Media Downplay Class Warfare as 'GOP Victory' By Ben Norton

6 December 2017 — FAIR

USA Today: Senate passes huge tax cuts after last-minute changes; conference with House next

Like many outlets, USA Today (12/2/17) described the Republican tax bill as “tax cuts”—even though most Americans will be getting a tax hike.

The fallacy of “neutral,” “both sides” journalism rings loud and clear in corporate media reporting on the Republican Party’s tax plan. The GOP bill, passed by the Senate in the early hours of December 2 and described by major media outlets as a “tax cut,” is in reality an explicit handout to large companies and the ultra-rich that will actually increase taxes on working-class Americans.

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The Election was Stolen – Here’s How By Greg Palast

11 November 2016 — Greg Palast

Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.

Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOP–controlled states.

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Black Agenda 27 March 2013: Is the Prison Industrial Complex Real? Throwing BRICS at US Empire, Obama Turns Right

27 March 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Michelle Alexander’s 2010 book “New Jim Crow” provided a language to talk about the prison state that we never had before. But is it entirely accurate? Is the prison industrial complex real? What’s the difference between fighting against racism or a “new jim crow” or a “prison industrial complex” and confronting the reality of the prison state?

Black Agenda Report 6 March 2013: Chavez / Bradley Manning / Sequestration / Congo / Haiti

6 March 2013 00 — Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The great Bolivarian is gone – which means the U.S. will soon escalate its destabilization campaign against his country. “Washington hopes that Venezuelan socialism cannot survive without Chavez.” But the U.S. cannot roll back the movement that Chavez did so much to ignite, “the dark awakening in the barrios, favelas, rural villages and native highlands of the continent.”

Black Agenda Report 22 August 2012: Obama's Left Apologists / Blasting the GOP / Massacre at Marikana

012 — Black Agenda Report – News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Fletcherism and Fakery: Guarding Obama’s Left Flank

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Obama’s key apologists on the Left have released their 2012 position paper, in which “the facts of the Obama presidency – his actual behavior on war, austerity, and civil liberties – are deemed irrelevant.” We need four more years of Obama, they say, to open up “space” for progressive action. In reality, Obama’s “great legacy has been to create vast political space for Wall Street and the Pentagon.”

Black Agenda Report July 4 2012: GOP Healthcare In Effect / GA Prison Strike / Frisco Stop-and-Frisk

4 July 2012Black Agenda Report – News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Obama Bound for Mount Rushmore?

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

President Obama‘s healthcare plan, now vetted by the U.S. Supreme Court, is the spawn of Republican reactionaries, “based on the principle that people should pay for their own bodily maintenance.” It bears no resemblance to world-class healthcare systems, “expanding the healthcare compact only for those who are destitute, while turning everyone else into profit-centers for corporations.” Obama has locked in the past, and put up a roadblock to the future – just as the right-wingers that invented the “individual mandate” intended.

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Black Agenda Report 29 February 2012: GOP Goes Off the Cliff / Obama's Tax Scam / Black Children as Terrorists

29 February 2012 — Black Agenda ReportNews, commentary and analysis from the black left

Like Bill Clinton, Obama Drives Crazy Republicans Even Crazier

Thu, 03/01/2012 – 16:01 – Bruce A. Dixon
by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
When a right wing Democrat occupies the White House it does stranger things to Republicans than the full moon does to werewolves. If history is any guide, it doesn’t do much positive for the rest of us either….

Black Agenda Report 4 January 2012: Republican Cannibals / Stop, Frisk, Gentrify / Obama Right of Reagan

4 January 2012 — Black Agenda Report • News, commentary and analysis from the black left

The GOP Savages Itself, While Wall Street and Backs the Black Guy, Again

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
The Republican Party presidential campaign has been relegated to a sideshow in the American power game. The white nationalist masses recoil at the scent of Wall Street denizens like Mitt Romney. “A deeper atavism is at play in Republican ranks, a far less malleable strain of reaction that is no respecter of the GOP establishment’s brand of bling.” Wall Street money is once again betting on Obama, the man that delivered them “resurrection from the 2008 meltdown and a pipeline in perpetuity to the financial innards of the U.S. treasury.”

