American Party of Labor on John Brown

Taken from the A.P.L. Facebook page. On the morning of December 2nd, 1859, abolitionist fighter John Brown was hanged. One of the leaders of the left-wing abolitionist movement and participant in the Underground Railroad, Brown came to realize that the institution of slavery could not be ended by peaceful means, and that such oppression hadContinue reading “American Party of Labor on John Brown”

Platform of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

 l. Conventional War Is the War of the Bourgeoisie. Revolutionary War Is People’s War The Arab bourgeoisie has developed armies which are not prepared to sacrifice their own interests or to risk their privileges. Arab militarism has become an apparatus for oppressing revolutionary socialist movements within the Arab states, while at the same time itContinue reading “Platform of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine”

Grover Furr: Israeli Rule over Palestinians is Fascist

Originally published in The Montclarion, student newspaper at Montclair State College (now University), Thursday, May 5, 1988, p. 13. To the editor: Professor Edward Aronow’s letter of April 21 on Israeli treatment of Palestinians is so filled with error and distortion that one short response can only begin to correct it. Israeli rule over Palestinians isContinue reading “Grover Furr: Israeli Rule over Palestinians is Fascist”

Alex Callinicos on the Function of the Apartheid System

“The function of the apartheid system, consolidated by the Nationalist Party, which has been in power since 1948, is simple. The factories, mines, farms, offices and homes of white South Africans require a huge pool of cheap black labour in order to provide the settlers with their privileges and the multinationals operating in the countryContinue reading “Alex Callinicos on the Function of the Apartheid System”

Enver Hoxha on Africa

“Africa is a mosaic of peoples with an ancient culture. Each African people has its own culture, customs, way of life, which, with some variations, are at a very backward stage, for well-known reasons. The awakening of the bulk of these peoples has only recently begun. De jure, the African peoples, in general, have wonContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Africa”

John Reed on the Black Question In the United States

Reed: In America there live ten million Negroes who are concentrated mainly in the South. In recent years however many thousands of them have moved to the North. The Negroes in the North are employed in industry while in the South the majority are farm labourers or small farmers. The position of the Negroes is terrible,Continue reading “John Reed on the Black Question In the United States”

Thoughts on the George Zimmerman Verdict

“Only in America can a dead black boy go on trial for his own murder.”  ― Syreeta McFadden I am deeply saddened and enraged beyond words at the news that Zimmerman has been acquitted of all charges and has therefore gotten away with murder, or rather a lynching. I am far too upset to giveContinue reading “Thoughts on the George Zimmerman Verdict”

Remember Medger Evers

From Mississippi, Medgar Evers, born July 2, 1925 was assassinated on June 12, 1963. After returning from military service in World War II he became very active in the African American civil rights movement. In 1948 Evers enrolled at Alcorn College (a historically black college, now Alcorn State University) majoring in business administration. He alsoContinue reading “Remember Medger Evers”

1 Black Man Is Killed Every 28 Hours by Police or Vigilantes: America Is Perpetually at War with Its Own People

By Adam Hudson From the war on drugs to the war on terror, law enforcement’s battle against minorities serves as pacification. Police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes extrajudicially killed at least 313 African-Americans in 2012 according to a recent study. This means a black person was killed by a security officer every 28 hours. The report notes that it’s possible thatContinue reading “1 Black Man Is Killed Every 28 Hours by Police or Vigilantes: America Is Perpetually at War with Its Own People”

Obama to increase aid to Israel: $4 billion per year beginning 2017

Written by Justin Raimondo The President, on his trip to Israel, presented Netanyahu with a new ten-year aid “package” totaling some $40 billion – a $10 billion increase over the last such agreement. – Given the kind of society we have become – a country of whining spoiled brats who have been living above our means for years – everyContinue reading “Obama to increase aid to Israel: $4 billion per year beginning 2017”

America’s “Most Wanted” Terrorist: An Open Letter From Assata

My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living inContinue reading “America’s “Most Wanted” Terrorist: An Open Letter From Assata”

FBI adds 65-year-old Black Panther to Most Wanted Terrorists list

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that Joanne Chesimard has been added to its Most Wanted Terrorists list. Thursday’s bulletin gave Chesimard, a black nationalist, the dubious distinction of being the first woman to be placed on the list. Chesimard, better known as Assata Shakur, was a member of the Black Panther Party andContinue reading “FBI adds 65-year-old Black Panther to Most Wanted Terrorists list”

Revealed: Evidence Israel offered to sell apartheid South Africa nuclear weapons

Exclusive: Secret apartheid-era papers give first official evidence of Israeli nuclear weapons Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state’s possession of nuclear weapons. The “top secret” minutes of meetings between senior officials from the two countries in 1975 show that South Africa’s defence minister,Continue reading “Revealed: Evidence Israel offered to sell apartheid South Africa nuclear weapons”

Che on Imperialist “Freedom”

“Those who kill their own children and discriminate daily against them because of the color of their skin; those who let the murderers of blacks remain free, protecting them, and furthermore punishing the black population because they demand their legitimate rights as free men — how can those who do this consider themselves guardians ofContinue reading “Che on Imperialist “Freedom””

The dirty dozen: Israel’s racist ringleaders

Israelis chant “Sudanese Back To Sudan” during a right-wing demonstration against African refugees in south Tel Aviv, 30 May 2012. (Oren Ziv / ActiveStills) David Sheen Does Israel refuse to grant equal rights to Palestinian citizens of the state because it is based on an ideology of racism towards people who are not Jewish? Or does IsraelContinue reading “The dirty dozen: Israel’s racist ringleaders”