Black Agenda Report February 22, 2023

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 — Black Agenda Report

Ukraine 2023: Black Agenda Report Special Issue
The Editors
This issue of Black Agenda Report focuses on the U.S. role in the Ukraine crisis. The second phase of the war in Ukraine that brought a direct confrontation between Ukrainian military forces and Russia is approaching its one-year anniversary. We are publishing two new articles, “Black Politics and Ukraine” and “Why and How to End the War in Ukraine.” BAR is also reprinting two articles, here and here, that capture the complex economic and geo-political interests that were driving the conflict. Both articles grounded their analysis in the concrete economic and political interests locked in combat as opposed to the liberal focus on what was in the heads of Putin, Biden and Zelensky that characterizes so much of mainstream analysis and has led to the confusion we see around Ukraine today.

Black Politics and Ukraine
Margaret Kimberley
The Ukraine project is a dangerous scam perpetrated on the people of this country. Yet no member of the Congressional Black Caucus has attempted to speak truthfully about this ongoing disaster.

SPEECH: Racism Was Central to the Invasion, Albert Barrow, 1990
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
Remembering the 1989 US invasion of Panama as a racist attack on Black people.

Why Embracing Anti-Colonialism Made Malcolm a Marked Man
Ajamu Baraka
Malcolm X was a legendary revolutionary who is still loved by millions of people. The anniversary of his assassination is an opportunity to reflect on his impact.

The Israel of Africa
Ann Garrison
The African Union granted observer status to Israel, but that arrangement ended after protest. However, Israel still has a friend in Rwanda.

Who bombed Palestine this time?
Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

BAR Book Forum: Kemi Adeyemi’s Book, “Feels Right”
Roberto Sirvent
This week’s featured author is Kemi Adeyemi. Adeyemi is an Associate Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Director of The Black Embodiments Studio at the University of Washington. Her book is Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago.

Why And How to End the War in Ukraine
Jacqueline Luqman
Jacqueline Luqman was a panelist on the February 16, 2023 webinar Why and How to End the War in Ukraine, which was sponsored by Chicago Area Peace Action. These were her remarks.

Why the Russian Federation Recognized the Independence Movements in the Donbas
Ajamu Baraka
Ajamu Baraka argued that the Ukrainian crisis was a “manufactured crisis” primarily created by the miscalculations of policy-makers in the U.S. and Western Europe who were blinded by the prospect of fully controlling the Ukrainian economy.

From Crisis to Catastrophe? What is To Be Done in Eastern Europe
Dr. Gerald Horne
According to Dr. Gerald Horne, greed and shortsightedness convinced the U.S. that it could achieve the strategic objectives of undermining German economic power by controlling the European market, substituting U.S. fracked gas for Russian natural gas, and weakening Russia to make it a less effective partner for China.

The Truth About Abraham Lincoln: In His Own Words
Richard S. Dunn
February is the designated month to honor presidents, but Black people should know better than to believe what they are told about any benevolence on the part of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, or any of their successors.

Interview with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki – Part I
Ministry of Information Eritrea
The president of Eritrea gives a wide ranging interview on the US regime change effort against neighboring nation Ethiopia using the TPLF, and long-standing U.S. hostility towards his country.

African American Resistance in the Rural South from the Great Depression to World War II
Abayomi Azikiwe
Southern farm workers joined in solidarity during the great depression.

Canada to Send Navy Ships to Haiti, Trudeau Announces at CARICOM Summit
Saheli Chowdhury
Canada continues its tradition of interfering in Haiti and subordinating the human rights of its people for its own interests.

USAID: The Humanitarian Face of Colonial Exploitation
Amanda Yee
The USAID may appear to give a helping hand all over the world, but there are always very dangerous strings attached.

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