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MLK and the Black Misleadership Class

Black Agenda Report By Glen Ford January 16, 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is the greatest sheer spectacle of hypocrisy and historical duplicity of the year, as Black misleaders take center stage to claim his mandate and mission on behalf of a corporate party. “While Dr. King rejected an alliance with the ‘triple evils,’ Black Democratic misleaders describe their deal with the Devil as smart, ‘strategic’ politics.” The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is commemorated each year at thousands of events in literally every U.S. city, yet the martyred human rights leader’s political philosophy is totally absent…

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Will Black Become the New Green?

Counterpunch By Don Fitz November 3, 2017 On November 7, 2017, Elston McCowan could well become the first Green Party candidate to defeat a Democrat in Missouri. If he wins the Ward 2 race in St. Louis City he will also become the first Green Party candidate to beat a Democrat in an overwhelmingly black district. And it might not be crazy to think that McCowan can actually win. In 2015, he received 37% of the vote as the Green Party candidate against an incumbent. That incumbent left her position to work in the government of the new mayor, infamous…


Open Letter to All Who Live and Love

Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16, 2017 by Cynthia Joseph, Green Party National Headquarters Office Manager There is much concern with the direction we are taking. Unchartered territory, familiar and unfamiliar faces litter the landscape, coloring it with fear and apprehension. Our lives are not perfect. Even in ideal circumstances, we still have to pay bills, take care of our health and each other. As Americans, we’ve always seemed to find a way even in the direst of circumstances. Fear is a product of hard times we’ve endured and the prospect that it could only get worse…


Goodbye, American neoliberalism. A new era is here

The Guardian By Cornel West November 17, 2016 The neoliberal era in the United States ended with a neofascist bang. The political triumph of Donald Trump shattered the establishments in the Democratic and Republican parties – both wedded to the rule of Big Money and to the reign of meretricious politicians. The Bush and Clinton dynasties were destroyed by the media-saturated lure of the pseudo-populist billionaire with narcissist sensibilities and ugly, fascist proclivities. The monumental election of Trump was a desperate and xenophobic cry of human hearts for a way out from under the devastation of a disintegrating neoliberal order…


Defying the Politics of Fear

truthdig By Chris Hedges Nov 6, 2016 Chris Hedges gave this talk Saturday evening at a rally in Philadelphia for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka. No social or revolutionary movement succeeds without a core of people who will not betray their vision and their principles. They are the building blocks of social change. They are our only hope for a viable socialism. They are willing to spend their lives as political outcasts. They are willing to endure repression. They will not sell out the oppressed and the poor. They know that you stand…