Trials highlight racism – Black Lives Matter

by Monica Moorehead, published on Workers World,  November 9, 2021 Two high-profile murder trials are taking place simultaneously in the U.S. – one in the Deep South and the other in the Midwest. Despite the obvious distance in miles, both trials have two main political themes in common: The first is the prevalence of white supremacy and the second is[…]

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International Tribunal finds U.S. Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

published on Workers World, November 1, 2021 The International Tribunal on Human Rights Abuses Against Black, Brown and Indigenous Peoples was held Oct. 23-25 at The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Washington Heights, New York City, aka Turtle Island, Lenape land. The main theme of the Tribunal was “We Still Charge Genocide” in recognition[…]

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Russell “Maroon” Shoatz is Free, But Others Languish

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, October 27, 2021 Russell “Maroon” Shoatz has been granted compassionate release after 50 years in prison. The length of his sentence is outrageous but it is hardly unique. The United States not only has the dubious distinction of being the country with the largest population of incarcerated people, but it also has[…]

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Thousands of Police Killings in the U.S. are Unreported

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, October 6, 2021 Police killings of Black people are a feature of American law enforcement and they are deliberately under counted. The New York Times and other outlets report that most police killings in this country are “mislabeled .” The sanitized language is worse than an understatement because it implies that these[…]

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Encampment Cleared in a Racist Rush – Haiti Still Tottering

by G. Dunkel, published on Workers World, September 28, 2021 After images of the U.S. Border Patrol agents using long reins as whips against Haitians camped in Del Rio, Texas, trying to get into the U.S., spread worldwide, a top-level decision was made to shut the Del Rio camps down. Hundreds of progressive organizations condemned the Border Patrol’s actions —[…]

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“Race Norming” and Healthcare Jim Crow

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, September 29, 2021 Health care disparities are inevitable when notions of white superiority are guiding principles in every sector of society. The term “race norming ” ought to be immediately suspected as having a nefarious intent. Anything referred to as norming in a racist society invariably ends with Black people getting the[…]

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US and UN Treachery in the African Great Lakes Region: Why Rawandan Refugees Don’t Want to Go Home

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, September 8, 2021 The United States and the United Nations are responsible for the ongoing plight of Rwandan refugees. The term “United Nations” in front of the UN’s various humanitarian agencies is deceptive. It implies that they’re funded by the UN’s general budget and therefore are politically neutral. In fact, however, the[…]

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The Hell That is Haiti

by Marty Goodman, published on Socialist Action, September 12, 2021 Haiti is being hit by an unending series of natural and human-made disasters – seemingly all at once. The assassination on July 7 of its president Jouvenel Moise; an Aug. 14 earthquake; tropical storms; rampaging gang violence and a COVID crisis in a society tortured by extreme poverty and inequality.[…]

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War is a Racist Enterprise

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, September 1, 2021 Racism is an unspoken rationale for U.S. imperialist actions. The U.S.’s failure to prevent the Taliban from retaking political power in Afghanistan sparked feelings of panic in the foreign policy establishment. Warmongers and their loyal servants made endless demands for the twenty-plus year occupation to continue indefinitely. Familiar faces from[…]

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The Western Imperial Left’s Collaboration with the Western Bourgeoisie

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, September 1, 2021 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.” Changes in historical conditions can elevate a secondary contradiction to a primary, and antagonistic[…]

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