Black Agenda Report 3 December 2020

3 December 2020 — Black Agenda Report

BLM Chapters Demand “Accountability” from Trio that Cashed in on the Movement 

Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor 
Ten chapters of the national Black Lives Matter organization are in open revolt against the individuals that have treated the mass movement as their personal vehicle for upward political, professional and financial advancement.

Freedom Rider: Israel and the U.S. Assassinate Peace 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
Israel and Saudi Arabia are doing everything in their power to prevent Biden from rejoining the nuclear agreement — and Biden’s team has nothing to say.

Will This Be the Radicalization of Black Lives Matter? 

Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and columnist
Ten Black Lives Matter chapters are demanding that those who have amassed millions of dollars in the movement’s name submit to both a financial and political accounting.

The Black Agenda Review: A Manifesto of First Principles

Black Agenda Review Team
The Black Agenda Review will function as a weekly supplement to the regular editorial content of the Black Agenda Report.

Ethiopia: Civil War and Nation Building in the 21st Century 

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
In light of the Ethiopian central government’s military clash with regional forces in Tigray prove, Ann Garrison speaks with a member of the Oromo people, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia.

“Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” Demonstrates the Depths of New Cold War Propaganda against China 

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
In the season finale, the liberal mask comes off and the program morphs into a screed for the U.S.’s New Cold War on China.

People Power (Or 30 min. men and women every 4 yrs?) 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
The People earned a dancing in the
streets day, horn honking, slogan
shouting day—collective sigh/exhale
of relief day…Yes, The People deserve
A day of celebration

Letters from Our Readers

Jahan Chowdhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week the ideological education of the working class, the need for socialism, and the aims of a Biden administration were on your minds. We share your letters for “V.I. Lenin and W.E.B. Du Bois: Class Struggle and Civilization,” “’America’ Doesn’t Need Healing. It Needs Socialism,” and “Biden, the Emcee at the Billionaires’ Ball.”

BAR Book Forum: Jessica Gordon Nembhard’s “Collective Courage” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Many of the great African American thinkers, movers, and shakers were also leaders in the Black cooperative movement.

BAR Book Forum: Ana-Maurine Lara’s “Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty” and “Streetwalking”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The author wants us to deepen our analysis of how power moves through the world to constrain Black life, and how queer: Black people resist these constraints.

Half of Brazil’s Black “Quilombos” Denied State Recognition 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The autonomous settlements established by Black and indigenous Brazilians to escape slavery and ongoing oppression number between 3,000 and 5,000, “but the Brazilian government only recognizes about half of them in terms of cultural rights” and even less in terms of land rights, said Carla Guerron Montero, an anthropologist at the University of Delaware. Professor Montero has done an extensive study of quilombos, whose residents’ are best described as an ethnic, rather than a racial, group.

Racism and Violence Against Blacks Endemic to US 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Critical Race Theory holds that racism is endemic to US society, while Afropessimism and Social Death “suggests that, regardless of what Black bodies do, [they] will experience gratuitous violence,” said Shameka Powell, co-director of Educational Studies at Tufts University. Powell is co-author of a paper titled, “Kissing Cousins: Critical Race Theory’s Racial Realism and Afropessimism’s Social Death.”

Racist Imperialism Killed Millions in Congo 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
“More than 5.4 million died in the DRC as a direct or indirect consequence of the ongoing racist, neocolonial policy imposed on the Congolese population in an attempt to dismantle the Congo,” said Marie Claire Faray, a Congolese member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Faray and others will appear on a global webinar on human rights and AFRICOM, the US military command in Africa, December 4.

Black Agenda Report Presents The Left LenS: “Barack Obama’s Legacy of Lies”

This episode was Livestreamed on December 1st at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Left Lens Co-Hosts Margaret Kimberley and Danny Haiphong join you live to discuss the Obama legacy and its continued impact on the struggle for peace, justice, and liberation.

How to Prevent Up to 40 Million People from Being Evicted 

Jerusalem Demsas
Millions of Americans face eviction in a “completely predictable and entirely preventable” crisis as the CDC’s moratorium is set to expire on New Year’s Eve.

Study Shows Blacks and Latinos Make Up Bulk of Temporary “Gig” Workers 

Seth Sandronsky
Eighty-three percent of blue-collar temp assignments are staffed by non-white workers in Illinois, a state where non-white workers are just 35 percent of the workforce.

Woke Capitalism: The Poison Pill of Liberal Anti-Racism 

Andrew King
Both capitalist parties, and members of the black misleadership class, intentionally play the game of racial politics in order to obscure and ignore issues of class and poverty.

Biden’s Proposed Cabinet – A Kinder and Gentler Imperialism 

Dr.Wilmer J. Leon, III
Biden, et al are planning to take us back to a romanticized Clinton and Obama eras.

It’s Payback Time for Bolivian Socialists 

Peoples Dispatch Staff
The newly elected MAS government has opened investigations against several members of the coup-regime that seized power last year.

Top-Secret Testimonies Implicate Rwanda’s President in War Crimes 

Judi Rever and Benedict Moran
Previously suppressed evidence shows that dictator Paul Kagame’s forces slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Hutus – the other side of the Rwandan genocide.

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