that the US is a force for good in the world is used to justify the crimes of US capitalism and has its roots in white supremacy,” said BAR’s Danny Haiphong

BAR Book Forum: Nemata Blyden’s “African Americans and Africa”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
People of African descent, no matter where they come from, face challenges in the American racial hierarchy.

BAR Book Forum: Max Felker-Kantor’s “Policing Los Angeles”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Over the past decade, as many readers surely know, there has been an enormous outpouring of activism surrounding police killings of Black men and women. Yet, few police officers have been held accountable for their actions and policymakers have done little to challenge the insularity of police department’s in a range of cities across the country.

UN Rapporteur on Torture Says Assange Could Die in Prison

Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Julian Assange has been moved to Belmarsh Prison hospital and the UN Rapporteur on Torture has warned that he could die there.

Philadelphia to Celebrate Mahatma Gandhi and the Black Freedom Movement

Jahan Choudhry
The Indian freedom struggle inspired liberation struggles in Africa and Afro-America.

Will New Black-Jewish Caucus in Congress Advocate for Israel?

Josh Ruebner
Congressman John Lewis has joined a new caucus that will likely rally other Black lawmakers in defense of the apartheid state.

Prosecution Falters in Poisoning of Flint Water

Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
“Much of today’s American capitalist enterprise is only profitable because poisoning the air and water and so

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Ico Maly
Surveillance capitalism is profoundly antidemocratic and follows the logic of the quest for profit.

Chicago Police Tortured Victims With Electric Shocks, Burns and Beatings

Flint Taylor
“All you could feel was that machine he was running, that box with the wires on it.”

An Intersectional Labor Movement Must Resist “Colorblind” Approaches to Organizing

Tamara Lee
We must explicitly reject “melting pot” approaches to class solidarity.

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