Black Agenda Report 17 August 2022

Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Trump Derangement Syndrome Returns
Margaret Kimberley
Why would Black people laud the FBI or criticize protection against self-incrimination? The FBI search of Donald Trump’s home has reawakened Trump Derangement Syndrome.

ESSAY AND PETITION: Massacre at Attica, The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service, 1971
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
To commemorate Black August and in memory of the forty-two men massacred during the September 13, 1971 Attica Prison uprising we reproduce below an essay and petition from The Black Panther Intercommunal New Service.

…and who paid for the raid?
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

BAR Book Forum: Tanya Katerí Hernández’s Book, “Racial Innocence”
Roberto Sirvent
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Tanya Katerí Hernández. Hernández is the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. Her book is Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality.

BAR Book Forum: Ren Ellis Neyra’s Book, “The Cry of the Senses”
Roberto Sirvent
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Ren Ellis Neyra. Elis Neyra is Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University. Their book is The Cry of the Senses: Listening to Latinx and Caribbean Poetics.

The City Has Failed University City Townhome Residents. They Should Pay For It — Literally
Ernest Owens
The traumatizing clearing of the University City Townhome encampment in West Philadelphia symbolizes the ongoing racial injustice of gentrification. One solution: The city should buy the property.

‘West Wants to Change Regimes for Itself’: Africans Strategize In Washington Against Western-Backed Leaders
Julie Varughese
The U.S. and its European allies often determine who will govern African nations. Attendees at a recent conference discussed how to end this dynamic and create true sovereignty on the African continent.

New Research Finds CIA Used Black Americans as Drugs Experiment Guinea Pigs
Kit Klarenberg
The CIA’s Operation Paperclip brought Nazi scientists to the U.S. and MKULTRA mind control experimentation was one of its projects. Black prison inmates were targeted for these unethical procedures.

Manufacturing Consent: How the United States Has Penetrated South African Media
Ajit Singh, Roscoe Palm
The CIA has played a role in controlling South African media from the days of apartheid to the present.

Sudanese Communist Party Forms a New Alliance Committed to Ending Military Rule
Abayomi Azikiwe
After withdrawing from the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), the Sudanese Communist Party has continued to call for democratic civilian rule.

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