lack Agenda Report for 10 March 2021

10 March 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: Trump/Biden Foreign Policy 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
Biden rules like Trump regarding Venezuela, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Haiti, because the two imperial parties serve the same masters.

Anti-Asian Racism Never Stopped Being an Outgrowth of U.S. Imperialism 

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
Scant attention has been placed on the context of anti-Asian racism and its roots in the history of U.S. imperialism.

Keep Victoire Ingabire in Your Hearts 

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
Victoire risked her life to establish that Hutu people were also killed by the Tutsi army, before, during, and after the Rwanda genocide, writes Ann Garrison.

MANIFESTO: African LGBTI Manifesto/Declaration, April 18, 2010 

Editors, The Black Agenda Review
The manifesto claimed the LGBTI struggle as an indelible and urgent part of the history of Pan-Africanism and the ongoing movements for Black sovereignty.

Meet me at Mary’s Place… 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
“…he said if you can enjoy A real nice affair (Over at Mary’s place—oh) Then you’ll make it Your business to be right there… (Over at Mary’s place— oh)”

Why Cornel West’s Tenure Fight Matters 

Robin D.G. Kelley
Harvard’s administrators completely miss the point of tenure, which was created to allow scholars to do their work, speak their truth, and stand up for something without risking their jobs.

Movements Not Saviors: Lessons from Bobi Wine’s Tweet for Juan Guaido 

Netfa Freeman and Jemima Pierre
Bobi Wine’s flirtation with US Venezuelan puppet Juan Guaido indicates that the Ugandan is also auditioning for the imperial puppet job.

Letters from Our Readers 

Jahan Choudhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week Pan Africanism and the Black Panther Party were on your minds.

BAR Book Forum: Amy Cooper’s “State of Health” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Unlike the US and other corporate-ruled countries, activists inside and outside of government collaborated to bring about radical social change in Venezuela.

BAR Book Forum: Rinaldo Walcott’s “The Long Emancipation” 

Rinaldo Walcott
“Black freedom” as a claim, as a possibility, challenges us to imagine and to produce new modes of life.

US is Enemy of Haitian Democracy 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
“The US is responsible for the complete destabilization of Haitian democracy and the complete loss of Haitian sovereignty,” said Dr Jemima Pierre, an anthropologist in the African American Studies Department at UCLA.  Speaking on Dr Jared Ball’s influential podcast “I Mix What I Like,” Dr Pierre said the US imposed president Jovenel Moise on the Haitian people, and materially supports his police, who have slaughtered dozens of protesters in the streets in recent weeks. Pierre is an activist with the Black Alliance for Peace.

When Movements Embrace Police Abolition, the Rich Resurrect “Reform”

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
“As soon as movements emerge that identify the normal operations of the police” and other capitalist institutions as the problem, the regime directs the language of the debate towards reform, said Dylan Rodriguez, professor of medica culture at the University of California at Riverside. “People are no longer tolerating anti-Black police terror,” said Rodriguez. To change the subject from police and prison abolition, the system’s defenders pretend the debate is centered on preservation of these institutions, through reform.

Free All Political, Elderly and Covid-Infected Prisoners, Say Mumia Supporters 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Dr Johanna Fernandez and other advocates for Mumia Abu Jamal asked the city of Philadelphia to “stand with common humanity who face illness” and “bring our elderly population home, let them go.  They are sick, they have been held by an unjust system” – as is Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner, who has contracted Covid-19. Dr. Fernandez said setting Mumia free is good medical practice, as well as justice.

The Global Significance of Zionism and the Palestinian Struggle for Self-Determination

For more than seventy years, the struggle against Zionism and for self-determination for the Palestinian people has become a global struggle and is hotly debated in all corners of the planet. Co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine Ali Abunimah joins The Internationalist Transmission to discuss the global significance of Palestine’s freedom struggle and its connections to the larger struggle for justice and peace everywhere.

Newly Obtained FBI Files Shed New Light on the Murder of Fred Hampton 

Aaron J. Leonard and Conor A. Gallagher
That all this time later we are still learning new information about Hampton’s killing is testament to the sheer volume of the effort aimed at this young revolutionary.

Black Civil Rights Lawyer in New Orleans Fights Back Against Exploitative Media Organization 

Jordan Flaherty
Well-meaning whites think its quite alright to steal Black activists’ words – as long as their intentions are good, which is up to them to decide.

What Are Identity Politics? A Vision of Solidarity Rooted in Black Feminism 

Marian Jones
The CRC never defined identity politics as exclusionary or intended to mean that only those who experience a certain oppression can fight to end it.

The Rise of the Private Police 

Amelia Pollard
South Africa is leading the way into the horror of policing for profit.

The Attack That Never Happened: Cuba and the US Fantasy of Sonic Attacks 

Rosa Miriam Elizalde
Renowned Cuban journalist Rosa Miriam Elizalde discusses the long-lasting impact of the US allegation that “sonic attacks” were carried out against US embassy staff.

Black Struggle and the Future of Humankind 

Philippe Gendrault
Exploited within the belly of the beast, the struggle for Black emancipation cannot avoid its global ramifications when it comes to ending the hegemon’s domestic violence and global destructiveness.

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