Black Agenda Report 7 April 2021

7 April 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: The U.S. Can’t Control the World 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
Slow-witted Joe Biden appears to think that we’re still in the age of the sole superpower, when in fact that era has come and gone.

Criticizing the Democratic Party is not “Privileged”, It is the Duty of a Revolutionary 

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
Neither AOC nor the rest of the Squad has mounted any significant challenge to the party’s corporate leadership, despite being elected for this exact purpose.

PAMPHLET: Africa Fights for Freedom, Alpheaus Hunton, 1950 

Editors, The Black Agenda Review
A pamphlet written 70 years ago by an exiled Black American communist reveals an African continent seething to break free from European colonization.

Rwanda and Zaire (DRC) 1990 to 1997, Where the US Blocked Real Humanitarian Intervention

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
The real story of the Rwandan genocide begins in 1990, when exiled Tutsis from Uganda invaded northern Rwanda and uprooted, imprisoned or massacred a million Hutus.

Testi-lyin’ 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Northeast, midwest, southwest, south, down south, up south, out south—south  of the Canadian border—Slouched down in his cruiser, slow-rollin’ the ‘hood

Biden-Harris Look Ready to Keep U.S. In Afghanistan—Say No! 

Black Alliance For Peace
The new Democratic administration seems determined to sabotage an agreement to end the “longest war.”

MLK Was a Radical Who Hated Not Only Racial Subordination But Class Exploitation 

Sylvie Laurent, interviewed by Arvind Dilawar
King explicitly linked the value of human dignity to the material conditions necessary to enable people to live a decent life.

Letters from Our Readers

by Jahan Choudhry, Comments Editor
In “On Anarchism and Black Revolution” Peter James Hudson examines the historical roots of critiques of anarchism and its relationship to Black liberation movements.

BAR Book Forum: Short Meditations on Christina Sharpe’s “In the Wake” 

Troizel Carr
Being in the wake, in the afterlives of slavery…is to be caught in the reverberating aftermath of a long disaster, a durational dance with danger,

BAR Book Forum: Amandla Thomas-Johnson’s “Becoming Kwame Ture” 

The Stokely Carmichael of the 60s continued to politically and ideologically evolve while in Africa where he adopts the names of his political mentors Sekou Toure and Kwame Nkrumah.

Black Alliance for Peace: Fascism Born in the Colonies, Not Europe 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Ajamu Baraka, the former Green Party vice presidential candidate and current national organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace – a member of the Black is Back Coalition — says Europe must be “de-centered” from discussions of fascism. African people need to “reject the assumption that fascism was something new and unique to Europe in the early 20th century,” said Baraka. In fact, “the fascism that emerged in Europe did not break from the totalitarian logic and practice of European colonialism. Practices that were applied in the colonies” were now “applied in Europe.”

Black Is Back Coalition: When Colonialism Turned on Whites, They Called it Fascism

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
When capitalism turns vicious in its treatment of white people’s rights, Europeans and Euro-Americans call it fascism, according to Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. But “African people live under colonial domination all the time, and this thing” whites “refer to as fascism is simply an example of how colonial capitalism is seeping into the lives and experiences of the colonizers, themselves.” The Coalition is gearing up for its yearly Electoral Campaign School, set for April 10 and 11.

Two Black Martyrs’ Mothers Confront Black Lives Matter 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, the 12 year-old killed by Cleveland cops in 2014, has teamed up with Lisa Simpson, mother of Richard Risher, the 18 year-old gunned down by Los Angeles police in 2016, to demand accountability from the cash-rich Black Lives Matter organization. “Those people got $90 million, and all they did was uplift” police victims’ names, but “took care of no communities and no families.” The mothers are demanding a meeting with Patrisse Cullors and Tamika D. Mallory to address a whole range of proposals on the future of the Black liberation movement.

Yellow Peril and Red Scare: Forum on Anti-Asian Racism

Anti-Asian racism is on the rise in the United States and the West and has been discussed most frequently in the aftermath of the murder of six women of Asian descent in Atlanta on March 16th. However, the roots for anti-Asian racism have been entirely left out of the mainstream discourse on the issue. On this episode of The Internationalist Transmission, Danny Haiphong is joined by Invent the Future’s Carlos Martinez and a panel of Chinese and Asian diaspora activists and political analysts to connect the dots between the history of anti-Asian racism and present day U.S.

Fanon Can’t Save You Now 

Todd Cronan
The great revolutionary foresaw the need to “rapidly switch from a national consciousness to a social and political consciousness” committed to the “distribution of wealth and social relations.”

Remembering Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald 

Mack 
Having endured 50 years of incarceration, Fitzgerald was California’s longest-serving former Black Panther.

Reporting on Anti-Asian Violence Sets Black People Up to be Harmed 

The media focus on Black-Asian “tensions” promoted the misleading idea that Black people are the main perpetrators of anti-Asian attacks.

The Global Anti-Eritrea-Ethiopia Agenda 

Amanuel Biedemariam 
It is not up to the US to demand or dictate that Eritrea withdraw from Ethiopia — it is Ethiopia’s and only Ethiopia’s call to make.

Still Unsolved: the Great Crime that Triggered the 1994 Rwandan Genocide 

Jeremy Kuzmarov
After 27 years, strong evidence implicates Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame and the CIA in the downing of Hutu President Juvénal Habyarimana’s airplane.

“Hotel Rwanda” Hero Kidnapped: Another Victim of Rwanda’s Grinding Machine 

keith harmon snow
Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame is a mass murdered enabled by the US, and the Rwanda genocide story told by western governments and their media is the exact opposite of the truth.

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