Black Agenda Report 12 July 2019: Sanders vs the Austerity Regime / Time for Russiagate to End / Bruce Dixon: A Giant Walks On

12 July 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Sanders vs the Endless Austerity Regime

Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Bruce Dixon was anti-empire, anti-capitalist, and a champion of working-class Black America and the people at large.

Freedom Rider: Time for Russiagate to End

Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Russiagate is a scheme meant to give Democrats popular support without doing anything the public want them to do.

Bruce Dixon: A Giant Walks On

Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Your beloved Managing Editor is a permanent presence in BAR and in the people’s struggle for social justice.

Farewell, Comrade Bruce

Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Bruce Dixon was anti-empire, anti-capitalist, and a champion of working-class Black America and the people at large.

DSA “Socialism” Conference Features US-Funded Regime Change Activists

Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal
The DSA Socialism Conference combines calls for radical economic transformation with demonization of governments targeted for regime change by the US.

Theft of a Continent — America’s Real Original Sin

Mark P. Fancher
Before slavery there was the theft of territory from indigenous nations followed in short order by a campaign of genocide.

Letters from Our Readers

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week readers discussed the presidential primary, the rise of neoliberalism, and the passing of Bruce Dixon.

BAR Book Forum: Ralina Joseph’s “Postracial Resistance”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“Code speaking” in the presence of Power can be strategic, but it is also fraught with perils for Black folk.

BAR Book Forum: Ashanté Reese’s “Black Food Geographies”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
“Deserts are natural phenomena, but the lack of food services in Black communities is a systemic, man-made evil.

US Non-Wars Kill Millions

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
When the United States puts on its global policeman’s uniform, it expects to kill with impunity, just like the cops here at home.

The Banks are King of the Imperial Order

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
BAR contributor Danny Haiphong told the Left Forum that “anti-imperialism is the only antidote” for US-led global austerity.

The Banks are King of the Imperial Order

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
BAR contributor Danny Haiphong told the Left Forum that “anti-imperialism is the only antidote” for US-led global austerity.

Money Rules in US, Not the People

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
“If the people who write or bundle the checks ca decide who becomes president, then that is proof-positive that we do not have a democracy,” said BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley, speaking at the Left Forum conference in New York City.

Bruce Dixon “a Real Soldier” of the Movement

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
BAR managing editor Bruce Dixon, the former Black Panther and lifelong activist who died from blood cancer at age 68, was “ a real soldier in the sense that he was willing and eager to take on any aspect of the liberation struggle and to explore all of the questions that face us, with the aim of creating the most efficient mechanisms for movement politics,” said BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Kamala Harris Has a Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice

Marjorie Cohn
Harris favored criminalizing truancy, raising cash bail fees and keeping prisoners locked up for cheap labor.

All US White Groups are Implicated in Slavery and Black Oppression

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford

Katrina Browne, a descendant of Rhode Islanders who were the “largest slave-trading family in US history,” told a congressional committee considering the HR 40 reparations study bill that all of US society was “implicated” in slavery. This includes immigrants that arrived after Emancipation, who were allowed to “leap-frog over Black families, with devastating consequences to the present day.”

Race to the Bottom is Imperial Plan

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
“The decline in US living standards and economic security is not a side effect of globalization – it is the intended effect of this global regime that is being imposed,” said BAR executive editor Glen Ford, at the Left Forum in New York City. “The capitalist imperial consensus is to destroy all impediments to the most profitable exploitation of labor and technology.”

What Bronx’s “Decade of Fire” Teaches Us About Housing Racism in America Today

Martino Mazzonis
Between 1968 and the end of the ‘70s, the Bronx was the scene of thousands of fires.

Defend the Post Office, Defend Black Workers

Paul Prescod
he history of black postal workers demonstrates the critical importance of government employment and a robust public sector.

Mumia Says He’s Going Blind

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
The nation’s best known political prisoner recently noticed “that I could no longer see a single face” among the “river of men passing by” in Pennsylvania’s Mahanoy prison. “I realized to my horror that I was functionally blind,” said Mumia Abu Jamal, who has spent 38 years of incarceration in the death of a Philadelphia cop. “My vision has become so poor that I’ve used voices to recognize people, as a blind man does.”

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