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 […]

The Prevention of Our Breathing and Catching Our Second Wind, by Sanyika Shakur

We Can’t Breathe without control of our destiny!   We Can’t Breathe under neo-colonialism!   We Can’t Breathe with capitalism’s hands around our throats!   We Can’t Breathe under bourgeois democracy!   We Can’t Breathe under genocidal violence!   We Can’t Breathe under imperialism!   The Can’t Breathe in overcrowded u.s. prisons!   We Can’t […]

Contemporary Capitalism Has Deep Rootz In Slavery & Racism: Americide

The most egregious example of “Americide” is our country’s treatment of African-Americans. It’s exhibited in the many profitable corporations—manufacturers, banks, insurance, railroad—that had their roots in slavery. Published: January 18, 2015 | Authors: Paul Buchheit | NationofChange | Op-Ed America is gradually, but unrelentingly, destroying part of itself. The facts to support this are well-documented, […]

The Politicz of Language Pt. 1: Six Conceptz For Thiz Movement’z Continued Political Education

  by Danny Haiphong “The coordination of imperialism’s prison, police, and military apparatus that put Black, indigenous, and exploited revolutionaries behind the walls make up the anatomy of the present day Black Mass Incarceration State.” Much of my work for Black Agenda Report has focused on an analysis of US imperialism and its relationship to oppressed […]

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 […]