Black Agenda Radio
Black Agenda Radio
Oct 19, 2020
Black Agenda Radio 10.19.20
55 min

 Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-host Glen Ford. Coming up: Black lives matter in prison, too, including homosexual Black lives. We’ll talk with an organizer for the abolitionist group “Black and Pink.” And, white supremacy is endemic in the United States, but a professor of Geography says anti-Blackness is spread around the world by Global Capital. 

But first – activists in Minneapolis says their protests have been disrupted by dozens of men and women wearing orange shirts that clearly have a relationship with the police. We spoke with Jae Yates, of the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar.

The ideology of anti-Blackness is mobile, and is spread around the world by global capital. That’s the thrust of an article by Adam Bledsoe, a professor of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota.. His article is titled, “The Anti-Blackness of Global Capital.”

How do Black LGBTQ inmates fare in the U.S. prison gulag?  A good place to find out is in the pages of “Black and Pink.” Fatima Shabazz is one the publication’s founders.

By Any Means Necessary
By Any Means Necessary
Radio Sputnik
Diverse Biden Appointments Signal Return To Intersectional Imperialism
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Joe Lauria, Editor of Consortium News, to discuss the criticisms of Pres. Donald Trump's efforts to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan from former national security advisor H.R. McMaster, why it's so difficult to get justice for the victims of suspected war crimes in Afghanistan carried out by US soldiers, and the recent horrifying report on the atrocities committed by Australian forces in the country. In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Chris Garaffa, Editor of Tech for the People, to discuss the misleading rhetoric Facebook is using to justify crack down on their critics, the troubling implications of Twitter's new "Fleet" function for user privacy, and the trade-offs between concerns about important privacy rights and public health when using cell phones to track the spread of COVID-19. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Jared Ball, Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, the curator of and author of the new book, “The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power, to discuss the news that Joe Biden is reportedly set to nominate the first woman director of US intelligence and the first Latino Director of Homeland Security, why appointing these figures does little to improve the broad economic prospects of those supposedly represented by such moves, and the alarming promise by Joe Biden to appoint Antony Blinken as Secretary of State.
1 hr 54 min
Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
Chris Henrikson / Danny Sjursen / Keagan Miller
The Black Banners (Declassified) w/ Ali Soufan – Ep 85
Ali Soufan, former FBI agent who investigated al Qaeda in the late 1990’s up to and including the 9/11 attacks, chairman and CEO of The Soufan Group, and author of several great works, including the recent second edition of “The Black Banners”, now completely unredacted, stops by the podcast to discuss his work as a federal agent, his portrayal in The Looming Tower (both the award winning book by Lawrence Wright and the Hulu limited series), his youth in Lebanon and how he was dared to apply for an opening as a FBI agent, his thoughts on the Global War on Terror and how U.S. military operations have changed the “landscape” of the Middle East, the long journey of fighting to unredact The Black Banners, and a whole lot more. Ali Soufan is Chairman and CEO of The Soufan Group, and a leading national security and counterterrorism expert.  Previously, as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent, he investigated and supervised complex international terrorism cases, including the East Africa embassy bombings, the attack on the USS Cole, and the events surrounding 9/11. He also serves as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.  He is the author of Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State and the New York Times top-10 bestseller The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda, which won the 2012 Ridenhour Book Prize. Ali has testified before the U.S. Congress and the British Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee. He’s also contributed to and been profiled and interviewed by 60 Minutes, Frontline, The New Yorker, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, among others - and also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and the BBC.  Many of our book and film buff listeners have probably seen his work detailed in several nonfiction books, including The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright, which was adapted into a 10-part Hulu series in 2018. Let me guess.  You're enjoying the show so much, you'd like to leave us a review?!  Click here for Stitcher.  Click here for Apple Podcasts.  Click here for our Facebook page.  