Bill Fletcher Jr.

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is Executive Editor of The Black Commentator. He is also a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies and the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
Keep Marching On
In just about every vibrant progressive social movement, there comes a moment when a psychologically or emotionally disturbed person, an agent provocateur, or a political extremist commits an atrocious act that is seized upon by the state and/or the Right to try to discredit or outright repress the...
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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:30am
The Unfinished Civil War
I n the aftermath of the Republican victories in the midterm elections, some liberals have been asking whether they really “need” the South. In electoral terms, should progressives essentially ignore the South and concentrate on other regions in order to ensure a long-term favorable bloc? In a...
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 2:46pm
Claiming and Teaching the 1963 March on Washington
August 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Publicly associated with Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, this march brought more than 250,000 people to the nation’s capital. The day went down in history as a powerful show of force against Jim Crow segregation.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 9:28am
Way Worse Than a Dumb War: Iraq Ten Years Later
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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 8:15am
Reimagining Socialism: Rising to the Occasion
Note from The Nation editors: Socialism's all the rage. "We Are All Socialists Now,"Newsweek declares. As the right wing tells it, we're already living in the U.S.S.A. But what do self-identified socialists (and their progressive friends) have to say about the global economic crisis? We hope that Barbara Ehrenreich and Bill Fletcher Jr.'s " Reimagining Socialism: Rising to the Occasion will kick off a spirited dialogue.
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Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 2:02pm
Rev. 'Icarus', the Obama Campaign, & the Left
The Greek myth is both simple and compelling. Daedalus, imprisoned on the island of Crete with his son (Icarus), fashioned wings made of feathers and wax in order for the two of them to fly to freedom. Daedalus warned Icarus, however, not to fly too close to the Sun because the wax would melt and he would fall. The two of them took off, but Icarus became entranced with flight and, ignoring his father's warnings, flew higher and higher until the wax melted and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea.
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