SHARE Friday, July 3, 2020 Politicians of Color Should Not Be Immune from Criticism
To me, being an anti-racist activist means that one consistently challenges the structures of racist exclusion, exploitation, repression and incarceration
It does not mean that one must defend or praise establishment politicians of color.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Let Us Name the System: "Racial Capitalism"
It's oddly disconcerting nowadays to hear regular mentions of the phrase "systemic racism" from mainstream journalists who adamantly refuse to criticize (or even name) the system that U.S. racism is entrenched in. That system is "CAPITALISM."
Or as historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad calls it: "racial capitalism."
SHARE Thursday, February 13, 2020 When CNN Introduces Bernie-Bashers Only as "Former," CNN Is Lying To You
CNN and CBS do it. NPR and PBS do it. They all do it.
It's a "gentleman's" agreement between elite media and their establishment guests - a courtesy major news outlets bestow upon former officials who get to pontificate and editorialize about today's events with no worry they'll be identified by their jobs TODAY.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, September 23, 2019 Will Joe Biden Be a Rerun of 2016 Tragedy?
Either Warren or Sanders would fare better against Trump than a candidate like Biden, who is easily tied to moneyed elites and a blatantly unfair status quo. We've seen that movie before and it ended in the 2016 disaster.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, March 22, 2019 Let's Not Restore or Mythologize Obama
With former Vice President Joe Biden seemingly ready to join the presidential race, a Washington Post reporter wrote: "Biden and his allies picture an election that poses a choice between four more years of Trump disruption and a chance to restore the Obama administration."
Ah, the hope of an Obama restoration!
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, March 8, 2019 This Jew Tells Speaker Pelosi: "You May Well Prove Ilhan Omar correct."
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's symbolic "show vote" in Congress on an anti-Semitism and "hate" resolution which offers all the authenticity and honesty of a Soviet show trial proves Rep. Ilhan Omar's point about the inordinate influence wielded over Congress by the "Israel-right or-wrong"/AIPAC lobby and its power to stifle criticism of Israel.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 15, 2018 Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters
While Trump's 2016 victories in swing states may well have been aided by his posing as a foe of protracted war, his administration's Mideast policies have largely exposed that masquerade. Unfortunately, the weak and confused positions of Democratic leaders on endless war and bloated military spending offer little alternative to war-weary voters.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Democrats Gather in Chicago: Elite Party or Party of the People?
Despite being led by one of the most erratic & least popular presidents in modern history, the Republican Party dominates U.S. politics.
One of the main reasons for this awful state of affairs is that the opposition party -- which calls itself "Democratic" -- is led by vacillating, corporate-oriented politicians who seem to have one firm principle: that the party's progressive base must be repeatedly insulted, repressed...
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Where Are All the U.S. Oligarchs With Links to Washington?
As Comcast's CEO, Roberts is the ultimate boss of those allegedly progressive hosts on MSNBC. Which may help to explain their silence about U.S. oligarchs, since it would be difficult to bring up the topic without mentioning their boss.
SHARE Tuesday, March 27, 2018 A Steady Diet of War Hawks, Spies and Liars
When the "War on Terror" was launched in 2001, mainstream media -- especially cable TV news -- started a parade. It was a narrow parade of hawkish retired military and intelligence brass promoting war as the response to the crime of 9/11, predicting success and identifying foreign enemies to attack.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, August 15, 2016 TV Networks Should Open Up the Presidential Debates
If 10 TV networks got together and decided to nationally televise a presidential debate restricted to Donald Trump and Gary Johnson, while barring other candidates including Democrat Hillary Clinton, it would be recognized as an act of media bias or exclusion.
But what if the televised debates this fall are restricted to just Trump and Clinton? That, too, needs to be recognizeds as an intentional act of media exclusion
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 4, 2015 Memo to Media: Ask Trump If He's a 'Serial Racist'
It's easy to laugh off Donald Trump's fact-free comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists. And easy to poke fun, as Jon Stewart did, at Trump's grudging admission that some Mexican immigrants might be "good people."
But there is a serious issue here, and mainstream media interviewers have neglected to ask Trump about it -- and that's Trump's history of pointing the finger of rape at innocent men of color.