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Margaret Kimberley's Freedom Rider column appears weekly in BAR. Ms. Kimberley lives in New York City, and maintains an edifying and frequently updated blog at freedomrider.blogspot.com. More of her work is also available at her Black Agenda Report archive page.

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Donald Trump Thursday, July 7, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fear Factor: Trump the Boogeyman Trump's party doesn't want him and the "Stop Trump" clique know it. If millions of Democrats would say they don't want Hillary Clinton either then the fracturing of the two parties will continue and the American people will have a hope of real democracy.

President Obama Saturday, May 7, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's Last Gasp Imperialism A lot of damage can be done between now and January 20, 2009. There is no reason to mourn or rejoice Obama's departure because he will be followed by someone who likes his foreign policy as it is. That person will also like Americans as they are: mostly intelligent but uninformed even if they wish to know what is happening around the world.

Image created from image crediting Friday, April 8, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: The Panama Papers Problem The Panama tax haven leaks reveal a lot about the lawlessness of the rich, as well as the ideological bias of the western press. "Vladimir Putin's name appears nowhere, but the corporate media used his image repeatedly to drum up interest in what is an otherwise newsworthy story." Americans are conspicuous by their absence from the story. That's because rich people in the U.S. can avoid taxes.

World War One Saturday, December 12, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Syria and World War Boundless American greed, warlike hubris and imperial muscle flexing are at the bottom of the wave of regfugees fleeing sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, at the roots of genocidal wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen, and behind the simmering crisis in Ukraine. For the world's only superpower there seem to be no limits, no counting of costs or consequences

Robert L. Dear Thursday, December 3, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Killer White Men and the People Who Love Them It isn't surprising that Dear and his ilk feel entitled to kill. When they do they are called gentle loners. Their families are viewed sympathetically. The New York Times referenced his ex-wife's weeping blue eyes, just to make certain that readers didn't forget she is white. They also quoted her as calling him "an imperfect but good man."

Image created from image crediting Thursday, November 19, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: Solidarity and the International League of Peoples Struggles Free trade brings jobs -- or so we are told -- when in fact they do just the opposite. Workers instead are pitted against one another in the awful race to the bottom. Inevitably all of them suffer when corporations jump from country to country looking for the fastest route to chew up workers and spit them out.

Image created from image crediting Friday, September 11, 2015 (71 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Refugees Flee American Aggression Americans are made uncomfortable by pictures of drowned refugee children, but most cannot accept that their own government's "unrelenting effort at regime change in Syria is the cause of this crisis." US media parrot Washington's lies, keeping tally of the displaced and doomed, but blaming Syria's government for defending itself against western-backed jihadists.

Obama Finger Pointing At Africans Monday, August 3, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's Africa Hypocrisy The president's visit to East Africa has been the occasion for the same kind of hypocritical finger pointing Barack Obama usually reserves for his frequent hectoring of Black America.

Attack Formation Thursday, January 8, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Police Corruption Exposed The awful truth which black people were well aware of is now out in the open for all to see. Police departments in the United States exist for the purpose of maintaining white people's prerogatives as the group in control of everyone else. Enhancing public safety is a secondary consideration.

Police militarization in Ferguson Missouri Sunday, December 21, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ferguson Reverberates Around the World The Pentagon's 1033 Program accelerated the supply of military equipment given to the police, but it was not a new experience for black Americans. Police on the beat, like Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, are a modern day slave patrol, using the slightest infraction or none at all to arrest, assault and even kill on a daily basis.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Privatized Ebola WHO actions and priorities are no longer the result of the consensus of the world's people but top down decision making from wealthy philanthropists.

Image created from image crediting Sunday, May 11, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: How Not to "Bring Back our Girls" Hundreds of Nigerian girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters, three weeks ago. The abductions got very little media coverage, so the wave of U.S. revulsion is only now surfacing. Americans urge their government to "do something," but know next to nothing about the Nigerian political crisis, since there has not been "a single television news story about Boko Haram in 2013."

