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."
This book is a vital resource that thoroughly details the atrocities U.S. government and military officials knew they were committing—and seemingly got away with—throughout the war on Afghanistan. However, as Patterson Deppen writes in this review, the author failed to address the reasons behind the war.
Journalist Linda Farthing and attorney Thomas Becker’s 306-page book evaluates the balance of class forces that led to the 2019 coup, as well as the anti-imperialist forces who were ultimately able to repel it and seize political power again in the plurinational state of 11.4 million, writes Danny Shaw in a review.
The triumphant and hopeful end scenes in "Ferguson Rises" are a sobering reminder that mere representation without radical or justice-focused politics often replicates the system, writes Jacqueline Luqman.
Academic and activist Dan Kovalik’s new book, "Cancel This Book: The Progressive Case Against Cancel Culture," was written on the frontlines of the twin struggles of our time, the class struggle and the fight for Black liberation, writes Danny Shaw.
Sherry Buchanan’s "On the Ho Chi Minh Trail" criticizes a few isolated events that took place during the U.S. war on Vietnam. This speaks more to the depressing ignorance of so-called progressives in the West than to the experiences of Vietnamese women, writes Nick Flores.