Glen Ford: U.S. Imperialism Hopping on Just One Leg

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Glen Ford of Black Agenda Reports speaks at Trinity College (Hartford) March 2013.

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Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson: Debate on Obama’s Presidency + Glen Ford: Obama is not the lesser evil

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Updated: Sept. 9, 2012 added a video report

Sep 7, 2012 by democracynow

DemocracyNow.org – As President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination to seek four more years in the White House, we host a debate on his presidency with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University and author of numerous books. Ford calls Obama the “more effective evil” for embracing right-wing policies and neutralizing effective opposition, while Dyson argues Obama provides the best and obvious choice for progressive change within the confines of the U.S. political system.

Click here to watch the entire debate: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/7/effective_evil_or_progressives_best_hope

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Libya: Arms, Duplicity and Front Line Foetuses by Felicity Arbuthnot

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6 April, 2011

“The assessment is that we have taken out 30 percent of the military capacity of Gaddafi.” (Brigadier General Mark van Uhm, senior NATO staff officer, 5th April 2011.)

On 29th March, freshly back from a good will tour of the Middle East, with a bunch of arms salesmen in tow, as bombs rained down on Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron, welcomed Foreign Ministers from more than forty countries to a London Conference: “To help the Libyan people in their hour of need.” (i)

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Will the Last Mercenary Turn Out the Lights On U.S. Empire by Glen Ford

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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
Black Agenda Report
25 January 2011

The United States’ use of mercenaries is unprecedented in scope for a major power in modern times, and further weakens a decaying empire. Unable to defeat the resistance in two of the poorest nations on the planet, America increasingly depends on high-paid killers-for-profit to man the battlements. In Iraq, where the U.S. is reluctantly making an exit, “President Obama plans to substitute outgoing U.S. troops with mercenaries.” The same may happen, soon, in Afghanistan.

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Why Black MisLeadership Won’t Sign the Anti-War Petition by Glen Ford

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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
Black Agenda Radio Commentaries
26 January 2011

“We vow not to support President Barack Obama for renomination for another term in office, and to actively seek to impede his war policies unless and until he reverses them,” says a petition signed by hundreds of social activists. But the baton of progressive political and moral leadership may be passing from Black America, dominated by a venal misleadership class that refuses to actively oppose President Obama’s wars.

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Glen Ford: President Obama is more concerned with pleasing Wall St than appeasing public opinion

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Glen Ford: President Obama is more concerned with pleasing Wall St than appeasing public opinion

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Let’s Have a Real Protest, Not a Democratic Pep Rally, on October 2nd by Glen Ford

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by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
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Sept. 15, 2010

“A Washington rally for jobs, justice and peace that makes no specific demands on President Obama would amount to a capitulation to the status quo on all counts.” The October 2 “One Nation” rally, initiated by the NAACP and organized labor, is a huge work in progress, drawing numbers from “nearly the entire spectrum of labor, social justice and peace formations in the United States.” Some will come to protest massive unemployment, war, bailouts and other injustices, and call out the perpetrators by name. Others want only to join in a campaign rally for Democrats.

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Remembering the Tragedy, Part 2 with Glen Ford, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

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September 12, 2010

(SOAPBOX #72) – Cindy hosts the executive editor of the Black Agenda Report, Glen Ford. He’s already had a long career as a distinguished radio host, though usually pre-recording his show prior to broadcast in order to facilitate editing & correction.  (Whereas that silly Cindy has live guests.)  They discuss the major recent conservative kerfluffle over the “ground zero mosque,” which isn’t at ground zero, and isn’t a mosque either.  [But what do facts have to do with it, anyway?] They’re calling a single nearly microscopic piece of land by the superstitious name “hallowed ground.”  Continue reading

All Power to the Casinos & Let the Devil Take the Hindmost! Who Needs A Social Safety Net? by Glen Ford

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by Glen Ford
Black Agenda Radio
July 2, 2010

In the endgame of casino capitalism, every “crisis” is an excuse to turn the screws tighter. The only solutions our leaders can propose are deeper cuts to social services, savage slashes in the government services ordinary people use, along with privatizations of public assets that benefit only a few of the best connected cronies.

Your smiling TV business reporter has doubtless assured you that the Great Recession is over, whether it feels that way to you or not, and that what looks like the destruction of life as the average American once knew it is really just a large bump in the road to prosperity. However, he adds, there will be some belt-tightening. But that belt is a noose, and President Obama and most of his Democrats and all of the Republicans have joined a lynching party led by the Wall Street gang. They are hell bent on finishing off what’s left of the fragile social safety net in the United States.

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Obama’s Iran Diversion: Forget About Jobs, Forget About The Gulf! by Glen Ford

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by Glen Ford
Black Agenda Radio
July 2, 2010

If war with Iran is insane, why is Obama acting crazy? “Stepping to the brink of war with Iran only makes a kind of macabre sense if the Obama administration feels in desperate need of a diversion.” The bigger the better, since the diversion must call attention from the goo in the Gulf and the air in people’s wallets.

“Washington seeks to create an artificial confrontation with Iran in order to draw attention from the real, profound and multiplying crises that threaten, not just the Obama presidency, but global rule of finance capital.”

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Fascism Enters Through “Terror” Door by Glen Ford

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by Glen Ford
Black Agenda Radio
24 June 2010

The question is not whether fascists have held power in the United States, but why they have not yet been able to rule as fascists. The question may soon become moot, as the U.S. Supreme Court acts to further “dismantle legal barriers to actual fascist rule” – most recently through its decision on providing “material support” to “terrorists.”

In New York City, “a ‘people’s lawyer’ and civil liberties heroine, Lynne Stewart, faces re-sentencing on her conviction of giving material support to her client.”
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Blood, Oil & US Empire

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February 19, 2010
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Ashley Smith, Adaner Usmani, Glen Ford at the New England United Antiwar Conference. Filmed by Paul Hubbard on 1-30-10 at MIT, Boston MA.

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The Truth Shall Not be Spoken in Arizona by Glen Ford

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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
Black Agenda Radio Commentaries
19 May 2010

As Arizona moves past the “tipping point” of non-white population, its government scrambles to safeguard historical white lies from exposure by public school ethnic studies programs. The governor “intends to wipe the white historical slate clean of actual genocides, enslavements, land piracies, and all manner of crimes against darker peoples.” The truth shall not be spoken in Arizona.”

“The truth shall not be spoken in Arizona, if it is detrimental to the reputation and sensibilities of white people.”

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The Tea Party’s Mass White Appeal by Glen Ford

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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
Black Agenda Radio Commentaries
May 11, 2010

Weasel corporate media operatives strain to erase the stain of racism from the Tea Party “movement” – largely a media creation – while white nationalist leaders hide the hoods and nooses in the darker recesses of their bunkers. Yet the data seem to show that racism is what gives the Tea Party mass appeal (45 percent approval) among whites.

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“A near majority of whites approve of the Tea Party, and majorities of them subscribe to the most debased stereotypes of Black people.”

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Obama Inc. Triumphs: Kucinich Folds His Hand on Health Care by Glen Ford

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Black Agenda Report
March 17, 2010

Kucinich had been given an offer that he felt he could not refuse.The Obama administration has finished the job it started in January, 2009: crush the progressive wing of the Democratic Party to clear the way for corporate governance. Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s was the last Left opposition to Obama’s toxic health care legislation. “Once Obama’s private insurers’ bailout bill is in place, it will be almost impossible to dismantle in the foreseeable future.”

The last Left Democrat in the U.S. Congress has folded his hand, crushed by Wall Street’s servant in the White House, Barack Obama.

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