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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Protesters march through lower Manhattan over the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police on June 19, 2020. Views
Sunday, September 27, 2020
The US Dictatorship of (White) Capital and Its Tools of Bamboozlement
The New York Times and fellow corporate media discourage Americans from organizing against the rule of the rich by pretending that People Power is a fantasy. “The ruling class is very much aware that the only force capable of countering the power of Capital is the Power of the People in motion.”...
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Demand community control, not only of the police, but of education, housing, health care and all the other services that civilized societies require. (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images) Views
Friday, June 26, 2020
Yes, Defund the Cops–And Put Them Under Community Control
"Street power’ will be dissipated if organizers leave the levers of power in the hands of local Democrats." Never in the modern history of the United States has an insurgent, Black-led movement been viewed favorably by such large majorities of whites. According to the latest New York Times/Siena...
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Sunday, November 10, 2019
By Trying to Silence Sanders, the Corporate Media Delegitimize Themselves
“The system was suffering a crisis of legitimacy: nobody believed the official narrative anymore.” Bernie Sanders’ campaign has finally gone full-throat with the obvious: the Democrat-aligned corporate media have thrown all journalistic principles to the wind to impose a “Bernie Blackout.” How can...
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Friday, January 08, 2016
Why the Feds Punk Out When Confronting White Rightwing Insurgents
The armed right-wing activists that seized control of a federal wildlife sanctuary compound in eastern Oregon have already committed – and conspired to commit – enough serious criminal violations of U.S. law to land each of them in federal prison for the rest of lives. Of course, as Wajahat Ali...
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Friday, June 12, 2015
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
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 08, 2015
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
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
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 02, 2014
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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