Black Agenda Report 29 June 2022

Wednesday, 29 June, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Democrats Exposed By the End of Roe v. Wade
Margaret Kimberley
The full extent of Democratic Party treachery was exposed when the Roe v. Wade decision was overturned. Only right wing Americans have any expectation of getting what they want from the electoral process.

SPEECH: Revolution: It’s Not Easy, Quick, or Pretty, Pat Parker, 1980
Editors, Black Agenda Review
A 1980 speech by Black lesbian poet and activist Pat Parker provides a feminist, anti-imperialist blueprint for the present.

Ethnic Violence Plagues Ethiopia Near its Mighty New Dam
Ann Garrison
Ongoing conflict in Ethiopia continues to claim the lives of many civilians, as recently happened in the Wellega region.

Drunken Count Ghouliani/low Barr-Boss Tweet revealing irreparable rot of capitalism…
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

BAR Book Forum: Robtel Neajai Pailey’s “Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa”
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured author is Robtel Neajai Pailey. Pailey is Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her book is Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa: The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia.

Punch Left Move Right: Stacey Abrams and the Democratic Party Shuffle
Erica Caines
Stacey Abrams campaign to become Governor of Georgia features the popular democratic strategy of pretending to be progressive while advocating for right wing issues, such as allocating more money to the police.

Statement Issued by New World Mathaba: Brutal Attacks on Africans in Morocco Highlights Crisis in Africa
New World Mathaba
New World Mathaba issued this statement in protest of the deaths of African migrants at the hands of Moroccan security forces while attempting to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla.

Colombia Votes for Vivir Sabroso: Chronicle of an Historic Election
Agustín Laó-Montes
The election victory of Colombia’s Historical Pact was the culmination of years of struggle in that country.

The Terrible Origins of July 4th
Margaret Kimberley
The causes of the July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence are rarely taught in this country. The American colonists chafed under British rules limiting their settlements and feared they would end slavery. The “patriots” motives were anything but noble.

Belgium Returns Remains of Assassinated Congolese Leader Patrice Lumumba But What About Justice?
Tanupriya Singh
Belgium has returned a gold crowned tooth of Patrice Lumumba to his family. But there has been no accountability or justice for his brutal assassination following a western-backed coup in 1961.

Russia-Africa Summit to Reconvene in Ethiopia During November-December
Abayomi Azikiwe
African nations have not succumbed to US/NATO pressure to condemn Russia. They maintain their sovereign rights by continuing relations with other nations as they see fit.

Only 4 of 55 African Leaders Attend Zelensky Call, Showing Neutrality on Ukraine and Russia
Benjamin Norton
France and Germany pressured African Union leaders for months to join a brief Zoom call with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky. 51 of 55 African heads of state (93%) boycotted the meeting, showing clear neutrality over the Western proxy war with Russia.

IMF Loans Continue to Undermine Health in Africa
Dian Maria Blandina
The International Monetary Fund has a long history of insisting on loan conditionalities which are harmful to public services. This practice did not change even during the pandemic, with African countries being some of the worst affected.

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