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

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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 23, 2013: Black Homeland Security Chief / Remember Grenada Invasion / Forgiving White People

23 October 2013 — Black Agenda Report

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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

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

9 October 2013 — Black Agenda Report

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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 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 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 13 March 2013: Iraq Scorched Earth 10 Years Later, Exposing Democrats, Against Privatization

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The U.S. Scorched Earth Policy, Ten Years After Iraq Invasion

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

In desperation to halt the slide into “non-empire” status, the U.S. makes every government on Earth a potential target for “humanitarian” military intervention. The imposition of chaos is Washington’s default foreign policy as an alternative to “the Chinese handwriting on the wall.”

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 31 January 2013: Melissa Harris-Perry Hides Cause of School Closings, Job Discrimination, Mali

31 January 2013 — Black Agenda Report

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

When print or broadcast news outlets grab a compelling story, only to distract attention away from what the public needs to know, that’s called “burying the lead.” That’s what Melissa Harris-Perry did in her Jan. 26 segment on whether the nationwide wave of public school closings were “racist” or not.

Black Agenda Report 17 January 2013: Obama / MLK / Haiti / FCC / Africa / Django Unchained…

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by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

If Dr. King were alive today, there might be a Black president, but he or she would certainly not get MLK’s support if he behaved like Barack Obama. Dr. King would oppose Obama’s wars, “make Wall Street scream and attempt to render the nation ungovernable under the dictatorship of the Lords of Capital.”

Black Agenda Report 5 September 2012: What Obama Has Wrought / Dem's True Colors / Dubois: Why I Won't Vote

5 September 2012Black Agenda Report – News, commentary and analysis from the black left

What Obama Has Wrought

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
The meticulously scripted spectacles of the two corporate party conventions are very poor backdrops for clear thinking – but luckily, the ordeals are almost over. What remains after the tents are folded, are the crimes of this administration and its predecessor: both horrifically evil in their own ways. History will mark Obama as the more effective evil, mainly because of the lack of opposition.

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 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?