Margaret Kimberley

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Margaret Kimberley is Senior Editor of Black Agenda Report. She is a regular contributor to Eurasia Review.

"Radical Black Perspective"

Left Forum 2010 contained the following panel: "Radical Black Perspective Panel: Obama, the Crisis of Black Leadership and US Imperialism Running Amuck!"

"Solidarity in the Electoral Arena"

Left Forum 2011 took place March 18 - 20 at Pace University, New York City. The theme for the conference is "Towards a Politics of Solidarity".

Panels included "How to Achieve Solidarity in the Electoral Arena - A Debate:"

Right of Peoples to Self-Determination and Building a Multipolar World

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US delegates Bill Dores, Margaret Kimberley, Joe Lombardo, Joe Iosbaker

"As US/NATO aggression towards Russia increases", five leaders from the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) attended an antiwarconference in Moscow, Right of Peoples to Self-Determination and Building a Multipolar World. We were invited by the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia. The five UNAC members who attended the conference were Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report and the UNAC Administrative Committee; Joe Iosbaker of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, the Rasmea Odeh defense campaign and the UNAC Administrative Committee; Bill Dores of the International Action Center: women's rights activist, Mo Hannah; and UNAC Co-Coordinator, Joe Lombardo.[1]

UNAC leadership

The names and organizations of the people on the United National Antiwar Coalition administrative committee are below:

Coordinating Committee of Hands Off Syria Coalition

Solidarity and Fightback Conference

290 anti-imperialist activists from 120 organizations and 21 countries attended the Solidarity and Fightback Conference sponsored by the International League for People’s Struggle - International Women’s Alliance Solidarity in Toronto August 4 - 7 2017. The conference theme was “Building Resistance to US-led War, Militarism and Neofascism.”

A sizable number of participants were young, energetic Filipinos from the anti-imperialist organizations Gabriela and Akbayan.

The conference was opened by a video messages of greetings and support from Jose Sison, chairman of the International League for People’s Struggle (ILPS) and Leila Khaled, Palestinian liberation icon and member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Panels featuring leaders of struggles against U.S. imperialism from the Philippines, Middle East, Congo, Mexico, Pakistan and across the world described the struggles in their countries and their movements’ resistance to it.

Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report spoke at length about the Black liberation struggle. She talked about the importance of the campaigns for community control of police in Chicago and Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Nerissa Allegretti, of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, said, “I had the opportunity to join the workshop on Militarism and Counterinsurgency and listened to speakers Sarah Martin, Bill Dores, Rania Masri, Potri Ranka Manis and Padi Rex. It gave me a sharp picture of how counterinsurgency has consistently been a tool of maintaining imperialism in many forms; FBI raids and targeting of anti-war activists, using religion to divide the people, criminalization of liberation movements, and rape and kidnapping.”

A march to the U.S. consulate was held on August 6, the anniversary of the day the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Marchers chanted in Spanish, French, Tagalog and English. The march then went to and joined the public commemoration of that horrific war crime.

The last day of the conference, Wilmer Barrientos, the ambassador of Venezuela to Canada spoke. He debunked the widespread misinformation on the current political unrest in his country that is being propagated by Western media.

He went on to say, “What about Iraq, Syria and Libya? They [the U.S.] said, ‘Let’s liberate them.’ But do they live better than before? Many live on less than $1 a day. They want to impose this same intervention on Venezuela because we are a sovereign country that decides where our natural resources go.”

The conference ended with a call to action including all out for Rasmea Odeh in Chicago Saturday, August 12 for her going away party and in Detroit on Thursday, August 17 for her sentencing.[4]

Coordinating Committee

Coordinating Committee The Black Alliance for Peace, as of May 10 2018.

References

  1. [ http://nepajac.org/rusrpt1.html, Report on UNAC's trip to Russia Joe Lombardo]
  2. [Chttps://www.unacpeace.org/about.html, UNAC administrative committee]
  3. Off Syria Coalition about, accessed December 15, 2016
  4. FB News Anti-imperialists meet in Canada By staff | August 10, 2017