Black Agenda Report October 5, 2022

Wednesday, 5 October, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Congressional Black Caucus Continues Its Downward Spiral
Margaret Kimberley
The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference returned with corporate sponsorships and obedience to the democratic party oligarchy. Joe Biden received a warm welcome from a group which lives off a now undeserved reputation.

ESSAY: A Case of Mistaken Identity: Antihaitianismo in Dominican Culture, Ernesto Sagás, 1993
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
On the history and origins of anti-Haitian sentiment in the Dominican Republic.

Combat Nihilism: Revolutionary Optimism in the Age of U.S. Imperial Decline
Danny Haiphong
Optimism would seem to be counter intuitive given the many crises facing millions of people in the U.S. and around the world. But optimism backed up by revolutionary thinking is just what is needed in this moment.

Sanctioning the Horn of Africa
Ann Garrison, John Philpot
Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia have suffered from a variety of U.S. interventions over many years. Proxy wars and unilateral coercive measures, sanctions, are the tools used to prevent these nations from finding a means of peacefully coexisting.

Brazil’s Haitian Training Ground
Dr. Jemima Pierre
One of the more under-discussed actions by Lula during his presidency was the agreement to allow Brazil to lead the international military occupation of Haiti (euphemistically called “peacekeeping”) after the U.S., France, and Canada orchestrated a coup.

Colonialism, Compradors & The Militarized Crisis of Capitalism in Africa
Black Alliance for Peace
Black Alliance for Peace kicked off the 2022 International Month of Action Against AFRICOM with the webinar “Colonialism, Compradors & the Militarized Crisis of Capitalism in Africa.” Moderator Salome Ayuak, BAP Africa Team with panelists Abayomi Azikiwe, Pan-African News Wire, Chris Matlhako, South African Peace Initiative, Jamila Osman, Resist US-Led War Movement, and Ezra Otieno, Revolutionary Socialist League, Central Committee.

For African Americans, Employing a Radical Internationalist Perspective is not a Luxury, But a Necessity
Dr. Gerald Horne
Black people in this country must reconnect with the internationalist tradition in order to understand the crises taking place around the world and in the U.S. Domestic and international issues cannot be separated.

BAR Book Forum: Daive Dunkley’s Book, “Women and Resistance in the Early Rastafari Movement”
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured author is Daive Dunkley. Dunkley is Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies and Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Missouri. His book is Women and Resistance in the Early Rastafari Movement.

Ian pimp slaps Governor Woke Smoke— and The People pay
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

Neo-Nazis in the Dominican Republic Work with the Government to Prevent Solidarity with Haitian People
Socialist Movement of the Workers of the Dominican Republic
Any act of solidarity with the Haitian people in the Dominican Republic is blocked by the national police force and Neo-Nazi groups.

Black Alliance for Peace Afghanistan News Update #13
Black Alliance for Peace
United States “aid” to Afghanistan covers up the theft of that nation’s assets and the resulting suffering of its population. The Black Alliance for Peace Afghanistan News Update explains.

“Well of Solutions” or Problems: Why Reforming the UN is Critical
Ramzy Baroud
The world needs a new United Nations. Its current formation gives great power to a handful of nations, ignores most of the world, and is ineffectual in addressing issues such as the climate crisis.

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