Black Agenda Report 20 July 2022

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Celebrating Revolution in Nicaragua
Margaret Kimberley
Genuine peoples holidays are hard to come by in the U.S. But in Nicaragua the ongoing revolutionary process is widely celebrated.

ESSAY: Negro Revolutionary Hero: Toussaint L’Ouverture, Cyril Briggs, 1929
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
In 1929, Black radical Cyril Briggs penned an essay on Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution. For Briggs, both provided inspiration for the fight against the U.S. occupation of Haiti. We need that inspiration now.

The American Empire Has No Clothes
Danny Haiphong
The U.S. is empire is in a state of crisis, creating chaos around the world and contradicting its own goals.

Congresswoman Karen Bass and the Will to Intervene
Ann Garrison
Congresswoman Karen Bass is running for mayor of Los Angeles. She’s also Vice Chair of the NED, the CIA’s soft power arm. She epitomizes everythng that is wrong with the Black political class.

Mr. Magoo, what’s new? “Oh, say, can you see?”
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

BAR Book Forum: Crystal Eddins’ Book, “Rituals, Runaways, and the Haitian Revolution”
Roberto Sirvent
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Crystal Eddins . Eddins is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at UNC Charlotte. Her book is Rituals, Runaways, and the Haitian Revolution: Collective Action in the African Diaspora (available open access).

BAR Book Forum: Steven W. Thrasher’s Book, “The Viral Underclass”
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured author is Steven W. Thrasher. Thrasher holds the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg chair at Northwestern University’s Medill School, the first journalism professorship in the world created to focus on LGBTQ+ research. His book is The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide.

Black Alliance for Peace Condemns Renewal of the UN Mission to Haiti (BINUH)
Black Alliance for Peace
The ineffective and unpopular UN Mission to Haiti must end.

Oil and Imperialism in Africa
Mark P. Fancher
Under imperialism resource wealth can become a curse, such is the case with the EACOP pipeline in East Africa.

“December Revolution’s rebirth”: Sit-ins Mark New Stage of Protests Against Sudan’s Military Junta
Pavan Kulkarni
In the aftermath of the violent repression of protesters on June 30, sit-ins have been organized in various parts of Sudan even as the military junta tries to consolidate power.

The PAIGC’s Political Education for Liberation in Guinea-Bissau, 1963–74 (Part 1)
The Tricontinental
Liberation struggles are not fought only on the battlefield. The African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC) left a legacy of educational decolonization.

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