Black Agenda Report 22 July 2021

22 July 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: Standing with the Cuban People 

– Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
The current Black-centered Cuban protest operation is very well orchestrated and if Black people in this country are not careful, they will end up amplifying the dictates of U.S. imperialism.

DOCUMENT: The Rise of Black Power in the West Indies: Walter Rodney, 1969 

 Editors, The Black Agenda Review
Rodney succinctly demonstrates how capitalism and colonialism, and nationalism and imperialism, function to create a rigid hierarchy by which color is fused with class to keep the Black majorities

 

Joe Biden is Wrong, Capitalism IS Exploitation 

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
The COVID-19 pandemic has produced numerous examples of “disaster capitalism, and spectacular profits for billionaires.”

 

The TPLF Attack on Ethiopia Contains the Accumulated Evil of the War 

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
“The US and its allies haven’t even been able to get past the first step—UN Security Council censure—with regard to Syria, then Burundi, and now, Ethiopia.”

 

Our ‘democracy’ 

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
Shangri-La—untaxed, socially-distanced champagne- caviar, Cayman Island, yacht crowds who Pay nothing for water washing their waste to sewage

 

The Conspicuous Absence of Derrick Bell—Rethinking the CRT Debate, Part 1 

Patrick D. Anderson
Bell levels a class critique against the Black bourgeoisie, whom he sees as having led Black political protest down the wrong path time and time again.

 

Memo to France as Its Soldiers Leave Africa: “Get Out and Stay Out!” 

Mark P. Fancher
French bullying of Africa has been driven entirely by self-interest and greed.

 

BAR Book Forum: Matthieu Chapman’s Book, “Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama” 

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
This book analyzes Early Modern English Drama as a form of cultural production in which the paradigm of Early Modern England was shifting to account for encounters with black Africans.

 

BAR Book Forum: Julia Rose Kraut’s “Threat of Dissent”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Ideological exclusion and deportation from the United States, and how they has been consistently used as tools of political repression.

 

People Working A Minimum Wage Job Can’t Afford Rent Anywhere In The U.S. 

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman
Over 40% of Black and Latinx households pay more than 30% of their income on rent, compared with 25% of white households.

 

Zuma Imprisonment: “Riots” or “Insurrection” in South Africa?

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
In the wake of the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma on corruption charges, two South African provinces were swept by riots that current President Cyril Ramaphosa called an attempted “insurrection” against the state. “This is no way to address the differences” in the country, said Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Detroit-based Pan African News Wire. “South Africa has the worst Covid-19 epidemic on the continent. The focus should be on mitigating the spread” of the disease.

 

US Destabilizes Planet, Blames China and Cuba 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Despite portraying Donald Trump as representing everything they oppose, when Democratic President Joe Biden took over the White House he left Trump’s measures against Cuba and China intact, virtually unchanged. As activists in the belly of the beast, “We must take a stand against US militarism, said Netfa Freeman, an organizer with the Black Alliance for Peace who was interviewed on Sputnik Radio by Sean Blackmon and Jacqueline Luqman.

Class Struggle Shapes Haiti Political Conflict 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Class conflicts between Africa-born and Haiti-born Blacks and mulattos shaped Haitian political battle lines before and after the 1804 revolution and to this day, said Haitian American author and activist Pascal Robert. The descendants of “African peasants make up Haiti’s poor majority today,” said Robert, speaking at a webinar on Haiti at Broward College in south Florida.

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