Black Liberation and the reemergence of Malcolm X

By Lamont Lilly Lilly is WWP’s vice presidential candidate in the 2016 elections. The following article is based on a talk given at a Workers World Party forum in New York City on May 20. To view a video of the talk, go to youtu.be/AfrZ54-3BCk. Thursday, May 19, was the 91st revolutionary birthday of Brother […]

How Do You Build A Nation? Like Kunta Kinte, Remember Your Name

At 7 years old, I sat terrified as LeVar Burton’s character, Kunta Kinte, was beaten by a white overseer. This powerful scene in the movie “Roots” portrayed a proud Mandinka warrior suffering the lash of the whip because he refused to accept the name the oppressor gave him. At first, I was confused as to […]

The Prison State of Amerika

by Chris Hedges Prisons employ and exploit the ideal worker. Prisoners do not receive benefits or pensions. They are not paid overtime. They are forbidden to organize and strike. They must show up on time. They are not paid for sick days or granted vacations. They cannot formally complain about working conditions or safety hazards. If […]

Johanna Fernandez Speakz on the Revolution and Counter Revolution that Mumia Abu-Jamal Embodiez

Mumia Abu Jamal haz spoken Truth to Power     by Danny Haiphong Mumia Abu Jamal has spoken Truth to Power since his teen days in the Black Panther Party, then as a crusading radio newsman and, since 1981, as a political prisoner. Historian and activist Johanna Fernandez is editor of Writing on the Wall, […]

Radical Rant: Cannabigotry in Florida

BY RUSS BELVILLE Cannabigotry (n) – prejudice and discrimination against people who advocate for and consume cannabis. My friend, attorney Leland Berger, coined the term “cannabigotry” to describe the unfair treatment of people who use cannabis. Like homophobia, sexism, racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice, cannabigotry is really a reflection of fear and misunderstanding. […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“You don’t fight fire with fire. You fight fire with water. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We’re not gonna fight capitalism with Black capitalism. We’re gonna fight capitalism with socialism. Socialism is the people. If you’re afraid of socialism, you’re afraid of yourself.  – Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.

Angola Prison and the Shadow of Slavery

by  THOMAS BELLER Prisoners going to work, 2004. CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY CHANDRA MCCORMICK   A few years ago, I was on a panel at the Tennessee Williams Festival titled “Writing New Orleans: The Most Exotic place in America.” It was held in the largest room in the hotel where the annual literary festival is held, and […]

De Mau Mau

Black Vietnam veterans have been coming back from Vietnam angry and disillusioned with the American system. They were told they were fighting to safeguard freedoms in the United States — freedoms they, as Black people, don’t have. They know they were used: sent to fight Asian people, with a disproportionate number of Black soldiers in […]

The racist criminalization of Afrikan Amerikans

by  Abayomi Azikiwe When former President Bill Clinton spoke on April 7 in Philadelphia, protesters interrupted him, exposing Democrats’ role in the mass incarceration and state repression of oppressed peoples in the U.S. during the 1990s. He responded by trying to justify decades of criminalization of tens of millions of African Americans. Clinton’s mere suggestion […]

HOW DANGEROUZ IZ YOUR BLACKNEZZ?

WITH TWO MEN SENT TO DEATH ROW BASED ON RACIST TESTIMONY, TWO CASES HIGHLIGHT THE DEATH PENALTY’S FATAL FLAW by JAMIL SMITH Two black men sitting on death row in the South, Kenneth Fults and Duane Buck, recently turned to the Supreme Court for help. Fults, who had an intellectual disability, murdered 19-year-old Cathy Bounds during […]