Tomorrow is Wednesday, otherwise known as Black Agenda Report day. I spoke with Glen Ford on Black Agenda Radio about police murder, the evil concept of American exceptionalism, internet censorship of the left, gun violence and state violence. Twenty minutes of a wide ranging discussion.
I was honored when Joe Lauria, the new Editor in Chief of Consortium News, asked me to write about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. In King’s Legacy Betrayed I point out a very sad truth. Black people in this country are worse off, by every measure, than we were in 1968. We have fewer living wage jobs, a 700% increase in the prison population, the
I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance recently. We discussed the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and the increased militarization of Africa. Margaret and Kevin also spoke with Maurice Carney from Friends of the Congo about that nation’s role in African history and the consequences of its colonial and post-colonial subjugation. Great
Amazon announced with great fanfare that 20 cities are finalists for its new headquarters. But the winner will be the loser. That is because Amazon requests and gets huge subsidies of public land and money. I analyzed the grand theft in my latest Black Agenda Report column, Oligarch Jeff Bezos.
I was on the Black Alliance for Peace panel at the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases conference held recently in Baltimore. Ajamu Baraka, Netfa Freeman, Maurice Carney and I spoke about various aspects of United States involvement in Africa. Please take time to watch videos of all the panels. You can find them here.