Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio April 12, 2024 Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 04/12/2024 – 06:05 Black Agenda Radio · Black Agenda Radio April 12, 2024 This week we listen to BAR’s 2017 analysis of the protection afforded Rwanda’s Paul Kagame by the human rights industrial complex, which works closely with the U.S. state. In the second part of our discussion with BAR’s poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner, he discusses the connections between art and politics and an upcoming performance in Harlem. But first Camila Escalante of Kawsachun News discusses Ecuador’s invasion of Mexico’s embassy, the violations… […]

Ecuador Kidnaps Former Vice President from Mexican Embassy Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 04/12/2024 – 05:29 Black Agenda Radio · Ecuador Kidnaps Former Vice President from Mexican Embassy Camila Escalante is an editor for Kawsachun News and a Latin America correspondent for PressTV. She joins us from Toronto to discuss Ecuador’s intrusion into Mexico’s embassy in Quito and the arrest of Ecuador’s former Vice President who had been given asylum there. This incident is a violation of the Vienna Convention and international norms. She will give us the background of the events which precipitated this incident… […]

Human Rights Industrial Complex Protects Paul Kagame in Rwanda Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 04/12/2024 – 05:24 Black Agenda Radio · Human Rights Industrial Complex Protects Paul Kagame in Rwanda The actual relationship between Human Rights Watch and the superpower is most clear in the case of Rwanda, where the United States backs Paul Kagame’s vicious Tutsi minority dictatorship. The Rwandan regime imprisons or kills those who point out that hundreds of thousands of Hutus, who constitute the overwhelming majority of Rwanda’s population, were killed by Kagame’s forces during the bloodbath of 1994. Ann Garrison and… […]

Raymond Nat Turner, Upsurge NYC and Black Agenda Report – Part 2 Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 04/12/2024 – 05:10 Black Agenda Radio · Raymond Nat Turner, Upsurge NYC and Black Agenda Report – Part 2 Raymond Nat Turner is Black Agenda Report’s Poet-in-Residence. He joins us from New York City to talk about his work and an upcoming performance with his group, Upsurge New York City on April 13 at Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center. This is the second part of a two-part interview. Media and Culture Jazz […]

Black Agenda Radio April 5, 2024 Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 04/05/2024 – 06:02 Black Agenda Radio · Black Agenda Radio April 5, 2024 This week Black Agenda Report’s poet in residence discusses his work and learn why Bill Clinton, the CIA director and Tony Blair have all recently visited Guyana. But first we discuss the Black vote and election year politics in the pivotal state of Michigan. US Politics Guyana Venezuela poetry Jazz Abandon Biden Black politics 2024 election […]

The Black Vote and Swing State Michigan in 2024 Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 04/05/2024 – 05:19 Black Agenda Radio · The Black Vote and Swing State Michigan in 2024 Abayomi Azikiwe is the editor of Pan-African News Wire. He is also a resident of Michigan and a longtime activist there. He joins us from Detroit to discuss that state’s Black voters, the Abandon Biden campaign, and the prospects for that all-important swing state in the 2024 presidential election. US Politics Michigan 2024 election Abandon Biden Black politics […]

Fight Back News

Police remove student protesters from the University of Colorado Denver board of regents meeting

Denver, CO – On April 11, members of Denver Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) rallied and held several disruptions outside the University of Colorado Denver board of regents meeting to further Denver SDS’s demands for the University of Colorado to divest from companies tied with Israel. The board of regents had scheduled the meeting at 8 a.m. Some SDS members rallied outside of the building chanting “Shame on you, war profiteers! We don’t want your money here!” Several students went inside to disrupt the executive session. They were not allowed into the meeting and were escorted out of the… […]

Tallahassee police officer plants evidence, community fights back

Tallahassee FL – On Wednesday, April 10 people held a press conference outside City Hall and rallied the community in defense of Calvin Riley – a Black man jailed for DUI despite body camera footage showing Tallahassee Police Department officer Kiersten Oliver planting evidence in his vehicle. The event was organized by Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). With members of Riley’s family in attendance, the press conference opened with three demands from Delilah Pierre, the president of TCAC. Pierre demanded that Judge Jason Jones drop the charges on Calvin Riley; the city commission… […]

New Orleans People’s Town Hall demands Civilian Police Accountability Council, confronts police superintendent

New Orleans, LA – On Tuesday, April 9, around 100 community members filed into the gymnasium of the Treme Recreational Center for a People’s Town Hall on Policing. The town hall meeting, hosted by New Orleans for Community Oversight of the Police (NOCOP), interviewed New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Anne Kirkpatrick. The superintendent is the local equivalent of a chief of police. Community members spent the town hall voicing their anger with police crimes, abuses of power, civil rights violations, and lack of transparency. NOCOP and other organizations demanded that Kirkpatrick endorse a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), which she… […]

St. Paul rallies to commemorate the Deir Yassin massacre, calls for an end to the siege on Gaza

St. Paul, MN – On April 12, at the weekly Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) protest for Palestine, 100 people the people of Gaza who have endured over 189 days of relentless, U.S.-funded and backed Israeli attacks. Over 33,686 people have been slaughtered, mostly women and children, and those still alive face a deadly shortage of food, safe water, medicine and stand on the abyss of famine due to Israel’s total blockade, siege and bombing. Ten speakers from multiple community organizations such as MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), MN Workers United, Black Lives Matter – MN (BLM-MN), and many… […]

St. Paul, MN – On Thursday, April 11, 50 people from the Climate Justice Committee and allies rallied outside the Minnesota Governor’s Eastcliff Mansion demanding that Governor Walz and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shut down Smith Foundry in the East Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. The foundry is a major source of pollution in the neighborhood and is operating under long expired permits. Smith Foundry is a major source of lead pollution in Hennepin County, accounting for 70% of all lead pollution. Toya Lopez, from Health Care Professionals for a Healthy Climate pointed out, “There is no safe level of… […]

Minnesota demands no war on Iran, U.S. out of the Middle East

Minneapolis, MN – Roughly 300 protesters gathered outside U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office for an emergency protest on Monday, April 15 demanding no war with Iran and an end to U.S. support of the Israeli genocide in Gaza. The emergency protest was called by the Free Palestine Coalition and Minnesota Peace Action Coalition after the Islamic Republic of Iran launched a retaliatory missile and drone strike on Israel on April 13. The strike was a legal response to the Israeli airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria on April 1, which killed 16 people, including two civilians. Resistance forces… […] News

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