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Articles by Glen Ford
Sanders' Moment of Truth
Glen Ford · The corporate media mob this week tried to string Bernie Sanders’ leftish presidential campaign from a tree and kick the chair out from under his feet. By the time primary voters cast their ballots on Tuesday they had already been...
State of the Union 2015: Lethal, Predatory, Delusional
Glen Ford · “The economy inhabited by the vast majority of Americans grows smaller and more cutthroat, with nearly all the new wealth accruing to the rich.” Tuesday night, in his next-to-last State of the Union address, President Obama flashed the...
Cops Threaten a Blue Coup in New York City
Glen Ford · “The police union chief instructed his members to impose a martial law-type policing regime on the city.” When Police Benevolent Association chief Patrick Lynch said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has the blood of two dead cops on his...
The New Movement: Are We There Yet?
Glen Ford · “This movement-in-the-making has no choice but to challenge the very legitimacy of the State and its armed organs of coercion.” After decades of misleader-induced lethargy and quietude, Black America is finally in motion – or, at the...
It's Not the Law, But Prosecutors, That Give Immunity to Killer Cops
Glen Ford · “In refusing to prosecute, Obama and Holder demonstrate their own profound disregard for the collective rights of Black Americans as a people.” Black Americans know all about “law and order”: the term, itself, is code for the...
Ferguson Versus the Counter-Insurgency State
Glen Ford · The corporate media, reflecting their owners’ anxiety at the failure of Black people to revert to a state of passivity in Ferguson, Missouri, have arrived at a general consensus on two counts: the need to “demilitarize” the police...
Ferguson Unmasks the War on Black America
Glen Ford · “The military character and mission of the police is more clear today than when the Black Panther Party and others sounded the alarm in the Sixties.” The brave and besieged people of Ferguson, Missouri, have already caused serious...
U.S. Funds "Terror Studies" to Dissect and Neutralize Social Movements
Glen Ford · The U.S. Department of Defense is immersed in studies about...people like you. The Pentagon want
Victory! - for the Non-Resistance
Glen Ford · “Obama is the more effective austerity president – if the Republicans will just let him work his show.” “Get Away Sandy – God and Obama Will Save Us” read the graffiti, scrawled man-high on a cinderblock wall in the majority Black town...