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.
My take on Trump’s comments in a Presstv interview.
I talked to Andrew Stewart on the Rhode Island Media Cooperative podcast Political Gingervitis. On the day we spoke Erica Garner was alive but unconscious. She passed away two days later.Andrew and I discussed black politics, the dismal failure of the democratic party, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Russiagate. A good convo.