8 September 2021 — Black Agenda Report
Democrats, Abortion, and Phony Politics
Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Democratic party leadership are as uninterested in fighting for abortion rights as they are in addressing anything else their members need and want.
American Liberals Praise Biden at the Expense of Peace
Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
Joe Biden is committed to the imperatives of the bipartisan war party.
U.S. is Waging Domestic War and Preparing for More
Ajamu Baraka, BAR Editor and Columnist
A new report on cost of US domestic and international militarization brings the domestic situation into sharp focus. The US ruling elite appears to be preparing for one of three scenarios in the near future: system collapse, a fascist response, or a radical left turn toward a non-capitalist politics.
US and UN Treachery in the African Great Lakes Region: Why Rwandan Refugees Don’t Want to Go Home
Ann Garrison, BAR Contributor
The United States and the United Nations are responsible for the ongoing plight of Rwandan refugees.
RETURN TO THE SOURCE: The US Military Swarms Over Africa
Black Agenda Review
Grim predictions about the U.S. military occupation of Africa are realized.
Judge Blocks Sale of Historic African Cemetery: Poor People’s Rev. Barber Calls for End to Desecration at Moses Cemetery
Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo
Activists secure a legal victory in the fight to save the Moses African Cemetery in Bethesda, Maryland.
Intersectionality is Racist, Colonialist Ideology, not Radical Politics—Rethinking the CRT Debate, Part 3
Dr. Patrick D. Anderson
Recent debates about Critical Race Theory (CRT) have been abysmally uninformed at best and utterly inaccurate at worst. From corporate media and right-wing rags to independent left media, almost everyone has misrepresented or misunderstood the origins, histories, and theories of what is today known as CRT. This three-part series corrects these misunderstandings. Part 1 provides an overview of works of Derrick Bell, the “father of critical race theory.” Part 2 provides a detailed intellectual history of CRT. Part 3 presents a critique of intersectionality as an idealist, liberal iteration of CRT.
Bird, strings, Big Chief: 100: Harlem
(For Charlie Parker/Donald Harrison/Harlem Symphony Orchestra)
Raymond Nat Turner, BAR Poet in Residence
BAR Book Forum: Erica R. Edwards’ “The Other Side of Terror”
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The Other Side of Terror offers an interdisciplinary Black feminist analysis of militarism, security, policing, diversity, representation, intersectionality, and resistance.
U.S. Corporate Media Watch
Roberto Sirvent and Richard Medhurst
In this feature, we interview Syrian-born journalist Richard Medhurst about state propaganda, the mainstream media, and U.S. imperialism.
My Friend Michael Ratner
Michael Steven Smith
The following is a talk that Michael Steven Smith gave on July 27, 2021 at a book party in New York City’s Lower East Side. The event was sponsored by the New York City chapter of the National Lawyers Guild to celebrate the publication of Michael Ratner‘s memoir, “Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer“.
Guinea and the Military Coup Incubator, AFRICOM
The recent coup in Guinea exemplifies the damage done by European colonizers and the U.S. Africa Command.
The African Union, Israel and the Futility of Appeasement
The AU should be leading the fight against racism, not cozying up to racist regimes.
First National Congress of Socialist Movement of Ghana Charts a New Course for the Region
The First National Congress of the Socialist Movement of Ghana (SMG) – previously the Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG) – was held from July 30 to August 1 in Winneba, a town in the country’s Central Region.
Louisiana Activists Mobilize to Prevent “Shock Doctrine” Policies in Wake of Ida
Natural disasters must not become neo-liberal disasters for the people of the Gulf Coast.