Black Agenda Report 2 September 2021

2 September 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Why the U.S. Still Suffers from COVID

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Editor and Senior Columnist
The Covid-19 crisis cannot be separated from the failed state.

War is a Racist Enterprise

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
Racism is an unspoken rationale for U.S. imperialist actions.

We Can No Longer Avoid Raising the Contradiction of the Western Imperial Left’s Collaboration with the Western Bourgeoisie

Ajamu Baraka, BAR Editor and Columnist
As the Western left has become more aligned with their imperialist bourgeoisie in the destabilization of the Global South, the radical Black tradition provides a clear approach to “turn imperialist wars into wars against imperialism.”

U.S. Escalates Threats to Ethiopian and Eritrean Sovereignty

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributor
Eritrean American peace and justice activist Elias Amare discussed the latest developments.

An Open Letter to His Serene Majesty Leopold II, King of the Belgians and Sovereign of the Independent State of Congo, 1890

Black Agenda Review
George Washington Williams published an open letter to King Leopold that documented atrocities committed in the Congo, shattering the benign image of Leopold’s private colony and sparking an international protest against his rule.

Realism, Idealism, and the Deradicalization of Critical Race Theory—Rethinking the CRT Debate, Part 2

Patrick Anderson
Patrick Anderson continues his examination of Critical Race Theory.

BAR Book Forum: Robin J. Hayes’ “Love for Liberation”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Love for Liberation examines the links of international solidarity in the Black power movement.

Statement of the International Delegation to Nicaragua

Netfa Freeman
An international delegation released this statement supporting the rights of the Nicaraguan people to live free of U.S. interference.

Ol’ Red Jack Hirschman: He Weaponized Words

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR Poet-in-Residence
A poetic obituary.

AFRICOM in the Congo

Kambale Musavuli
Its immeasurable mineral resources has made the Congo the victim of a long history of Western greed, plunder, and genocidal violence. AFRICOM’s recent arrival in the Congo — ostensibly to fight ISIS — will only extend this history; we can be sure these military forces will do more to support the US looting of the Congo’s wealth than stopping terrorism.

Afghan Crisis Must End America’s Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty

Medea Benjamin and Nicholas J.S. Davies
The U.S. departure from Afghanistan is an opportunity to end the corruption which made a 20-year long war a cash cow for the military industrial complex.

Out of Afghanistan Today, Out of Africa Tomorrow!

All African People’s Revolutionary Party
The U.S. departure from Afghanistan is a victory against imperialism.

How Amilcar Cabral Shaped Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy

Curry Mallott
Frantz Fanon’s influence on Paulo Freire’s thought is well known, but the Brazilian educator also drew considerably from Amílcar Cabral, the revolutionary intellectual from Guinea-Bissau.

Nicaragua in the Crosshairs of Empire

Netfa Freeman, Danny Haiphong, Margaret Kimberley
Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley are joined by Netfa Freeman of the Black Alliance for Peace and Pan-African Community Action. They discussed Freeman’s participation in a delegation to Nicaragua and the U.S. sustained 40-year long attack on that nation.

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