Friday, July 26, 2013 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Corporate Media's Mass Hypnosis We live in age when it is all but impossible to escape media influence. As with all things, the quality of that media varies greatly from one outlet to another, but the corporate media is most ubiquitous while also being the least informative.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: When Cops and Prosecutors are Criminals The ironically named criminal justice system in this country is good at prosecuting and creating many criminals but not very good at producing any justice. The USA would not have the largest prison population of any other country on earth if it did not also have the harshest prosecution and sentencing system of any other country. America's addiction to racism and violence creates outright criminality among police & prosecutors

Thursday, January 31, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: Job Discrimination Lives On For the masses of Black people, progress against job discrimination ground to halt decades ago. Even at the supervisory level, apartheid is the order of the day. "Black men and women are rarely hired to supervise white people. Black men supervise black men, black women supervise black women, and white men are in positions to manage everyone else."

Friday, January 18, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: Obama Moves on Iran No allegation against Iran is too wild for the U.S. corporate media megaphone. The fact that Iran's modest arms industry makes a small proportion of the bullets floating around Africa is made to seem the equivalent of a mushroom cloud. "While the U.S. spins its AFRICOM web and plans to send troops to 35 different countries, Iran alone is accused of bringing violence to the continent."

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: Killing Children If America fails to finally find compassion for the legions of "other people's" children it has killed, then it will never comprehend why its own, internal massacres occur with such frequency. "Indiscriminate violence made America what it is today."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: Not Voting for Obama The top Democrat and Republican have clashed face-to-face three times -- and emerged far more alike than different. "Given this degree of collusion, why would it be so terrible if Obama lost?" The presidential electoral exercise looks more like an exorcism in which both parties are the Devil.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: Why Romney Beat Obama It is true that Barack Obama didn't have his act together when he went up against Mitt Romney, last week. In fact, he seemed to drop his Democratic act entirely, showing his true political self: a corporate politician who is in general agreement with his corporate Republican challenger. " Obama was caught unprepared and unable to state plainly how he differs from his opponent, mostly because he doesn't differ very much."

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: Farewell Congressman Kucinich With the gerrymandered defeat of Dennis Kucinich, the Congress has lost its last, best progressive. "Called crazy or wacky, Kucinich is nothing more than what other Democrats ought to be." Kucinich stood firm, when all in the Progressive and Black Caucuses folded. "If there is no room for one, not even one true Democrat, then there should no longer be any allegiance to that party."

Thursday, December 8, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: Black America at the Bottom The Obama phenomenon has silenced a people who were once the most likely to speak out against inequality and injustice. The death of movement politics has made black people the perfect victims of the descent of their nation's and the world's economies.

Monday, October 17, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: Occupy Wall Street, Denounce the Democrats Mass action is the only way to prevent further inequality & further American aggression around the world. Occupy Wall Street can be the beginning of a great movement, or a lost opportunity.

Friday, June 3, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: The Obama Surveillance State The state security apparatus which came into being during the Bush administration is now supported just as strongly, if not more so, under president Barack Obama. There has been no let-up, no change in course for a system which becomes stronger with each passing day and which faces almost no political opposition.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: Wisconsin Assault on Workers Only two years after the party supported by most of organized labor won a decisive national election, the Republicans are on the verge of crushing union power once and for all. But, the White House seems singularly uninvolved. "President Obama, who like all Democrats depends on labor unions to mobilize support, was at best lukewarm in his support of the protests" in Wisconsin".

Thursday, January 6, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Rider: White Supremacy in 2011 The entire notion of the U.S. as a post-racial society is nonsensical, as even the most cursory review of the past year attests. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, sometimes mentioned as presidential caliber, "recently made headlines when he fondly reminisced about the old days of segregation" when "things weren't that bad." A well paid pundit says Michael Vick should be executed, and Black farmers can't find justice above or bel

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Economic Crisis Worsens With state and federal governments effectively broke and the new president about to turn over the next round of bailout money to the financial services industry... Americans are stuck in a morass of apathy and ignorance brought about by corporate media disinformation.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 (60 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Progressives Cave to Obama The stampede to Obama reveals the emptiness of the Democratic left. The progressive movement is on its death bed, in critical condition for many reasons.