Black Agenda Report November 2, 2022

Wednesday, 2 November 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Politicians Make Black People the Face of Crime
Margaret Kimberley
Manufactured crime panics are still a successful method of getting votes from white people.

SPEECH: Thomas Sankara to the United Nations General Assembly, 4th October, 1984
Editors, Black Agenda Review
While the spirit of Thomas Sankara may be behind the recent coup in Burkina Faso, his vision remains an inspiration for everyone, everywhere, committed to anti-imperialism and third world autonomy.

Glaring Western Hypocrisy on Human Rights in Africa: Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Ann Garrison
The US and EU are complicit in the continued Rwandan and Ugandan incursions into the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as in their support of their TPLF proxies against Ethiopia.

Hair in the game…
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s Poet in Residence.

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: An Interview with Dylan Rodriguez
Dylan Rodríguez, Roberto Sirvent
Roberto Sirvent and Dylan Rodriguez discuss the challenges of sustaining radical liberation movements.

BAR Book Forum: Foluke Adebisi’s Book, “Decolonisation and Legal Knowledge”
Roberto Sirvent
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Foluke Adebisi. Adebisi is Associate Professor at the University of Bristol. Her book is Decolonisation and Legal Knowledge: Reflections on Power and Possibility.

Truth Cops: Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation
Ken Klippenstein, Lee Fang
An exposé reveals the extent of collusion between big tech social media platforms and the surveillance state. Far from being independent actors, social media companies restrict access and de-platform when the Department of Homeland Securities directs them to do so. Freedom of the press doesn’t actually exist.

Afghanistan News Update #14
Black Alliance for Peace
The United States continues its theft of Afghanistan’s assets. The economy has collapsed and the population suffer from poverty and hunger. The Black Alliance for Peace explains in its latest update.

The Crime Panic That Helped Elect Eric Adams Is Now Turning Against Him
Ashoka Jegroo
Hyperbolic crime coverage by local media helped pave the way for former NYPD cop Eric Adams to become the mayor of New York City. But now that same media-manufactured crime panic is preventing Adams from claiming to have saved the city.

Liberal Democracy: The Bedfellow of Fascism
Erica Caines
The struggle against fascism must include a struggle against liberal democratic collaborators.

Neo-Colonialism, International Finance Capital and the Necessity of Pan-African Sovereignty
Abayomi Azikiwe
African Union member-states are facing a critical conjuncture as the looming threats of global conflict against imperialism threatens world peace.

The Brazilian Army in Haiti – Foreign Intervention and Domestic Politics
Federico Neiburg
The recent re-election of Lula da Silva to the Brazilian presidency is a reminder of the role that he played in the occupation of Haiti. The Brazilian military took the lead in the occupation and used its experience there as the foundation for repressing the people of Brazil and contributed to Lula’s own political downfall. His return to office is an appropriate moment to consider the impact of Brazil’s actions in Haiti.

Forced Labor in the Dominican Sugar Industry: A State Crime
Socialist Workers Movement of the Dominican Republic
The US is complicit in allowing inhumane practices, including forced labor and wage theft among Haitian sugar industry workers in the Dominican Republic.

The Unbalanced Scales of International Criminal Justice
Robin Philpot
The current calls to indict Russian authorities and citizens resemble what NATO did in 2011 to Libya and Muammar Gaddafi.

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