Black Agenda Radio for Week of July 19, 2021
Class Struggle Shapes Haiti Political Conflict
Class conflicts between Africa-born and Haiti-born Blacks and mulattos shaped Haitian political battle lines before and after the 1804 revolution and to this day, said Haitian American author and activist Pascal Robert. The descendants of “African peasants make up Haiti’s poor majority today,” said Robert, speaking at a webinar on Haiti at Broward College in south Florida.
US Destabilizes Planet, Blames China and Cuba
Despite portraying Donald Trump as representing everything they oppose, when Democratic President Joe Biden took over the White House he left Trump’s measures against Cuba and China intact, virtually unchanged. As activists in the belly of the beast, “We must take a stand against US militarism, said Netfa Freeman, an organizer with the Black Alliance for Peace who was interviewed on Sputnik Radio by Sean Blackmon and Jacqueline Luqman.
Zuma Imprisonment: “Riots” or “Insurrection” in South Africa?
In the wake of the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma on corruption charges, two South African provinces were swept by riots that current President Cyril Ramaphosa called an attempted “insurrection” against the state. “This is no way to address the differences” in the country, said Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Detroit-based Pan African News Wire. “South Africa has the worst Covid-19 epidemic on the continent. The focus should be on mitigating the spread” of the disease.
Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network is hosted by Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford. A new edition of the program airs every Monday at 11:am ET on PRN. Length: one hour