Black Agenda Report November 30, 2022

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 — — Black Agenda Report

EXCERPT: Brussels Conference Act of 1890
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
The 1890 Brussels Act provided Europeans with the legal and humanitarian justification for the colonization of Africa. Why have so few heard of it?

The Crisis of Western Imperialism and the Imperative of War and Repression
Ajamu Baraka
The world as we know it must change. Humanity cannot survive under imperialist and capitalist structures.

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Black Agenda Report November 23, 2022

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 — — Black Agenda Report

Xi Jinping, Justin Trudeau and White Supremacist Ideology
Margaret Kimberley
Western arrogance and anger about the economic prowess of a non-white nation resulted in Xi Jinping’s very public dressing down of Justin Trudeau.

EXCERPT: Pentagonism, A Substitute for Imperialism, Juan Bosch, 1967
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
A book by Dominican politician and historian Juan Bosch explains the connections between U.S. foreign policy, permanent war, and the defense industries.

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Black Agenda Report November 16, 2022

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 — — Black Agenda Report

Bittersweet Freedom for Mutulu Shakur
Margaret Kimberley
Mutulu Shakur has been granted parole but he is terminally ill. Black political prisoners in this country are held for 30, 40 and 50 years. Reprieve happens only when they are at death’s door.

MANIFESTO: The Nairobi Manifesto, 1985
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
In 1985, African women tried to warn us about a world in crisis. Did we listen?

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Black Agenda Report November 9, 2022

Wednesday, 9 November 2022 — Black Agenda Report

For African/Black Working Class and Colonized Peoples, Midterm Elections in the U.S. Offer No Relief from War, Repression and Capitalist Misery
Ajamu Baraka
The 50-year old neo-liberal agenda explains why political choices in this country provide little change that benefits the masses of people. The recent midterm election results will not bring about any improvement in the lives of the Black working class.

Why Democrats Don’t Win The Way They Should
Margaret Kimberley
The people prefer the initiatives which democrtatic party leadership claim to support. But their interests are those of the oligarchy and not of the voters. Slim margins of legislative victory bring compromise and gridlock which the leadershiop don’t really oppose.

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Black Agenda Report November 2, 2022

Wednesday, 2 November 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Politicians Make Black People the Face of Crime
Margaret Kimberley
Manufactured crime panics are still a successful method of getting votes from white people.

SPEECH: Thomas Sankara to the United Nations General Assembly, 4th October, 1984
Editors, Black Agenda Review
While the spirit of Thomas Sankara may be behind the recent coup in Burkina Faso, his vision remains an inspiration for everyone, everywhere, committed to anti-imperialism and third world autonomy.

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Black Agenda Report October 26, 2022

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 — — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Report October 26, 2022

DOCUMENT: Prologue: The Global Fragility Act, April 2022
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
The US is ushering a new foreign policy doctrine through “The Global Fragility Act.” We need to not only understand these new forms of imperial practice, but to also see the cunning use of language in the service of US imperialism.

Biden Orders Progressives to Denounce Themselves on Ukraine
Margaret Kimberley
Progressives made a mealy mouthed appeal to Biden to engage in talks regarding Ukraine. He slapped them down and they in turn slapped themselves.

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Black Agenda Report October 19, 2022

Wednesday, 19 October 2022 — Black Agenda Report

No to Foreign Military Intervention In Haiti! Yes, to Haitian Self-Determination!
Black Alliance for Peace, Haiti/Americas Team
The Haitian people are united in their opposition to occupations of their country. The U.S. and its Core Group allies are once again using the United Nations to legitimize their latest invasion scheme. The People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation can use their Security Council veto power to say no and delegitimize any new acts of aggression against Haiti.

Europe Under Control of the U.S. Mafia
Margaret Kimberley
Who benefits from the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines which connect Germany to natural gas in Russia? The U.S. has the means, motive, and opportunity and was publicly opposed to the project for many years. Yet the crime victims are strangely silent about identifying the probable perpetrator.

