Glen Ford

Back Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 8:15am
Arne Duncan’s Patently False Promise to Forgive Student Debts at For-Profit Schools
“Enforcers for loan sharks don’t give debt holidays to the masses of victims.” Arne Duncan, President Obama’s Secretary of Education, claims his department is prepared to forgive the debts of thousands of students who attended the Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit rip-off conglomerate that filed...
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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:15am
Obama, Master of Diversion, Proposes Bogus Reforms of Militarized Police
“It is the MISSION of the police that is lethal, racist, oppressive and unacceptable to Black America; the equipment and clothing is incidental.” President Obama took his police “reform” shell game to Camden, New Jersey, this week, announcing a ban on the sale of some types of military equipment to...
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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:45am
Bringing the Crisis to a Head in Baltimore
“ The only thing that can work to fundamentally change the system for Black people – whether in the 21 st century or the Sixties – is mass organization for popular empowerment.” It’s been nine months since the Black youth of Ferguson, Missouri, set history in motion with their demand for justice...
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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 12:30pm
The U.S. Empire and ISIS: A Tale of Two Death Cults
President Obama is a master of military supply and demand. His operatives and allies supply jihadists with enough weapons, financing and, in the case of Libya, a Euro-American air force, to plunge vast tracts of Africa and Asia into bloody chaos, thus creating a demand for intervention by the...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
Ferguson Struggle Has Already Altered Black Politics
After Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon notified the National Guard that he might be calling on their services any day now and declared a state of emergency in anticipation of massive demonstrations, he appointed a 16 member commission to study the underlying social and economic causes of Black discontent in...
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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 9:00am
For Moment, the World Embraces the Cuba Model – and Slaps the Empire
Revolutionary Cuba has always been a miracle and gift to all humankind. This week, the nations of the world – with two savage exceptions – instructed their emissaries at the UN General Assembly to tell the world’s self-designated “indispensable” country to end its 54-year-long trade embargo against...
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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:30pm
The Big Switch: Obama Preparing to Bomb His Way to Regime Change in Syria
The U.S. offensive against ISIS in Syria will very soon revert to its original mission: regime change in Damascus, the strategic objective that unites America’s Euro-Arab-Turkish-Israeli coalition. Although U.S. military planners insist it will take eight months to a year to fully assemble and...
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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:30pm
Who’s Your Daddy, ISIS?
Let us be clear, if that is possible, about President Obama’s plan to deal with ISIS, the boogeyman of America’s own making. The president last week swore that he would “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State, after having spent three years providing weapons and money to jihadists fighters,...
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:45pm
Ferguson Unmasks the War on Black America
“The military character and mission of the police is more clear today than when the Black Panther Party and others sounded the alarm in the Sixties.” The brave and besieged people of Ferguson, Missouri, have already caused serious complications for the U.S. National Security State. By virtue of...
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:00am
The Empire Reaps the Jihadist Whirlwind
“ The problem is, the Pentagon’s proxies are evaporating.” The rise of the Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Syria has flipped the script on U.S. proxy war policies in the region, and may ultimately bring down the royal oil states whose survival is indispensable to American hegemony in the world. At...
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