Black Agenda Report 26 November 2020

26 November 2020 — Black Agenda Report

Biden, the Emcee at the Billionaires’ Ball 

Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor 
The Lords of Capital use periods of crisis to devour the less-rich and reshape the political economy to their further advantage, so that the Joe Bidens of the world jump higher and come quicker when summoned.

Freedom Rider: Censorship in the Biden Era 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist 
The corporate media have joined the incoming administration in deciding what we can and cannot see and hear.

“America” Doesn’t Need Healing. It Needs Socialism 

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor 
Biden’s promise to return the United States to “normalcy” comforts corporate executives in the “gig economy,” Wall Street, and the military industrial complex.

Uganda’s Youth Majority Brave Police Blockades and Bullets to Rally Behind Bobi Wine 

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor 
US elites may see the writing on the wall in Uganda, where the youth majority population are braving police blockades and bullets to rally behind Bobi Wine.

Endangering species…  

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Endangering species—
First Negroz and wild Karens
in power—members of the Strong-
arm Williams-Thom-ass Clarence-led
Bassackwards Tribe;

Spies of Mississippi: Mayor Lumumba’s Cops Put Public Under Spyglass 

Adofo Minka 
Jackson’s supposedly “radical” Black mayor wants to make surveillance great again in Mississippi.

Superpredator: The Media Myth That Demonized a Generation of Black Youth 

Carroll Bogert 
By the end of the 90s corporate journalists were feverishly dehumanizing young blacks in news stories, editorials and commentaries.

Letters from Our Readers 

BAR Comments Editor Jahan Choudhry 
This week the lives of the incarcerated, Susan Rice’s bid to be Secretary of State, and the incoming administrators of the empire were on your mind.

BAR Book Forum: Lavelle Porter’s “The Blackademic Life” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor 
Despite academia’s inherent racism, black scholars have figured out ways to work within these institutions.

BAR Book Forum: Erin Manning’s “For a Pragmatics of the Useless” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor 
Schizoanalysis opens up new alliances (approximations) in the uneasy overlaps of neurodiversity and black life.

Colin Kaepernick: “Free Mumia” 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
Abu Jamal “has had to endure this second-by-second assault on his soul for 38 years,” said banned football quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Community Control of Police = Autonomous Zone of People Power 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
Pan-African Community Action organizer Netfa Freeman told a panel organized by Black psychology students at Bowie State University, in Maryland: “Community control of police is a way to create autonomous zones of power, so that people can actually take control of public safety.” Dhoruba Bin Wahad, who spent 19 years as a Black Panther Party political prisoner, urged creation of a national front of organizations demanding community control of police. “Unless we abolish policing as it’s presently constituted, we are not going to get anywhere,” said Bin Wahad.

Reject “Thanks-Taking,” Join in National Day of Mourning 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
“Instead of celebrating genocide, the National Day of Mourning was created to destroy the Pilgrim mythology” that led to “not a nation of immigrants, but of colonizers,” said Nick Estes, a Lower Brule Sioux and co-founder of The Red Nation. The Day of Mourning “celebrates indigenous resistance” to the European invasion, said Estes, a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico.

Black Agenda Report Presents The Left Len: “Barack Obama’s Legacy of Lies”

This episode will be Livestreamed on December 1st at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Left Lens Co-Hosts Margaret Kimberley and Danny Haiphong join you live to discuss the Obama legacy and its continued impact on the struggle for peace, justice, and liberation.

Alexander Hamilton: An American Slave-Master  

Bashir Muhammad Akinyele 
The Broadway show is a fiction and bamboozlement: Hamilton was a depraved enslaver of people, just like most of the Founders of the White Settler State.

Our Vaccine Infrastructure Needs a Radical Overhaul 

by Ravi Gupta 
Public health departments will be hard-pressed to overcome existing racial and class disparities in health care and to address to structural racism.

Ethiopia: The TPLF’s Precipitous Fall 

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion 
The TPLF was a “darling” of the West, especially the US and UK.

Report: Incarceration Destabilizes Neighborhood Economies, Doesn’t Increase Safety 

Hannah Gaskill  
Mass incarceration robs and destabilizes Black communities, and doesn’t make anyone safter.

The Ruling Elite’s War on Truth 

Chris Hedges 
Venezuelan socialists and Russian intelligence are blamed for America’s ills, leaving corporate power, endless wars, austerity and deindustrialization blameless.

Billionaire-Owned Corporations Fail Workers During Covid Crisis 

by Institute for Policy Studies 
A “Delinquent Dozen” companies have vastly increased fortunes for their owners and CEOs but provided inadequate protection for their workers.

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