Margaret Kimberley

Margaret Kimberley's Freedom Rider column appears weekly in BAR. Ms. Kimberley lives in New York City, and can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley(at)BlackAgendaReport.Com.

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)

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Cooperation Humboldt is a model for ecological, economic and human sustainability. (Photo: Cooperation Humboldt) Views
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Cooperation Humboldt and the Solidarity Economy
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed all of the inconvenient truths about life in the United States. It is no longer possible to hide the disconnect between myths of a great and advanced society with scenes of long lines for food pantries, millions of workers suddenly unemployed and a political system...
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Sunday, April 05, 2020
COVID-19 and Black Workers
The gross inequalities and declining standards of life in the US are magnified by the corona crisis, pushing already marginalized populations to the brink. “The supposedly great nation is just a failed state with a big army and a powerful oligarchy.” There is an old saying that if America catches a...
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The politicians of Corbyn and Sanders ilk will always face an uphill battle. (Photo: Views
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Propaganda and the Defeat of Jeremy Corbyn
If Corbyn can be defeated with a libel it can work just as well on Sanders. “Corporate in both countries behave in similar fashion and make a mockery of any claims of a free press.” One year ago this columnist wrote about the Integrity Initiative, an arm of British intelligence masquerading as an...
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Americans may snicker when Trump pays homage to an army dog that he says helped to track Baghdadi but they should remember that Bush and Obama and now Trump are responsible for far greater suffering. (Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The Baghdadi Scam
"In the end it doesn’t matter if Baghdadi is dead or when or how he died.” Donald Trump says that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by the United States military. Baghdadi was the founder of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which is also known as ISIS and Daesh. The name is less...
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Sunday, August 04, 2019
Trump and Baltimore
Anyone feeling the need to defend Baltimore from Trump’s opinions ought to talk about what really ails that city. There is only one person worthy of being defended in the wake of Donald Trump’s twitter tirade against Congressional Black Caucus member Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore. That...
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A 2013 protest against private prison company Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). (Photo: VOCAL-NY/flickr/cc) Views
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Joe Arpaio Is No Aberration
Even most leftish white Americans like to think that their country is good and its institutions are fair and equitable. According to this wishful thinking human rights abuses only happen in faraway places and injustices here are resolved by reining in a few bad apples. The facts say otherwise and...
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
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
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
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
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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