Musings From the Margins

July 25, 2018
High Crimes and Misdemeanors – Not by Trump but Obama and Democrats

 Increasing evidence emerges that confirms what ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern suggests was a classic off-the-shelve intelligence operation initiated during the last year of Obama’s presidency  against the Trump campaign by employees of, and others associated with, the CIA, FBI, and the NS. Yet the public is being counseled to ignore possible proof of state mis-conduct. […]

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July 18, 2018
Musings from Margins: The NATO and Putin Summits, Plus High Crimes, Misdemeanors and Liberal Madness

“…we’ who inhabit marginal space that is not a site of domination but a place of resistance… I am speaking from a place in the margins where I am different, where I see things differently. I am talking about what I see.” (Bell Hooks) Trump visits the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)  Reactionary democrats are […]

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November 21, 2017
The Ongoing Agony of the Obama-Trump War on the People of Yemen!

“We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation.” (M.L. King, “Beyond Vietnam”) Yemen, the poorest Arab nation on Earth, is the victim of a savage, illegal war waged by the Saudi Arabian monarchy.  Armed to the teeth with the most sophisticated weapons in the world manufactured […]

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October 19, 2017
BAP Member to Address United Nations on Colombia Peace Process

Charo Mina-Rojas, a long-time Afro-Colombian activist who has been involved in her country's peace process since the 22-day civil strike in Buenaventura, Colombia, will speak to the United Nations Security Council this month. See the document below for the official statement. Mina-Rojas is also a BAP member and organizes for Proceso de Comunidades Negras. DOWNLOAD: […]

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September 14, 2017
Afghanistan, North Korea and the War Against Black America: A Comment on Need for Black Left Unity

“One of the mistakes that some political analysts make is to think that their enemies should be our enemies.” (Nelson Mandela in a response to question on Ted Koppel’s show during his first trip to the U.S.) The Trump administration’s bellicosity in response to the delicate and dangerous situation with North Korea is just the […]

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August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017—The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) condemns the announcement today by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions before a gathering of the National Fraternal Order of Police (NFOP) that the administration of President Donald Trump intends to remove the restrictions on the government’s 1033 Program—transfer of deadly military grade equipment to local and state […]

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August 17, 2017
The Story of Charlottesville Was Written in Blood in the Ukraine

What is the character of racist right-wing politics today? Is it the crazed white supremacist who plows into an anti-fascist demonstration in Charlottesville, VA or can it also be the assurance by Lindsay Graham that an attack against North Korea would result in thousands of lives lost…. but those lives will be “over there”? What […]

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July 28, 2017
The Left Alliance with U.S. Imperialism

“The fact is that there was no secular, moderate force worthy of the name operating inside Syria; virtually the entire anti-Assad effort is dominated by Islamist extremists who, if Assad was overthrown, would probably replace a secular dictator with something far worse. The Obama policy of regime change in Syria, like the Bush policy in […]

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May 23, 2017
National Strike in Buenaventura by Esther Ojulari

The city of Buenaventura on Colombia’s Pacific coast is home to the country’s main international port through which billions of dollars of imports and exports pass every year. Yet due to decades of abandonment form the government, the mainly Afrodescendant and indigenous community of Buenaventura does not have access to adequate health services, education or […]

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May 10, 2017
War, Militarism and No Mainstream Opposition: Different Administration Same Story

In the run-up to budget discussions, the Trump Administration floated various proposals for a dramatic increase in military spending on top of the already bloated $596 billion Pentagon budget. This, figure doesn’t even represent the true expenditures devoted to war-making and militarism in the $1.1 trillion discretionary side of the national budget.  The $596 doesn’t […]

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