Black Agenda Report 2 November 2017

2 November 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Democratic Party Affiliation in Mississippi “A Compromise Made In Error” Says Cooperation Jackson’s Kali Akuno

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Building a solidarity economy and fighting the power in Jackson MS won’t be accomplished by electing more Democrats, says Cooperation Jackson’s Kali Akuno.

In CIA We Trust 

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
The CIA has committed every crime known to man, and never missed an opportunity to lie about it. So, what makes them credible about Russiagate?

Freedom Rider: Putin, Trump and Manafort 

by BAR senior columnist and editor Margaret Kimberley
Americans have long been a danger to the world, and are now a clear and present menace to themselves, having lost their minds to anti-Russian hysteria.

Burundi Exits the ICC: an interview with David Paul Jacobs

by BAR contributor Ann Garrison
Other African states are expected to follow Burundi out of the court, which has prosecuted only Africans and takes its cues from U.S.

Huey Newton’s Lessons for World Revolution in Our Times 

by BAR contributor Danny Haiphong
The co-founder of the Black Panther Party espoused “revolutionary
intercommunalism” as a guide to waging a people’s war for real peace.

African Americans, Apartheid and the Cold War 

by Nicolas Gant
“Anticommunism provided a global language that could be used to silence anti-racist organizing.”

Does the Western Left Have an African Problem? 

Devyn Springer

“Few on the broader US left can name more than a handful of African revolutionaries.”

Afro-Colombia Women Demand Rights and Demilitarization 

by Charo Rojas Minas
”The women, peace and security agenda, if implemented and financially sourced, can be the pathway to peace in my country and around the world.

Cooperation Jackson: Reclaiming Democracy and Building a Solidarity Economy in Mississippi and Beyond 

by our friends at ThisIsHell
Kali Akuno and Ajamu Nangwaya discuss building a solidarity economy at Cooperation Jackson and fighting the power of capitalism.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of October 30, 2017 

This week on Black Agenda Radio Dr. Johnny Williams, suspended from Trinity College for wishing racism would just die already, NY DJ Christie Love on the occupation of Palestine, and Divya Nair on the Philly Free School’s celebration of the works of Huey P. Newton.
Hit the link above for the whole show, or any of the next three for its individual segments.

Let White Supremacy “Fucking Die” 

Sociology professor Johnny Williams is sitting out this semester under an imposed leave of absence from Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut, after a rightwing organization whipped up a frenzy of protest against Williams’ Facebook comments against police killings of Black people.

Huey P. Newton Conference at Temple University 

The Black and Brown Coalition at Philadelphia’s Temple University held a day-long conference on the works of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton.

A Glimpse of Life Under Israeli Apartheid 

Christie Love, the New York City DJ and political activist, reported to the group “Existence is Resistance” on her ten-day trip to Israeli-occupied Palestine.

The American War Machine Is Already on the Death March Across the African Continent 

by  Vijay Prishad

On October 4th, U.S. military personnel were on their way back to their forward operating base in Niger. They had been on a reconnaissance mission to the village of Tongo Tongo, near Niger’s border with Mali. US Joint Chiefs Chairman General Joseph Dunford says that fifty ISIS fighters ambushed them.

More US Troops in Latin America: Signs of an Invasion Foretold?

by Martin Pastor
“The upcoming military exercise is just another piece in this growing pattern of militarization and regional threat.”

Imagine a Puerto Rico Recovery Designed by Puerto Ricans 

by Elizabeth Yeampierre and Naomi Klein
It’s tough to shock Puerto Ricans. Not after the presidential paper-towel toss. Not after Donald Trump repeatedly attacked San Juan’s mayor for daring to fight for her people’s lives. Not after he threatened to skip out on the island in its hour of need at the earliest
excuse.