Black Agenda Report 1 July 2021

1 July 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: The Terrible Origins of July 4th 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
The British crown and the colonists were both determined to seize lands from native peoples and to continue enslavement.”

Twerkers of the World you might…(Or when they go low we get high?) 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Bleach barker, low-Barr, last days of Pompeo—of
Decaying empire; of paper towel-tossing, pussy-
grabbing presidents… An a couple of big black
booties—a couple of pumping rumps are atop an
Ambulance as it attempts to transport mass murder victim #
300 something to some pay or die hospital; day 170 of the yr.

Western Powers Only Seek to Curtail the Right of Self-Determination for the Horn of Africa and Global South States. 

Western powers only seek to curtail the right of self-determination for the Horn of Africa and Global South states.

The Thin Blue Lies Behind Crime Wave Hype 

Josmar Trujillo
Data fail to show that bail restrictions or any other reform fueled the spike in violence during the pandemic – but facts don’t matter to the corporate press

Don’t Allow Another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa 

Ready for Evolution
The US clearly intends to justify yet another armed intervention in Africa in order to reinstate its former proxies in Ethiopia

BAR Book Forum: Monika Gosin’s “The Racial Politics of Division”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Miami serves as a heightened case to explore such contradictions as I look closely at tensions between African Americans, white Cubans, and Black Cubans.

BAR Book Forum: João H. Costa Vargas’s “The Denial of Antiblackness” 

João H. Costa Vargas
In typical critical analyses and progressive multiracial mobilizations Black suffering is acknowledged while antiblackness is negated

Community Control of Police is the Best Remedy 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Community Control of Police is the Best Remedy Chicago leads the nation in moving towards community control of the police, with a majority of the city’s board of aldermen in favor. Jasman Salas, co-chair of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Oppression, which is spearheading the measure, said, “We cannot beg officers to change…or for more training…or for body cameras…or for window dressing and superficial changes. We must demand community control of the police.”

Reparations Supporters Need to Unite Around Specific Demands 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Efia Nwangaza, director of the Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination in Greenville, South Carolina, is trying to unite the member organizations of the South Carolina Reparations Coalition behind specific demands for repair of Black US descendants of slaves. Prisoners were exempted from the post-Civil War amendment against slavery, allowing forced human bondage to continue and grow into mass Black incarceration. Slavery never ended, said Nwangaza.

US Acting as “Rogue State” in Shutting Down Iranian News Site 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The US seizure of the Iranian news site Press TV shows that Washington “will continue to operate as a rogue state as long as it can get away with it,” said Ajamu Baraka, national organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace.  Moreover, there is “no real protection from the US state moving against Black Agenda Report” and other left web sites “in this growing neofascist environment.”

The Left Lens Presents the Left Voice in Latin America w/Camila Escalante

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 Unknown History of Black Uprisings 

Keeanga-Yamahia Taylor
Historian Elizabeth Hinton’s book reveals that, in the late sixties and early seventies, there were hundreds of local rebellions against white violence and racial inequality.

American Racism in the Time of Plagues 

Andrew Lanham
The U.S Has a long history of blaming Asian immigrants for outbreaks of disease, and every time, democracy and public health suffer.

Lost Opportunity, Lost Lives 

Lisa Armstrong
Prison officials could have prevented sickness and death by releasing those who were most vulnerable to coronavirus and least likely to reoffend — older incarcerated people.

JuneTeenth: A Marxist Perspective  

Scott Cooper
As long as capitalism exists, the capitalists will seek to elevate some people and denigrate others, sowing divisions to deflect attention away from a common enemy.

Rock-A-Bye Baby: The Anesthetizing Effects of Political Concessions 

 joshua briond
The response to Black rebellion are all distinct types of “reforms” to politically sedate Black surplus populations and sustain white settler-capitalist hegemony.

Black Liberal, Your Time is Up 

Yannick Giovanni Marshall
You are here to show your black skin so that you can claim the mantle of authority on anti-Blackness that white liberals have bestowed upon you.

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