Cedric J. Robinson: The Making of a Black Radical Intellectual

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition by Cedric J. Robinson Capitalism, Marxism, and the Black Radical Tradition: An Interview with Cedric Robinson Just as Thucydides believed that historical consciousness of a people in crisis provided the possibility of more virtuous action, more informed and rational choices, so do I. –Cedric J. Robinson,…

Decolonizing the Commune

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Fanonian Practices and the Politics of Space in Postapartheid South Africa Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa has sought to structure itself as a confederation of self-managed and democratically organized communities in struggle. By Richard Pithouse Abahlali baseMjondolo is a movement largely based in shantytowns built on land occupations in and around the South…

The Survival of the Paris Commune

The Commune of 1871 was never truly vanquished—its political imaginary lived on and is today being liberated and revived in a new cycle of struggles. By Kristin Ross ROAR: The Paris Commune has been studied and debated for almost a century and a half. How does your book add to our understanding of this world-historical…

Louise Michel and the Paris Commune of 1871

By Workers World March 17, 2016 Paris, March 18, 1871. The National Guard, the workers’ militia that was defending Paris from the besieging Prussian Army, rang the alarm at dawn. But it wasn’t the Prussians who were attacking. It was France’s regular army, following orders from the capitalist-monarchist Parliament sitting in the Parisian suburb of…

Nine Theses On Insurgency

The opening text from the first journal of Insurgencies by ISIW that discusses the need to abandon activism, which is defined by symbolism, conceptual terrains of engagement and a politics of complaint. Instead, it suggests a realignment towards insurgency, embracing material engagement with our enemies and focusing on strategy as opposed to abstract political theory….

Dr. Marimba Ani:Yurugu

Yurugu – Dr Marimba Ani Speaks with Listervelt Middleton on ‘For The People’ about her anthropological study into the past, present and future of the Europeanization of the planet and its effects. YURUGU – African Philosophy Playlist Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Concepts by Marimba Ani