31 October 2019 — Black Agenda Report
John Conyers’ long career is a window on the decline of Black politics in the two generations since the demise of the mass Black movement.
The Democrats and corporate media don’t really oppose what Donald Trump is doing in Syria or anywhere else.
US imperialism is white supremacist capital on a global rampage, and must be countered by mass mobilizations of the oppressed — like this weekend’s Black Is Back Coalition march on the White House.
Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression To Go National – Again – at Chicago Conference / FBI Never Stopped Unlawful Spying on Dissidents / Ebola and HIV as “Development” and “Security” Problems
Almost half a year after the siege of the Venezuelan embassy by a right-wing mob, a journalist who helped defend the embassy has been thrown in jail.
San Francisco singer sitting in a Manhattan
restaurant, ringlets trickling down ‘round
Angelic paper bag brown face, like sweat
BAR will never stop linking the conditions of apartheid America with the imperialist wars waged against the people of Libya, Syria, or anywhere else.
This week readers wrote about the Obama administration’s role in Syria, a recent citizens’ delegation to Russia, and BAR’s 13th anniversary celebration
Open and constructive dialogue is critical in shaping well-rounded students, including the study of transnational feminism and visual and material culture.
The inequitable power relations, in terms of race, in college sports is a byproduct of weakening of HBCU sports through desegregation.
Epidemics don’t just kill lots of people, they “take up a lot of space in the national budget” and affect relationships of “security and power,” said Adia Benton, a professor of anthropology at Northwestern University who has done extensive field work in disease-plagued regions of Africa. Benton has authored a book, titled, “HIV Exceptionalism: Development Through Disease in Sierra Leone.” Benton says donor countries, NGOs and ruling elites often focus on every political and economic aspect of deadly epidemics except “the failure of care.”
A new report on FBI spying since 2010 shows the Bureau continues to surveil the speech and activities of peace, environmental, and racial and economic justice advocates. Report author Chip Gibbons, of Defending Rights and Dissent, said the FBI’s framing of so-called Black Identity Extremists is especially insidious. “What they’re saying is, if you’re Black and you’re angry about racism, you’re likely to commit a crime” and must be closely watched.
The Chicago-based activist organization will host a “re-founding” conference, November 22 to 24, to re-establish the national presence that was dissolved, decades ago. Alliance field director Frank Chapman said Angela Davis, an original founder, will speak, “but the overwhelming majority of the people who will be there will be young people, most of whom were not even born when the Alliance was founded” in 1973. “We’re going to build continuity in struggle, and pass it on to the next generation,” said Chapman.
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The non-profit industrial complex makes it possible for the capitalist class to not only contain the revolution, but to shut down revolution altogether.
Chicago’s teachers are demanding the city fund social supports for communities, as well as teachers, but the mayor is crying broke.
The strike failed to dismantle GM’s multi-“tiered” labor system, or to forestall plant closings.
The liberal misinterpretation of identity politics, that favors progressive neoliberals, has dismissed the innate radicalism of a workers centered Black feminism.
Most Western “progressives,” while unable to defend their own majority populations, are more than willing to attack Venezuela and Nicaragua.
Tens of thousands of Sudanese took to the streets, demanding a ban on the party of ousted president Omar al-Bashir and justice for the victimsof the June 3 massacre.