Grover Furr: The Fallacies of Afrocentrism

A few days ago I posted an article I wrote back in ’91 when the college’s black student org. invited Leonard Jeffries to come to speak. In it I ran through, though very briefly (for space), some of the fallacies of Afrocentrism. Here is a little more about them, in no special order. Afrocentrism seriouslyContinue reading “Grover Furr: The Fallacies of Afrocentrism”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Civil War in the United States (1861–65) and the Reconstruction of the South

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). Civil War in the United States, 1861–65, and the Reconstruction of the South The Civil War in the United States was a natural result of the sharp worsening of antagonistic economic and political contradictions between the capitalist North and the slave-owning South. By the mid-1850’sContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Civil War in the United States (1861–65) and the Reconstruction of the South”

Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta (PCRV): Statement on the Popular Insurrection in Upper Volta, known as Burkina Faso

Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta (PCRV) November 1, 2014 Upper Volta, called Burkina Faso, is experiencing a revolutionary situation which led to a popular insurrection on Thursday, October 30, and ousted the autocrat Blaise Compaoré on Friday, October 31, 2014, despite his sordid maneuvers to maintain himself at the head of the neocolonial State atContinue reading “Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta (PCRV): Statement on the Popular Insurrection in Upper Volta, known as Burkina Faso”

Enver Hoxha on Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic “Socialism”

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the Alliance issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” January 1980 THE EVENTS WHICH ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE MOSLEM COUNTRIES MUST BE SEEN IN THE LIGHT OF DIALECTICAL AND HISTORICAL MATERIALISM The international situation is very tense at present. In many regions of the worldContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic “Socialism””

Joint Communiqué of the Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast and the Communist Party of Benin

On 23 February 2014, a meeting was held in Cotonou between the PCRCI [Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast] and the PCB [Communist Party of Benin] related to the events organised by the INIREF [International Institute of Research and Training]-Benin for the celebration of the International Day of the Mother Tongue and the peoplesContinue reading “Joint Communiqué of the Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast and the Communist Party of Benin”

Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia (PCOT): Popular Front (Political Draft)

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Tunisia For decades our people have suffered under a anti-popular and anti-patriotic despotic police regime. • Politically, by the individual power and domination of the Destour Party, through its different forms (the Neo-Destour, Destourian Socialist Party, the Constitutional and Democratic Concentration), over all forms of political life, byContinue reading “Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia (PCOT): Popular Front (Political Draft)”

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”

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”

Bill Bland: The Nation of Islam and the Moorish Science Organization

The ‘Nation of Islam’ arose indirectly out of an organisation called the ‘Moorish Science Organisation’, established in Newark, New Jersey, USA, in 1913, by one Timothy Drew, who had been born in North Carolina in 1886. Drew changed his name to ‘Noble Drew Ali’. (Clifton E. Marsh: ‘From Black Muslims to Muslims: The Resurrection, TransformationContinue reading “Bill Bland: The Nation of Islam and the Moorish Science Organization”

Challenging Capitalism and Patriarchy: An Interview with bell hooks

THIRD WORLD VIEWPOINT: You have written extensively on feminist issues and on racial oppression in America, and your analyses are always thoughtful and incisive but, in terms of being an intellectual in the elitist sense of the word, does it bother you that the masses of African American women and men may, perhaps, not getContinue reading “Challenging Capitalism and Patriarchy: An Interview with bell hooks”

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”

Chokwe Lumumba Elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi

Congratulations to Chokwe Lumumba! As a Southerner from the Deep South myself, let me say this is truly a groundbreaking event, and I welcome him winning the election. I hope he guards himself and remembers what happened to Medgar Evers, Marco McMillian, Emmett Till, Louis Allen, James Craig Anderson, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner,Continue reading “Chokwe Lumumba Elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi”

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”