Black Agenda Report 16 October 2019

16 October 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Haiti and the Convenience of Imperial Amnesia 

Jemima Pierre
The ongoing protests in Haiti are ultimately directed against the “Core
Group” – US imperialism and its junior partners, who have teamed up to
gang-bang the wounded and bleeding Black republic.

Freedom Rider: Trump, Obama and Syria 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR editor and senior columnist
Whether by mistake or design, Donald Trump is presiding over the –
agonizing slow – demise of Barack Obama’s illegal and immoral scheme to
overthrow the government of Syria using jihadist terror armies.

 

Syria: Exposing Western Radical Collaboration with Imperialism 

Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and columnist
“Western radicals must take a consistent anti-imperialist position
despite the internal contradictions or problems that existwithin a state
in the Global South.”

 

Black Activists Targeted — by FBI and Killers Unknown: Glen Ford on the Real News 

The Real News Network
TRNN correspondent Jacqueline Luqman and Black Agenda Report executive
editor Glen Ford discuss the murders of Botham Jean and Joshua Brown in
Dallas, Texas, the deaths of Black activists in Ferguson, Missouri, and
the FBI’s long campaign to target Black activists for judicial and
extrajudicial harm.

 

Botham Jean and America’s Apartheid Police State 

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
The death of Black males under American apartheid is not only absolved
by white society but also treated as necessary for the upkeep of the
status quo.

 

Solidarity Never? The Battle for WBAI 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
A radio station steeped in generations of progressive battles has, at least temporally, lost its voice.

case of climate catastrophe? 

BAR Poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner
frantic footprints are framed
on white streets

 

Letters from Our Readers  

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
Readers discussed Facebook, Antifa, and the CIA’s recruitment of African-Americans.

 

BAR Book Forum: Kamari Maxine Clarke’s “Affective Justice” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The International Criminal Court is justifiably suspect based on its prosecution mainly of Black people.

 

BAR Book Forum: Tryon Woods’s “Blackhood Against the Police Power” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The suppression of black thought predates the dawn of the racial slave trade.

 

Corporate Domination is Central to Food Issues 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
The lack of food outlets in Black neighborhoods is part of the larger reality of labor exploitation and corporate domination, according to Ashante Reese, professor of anthropology at Spelman College and author of “Black Food Geographers: Race, Self-Reliance, and Fund Access in Washington, DC.” “A handful of corporations control nearly all of our food,” said Reese,” and the labor part of the problem “goes wholly unnoticed by most people” concerned with food issues.

 

Phony Progressives Follow Trump Lead on Venezuela 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
So-called progressives sound just like Donald Trump when they describe Venezuela’s elected government as a “dictatorship,” said Nicholas Evan Ayala, co-editor of Anti-Conquista.  “A lot of Democrats pretend to be anti-war, yet fail to see that every intervention they advocate follows a long history of US evil…leading to the deaths of millions of people,” said Ayala.

 

The UAW Strike, Blacks, Unions, and Capitalism 

Ken Morgan
The current strike is driven by gross inequalities in earnings among workers, as well as between labor and management.

 

Russian Pride and US Exceptionalism 

Riva Enteen
Russians are keenly aware of the non-stop propaganda campaign waged against their country by the US government and media.

 

Kurds Rejoin Sovereign Syria – US Loses War Justification 

Glen Ford, BAR executive editor
Washington has played its last lying card in Syria, where the superpower
armed and financed lihadist head-choppers to fight its regime change
war.

 

Hurricanes and Other Storms That Uprooted a People 

Eusi Kwayana
The majority of residents in the hurricane-prone countries of the
Caribbean are there as a result of a specific centuries-long crime wave,
known as the Atlantic Slave Trade.

 

Justice for Atatiana, Abolish Police Domestic Terrorism 

Sikivu Hutchinson
Terror in blue: a white cop shoots through a window to kill a young Black woman playing video games with her nephew.

 

Prisoners Scapegoated While Rich Loot Society 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
In an essay titled, “What Kind of Society Are We?” New York state prison inmate Donti Mitchell says citizens outside the walls should not be resentful that he is allowed to attend free college courses. “What really upsets me is how public education is being gutted. Society pays more for prison than education,” said Mitchell. “Stop being so gullible as to believe I am the cause of your problems.”

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