Black Agenda Report January 11, 2023

Wednesday, 11 January 2023 — Black Agenda Report

The Vote for House Speaker Obscured Democratic Treachery Margaret Kimberley House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s need for 15 rounds of voting from his party is viewed with alarm or humor. But the right wing proved that activists win if they make demands. Democrats have no members brave enough to confront leadership, and the people’s needs go unmet.

MANIFESTO: The Dakar Declaration 2022 Editors, The Black Agenda Review The Dakar Declaration 2022 calls for Pan-African, South-South cooperation and global solidarity against global economic and political crisis and Africa’s adverse incorporation into the capitalist order.

APP: Another Pinocchio Politician Raymond Nat Turner The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

Haiti in the Age of the Ukraine Proxy War Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley Black Agenda Report editors and contributors Margaret Kimberley, Danny Haiphong, and Dr. Jemima Pierre discuss what Haiti’s struggles can teach us at this pivotal moment in history.

BAR Book Forum: Damien M. Sojoyner’s Book, “Joy and Pain” Roberto Sirvent In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Damien M. Sojoyner. Sojoyner is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. His book is Joy and Pain: A Story of Black Life and Liberation in Five Albums.

The FBI Wants to Put Me On Trial for Fighting for Black Freedom. Put the Colonial State on Trial! We Will Win! Omali Yeshitela Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, writes about the liberation struggle in the wake of a possible federal indictment.

Bolsonaro Supporters Attack the Brazilian Government Brian Mier, Margaret Kimberley Supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro vandalized the supreme court, congress, and presidential palace. Brazilian based journalist Brian Mier provides analysis.

The Urgent Need for Internationalism on the Left in the US Ryan Napoli Any person or movement claiming to be leftist must be internationalist and anti-imperialist.

Spirit of Mandela Launches About the People Project Broadcast Team of Spirit of Mandela Coalition The Spirit of Mandela coalition announces the launch of the About the People (AtP) broadcast project.

Human Rights Organizations Warn About the Looming Danger of Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing in the Dominican Republic Vladimir Fuentes The Dominican Republic continues its policy of detaining and expelling Haitian descended people, including children who are separated from their parents. Some of those expelled are in fact legal residents, but anti-Haitian racism is the cause of these injustices.

Africa in Review 2022, II: Peacekeeping and the World Economic Crisis Abayomi Azikiwe The second in a three-part series analyzing African politics in 2022.

John Parker “People Speak Out to Stop War, Racism and World War III” in Harlem on January 13 John Parker, Margaret Kimberley John Parker is coordinator of the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice in Los Angeles and a leading member of the Socialist Unity Party. He is also a member of the Black Alliance for Peace who traveled to Ukraine and Russia in 2022 as part of a fact-finding delegation. He joins us from Los Angeles to discuss the week of actions against war and racism, which are planned to take place in commemoration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. John Parker will be among the speakers at an event at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem on Friday evening January 13 at 6pm, “People Speak Out to Stop War, Racism and World War III.”

Israel Was Never a Democracy: So why is the West Lamenting End of “Liberal” Israel? Ramzy Baroud The idea that Israel is a democracy is propaganda of its own making and is meant to absolve that government of its many human rights violations.

The Inglorious End of Juan Guaidó Ricardo Vaz Juan Guaido’s “interim presidency” of Venezuela has come to an end, as opposition parties chose to end the U.S. backed arrangement. They hope to unify behind one candidate in next year’s election and gain control of millions of dollars in assets that Washington steals from the Venezuelan government.

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