Black Agenda Report for Friday, Nov 9, 2013: Detroit As Dred Scott, Saving the White Man, AFRICOM Riding High

8 November 2013 — Black Agenda Report

Friday, Nov. 8: This week in Black Agenda Report

Detroit as Dred Scott

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The bum-rush to bankrupt Detroit is the leading legal edge in Wall Street’s drive to declare Black urban dwellers “beings of an inferior order” with no rights that Capital is bound to respect. The verdict will be applicable to the rest of the 99 percent, as well. “In America, race – more properly, white supremacy – has always been the magic wedge.” Continue reading

Black Agenda Report for Oct 30, 2013: Wall St. vs Detroit / Military Takeover Chicago / Black Faces for White People

30 October 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Detroit is the battleground chosen by Wall Street to crush the last vestiges of American democracy by creating “the template for direct corporate rule.” Finance capital recognizes that it can no longer coexist with democratic institutions, which are most easily destroyed by attacking Black rule in the cities. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report for Oct 23, 2013: Black Homeland Security Chief / Remember Grenada Invasion / Forgiving White People

23 October 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

The Department of Homeland Security is a secretive, lawless, largely privatized police and surveillance agency, with its own prisons and soon, its own drones. Now it’s headed by a black man, a progressive Democrat, a Morehouse man & Pentagon lawyer who invokes Dr. King as patron saint for murderous US global empire, a certifiable member of the black misleadership class. Continue reading

Video: Growing Up Black in American Apartheid – Glen Ford Pt1

23 October 2013 — The Real News Network

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report, tells his story as a red-diaper baby, growing up facing racism in the North living with his white activist mother, and living in the Deep South with his black deejay father. (inc. transcript) Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 16 October 2013: Was the Affordable Care Act Worth It? Did the Hip Hop Mayor Sink Detroit?

16 October 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Most things have two prices — the price you pay outright, and the opportunity cost, the negative value of what you gave up in order to do what you did. Were the “opportunity costs of the Affordable Care Act, the options we threw away to get it, actually worth more than the Affordable Care Act itself? What if we had pursued single payer instead? Would Republicans be able to block its implementation, and millions remained uncovered, as is happening now? Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 9 October 2013: Wall Street Bets Quadrillions / Real Conspiracies / Racism Vanishes

9 October 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Americans are driven to panic at the prospect of a technical federal default, later this month – an event that could cost the public treasury billions. But Wall Street’s quadrillion dollar gambling obsession actually does threaten to bring down the whole system. “The Lords of Capital are pure gamblers who have transformed the global financial marketplace into a machinery of perpetual uncertainty.” Continue reading

Black Agenda Report for Sept 11, 2013: Obama Defeated, Comes Undone / CBC Minions of War / Black Shadow Budget Revealed

11 September 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

When presidents fail, it is a public spectacle. In his rush into unprovoked war against Syria, President Obama overplayed his hand. Shortly before he appeared on television on Wednesday, “Obama’s handlers advised him that his political position was, for the time being, untenable.” But he’ll soon be back on the warpath, meaner and more aggressive than ever. Continue reading

Obama’s Humiliating Defeat By Glen Ford

11 September 2013 — Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

When presidents fail, it is a public spectacle. In his rush into unprovoked war against Syria, President Obama overplayed his hand. Shortly before he appeared on television on Wednesday, “Obama’s handlers advised him that his political position was, for the time being, untenable.” But he’ll soon be back on the warpath, meaner and more aggressive than ever.  Continue reading

Black Agenda Report for 4 September 2013: Obama Warlike as Bush, US Chemical Warfare, Obama's Accomplices

4 September 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Most of the planet recoils from President Obama’s plans to smash the Syrian state – as do a majority of Americans. “The First Black U.S. President now finds himself more alone in the world than George Bush, and with even less support at home.” Continue reading

Black Agenda Report for 28 August, 2013: The "Dreamer" With a Kill List, the "Dreamer" as Zombie, Syria Enters American Hell

28 August 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Gary Younge points out that King’s “I Have A Dream” speech wasn’t offered as the penultimate moment of his career till after his death. Those who offer it were the same corporate media honchos who first elevated, then slimed and slandered King the last year of his life. “The Dreamer” too is their construct, as far from the man who lived and died as an ordinary person from a brain-eating zombie. Continue reading

Egypt’s Junta Has Nothing to Lose By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

16 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The appointment of Robert Ford as the new American ambassador to Egypt was indeed an ominous sign that the Obama administration expected civil war conditions to arise in Egypt. Ford’s forte during his hugely successful «diplomatic» assignment in Baghdad in the middle of the last decade was to organize the notorious death squads, which tore Mesopotamia apart and destroyed Iraq almost irreparably.

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