This week I covered the stories of Yaser Murtaja and Marie Colvin in my Black Agenda Report column. Yaser Murtaja was a Palestinian journalist who was clearly identified as such when Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) shot and killed him. Marie Colvin was an American reporter embedded with the Free Syrian Army in 2012 when she was killed by missile fire. Her family filed a $300 million lawsuit against
No war on Syria! Or anywhere else for that matter. There are actions across the country this weekend. Find them on the Spring Action 2018 website. Join me in New York City on Sunday, April 15.
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