Black Agenda Report 15 April 2021

15 April 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: Vaccine Passports in a Failed State 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
The non-vaccinated can be smeared and equated with MAGA hat wearing Trumpers, regardless of their religious or political affiliations, while the left has always been smeared, scorned, imprisoned and killed.

EDITORIAL: Racism, Fascism, and Political Murder: Kathleen Cleaver, September 14, 1968 

Editors, The Black Agenda Review
Panthers and their radical Black contemporaries are now the stuff of Hollywood — but with more leather jacket than political substance. The Review Team offers some historical correctives.

Fordham University Is One of Many Canaries in the Zionist Coal Mine 

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
A Blacklist against those who oppose Israeli policies is now in effect at Fordham University, and can be expected to grow.

Reese Piece… 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Salute to City of Angels’ son! He wrote, he wrote, he wrote And he wrote… Ramparts, The Progressive, The Nation, Mother Jones, Dateline Havana, 48 hills…

Murder of Daunte Wright Ruined Derek Chauvin Show Trial 

Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and Columnist
The Black-murder-by-cop next door to Minneapolis shows the world the dehumanization that is built into the white supremacist DNA of settler-colonialism will continue to produce crimes against our people.

Spirit of Self-Emancipation Continues to Rise at the St. Louis City Justice Center 

Adofo Minka
Like Christ on the third day, detainees in St. Louis jails have risen to challenge state oppression.

Letters from Our Readers 

Jahan Choudhry, BAR Comments Editor
This week the war in Afghanistan was on your minds.

BAR Book Forum: Walter Johnson’s “The Broken Heart of America”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The Black future is already unfolding under your feet, and the narrow possibility that you might grab ahold of that leading edge of the asphalt and turn it in a different direction.

BAR Book Forum: Walter Johnson’s “The Broken Heart of America” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The Black future is already unfolding under your feet, and the narrow possibility that you might grab ahold of that leading edge of the asphalt and turn it in a different direction.

BAR Book Forum: Tracey L. Walters’ “Not Your Mother’s Mammy” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The assumption is these women are uneducated or without skills beyond cleaning or caring for children and adults.

Biden is Mass Deporter of Haitians and Other Blacks 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
A great deal of publicity was generated when Central and South American immigrants were prevented from entering the US during Donald Trump’s presidency, said Tsion Gurma, legal director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, or BAJI. However, “that same level of alarm seems to be missing when we see Black immigrants being deported in very large numbers under an administration that claims to be in line with racial justice issues.”

The Greed of San Francisco’s Hyper-Gentrifying Classes 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The collusion of high-paid tech workers and real estate interests has created a political force that advocates privatization, deregulation and gentrification as a public good, said Jemma DeCristo, a Black trans anarchist organizer. DeCristo maintains the gentrifiers’ political slogan ought to be, “White Supremacy In My Back Yard.” Blacks make up no more than 5 percent of San Francisco’s population, and Black push-out has become endemic in the Bay Area.

Black Urban Crises and Push-Out “Engineered” 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Dr David Stovall, author of an article titled, “Engineered Conflict: School Closings, Public Housing, Law Enforcement and the Future of Black Life,” said “one of the ways to attract business interests to cities is to displace those people who you have deemed to be dangerous or politically harmful” – meaning, Blacks. Stovall, a professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an organizer with the Peoples Education Movement, notes that the Black population in Chicago has been steadily declining since the turn of the 21st century.

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.

Organizing in the South 

Joseph B. Atkins
Strong condemnations from the NAACP and Black Congressional Caucus of Amazon’s treatment of its workers might have made a difference in the strike vote,

Reality Police Erase Lesbians, Covid-skeptics and Democracy 

Riva Enteen
Corporate reality police have stablished themselves as the authorities on what constitutes “information” or “disinformation.”

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.”

Daniel Kaluuya No Longer Getting “Out”; But Does That Make COINTELPRO In? 

Nkechi Taifa
COINTELPRO’s key target — the Black Panther Party — should be the entity getting most of the Oscars’ socio-cultural ink and attention from the film.

The Hypocrisy of “American Democracy” 

Wilmer J. Leon III
The US is the anti-democratic force undermining the will of Venezuelans as the US steals their resources and money.

The US Dollar’s Hegemony is Looking Fragile  

Kenneth Rogoff
French Finance Minister Valéry Giscard d’Estaing famously the dollar’s special status called America’s “exorbitant privilege” – which it might be in the process of losing

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