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 […]

German Solidarity Address for the May 13, 2015 MOVE Commemoration

  At this 30th anniversary of the MOVE massacre in Philadelphia, we here in Germany feel very close to you even despite the physical divide of more than 4,000 miles.   The daily incidents of brutal police violence against African Americans but also poor white folk in recent months have shocked millions of people in Europe […]

New Poem by Jalil Muntaqim

Elephants vs. Tigers Made in 400 years of racist suppression, now only 150 years of Black decompression, a mental time machine envisioning a future after this seemingly endless war. I emerge from the black-hole of white supremacy in a quantum leap, Dark Matter compressd into an atomic fusion of ancestral revolutionary determination. Black Lives Matter! […]

Consumed in Flamez: A Genealogy of Afrikan-Amerikan Avengerz

Darryl Barthe  This is a modified version of a presentation made to the British Association of American Studies on Saturday, 15 November 2014 A 2013 report published by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement called “Every 28 Hours” details 313 individual instances of black men and women killed in 2012 by police, private security guards or […]

Imperialism’z Policy of Mass Murder and the Black Panther Party’z (BPP) Analysis of Survival

  The Black Panther Party was concerned with community development and sustenance as well as self-defense – a legacy that should be explored by today’s activists. “Community programs, independent of the non-profit industrial complex and armed with political education, must be a critical component of the left’s strategy toward the ultimate goal of a new […]

BK/NY – Tuesday, April 14 – Letter-writing to Seth Hayes and Abdul Majid

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free In the announcements for our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners, NYC ABC typically […]

Being Black in America Means Being a Target

Shoot Me by LINDA CHAVERS What is has always been. In America, black people have always been targeted, stalked, terrorised, tortured, murdered. Sometimes what I need people to understand is that this is normal. What is not normal is how you’re finding out about it. Reading these words on your computer screen about such a thing is not […]

Jim Crow San Francisco

by Peter Santina As a deputy public defender in San Francisco, I am not shocked at the revelation there is a white-power network within the Police Department. “All n—–s must f—– hang,” one veteran SFPD officer texted former Sgt. Ian Furminger, who has been convicted and sentenced to prison for violating civil rights and stealing […]

The criminality of solitary confinement

by Steve Martinot Introduction In this series of articles, we have traced the various mechanisms whereby the prison procedures of “gang validation” are used to deny the civil rights, the human rights and even the humanity of the prisoners. These procedures mark the criminality of the prison administration. We have been considering the case of […]

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 […]