Margaret Kimberley

Margaret Kimberley's Freedom Rider column appears weekly at the Black Agenda Report. Kimberley lives in New York City, and can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley (at) BlackAgendaReport.com.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:30pm
The Panama Papers Problem
The worst criminals on earth are not the poor who sit behind bars in jails and prisons. The biggest thieves are found among the rich. The 1% can buy legislation, politicians and the media to carry out and hide their dirty work. If they can’t change the laws to benefit themselves in their homelands...
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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 11:00am
Flint, Michigan and Democracy
Americans are browbeaten and propagandized into believing they live in a democracy. The word democracy is bandied about with such consistent ferocity that the expression “protesting too much” comes to mind. The story of the tainted Flint, Michigan water supply is Exhibit A in the prosecution of the...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 2:15pm
US Pushes Russia Towards War
This columnist recently said that “ Russia Wins ” in its handling of America’s attempt to eviscerate its influence and its economy. At the time those words were written Secretary of State John Kerry met with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. The meeting appeared to be an admission that the imperial...
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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 8:30am
Gentrification and the Death of Black Communities
“ The inhabitants are pushed aside to make way for transplants who may come from the suburbs, another state or even from another country.” There is no city in this country where black people are safe from the current method of displacement known as gentrification. Washington, DC, once had a...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:45am
For the US, War Is Peace in Ukraine
The United States and the rest of NATO gambled when they took sides in Ukraine’s 2014 political crisis. American fingerprints were clearly seen on the coup which sent an elected president into exile. The West succeeded in putting Petro Poroshenko in the presidency, then showered his nearly bankrupt...
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:30pm
Liar in a Tan Suit: Obama's Distortions from Ukraine to Iraq
On August 28th, president Obama delivered remarks in the White House press room. That is hardly newsworthy but on that day the president wore a tan suit , not the usual presidential dark blue uniform. This simple fashion choice exposed many things that are wrong with America, from shallow media...
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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 11:45am
Climate Change – Point of No Return
Time’s up, or so planet earth seems to be telling humanity. Extreme weather conditions around the globe, including rising temperatures, droughts, crop failures, melting sea ice, rising sea levels, disappearing glaciers and the loss of plant and animal species all point in only one direction. The...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:15am
American and Israeli War Crimes
Of all the partners in international crime in existence right now, the United States and Israel are the worst. Along with their less powerful cohorts like Saudi Arabia they have instigated occupations and carnage on a mass scale. Yet while one hand washes the other, it isn’t always clear who...
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00am
The Plunder of Detroit and Iraq
The ugly face of empire and disaster capitalism is visible all over the world. Detroit, Michigan, was once a thriving city but was sent into a tailspin by the deindustrialization of the United States, white flight, and institutional racism which blamed black people who were in fact the victims of...
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CLOVEN BUNDY "Hannity says I am not an old goat" - Cliven Bundy. (DonkeyHotey) Views
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 1:30pm
The Lessons of Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling
“ Black people or even white people on the left would not get away with publicly brandishing fire arms, forming a de facto militia and threatening the lives of federal employees.” There is nothing like the musings of racist white people to garner media attention and public outrage. Unfortunately...
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