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 […]

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 […]

Why we shouldn’t ask “…what would Malcolm X have done had he lived?”

  “Malcolm’s trajectory could have taken any number of directions.  Yes, there are some directions that are probably more likely, all things being equal.  Yet all things are never equal and there are factors that can emerge that can change an entire equation.” In connection with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X […]

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 […]

Women’z Leadership and the Black Liberation Struggle

Far too often the Black Freedom Movement of the 1950s and 1960s is reduced to a single individual — Martin Luther King, Jr. — or at most a few other men. But the movement was based on the involvement, dedication and sacrifice of thousands of people. Beyond the “Great Men” version of history, there were […]

19th ANNUAL DINNER TRIBUTE to the FAMILIEZ of our PP/POWz

TOMORROW:  Saturday January 17, 2015 (2) “BIG” NYC Freedom Fighter Events For Our U.S. Government Captured PP/POW’s EVENT #1:   (3:00pm ~ 7:00pm)  “In the Tradition” 19th ANNUAL DINNER TRIBUTE to the FAMILIES of our PP/POWs   Greetings Family, Nineteen years ago, many of you responded to the collective call that we honor the Families of our […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

A home in Atlanta, the Butler YMCA The Butler YMCA (1920) Date: Tue, 1894-01-16 The founding of the Butler Street YMCA in 1894 is celebrated in this date. Located in Atlanta, this facility was informally known as The Black City Hall of Atlanta. J.S. Brandon was the original planner with a group of young people […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2015 celebration

Sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating Committee For more information: call 561-832-4682 Visit us online: http://www.mlkcc-1444.org Friday January 9, 6 p.m. Kick-off Reception Dr. MLK Jr. Landmark Memorial Sponsored by In Time Church of God in Christ Saturday January 10, 9 a.m. MLK—Urban League Basketball Salvation Army, Northwest Center 600 N. Rosemary Avenue […]

“Kopz vs Free Speech,” Police Intimidation Seekz to Silence Dissidentz and Opponentz

Contact: Labor Action To Free Mumia, 510-763-2347 (cskinder44@gmail.org) Website: http://www.laboractionmumia.org Date & Time: Friday, December 5, 2014 – 19:00 to 22:00 Location: La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA Cops vs Free Speech December 5th, 7 pm — $5 – $10 sliding scale Join the the Labor Action To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Prison […]