Black Agenda Report 6 May 2021

6 May 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: Progressives Capitulate to Biden 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
Freedom Rider: Progressives Capitulate to Biden

Lebron James in the Eye of White Supremacy’s Storm 

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
No one, not even Lebron James, is immune to the disciplinary process meted out by the ruling class to maintain the lie of American exceptionalism on a mass scale,

German Greens Crusade for US/NATO Wars 

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
The Green Party in the U.S. and most other places in also a pro-peace party — but that’s no longer the case in Germany.Anthropology, Racial Science, and the Harvesting of Black Bones: Dr. Michael Blakey Interviewed by Dr. Jemima Pierre
Most renowned academic institutions in the United States are implicated in the macabre practices of “racial” science.

100 Days of Biden’s Bait and Switch 

Black Alliance For Peace
U S policies are not guided by the whims of the individual who sits in the White House, but by the objective interests of dominant sectors of the ruling elite.

Black Girl Magic Trio Seeks to Suppress Spirit of Rebellion Inside St. Louis Jails      

Adofo Minka
The trio of so-called “progressive” female officeholders pretend to fight the power, but only misdirect and bewilder.

A Dose of Reality for the #ADOS Movement 

Broderick Dunlap
Instead of showing solidarity with the third world, ADOS makes it clear that they want their share of the spoils of imperialism.

BAR Book Forum: Kathryn Sophia Belle’s “Hannah Arendt and the Negro Question” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Arendt saw the “Negro question” as a “Negro problem” rather than a white problem.

BAR Book Forum: Jared A. Loggins and Andrew J. Douglas’ “Prophet of Discontent” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The authors set out to reconstruct King’s critical theory of racial capitalism.

African Servant of Empire Dies in Chad Fighting 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The death of Chad president Idris Deby in fighting with rebels last week is a loss for the US and France, the top imperial powers in Africa, said Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. “Idris Deby’s army has been essential to France’s neocolonial pretensions, and those of the United States, as well,” said Horne. US military “trainers” serve with the Chadian military and France maintains a permanent base in the country.

Special US Punishment Reserved for Haitian Immigrants 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
In his first 60 days in office, Biden “had already deported more people to Haiti than Donald Trump deported in all of 2020, said Daoud Andre, a Brooklyn-based radio host and organizer with the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti. Haitian dictator Jovenel Moise is as much a lackey for Biden as he was for Trump, said Andre, because Jovenel answers to whoever is in charge in the US.

Biden Is No FDR, Just a Business-As-Usual Democrat 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Far from the incarnation of Franklin Delana Roosevelt, Joe Biden is the usual corporate Democrat, said veteran activist Margaret Flowers, of Popular Resistance. Biden “throws more money at a failed healthcare system,” and on foreign policy he “continues the economic wars and expands military operations in the Middle East, and surrounding China and antagonizing Russia,” said Flowers.

Left Lens Live: Justice Not Served by Verdict in George Floyd’s Murder

Derek Chauvin was convicted on all charges in the murder of George Floyd last year. Just two hours before the verdict, Ohio police killed Ma’Khia Bryant. Margaret and Danny discuss why justice has not been served as liberals and Democrats have so enthusiastically proclaimed.

The US Military Occupation Of Trinidad 

The National Workers Union
While stationed on the islands during World War Two, US GIs engaged in land dispossession, rape, murder, bullying and violence against local people.

Voices Are Raised Against the NBA Launching Its New African League in Rwanda 

David Zirin
Human rights groups are concerned that using Rwanda as a backdrop would provide a public relations boost for its autocratic leader.

Police and the License to Kill 

Matthew D. Lassiter
Detroit police killed hundreds of unnamed Blacks in response to the civil rights movement, revealing why most of today’s proposals to make police more accountable are bound to fail, and how we can do better.

The US’s Biggest County Jails Are Sites of Extreme Environmental Injustice 

Adam Mahoney
After first being forced to live in chemically toxic communities, Black and Brown people are then incarcerated in jails where they cannot escape some of the worst pollution in the nation.

The Black Panther Party Has Never Been More Popular, but Actual Black Panthers Have Been Forgotten 

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

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