Hugo Pinell by Jaan Laaman

Death and Life of Hugo Pinell      It was with true sadness that, on August 13th, I received the news that legendary California prison activist Hugo Pinell was killed in a California prison.  This is Jaan Laaman, your political prisoner voice and let me share a few thoughts about the life and death of […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“We are living in an era of revolution, and the revolt of the American Negro is part of the rebellion against oppression and colonialism which has characterized this era….It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of Black against white, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we […]

Photoz of the Black Panther Party Stir Memories at the Norton

by Johan Sebastian 1968 was a tumultuous time for America: the Vietnam War ground on; cold war tensions rose; Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Also that year: The Black Panther Party, a nationalist organization that sought to empower African-Americans, was 2 years old and on the rise. The group encouraged blacks […]

‘Concerning Violence’ introducez new generations to Frantz Fanon

Review by The People’s Minister of Information JR Frantz Fanon was one of the greatest political scientists, writers and philosophers to live in the modern era and deal with the effects of colonialism on the oppressor and the oppressed. Born in 1925 on the island of Martinique, this psychiatrist by trade was hired by the […]

Former Politikal Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speakz

We are in a long and protracted Struggle that will not end until we are all free. Sekou Odinga   Free The Land Former prisoner of war and political prisoner Sekou Odinga speaks on his political life, his case, the case of political prisoner Albert Woodfox, and his thoughts on the music of his son […]

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 […]

Remembering Malcolm X

Since the untimely transition of Malcolm X in 1965, movement forces throughout the world have consistently commemorated his birthday. Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. It was on February 21, 1965 that Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, New York by forces that were trying to […]

Revolutionising the people: Interview with Black Panther Emory Douglas

by Katie Wood and Manolya Moustafa Emory Douglas at a tour of his exhibition ‘Freedom Now: The Art of Black Liberation’ at Marxism 2015 conference Early in 1967, radical Black artist Emory Douglas was invited to an organising meeting for the visit of Malcolm X’s widow, Betty Shabazz, to the Bay Area in California. Emory […]

An appreciation: Dr. Ben, legendary Egypt scholar, dean of Harlem Street University

by Todd Steven Burroughs Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, known to the African world as “Dr. Ben,” believed that education belonged to any member of his race who wanted it. Perhaps that was because of the 20th century tradition of ad-hoc “street universities,” with step-ladder orators as varied as Malcolm X and “Porkchop” Davis, a tradition […]