Black Agenda Report 23 July 2019: 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

23 July 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Well, except for this one as it’s out early this week.

Black Agenda Radio for Week of July 22, 2019 

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

Reparations Demand: End Capitalism 

“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.”

Institutionalized Impunity for Killer Cops

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.

Colonialism is What’s Wrong With Puerto Rico 

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.

Trump’s Message: US is White Man’s Country 

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.

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