23 October 2019 — Black Agenda Report
Every year presents new challenges to those struggling for human liberation. For Black Agenda Report, the essential task remains the same as when we published our first issue, on October 26, 2006: to sustain a radical, Black-led publication that can effectively intervene in the great debates of our time. We believe BAR has helped shape the Black Left political debate in this turbulent era of late stage, imperial capitalism – a period of economic catastrophe for Black and poor Americans, political disarray among “progressives,” and escalating lawlessness in U.S. foreign policy. Through it all, BAR has steadily increased both our audience and our capabilities, while waging weekly political battle with the ruling Lords of Capital, the ever-conniving “Black Misleadership Class,” and those who would “sheep-dog” the Left into alliance with corporate forces.
The BAR team has been deeply shaken by the loss of our Dear Brother and Managing Editor Bruce Dixon, this summer, but we draw inspiration and strength from his irrepressible revolutionary fervor and example. We invite all of our readers, friends and comrades to join with us for an evening of deep politics, stimulating discussion, and joyous music and refreshments from 6p to 9p on Saturday, October 26 at the People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street, New York City. Please RSVP by clicking on the Evenbrite link, below:
Tickets are $20, but no one will be turned away. For those who have donated to BAR in the past or present: No Charge – and our most profound gratitude.Power to the People!
The Lords of Capital commission their politicians and media servants to
spin lies all day long, because every fact of capitalist life demands
the overthrow of the system.
It’s not clear if smear-mongering Clinton is running for president, or just fleeing reality.
to delegitimize US institutions of governance than any foreign power
could dream to accomplish.
Duboisian Scholar to Address BAR Gathering on “Building a Black Left” /
Obama’s War in Syria Led to Trump’s War in Syria / Poor, Black LGBTQ
Youth Still Suffering
Universal equality has always run counter to the United States’ anti-Black and settler colonial roots.
White phosphorus Pony, nuclear bumps and grinds;
sulfur stench shimmies, twisted Third Reich minds—
At a time when propaganda almost totally obscures history, Dr Campbell provides an overview of China’s road to – socialism?
This week readers discuss lead-poisoned water in Newark and the the imperialist attack on Syria.
An exploration of how to simultaneously act on and under radars of all kinds.
This novel puts the “too often secreted issues of intraracial classism
and colorism” up front and center, along with Black cop contradictions
and color-coded witnesses.
Although LGBTQ communities have a much higher political profile than in the past, Mustafa Sullivan, director of FIERCE, an organization that builds leadership among LGBTQ youth of color in New York City, says “that didn’t change our economic condition, just because some folks got on the national stage. We’re still suffering in those jails, next to Black straight men,” and from violence and poverty.
Democrats pretend that the bloodshed in Syria is Donald Trump’s legacy, but Black Alliance for Peace national organizer Ajamu Baraka says, “We have to remind people of the role that the Obama administration played in engaging in regime change war in Syria.” Baraka is also an editor and columnist for Black Agenda Report, and will speak at BAR’s 13th anniversary celebration at the People’s Forum in New York City, October 26th.
“Decades ago, much of the Black Left “turned its back on Black working people in the interest of aligning with the liberal establishment that controls the Democratic Party,” said Dr Anthony Monteiro, the Philadelphia-based Duboisian scholar and activist. Monteiro will speak at Black Agenda Report’s 13th Anniversary celebration at the People’s Forum in New York City, on Saturday, October 26, under the theme: “Towards a Left that is Worthy of Black People and the Working Class.”
How can a union tolerate three or four different “tiers” of workers,
with different pay scales and rights, and then call for “solidarity”?
The same jihadist head-choppers that the US deployed against Syria are
now fighting alongside Turkey to occupy the northeast of the country.
“The Damned Don’t Cry: Pages from the Life of a Black Prisoner and Organizer” — a Review of a book by Frank Edgar Chapman, Jr.
Frank Chapman’s book should be on the shelf with the Autobiography of Malcolm X and Soledad Brother.
The riches that accrued from the last US slave shipment are in plain site of the voyage’s descendants in Mobile, Alabama.
The labor costs alone of our forebears would have created a debt of approximately two trillion dollars, which must be repaid.