Black Agenda Report 24 November 2021

24 November, 2021 — — Black Agenda Report

Rittenhouse and Verdict Mania
Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Black people give great attention to certain court cases in hopes of receiving justice when the system is designed to be unjust. That recognition and the commitment to fighting back will be of greater use than divining conclusions about a racist nation when juries reach verdicts.

The Delusional Commitment to the Doctrine of “Full Spectrum Dominance” is leading the U.S. and the World to Disaster
Ajamu Baraka, BAR Editor and Columnist
U.S. actions around the world seem mysterious unless the commitment to white supremacist notions of domination is clearly understood.

Interview: Queen Mother Moore, Westindian Digest, September 1982
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
In a 1982 interview, Queen Mother Audley Moore raps on imperialism, neocolonialism, emancipation, and reparations — and the need for Black people to get in our “right mind” to understand our domination.

Stop Confusing the Fight Against Racism with Neoliberalism
Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
The electoral appeal of anti-Black racism is a constant in the U.S. It is the perennial contradiction, producing political dynamics which ensure that the people’s needs are never met and the ruling class have little opposition due to the lack of class consciousness.

Ethiopians Rally Against CNN, the TPLF, and US Aggression
Ann Garrision, BAR Contributing Editor
Ethiopians and Eritreans are decrying CNN’s slander of their nations and peoples, but CNN’s just fulfilling their mission, manufacturing consent for aggression, deprivation, and war, most of all in the Global South.

The Racist, Imperialist War on Venezuela
Glen Ford
We are reprinting Glen Ford’s article on Venezuela not to demonstrate that he was prescient on the issue of U.S.-Venezuela policies, but because it is still relevant and demonstrates the timeless importance of a clear, sober analysis of material forces from a Black radical, internationalist perspective.

Kenyan Families Say U.S. Government Fueling “War on Terror” Disappearances and Killings, Demand Records
Center for Constitutional Rights
Security forces trained by the CIA and the UK’s MI6 use the “war on terror” as justification for killing and abducting Kenyans. In fact, the US/EU/NATO axis wage a war of terror against African people. The Center for Constitutional Rights, MUHURI, and the Global Justice Clinic are demanding accountability and justice for victims.

BAR Book Forum: Caroline H. Yang’s Book, “The Peculiar Afterlife of Slavery”
Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Caroline Yang . Yang is Associate Professor of English at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her book is The Peculiar Afterlife of Slavery: The Chinese Worker and the Minstrel Form.

Black Friday’s Gift
Raymond Nat Turner, BAR Poet in Residence

On the Road from Detroit to South Africa: Black Radical Internationalist Traditions
Roy Singham
Roy Singham reminisces about his work with the late General Gordon Baker, Jr. and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers (LRBW) in Detroit and its connections with South African workers. He references Baker’s 1965 powerful response to the draft board, portions of which were recorded by the late Glen Ford in a 2014 reading .

Desperate US Sends Blinken to Africa
Netfa Freeman
Africa is a key component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Its inroads into the continent have created panic in Washington and Secretary of State Blinken was dispatched to undo what can’t be undone. He engaged in hypocritical hectoring while the administration destabilizes Ethiopia and other African nations.

White America’s Latest Fear Mongering Code Language: CRT and Wokeness
Thad Baltimore
Anti-Black racism is at the heart of the debate on Critical Race Theory and use of the word “woke” as a pejorative. The white peoples party, republicans, have new weapons, and democrats, the putative black peoples party, shove their constituents under the bus. Appeals to racism are once again the keys to electoral victory.

Banning of Palestinian NGOs: How Israel Tries to Silence Human Rights Defenders
Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is celebrated on November 29. The Israeli government attempts to crush their liberation movement and deny them international support by designating human rights group as terrorists, but Israel is the true terrorist organization.

Sudan’s Anti-Coup Protesters Reject Agreement to Reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok
Peoples Dispatch
The people of Sudan reject the military’s attempt to give legitimacy to the coup waged against the civilian government. They demand a representative government free from military and foreign intervention.

Indigenous Peoples’ Land – Stolen Fair and Square
Mark P. Fancher
Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday, in which exceptionalism and selective amnesia are celebrated. The sick fairy tale obscures the violent foundations of a settler colonial nation.

Nicaragua Explains Why It’s Leaving OAS, Responds to US Attacks on Its Elections
Ben Norton
The Nicaraguan people are fighting to preserve their rights to democracy and self-determination in the face of U.S. aggression. They reject the Organization of American States (OAS), which treats their nation as a vassal which must follow Washington’s dictates.

Organizing Against Racism and Class Oppression
Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley
Core organizer for Freedom Fighters DC Afeni joins Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley to discuss her activism and views on the current political situation in the United States.

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