Black Agenda Report March 1, 2023

Wednesday, 1 March 2023 — Black Agenda Report

East Palestine, Ohio and the Oligarchy
Margaret Kimberley
A freight train derailment brought environmental catastrophe to a small Ohio town. While the circumstances are somewhat unique, events there followed a predictable pattern in a country run by and for the ruling class.

ESSAY: Canada in the Caribbean, Caribbean International Service Bureau, 1971
Editors, Black Agenda Review
A 1971 statement shines a bright white light on the long history of Canadian imperialism in the Caribbean.

Raymond Nat Turner
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

NATO’s War in Ukraine Accelerates McCarthyism with Omali Yeshitela
Danny Haiphong, Margaret Kimberley
Omali Yeshitela joins BAR contributors and editors Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley to discuss the FBI’s raid on the African People’s Socialist Party in July 2022 and what it means amid the ongoing NATO war in Ukraine.

Black Agenda Radio February 24, 2023
Cobalt extraction in Congo, Mississippi attack on Black political power, the Ukraine conflict, South African Metalworkers support Mumia Abu Jamal.

BAR Book Forum: Lorgia García Peña’s Book, “Translating Blackness”
Roberto Sirvent
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Lorgia García Peña. Peña is Professor of Latinx Studies at Tufts University. Her book is Translating Blackness: Latinx Colonialities in Global Perspective.

Political Repression Under Peruvian Coup Regime
Clau O’Brien Moscoso
The people of Peru continue to protest the coup which ousted President Pedro Castillo Terrones. Clau O’Brien Moscoso reports from Peru.

War Over U.S. Military Base Quest in Somalia Rages On
Jamal Abdulahi
A conflict between Somali unionists and secessionists was spawned by a U.S. attempt to acquire a military base. War and a humanitarian crisis are the end result.

Africans’ Message to Imperialism: “We Are Not Your Flunkies!”
Mark P. Fancher
South Africa’s participation in military drills with Russia and China is an indication that the global south are not taking orders from Washington. African nations should continue their tradition as non-aligned states.

US Hegemony and Its Perils
Ministry of Foreign Affairs People’s Republic of China
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China spells out what is wrong with U.S. foreign policy. While administrations may change, the imperative to dominate doesn’t. U.S. desperate decisionmaking creates great dangers around the world.

Poisoning America for Profit: A Brief History of Norfolk Southern’s Greed
Amanda Yee
Norfolk Southern and other railroads have increased profits while cutting their workforce and lobbying against safety regulations.

The Global South Refuses Pressure to Side With the West on Russia
Vijay Prashad
The Ukraine project is an obsession of the “collective west” but global south nations are resisting intimidation and making their own decisions in regard to the conflict.

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