Black Agenda Report October 19, 2022

Wednesday, 19 October 2022 — Black Agenda Report

No to Foreign Military Intervention In Haiti! Yes, to Haitian Self-Determination!
Black Alliance for Peace, Haiti/Americas Team
The Haitian people are united in their opposition to occupations of their country. The U.S. and its Core Group allies are once again using the United Nations to legitimize their latest invasion scheme. The People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation can use their Security Council veto power to say no and delegitimize any new acts of aggression against Haiti.

Europe Under Control of the U.S. Mafia
Margaret Kimberley
Who benefits from the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines which connect Germany to natural gas in Russia? The U.S. has the means, motive, and opportunity and was publicly opposed to the project for many years. Yet the crime victims are strangely silent about identifying the probable perpetrator.

POEM: There it is, Jayne Cortez, 2009
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
The late Jayne Cortez spits fire, reminding us of the need to fight, resist, organize, and unify to seize power. You should read her NOW.

Tulsi Gabbard May Have Left the Democratic Party, But She Isn’t Helping the Left
Danny Haiphong
Tulsi Gabbard cultivated an image as an anti-war progressive, but her endorsement of Joe Biden, and support for conservative positions culminated in an exit from the democratic party which revealed her right wing and racist politics.

We were L.A.—way before they…
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

BAR Book Forum: Vincent Lloyd’s Book, “Black Dignity”
Roberto Sirvent
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Vincent Lloyd. Lloyd is professor of theology and religious studies and the director of the Center for Political Theology at Villanova University. His book is Black Dignity: The Struggle against Domination.

The Black Alliance for Peace Opposes Biden Administration’s Security Council Resolution on Haiti and Calls for its Veto
The Black Alliance for Peace Haiti/Americas Team
The Haiti/Americas Team of Black Alliance for Peace explains that Haiti’s problems are caused by the imperialist gang, who stymy Haitian sovereignty and self-determination at every turn. The next occupation plot must be vetoed in the UN Security Council by the Russian Federation and/or the People’s Republic of China.

Hashtag Activism and US Imperialism
Erica Caines
The social media hashtag is often where serious politics goes to die. It can be a tool of empire used to fool well-meaning but uninformed people.

The Lethal Threat of White Boss Syndrome
Mark P. Fancher
The idea that white people have an inherent right to control Black people permeates to this day. Mark Fancher provides a viewpoint on the killing of Porter Burks and the legacy of white supremacy.

Detroit City Council Expands “ShotSpotter” After Two More are Gunned Down by Police
Abayomi Azikiwe
Detroit resident Porter Burks was killed by police while in the midst of a mental health crisis. To add insult to injury, the city of Detroit is spending millions of dollars on dubious technology which supposedly detects gunshots. Yet there is no mechanism in place to prevent police killings.

The Other Russia-West War: Why Some African Countries are Abandoning Paris, Joining Moscow
Ramzy Baroud
France’s colonial and neo-colonial history is now challenged in Francophone Africa by Russia’s position as a world power rival to the US and other NATO nations.

Brazilian Muslims Demand Harvard Return Skull of Enslaved Man Who Fought in Uprising
Eduardo Campos Lima
Universities and museums around the world still hold human remains in their collections. Harvard University follows this discredited practice and has the skull of an enslaved Brazilian who took part in the 1835 Malês uprising.

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