Black Agenda Report 2 March 2022

Wednesday, 2 March 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Ukraine: Black Agenda Report Special Issue
This issue of Black Agenda Report gives special attention to events in Ukraine.

Ukraine Exposes White Supremacist Foreign Policy
White supremacy is at the heart of US war propaganda. The exhortation to “stand with Ukraine” is no exception to this rule.

DOCUMENT: Of the Culture of White Folk, W. E. B. Du Bois, 1917
As the European-initiated World War I raged, W. E. B. DuBois reminded us about the destructive nature of the “culture of white folk.” It is a reminder sorely needed today.

From Crisis to Catastrophe? What is to be Done in Eastern Europe.
The end of the cold war was the beginning of the America unipolar moment. But the “end of history” was followed by contradiction and arrogance which brought the conflict in Ukraine into being.

A Different “Fight for 15:” Haiti Garment Industry Workers Strike
The garment workers’ strike in Haiti can’t be separated from that nation’s history. Continued US interference on behalf of oligarchic rule keeps workers in poverty.

For African and Colonized Peoples, to Understand Ukraine: De-center Europe and Focus on Imperialism
The Black Alliance for Peace emphatically declares that the conflict in the Ukraine emerges from the ceaseless and single-minded drive of the U.S., NATO, and the European Union for global economic and political dominance.

BAR Book Forum: Yolanda Covington-Ward and Jeanette S. Jouili’s Book, “Embodying Black Religions in Africa and Its Diasporas”
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s authors are Yolanda Covington-Ward and Jeanette S. Jouili . Covington-Ward is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Jouili is Associate Professor of Religion at Syracuse University. They are editors of the book, Embodying Black Religions in Africa and Its Diasporas.

BAR Book Forum: Jafari S. Allen’s “There’s a Disco Ball Between Us”
This week’s featured author is Jafari S. Allen . Allen is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Global Black Studies at the University of Miami. His book is There’s a Disco Ball Between Us: A Theory of Black Gay Life.

In Ukraine, U.S. Support for Self-determination is Both Political and Conditional
The US determination to exercise hegemony over Ukraine is the cause of this latest crisis. Despite those efforts, the multipolar world is asserting itself.

Without Even Realizing How We Were Being Played. Could This Be Russiagate’s Checkmate?
Tales of Donald Trump collusion with Vladimir Putin absolved the democrats of electoral blame, and supported the war party in its attacks on Russia. Yet it was the democratic administration of Barack Obama which first made common cause with the Ukrainian right wing and set the stage for military conflict.

short school struggle poem
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

France Withdraws From Mali, But Continues to Devastate Africa’s Sahel
The French presence in Africa continues. Even as its troops leave Mali, they head to Niger. The US and its EU/NATO allies should leave all of Africa alone.

As US Renews Support for Saudi War in Yemen, Civilian Death Toll Nearly Doubles
Joe Biden’s pledge to end the war against Yemen is yet another broken promise. US ties to Saudi Arabia and the commitment to the military industrial complex keep that war raging.

Ukraine: Getting it Right: A Revolutionary Pan-African Perspective
Knowledge of Russian, European and American history is necessary in order to understand events taking place in Ukraine.

US sanctions on Russia over Ukraine also target Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba
US sanctions against Russia aim to hurt Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba as well.

The Biden Era, Ukraine, and the Crisis of the Left w/Dr. Anthony Monteiro
Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley speak with Dr. Anthony Monteiro, organizer of the Saturday Free School and a long time BAR contributor.

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