Education, jobs and capitalism

by Gerald Coles American capitalism has a hate-love relationship with the nation’s schools. On the “hate” side is a stream of complaints from business leaders and organizations about the many students, particularly in city schools, who fail achievement tests, are high school dropouts or, if they complete high school, do not have the academic qualifications for […]

Slavery and Prison – Understanding the Connections

by Kim Gilmore “I’M BEGINNING TO BELIEVE THAT `U.S.A.’ STANDS FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED Slaves of America” (Esposito and Wood, 1982: 149), wrote a 20th-century prisoner from Mississippi in a letter detailing the daily violence he witnessed behind prison walls. His statement resounds with a long tradition of prisoners, particularly African-American prisoners, who have used the […]

Amerikan Crime: How Capitalism + White Supremacy Created Chicago’s Black Ghetto

Part 1: Great Migration and the Brutal Reality of the “Promised Land” There would be no United States as we now know it today without slavery. Hoping to escape the bitter poverty and lynch mob terror of the South when they reached the supposed “Promised Land” in cities like Chicago, Black people found themselves exploited […]

All US Presidents, Living and Dead, are War Criminals

  by  Glen Ford All US Presidents, Living and Dead, are War Criminals Especially at state funerals, media and politicians pretend that US presidents are honorable men, instead of the mass murderers that all of them become in office. “The US has caused the deaths of 20 to 30 million people since World War Two, a […]

Comrade Malik: Racism in the US is a symptom of capitalism

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Peace and blessings, sister and brothers! Well, October is here and it is most certainly time for a few October surprises! I’d like to send out a clenched fist salute to Amani Sawari of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. I have studied the transcript of Amani’s appearance on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. […]

Historical Dialectical Materialism (HDM) 

By Tom Watts 6/6/2018 “Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it” – Karl Marx Historical Dialectical Materialism (HDM) is a method of analysis to understand the world as it actually is in order to affect its change.  Historical and dialectical materialism are doctrines that were developed within the Marxist tradition […]

Jails are replacing visits with video chat$

  Prison officials and tech firms are teaming up to turn a profit by taking advantage of disproportionately poor families struggling to maintain contact with their loved ones. Maddie Fenn of the Denton International Socialist Organization and Brock Beauclair of the North Texas Democratic Socialists of America explain.   PRISONERS IN Denton County, Texas, are not permitted to receive […]

In the Year of the Pig: The Real Vietnam War Heroes

by Ann Garrison John McCain’s death triggered mass media regurgitations of Vietnam-era imperial racism and just plain idiocy, but also reminded us of those who risked everything to stop the war. “There’s no doubt that the pig in the film is the US in Vietnam.” I’ll be glad if I never hear John McCain’s name again, […]

Black Amerikans Were Never Given A Chance

Race riots in Detroit 1943 AFRICANGLOBE – An examination of the 1921 Tulsa race riots, the deadliest in US history, proves that the best efforts of Blacks were terminated in America with prejudice. Americans are slipping into the shadows of their own abyss and trying, at protests and through news media, to save what is left […]

Amerikkka Was Built on Busting Up Families…

by Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence Amerika was built on busting up families. They’re just making Amerika great again. “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes”    — Jefferson […]