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Why Does Barack Obama Hate My Family?

KevinGrayFamilyFrontby Kevin Alexander Gray

People have a right to take personally Barack Obama's harangues against Black people's supposedly sub-par behavior. Every time Obama badmouths some aspect of African American mores or culture, fleets of media outlets megaphone the accusations, barbs so generalized they could apply to countless Black families. "Playin' black men on Father's Day is repulsive" and, for that matter, "why should any aspect of black male-female relations be grist for the campaign mill?" Obama has a talent for hitting Blacks below the belt. "As race-baiting and race politics goes, Obama has proven himself to be as good, if not better than [Bill] Clinton, long considered the modern master of race politics."

What Obama Might Say to White Fathers

by Shannon Joyce PrinceWhiteFathersDrugsFront

What if statistics showed that "white young people are
over twice as likely than black young people to drive drunk, a third more
likely to carry a weapon, three times more likely to binge drink, and twice to
four times more likely (depending on the drug) to use cocaine, coke, inhalants,
steroids, hallucinogens, and methamphetamines?" That's precisely what the
statistics say - which should be a signal for Barack Obama to begin paying visits
to white churches to low-rate the fathers of the congregations. We can hear it
now: "Clearly you, white parents, need to stop being shiftless and take care of
your responsibilities. You are failing your children." But don't bet on it.
Things like that only happen in works of satire.

‘Progressives for Obama’ Fool Themselves

LeadIraqStreetby BAR executive editor
Glen Ford

Barack Obama's rush to disavow the "tag" of the
"Left" should surprise no one. The only people who pretend that Obama is a
"progressive" are a few Leftists, and Right-wingers that hate Leftists. "But
the most important reason that ‘Progressives for Obama' should have never
existed is its utter lack of content." Progressives have been playing
"make-believe" with the Obama campaign, dubbing it both "progressive" and a
"movement" when there is no movement or progressive content to the campaign.
Some progressives are guilty of providing "a veneer of progressive credibility
to a candidate who was nothing of the kind.

Millions Face Disaster Due to U.S. Ethiopian Occupation of Somalia

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen FordBARfrontDuststorm

George Bush doesn't feel the need to be consistent on
human rights and international law. He's got the largest arsenal in the history
of the world at his disposal - and no scruples about waging war against people
who cannot fight back. "The Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, launched in late
2006 with massive air, naval and logistical support from the Americans, has
resulted in the displacement of 3.5 million people." By the end of this year,
an equal number of Somalis will face death by starvation. The American "modus operandi is to create chaos - always resulting in mass deaths among the poor - in order to declare Africans unfit to run their own affairs. 

To listen to this Black Agenda Radio commentary, click the flash player below

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Freedom Rider - Obama's Iraq Fairy Tale

by BAR editor and senior
columnist Margaret Kimberley
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With his nomination assured, Barack Obama is
showing the Left just what little regard he has for them. "Ever since Hillary
Clinton pulled out of the race, he has laughed at his defenders and sneered
that his now disappointed supporters were too stupid to read what he said or
really listen to his lofty speeches." Obama blames anti-war activists for
failing to discern that he was never anti-war, after all. He is not, and has
never been, in favor of a "hard and fast, arbitrary deadline for withdrawal" from Iraq. Obama's "tearful, spurned followers had better grow up fast, end their asinine hero worship, and learn how to make political demands before singing the praises of a presidential candidate."

 

African Dictatorships and Double-Standards

by Stephen ZunesObiangAndRiceFront

President George Bush singles out Zimbabwean
Robert Mugabe as if he is the most dictatorial national leader on the planet.
But in fact, the U.S. has good relations with "Swaziland, Congo,
Cameroun, Togo, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Rwanda, Gabon, Egypt, and Tunisia," none
of which hold democratic elections. Perhaps the greatest contradiction in U.S.
stated and actual foreign policy in Africa is "the regime of Teodoro Obiang
Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea." Obiang killed his own uncle to seize
power, and became one of the wealthiest men in Africa by keeping much of his
country's oil revenues for himself. Obiang is so distrustful of his own people,
he is guarded by Moroccons.

