Black Agenda Report February 15, 2023

Wednesday, 15 February 2023 — Black Agenda Report

Did the US Blow Up Nord Stream If There is No Media to Report It?
Margaret Kimberley
A respected investigative journalist explains how the U.S. sabotaged the Nord Stream pipelines. But corporate media working in service to the state ignore the story and endanger the world.

INTERVIEW: A Voice from the Monster: Charlene Mitchell in Tricontinental, 1971
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
A 1971 interview with the late Charlene Mitchell reminds us of both the need for Black radical struggle against capitalism, militarism, and racism, and the contradictions of inter-racial organizing around US foreign and domestic terror.

Colombian Peace Caravan: Bringing the Hope of “Total Peace” to Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Territories
Ajamu Baraka
Ajamu Baraka representing BAP’s Haiti/Americas Team was invited to serve as part of an international delegation of human rights defenders that would accompany the activists, community leaders, government officials and representatives of the National Liberation Army (ELN) on an historic “humanitarian Caravan” between January 17 and the 21st to the Indigenous and Afro-Colombian areas of the Pacific coast of Colombia as part of the peace process initiated by the new government in Colombia. Ajamu was also an observer and international guarantor in Havana, Cuba during the last round of the Peace Process that produced the Ethnic Chapter of the peace agreement between the government and the FARC in 2016. This is his report back on the Caravan.

The American Empire is a Sore Loser That Will Get Us All Killed
Danny Haiphong
The US is like a drug dealer getting high on his own supply. It believes in its hype of exceptionalism and endangers the world when it is thwarted in any way.

Ethiopia: The Tigray Famine Narrative Was a Total Fabrication
Ann Garrison
The narrative of famine in the Tigray region of Ethiopia was repeated uncritically by the media and was amplified by people who were on board with the U.S. regime change plot against the Ethiopian government.

“Our” Congressmen and Mayors obey Multibillionaires (cops are just their henchmen) Defunding The People
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

Black Agenda Report Book Forum: An Interview with Garrett Felber
Garrett Felber, Roberto Sirvent
To commemorate 100 years since the birth of former political prisoner Martin Sostre, the Black Agenda Report Book Forum interviews Garrett Felber, A Visiting Fellow at Yale University who is currently writing a book about Sostre. The book is called, We Are All Political Prisoners (under contract with the University of North Carolina Press).

The Caribbean Connection | Jeffrey Epstein, JP Morgan Chase and How Powerful Banks Escape Accountability
Thad Baltimore
Banks operate with impunity and so they act accordingly.

Report From Lima, Perú
Clau O’Brien Moscoso
On December 7, 2022 a right wing coup removed Perú’s President Pedro Castillo Terrones from power, but the people have protested ever since. Black Agenda Report presents this on the ground report from Perú.

An Open Letter to Current and Former Prisoners, Their Families, Friends, and Comrades
Shaka Shakur
“We cannot go through decades of this physical and psychological abuse behind these walls and think We are coming home undamaged, without scars,” explains New African political prisoner Shaka Shakur.

We Condemn the Repression in Cap Cana That Left One Haitian Worker Dead and Several Injured
Socialist Movement of Workers of the Dominican Republic
Violence against Haitians and Haitian descended people continues in the Dominican Republic. The Socialist Movement of Workers of the Dominican Republic condemns the latest state sanctioned killing.

Black Agenda Radio February 10, 2023
The US regime of economic coercive measures is investigated by a newly formed tribunal, prison abolition is a necessity, and so are changes in drug policy.

The Snitch in the Silver Hearse: The FBI Paid a Violent Felon to Infiltrate Denver’s Racial Justice Movement
Trevor Aaronson
COINTELPRO never ended. The FBI still pays informants to disrupt, to target organizers, and to spy on the movement.

Star Spangled Blackness: How The 1619 Project Celebrates An Anti-African, Black American Identity
Dr. Charity Clay
Black people must differentiate between pride in self and their ancestors and any attempt to forge connections with the nation that continues to oppress.

Wilson Center Think Tank Reloads the US Roadmap Against Venezuela
Misión Verdad
State affiliated think tanks often shape foreign policy in Washington.

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