Black Agenda Report 9 March 2022

Wednesday, 9 March 2022 — Black Agenda Report

In Praise of “Whataboutism”
The word “whataboutism” is used to silence and insult opponents of U.S. imperialism. It should be embraced as a means of revealing what is too often kept hidden.

Musings from the Margins
U.S. determination to be the world’s hegemon created the crisis in Ukraine. The impacts are felt by working people in this country, who must look outside for solidarity and leadership as they struggle in a political system that offers them no representation.

ESSAY: Women’s Organizations in the Caribbean Community from the 19th Century to Today, Rhoda Reddock, 1990.
International Women’s Day has radical roots going back more than 100 years. Caribbean women have always played a pivotal role in political organizing.

Russia, Ukraine, and the Race Problem
The American public are inundated with anti-Russian war propaganda that is worse than in the days of the Red Scare.

Sanctions: A Sanctimonious Word for Economic Warfare and Outright Theft
The U.S. claims the right to sanction, to steal from other nations, with one-third of humanity suffering from these crimes. Sanctions are war by other means and cause great suffering around the world.

BAR Book Forum: Lindsey Green-Simms’ Book, “Queer African Cinemas”
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Lindsey Green-Simms . Green-Simms is Associate Professor of Literature at American University. Her book is Queer African Cinemas .

Warfare state of disunion
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

When Did the Ukraine War Begin?
The conflict in Ukraine did not start in February 2022. Its roots go back to the 2014 US coup against the elected president of that country.

Francia Marquez is a Black Colombian woman, an environmentalist, and presidential candidate. Her campaign represents “the nobodies, those who have not had a choice.”

Two Centuries of War Against Haiti!
The Haitian people have been targeted by more powerful nations ever since they dared to secure their freedom two hundred years ago.

US and Colombia Do Military Exercises with Nuclear Submarine Near Venezuela, After Sending Warship Through Taiwan Strait
Events in Ukraine have not stopped the US drive for domination. Military exercises in the Caribbean and Taiwan show that the empire claims the whole world as a sphere of influence.

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