Glen Ford and His Irreplaceable Journalism

This essay was originally published in the Black Agenda Report. n the best sense of the word a journalist is someone who brings to the public sphere accurate, well-sourced information, and rigorous analysis. Those individuals speak for the marginalized, who can’t speak for themselves, and they expose the privileged, who are always given opportunities for expression. They point out the faults of those deemed too authoritative to be questioned. If an outlet claims to write all the news that is fit to print or declares that democracy dies in darkness, their work should be given more scrutiny than credibility. The . . .

Biden Could Cancel Your Loan If He Wasn’t Busy Arming Cops & Ukraine

The Biden Administration is facing yet another looming deadline as the last extension on the pause on student loan repayments is approaching the August 31 deadline. The Department of Education has been telling student loan servicers however NOT to contact borrowers to start demanding that money as the deadline approaches, which signals they are expecting the Biden Administration to announce another extension. And honestly, that’s the least, and I mean the very absolute least Biden could do; he should have done it already. Scott Buchanan, the executive director of the Student Loan Servicing Alliance, which represents all of the companies . . .

Donald Trump and Barack Obama wearing suits and smiling at each other.

The Similar Logic of Trump and Obama Supporters

Since the emergence of Donald Trump as a dominant political figure in U.S. capitalist politics, the narrative coming out of the liberal bourgeoisie has been to criticize the lack of analytical capabilities coming from Trump supporters. For several years now, there has been a consistent focus around the lack of intellectual foundation contained within the thinking of anyone who supports Trump’s and the Republican Party’s thoughts and actions. And, without question, there is overwhelming evidence to support this critique. Even surface level students of history can see clearly the lack of truth coming from Trump supporters with their superficial and . . .

Image of aftermath of shooting in Buffalo above an image of various flags of white supremacy in Ukraine

Buffalo Solidifies the Consensus of White Supremacy

The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist is not the only problem. Originally published in Black Agenda Report. The incidents of mindless, mass carnage in the United States have become so routine that they do not even make national headlines unless the incident has a potential attention-grabbing twist. One of those dramatic twists is when the victims of a mass shooting are from a common social identity and the . . .

Founders of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, Melinda Abdullah and Alicia Garza sit around a decadent brunch styled table to reflect on the state of the movement on the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.

BLM, Patrisse Cullors & Others Who Leave The Train

Editors Note: In recent months, mainstream media has flooded our screens and timelines with breaking news reporting about the misgivings of Patrisse Cullors and the Black Lives Matter national organization. The reporting is salacious and sensational, appealing to our desires to take down the three we “always” knew were “traitors to our movement.” But in what is becoming a mass hysteria among the US African left, are we learning any lessons? By only focusing on the money and the scandal, and not the ideological contradictions that produced all the individualism, opportunism and dead-end strategy of the past decade, we ensure . . .

“The shrewd capitalists, the shrewd imperialists, knew that the only way people would run toward the fox would be if you showed them a wolf, so they created a ghastly alternative.” - Malcolm X

It’s Time to Face the Wolf

We live in unprecedented times. This sentiment has been echoed relentlessly in election after election, misleading a very legitimate sense of urgency in the masses of oppressed people and corralling it into political theater. But it’s true, we do live in unprecedented times. We are on the precipice of extinction, and the fate of every living being on this planet is at stake. That’s not an alarmist statement; we are rapidly reaching the point of no return, millions of lives have already been given their expiration dates because of the gluttony of a privileged few. “When any election is held . . .

How Environmental Racism Perpetuates Over Policing

In 2022 New York City budgeted 10.7 billion dollars to the NYPD, continuing its presence as the largest police force in the United States, while allocating a mere 1.6 billion to the Department of Environmental Protection in a blatant act of ignorance to what real issues are facing New Yorkers. Predominantly Black Latine communities like the Bronx, Harlem, and central Brooklyn as well as the homeless population in New York, which is a combined 90% Black and Latine, are simultaneously on the forefront of inhuman policing policies and climate disasters. It’s of course no coincidence that these communities and populations . . .

Africans against the US/NATO proxy war in Ukraine

A Statement on Ukraine from the Black Liberation Movement

Dismantle NATO Now!Rescind the $16B US Allocations to the Ukraine War!US Imperialism is the Main Danger to Peace, Sovereignty, and Justice for Peoples all Over The World! The ongoing crisis and war in Ukraine threatens to pull the world into a disastrous nuclear confrontation. Disinformation, lies, and propaganda from the US and other western media are aimed at confusing millions of people inside the US and around the world to view Russia as the aggressor, while hiding the US role in the evolution of this conflict. One major example of this manipulation is that western media has not been honest . . .