Alternatively, you can click here: Email us at Check out our t-shirt store on Not a contributor on Patreon? You're missing out on amazing bonus content! Sign up to be one of our patrons today! - A special thanks to our Patreon honorary producers - Will Ahrens, Fahim Shirazee, James O'Barr, Adam Bellows, Eric Phillips, Paul Appell, Julie Dupris, Thomas Benson, Emma P, Janet Hanson, Lawrence Taylor, Tristan Oliver, Marwan Marwan, Daniel Fleming and the Statist Quo Podcast.  You all are the engine that helps us power the podcast.  Thank you so much!!! Not up for something recurring like Patreon, but want to give a couple bucks?!  Visit to contribute!! Fortress On A Hill is hosted, written, and produced by Chris 'Henri' Henrikson, Danny Sjursen, and Keagan Miller. Intro / outro music "Fortress on a hill" written and performed by Clifton Hicks.  Clifton's Bandcamp page; Clifton's Patreon page Cover and website art designed by Brian K. Wyatt Jr. of B-EZ Graphix Multimedia Marketing Agency in Tallehassee, FL Note: The views expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts alone, expressed in an unofficial capacity, and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.
1 hr 22 min
Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1382 Progressive Policies Are Good Politics
Air Date 11/20/2020 Today we take a look at the results of the elections beyond the presidency and find that progressive policies did well which should be a lesson to Democrats currently looking to find their bearings and choose a direction. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Transcript BECOME A MEMBER! (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) EPISODE SPONSORS: GROUND.NEWS/BEST IF YOU’RE GOING TO SHOP AMAZON: Amazon USA | Amazon CA | Amazon UK SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Finding hope in America’s progressive core - Jim Hightower's Radio Lowdown - Air Date 11-12-20 The hope that resides in these progressive policy positions is the prospect that a truly great American majority might yet be forged – not around some mega-politician – but around our people’s basic values of fairness and justice for all. Ch. 2: Mike Davis: Biden's Big Mistake - Start Making Sense - Air Date 11-11-20 Mike Davis on the Trump voters: Latinos in south Texas and white workers in the rust belt—and Biden’s big mistake: allowing Trump to claim "the economy" as his issue, instead of connecting jobs to controlling the pandemic. Ch. 3: Criminal justice reform won big, with guest Daniel Nichanian of The Appeal - The BradCast - Air Date 11-12-20 DANIEL NICHANIAN, Editor of 'The Appeal: Political Report' explains how last week's election delivered victories for advocates of criminal justice reform in local and county races for District Attorney and County Sheriff, as well as ballot initiatives. Ch. 4: Check Your Blindspot (Sponsored by Ground News) - 11-20-20 America's favorite political game show that uses the Blindspot feature of Ground News to test contestants' political blindspots and media literacy. Ch. 5: Bree Newsome & Prof. Eddie Glaude The Black Lives Matter Movement Helped the Democrats Defeat Trump - Democracy Now! - Air Date 11-9-20 Eddie Glaude, author and chair of Princeton University's Department of African American Studies. "It makes no sense that we would go back to the politics that produced Trump in the first place." We also speak to artist and antiracist activist Bree Newsome Ch. 6: Immigration Advocates Have Ideas for the Biden Administration - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 11-10-20 Anu Joshi, vice president of policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, talks about the NYIC's hopes for the Biden administration, and takes calls from immigrant listeners who are ready for the new administration. Ch. 7: Biden Time: Banking - Planet Money - Air Date 11-13-20 Four things Joe Biden can do as president — even if the Democrats don't control Congress. Ch. 8: Biden Won. Now He Needs to Save the Planet - The Mother Jones Podcast - Air Date 11-11-20 Jamilah King is joined by Mother Jones· climate and environment reporter Rebecca Leber to discuss what we can expect from an incoming Biden administration that has claimed climate action as central to its governing mandate. FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 9: Final comments on how Harmony Square can teach you about online manipulation TAKE ACTION! Read, sign & share the People's Charter (Working Families Party) EDUCATE YOURSELF & SHARE At the City Level, Progressives Flex New Power (City Lab) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Biden’s Win, House Losses, and What’s Next for the Left (NY Times) Progressive Criminal Justice Ballot Initiatives Won Big in the 2020 Election (Center for American Progress) The $15 Minimum Wage Wasn’t the Only Progressive Ballot Measure That Passed in Conservative States (Mother Jones) Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): * Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr * Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent * Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard * Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE: "sign of the times" by Mitchell Haindfield, Flickr | License | Changes: Filled in lower half of 2nd "E", cropped to square Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at SUPPORT THE SHOW Listen Anywhere! Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Like at Contact me directly at
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