David Swanson and Margaret Kimberley: Powell, Obama, Alex Saab and Assange

Close-up of a poster on a pole with a message "Free Julian Assange"

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Oct. 18, 2021
October 20, 2021

Margaret Kimberley is a co-founder and Executive Editor and Senior Columnist for Black Agenda Report, a recipient of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromising Integrity in Journalism, a board member of Consortium News, and a recipient of a 2021 Women and Media Award from the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press.

Ms. Kimberley is author of the book Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents, which we discussed with her last year. She is also a contributor to the anthologies In Defense of Julian Assange, Capitalism on a Ventilator: the Impact of COVID-19 on China and the U.S., and Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence. Her activism includes leadership positions in the United National Antiwar Coalition, the Black Alliance for Peace, and the Board of Directors of the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation.

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David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include Leaving World War II Behind (2020), Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (2018) and War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. Support David’s work.

See also:

The Obama Presidential Center Will Displace Black People, by Margaret Kimberley

From the archives:

The Biden Administration Kidnaps Venezuelan Diplomat: #FreeAlexSaab Now! by Melinda Butterfield

Even in Death There is No Flag Large Enough to Cover the Shame of Killing Innocent People, by Kenn Orphan + Colin Powell’s Own Staff Had Warned Him Against His War Lies, by David Swanson

Chris Hedges: The Legacy of the Obama-Biden Administration

Kristinn Hrafnsson: The US Govt Contemplated Killing Julian Assange With UK Complicity

Prime Witness In Assange Case Admits To Lying + MPs Hand-Deliver Letter To Belmarsh Demanding Access To Julian Assange

Debate: Max Blumenthal VS Mary Ellsberg: Who Is Behind Nicaragua’s Turmoil? Parts 1-3

Chris Hedges and Glen Ford: Obama’s Legacy–The Smashing of the Left