Black Agenda Report 25 March 2021

26 March 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: Establishment Role in Anti-Asian Bigotry 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
Joe Biden is no better than Trump in advocating de facto white supremacy with his foreign policy, and corporate media fan the flames of anti-Chinese racism.

New Global Alliance Defends UN Charter in Clear Rebuke of U.S. Imperialism 

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
The United States has long positioned its imperial ambitions as the definition of international law and rejected entirely the spirit and authority of the U.N. Charter.

MANIFESTO: A Draft Proposal for the Founding of the International Working Peoples Association, 1979 

The Editors, Black Agenda Review
he following is a manifesto in the full sense of the word; a Black anarchist’s proposal for a sweeping approach to a nation and world without capitalism.

European Union Screams at Eritrea

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
The US bid for sanctions against Eritrea was rebuked by the UN Security Council, so the imperial bloc had to settle for European sanctions against the fiercely independent African government.

PIMP: Paper In Militarists’ Pockets (Business as usual…) 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
$13 billion aircraft carriers, $10 pencils and $500 hammers, renamed “portable hand-held transcribing devices” and “impact fasteners;” so war-profiteer pimps—war.

Remembering Tulsa 

Tim Madigan
In 1921 thousands of whites attacked the Black population of Tulsa, Oklahoma with machine guns, airplanes, fire and pure hatred, killing at least 300.

The Answer to Anti-Asian Racism Is Not More Policing 

Kayla Hui
More policing rarely results in justice for anyone, and only puts Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color (BIPOC), including Asian people, at risk for more violence.

US Government Turns Somalia Into Failed State to Steal Its Oil  

Nick Alexandrov
“Bombing Somali civilians is one of AFRICOM’s main projects,” writes Mohamed Haji Ingiriis, a young Somali historian.

BAR Book Forum: Jean Casimir’s, “The Haitians: A Decolonial History” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The worldview animating Haitian masses today is leading to a social context ungovernable within the framework of prevailing economic neo-liberalism.

BAR Book Forum: Koni Benson’s “Crossroads: I Live Where I Like”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
This book challenges the myth that 1994 was the turning point in South Africa — because the liberation process is unfinished.

Criminal Imperial Nations Deport Their Colonial Victims as Criminals

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Citizenship laws in the West are “about reproducing and managing colonially partitioned populations,” said Luke de Noronha, a teacher at the University of Manchester, in the UK, and author of “Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica.” De Noronha details how Britain labels Black residents as “foreign criminals” and expels them to former colonies. Rejection of imperial citizenship policy “should be central to anti-racist, socialist global politics,” he said.

Quest for “Black Faces in High Places” Deceives the People 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
“If we believe that” achieving “the first Black woman this, and the first Black woman that, will consolidate gains for our community, then we are deceiving ourselves” and “we might as well say, ‘I’m a capitalist,’” said longtime activist and prolific author Joy James. Dr. James, a professor of Humanities at Williams College, spoke at a webinar held by the Decolonial Feminist Collective.  She urged activists to make the link between US military occupation of Africa and militarization of the police in Black America.

Cuban Socialist Internationalist Medicine Puts Capitalist Countries to Shame 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
So few of its own citizens have contracted Covid-19 – less than 300 — that Cuba must test its vaccines in other countries, said Dr Layla Brown-Vincent, professor of Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and author of “The Pandemic of Racial Capitalism: Another World is Possible.” Cuba “is helping control this global pandemic in ways that none of the capitalist countries attempt to do,” said Brown-Vincent.

Left Lens Live: Strong, Black, and Unapologetic Truth w/ Luqman Nation

Pan-Africanism and Black Radicalism are key pillars in the ongoing struggle for liberation. Abdushshahid and Jacqueline Luqman of Luqman Nation and the newly formed Black Power Media join The Left Lens to bring unapologetic truth from a Pan-Africanist perspective as we analyze the numerous lies obscuring the crises facing U.S. imperialism in the Biden era.

Is Systemic Racism a True Indicator of Cowardice? 

Dr. Kweli Nzito
The craven fear of truth in imperial zones, bordering on psychopathic dread, has sustained systemic racism and hegemonic power domestically and globally.

Sudan: the Second Wave of Revolt 

Sara Abbas
The not-yet-triumphant Sudan popular uprising was both sophisticated and thorough; it tried to learn from past mistakes and internalize lessons from revolutions of the first wave and elsewhere.

Cuba’s Contributions in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Franklin Frederick
The Cuban Revolution has shown that when limited resources are distributed equitably and with an emphasis on people and prevention, public health outcomes previously unimaginable can be achieved.

Bruce Levine’s “Thaddeus Stevens: Civil War Revolutionary, Fighter for Racial Justice“  

Reviewed by Michael Steven Smith
Rep Thaddeus Stevens was an unyielding proponent of the nationalization of the large southern plantations and the redistribution of that land to Black people.

To Western Media, Prosecuting Bolivian Coup Leaders Is Worse Than Leading a Coup 

Joe Emersberger
The Guardian pretends not to understand the difference between overthrowing a government in Bolivia and arresting someone for overthrowing a government.

The Somali Election Impasse in Historical Context 

Abdirahman A. Abdalla
Somalia’s current corruptionist comprador bourgeoisie has no independent socio-political base and is therefore totally beholden to Western imperialist interests.

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