Black August by Mumia Abu Jamal

August is a month to assess and build upon the legacy of Black people’s resistance to the armed repression of the U.S. state and its agents. The author, the nation’s best known political prisoner, wrote this article August 4, 1993. Mumia Abu Jamal “George Jackson was my hero. He set a standard for prisoners, political…

Black August 2004 by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Black August 2004 by Mumia Abu-Jamal on the Haiti Revolution Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Radio Broadcasts Recorded 07-18-04 Black August 2004 MP3 Among these large bodies, the little community of Haiti, anchored in the Caribbean Sea, has had her mission in the world, and a mission which the world had much need to learn. She has taught…

The Huey P. Newton Reader

The first comprehensive collection of writings by the Black Panther Party founder and revolutionary icon of the black liberation era, The Huey P. Newton Reader combines now-classic texts ranging in topic from the formation of the Black Panthers, African Americans and armed self-defense, Eldridge Cleaver’s controversial expulsion from the Party, FBI infiltration of civil rights…

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….