Black Agenda Report 1 October 2021

1 October 2021 — Black Agenda Report

 “Race Norming” and Health Care Jim Crow

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Health care disparities are inevitable when notions of white superiority are guiding principles in every sector of society.

U.S. Congressional Support for More War spending and AUKUS Anti-China Pact Exposes Cynicism of Biden’s UN Speech Calling for More Diplomacy

Ajamu Baraka, BAR Contributing Editor
Joe Biden spoke of peace and diplomacy at the U.N. but support for defense spending and war making are bipartisan imperatives that prevent the people’s needs from being met.

ESSAY: The War Aims of World War I and World War II and Their Relations to the Darker Peoples of the World, Merze Tate, 1943

Editors, Black Agenda Review
A 1943 Merze Tate essay provides a trenchant critique of the false hope of peace offered by the white west to “the darker peoples” of the world.

Raytheon’s Raven caws “War—Evermore!” Not wind beneath Negroz wings…

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR Poet in Residence

Ethiopian Mystery: The Case of the 428 Disappearing Food Trucks

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
For nearly a year, warmonger and USAID administrator Samantha Power has been shrieking about famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray, and demanding the humanitarian corridor that 428 massive food aid trucks have now mysteriously disappeared into.

Teaching Politically and the Problem of Afropessimism

Nino Brown and Derek Ford
The authors argue that the theory of Afropessism is antithetical to the development of political movements.

Building the Movement to Shut Down AFRICOM

Tunde Ozasua
October 2021 is the 13th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Africa Command, AFRICOM. The Black Alliance for Peace is launching an international month of action with an October 1 webinar and other events to amplify the Shut Down AFRICOM campaign.

The Revenge of White Colonialism Motivates the AUKUS Alliance Against China

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
The newly created AUKUS alliance is the latest futile effort to end China’s rise as an economic super power and competitor for global influence.

U.S. Congress Outlines New Phase of Economic Attacks and Hybrid War on Nicaragua’s Sandinista Government

Ben Norton
The US Congress invited neoconservative regime-change strategists to discuss the next stage of hybrid warfare on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government.

BAR Book Forum: David Marriott’s “Whither Fanon?”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
An Excerpt from Whither Fanon?: Studies in the Blackness of Being by David Marriott.

20 years After Durban: Africans and Afro-Descendants Colonized or Emancipated?

Mireille Fanon Mendes France
The 20th anniversary of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) is an opportunity to analyze the state of African descended people. Reparations for centuries of crimes against humanity must still be paid.

The Resignation of Biden’s Special Envoy to Haiti Once Again Exposes the White Supremacist Foundations of U.S. Foreign Policy, No Matter Which Party Is In Charge

Black Alliance for Peace
The blatant racism of Biden’s Haiti policies—in both controlling Haiti’s governance and the illegal and inhuman abuses of Haitian asylum seekers—was too much even for his special envoy to Haiti.

A Racial Reckoning at Doctors Without Borders

Mara Kardas-Nelson, Ngozi Cole, Sean Campbell
The Nobel Peace Prize winning organization Doctors Without Borders has been accused of racist policies which privilege so-called ex-pat workers from North America and Europe over local medical staff working in the global south. Local workers speak of mistreatment, wage discrimination, and being unprotected during conflicts and pandemics.

Abusing Migrants While on Horseback Fits With the Border Patrol’s Long History of Brutality

Sarah Turberville, Chris Rickerd
Such cruelty warrants a congressional investigation—not only into the specific actions in Del Rio but, more importantly, into systemic problems within Border Patrol that allow such abusive conduct with seeming impunity.

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