Black Agenda Report 24 August 2022

Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Liberals Love Liz Cheney
Margaret Kimberley
When liberals aren’t rehabilitating war criminals like George W. Bush they fall in love with right wing republicans like Liz Cheney. They stand for nothing and fall for anything. They are traitors to the millions of people who want to see progressive change in this country.

ESSAY: Racial Genocide: The Case of the Martinsville Seven, William L. Patterson, 1969
Editors, Black Agenda Review
For Black August, read William L. Patterson on racial genocide, the law, and the Martinsville Seven.

The U.S. Legacy in Afghanistan: War Crimes and Imperialist Double Standards
Danny Haiphong
One year ago the U.S. was ousted from Afghanistan after making war on that country for 20 years. But the U.S. killed civilians as it left and stole Afghanistan’s assets. It seems there is no end to the war of terror.

Wizard of Oz redux— …and some casting questions…
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

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. Ellis Neyra is Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University. Their book is The Cry of the Senses: Listening to Latinx and Caribbean Poetics.

BAR Book Forum: Boukary Sawadogo’s Book, “Africans in Harlem”
Roberto Sirvent
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Boukary Sawadogo. Sawadogo is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Black Studies at City College–City University of New York. His book is Africans in Harlem: An Untold New York Story.

“Revolutionary Organizing: An Interview with Ahjamu Umi”
Ahjamu Umi, Roberto Sirvent
Ahjamu Umi and Roberto Sirvent discuss revolutionary organizing.

Why the Inflation Reduction Act is Less a “Climate Bill” and More a Poison Pill for Black and Indigenous Communities and Movements
Anthony Rogers-Wright
Among other problematic issues, the so-called climate provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act allow for more oil drilling on federal lands. Greenwashing and Democratic party duplicity are nothing to celebrate for Black and Indigenous communities.

The Unknown Connection Between Marcus Garvey and Ho Chi Minh
Ahjamu Umi
While Marcus Garvey organized the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in the 1920s a young Ho Chi Minh lived in Harlem and analyzed the connections between all oppressed people.

Haiti: Beware of Washington’s Trap!
Berthony Dupont
The United States uses its puppet, the Organization of American States, to continue destabilizing Haiti.

J. Edgar Hoover’s Evil Brainchild
John Kiriakou
The FBI has not revealed all of the dirty secrets of COINTELPRO, the Counter Intelligence Program. Congressman Bobby Rush has sponsored legislation to bring this horrible history to light.

Letter from Republic of Mali to UN on French Aggression and Support for Terrorism in Region
Abdoulaye Diop
The government of Mali has accused France of numerous violations of its airspace and has requested that the United Nations Security Council investigate. French forces may have left Mali, but the colonizer hasn’t changed the way it relates to African nations.

In Brussels, Pan-Africanism Faces Eurafrica
Amzat Boukhari-Yabara
This article was written on the occasion of the sixth summit between the European Union and the African Union which was held in Brussels on 17 and 18 of February 2022. These meetings are an opportunity for the African diaspora to play a role in bringing a Pan-African vision to discussions of Africa’s future.

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