Black Agenda Report 13 January 2021

13 January 2021 — Black Agenda Report

White Settler Uprising at the Capitol 

Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor
Last week’s assault on the Capitol was essentially a race riot, the product of white racial grievance.

Freedom Rider: Capitol Riot Brings U.S. Foreign Policy Home 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
There needs to be soul searching and truth telling about invasions, interventions, coups and sanctions that are far more destructive than the Trump lovers could ever be.

Black Citizenship Forum: Black Intellectuals and the Violence of Citizenship 

Editors, The Black Agenda Review
Not just in the White Settler States, but throughout the Black world the very possibility of Black citizenship has been gutted.

Ben Passmore’s Latest for Black Agenda Report 

Ben Passmore
The other side of duopoly.

Max Blumenthal: Breach of Capitol Security Was Like a Military Operation

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
The Grayzone co-founder notes that a “disproportionate percentage” of the Capitol building attackers “were former military, former law enforcement, or current law enforcement that began rappelling up the sides of the Capitol with ropes.”

White Rightwing Chickens Roost Violently at Capitol 

BAP Coordinating Committee
The Democrat-aligned oligarchy will try to use last week’s racist violence as an excuse to impose a corporate brand of fascism.

The Obama-fication of “The Squad” Strengthens the Right at the Expense of the Left 

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
The so-called ‘progressive” model would have us wait half a dozen election cycles before taking real action on the demand for Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.

This is what hypocrisy looks like… 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
The blood’s mopped up— “This is not who we are…”
“We’re better than this…” the bleeding continues—
“This is not who we are…” the body count mounts—
“We’re better than this…

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Paths to Communism: A Review 

Anthony Monteiro, BAR editor and columnist
Du Bois, the father of Pan Africanism and the towering theorist of race, was – just as importantly — one of the great theorists of communism.

The Capitol Catastrophe and Trump’s Hijacked White Nationalism 

Mark P. Fancher
Trump threw a monkey wrench into the capitalist system’s population management machine.

Letters from Our Readers 

Jason Choudhry, BAR Comments Editor

The Squad Won’t Fight Pelosi and Corporate Power”

by Glen Ford discusses newly elected and reelected progressive Democrats’ failure to stand up to the party leadership’s neoliberal agenda.

BAR Book Forum: Zakiya Luna’s “Reproductive Rights as Human Rights” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
This book is a story about a group of (mostly) women who wanted to make change and understood that liberation is an inside job.

BAR Book Forum: Chris A. Barcelos’ “Distributing Condoms and Hope” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Replacing cops with social workers could “reproduce the same kinds of harm,” as this author explains.

Black Feminism Informed by “Sensuous Knowledge” 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Because of historical exclusion, “Black women’s social and political desires have always had to be shaped outside of the dogmatic and the normative – inside of the liminal, the fugitive and the imaginative.” said Minna Salami, the Nigierian-, Finnish- and Swedish-descended author of “Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone.” Salami said this is especially true of iconic intellects Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and Winnie Mandela.

Black Anarchists Prefer “Non-Hierarchical” Activism 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Ebony “Sima Lee” Outlaw, the activist and Marooncast host based in Baltimore, was inspired by “Black anarchists who very much wanted to end imperialism, but chose to do so through a non-hierarchical methodology, and not necessarily by the central command vanguardism” of the Black Panther Party.

Cops Colluded with Trump Mob at Capitol 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
“If this had been a Black-led effort, it would have been a massacre,” said Mara Vanderheyden, co-founder of the Partnership for Civil Justice, which is demanding a “fully public” investigation into United States Capitol Police collusion with the mob that assaulted Congress, last week. “We can only conclude that this could not have happened if the Capitol Police had not allowed it to happen.”

Coup d’état or Insurrection – What’s Good for the Goose…  

Dr.Wilmer J. Leon, III
Under what authority does the American government have the right to instigate and execute coup’s against democratically elected governments in other countries?

The Trump Administration’s Parting Outrage Against Cuba 

Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores
Cuba’s placement on the state sponsors of terror list is meant to be a thorn in any plan by the Biden administration for rapprochement.

On the Anniversary of His Death, Theodore W. Allen’s Analysis Still Resonates

Jeffrey B. Perry
“White supremacy” wrote Allen, is “both the keystone and the Achilles heel of U.S. bourgeois democracy.”

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