Black Agenda Report 23 October 2019: Nobody Gets Liberated Until the Defeat of the Plutocrats / Freedom Rider: The Return of Hillary Clinton…

23 October 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Contrary to erroneous info displayed on Eventbrite, there are still seats available for BAR’s 13th Anniversary Celebration , Saturday, Oct 26, at the People’s Forum in New York City.

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!

Nobody Gets Liberated Until the Defeat of the Plutocrats 

Glen Ford, BAR executive editor
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.


Freedom Rider: The Return of Hillary Clinton 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR editor and senior columnist
It’s not clear if smear-mongering Clinton is running for president, or just fleeing reality.


Hillary Busts Tulsiasha Gabbardskaya and Jillia Steinakanova: What Could Go Wrong? 

Ann Garrison, BAR contributor
With their Russiagate fantasies, the Democrats have done infinitely more
to delegitimize US institutions of governance than any foreign power
could dream to accomplish.


Black Agenda Radio for Week of Monday, October 21, 2019 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
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


Political Theology, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Limits of Social Democracy 

Danny Haiphong, BAR contributor
Universal equality has always run counter to the United States’ anti-Black and settler colonial roots.


Neo-Con Chippendales 

BAR Poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner
White phosphorus Pony, nuclear bumps and grinds;
sulfur stench shimmies, twisted Third Reich minds—


Chinese Revolution at 70: Twists and Turns, to What?  

Horace G. Campbell
At a time when propaganda almost totally obscures history, Dr Campbell provides an overview of China’s road to – socialism?


Letters from Our Readers  

Jahan Choudhry BAR Comments Editor
This week readers discuss lead-poisoned water in Newark and the the imperialist attack on Syria.


BAR Book Forum: AbdouMaliq Simone’s “Improvised Lives” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
An exploration of how to simultaneously act on and under radars of all kinds.


BAR Book Forum: Karla Holloway’s “A Death in Harlem” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
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.


Poor, Black LGBTQ Youth Still Suffering 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
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.


Obama’s War in Syria Led to Trump’s War in Syria 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
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.


Duboisian Scholar to Address BAR Gathering on “Building a Black Left” 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
“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.”


Why I’m Voting No On UAW’s Deal With GM: A “Third-Tier” Worker 

Mindy Isser
How can a union tolerate three or four different “tiers” of workers,
with different pay scales and rights, and then call for “solidarity”?


Stop The Turkish Invasion Of Syria 

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
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.  

Joe Iosbaker
Frank Chapman’s book should be on the shelf with the Autobiography of Malcolm X and Soledad Brother.


America’s Last Slave Ship Could Offer a Case for Reparations 

Jay Reeves
The riches that accrued from the last US slave shipment are in plain site of the voyage’s descendants in Mobile, Alabama.


Reparations for Development and Justice for the Caribbean 

Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne
The labor costs alone of our forebears would have created a debt of approximately two trillion dollars, which must be repaid.

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