Amy Goodman, Ms ‘Democracy Now!, now has a weekly column on Truthdig. The other day, she commemorated Harry Belafonte’s 80th birthday. In response to her question about ‘both the Clintons and Obama going to
“We are hearing platitudes, not platforms. What do they plan to do for people of color, Mexicans, for people who are imprisoned, black youth? What are their plans for the Katrinas of America?”
And the entertainer provided his take on the trajectory of US politics.
In 1965, Belafonte was on the original
A gloomy outlook, especially with the left in fragments and so few prepared to take risks needed to confront the perpetual war, anti ‘terrorism’, civil rights shredding juggernaut.Anyhow, happy birthday, Hazza!