Glen Ford

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

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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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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 7:01am
American State of the Union: A Festival of Lies
“Believe it,” said the current Prevaricator-in-Chief, in the conclusion to his annual litany lies. President Obama’s specialty, honed to theatrical near-perfection over five disastrous years, is in crafting the sympathetic lie, designed to suspend disbelief among those targeted for oblivion, through displays of empathy for the victims.
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Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 9:21am
Obama’s Ludicrous Afghanistan Declarations
The most ridiculous actor in the fictitious U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is not President Hamid Karzai, the hustler the U.S. installed as its puppet after the American invasion in 2001. The real clowns in this charade are those Americans that pretend to believe President Obama when he says the U.S.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 2:31pm
Obama and Holder Let Gangsters Pay Fine, Continue Business As Usual
Imagine if Charles “Lucky” Luciano and his “Commission” representing the five reigning New York Mafia families plus the Chicago mob had been immune from law enforcement meddling in their activities, from the establishment of the “Syndicate” in 1931 to the present day.
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