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.

Five Myths of American Exceptionalism Killing the Left Part 1.

Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Adherence to American exceptionalism kills the left and then takes it to the Democratic Party-run graveyard for burial.

Gang of Four

Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence
GO, Gang of Four! / Rock that boat on the Democratic Party Plantation

There’s No Such Thing as a “Progressive Prosecutor” in a System Designed to Criminalize Blackness

Gyasi Lake
Incremental changes are treated as if they are touchdowns when they are just moving the chains.

Why Are So Many Black Families Losing Their Land?

Lizzie Presser
The Reels brothers spent eight years in jail for refusing to leave their plot of land in North Carolina.

Detroit Targeted for Massive Facial Surveillance

Shea Howell
A Black elected police commissioner was manhandled at a public meeting for protesting a draconian facial recognition scheme.

Letters from Our Readers

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week we discuss Bernie Sanders candidacy, the Socialism 2019 conference, and Russiagate.

BAR Book Forum: Ron Ridenour’s “The Russian Peace Threat”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Seventy years of US savagery in the world prove the need for solidarity with all movements against repression, inequality, war and capitalism,

BAR Book Forum: Kellie Jackson’s “Force and Freedom”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Slavery was created by violence and the path to freedom in the US is never nonviolent.

Janet and Janine Africa “Free at Last”

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
New York City is preparing a “Free At Last” celebration for MOVe organization survivors Janet and Janine Africa, who were recently released on parole after 41 years in prison. Political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal is sponsoring the event at the People’s Forum on Friday, July 19, said Gwen DeBrow, of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home.

Russia-China Alliance Sets Stage for Global “Great Leap Forward”

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
US aggressions pushed Russia and China into an ever-deepening alliance that is now changing the direction of global trade and development, according to Anthony Monteiro, the Philadelphia-based Duboisian scholar. The US intelligencia, said Monteiro, is “incapable of looking at the world and finding solutions that will allow humanity to take a great leap forward.”

Voices for Black Reparations – Then and Now

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Democrats may have recently “discovered” reparations, but Black activists held a World Tribunal on Reparations in 1982, in New York City.

Bernie Sanders’ Present Fight against Corporate Rule vs. the Bernie of 1989

Stansfield Smith
Sanders used to preach that “we can’t tail after the Democrats,” but nowhe’s selling the pipedream of reforming the Democratic Party.

The U.S. Economy Still Puts Blacks at the Bottom of the Barrel

Ken Morgan
If this is a thriving economy, then the next crash is going to obliterate Black people, entirely.

Defend the Venezuelan Embssay Protectors

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
The four US activists arrested for defending the Venezuelan embassy from supporters of Donald Trump’s hand-picked puppets face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Glen Ford has this commentary.

Israel’s Indispensable Service to Oil Thieves and Empire

Bruce Katz
Israel began as a European colony and has remained interlocked with imperial power, unfailingly serving as the West’s beachhead in the Middle East.

Too Many Africans?

Stephen Corry
To address “overpopulation,” the richer countries must do two things – consume less and stop stealing Africa’s resources.

Africans Solving African Problems: Bringing Peace to Sudan

Thomas C. Mountain
The road to peace in the Horn of Africa once again ran through Eritrea, the socialist country the West loves to hate.

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