Black Agenda Report 25 February 2021

25 February 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: No Human Rights in Texas

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
The people of Texas suffer unnecessarily from bad weather because their state puts oligarchs first and does not recognize the human right to health and safety.

BLACK CITIZENSHIP FORUM: The Roots of Xenophobic Violence in South Africa—A Pan African Response

Black Agenda Review Editors
South Africa must dismantle and transcend the colonial nation-state through creation of a Pan-African federation that stretches across the Southern African sub-continent.
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Black Agenda Report 4 February 2021

4 February 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Nightmare Years Will Repeat Themselves – Until the People Kick Out the Cabal 

Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor
To take on the corporate imperial racial capitalist state, we need a Black-led movement that puts politics in command and names the Democratic perpetrators and collaborators that are culpable in the unfolding, late-stage capitalist disaster.
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Black Agenda Radio for Week of February 1, 2021

1 February 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
Billionaire Wealth Breaks All Records in Crisis / US Militarists Invent Enemies – and Russiagate — for Dollars / Abolish Police, from the US to Nigeria / Anti-Black Racism Is Environmental Hazard / The American Way of Fascism

Billionaire Wealth Breaks All Records in Crisis 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
The US billionaire class has grown at unprecedented speed during the pandemic and economic crises, increasing their wealth by over a trillion dollars and adding 46 new oligarchs to their numbers, according to a report by the Institute for Policy Studies. Never has the world seen wealth accumulation at such a scale, said Omar Ocampo, a researcher for the study. “We need to create an economic system that does not allow for wealth tobe extremely concentrated,” said Ocampo. “ This could be done by “growing the labor movement” and instituting “workplace democracy and worker ownership.”

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Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 25, 2021

25 January 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
Biden Will Resume “Humanitarian” Wars / Haitians Tell President “Get Out by February 7” / “Expect Push for Censorship Under Biden

Biden Will Resume “Humanitarian” Wars 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The Biden Administration will “shift back to the ‘humanitarian’ interventionism model of US imperialism,” said Danny Haiphong, contributing editor of Black Agenda Report and co-host of the influential podcast The Left Lens. “Biden’s rhetoric from the beginning has not been encouraging on easing the Cold War against China” and heightened tensions with Russia, said Haiphong.
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Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 18, 2021

18 January 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
US Imperialism Was in Disarray in 2020 / US Genocide Against Blacks, Now and in 1951 / Lumumba Assassination Changed Black American Politics.

US Imperialism Was in Disarray in 2020 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
Black Alliance for Peace national organizer Ajamu Baraka told a year-end conference of the Black Is Back Coalition that “the US settler state is facing the most serious crisis of legitimacy since the collapse of the capitalist economy” in the Great Depression. Betty Davis, of the Coalition’s Community Control of Schools Working Group, said: “The federal budget that comes down to New York City is the 23rd biggest budget in the world, but you don’t control that money and that’s why you are not having the same services as your white counterparts.”

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Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 11, 2021

11 January 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
Cops Colluded with Trump Mob at Capitol / Black Anarchists Prefer “Non-Hierarchical” Activism / Black Feminism Informed by “Sensuous Knowledge”

Cops Colluded with Trump Mob at Capitol 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 
“If this had been a Black-led effort, it would have been a massacre,” said Mara Vanderheyden, co-founder of the Partnership for Civil Justice, which is demanding a “fully public” investigation into United States Capitol Police collusion with the mob that assaulted Congress, last week. “We can only conclude that this could not have happened if the Capitol Police had not allowed it to happen.”
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