Black Agenda Report, 8 September, 2022

Thursday, 8 September 2022 — — Black Agenda Report

Biden’s MAGA Obsession Won’t Help Democrats
Margaret Kimberley
Because Joe Biden and democrats act on behalf of the oligarchy instead of the people, they now risk a mid-term election loss. His solution to this political problem is to speak endlessly about Donald Trump and shout the word MAGA at every opportunity.

INTERVIEW: To the Point of Production: An Interview with John Watson of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, 1969
Editors, Black Agenda Review
A 1969 interview with a founder of Detroit’s League of Revolutionary Black Workers reminds us of the radical genius and hope of Black labor.

Rwanda and Uganda’s M23 Militia Reappears to Slaughter and Plunder in DRC; US backs Rwanda and Uganda
Ann Garrison
Rwanda and Uganda are again plundering the Congo. As always they do so with the backing of the U.S. Ann Garrison interviews Maurice Carney, Executive Director of Friends of the Congo.

a few flock notes for jaimie breezy branch
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

“Liberalism is counter-revolutionary”: An Interview with Kalonji Jama Changa
Kalonji Changa and Roberto Sirvent
Black Agenda Report Book Forum editor Roberto Sirvent interviews community organizer Kalonji Changa.

BAR Book Forum: Debra Thompson’s, “The Long Road Home”
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured author is Debra Thompson. Thompson is the Canada Research Chair in Racial Inequality in Democratic Societies and Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University. Her book is The Long Road Home: On Blackness and Belonging.

Jackson Water Crisis: A legacy of environmental racism? and Justice for Jackson: Help Us Fix Jackson’s Water System
Chi Chi Izundu, Mohamed Madi, Chelsea Bailey, Cooperation Jackson
The city of Jackson is suffering from years of neglect by the state of Mississippi. Residents of the majority Black city need a new water system, but a legacy of racism and antipathy towards their Black led city government have created a health crisis for thousands of people. Cooperation Jackson presents the history of this crisis and has announced a call to action.

Laundering Black Rage
Too Black
Rage is a natural human emotion that is denied to Black people. Black rage is dangerous and is washed away, laundered, as if it were an ill-gotten gain. Too Black explains in the first part of a two-part essay.

Reparations by Appeal to Conscience or by Demands from a Position of Strength?
Mark P. Fancher
The pursuit of justice and reparations for African people has been constant. The question of whether to pursue appeals for concessions or active struggles for power, has not been resolved.

Fact Find Mission to Donbass Part 3
John Parker
John Parker is the Socialist Unity Party candidate for U.S. Senate in California on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. This is Part 3 of his report on his fact-finding trip observing the U.S./NATO proxy war on Donbass and Russia.

At Least One Person Dead After a New Day of Anti-Government Protests in Haiti
Peoples Dispatch
Haitians have been mobilizing against the Ariel Henry administration’s inability to combat crime, inflation and poverty. All of these ills are a direct result of Haiti’s status as a puppet of the U.S. and its allies. The people are fighting for their sovereignty.

Land Grabs and Conservation Propaganda
Aby L. Sène
The African conservation movement is run by European and American NGOs and wealthy individuals. Land grabs are committed in the name of biodiversity.

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