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Freedom Rider: Media Silence on Libya

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Four years ago, the United States and its NATO and royal Arab allies destroyed the government of Libya and handed the country over to jihadists, who now include factions aligned with the Islamic State. Thousands of heads have rolled in the wake of Obama’s 2011 air war – none of them American. “Libyans and Egyptian migrant workers pay the price for western aggressions.”

Freedom Rider: An Angry White Man Kills Again

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Craig Hicks was a dangerously belligerent man who lived in an apartment with a wife, four handguns, two shotguns and six rifles. His whiteness protected him from police attention or public censure. Hicks seems to have held a range of political views, “but more than anything Hicks was serious about being a white man.”

Freedom Rider: War is Peace in Ukraine

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

In its drive to eliminate all rivals, Washington does not hesitate to plunge the planet into war and economic catastrophe. “The capitalist nations want to make the world ungovernable in order to secure their place at the top of the international food chain.” Ukraine is trampled underfoot in the process.

Freedom Rider: ISIS – A US-Saudi Chicken Come Home to Roost

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

President Obama brought along his highest profile minions to honor the dead King of Saudi Arabia, America’s partner in creating the international jihadist network. U.S. corporate media enthusiastically joined in singing the praises of absolute feudal rule and oil-financed terror. “The media get their marching orders straight from the White House.”

Freedom Rider: Chris Kyle and Media Propaganda

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

America, the historical mass murder machine, remains unrepentant, as verified by the phenomenal box office success of American Sniper. The real life Iraq War psychopath, who died by another veteran’s bullet in 2013, was accorded hero status by reporters, “none of them asked hard questions about what he and our political leaders did to Iraqis.”

Freedom Rider: Jeffrey Sterling: A Black Man and the CIA

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Former New York Times reporter James Risen got most of the coverage in the Obama administration’s latest espionage trial, but the defendant is a Black man. Jeffrey Sterling is not guilty of espionage – none of the defendants in Obama’s cases are – but he is an accessory to the crimes of his former employer, the CIA. “ Sterling lay down with dogs and got up with fleas.

Freedom Rider: Charlie Hebdo: “Je Suis White People"

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Millions of citizens of one of the bloodiest empires known to man – the French colonial state – this weekend pretended to be the most enlightened, yet maligned, people on earth. “The convenient selective amnesia of the French people is as stunning as their sense of feeling more aggrieved than anyone else in the world.” Tell that to the Haitians, Libyans, Algerians, Vietnamese and the peoples still dominated by France in sub-Saharan African.

Freedom Rider: Police Corruption Exposed

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

The informal NYPD slowdown is proving that cops do more harm than good. Low level arrests have plummeted, but “so far, none of these declines in enforcement have had an impact on safety in the city.” The lesson is clear: “The hyper policing inflicted on black communities is a sick farce, serving only the purpose of making white people feel comfortable about the numbers of black people in jails.”

Freedom Rider: Cuba in the American Imagination

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

The imperial mentality is not limited to the right wing of the American political spectrum. Some purported leftists greeted the opening to Cuba as if recognition by the U.S. was the greatest thing that ever happened to the island nation. The Cubans don’t see it that way, although they wanted the deal. “President Raul Castro stated in no uncertain terms that Cuba will remain socialist and will not extradite Assata Shakur or anyone else granted asylum by the government.”

Freedom Rider: Ferguson Reverberates Around the World

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

The whole world wants to know where the “Ferguson” movement is going, and Russians are no exception. The author just returned from Moscow, where they “were curious about Barack Obama’s relationship with the constituency that supported him the most and why their needs are still not adequately addressed.”

Freedom Rider: Don’t March with Sharpton

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Al Sharpton is proud to serve as the U.S. president’s pit bull, and also doubles as a “leader” in the movement of the oppressed – the very definition of conflict of interest. Clearly, if he is to honor his pact with Power, he must betray the people, including those who rally to his banner in this weekend’s national march against police violence, in Washington.

Freedom Rider: Ferguson’s Reckoning for Obama

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Black folks should have only one thing to say to President Obama: “’Prosecute!’ Every time Eric Holder or Barack Obama or a high profile misleader turns up in public they must be met with this very simple demand.” The only thing standing in the way of civil rights charges against Darren Wilson is Obama, himself.

Freedom Rider: Bill Cosby and Michael Brown

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Unrepentant old rapists aren’t funny. Nor are they good media investments. Karma has caught up with Bill Cosby, who slandered the Black poor as amoral criminals, but “will never have another television show or book on the best seller list and that is as it should be.”

Freedom Rider: Jackson, Sharpton, Holder and Ferguson

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Those who seek justice for Michael Brown should ignore Reverends Jackson and Sharpton, who serve only themselves and Power. One man can order a federal prosecution of officer Darren Wilson. It’s not Eric Holder, but the attorney general’s boss. “If there is no federal prosecution of Darren Wilson, the political disaster of the Obama presidency will be made crystal clear.”

Freedom Rider: Obama's Feet To The Fire? Not Likely. Not Ever.

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Talk about holding President Obama's feet to the fire was always empty noise, as many making it surely knew. In fact the US political system provides few or no ways for anyone except the wealthy to influence what legislators, judges, governors or presidents do, and many ways to ensure that those (s)elected to high office are disposed to protect the rights of the 1% against the 99%. Clearly, the First Black President is only serving his corporate masters, not serving us.

Freedom Rider: The Working Families Party Must Go

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo loves to show his disdain for the left, including the fake left represented by the Working Families Party (WFP). Cuomo “expanded the number of charter schools and bragged about giving tax relief to corporations and wealthy people.” When the gutless WFP endorsed him, anyway, Cuomo created an even more bogus “party” to compete with them. Amid all this fakery, the only left choice was the Greens.

Freedom Rider: The New York Times Assassinates Michael Brown

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

a href="http://www.blackagendareport.com/node/14481" target="_blank">Police don’t murder Black people all by themselves; they have accomplices in media. The New York Times routinely “gives aid and comfort to American lynch law.” In the case of Michael Brown, the Times impugned Brown’s character and muddied facts to favor the accused policeman. The cop had other friends in media. “Charles Blow and Van Jones disgracefully made the case for Wilson on CNN and acted as a defense team for him and for all of white America.”

Freedom Rider: Privatized Ebola

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has used its billions to capture control of the World Health Organization and determine who lives and dies from Ebola. As a result, “While African governments and aid organizations sounded the alarm the WHO did little” to contain the disease or mitigate the suffering. “The principles of public health should be carried out by knowledgeable medical professionals who are not dependent upon rich people for their jobs.”

Freedom Rider: The Real Ebola Conspiracy

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

It would be redundant for the U.S. to “weaponize” Ebola in order to kill Africans. “The monetary and foreign policies they already have do that quite well,” resulting in the violent slaughter of millions, mortality in the tens of millions from well known diseases, and the routine theft of the continent’s resources. “That is enough conspiracy for anyone to follow without inventing tales of government plots.”

Freedom Rider: Good Riddance to Eric Holder

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Blacks and very fuzzy liberals magnify outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder’s modest, mainly verbal, accomplishments while apologizing for his monstrous crimes against civilization and the rule of law. “The only thing more noteworthy than the horror of the president proclaiming his right to kill at will was the lack of reaction to the attorney general’s bizarre assertion” that due process does not require access to the courts.

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