The Audacity of Imperial Airbrushing: Barack Obama’s Whitewashed History of U.S. Foreign Policy and

StreetPageTwoby
Paul Street

 
The
United States has a solution for avoiding discussion of the many
crimes it has committed against weaker nations: denial. “It never
happened,” say the Americans, when confronted with the facts.
Barack Obama is as skilled in the denial arts as anyone, and so are
his advisors. “In Obama's world view, as in that of his Harvard
friend and former foreign policy adviser Samantha Power, American
crimes generally don't exist. They didn't happen.” Denial is
serious business. “Candidate Obama's foreign policy pronouncements
have been loaded with promises of future criminality under an Obama
administration.”

 

Hopes And Dreams

7_foot_poet_upright_250wideby Kemet Mawakana, a.k.a. the Seven Foot Poet

Like Dr. King, we've all got a dream, for ourselves, for our families, for our futures.  Some of us even have a plan.  But there are dreams and there are Dreams.  There are plans and there are Plans.

African Dictatorships and Double-Standards

by Stephen Zunes

President George Bush singles out Zimbabwean
Robert Mugabe as if he is the most dictatorial national leader on the planet.
But in fact, the U.S. has good relations with "Swaziland, Congo,
Cameroun, Togo, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Rwanda, Gabon, Egypt, and Tunisia," none
of which hold democratic elections. Perhaps the greatest contradiction in U.S.
stated and actual foreign policy in Africa is "the regime of Teodoro Obiang
Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea." Obiang killed his own uncle to seize
power, and became one of the wealthiest men in Africa by keeping much of his
country's oil revenues for himself. Obiang is so distrustful of his own people,
he is guarded by Moroccons.

For The Love of Money

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 By Kemet Mawakana, a.k.a. the Seven Foot Poet

\Who gets paid? Who gets played? What will, or won't be done, and to whom -  for the love of money?  The Seven Foot Poet knows.

The Hidden History of US Broadcasting

by BAR managing editor Bruce Dixonmontage090

The US broadcast media regime, in which greedy, amoral corporations enjoy completely free monopoly licenses to run their highly profitable businesses upon the scarce public property that is the broadcast spectrum is usually presented to us as the only “natural” and sensible media order. It is, we've all been told, the benign and logical outcome of democratic give and take and rigorous competition in a free marketplace. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

Cynthia McKinney Deserves Your Support, Obama Does Not

A Campaign Foreign Policy Focus by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who seems poised to capture the Green Party presidential nomination, in Chicago, this month, "is at this juncture in history the only vehicle through which progressives can both register their outrage at Barack Obama and begin the process of rebuilding a mass, Black-led movement for real social change." Meanwhile, the frequency of Obama's Right turns seem to increase in direct proportion to the nearness of the general election. "Surely no one with a brain any longer believes that Obama is a closet progressive, or even a genuine liberal." The question is, How many progressives will put their votes and resources to honorable use?

Freedom Rider: So Long Suckers

by BAR editor
and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

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"The Obama campaign slogan ought to be ‘Never
give a sucker an even break.'" The Democratic nominee-to-be has made "chumps"
out of progressives at every turn, yet they still fawn over Obama as if he is
one of their own. But do these "hapless" supporters deserve pity - or
condemnation. Regarding the group, Progressives for Obama, "they are
accomplices to" the candidate's "wrong doing." Something is clearly wrong in
the "progressive" American political culture.. "Because progressives never
fought the good fight amongst themselves, they still don't know what their
agenda ought to be, or worse yet, they don't even know they should have one."

Obama Embraces Bush's Faith-Based Corruption

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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

 

George W. Bush as his mentor, Barack Obama shamelessly dives into the political sewer of "faith-based initiatives," the Republican strategy to bribe the Black preaching class. Obama takes his cues from "W," who early in his first term lured hustler/preachers by the thousands into GOP ranks by grabbing them by the greedy-bones. Rather than prepare to cast out this great corruption along with the Bush regime, Obama adopts it as his own - a shocking display of cynicism and amorality. Obama's faith-based treachery will inevitably result in a weakening of the Black progressive tradition.

We regret that the audio of this BA Radio commentary is no longer available.

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