Black Agenda Report 25 September 2021

25 September 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Glen Ford Memorial Gathering

The memorial service for Glen Ford was held on September 18, 2021 at the Riverside Church in New York City. It can be seen on Youtube.

Covid Funds Spent on Police and Prisons

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Systemic racism and weak movement politics allow states and cities to spend relief funds on police and jails.

Racism Denies Common Prosperity in the United States

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
China’s commitment to enhancing social cohesion is an example of what a society should strive to do. But racism endemic to the U.S. prevents it from taking the same steps.

Biden Threatens Sweeping Sanctions on Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Responds

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
The U.S. is once again attempting to overthrow a legitimate head of state in Africa, this time in Ethiopia, where they want to put their old puppet, the TPLF, or a new one, in power.

Speech: China and Africa, W.E.B. DuBois, 1959

Editors, Black Agenda Review
In 1959, on his ninety-first birthday, W. E. B. Du Bois spoke to an audience at Peking University on “China and Africa.” Du Bois’ words and warnings on colonialism, capitalism, and the self-determination of the “darker races” are as relevant to the Black world now as they were during the Cold War.

Borders, Blackness, and Empire

Jemima Pierre, BAR Contributor
The spectacle of violence against Haitians at the U.S.-Mexico border needs to be seen in light of ongoing U.S. imperialism in Haiti.

Black Alliance for Peace Condemns Biden Administration’s Order to Deport Haitians as Illegal and Racist

Black Alliance for Peace
U.S. policies have created the conditions in Haiti that have compelled tens of thousands to flee.

BAR Book Forum: Eric A. Stanley’s “Atmosphere of Violence”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Atmospheres of Violence reveals the central role of racialized and gendered violence in the United States.

Schmo Munchkin v. Ida

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR Poet in Residence

Biden’s DOJ Sleight of Hand on Police Reform

Netfa Freeman
DOJ “reforms” are a smoke screen covering up systemic complicity with law enforcement.

Samuel Moyn’s Unprincipled Attack on Human Rights Giant Michael Ratner is Shameful

Marjorie Cohn
Michael Ratner and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) were intimately connected to the Black Liberation Movement representing a number of activists in the crosshairs of state repression.

Indigenous People of Brazil Fight for Their Future

Nick Estes
Brazil’s indigenous people struggle against an entrenched oligarchy determined to drive them from their lands and a right wing president who is supported by the U.S.

The Money That Never Arrives in Cuba

Rosa Miriam Elizalde
The United States has cut off channels for sending remittances to the island, leaving families who rely on the help – especially during the pandemic – without desperately needed resources.

Black and Asian Workers Falling Behind in Getting Jobs Back

Julie Yixia Cai and Dean Baker
Economic recovery is uneven, with Black workers least likely to be employed in the wake of the covid pandemic.

Latin American and Caribbean Leaders Approve Historic Agreement at CELAC Summit

Peoples Dispatch
The heads of state of the regional block agreed on a 44-point declaration which addressed the strategy against COVID-19 and climate change and took a stand against the blockade on Cuba.

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