Black Agenda Radio 13 July 2020

13 July 2020 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of July 13, 2020 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Black Caucus Protects Cops, Not the People / Movement for People’s Party Aims to Unseat Duopoly in 2024 / Green Party is “Vital” to Growth of Grassroots Movement

Black Caucus Protects Cops, Not the People 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Most of the Congressional Black Caucus are “opportunists” who have “joined the neoliberals to derail any real attempt at challenging the devastating power of the police,” said Clarence Taylor, a professor emeritus of history a New York City’s Baruch College. Prof. Taylor is author of “Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City.” Brooklyn Black Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Queens Rep. Gregory Meeks are especially untrustworthy, said Taylor.

Movement for People’s Party Aims to Unseat Duopoly in 2024 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
“We have to do more than just create a new party,” said Nick Brana, national coordinator for the Movement for a Peoples Party (MPP). “The Democratic and Republican Parties are essentially committees of corporations,” but the MPP will be different. said Brana. “There needs to be no corporate money; we need to close the revolving door; and we need accountable elected leadership” of the new party, which intends to be on the presidential ballot in 2024.

Green Party is “Vital” to Growth of Grassroots Movement 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The movement against police oppression “is long overdue, but it needs political organization in order to create lasting change,” said Margaret Kimberley, longtime Green Party activist and BAR editor and columnist. “The Green Party is vital” to expanding the popular struggle for healthcare, housing, education and peace. Ajamu Baraka, the 2016 Green Party vice-presidential candidate and a BAR editor and columnist, said “the Green Party has been driving progressive thought in the country for a number of years. Now we have an opportunity to provide the kinds of answers the people ar looking for.”

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