Black Agenda Report 23 July 2020

23 July 2020 — Black Agenda Report

Who is the Most Dangerous Fascist?

Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor
Most American leftists are incoherent on the term fascism, and Democrats have utterly destroyed the word’s meaning.

Freedom Rider: Media Silent as Trump Declares Wars

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
Donald Trump’s attacks on Venezuela, Syria and Iran are criminal, but Joe Biden vows to be even worse.

A New Cold War on China is Against the Interests of Humanity

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
Ajamu Baraka and Margaret Kimberley join with the No to the New Cold War coalition to demand Donald Trump back off his confrontational stance with China.

What Are Trump and His Goons Up To?

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
That’s the question I asked policing and privacy expert Tracy Rosenberg, Executive Director of Media Alliance, and coordinator of Oakland Privacy.

Third Reich Quick Strike: low Barr-Boss Tweet

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
I remember when they used to play Round ‘em up—bang-bang, baby;
I remember when they used to chase Schoolboys—beat ‘em up, lock ‘em up I remember Geronimo’s wife, Sandra Pratt, aka Red

Essays on The Cult of White Feminism: Dial M for Bernie

Earl Hazell
Bernie exposed the white supremacist and imperialist contradictions of white feminism to the disinfecting sunlight of reason.

Poultry and Prisons: Toward a General Strike for Abolition

Carrie Freshour
Poultry-processing plants are critical sites of racial capitalist accumulation produced through an unequal valuation of people and places.

Letters from Our Readers

Jahan Choudhry BAR Comments Editor
This week voting in November and the crisis of the Democratic Party was on your mind.

BAR Book Forum: “Black Study and Abolition”

troizel d.l. carr
Required reading for black study and abolition: a syllabus for an abolitionista on the run.

BAR Book Forum: LaShawn Harris’s “Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Underground labor allowed many women to sustain themselves and the people and religious institutions that they cared about.

Maroons As Movement Role Models

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The contemporary Black struggle should draw on the experience and example of maroons, the escaped slaves that formed communities of freedom beyond the reach of the slave masters, said Willie Jamaal Wright, a professor of Geography and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. Wright wrote a recent article on “The Morphology of Marronage.” Maroon communities “served as models of cooperative economics, of cooperative living,” and “a model of sacrifice” that is needed today, said Wright.

Move 9 are Free – Mumia is Next

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Born in prison to Move organization members incarcerated in the death of a Philadelphia cop in 1978, Mike Africa Jr. has waited and worked for four decades to see his surviving family members in freedom. Now his mission is to free political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal “so that he can be with his family, the way that my father is with his family now.”

The Historical Quest for a Black Nation

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Thanks to the New African Independence Movement of the 1970s, today’s Democratic politicians are discussing reparations for Black Americans, said Edward Onaci, a professor of history at Ursinus College. Onaci is author of the book, “Free the Land: The Republic of New Africa and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State.”

Black Agenda Report Presents: The Left Lens

Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley
In this compelling episode of the Left Lens, Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley take on the issue of Free Speech – Who has it in the U.S., and who doesn’t? And, is the controversy over so-called “Cancel Culture” really a defense of white corporate domination of public discourse? Subscribe to the page, hit the like button, and donate to Black Agenda Report.

Black Struggle and the New Society: An interview with C.L.R. James

The Public Archive
In a 1977 interview, the renowned Trinidadian writer, historian and socialist assessed the state of Black struggle in the Caribbean, the United States and Africa.

A Statue of Hatuey

Don Fitz
Hatuey led the first guerrilla warfare against European invasion of the western hemisphere.

“This is a Crime Scene:” An African Artist/Activist Journey, Part I

Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, BAR editor and columnist
An interview with Dr. Karen Wilson- Ama’Echefu.

Reviving the False Narrative on Police

Clarence Taylor
The antidote to police lawlessness isn’t more training, or fancy equipment, but putting the community in charge of the cops.

Bostock v. BLM: Two Conflicting Visions of Equality

Aziz Z. Huq
One approach treats injustice as discreet individual actions, the other recognizes the weight of world history.

Building on Victories for a Stronger Climate Justice Movement

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
The global depression has fossil fuel corporations reeling, but only a people’s movement can take away their power to poison the planet.

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