Black Agenda Report 19 July 2019: Imperialism is White Supremacy; Trump-Pelosi Lovefest; Go Gang of Four; Myths of Exceptionalism

19 July 2019 — Black Agenda Report

The “Squad” Will Need to Realize that You Can’t Defeat White Supremacy with White Supremacy

Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and columnist
The “squad” condemns Trump for his white nationalism, not understanding that as a white supremacist settler-colonial state, white nationalism is “American” nationalism.

Freedom Rider: The Trump and Pelosi Lovefest

Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Trump and Pelosi are birds of a feather when it comes to beating up on dissident women of color.

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Julian Assange Newslinks 19 July 2019

19 July 2019 • 20:45 — The New Dark Age

Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash

In a Crisis of Democracy, We Must All Become Julian Assange

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Protests flare up in Puerto Rico: Hundreds of thousands flood streets

19 July 2019 — Counter Currents

Hundreds of thousands have marched in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory since 1898, for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday. They are calling for the resignation of Ricardo Rosselló, governor of the financial crisis shattered and billions of dollars debt burdened island territory. Protestors cleared of the streets Thursday morning after clashing with police all night.

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French intelligence strategy document warns of “insurrectional violence” By Will Morrow

19 July 2019 — WSWS

The French national intelligence and counterterrorism organization quietly released the first update to its five-year public strategy document on Monday. The report—which was uploaded to a ministerial website and not accompanied by any presidential press release—states that the role of France’s counterterrorism agencies is to fight “subversive movements” and the threat of “insurrectional violence” in the population.

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From Mad Cow Disease to Agrochemicals: Time to Put Public Need Ahead of Private Greed by Colin Todhunter

19 July 2019 — Dissident Voice

The first part of this article documenting the development of BSE in Britain was written by Rosemary Mason and is taken from her new report. It is fully referenced and cites sources and evidence in support of her claims. Additional reporting for the second part of the article was provided by Colin Todhunter.


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China is Most Definitely Not a Semi-Colony

18 July 2019 — theplanningmotivedotcom

Many Marxist sects still hold to the view that China remains a form of workers’ state and if not a workers’ state then definitely a semi-colony. Marx always held the view that the critique of political economy, commonly known as Marxism, is an applied or practical science. That means it is highly dependent on data to shape and to test its assumptions. If Marxism is reduced to a theoretical science, a philosophy, as these sects have done, one would be frozen in time and detached from a changing reality.

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Some like it hot by William Bowles

18 July 2019 — Investigating Imperialism

I am nothing if not an optimist, a trait that most on the Left seem to share. A belief in the future, that there is one that includes us. That things, eventually, get better, if we fight for it. ‘Unrealistic’, I hear you say, what is there to be optimistic about? The planet is going to hell and taking us all with it, and there’s nothing we can do about it! Well, maybe so, then this happened, a small event, minute even, in the scheme of things but somehow it triggered a response in me that I could not ignore and which I had to address:

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