Freedom Rider: The Snowden Litmus Test By Margaret Kimberley

12 June 2013 — Black Agenda Report

Margaret Kimberley is an editor and senior columnist at BAR

Don't look to Democrat Dianne Feinstein for help when it comes to the real issues.  This plutocrat typifies the treachery of Obama's party. Who needs enemies when you have friends like these?

Don’t look to Democrat Dianne Feinstein for help when it comes to the real issues. This plutocrat typifies the shameless treachery of Obama’s party. Who needs enemies with “friends” like these?

No sooner had they learned Edward Snowden’s name, than bipartisan supporters of the National Security State proceeded to vilify him. “The congressional double cross only serves to confirm that once again there is unanimity in Washington about how best to screw the people.”

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Freedom Rider: Chickens Roost in Woolwich By Margaret Kimberley

29 May 2013 — Black Agenda Report

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Two British-Nigerians frightened the great former colonial empire to death by nearly beheading a soldier, in London. Yet British and other western politicians have far more blood on their hands than the young Africans. “This killing was no more awful than those committed by the military from the U.S. or other NATO nations.” Continue reading

Obama Makes Black Liberation Speech an Act of Terrorism By Margaret Kimberley

8 May 2013 — Black Agenda Report

Black Panther activist Assata Shakur on most wanted terrorists list

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The announcement that the FBI added Assat Shakur to the list of most wanted terrorists was initially mystifying, a real life example of the shock doctrine. Shakur has been a fugitive ever since 1979 and was granted asylum by Cuba in 1984. It seemed inexplicable that the government would reinitiate searching for a 65-year old woman who had already been at large for more than thirty years. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report for May 1, 2013: NY Times Slanders Black Farmers, Crushed By Capitalism, Death in Somalia

1 May 2013 — Black Agenda Report

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Breitbart Lives? New York Times & Slate.com Do Sloppy Racist Hatchet Job on Black Farmers Lawsuit

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

On Friday, April 26, the New York Times, with an assist from the Washington Post property Slate.com committed a journalistic atrocity with a false and misleading portrayal of the lawsuit launched by black farmers against the USDA. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 25 April 2013: op 10 Things We'll Have After Obama, Everyday Terror

25 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report

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by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

When Barack Obama leaves the White House in January 2017, what will black America, his earliest and most consistent supporters, have to show for making his political career possible. We’ll have the T-shirts and buttons and posters, the souvenirs. That will be the good news. The bad news is what else we’ll have…. and not. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 3 April 2013: Atlanta School Racketeering Indictments, Hidden US Crimes in Iraq, Liberating Dr. King

3 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report

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Why Was Atlanta’s Beverly Hall Indicted For Racketeering While Michelle Rhee Won’t Be?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Atlanta’s black former school superintendent and 34 other black teachers and administrators have been indicted for “racketeering” in a cheating scandal. Why aren’t others like former DC Schools chancellor Michelle Rhee and her team indicted? Should we be rallying the racial wagons around Dr. Hall and the other 34? No way.

Black Agenda Report 16 May 2012: Black Agenda Report – Obama's Gay Gambit / Death By Wall St. / Phantom Issues

16 May 2012Black Agenda Report News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Obama’s No-Risk Drive-By On Gay Marriage

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
The president’s announcement favoring the right of same sex couples to marry is long overdue and better than nothing. But it doesn’t make him a fearless warrior for human rights, any more than Henry Kissinger’s Nobel Peace Prize makes him Mahatma Gandhi.

Black Agenda Report 22 February 2012: Need A Black Agenda / Lying Media / Obama Weakens Unions

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

The Need for a Black Agenda

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
The African American Left’s failure to formulate a Black Agenda has made it “largely irrelevant during the greatest crisis of capitalism since at least the Great Depression, and the worst economic and social crisis for African Americans since the death of Reconstruction.” The default Black Agenda is Obamaism, which is corporatism, and the death of Black politics. “If all that matters is Obama, then there is no need for a Black political agenda – except four more years of Obama.”
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Freedom Rider: Rupert Murdoch and Media Corruption By Margaret Kimberley

13 July 2011 — Black Agenda Report

By BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

r-murdoch.jpgThe bottomless cesspool that was Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World is gone, but the ruthless corporate politics of its master still hold sway in the U.S. and Britain. Murdoch is the great vampire of media corruption and consolidation on both sides of the Atlantic. But he is not a solitary villain. ‘Murdoch was not the only media beneficiary when the FCC allowed him and others to consolidate their power and influence.’ All corporate media are truth thieves.

‘Murdoch felt he had nothing to fear from politicians and that he was probably right to be so unconcerned.’

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The "Make Me Do It" Myth, Obama's Offensive, Black Moms Jailed — BA Report for May 18, 2011

18 May 2011 — Black Agenda Report

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bela-obama.jpgHarry Belafonte Explodes the Presidential “Make Me Do It” Myth

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Does President Obama really want us to “make him do it,” to organize and agitate and create the conditions that will let him end the wars, cut the military budget, create jobs and address the hyper-incarceration of black and brown youth? Or is the “make me do it” president an urban legend who lives only inside our heads? A recent presidential encounter with Harry Belafonte tells more than some of us may want to know.

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