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Black Agenda Report 14 December 2011: Obama & GOP Clowns / Fascist America? /Dominican Rep Hates Blacks

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

Obama and the GOP Circus Show
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Having shown his hand over the last three years as an eager – although often spurned – partner in Republican austerity politics, and a war-maker who could make George Bush blush, President Obama will seek reelection with bankers’ money while pretending to remain “infuriated” with Wall Street. The banksters are in on the scam, since “nothing can match Obama’s crowning glory: the permanent bailout of finance capital.” The Republican candidate, whoever it is, will certainly spout an unambiguously pro-business line. But, “a GOP gaggle that savages itself for the privilege of singing the praises of the rich can only bring down the wrath of the people on the bankers’ heads.” Wall Street knows Obama is their true “shining knight.”
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Gerald Celente: 'Revolutions on Wall Street' — RT

20 October 2011 — Gerald Celente: ‘Revolutions on Wall Street’ — RT

With Americans displaying anger with the country in alarming numbers — and protests a part of the Occupy Wall Street movement only getting bigger — are corporations really to blame for the country’s current economic condition?

Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Center says that it’s no surprise that Americans are angry with both politicians and the bigwigs in banks. ‘Wall Street is Washington; Washington is Wall Street,’ Celente told RT. ‘Who is the chief of staff of President Obama? Oh, that’s Bill Daley. Wasn’t he the VP of JP Morgan Chase?’ asked Celente.

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Black Agenda Report 6 July 2011: GOP & Dems = Evil / Teachers Shoot Selves / Africa Stands Up

6 July 2011 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Report – News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Freedom Rider: The Evil of Two Lessers

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
“Not only is Obama keeping the country in a perpetual state of war,” but he abandons core Democratic programs “at the first sign of Republican resistance.” As a consequence the GOP, which has fought and schemed for decades to “starve the beast” by cutting social programs while fattening the military and the wealthy, “are closer than ever to seeing their dream realized.” No longer can it be said that the Democrats are the “lesser of two evils,” since they are the party in charge that is making the evils possible.

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Black Agenda Report 26 January, 2011: Obama-GOP Consensus / Race & Class War / Baby Doc's Threat

26 January, 2011 — Black Agenda Report

News, Analysis and Commentary from the Black Left

The Obama/GOP Consensus

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
As far as President Obama is concerned, the state of the Union is now in harmony, with the merging of Republican politics and his own. The new consensus is an austere one for most Americans, as Obama joins the GOP “to prevent the domestic arms of government from coming to the people’s aid, by freezing finances” for five years. But have no fear: corporate tax rates will plummet, allowing the long-awaited trickle down to begin.
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The Week at BAGnewsNotes

1 February, 2010 — BAGNews

State of the Union, Haitian Trauma Continues, Behind the Scenes in Baltimore, Fear Your Neighbor Some More

BAGnews shares an Obama-eye view of the SOTU, examines ongoing devastation in Haiti, and dissects racially-loaded fear mongering from the mainstream media.

bn-gop.jpgShining a Light on the Whole Lot of Them
Screen shots of the president’s schooling of the GOP in Baltimore reveal that the faces behind-the-scenes match the obstructionism regularly practiced in Washington.

bn-haiti.jpgHaiti: Trauma Ongoing
Photographs from the earthquake aftermath show Haitians still too preoccupied with survival to cope with the magnitude of their personal and national devastation.

bn-redsea.jpgBi-parting the Red Sea
Photographer Pete Souza captures an Obama-eye view of the president’s State of the Union address as he regains the weekly news cycle.

bnjihadist.jpgThe Jihadist Next Door
BAG looks at NYT Magazine’s latest entry in the fear-your-neighbor sweepstakes.