Black Agenda Report January 19, 2022 – One Year of the Biden Administration

Thursday, 20 January 2022 — Black Agenda Report

On the Biden Plantation
The idea that Joe Biden would provide harm reduction was created to help the unpopular candidate secure an electoral victory. The reality is a litany of lies and certain defeat for democrats at the polls. There is no harm reduction in a system dedicated to neo-liberalism and austerity.

SPEECH: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., All Labor Has Dignity, March 18, 1968
Martin Luther King was assassinated when he supported Black workers on strike in Memphis, Tennessee. Weeks earlier he spoke of the need for systemic change that would treat all workers with dignity and fairness.

The Biden-Harris Administration is a Political Expression of the Empire’s Crisis of Legitimacy
The crisis of legitimacy is becoming more and more obvious. Joe Biden exemplifies oligarchic rule and a system in decline.

Waiting for a Schmo: Theater of the Absurd!
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

The 700,000 Club: Joe Biden’s Deportation Frenzy
In under a year, the Biden regime has detained and deported more asylum seekers than his predecessor, demonstrating that there is an alignment among the US political elites – of both parties – when it comes to creating and enforcing racist, inhumane laws.

BAR Book Forum: Dylan Rodriguez’s Book, “White Reconstruction”
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Dylan Rodriguez . Rodriguez is Professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. His book is White Reconstruction: Domestic Warfare and the Logics of Genocide. The book was just awarded the Frantz Fanon Award for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought by the Caribbean Philosophical Association.

“Pan African Solidarity is Key to Fighting Against Western Dominances”: An Interview with Kamau Franklin of Community Movement Builders
The first year of the Biden presidency proceeds as one would expect from a man who always represented the most retrograde wing of the democratic party. The work of Community Movement Builders shows a way out of the political trap for Black people in this country.

The Annual Resurrection of a Fake Dr. King and Re-entombment of the Black Liberation Movement
Black Alliance for Peace reminds us that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the product of a mass movement and at the time of his assassination was following the Black radical tradition.

Against the “Triple Evils”: The Biden Administration’s Affront to Dr. King’s Legacy
Joe Biden and other politicians may evoke Dr. King’s legacy but their actions are an affront. The duopoly and the oligarchy who control them are the embodiment of the “triple evils” that King warned about.

Biden-Harris and the Never-Ending Commitment to War and Terror
Imperialism is the order of the day for Biden and Harris. There is no harm reduction for the U.S. or for people around the world.

Biden and His Promises, Promises. Why Did You Believe?
Presidential candidate Joe Biden promised action on issues that had broad public support. But once in office he refused to do what the people wanted. His promises were merely a strategy to get votes from the gullible.

For Black People, Ridin’ With Biden is a Health Hazard
Like all of his predecessors, Joe Biden is in the pocket of fossil fuel corporations and other polluters. Environmental racism is a byproduct of this corruption.

The Disintegrating Façade of US Democracy
The use of the word democracy in this country is farcical. It is meant to hide that an oligarchy is in power.

Former Ambassador on Haitian President “Put him aside” and “Embrace Prime Minister option”
A remark by the former U.S. ambassador to Haiti fuels suspicion of American involvement in the assassination of president Jovenel Moise. Regardless of any connection with the killing, Haiti is a de facto U.S. colony, and Washington decides who will lead the country.

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