Black Agenda Report 31 July 2019: Reparations Rising / Trump and Baltimore / Black Misleadership Class / Legacy of Violence

31 July 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Reparations Rising – With Permission from White Democrats 

Glen Ford, BAR executive editor
Black people are not obligated to defend opportunists and servants of white capital in Baltimore just because they were called out by Trump.

Freedom Rider: Trump and Baltimore 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR editor and senior columnist
Anyone feeling the need to defend Baltimore from Trump’s opinions ought to talk about what really ails that city.

Trump and Black Misleadership Class: Collaborators in the Defense of White Power 

Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and columnist
Black people are not obligated to defend opportunists and servants of white capital in Baltimore just because they were called out by Trump.

Megan Rapinoe: Fake Progressive 

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
The con of diversity is all that distinguishes Democratic Party elites and white feminists from the big Orange Menace in the White House.

Black Agenda Radio for Week of July 29, 2019 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
US Was Model for South African Apartheid / Mumia Book Supplants Howard Zinn / Mackler Running Against War

Russiagate Fanatic Michael Isikoff’s Curious Project 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
Seymour Hersh has been right about some of the biggest stories of our times, and he thinks the DNC email theft was an inside job.

Bad Hombre Defense 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Wait! / Call the Cream Team— Dershbag’s a lawyer, Slick Willy’s a lawyer—Wait! /Before you suicide the accused

A Legacy of Violence and Land Appropriation Bethesda Moses African Cemetery  

BAR Editor and Columnist, Dr. Marsha Adebayo and Chris Rigaux
Montgomery County officials thought no one would care about a “bunch of dead black folks.”

Letters from Our Readers  

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week readers raised some controversial questions. You discussed the Joe Biden campaign and attempts to present “queer” Muslims.

BAR Book Forum: Peter Cole’s “Dockworker Power” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The author examines how ordinary workers in multiracial societies simultaneously challenged racism and their bosses.

BAR Book Forum: LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant’s“Talking to the Dead” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Being connected to one’s ancestors is not hocus pocus, but a way to navigate life and struggle.

Mackler Running Against War 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
“If we’re going to change anything in the word,” said Socialist Action Party presidential candidate Jeff Mackler, “we need to build a massive, united social movement that challenges the inherent prerogatives, interventions and wars of capitalism.”

Mumia Book Supplants Howard Zinn 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford

“Mumia has decided to go to the next level and replace Howard Zinn,” the revered author of “A People’s History of the United States,” said Todd Steven Burroughs, an author and biographer of Mumia Abu Jamal, at a roundtable discussion of Abu Jamal and Stephen Vittoria three-part book, “Murder Incorporated,” at Newark, New Jersey’s Source of Knowledge bookstore. Mumia and VIttoria bring a “decolonized perspective” to US history, said Burroughs.On Prison Radio, Abu Jamal said voters should reject Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy because of his support for the 1990s Crime Bill, a bankruptcy act that enslaved students to college debt, and the Iraq war.

US Was Model for South African Apartheid 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
The US acted as midwife to South Africa’s apartheid system, said Dr Gerald Horne, author of “US Imperialism and Anti-Communism vs Liberation of Southern Africa, from Rhodes to Mandela.” Horne, a professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston and possibly Black America’s most prolific living political writer, said the US Carnegie Corporation formulated “the blueprint” for South Africa’s apartheid system, imposed in 1948 as “a combination of neo-slavery and Jim Crow on steroids.”

Book Review: Live from Nicaragua: Uprising or Coup? A Reader 

Roger Stoll
Behind much opposition violence stood US regime-change NGOs.

Nancy Pelosi: The leader of the “Hizb al-Shaitan” 

B.R. Gowani
Pelosi is not transparent like Trump in her cunning moves but, like Trump, is averse to any challenge to the status quo.

Markets and Margins: An interview with Etant Dupain 

The Public Archive
The Haitian market woman has been marginalized by the same forces that oppress and prey on her nation.

The “Total Anarchy” of Wet Cops 

Josmar Trujillo
No matter how many Black people cops kill and abuse, corporate media amplify voices that shift victimhood onto the police force.

Violence Has Spiked in Africa Since Founding of AFRICOM, Says Pentagon Study

Nick Turse
Since AFRICOM was created, key indicators of security and stability in Africa have plummeted.

Descent into Barbarism: Silently Killing the Vulnerable 

Dr. Kweli Nzito
The bulk of peoples targeted in vicious US economic wars are outside the Eurocentric spheres and overwhelming people of color.

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