Black Agenda Report December 7, 2022

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Hakeem Jeffries and the Railroad Workers
Margaret Kimberley
A new Black “first” came along at the same moment that the Democratic Party showed itself to be a servant of the ruling classes. Hakeem Jeffries is a very willing tool of powerful people. There is no reason to celebrate his ascension to the House Minority Leader position.

ESSAY: Labor, Neoliberalism, and the 2004 Coup in Haiti, Jeb Sprague, 2008
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
What role did labor play in the 2004 coup in Haiti? A 2008 essay illuminates the convergence of labor politics, neoliberal policy, and imperial malfeasance.

Unbelievable
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s Poet in Residence

BAR Book Forum: Stacy J. Lettman’s Book, “The Slave Sublime”
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured author is Stacy J. Lettman. Lettman is an Assistant Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. Her book is The Slave Sublime The Language of Violence in Caribbean Literature and Music.

BAR Book Forum: Jean-Thomas Tremblay’s Book, “Breathing Aesthetics”
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured author is Jean-Thomas Tremblay. Tremblay is Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of Humanities at York University. Their book is Breathing Aesthetics.

Speech at the World Peace Council’s Hanoi Peace Conference
Bahman Azad
The multipolar world is a reality, but the U.S. is determined to assert itself as a unipolar hegemon and endanger the whole world in the process.

US Tax Dollars at Work: Neocolonial Dictatorship, Paramilitary and Police Terror in Haiti Today
Seth Donnelly
The call for “law and order” and strengthening police in Haiti is as dangerous as talk of any occupation. The police force is connected with Haitian oligarchs and their political puppets and is yet another tool for denying the people their sovereign and human rights.

Open Veins of Africa Bleeding Heavily
Ndongo Samba Sylla, Jomo Kwame Sundaram
African nations are rich in resources yet remain impoverished due to onerous IMF and World Bank loan policies and capital flight.

Unjust Measures Imposed on Labor and African Americans After Midterm Elections
Abayomi Azikiwe
The Biden administration and congress forced railroad workers to accept a contract without paid sick leave and Jackson, Mississippi residents face an administration consent decree on water services.

Black Alliance for Peace Stands in Solidarity with the People of Haiti and Haitian Migrants Against Racist Harassment and Mass Deportations in the Dominican Republic
Black Alliance for Peace Haiti/Americas Team
The Black Alliance for Peace again brings attention to the Dominican Republic’s human rights violations against Haitians and Haitian descended Dominicans.

Merkel Reveals West’s Duplicity
Scott Ritter
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted that the collective west never had any intention of honest dealings with Russia. This “war of choice” was not provoked by Russia.

Afghanistan News Update #15
Black Alliance for Peace
The U.S. continues its theft of Afghanistan’s assets, and the people there continue to suffer.

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