Black Agenda Report 5 January 2022

5 January 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Covid Fueled by Neoliberal Austerity
The neo-liberal austerity model of governance ensures that Covid-19 will continue spreading and producing new variants. Only people focused public health remedies will end the pandemic.

Ukraine: What Does It Have to Do with Black Folks?
“…it is imperative that everyone, in particular Black and working-class people, understand that not having an awareness of the interconnections of the “grind” (the struggle to survive in the U.S.) and U.S. white supremacist, imperialist policies, and not being prepared to commit to altering those power relations, ensures that the conditions will persist that translates into suffering and even death for the colonized, the working classes, the oppressed, and all of global humanity”

The Black Agenda Review of Books
An overview of recent Black books that can help us get through the year ahead.

Don’t Look Up Reflects the Cynicism of Capitalist Decay, for Better and for Worse
The controversial film offers insight into the crisis of the system but misses the mark in key areas.


BAR Book Forum: Mecca Jamilah Sullivan’s “The Poetics of Difference”
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Mecca Jamilah Sullivan . Sullivan is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University. Her book is The Poetics of Difference: Queer Feminist Forms in the African Diaspora.

The Deadly, Destructive Costs of Ethiopia’s Illusory Independence
The mythology of Ethiopian independence is an impediment to understanding the current situation. Ethiopia did not escape European intervention, and that history impacts the present day.

Cuba Defeats Covid-19 with Learning, Science, and Unity
Despite U.S. sanctions, Cuba has succeeded in treating covid and has developed five different vaccines that are widely accepted by its population.

2021 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide Rises Again
In 2021 the peoples of Latin American nations defied Washington by choosing the governments of their choice. Those countries still targeted for destabilization have not succumbed to Washington’s pressures.

Attack Against Haiti’s De Facto Prime Minister on Independence Day (+Core Group)
The Core Group chose Ariel Henry as the de-factor president of Haiti, in defiance of the people’s wishes. But a conflict among factions makes his position insecure and resulted in a recent assassination attempt.

Using and Abusing Djibouti: How the US Transformed a Tiny African state Into a Hub of Imperial Aggression
From Djibouti, the US trains proxies and bombs strategically-important countries in the name of democracy and counterterrorism. To justify the country’s militarization, Washington hypes fears over China’s regional ambitions.

Marxism and Black Liberation with Frank Chapman
Author and organizer Frank Chapman joins Margaret Kimberley and Danny Haiphong to discuss his new book Marxist-Leninist Perspectives on Black Liberation and Socialism.a

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