Black Agenda Report 21 March 2012: Justice for Trayvon / Obama's Magic Wand / The Assassin President / BATV

21 March 2012 — Black Agenda ReportNews, commentary and analysis from the black left

Barack Obama, Democratic Expectations and the Magic Wand

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
What are the people who tell us President Obama hasn’t got a “magic wand” really saying? That we have no right to expect a president to use the power of his office to address mass incarceration, the housing, foreclosure, student and consumer debt crises, or end our murderous colonial wars around the world? That we’re immature and unsophisticated to demand or expect much of anything more than his pretty black face in that big white house?

Black Agenda Report 14 March 2012: The KONY Scam / Farewell Kucinich / Racist Empire / Obama Role Model?

Social Media Scam Alert: Top Ten Ways to Tell Kony is Phony

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
A week ago Invisible Children released a video that was immediately picked up and promoted by every corporate news and entertainment outlet till it went “viral”.  Kony 2012 allegedly “promote awareness” of and contributes to the end of child soldiering in Africa.  But is that really what it’s about?  Is it, like the old Save Darfur war dance, another propaganda campaign to justify US intervention in Africa?

Red Cross officials arrive in Homs

3 March, 2012Voice of Russia

Photo: EPA

Officials of the International Red Cross have arrived in the Baba Amr area of the city of Homs, known to be the worst-damaged during the recent clashes between the Syrian government troops and armed opposition units.

Access to the area has been closed by the authorities for security considerations. The Red Cross humanitarian convoy suspended the evacuation of the wounded from the city on February 26th, when it failed to obtain security guarantees from the warring factions.

But on March 1st, the Syrian authorities, who had regained control over Homs, allowed the Red Cross to supply humanitarian aid to the city and evacuate the wounded. Antigovernment protests have been going on unabated in Syria for almost a year now.

Black Agenda Report 14 September 2011: Obama Subverts Social Security / Black Marriages / Fauntroy's Libya Tale

14 September 2011 — Black Agenda ReportNews, commentary and analysis from the black left

We’re Back……
We have experienced some technical difficulties.  We are rebuilding our article content for the last five months, so these will gradually become available over the next few weeks, but unfortunately without their attached comments.  Some of the links will be changed too, and for this we must apologize. The four and a half years of BAR content published on this site prior to April 2011 will continue to be available.  We thank you for your patience, and the emails and phone calls we’ve received in the last few days.

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Black Agenda Report 17 August 2011: Save Yourselves, Not Obama / Black Libya City Falls / Prez Bachmann

17 August 2011 — Black Agenda Report – News, commentary and analysis from the black left

It’s Too Late To Save The Obama Administration. Can We Still Save Ourselves?
By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Two and half years into the Obama presidency, some of us spend more time mooning over pretty pictures of the First Family, their beautiful kids and regal mother-in-law than we spend publicly worrying over the fates of millions of families, children and elders we personally know. Why are some of us still trying to “save” the Obama administration. When will it be time to save ourselves from endless war, climate change, joblessness and the other ravages of late predatory capitalism?

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