The revolutionary legacy of Malcolm X

by Barry Sheppard February was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, one of the greatest leaders of the Black liberation movement of the 1960s. Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin once wrote: “During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the […]

Barry Sheppard: Recovering the revolutionary legacy of Malcolm X

  By Barry Sheppard March 5, 2015 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — February 21 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, one of the greatest leaders of the 1960s Black liberation movement in the United States. Lenin once wrote: During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly […]

On Black Women, Police Brutality, and the True Meaning of Black Liberation

Tasha Fierce Article by Tasha Fierce, Illustrated by Ebin Lee, appeared in issue Law & Order; published in 2015 On June 9, 1963, Fannie Lou Hamer was arrested in Montgomery County, Mississippi, along with June Johnson,Euvester Simpson, Rosemary Freeman,andAnnelle Ponder. The five women were on their way back from a voter registration workshop in South […]

Black History (our story) Month Film Screening of Brutha Minister Malcolm X – Fri, Feb 27 in L A

Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a special Black History Month screening of the fascinating film Malcolm X. James Earl Jones narrates this moving documentary about the life and legacy of one of the most influential leaders of the Black Liberation Movement. Refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 7PM Friday, Feb. 27 […]

Pattern of practice: Centuriez of racist oppression culminating in mass incarceration

by Mutope Duguma In 1619, the first Africans were brought to North America by force to be slaves. From 1619 to 1776, this brutal chattel slave system was able to flourish in the 13 British colonies. From 1776, the United States government would take over the reins of this land, including its brutal slave system. […]

Jalil A. Muntaqim Blog #32: A Mother’z Loss

Blog #32: A Mother’s Loss (For the Mothers who lost a child from an unjustified police shooting) To lose a child under any circumstances is heart-wrenching for any parent. This is especially true when it is done by a representative of government. When the police kill, particularly a child, more specifically a man-child of color, […]

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutez the U.S. Black struggle: ‘The empire will fall from within’

By PFLP on November 29, 2014 The following statement was first issued by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Aug. 19, 2014. The powerful and inspiring words expressed below are just as relevant today in light of mass protests against the racist grand jury ruling in Ferguson as when first written. For […]

Assata: The FBI’z most wanted woman

A new (2014) introduction to her autobiography William Gumede 2014-12-04, Issue 705 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93555 cc FW In this edited version of a new introduction to Assata Shakur’s autobiography, Prof Gumede points out that centuries of colonialism, slavery and apartheid have left a legacy of institutional racism, whereby dark skins are often instinctively prejudiced in societies across […]

Remembering The Invasion Of Grenada

“Just as we observe the United States destabilization tactics in the Middle East today, these were the same tactics used in Grenada thirty years ago.” Given the current media attention being given to the war against so-called terrorism, African people should not forget significant events in our history. One of the events we should not […]

Mumia Speakz On CCNY Illegal Takeover of Harlem’z Guillermo Morales – Assata Shakur Center

Audio & Text Mumia Abu Jamal Speaks On The 1st  Anniversary Of The Illegal Police Takeover Of Harlem’s Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Center @ CCNY CCNY Center Shuttered: War Against 60’s (1:16) by Mumia Abu-Jamal ” We have learned recently of the closing of the Morales/Shakur Student Center at CCNY.  What does this mean? Why now?  […]