Obama, Harris And The Ruse Of Racial Representation

By Nelson Maldonado-Torres , Black Agenda Report. -

The nomination of Senator Kamala Harris to the position of Vice President of the United States has been widely recognized as a triumph for Black and Asian women in the country. Something similar [...]

Building On Victories For A Stronger Climate Justice Movement

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

While the climate justice movement has been winning important victories, stopping and slowing pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure, and putting the future of fossil fuels in doubt, the [...]

Trump Wins! Completing Obama’s Asian Pivot And Confrontation With China

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

The Trump administration is determined to “put China in its place,” a white supremacist mindset that will inevitably lead to monumental errors of judgment.  The new bipartisan, ruling class [...]

How To Inoculate Yourself From Establishment Bullshit

Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlinjohnstone.com -

In a recent interview with CBS This Morning host Gayle King, former First Lady Michelle Obama contrasted her husband’s presidency with that of his successor by claiming that unlike Trump, the [...]

Stopping Trump’s Immigrant Abuse Requires Understanding Obama

By Roqayah Chamseddine, In These Times -

Those fitting the national security state's classification of “illegal alien” are subjected to violent administrative detention processes and a myriad of enforcement procedures intended to [...]

Climate Crisis Made Worse By Presidential Mis-Leadership Throughout This Century

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Barack Obama, speaking to the Baker Institute, made sure the audience of wealthy Texans, many in the oil business, gave him credit for making the United States a world leader for oil and gas [...]

We’ve Come A Long Way: Obama Praises Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers, Health Over Profit. -

On September 7, 2018, speaking at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, President Obama said that Democrats are running on “good new ideas like Medicare for All…” This indicates a [...]

Trump, Obama And The Nature Of Fascism

By Tony McKenna, Counterpunch.org -

The latest Trump scandal hitting the news – the interment of children in cages, the forcible separation of screaming toddlers from their parents. It seemed to have touched a level of inhumanity [...]

Obama’s Immigration Agencies Separated Children From Their Families, Too

By Colin Kalmbacher, Law and Crime -

The Trump administration has an intentional and explicit policy of separating migrant children from their families if caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without permission. Long before that, [...]

Protect Immigrants’ Rights; End The Crises That Drive Migration

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The ugliness of US immigration policy is once again evident. There is national outrage that separating children, often infants, from their parents is wrong. There is also national consensus (nine [...]

The U.S. Has Been Breaking Up Families For Years

By Brian Sonenstein, Mintpress News -

ICE under Obama averaged 309,887 arrests per year from 2009-2012, while ICE under Trump averaged 139,553 in 2017. Obama set records between 2008 and 2014 with the number of people arrested and [...]

Government Structure—Not Just Personnel—Needs to Change

Paul Street, Truthdig.com -

We need a “change of structure,” not merely a “change of spirit” or a change of party identity and personnel at the nominal top of the corporate totalitarian state. A nominal Democrat was elected [...]

What! Slavery In Libya? You Weren’t Reading Black Agenda Report

By Bruce A. Dixon, www.blackagendareport.com -

If the news that black Libyans and black migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were being sold as slaves in Libya was a surprise to you, then you were not reading Black Agenda Report during the [...]

Obama’s ‘Worst Mistake’ Led To Libyan Slave Trade

By Jason Johnson, theroot.com -

By Jason Johnson for The Root - When CNN broke the story several weeks ago that slavery—not wage slavery, not emotional slavery, not virtual slavery, but actual whips-and-chains-forced labor [...]

Freedom Rider: Obama’s Crimes Are Revealed Under Trump

By Margaret Kimberley, blackagendareport.com -

By Margaret Kimberley for Black Agenda Report - Barack Obama was not the lesser evil president. He was always the more effective evil. The ruling classes were in desperate need of a new and [...]