Military Spending and the Never Ending Trump Diversion

by Ajamu Baraka, Published on Black Agenda Report, 17 Apr 2019 No sector has benefited more from the Trump presidency than the military/industrial complex — with lots of help from the Democrats. “Democrats and Republicans are both committed to the dictatorship of capitalist ruling class and global full spectrum dominance by the U.S.” Despite the intra-class anxiety among the capitalist[…]

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Democrats Fail Symbolic Vote on Green New Deal

by Graham Rogers, from Socialist Action, April 3, 2019 The political theater of the U.S. Congress lurched through yet another performance on March 26, as the Senate decisively rejected a bill put forth by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell that copied Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s and Senator Ed Markey’s February non-binding resolution calling for a Green New Deal. Forty-three Democrats, including all[…]

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The Black Stake in the Green New Deal

Photo: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at Women’s March 2019 in NYC  ~Dimitri Rodriguez by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, March 7, 2019 Black people should see the Green New Deal as an arena of struggle for self-determination, communal repair, and justice-creation. “In its broad outlines, the Green New Deal is a transformative program that calls for democratic reconstruction of U.S.[…]

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Bernie Sanders Puts Forward a Program That Could Split the Democratic Party

by Glen Ford, from Black Agenda Report, November 28, 2018 Bernie Sanders has opened his 2020 campaign with a 10-point program that could bust the Democratic Party wide open – which would be best thing Bernie could do for the world. “Every step closer Sanders gets to the nomination brings the Democratic Party nearer to the split that is necessary.” Bernie[…]

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Russiagate McCarthyism Led to Internet Censorship of the Anti-War and Social Justice Movement

by Stansfield Smith, from Alliance for Global Justice, November 30, 2018 The anti-Trump movement is not simply a progressive movement against a rightwing president, but also carries within it a rightwing current. Progressive minded people fight against Trump’s racist actions against Blacks, Latinos, Muslims, his crude sexism, his pro-corporate policies, his rejection of action on global warming, his massive tax[…]

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Black Internationalists Demand Closure of Hundreds of U.S. Military Bases

U.S. AFRICOM Photo: Camp Base Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Charlie company of the newly designated 391st commando battalion parade before Congolese and U.S. dignitaries at the conclusion of the ceremony marking the end of their training by U.S. Special Operations Command Africa September 15, 2010. The battalion was trained by U.S. Special Operations Command Africa as part[…]

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Spring antiwar actions protest U.S. bombing of Syria

by Jeff Mackler, originally published on Socialist Action Antiwar and social justice activists mobilized for the April 14 and 15 spring regional protests across the U.S. to demand an end to “U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad.” The broadly sponsored and nationally coordinated protests were organized in some 40 cities, in an effort initiated by the United National Antiwar Coalition[…]

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Gun Debate, a Narrow Opportunity for the Democrats, a Wide One for The Left

March for Our Lives, Atlanta, GA Democrats want a gun debate on narrow and limited ground avoiding the settler-slavemaster-colonial origin of the 2nd Amendment, and the ubiquity of armed white patriarchal US violence across the planet. Will we let them have it? by Bruce Dixon, originally published on Black Agenda Report Last weekend the March For Our Lives mobilized half[…]

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Marching for the Democrats: Another Farce on Washington?

by Ajamu Baraka, originally published on Black Agenda Report “The opportunism of the Democrats made these students and their pain easy targets.” “They called in [Roy] Wilkins; they called in [A. Philip] Randolph; they called in these national Negro leaders that you respect and told them, ‘Call it off.’ Kennedy said, ‘Look, you all are letting this thing go too[…]

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