Black Agenda Report January 19, 2022 – One Year of the Biden Administration

Thursday, 20 January 2022 — Black Agenda Report

On the Biden Plantation
The idea that Joe Biden would provide harm reduction was created to help the unpopular candidate secure an electoral victory. The reality is a litany of lies and certain defeat for democrats at the polls. There is no harm reduction in a system dedicated to neo-liberalism and austerity.

SPEECH: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., All Labor Has Dignity, March 18, 1968
Martin Luther King was assassinated when he supported Black workers on strike in Memphis, Tennessee. Weeks earlier he spoke of the need for systemic change that would treat all workers with dignity and fairness.

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Black Agenda Report Thursday, 13 January 2022

Thursday, 13 January 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Nicaragua in the Multipolar World
The U.S. regime change effort in Nicaragua has failed. The people are determined to assert their rights of self-determination and the U.S. is not the only player on the world stage.

Black Alliance for Peace Condemns the Policies of the U.S./EU/NATO Axis of Domination in Ukraine
The Ukraine crisis began in Washington, not in Moscow. The Obama/Biden regime change plot against an elected Ukrainian president reverberates to this day. International law must be followed if a dangerous situation is to be averted.

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Black Agenda Report 5 January 2022

5 January 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Covid Fueled by Neoliberal Austerity
The neo-liberal austerity model of governance ensures that Covid-19 will continue spreading and producing new variants. Only people focused public health remedies will end the pandemic.

Ukraine: What Does It Have to Do with Black Folks?
“…it is imperative that everyone, in particular Black and working-class people, understand that not having an awareness of the interconnections of the “grind” (the struggle to survive in the U.S.) and U.S. white supremacist, imperialist policies, and not being prepared to commit to altering those power relations, ensures that the conditions will persist that translates into suffering and even death for the colonized, the working classes, the oppressed, and all of global humanity”

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Black Agenda Report 8 December 2021

8 December, 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Democratic Party Betrayal, Abortion, and the Supreme Court
Democrats have been fooled into thinking that only the courts can protect abortion rights. In fact, legislation could protect abortion permanently, but their party has refused to do that. Now that SCOTUS control is lost because of their corruption and betrayals, they continue to spin lies that bamboozle the party faithful.

People Centered Human Rights and the Black Radical Tradition
The West’s fiction of “human rights” has been weaponized by neoliberals to rationalize naked imperialist interventions. But if human rights are to have any relevance for the oppressed, they must be “de-colonized” and given meaning by the oppressed themselves: a People(s)-Centered Human Rights (PCHR).

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Black Agenda Report 1 December 2021

1 December, 2021 —  — Black Agenda Report

The Black Agenda” 
Glen Ford
Black politics are key to recognizing the most important social dynamics of the United States. Over the past forty years, no commentator has been as deeply insightful about the paradoxes and personalities of Black American public life as the late journalist and radio host Glen Ford.
In this stunning overview, Ford draws from his work for Black Agenda Report, one of the most incisive and perceptive publications of the progressive left, to examine competing struggles for class power and identity in the Black movement. 

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Black Agenda Report 24 November 2021

24 November, 2021 — — Black Agenda Report

Rittenhouse and Verdict Mania
Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Black people give great attention to certain court cases in hopes of receiving justice when the system is designed to be unjust. That recognition and the commitment to fighting back will be of greater use than divining conclusions about a racist nation when juries reach verdicts.

The Delusional Commitment to the Doctrine of “Full Spectrum Dominance” is leading the U.S. and the World to Disaster
Ajamu Baraka, BAR Editor and Columnist
U.S. actions around the world seem mysterious unless the commitment to white supremacist notions of domination is clearly understood.

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Black Agenda Report 3-17 November 2021

22 November, 2021 – Black Agenda Report

[3 editions; 3 November, 10 November and 17 November 2021]

17 November 2021

COP26: Black Agenda Report Special Issue
BAR Editors
Black Agenda Report is giving special attention to the recent COP26 climate summit. The editorial team and contributors will present more themed issues in the future and provide in-depth analysis to subjects of importance to BAR readers.

Climate Action Pretense at COP26
Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Joe Biden’s presence at COP26 was a photo opportunity giving the impression that he is fighting the climate crisis. But the U.S. and other governments continue carbon production while pretending to take action and ignore the needs of the Global South who suffer at the hands of the rich nations

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Black Agenda Report 13 October 2021

13 October 2021 — Black Agenda Report

The Obama Presidential Center Will Displace Black People

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
The Obama Presidential Center will inevitably displace a working class Black community in Chicago. The center is in keeping with Obama’s history of doing the bidding of the powerful, including accelerating gentrification.
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Black Agenda Report 1 October 2021

1 October 2021 — Black Agenda Report

 “Race Norming” and Health Care Jim Crow

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Health care disparities are inevitable when notions of white superiority are guiding principles in every sector of society.

U.S. Congressional Support for More War spending and AUKUS Anti-China Pact Exposes Cynicism of Biden’s UN Speech Calling for More Diplomacy

Ajamu Baraka, BAR Contributing Editor
Joe Biden spoke of peace and diplomacy at the U.N. but support for defense spending and war making are bipartisan imperatives that prevent the people’s needs from being met.
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Black Agenda Report 25 September 2021

25 September 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Glen Ford Memorial Gathering

The memorial service for Glen Ford was held on September 18, 2021 at the Riverside Church in New York City. It can be seen on Youtube.

Covid Funds Spent on Police and Prisons

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Systemic racism and weak movement politics allow states and cities to spend relief funds on police and jails.
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Black Agenda Report 16 September 2021

16 September 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Glen Ford Memorial Gathering

The memorial service for Glen Ford will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time. The event will be live streamed on Youtube.

20 Years of Post-9/11 Amnesia

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Memories of the last 20 years are rarely focused on increased state violence and repression in the post-9/11 world. The damage has largely been forgotten.
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Black Agenda Report 8 September 2021

8 September 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Democrats, Abortion, and Phony Politics

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Democratic party leadership are as uninterested in fighting for abortion rights as they are in addressing anything else their members need and want.

American Liberals Praise Biden at the Expense of Peace

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
Joe Biden is committed to the imperatives of the bipartisan war party.
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We Can No Longer Avoid Raising the Contradiction of the Western Imperial Left’s Collaboration with the Western Bourgeoisie

1 September 2021 — Black Agenda Report

We Can No Longer Avoid Raising the Contradiction of the Western Imperial Left’s Collaboration with the Western Bourgeoisie

As the Western left has become more aligned with their imperialist bourgeoisie in the destabilization of the Global South, the radical Black tradition provides a clear approach to “turn imperialist wars into wars against imperialism.”

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Black Agenda Report, August 18, 2021

18 August 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Once Again, the Vultures Circle Haiti | Black Agenda Report

Jemima Pierre, BAR Contributor
Another earthquake in Haiti provides another opportunity for the NGO community, the Haitian oligarchy, and foreign imperialists to consolidate their profits and power.

 

MANIFESTO: The Attica Liberation Faction Manifesto of Demands and Anti-Depression Platform, 1971  | Black Agenda Report

Editors, Black Agenda Review
Remembering Attica prisoner demands as the 50th anniversary approaches.
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Black Agenda Report 22 July 2021

22 July 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: Standing with the Cuban People 

– Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
The current Black-centered Cuban protest operation is very well orchestrated and if Black people in this country are not careful, they will end up amplifying the dictates of U.S. imperialism.

DOCUMENT: The Rise of Black Power in the West Indies: Walter Rodney, 1969 

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