The material basis for Black Livez Matter movement

By Workers World staff posted on May 19, 2015 The rebellions in both Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore in response to state terror — more commonly called police brutality — are the most tremendous examples of rising social upheaval in the United States. The Black Lives Matter movement that has sprung up in the wake of […]

40 Acrez and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the U.S. Really Owez Black Amerika

Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage? by Jeff NeumannTracy and Loeffelholz Dunn Yes! Magazine ‏ Sources:Introduction http://theconversation.com/slavery-in-america-back-in-the-headlines-33004 http://www.civil-war.net/census.asp?census=Total 1. 1.5 million pounds in 1790 and 2.25 billion pounds in 1859, based on Empire of Cotton, by Sven Beckert (2014) pgs. 104, 106 […]

Vietnam’z Ho Chi Minh: ‘On lynching & the Ku Klux Klan’

Long Live Uncle Ho and the National Liberation Front (the people’z Army) that defeated the French and the United Snakez (Amerikkka). Mad Love and honour to the Black Panther Party. This May 19 will mark the 125th birthday anniversary of the great anti-imperialist leader, Ho Chi Minh. “Uncle Ho” was a leader of the National […]

The link between capitalism and racism

by Kate Jeffreys We live in an age of racism. In Australia, the federal and Western Australian governments’ attempt to drive Aboriginal people in remote communities from their land is only the latest episode in the war on Indigenous people. In the United States, there is an epidemic of police slayings of predominantly Black young […]

Lynn Stewart Innerview: In Defense Of

Jean Stevens interviews Lynne Stewart The “people’s lawyer” on her most controversial criminal defense cases—including the one that sent her to prison. Courtesy of Lynne Stewart. During America’s civil rights and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and ’70s, hundreds of activists who challenged state repression and surveillance faced arrests and criminal convictions. Many such […]

The Legacy of Frantz Fanon

Fanon was not a Marxist but he strongly believed that capitalism with imperialism and its divisions enslave people. His precocious diagnosis of the incapability of the nationalist elites in fulfilling their historical mission demonstrates the continuing relevance of Fanon’s thought today. Hamza Hamouchene counterpunch March 13, 2015 http://coursesite.uhcl.edu/HSH/Whitec/ximages/authors/FanonFrantz/FanonWretchedEarth.jpg Frantz Fanon died a few months before […]

Capitalism Iz Just A Story And Other Dangerouz Thoughtz, Part I

 By Alnoor Ladha and Martin Kirk, http://www.occupy.com “That is, there are no dangerous thoughts for the simple reason that thinking itself is such a dangerous enterprise…. nonthinking is even more dangerous.” – Hannah Arendt Wherever we turn, it seems that there is a great narrowing. Ideas that have engaged great leaders, philosophers, poets and visionaries through […]

Why James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987) Still Matterz

by Anthony Monteiro “He gave us the concepts and language to talk about and begin understanding the oppressive system of white supremacy in holistic ways.” James Arthur Baldwin, perhaps the greatest essayist in the English language, matters because of his unconditional defense of humanity. He is one of the most original thinkers on racial and […]

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 […]

Black Livez Matter needz the Black Pantherz

The Panthers opposed not only police brutality but also the economic injustice of everyday life   by Deena Guzder Protests over police killings of unarmed African-Americans continue to erupt across the nation, largely thanks to the organizing efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement. As Black History Month draws to a close, it’s worth asking […]