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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Glen Ford

Glen Ford

Glen Ford is the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report. He can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

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The US Dictatorship of (White) Capital and Its Tools of Bamboozlement

Like three card monte scammers everywhere, the oligarchs that rule the United States strive constantly to keep the populace guessing where the “money card”—in this case, the real power in society—is located.

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Yes, Defund the Cops–And Put Them Under Community Control

Community control of the police means empowering the people to shape and oversee the mechanisms of their own security and end forever the armed occupation of our communities by hostile forces.

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By Trying to Silence Sanders, the Corporate Media Delegitimize Themselves

Bernie Sanders has been made into a non-person, and his proposals routinely distorted, because the corporate media want Americans to meekly submit to the Race to the Bottom.

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Why the Feds Punk Out When Confronting White Rightwing Insurgents

When a criminal justice system born in Native American genocide and Black slave patrolling finds itself in conflict with conservative white Christian landowners, it short-circuits.

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Arne Duncan’s Patently False Promise to Forgive Student Debts at For-Profit Schools

The U.S. government has funneled hundreds of billions of dollars into corporate accounts by bankrolling for-profit schools that systematically fleece their mostly low income and minority students. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan promises to forgive the student loans of those who have been defrauded. Unfortunately, Duncan is lying through his teeth

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The U.S. Empire and ISIS: A Tale of Two Death Cults

"Obama is a flame-thrower, a fire-spitter, a pyromaniac on a mission to incinerate humanity’s capacity to resist – a vision shared by the jihadist death cults."

Glen Ford ·

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