Black Agenda Report 30 March 2022

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 — — Black Agenda Report

Biden Means What He Says
Margaret Kimberley
Joe Biden may appear to be a confused old man when he blurts out whatever comes to mind.  But his outbursts shouldn’t be ignored. They always reveal his plans.

Ukraine: The Afghanistan Model for the Consolidation of the Global White Supremacist Movement
Ajamu Baraka
The Biden administration is dusting off the same playbook that gave arms and money to jihadists in Afghanistan and Syria. Now the beneficiaries of American foreign policy largesse are white supremacists from around the world who have made their way to Ukraine.

DOCUMENT: An Act for the Abolition of Slavery [and for Compensating White Slaveowners], 1833
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
The recent visit of members of the British “royal family” to Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas drew attention to longstanding issues and unsettled accounts concerning slavery, colonialism, and independence in the Caribbean.

Madeleine Albright is Dead, but Intersectional Imperialism is Alive and Well
Danny Haiphong
The late Madeleine Albright was the first female Secretary of State. Her actions in office repeated the U.S. imperative to interfere in the affairs of other countries and resulted in the deaths of thousands of people.

Papa Cop
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence

New McCarthyism Silences the Black and Other Radical Left
Erica Caines
Socialists, anti-imperialists, anti-war activists, Black radicals, and other independent alternative voices who challenge mainstream media and its political culture are being explicitly targeted by Liberals and Big Tech in a censorship campaign akin to the McCarthy era.

BAR Book Forum “Sports and Black Struggle”: Interview with Samantha N. Sheppard
Roberto Sirvent
This week, we interview Samantha N. Sheppard. Samantha N. Sheppard is an associate professor of cinema and media studies in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. She is the author of Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen (University of California Press, 2020). In 2021, she was named an Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

BAR Book Forum: Interview with Sara-Maria Sorentino
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured scholar is Sara-Maria Sorentino. Sorentino is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama. Her article is “Mistresses as Masters?: The Textual Pleasures of the Plantation Present.”

Elections in Haiti: Legitimizing Imperialism and Killing Democracy?
Kevin Edmonds
As the white rulers of Haiti push for illegitimate elections, can the “Montana Accord”- an agreement among some civil society groups to return democracy to Haiti – offer a way out of the country’s neocolonial predicament?

Haiti: A Grassroots Analysis on the State of Affairs Since the Assassination of de facto President Jovenel Moïse
Jelin Esau Jules
March 29, 2022 – Haitian community activists are out in the streets to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Haitian constitution, drafted after the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship, and to protest rising insecurity, and foreign imperial control of Haiti. Below is a grassroots analysis of the political situation on the ground.

Tens of Thousands Threatened with Property Tax Foreclosures in Detroit
Abayomi Azikiwe
March 31 has been designated as the deadline for Wayne County residents to pay back property taxes from 2019 and earlier despite the failure to provide adequate assistance to working and impoverished households.

Colombian Vice-Presidential Candidate Gets Death Threat
Colombian Vice Presidential candidate Francia Marquez is again threatened by right wing groups in that country. She demands that president Ivan Duque protect her and others leaders as well.

Pentagon Drops Truth Bombs to Stave Off War With Russia
Joe Lauria
Leaked stories from the Pentagon have exposed how mainstream media reports Russia’s conduct in the Ukraine war, in a bid to counter propaganda intended to get NATO into the conflict.

Divided World: The UN Condemnation of Russia is Endorsed by Countries Run by the Richest, Oldest, Whitest People on Earth But Only 41% of the World’s Population
Roger Stoll
The UN General Assembly vote on Russia’s intervention in Ukraine indicates that most of the world’s people do not condemn this action. The reality is a far cry from U.S. claims that Russia is isolated from the world community.

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