Black Agenda Report 27 January 2022

Thursday, 27 January 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Ukraine and U.S. War Propaganda
The 2014 U.S. sponsored coup against the elected government of Ukraine must be the starting point for any discussion of the current crisis. That crisis has been manufactured by Joe Biden, who was the Obama administration point person in using Ukraine as a means of destabilizing Russia.

MANIFESTO: The 1959 Pan Africanist Manifesto
The Pan African Congress of Azania’s 1959 Manifesto provides a radical blueprint for African self-determination.

Endless War is the Empire’s Last Dance
As the U.S. threatens endless war with Russia over Ukraine, confidence in China surges.

What makes you hopeful? (For Kris and KT)
BAR poet in residence.

Ethiopia, from The Development State to The Neoliberal State
The current conflict in Ethiopia must be examined with a deep analysis of that country’s history. Neo-colonial and neo-liberal policies have played a large role in shaping conditions there.

BAR Book Forum: fahima ife’s “Maroon Choreography”
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is fahima ife . ife is Assistant Professor of English at Louisiana State University. Their book is Maroon Choreography.

Buenaventura, Colombia Strikes Against Racial Capitalism
Before Colombia’s national uprising exploded in April 2021, struggles for justice in a majority Black port city set in motion a historic new wave of social protest.

Reagan’s “Shining City on a Hill” Was Really a Mirage
It is best to be wary when American politicians create expressions like “shining city on a hill.” One of Reagan’s signature phrases has been reused time and again by republicans and democrats alike, which proves that the duopoly parties are united far more than they differ.

Automating Banishment: The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Land, a New Report from the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
Surveillance is an integral part of policing in this country. The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition report, Automating Banishment: the Surveillance and Policing of Looted Land , details the history of these abuses in Los Angeles.

Seven Myths about the January 6th Capitol Building Incident
The events of January 6, 2021 at the Capitol have been discussed and written about endlessly, but without much useful analysis. The democrats have used Trump supporters’ actions to their political advantage, obscuring betrayals of their own voters.

Democrats and Trading People for Political Power
Electoral politics in this country is a cover for oligarchic rule. Democratic party victories provide very little material benefit for the people they depend upon for support.

Legacy of a Black Revolutionary: Black Agenda Report (BAR)
Glen Ford’s legacy is recognized all over the nation. Japanese- American newspaper Rafu Shimpo printed this tribute to his work.

Key Suspects Arrested in Jovenel Moise Assassination Plot
More arrests have been made in the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise. Suspects have connections with Haitian oligarchs who control the country with the blessing of the U.S. Those corrupt relationships are the cause of Haiti’s problems.

Corporations are Making Millions of Dollars From U.S. Prison Labor
A Freedom of Information Act request shines a light on how much private corporations and government agencies have been exploiting prison labor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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