Black Agenda Report 18 May 2022

Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 —Black Agenda Report

Liberals Drive State Censorship
Margaret Kimberley
Liberals are the force behind censorship efforts. They defend the state and seek to silence anyone who questions its narratives.

The New White Supremacist Consensus Part Two: Shootings in Buffalo Solidify the Consensus
Ajamu Baraka
The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist, and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist is not the only problem.

REFLECTION: Choosing Ourselves: Black Women and Abortion, Beverly Smith, 1989
Editors, Black Agenda Review
A 1989 talk by Black feminist Beverly Smith reminds us that for Black women, the right to abortion can be a woman’s right to life.

Notes from Ethiopia, Part 4: The TPLF Destruction of Afar
Ann Garrison
Contributing Editor Ann Garrison continues her reporting from the Horn of Africa. She is once again in Ethiopia.

Camera and Pen
Raymond Nat Turner
BAR’s poet in residence pays tribute to Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Fact Finding Mission to Donbass
John Parker
John Parker is the Socialist Unity Party candidate for U.S. Senate in California on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. Parker is on a fact-finding trip observing the U.S./NATO proxy war on Donbass and Russia.

BAR Book Forum: Nick Nesbitt’s Book, “The Price of Slavery”
Roberto Sirvent
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Nick Nesbitt . Nesbitt is Professor of French and Italian at Princeton University. His book is The Price of Slavery: Capitalism and Revolution in the Caribbean.

The Black Alliance for Peace Calls on Latin American and Caribbean Nations to Boycott the Summit of the Americas
Black Alliance for Peace
The failure of the U.S. to respect the sovereignty of nations in the region and its decision to exclude states from the Summit disqualifies it from being a credible host. The Black Alliance for Peace Haiti and the Americas Committee will provide analysis in their webinar “Defending Our Americas: Building Resistance to Imperialism and Militarism” on Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm ET.

“It Tears You Apart Mentally and Physically”: The Health Crisis Afflicting Black Farmers
Safiya Charles
Farming is a stressful occupation. Black farmers face the additional burdens of racism, debt, and displacement.

Address to the VII International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases
Bahman Azad
Corporate media and the US state depict Cuba as an isolated and friendless country. In fact, it is the site of many international gatheringsm where important messages on world affairs are delivered.

Is the U.S. Covering Up its Role in Moïse’s Murder?
Kim Ives
The judge presiding over the trial of an accused killer of Haitian president Jovenel Moise granted the DOJ request to classify certain evidence. The action points to a possible US connection with the killing.

German Police Attack Palestine Supporters on Nakba Day
Ali Abunimah
The city of Berlin, Germany banned pro-Palestinian protests on Nakba Day, May 15. But solidarity with Palestine could not be stopped.

‘Go back to the plantation’ – Curitiba, Brazil Moves to Impeach Black City Councilor
Brian Mier
The first impeachment process against a city councilor in the 329-year history of Curitiba – the Brazilian city that most cherishes its “European heritage” – is underway, and it has nothing to do with any crime. False charges lodged against Black councilor Renato Freitas are part of Brazil’s racist history.

How Global McCarthyism Shaped the World
Peter Hogart
Military coups are a CIA tool used to control the Global South and ensure U.S. hegemony in many parts of the world.

The Sun Never Sets: Why Is AFRICOM Expanding in Zambia?
Jeremy Kuzmarov
Why Is AFRICOM Expanding in Zambia? Because of Zambia’s Copper and to Thwart the Chinese.

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