Black Agenda Report February 1, 2023

Wednesday, 1 February 2023 — Black Agenda Report

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The US Continues Escalating in Ukraine
Margaret Kimberley
The U.S. got more than it bargained for after instigating the Ukrainian conflict. The Biden foreign policy team grows more desperate, and their plans become more dangerous as they reckon with the unintended consequences of their actions.

EXCERPT: Howard University: Every Black Thing and Its Opposite, Kwame Ture
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
Kwame Ture reminds us that the Black university is a place of contradictions – and a potential site of struggle.

Ilhan Omar Is Not Mama Africa
Ann Garrison
The new Speaker of the House announced he will remove Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee. The attack from Republicans has given her image a boost, but her record shows the credibility is not deserved.

Tennessee’s Tonton Macoute? Or, rotten Orchard called Capitalist State Machine?
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

Black Agenda Radio January 27, 2023
Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley
In this segment we hear observations of the revolutionary process in Nicaragua from a member of a recent delegation, and we have the first of a two-part discussion of a new book which delves into the history of Cuba’s internationalist example, including its role in the destruction of South African apartheid. But first we hear about the toll of police killings, which increased in 2022.

BAR Book Forum: J.T. Roane’s Book, “Dark Agoras”
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured author is J.T. Roane. Roane is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Geography and Andrew W. Mellon chair in the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University. His book is Dark Agoras: Insurgent Black Social Life and the Politics of Place.

BAR Book Forum: Miss Major and Toshio Meronek’s “Miss Major Speaks”
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured authors are Miss Major and Toshio Meronek. Miss Major is a Black, transgender activist who has fought for over fifty years for her trans/gender nonconforming community. Toshio Meronek is a San Francisco-based writer focusing on housing and queer politics. Their book is Miss Major Speaks: The Life and Legacy of a Black Trans Revolutionary. The following is an interview with Toshio Meronek.

Black University, White Power: Howard University Covers for US Imperialism
Erica Caines
The announcement of a $90 million Air Force contract making Howard University a University Affiliated Research Center is a first for an HBCU. Now Howard has joined other universities in creating a pipeline to the military industrial complex and US imperialism.

Answering to Martin Sostre’s Ghost
Stephen Wilson
Martin Sostre (1923-2015) was a political prisoner, jailhouse lawyer, and Black anarchist of Puerto Rican descent. After being released from prison, he opened a radical Afro-Asian Book Shop in Buffalo, NY, which was later raided by the FBI, state troopers, and the police. He has been an inspiration to many current and formerly incarcerated individuals involved in revolutionary organizing. This year marks the 100-year commemoration of his birth.

Global Africa’s Mission: Expose the CIA’s Shameless, Continuing Crimes
Mark P. Fancher
The CIA director recently visited Libya, a state that was destroyed by the US. History shows that the CIA is never up to anything good in Africa.

Colonial-Capitalist Fascism and Its Deadly Outcome: The State Murder of Tortuguita in Atlanta and Tyre Nichols in Memphis Are Inextricably Linked
Black Alliance for Peace Atlanta City-Wide Alliance
All acts of police violence in the US are linked to the colonial capitalist state.

Closing Ceremony of the A-APRP Party Congress in Guinea-Bissau
All-African People’s Revolutionary Party
The First Historical Congress of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party marked a significant moment in the Pan-African Revolution.

Afghanistan News Update #16
Black Alliance for Peace
The latest Black Alliance for Peace Afghanistan News Update presents an interview with a specialist in women’s movements and legal reform in Afghanistan and links on other news sources.

Reckless Disregard for the Consequences of War
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume
The author says that the “corrupt psychos” running the West are shielded by a wall of massive disinformation.

Espionage Act Like Slave-Era Anti-Literacy Laws
Jeffrey Sterling
C.I.A. whistleblower Jeffery Sterling, who was sentenced to 3½ years in prison, says punishing Julian Assange for publishing critical information is designed to keep us enslaved in ignorance. He gave the following address to the Belmarsh Tribunal on January 20, 2023 at the National Press Club in Washington.

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