23 July 2019 — Black Agenda Report
Well, except for this one as it’s out early this week.
Reparations Demand: End Capitalism / Institutionalized Impunity for Killer Cops / Colonialism is What’s Wrong With Puerto Rico / Trump’s Message: US is White Man’s Country
“We cannot negotiate with the system that facilitated our ancestors’ enslavement,” sad William C. Anderson, author of the article, “Reparations is One Step in the Long Fight to End Racial Capitalism.” Said Anderson, “We need something much bigger than a settlement.”
The cops that caused the deaths of Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and countless other Black people are protected by a “social contract” with the rulers of the nation, sais New York City activist Shannon Jones, of Why Accountability. The arrangement provides killer cops with impunity in return for maintaining control over people of color.
Progressive Puerto Ricans hope the mass protests that have rocked the colonized island will result in more than just the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosello, said Daniel Vila, a veteran New York City activist. Some progressives ultimately want to force creation of a “government of national salvation,” encompassing all of Puerto Rico’s political tendencies. Others seek a constitutional convention to end the colonial relationship with the US.
Donald Trump’s racist attacks on immigrants and “The Squad” are designed to tell his base that the US is a White Man’s Country and he is the president who’s going to keep it that way,” said Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford.