Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cities Race to the Bottom for Amazon

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.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Black Alliance for Peace: AFRICOM the Invasion of Africa

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.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

President of the United States calls African countries "shithole"



My take on Trump's comments in a Presstv interview.

Political Gingervitis: Episode 19-Margaret Kimberley and Dr. Tony Monteiro





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.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

No Foreign Bases Conference


The No Foreign Bases Conference is happening January 12 through January 14th in Baltimore, Maryland. We begin with a rally on Friday, January 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Centre Street and N. Charles Street. 


Interview on State of the City

Listen to "S0C SAT 1-6-18" on Spreaker.

Today I was honored to appear on the Baltimore based program State of the City with Daren Muhammad. We talked about my latest Black Agenda Report column on the life and death of Erica Garner. We also touched on charter schools, the black misleadership class, commemorating Martin Luther King, the need to resist the democratic party, Obama/Clinton foreign interventions, police killings, Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson duplicity, Russiagate, and the upcoming No Foreign Bases conference.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Erica Garner

Eric Garner was killed on video by NYPD officers in 2014. His last words as he was being choked to death were, "I can't breath." A grand jury refused to indict the officer and the Obama department of justice declined to prosecute, although they had jurisdiction and could have prosecuted the killer cop in this or any other case.

His daughter and namesake Erica Garner became the champion of his case. In 2016 she was invited to a presidential town hall broadcast by ABC. It was held on the second anniversary of her father's murder but she was not allowed to ask a question. She felt used and she said so. Eventually she was able to speak to the president.

On Christmas Eve the 27-year old Ms. Garner suffered a heart attack and today she was declared brain dead with no chance of recovery. She was also the mother of an 8-year old and a 4-month old baby. According to her mother Ms. Garner was diagnosed with an enlarged heart during her recent pregnancy and suffered a previous heart attack after the birth.

This family's plight tells us so much about how black people are treated in this country. Police murder and poor health care. Now two motherless children.

But I return to Barack Obama. In eight years his justice department only prosecuted two cops. He only spoke to Ms. Garner because she protested at the 2016 town hall. His response to her can only be described thusly. "I'm sorry for your loss. Fuck you."

Erica Garner asked, "A black person has to yell to be heard?" The answer to that question is always yes.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

First They Came for Jill Stein

We must defend Jill Stein. Russiagate is being used to silence the left but we can't let that happen. I had a few thoughts to convey on Black Agenda Report.

Contradictions in White Supremacy

I forgot to post a discussion I had with Don DeBar a few weeks ago. We talked about a Black Agenda Report column I wrote back in November, Contradictions of White Supremacy. I was inspired after the New York Times publication of a controversial interview with an Ohio Nazi. The brouhaha was predictable and necessary but there are aspects of white supremacy which can't be hidden because of outrage generated by the existence of overt racists. Millions of people are racists or benefit from racism yet clutch their pearls because of a guy who owns Nazi memorabilia. They should not have a get out of jail free card.
You can listen to us here.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Interview on Earthwise

I was invited to appear on the program Earthwise, which is broadcast from Christ Church, New Zealand.  Lois and Martin Griffiths read my Black Agenda Report column AFRICOM is the Question and asked if I would join them. We touched on many other issues too, such as Black Lives Matter, which is known world wide. Listening to our conversation is a good use of 20 minutes. Enjoy. Just click on this link.