5 Things History Books Won’t Tell You About the Young Lords’ Activism

by Raquel Reichard Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords was a Chicago street gang-turned-national political and social action organization fighting for the liberation, self-determination and justice of Puerto Ricans, Latinxs and Third World people in the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. The members were largely the children of Puerto Rican migrants, a growing population […]

Learn from the Revolutionary Legacy of the Black Panther Party

by a Wisconsin prisoner August 2018        permalink   As I first stumbled out of the haze of unconsciousness and began to see the true structure of society and the world, as I began to understand what drove and supported the political socio-economic forces, it was inevitable that I would be influenced by the […]

Amerikan Crime: The U.S. Backs El Salvador’s Death Squad Government, 1980 to 1992

THE CRIME Throughout the decade of the 1980s into the early 1990s the U.S. government backed, trained, and financed the reactionary government and military of the Central American country of El Salvador in its murderous counterinsurgency war that killed tens of thousands of workers, peasants, students, intellectuals, artists and others and forced hundreds of thousands […]

Capitalism and White Supremacy: The Two-Headed Dragon that Must Be Slain I Matthew Dolezal

    Source: Capitalism and White Supremacy: The Two-Headed Dragon that Must Be Slain I Matthew Dolezal

Post-Racial Myth Perpetuates Racism and White Privilege

Those who feel America is a post-racial society tend to be either die-hard conservatives,  or so naïve, they might believe there are snow-capped mountains in Florida.  But by any measure, public education, the criminal injustice system, poverty, etc., White privilege and its cohort racism, remain the prime barriers to Blacks receiving actual justice and equality. Unfortunately, Blacks […]

PROTEST SONG OF THE WEEK: ‘HARD TIMES’ BY CURTIS MAYFIELD

Curtis Mayfield (Photo by Beeld en Geluidwiki) Singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield’s “Hard Times” is a raw articulation of what it was like to witness the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement turn into a nightmare. From Mayfield’s 1975 album, “There Is No Place Like America Today,” the funk and soul […]

Notes on Advancing the Struggle Inside: ghettos and imprisonment

by el Independista of United Struggle from Within         permalink There can be no doubt a capitalist system excludes a majority of any country’s populace from decision-making processes. These people are excluded only for their class and nation characteristics. Capitalism has two ways of addressing this exclusion: ghettos and imprisonment. Oppressed nations, lower classes and lumpen […]

Land and the roots of Afrikan-Amerikan poverty

By Keri Leigh Merritt Edited by Sam Haselby   Shortly after emancipation in 1865, African Americans began fighting for the rights to the lands they had long worked – cultivated by their hands, fed by their sweat, and stained by their blood. Yet while the government stifled freedmen’s demands for ‘40 acres and a mule’ as […]

The Black Power Politiks of Malcolm X

by  Hakeem Muhammad  Throughout his life, Malcolm X’s political and theological views constantly evolved.  However,  several core elements never changed. One was his recognition of white supremacy as a global political system that had to be vehemently opposed.  Malcolm explained, “The economy, the politics, the civil life of America is controlled by the white man.”  Political […]