Black Agenda Report 5 December 2019

5 December 2019 — Black Agenda Report

“Booming” Economy Means More Bad Jobs and Faster Race to the Bottom

Glen Ford, BAR executive editor
For the past 30 years, no matter which party has been in power, the US economy has produced more and more “bad” jobs – because the Race to the Bottom is ruling class policy.

Freedom Rider: Liberals Love the Military

Margaret Kimberley, BAR editor and senior columnist
Self-styled liberals believe they are a better class of people than Trump, but are bigger supporters of unjust wars than the so-called “deplorables.”

Colin Kaepernick Shows that American Innocence is a White Supremacist Sport

BAR Contributing Editor Danny Haiphong
The Black struggle for dignity and self-determination will forever be criminalized as a problem by the white elite and their hirelings in the Black misleadership class.

Millions Die in Congo While the UN Keeps the Peace

Contributing Editor Ann Garrison
The UN Peacekeeping Mission has been in Congo for 20 years without protecting the people or the peace.

Black Agenda Radio for Week of December 2, 2019

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Haitians Blame US and France for Corrupt Regime / Dr. Gerald Horne: Africans See China as Counterweight to US and Europe / A National “Fighting United Front” for Community Control of Police / Mumia to Address December 9 Conference in Philadelphia

Boss Tweet’s Blitzkrieg

BAR Poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner
I wake in a cold sweat,
scrambling for the internet—
What salvoes were let loose
while we slept?

GOOD AND DEAD

Gary Johnson
On the 50th Anniversary of the Killing of Fred Hampton by Chicago Police.

Where the Bodies Are Buried

Michael Barajas
Descendants of survivors of a 1910 massacre of Blacks in East Texas vow not to rest until the victims bodies have been found.

Letters from Our Readers

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This time readers talked about overcoming ingrained racism and the possibilities of a Bernie Sanders presidency.

BAR Book Forum: Leah Vernon’s “Unashamed”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
A coming of age story of a Black Muslim girl living in America during trying social and political times.

BAR Book Forum: Nolan Cabrera’s “White Guys on Campus”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Cabrera’s book directly pushes against the notion that White racism only exists within “ignorant” White people or “rednecks” and “hillbillies.”

A “Fighting United Front” for Community Control of Police

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Eight hundred delegates to the newly re-founded National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression chose veteran organizer Frank Chapman as their executive director, last month. “This was a powerful conference, indicative of the fact that there’s a powerful movement building up in our country for community control of police,” said Chapman, who helped keep the Chicago chapter of the Alliance going after the national organization was disbanded in Nineties. Chapman calls the new Alliance “a fighting united front, because 99.9 percent of the people who were in that room are activists. They’re not just ready to fight – they are fighting.”

Dr Gerald Horne: Africans See China as Counterweight to US and Europe

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
In contrast to US hysteria over China’s growing role in world affairs, “in Africa itself, it’s felt that there needs to be a counterweight to the North Atlantic powers, and they feel that China helps play that role – as does Russia, too,” said Dr Gerald Horne, the prolific author and professor of history and African American Studies at the University of Houston.

Haitians Blame US and France for Corrupt Regime

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Daoud Andre, of the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti, said the “clear demand” animating protests that have shut down much of the country is that President “Jovenal Moise must go,” but also that there must be a change in “the system.” Haiti has been “turned into a shithole by France and the United States,” who put a succession of puppets like Moise in power, said Andre.

How to Commit War Crimes – and Get Away With It

Vijay Prashad
Not only should war crimes charges be brought against the US and UK, but
these aggressor nations’ political leaders should face imprisonment.

Brown Privilege in Africa

Zanga Chimombo
Inadequate attention seems to have been paid to the significance of racial miscegenation (or us “in-betweeners”) in the process of domination.

Mumia to Address December 9 Conference in Philadelphia

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
The nation’s best known political prisoner will mark his 38th year behind bars by addressing a “Youth Rise Up Against Empire” event in his hometown. Mumia Abu Jamal credits the late Howard Zinn, author of “A People’s History of the United States,” with inspiring his latest, three-volume work: “Murder Incorporated,” a history of US imperial crimes. Abu Jamal and co-author Stephen Vittoria loved Zinn’s “ideas about what was called ‘history from below’ – how average, everyday people built movements for freedom and human rights.”

Ukrainian Roulette: The “Ukrainegate” Gamble

Enzo Calandra
Liberals have enlisted the CIA to repudiate a clearly obscene and grotesque president because they themselves are obscene and grotesque in many of the same ways.

The Trials of Julian Assange

review by Michael Steven Smith
A new book offers a sweeping defense of the imprisoned Wikileaks publisher.

The Pervasive Power of the Settler Mindset

Nikhil Pal Singh
The destructive premise at the core of the American settler narrative is
that freedom is built upon the violent elimination of other peoples.

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