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Black Agenda Report October 5, 2022

Wednesday, 5 October, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Congressional Black Caucus Continues Its Downward Spiral
Margaret Kimberley
The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference returned with corporate sponsorships and obedience to the democratic party oligarchy. Joe Biden received a warm welcome from a group which lives off a now undeserved reputation.

ESSAY: A Case of Mistaken Identity: Antihaitianismo in Dominican Culture, Ernesto Sagás, 1993
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
On the history and origins of anti-Haitian sentiment in the Dominican Republic.

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Black Agenda Radio September 9, 2022

Friday, 9 September 2022 — — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio September 9, 2022
Racism and political corruption in Mississippi, how U.S. sanctions impact Black Cubans and the entire country, and the first of a two part discussion on Black politics in San Francisco.

Mississippi Goddam
Jaribu Hill is Director of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights. She joins us to discuss a Mississippi political scandal involving a former governor who gave millions of dollars in funds from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to political cronies and even to a multi-millionaire former football star. In addition, the city of Jackson has been without clean water for more than a week. She joins us from Greenville to talk about Mississippi politics and how these two scandals came about.

Let Cuba Live
Steven Hardge works on mutual aid and community survival projects and programs as a community organizer with Endstate Atlanta. He joins us from Atlanta to discuss his recent trip to Cuba as part of a Community Movement Builders delegation.

Black Politics in San Francisco, Part I
Jemma Decristo is a community organizer in San Francisco, where a Black mayor and other officials enact policies against the unhoused and the poor and where gentrification continues. She joins us from San Francisco.
This is Part I of a two-part interview.

 

Black Agenda Report, 8 September, 2022

Thursday, 8 September 2022 — — Black Agenda Report

Biden’s MAGA Obsession Won’t Help Democrats
Margaret Kimberley
Because Joe Biden and democrats act on behalf of the oligarchy instead of the people, they now risk a mid-term election loss. His solution to this political problem is to speak endlessly about Donald Trump and shout the word MAGA at every opportunity.

INTERVIEW: To the Point of Production: An Interview with John Watson of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, 1969
Editors, Black Agenda Review
A 1969 interview with a founder of Detroit’s League of Revolutionary Black Workers reminds us of the radical genius and hope of Black labor.

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Black Agenda Report 24 August 2022

Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Liberals Love Liz Cheney
Margaret Kimberley
When liberals aren’t rehabilitating war criminals like George W. Bush they fall in love with right wing republicans like Liz Cheney. They stand for nothing and fall for anything. They are traitors to the millions of people who want to see progressive change in this country.

ESSAY: Racial Genocide: The Case of the Martinsville Seven, William L. Patterson, 1969
Editors, Black Agenda Review
For Black August, read William L. Patterson on racial genocide, the law, and the Martinsville Seven.

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Black Agenda Report 17 August 2022

Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Trump Derangement Syndrome Returns
Margaret Kimberley
Why would Black people laud the FBI or criticize protection against self-incrimination? The FBI search of Donald Trump’s home has reawakened Trump Derangement Syndrome.

ESSAY AND PETITION: Massacre at Attica, The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service, 1971
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
To commemorate Black August and in memory of the forty-two men massacred during the September 13, 1971 Attica Prison uprising we reproduce below an essay and petition from The Black Panther Intercommunal New Service.

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Black Agenda Report 10 August 2022

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 — — Black Agenda Report

Nancy Pelosi, White Supremacy, and China
Margaret Kimberley
White supremacist arrogance was the order of the day when Nancy Pelosi ignored a red line set by the Chinese government and visited Taiwan. The Speaker of the House showed stereotypical and racist attitudes towards that country.

ESSAY: Women in Prison: How We Are, Assata Shakur, 1978
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
Assata Shakur exposes the conditions faced by incarcerated Black women in a powerful 1978 essay.

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Black Agenda Report August 3, 2022

Wednesday, 3 August, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio August 5, 2022
The recent FBI raids conducted against the Uhuru Movement are part of an old U.S. playbook targeting Black radical organizations which assert their rights to speak in opposition to U.S. policies domestically and internationally.

