Black Agenda Radio for Week of June 7, 2021

8 June 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of June 7, 2021 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The Democrat-Republican Symbiosis / Bethesda, Maryland Desecrates Black Bodies and History / Israel Aides Repression in Colombia

The Democrat-Republican Symbiosis 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Like Democratic administrations before them, the Biden-Harris White House “needs the Republicans to give them cover” for failing to serve the needs of the people, said Dr. Johnny Williams, a professor of sociology at Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. Joe Biden’s “moderation leans towards the right,” while Vice President Kamala Harris has “always been a cop,” said Williams.

Bethesda, Maryland Desecrates Black Bodies and History 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
“I’m describing crimes against humanity,” said Dr Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, a leader of the fight to save Moses Macedonia African Cemetery from further destruction by developers. The older section of the cemetery was “looted” of artifacts, while the post-Emancipation section has been paved over for a parking lot. Bethesda, a suburb of Washington, DC, and one of the richest localities in the nation, wants to obliterate evidence of its past as a “slave breeding” state where young Black girls were subjected to “sexual torture,” said Dr. Coleman-Adebayo, a founder of the No Fear Coalition.

Israel Aides Repression in Colombia 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The Zionist state is helping the government of Colombia violently suppress a national strike against austerity, said Ajamu Baraka, national organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace and 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate. Speaking on Sputnik radio, Baraka said Israel “works hand in hand with the US” in providing “training and political support to the various rightwing governments throughout the region.” Israel has long trained US police departments in political suppression techniques.

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