Saturday, June 22, 2019

Left Forum 2019 Panel - Should the Green Party Stand Down in 2020?

I will be appearing on a third panel at Left Forum in New York City. Please register if you have not already and join us on Sunday, June 30 at 12:30 p.m for Should the Green Party Stand Down in 2020?  at Long Island University.  No worries, the title is deliberately provocative but Howie Hawkins, Bruce Dixon and I are always speaking and acting in support of the Green platform and are working to strengthen our party.
LIU is located in downtown Brooklyn and is easily accessible via public transportation. We look forward to seeing you.

In Defense of Julian Assange



I was honored to participate in this amazing OR books project. Along with Tariq Ali, Caitlin Johnstone, Matt Taibbi, Noam Chomsky, Nozomi Hayase, Chelsea Manning, Craig Murray, John Pilger, Ai Wei Wei, Patrick Coburn, Julian Assange and others I contributed to the new anthology, In Defense of Julian Assange.

Not only can you pre-order a copy now but doing so assists in Julian Assange's defense. Thank you.

Left Report 2019 Panel - Dismantling the U.S. Empire’s Fake News: Lessons from the Book “American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News--From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.”

Black Agenda Report will again present a panel at Left Forum in New York City. Please register if you have not done so already and join us on Saturday, June 29 at 12:30 p.m. for our panel Dismantling the U.S. Empire’s Fake News: Lessons from the Book “American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News--From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.” at Long Island University. LIU is located in downtown Brooklyn and is easily accessible via public transportation.

Glen Ford, Danny Haiphong, Dan Kovalik and I will discuss the amazing new book co-authored by Danny Haiphong and Roberto Sirvent. It should be a great panel.

Left Forum 2019 Panel - Black Liberation Strategies in the Empire of Exceptionalism


Black Agenda Report will again present a panel at Left Forum in New York City. Please register if you have not done so already and join us on Saturday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m. for our panel Black Liberation Strategies in the Empire of Exceptionalism at Long Island University.  LIU is located in downtown Brooklyn and is easily accessible via public transportation.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Appearance on Sputnik’s Faultlines



This morning I appeared on Faultlines with Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan. We discussed Mueller, Russiagate, and Julian Assange. You can listen here


Wednesday, June 05, 2019

How to Protest Trump

UK protesters are pathetic. They make fun of Trump but say nothing about their government stealing $1 billion in gold from Venezuela. If he had better social skills they would protest nothing at all. Read my latest column here.



Monday, May 27, 2019

Margaret Kimberley on Assange, Abortion and Protest


Margaret Kimberley on Assange, Abortion and Protest: My guest is Margaret Kimberley, Senior Columnist and Editor of Black Agenda Report.

We discuss the charges against Julian Assange, the response of the mainstream media and their role in promoting wars;  then we talk about the recent anti-Choice legislation in several states, the role of the Democratic Party in that development and the ineffectiveness of recent protest movements.
I think this is a very important conversation for all those on the Left who want things to change. You can read Margaret's columns at Black Agenda Report and on her blog Freedom Rider.  The article we discussed is Abortion Rights and the Power of Protest.

I always enjoy speaking with Charles Dunaway on the Wider View podcast.

The US Justice system's idea of "fair and appropriate" - #FreeAssange



John Kiriakou and I were among those speaking on the May 24th #Unity4J online vigil in support of Julian Assange. Here we spoke to the injustices in the U.S. system that put Assange and Chelsea Manning at great risk.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

#Unity4J Online Vigil 31.0 in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks



I appeared on the latest #Unity4J online vigil in support of Julian Assange. Hosts Joe Lauria and Elizabeth Vos welcomed Chris Hedges, John Kiriakou, George Szamuely, Peter Collins, Lee Stranahan and yours truly.
It is especially important to speak out on his case in light of the Espionage Act charges levied against Assange. This case would criminalize journalism and put all investigative reporting at risk.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

End the Prison State



I have to thank Myrna Lim for inviting me to discuss mass incarceration in the United States. At about 7 minutes, 20 seconds into the video you can watch Joe Biden's racist "dog whistle" remarks made during debate of the 1994 Crime Bill.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

KPFA Interview on Julian Assange

I spoke to Sabrina Jacobs on her show A Rude Awakening. We talked about the need to support Julian Assange. Listen here at about 14 minutes into the program.