23 June 2021 — Black Agenda Report
Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
The corporate media claim that President Biden went easy on Vladimir Putin outside the G7 meeting, but that’s only because Biden preferred to sic the imperial press hounds on the Russian president.
Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
For neoliberalism to truly end, austerity and privatization must also come to an end and universal public programs such as nationalized healthcare and free higher education must exist within a context of peace
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
Black violence functioned as both a political challenge to racial domination and a political rationale for both the intensification and normalization of aggressive and pervasive policing in poor Black communities.
Many Ethiopians expressed enthusiasm for what they consider the country’s first real, competitive election, writes Ann Garrison..
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs…” —Karl Marx
Reclined in my dentist’s chair, daydreaming in
Numbers: #s 13, 15, 18, 19— “5 on # 13; 7 on # 15;
5 on # 18; 7 on # 19—“ Problematic, impacted,
subtracted, divided—fractured, cracked numbers…
We regard militarism as the antithesis of revolutionary pan-African visions of Africa as a region freed from the destructive legacies of its patriarchal and colonial history.
Texas mandates that its schools see no racism, hear no racism, and teach nothing about racism, racial oppression or racial capitalism.
The new laws are part of a larger trend of conservative, right-wing efforts at the state level designed to counter the goals of social movements.
He was stunned to ascertain that Europe was less racist toward those like himself in comparison to his homeland;
Sara Flounders and Roger D. Harris
The case involves the kidnapping of a diplomat by the world’s sole superpower locked in an unequal struggle to destroy the formerly prosperous, oil rich country of Venezuela.
Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Although he’s glad recently passed marijuana legislation will halt arrests for possession and expunge criminal records, NY State Assemblyman and former Black Panther Charles Barron says, “I just don’t see how the recreational use of marijuana is good for revolution.” Barron predicts we will soon see “an alcohol store on one corner, a cannabis store on the next corner, a murder burger store on another corner, and a funeral home on the fourth corner.”
The recently concluded summit meeting of so-called G7 nations revealed them once again to be nothing “but a cabal and gangsters” bent on “maintaining neocolonial rule” of the planet, said Richard Medhurst, a Syrian-born journalist and political commentator. Made up of white settler regimes and former and current colonial powers, the G7 spend much of their time “maligning Russia and China,” but can no longer compete in a multi-polar world, said Medhurst.
“Finance capital doesn’t fund liberation movements,” said Dr Joy James, the Williams College Humanities professor who moderated a recent Accountability in Social Justice Movements webinar. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Fund amassed $90 million in largely corporate philanthropy in 2020. But corporations don’t give “millions of dollars so you can free yourselves and derail predatory capitalism and imperialism,” said Dr James.
Wherever the Left has risen up in Latin America, rightwing oligarchs backed by the United States have responded with violence and political chicanery. Journalist Camila Escalante joins The Left Lens to discuss Peru’s recent election and developments in Latin America’s ongoing struggle against imperialism.
The same activists who are working to defund the police are also part of a collective movement to bring an end to neoliberal capitalism.
“We knowed what was goin’ on in [the war] all the time,” said Felix Haywood, dismissing the notion that his fellow Texas slaves were ignorant of the Emancipation Proclamation.
It seems inevitable our own holiday will be sold back to us by the same corporations that profit from exploiting black lives.
Under Nicaraguan law, it is a crime to seek foreign interference in the country’s internal affairs.
How should we respond when people of color who’ve spent a lifetime cussing the empire start curtseying to it instead?
“Police can call you a gang member because they observed you with other gang members, who they declared gang members because they were with other gang members.”