Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 25, 2021

25 January 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
Biden Will Resume “Humanitarian” Wars / Haitians Tell President “Get Out by February 7” / “Expect Push for Censorship Under Biden

Biden Will Resume “Humanitarian” Wars 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The Biden Administration will “shift back to the ‘humanitarian’ interventionism model of US imperialism,” said Danny Haiphong, contributing editor of Black Agenda Report and co-host of the influential podcast The Left Lens. “Biden’s rhetoric from the beginning has not been encouraging on easing the Cold War against China” and heightened tensions with Russia, said Haiphong.

Haitians Tell President “Get Out by February 7” 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Protesters gather regularly in cities around the country to demand that Haitian President Jovenel Moise step down by February 7. “Jovenel has been ruling by decree” in the absence of a legally constituted national legislature, said Daoud Andre, an organizer with the Brooklyn, New York-based Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti. The United States and its allies continue to support Moise, because “he does their bidding.”

“Expect Push for Censorship Under Biden 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Under the new administration, the State will attempt to “constrict political analysis and alternative information, to impose on us an ideological conformity,” said Ajamu Baraka, national organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace, speaking at a Dissenters online event. UCLA history professor, author and activist Robin DG Kelley said the movement must “do a better job of fighting on behalf of our prisoners of war,” some of whom have been incarcerated for three generations. These prisoners defended their actios under international law, “and that’s why judges hate them,” said Kelley.

The Left Lens: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and American Empire, with Ajamu Baraka

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is often celebrated without any regard for his radical political legacy. Black Alliance for Peace national organizer Ajamu Baraka joins Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley to assess the ongoing relevance of MLK’s work and worldview.

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