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July 31 T-SPLOST Referendum to Bail Out Atlanta's Racist BeltLine

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

The Atlanta BeltLine, is a massive & racist gentrification scheme funded by diverting billions out of Atlanta's Public School budget to banksters and crooked developers. But those billions aren't enough. To bail out the BeltLine, the governor and Atlanta's black mayor want to levy a one-cent sales tax on Atlanta for streetcars and light rail most of black Atlanta will never ride, for Jim Crow streetcars, when black Atlanta neighborhoods don't even get 24 hour bus or train service. Can the black misleadership class really pull this off?

The Real News Network Interviews 2012 GP Presidential Candidate Jill Stein, Part 2 of 3

This is part two of a three part interview conducted by the Real News Network's Paul Jay with Jill Stein, the Green party's 2012 presidential candidate. Stein has undertaken an exploratory campaign for the 2016 election cycle.

Searching For Radical Democracy In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: This Is Hell Interviews Henry Giroux

Flashpoint demonstrations, even demands won't be enough to bring us out of this hole, says's Henry Giroux. Under the current neoliberal order, a small elite controls the means of culture, politics and power, not just what happens but what we're taught to imagine is even possible. Neoliberalism reduces life to a struggle for individual economic survival. The left has to lift up alternative reasons and eventually alternative means to live and struggle for something better.

Bottomless Cynicism and Contempt For Immigrant Communities: Obama's Long-Awaited “Executive Action” on Immigration

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

President Obama's so-called "bold executive action" on immigration is not a victory for the grassroots movements in immigrant communities. It's an old bone with rotten meat, more evidence of their bottomless contempt for Democrats' so-called "base voters", especially those of color.

Sign the Petition: Don't Let Georgia be the next “Show Me Your Papers” State?

"Americard" illiustration by Ian Geldard

If some racist Georgia politicians have their way, Georgia will be the next “show me your papers” state. Legislation has already passed in the GA House that will criminalize the everyday activity of undocumented persons, further isolate and stigmatize them, and allow any yahoo with a computer and legal forms standing to sue police departments, judges, city and state officials and agencies who fail to enforce these laws with sufficient rigor and viciousness. Sign the petition demanding GA governor Nathan Deal veto Georgia's proposed Brown Codes, and your signature will be presented to the governor's office on March 24, Georgia's Day of Dignity.

Follow the Read More link to read an article originally published at: which lays out many of the more heinous provisions of this proposed law. Scary stuff indeed.

Michelle Alexander: Mass Incarceration IS the New Jim Crow

Community Coalition Meets With GA Corrections Officials, Visits First Prison. What Would Dr. King Say or Do?
by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon, with assistance from Ingemar Smith

GA Inmates Stage Historic One Day Prison Strike Today

By Bruce A. Dixon

In an action which is unprecedented on several levels, black, brown and white inmates of Georgia's notorious state prison system are standing together for a historic one day peaceful strike today, during which they are remaining in their cells, refusing work and other assignments and activities. This is a groundbreaking event not only because inmates are standing up for themselves and their own human rughts, but because prisoners are setting an example by reaching across racial boundaries which, in prisons, have historically been used to pit oppressed communities against each other.


We All Know Tea Party Repubs is Scary. But Are Democrats in the Congress Worth Defending At All?

Four years ago, the nation prepared for a congressional transition from Republican to Democratic rule. Rather than point to the scaaaary tea party hacks, let's examine what the nation expected from Democrats in the Congress, and whether we got it... any of it.

We All Know Tea Party Repubs is Scary. But Are Democrats in the Congress Worth Defending At All?
By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

“Four years ago a hundred members of the House of Representatives had signed on as co-sponsors of one or more bills to impeach Dick Cheney and George Bush.”

Putting Nukes In A Poor Black Town --- If A Black President Does it, Is That Environmental Racism?

In the weeks since President Obama announced $8.3 billion in loan guarantees to build new nuclear reactors next to an existing pair of nukes in mostly black Burke County, GA, the inconvenient questions, unanswered and mostly unasked, continue to pile up.

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