Black political organizations and other anti-imperialist groups condemned the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) raiding early Friday morning the properties of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP) and its solidarity organization in Saint Louis, Missouri, and in Saint Petersburg, Florida. TF editor Julie Varughese reports.
Hours before Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., gave his first State of the Nation address on July 24, Filipino people throughout the world protested. They held their own “People’s State of the Union Address,” or PSONA. Claudia Jones Editorial Intern Cygaelle Bergado reports from New York City.
July 28 marks the 1-year anniversary of the passing of Glen Ford, founding executive editor of Black Agenda Report. Ford invented phrases to help burn the impact of injustice into people's minds. But he made clear in his writings it was not enough to be against injustice. One had to explain it in a way so people would be inspired to organize a movement. TF editor Julie Varughese reviewed "The Black Agenda."
Several human-rights defenders and progressive activists were detained during a mass protest against authoritarian moves by President Kais Saied, reports People's Dispatch.
Panamanian movements have called for the government to sit down in negotiations with the mobilized sectors and listen to their demands, People's Dispatch reports.
Sri Lanka owes 81 percent of its external debt to U.S. and European financial institutions and to Western allies, Japan and India. China owns just 10 percent. But Washington blames imaginary “Chinese debt traps” for the nation’s crisis, as it considers a 17th IMF structural adjustment program, reports Benjamin Norton.