FBI Attack on the Uhuru Movement is a Warning
Margaret Kimberley
The FBI targeted the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) because it is a Black organization that has dared to confront and oppose U.S. imperialism. APSP is the first but they will not be the last.

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Black Agenda Radio July 29, 2022

Friday, 29 July 2022 — — Black Agenda Radio

Black Agenda Radio July 29, 2022
Glen Ford debating Michael Eric Dyson on Democracy Now in 2008, the abuses of the child welfare system in North Carolina, and residents of the University City Town Homes in Philadelphia face mass eviction.

Glen Ford and Michael Eric Dyson 2008 Debate on Democracy Now
On January 9, 2008 Glen Ford debated Michael Eric Dyson on the program Democracy Now. The topic of discussion was Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Abuses in the Child Protection System
Across the country entities that are known as child welfare agencies regularly break up black families by claiming to care for the needs of children. Amanda Wallace is the founder of Operation Stop CPS in Durham, North Carolina. She joins us to discuss protest against a case in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Save the University City Town Homes
Rasheda Alexander is a tenant organizer at the University City Town Homes in Philadelphia. She joins us to discuss their struggle to stop a mass eviction amidst the proposed sale of their affordable housing.

Black Agenda Report 27 July 2022

Tuesday, 27 July 2022 — — Black Agenda Report

Glen Ford’s Irreplaceable Journalism
Margaret Kimberley
I was very proud to write the preface to Glen Ford’s book, The Black Agenda, which was published posthumously by OR Books. As we approach the first anniversary of Glen’s passing, I endeavored to explain why his journalism was truly irreplaceable.

The Lies of Empire: Don’t Believe a Word They Say
Glen Ford
The U.S. reprises Iraq, inventing a WMD threat from Syria. The FBI concocts home-grown terror through stings, while the NSA claims it has secretly saved many lives. “Why this steady stream of government-invented terror, if the real thing is so abundant?” And, isn’t the U.S. arming and funding the same jihadists they are supposed to be listening for on our telephones?

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Black Agenda Report 20 July 2022

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Celebrating Revolution in Nicaragua
Margaret Kimberley
Genuine peoples holidays are hard to come by in the U.S. But in Nicaragua the ongoing revolutionary process is widely celebrated.

ESSAY: Negro Revolutionary Hero: Toussaint L’Ouverture, Cyril Briggs, 1929
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
In 1929, Black radical Cyril Briggs penned an essay on Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution. For Briggs, both provided inspiration for the fight against the U.S. occupation of Haiti. We need that inspiration now.

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Black Agenda Report 6 July 2022

Wednesday, 6 July 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Protesting for Jayland Walker
Margaret Kimberley
The number of bullets used to kill Jayland Walker have sparked an outcry, but police kill one Black person every day in this country. If systemic change is not the demand all protest is for naught.

SPEECH: The Black Revolution is Part of World-wide Struggle, Malcolm X, 1964
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
Malcolm X reminds us of the deceit of liberals, the power of international thinking, and the coming of Black revolution.

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Black Agenda Report 29 June 2022

Wednesday, 29 June, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Democrats Exposed By the End of Roe v. Wade
Margaret Kimberley
The full extent of Democratic Party treachery was exposed when the Roe v. Wade decision was overturned. Only right wing Americans have any expectation of getting what they want from the electoral process.

SPEECH: Revolution: It’s Not Easy, Quick, or Pretty, Pat Parker, 1980
Editors, Black Agenda Review
A 1980 speech by Black lesbian poet and activist Pat Parker provides a feminist, anti-imperialist blueprint for the present.

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Black Agenda Report 22 June 2022

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 — Black Agenda Report

The January 6th Scam
Margaret Kimberley
Democrats are using the hearings investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol as one long campaign commercial. They believe that saying the name Trump often enough will inspire disappointed and angry people to vote for them despite their lies and failures.

INTERVIEW: Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer by Jack O’Dell, 1965
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
A 1965 Freedomways interview with Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer provides an unvarnished and unsentimental portrait of Mississippi – and of the tasks of the Freedom Movement.

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