Black Agenda Report 22 June 2022

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 — Black Agenda Report

The January 6th Scam
Margaret Kimberley
Democrats are using the hearings investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol as one long campaign commercial. They believe that saying the name Trump often enough will inspire disappointed and angry people to vote for them despite their lies and failures.

INTERVIEW: Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer by Jack O’Dell, 1965
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
A 1965 Freedomways interview with Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer provides an unvarnished and unsentimental portrait of Mississippi – and of the tasks of the Freedom Movement.

Eritrean Martyr’s Day
Ann Garrison
Eritrea emerged as an independent nation after decades of struggle. It celebrates Martyr’s Day in honor of those who paid the ultimate price.

Poor Peoples’ March
Raymond Nat Turner
BAR’s poet in residence.

BAR Book Forum: Shanté Paradigm Smalls’s “Hip Hop Heresies”
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured author is Shanté Paradigm Smalls. Smalls is Associate Professor of Black Studies in the Department of English and Faculty in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies at St. John’s University. Their book is Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City. The book will be published on June 28th and there will be book release event on July 5th at The Strand Bookstore. Details can be found here.

Celebrations in Colombia’s Streets: Gustavo Petro to Be First Left-Wing President and Francia Márquez the First Afro-Descendant Woman VP
Julie Varughese
The Historical Pact candidates Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez were elected President and Vice President of Colombia. Their victory is the first for leftists in that country but part of a trend in Latin America.

Summit of the Americas Flops While Workers Summit Exposes Cracks in the Imperial Façade
Roger D. Harris
The U.S. effort to exert control at Summit of the Americas failed spectacularly. The Workers Summit of the Americas in Tijuana, Mexico showed the strength of people’s movements around the world.

Warriors we are…
Raymond Nat Turner

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign & Black Alliance for Peace Center Opposition to War
Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign/POOR PEOPLE’S ARMY
As groups prepared to gather in Washington D.C. to discuss poverty, the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and Black Alliance for Peace say that in the spirit of Dr. King, opposition to war must be at the center of the discussion.

Why Does the United States Have a Military Base in Ghana?
Vijay Prashad
Why would the government of Ghana allow a U.S. military base on its territory? Kwesi Pratt Jr., a journalist and leader of the Socialist Movement of Ghana explains.

Hubert Harrison, Tribune of the People: Part Three, The Struggle for Equality
Sean I. Ahern
Hubert Henry Harrison was one of the foremost Black socialist and nationalist thinkers of the early 20th century. He was known as “the father of Harlem radicalism.” This is the last of a three-part commentary on works about Harrison.

Venezuela Celebrates Petro’s Win in Colombia as US Loses its Latin America ‘Bastion’
Jose Luis Granados Ceja
The election victory of Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez in Colombia has implications for relations with other nations, such as neighboring Venezuela.

Haiti| UN: twenty organizations say “No to the renewal of BINUH!”
Rezo Nodwes
The Security Council must say no to continuing interference in Haiti’s affairs through the United Nations Integrated office in Haiti (BINUH). BINUH is just the latest iteration of colonial control which has brought Haiti to its current state of crisis. Sovereignty for the Haitian people is essential and is antithetical to the involvement of the UN in the country.

Nicaragua a ‘Dictatorship’ When It Follows US Lead on NGOs
John Perry
The U.S. corporate media loyally follow the state’s narrative about other countries. Nicaragua has instituted rules similar to those in the U.S. regarding governance of NGOs. But destabilizing that nation’s government is the goal, accurate reporting is not.

Britain Looks to Israel for Ideas on How to Curb the “Problem” of Asylum Seekers
Jonathan Cook
Rwanda’s agreement to take asylum seekers from the United Kingdom has its roots in a similar arrangement made with Israel. There would be fewer asylum seekers if the UK and its allies did not hatch regime change plots and other interventions that disrupt the lives of millions of people.

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