Black Agenda Report 25 September 2019: The Austerity Race to the Bottom / Freedom Rider: Black Misleaders’ Phony Outrage / Imperial Mindset: The Real Enemy / BAR 13th Anniversary, Tribute to Bruce Dixon / 2016 Ballot Questions / Poetry: Save the Children

26 September 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Drop the Term “Austerity” – It’s the Race to the Bottom 

Glen Ford, BAR executive editor
In the corporate-organized Race to the Bottom, withdrawal of health care
is a weapon to discipline workers and their families, as is the whole
“austerity” regime.

Freedom Rider: The WFP, Phony Outrage and Black Misleaders 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR editor and senior columnist
The co-founder of Black Lives Matter has struck a cynical deal with
corporate Democrats to boost Elizabeth Warren by attacking Bernie
Sanders forces as racist.

 

An Imperial Mindset Protects the Real Enemy of the People: U.S. Militarism 

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
The so-called left’s regurgitation of imperial talking points on
Venezuela and Mugabe assists the billionaire ruling elite’s efforts to
destroy any challenge to the rule of profit.

 

Black Agenda Report’s 13th Anniversary: An Evening of Information and Inspiration for Liberation, and a Tribute to Co-Founder Bruce Dixon 

by BAR Staff
6p to 9p on Saturday, October 26 at the People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street, New York City.

 

Black Agenda Radio for Week of September 23, 2019 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Trump Sanctions Will Doom Dollar Supremacy / US Follows Anti-Black Model in Immigration / Black Women With Guns

 

2016 Revisited: Electronic Balloting Favored Clinton, Paper Balloting Sanders 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
Investigators call it “strange patterns in data”— that saw Hillary
Clinton win primaries with electronic ballots, and Bernie Sanders
victorious in paper ballot states.

 

Save the Children..from maturity 

BAR Poet-in-Resident Raymond Nat Turner
Why do I cry when I
see sixteen year-olds
Fearless and wise beyond
their years, wielding swords

 

BAR Book Forum: Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abdillahi’s “BlackLife” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The book seeks to unmake the idea that Black people in Canada occupy some “special” place in diaspora.

 

BAR Book Forum: Stephen Gowans’ “Washington’s Long War on Syria” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Three hostile foreign powers—Israel, Turkey and the United States—occupy parts of Syria in defiance of international law.

 

The Pentagon Adds Its Madness to “Fake News” Hysteria 

Glen Ford, BAR executive editor
The evil geniuses at DARPA claim to be building a defense against fake
news – a sure sign that the Pentagon is actually creating fake news.

 

Black Women With Guns 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
From Harriet Tubman to female members of the Black Panther Party, Black women have always played a role in armed resistance in the United States, said Jasmin Young, a doctoral fellow at the University of California’s Department of African American Studies. Young is working on a manuscript titled, “Black Women with Guns: Armed Resistance in the Black Freedom Struggle.”

 

US Follows Anti-Black Model in Immigration 

The US has criminalized immigrants, just as it has used the criminal justice system to control and oppress African Americans, said Ben Ndugga Kabuye, of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. The crime bills of 1994 and 1996 “criminalized immigration at a level that has never been seen before,” making a host of offenses grounds for deportation,” said Kabuye.

 

Trump Sanctions Will Doom Dollar Supremacy 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
President Trump’s massive use of sanctions as a weapon of US policy “has put the world’s financial, monetary and trading system into crisis,” said Duboisian scholar Dr Anthony Monteiro. If the US persists in monetarily bludgeoning its adversaries, the nations of the world will “create a basket of currencies” and invent ways of trading “without using the dollar,” said Monteiro.

 

Why the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 Must Be Opposed 

Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers and K.J.Noh
An Open Letter to Congress not to make common cause with US hawks,
Neocons, White Supremacists, and Hong Kong nativists and colonialists.

 

Gaddafi vs the West: Two Revolutions on the Wrong Side of History 

Garikai Chengu
Gaddafi’s revolution created one of the 21st century’s most profoundly successful experiments in economic democracy.

 

Ho Chi Minh Through the Eyes of Martin Luther King Jr. 

Brandon Do
They linked the destinies of Black America and Vietnam with one another and with the anti colonial struggles of Africa and Asia.

 

Central Bankers’ Desperate Grab for Power 

Ellen Brown
The titans of finance capital are talking out loud about breaking the power of the dollar — by boosting the power of bankers.

 

Race in Black and White 

Alexis L. Boylan
Slavery and the Civil War were central to the development of photography as both a technology and an art.

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