The Actuality of Revolution

Jodi Dean Revolution today names more a problem than it does a solution. We know that revolutions happen, but we have a hard time believing in revolution. We have a hard time believing in revolution because we are no longer confident that the revolutionary process leads in an emancipatory egalitarian direction. There are revolutions, but…

Poverty Criminalized in “Shackland” South Africa

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford 21 Jan 2019 Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, 5.2 million South Africans live in urban shack settlements that are unfit for human habitation, said anthropologist Kerry Chance, author of the new book “Living Politics in South Africa’s Shacklands.” The South African government, under “the…

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Remembering Martin King

Audio Download 1/19/19 Remembering Martin King (1:58) Mumia Abu-Jamal In the 20th century, few names, especially of Black people, ring louder than that of Martin Luther King. His life, his dedication to the civil rights movement and his martyrdom in April 1968 made him a global icon of social justice. Born in 1929, if he…

Black Power Blueprint: Reclaim the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

[Begins at 2:39] Reclaim the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.! MLK Day belongs to the African community! Join Black Power Blueprint LIVE! as we speak with African People’s Socialist Party Chairman Omali Yeshitela about how the government assassinated Martin Luther King because he fought for justice for black people. We will discuss the struggle…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Time to Break Silence

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence Rev. Martin Luther King Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice….

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford: “The Other America”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech at Stanford on April 14, 1967. This speech is known as “The other America”. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy and the Labor Movement The Assassination of Martin Luther King and the Suppression of the Anti-War and Peace Perspectives 10th Annual MLK Day Focuses on Labor…

2019: A Year of Revolutionary Rupture?

Yash Tandon Using the conceptual frameworks of “revolutionary rupture” and “contradictions”, as analytical tools to understanding the successes and failures of revolutionary movements in the world, the author argues that 2019 could be a year of “revolutionary rupture”. Introduction: On “revolutionary ruptures” and “contradictions” Understanding how the present came from the past is not just…

One Hundred Years Since the Murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

Peter Schwarz Today marks the centenary of one of the most horrific and consequential crimes in world history. In Berlin on 15 January, 1919, Freikorps soldiers of the Garde-Kavallerie-Schützen Division arrested Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, the two leaders of the German Communist Party (KPD), which had been founded just two weeks earlier. Soldiers transported…

Celebrating Rosa Luxemburg

Sally Campbell A remarkable figure amid a revolutionary ferment, Rosa Luxemburg lit the way for generations to come. Sally Campbell recalls her legacy, and we reprint Luxemburg’s final article, written the day before she died in January 1919. Rosa Luxemburg is, without a doubt, one of the most important revolutionaries to emerge from that tumultuous…

All African People’s Conference at 60

A-APRP Two 60th Anniversary Commemorations of the First All African People’s Conference December 5-13, 2018 The first All African People’s Conference (AAPC) commemoration December 5-8, organized by the University of Ghana Legon was an intellectual gathering bringing together intellectuals and activists to expound on the “Unfinished Business” of the First AAPC. The conference cosponsored by…