Margaret Kimberley has been Editor and Senior Columnist for Black Agenda Report since its inception in 2006. Her first book, Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents, will be published by Steerforth Press on February 4, 2020. She is a contributor to the OR Books anthology, In Defense
Jeffrey Sterling is a former CIA case officer who was convicted of violating the Espionage Act and was in federal prison in Colorado. Prior to this program, as far as we know, Sterling had not been asked whether he believes the stated purpose of the program he worked on. Does he really think the purpose
Danny Haiphong is an activist, journalist, and scholar. For the last five years, Haiphong has been a weekly contributor to Black Agenda Report. His articles have also appeared in The American Herald Tribune, MintPressNews, and CounterPunch. His work was featured
Dr. Wes Bellamy is a City Councilman in Charlottesville, Va., and a political science professor at Virginia State University. He has helped lead the ongoing effort to remove statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. His new book is called Monumental: It Was Never About a Statue.
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Stephanie Welch is a documentarian and executive director of Paragon Media, a nonprofit media organization that is the co-producer of the new film, A DANGEROUS IDEA. Welch is also Senior Producer at the nonprofit Bioneers and produces the award-winning syndicated program Bioneers Radio: Revolution
Hawes Spencer is a journalist who has reported for the New York Times, NPR, the Hook, and other publications. He has taught journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University and James Madison University. For over two decades, Hawes Spencer edited two weekly newspapers in Charlottesville,
James W. Loewen is the bestselling and award-winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America, and Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Colombus, as well as Teaching What Really Happened, The Mississippi Chinese, and The Confederate and Neo-Confederate
Here in Charlottesville, Virginia, I like to point out that the rallies of racists are mostly imported from out of state. It’s tempting to relax comfortably on that assertion, and to reflect on how our great lord and master Thomas Jefferson owned people with more reluctance and inner turmoil than Barack Obama bombing a foreign country or Donald Trump mouthing kind or coherent phrases from a teleprompter.
Reality is a little more troubling. Jefferson was a vicious and heartless profiteer and
By David Swanson, FireDonaldTrump.org
Some say the world will end in Trump,
Some say in Pence.
From what I’ve heard out on the stump,
I hold with those who favor Trump;
For if he’s stopped they both might be.
If not, the chance may come too late
For Mr. Pence the throne to capture
And make our fate
His longed-for rapture.
Several years back, I led a team of authors drafting articles of impeachment against then-President George W. Bush for then-Congressman Dennis Kucinich. We drafted
Under the new policy just announced in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city will be taking down all but the non-racist war monuments and memorials in all of its public spaces.
Three monuments to the Confederate war, fought to maintain slavery — those of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and a generic Confederate soldier — will all be removed under the new guidelines.
In addition a heroic equestrian monument to George Rogers Clark is coming down, as Native American genocide has been ruled