Sunday, July 15, 2018

Black Agenda Radio with Glen Ford

Glen Ford and I had a great conversation on Black Agenda Radio. We discussed the systemic separation of black families, the primacy of anti-black racism, hypocritical white liberals, and the compromised and dangerous Congressional Black Caucus. Well worth 18 minutes of your time.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Presstv Immigration Debate

I was a guest on Presstv debating the issue of immigration and Trump's policies of separating families. I sat in a studio in New York staring into a camera with a guy talking in my ear. An interesting experience. I hope I did the subject justice.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

"Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad" - Left Forum

On June 2, 2018 I participated in the jointly sponsored United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) and Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) panel, Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad, at Left Forum.
I was joined by Joe Lombardo, Ajamu Baraka, and Efia Nwangaza. We talked about the Philippines, the recent election in Venezuela and other topics. Take a look.

"The Death of Principled, Non-Partisan Journalism" - Left Forum

I was honored when Joe Lauria invited me to participate in a Left Forum panel entitled, "The Death of Principled, Non-Partisan Journalism." Joe Lauria is Editor in Chief of Consortium News and the panel was held in honor of that site's founder, the late Robert Parry. We had a great conversation and good audience participation. Please enjoy at your leisure.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Russiagate: Muzzling the Black Left and the March to War - Left Forum

The Black Agenda Report team was once again at Left Forum. You can see our panel Russiagate: Muzzling the Black Left and the March to War. Glen Ford, Bruce Dixon, Nellie Bailey, Ajamu Baraka, Paul Street, Danny Haiphong, Raymond Nat Turner, Marsha Coleman Adebayo and yours truly. We all raised different issues regarding the democratic party instigated Russian collusion story. Enjoy.

P.S. Use this link if you want to watch one speaker at a time.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Windrush and Britain's Crimes Against Black People

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland committed numerous genocides and wars of aggression over many centuries. The British role in the trans Atlantic slave trade and the existence of its Caribbean economies are some of the worst crimes against humanity ever committed.

We must keep this in mind as the scandalous treatment of Caribbean migrants is exposed. The events surrounding the so-called Windrush generation are part and parcel of that criminality. It was the subject of my latest column in this week's Black Agenda Report. Please read it here.

Presstv Interview

I was asked to comment on the annual State Department report on human rights around the world. The United States has a dreadful human rights record but it always escapes notice. China and others point out the hypocrisy of the U.S. daring to criticize others in this regard. I'm grateful to Presstv for inviting me once again.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Syria, Western Propaganda, & U.S. Imperialism

I had a great conversation with Solomon Comissiong of Your World News. We discussed the propaganda which makes the case for the continued war of aggression against the Syrian people. I also wrote about this issue in my most recent Black Agenda Report column, Syria and Press Propaganda.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

American media wrong on Syria coverage – NYU professor

"The American press does a more efficient job of propagandizing its people than RT could ever do because RT's connection to the Russian government is explicit. It is Russia Today. It is like Voice of America or BBC. We know about the state connection. What makes the American propaganda so much more compelling and persuasive to countless Americans especially the best educated ones is the myth that we have a free press and that there is no connection between the state and these corporate outlets." 
Mark Crispin Miller

I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Crispin Miller when I joined him and Ray McGovern on the panel Making News, Faking News last year. He is a professor of media studies at New York University and is always worth listening to. Miller appeared on RT yesterday and
made very important points. Please watch.

Presstv April 14, 2018

Last night Donald Trump announced that the United States, France and Britain carried out missile strikes against Syria. I was asked to comment on Presstv Iran. They were having audio and video problems but you can hear and eventually see me. You can hear me for about the first minute. I return at 5:00 minutes until about 9:00 minutes audio and video.