The Politikz of Che Guevara

Theory and Practice by Samuel Farber   A political portrait focused on Guevara’s thought and political record aimed at dispelling many of the myths about the revolutionary. This reexamination of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s thoughts on socialism, democracy, and revolution is a must-read for today’s activists—or anyone longing to fight for a better world. Fifty years […]

Black Amerika and the passing of Fidel Castro

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. It is impossible to discuss Fidel Castro outside of an examination of the Cuban Revolution. And, while I hear that there are many Cuban Americans dancing with glee upon news of the death of President Castro, I know that the emotions within Black America are and will continue to be quite […]

The Black Pantherz’ Lessonz for Jamaikanz on Police Violence

By: Ajamu Nangwaya The Black Panthers’ militant, assertive and courageous pushback against the police’s violent class and race containment practices should be replicated. Amnesty International’s recently released report “Waiting in Vain: Jamaica: Unlawful police killings and relatives’ long struggle for justice” documents the murderous and violent behavior of the police within the island’s African working-class communities. […]

Rep. Rush revealz startling detailz of Panther Party Assassinationz

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The celebration of Rep. Bobby L. Rush’s 70th birthday comes days before the anniversary of a tragic event he will never forget. He recently shared his reflection of the December 4, 1969 assassination of Black Panther Party leaders, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, killed by Chicago police in a pre-dawn […]

Update on Mumia’z Hep C Lawsuit

— Rachel Wolkenstein, November 28, 2016 On August 31, 2016, Federal district court judge Robert Mariani denied Mumia Abu-Jamal’s motion for a preliminary injunction that would have compelled the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide him with the direct-acting antiviral drugs capable of curing his chronic hepatitis C and his secondary symptoms, including his […]

The need for a united front against fascism

by Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard If there was ever a time to organize around a United Front Against Fascism, it is now. The next leader of the “free world” has just been “elected” – more like “selected” – to be president of the United States. He has thereby been given the authority to use power […]

Former Black Panther serving life sentence for murder denied release

New Jersey police have opposed the release of Sundiata Acoli, who killed a state trooper more than 40 years ago, since he became eligible for parole in 1992 An attorney representing the nearly 80-year-old prisoner called the denial ‘a punch to the gut’. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP Renée Feltz A former Black Panther who turns 80 […]

¡Fidel Castro presente!

A life dedicated to revolution, proletarian internationalism and Marxism-Leninism By Freedom Road Socialist Organization On Nov. 25, 2016 workers and oppressed peoples of the entire world lost a giant with the passing of Fidel Castro Ruz. Fidel lived a life worth honoring, studying and emulating. He was a key leader in the 1959 Cuban revolution, […]

Hasta Siempre Dear Comandante!!

Photo: Roberto Chile   With deep sorrow we have learned of the death of the Heroic Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, at 10:29 pm on Friday November 25 in Havana. He was the greatest revolutionary, the guerrilla fighter of our time, the most beloved who taught us by example throughout his extraordinary life […]

What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party—but Should

By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today’s movement to confront racism and police violence, yet textbooks either misrepresent or minimize the significance of the Black Panthers. The first issue of the Black Panthernewspaper, which at its height had […]