Glen Ford

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

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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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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 5:00pm
Obama Summons Africa to Washington to Talk Trade (and How to Cut Out China)
"AFRICOM exists to ensure that mutually beneficial African trade with China and Brazil results in no shift in African nations’ political orientation, and is perpetually subject to curtailment by the U.S.” Leaders from the vast bulk of Africa’s nations have been summoned to Washington, this weekend...
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Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 8:30am
The Siege of Detroit: A War of Black Urban Removal
Like the rapist who insists his victim “wanted it,” Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr claims city retirees were expressing “strong support for the city’s plan to adjust its debts” when they voted to accept a 4.5 percent cut in their meager pensions. Corporate media echoed the state appointee’s...
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:15am
Obama's Hot War
The United States has set the world on fire. It is nonsense to talk of a “new” Cold War, when what the world is witnessing is multiple conflagrations as intense and horrifically destructive as at any period since World War Two. Virtually every one of these armed conflicts has been methodically set...
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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 11:45am
U.S. Funds “Terror Studies” to Dissect and Neutralize Social Movements
The U.S. Department of Defense is immersed in studies about...people like you. The Pentagon wants to know why folks who don’t themselves engage in violence to overthrow the prevailing order become, what the military calls, “supporters of political violence.” And by that they mean, everyone who...
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:30pm
Boko Haram a Blessing for Imperialism in Africa: US Training Death Squads
Militarily, Africa is fast becoming an American continent. Barack Obama, who has been president for all but the first year of AFRICOM’s existence, has succeeded in integrating U.S. fighting units, bases, training regimens, equipment and financing into the military structures of all but a handful of...
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In video footage released on May 12, 2014, Boko Haram purported to show dozens of girls recently kidnapped in Nigeria. (Public domain) Views
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
Kidnapped Girls Become Tools of US Imperial Policy in Africa
A chorus of outraged public opinion demands that the “international community” and the Nigerian military “Do something!” about the abduction by Boko Haram of 280 teenage girls. It is difficult to fault the average U.S. consumer of packaged “news” products for knowing next to nothing about what the...
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 9:15am
Jail the Bankers? Obama Has Been Their Staunchest Defender
The Obama administration is in a makeover frenzy, cosmetically cleaning up its corporatist act for the sake of the lame duck president’s legacy and endangered Democrats in Congress. Evils must be reapportioned in the public mind, so that the balance between lesser and greater abominations is...
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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 10:44am
Detroit’s Agony Shows Why Black America Needs a People’s Plan for the Cities
Hundreds of low-wage surveyors scour the depopulated streets of Detroit, mapping the extent of “blight” that has consumed the city.
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