Mumia Abu-Jamal on Black Panther Party (BPP)

‘We Want Freedom’ By John Steffin   This past fall marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. To celebrate the occasion, Common Notions, a publishing house in Brooklyn, N.Y., republished Mumia Abu-Jamal’s acclaimed history of this revolutionary organization. At a time when white supremacy is emboldened and capitalism is in […]

The Black Panther Party and Black anti-fascism in the United Statez (united snakez)

by Robyn C. Spencer Fascism has been thrust into the mainstream political vocabulary of the United States since the election of President Donald Trump on a platform grounded in xenophobia, corporate dominance and right wing white nationalism. After the election, search engines and online dictionaries reported a dramatic increase in users seeking to define the […]

Lynching: A Weapon of National Oppression (1932)

 by Harry Haywood, Milton Howard and Erin Gray A map of the Black Belt territory and its surrounding areas. From James S. Allen’s book, The Negro Question in the United States (International Publishers, 1936). Introduction In the early 1930s, capitalist crisis compelled participants across the political left to face off against a common enemy: extra-legal, ruling-class violence. […]

Former BPP memberz say, ‘NO! In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist Amerika’

by former members of Black Panther Party Joe Veale and Terry Cotton We former members of the Black Panther Party call upon ALL former members – and ALL people – to sign and ACT on the Call from RefuseFascism.org which appeared in the Jan. 4 edition of the New York Times and the following week […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“Again we have deluded ourselvez into believing the myth that Kapitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifice. The fact iz that kapitalism waz built on the exploitation and suffering of black slavez and continuez to thrive on the exploitation of the poor – both black and white, both […]

Lively Up the Dead Zone: Remembering democracy’z racist state crimez (Ashe)

by Janine Jones (12/6/16) A critique of political thinking in Africana thought brings us to a crossroads. At this intersection, passing trajectories meet. Moving in opposite directions, they send contradictory messages concerning democracy, racism, and political violence. One trajectory pursues the accomplishments of Africana intellectual, artistic, economic, and political elites…  The other trajectory tracks the misery […]

Iz Marxism Relevant? Some Usez and Misusez – by David Gilbert, political prisonerz

I’m sure David would love to communicate with people about ideaz in thiz long, new article he wrote.  by David Gilbert (1/16/2017) “Imperialism is piracy […] reorganized, consolidated and adapted to the aim of exploiting the natural and human resources of our peoples.” “[N]obody has yet made a successful revolution without a revolutionary theory.” – Amilcar Cabral[1] […]

What Should Reparationz for Slavery Entail?

In the light of the former British Prime Minister’s dismissal of reparations, activists must push the debate further by detailing what reparations should entail. Fundamental to a reparations program must be the fact that we transform the system of capitalism which slavery gave birth to. We must initiate a “trans-Atlantic dialogue on reparations, as well […]

All Hate Iz NOT Equal

When Donald Trump took out a full page ad in the New York Times calling for the death penalty in the case of the Central Park 5—five Black and Brown teenagers (in the case involving the brutal beating and rape of a female jogger)—even before they were convicted, this was fomenting hate. And when he has […]