On Police Abolition: Decolonization Is the Only Way

Cameron Crowder Introduction The United States is a project of both anti-Blackness and racial-colonial power. From the founding of this white supremacist settler-colonial state, Black people have endured 250 years of slavery, ninety years of Jim Crow, sixty years of “separate but equal” legal doctrine, and thirty-five years of explicitly anti-Black housing laws among other…

The Black Struggle and the Future of Humankind

Philippe Gendrault Exploited within the belly of the beast, the struggle for Black emancipation cannot avoid its global ramifications when it comes to ending the hegemon’s domestic violence and global destructiveness. “The rise of English manufacturing and capitalism was indeed promoted from cotton fields the world over but eventually from American plantations.” What of Black…

Pan-Africanism and the Pitfalls of National Citizenship

The Black Agenda Review The Review interrogates the thought of academic and activist Layla Brown-Vincent, who says she was “reared and steeped in Pan-Africanist thought and organization” from birth. For the second post in the Black Citizenship Forum we feature an interview with cultural anthropologist Dr. Layla Brown-Vincent. Brown-Vincent teaches Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston….

Shapers of Slavery: The Plan

Winter Oak “What we are watching is a change in control and an engineering of new control systems. So think of this as a coup d’état”. So says Catherine Austin Fitts in an excellent recent video interview about what lies behind the Covid-19 agenda. It was removed by YouTube after 2.7 million views but at…

They Want Us Dead: US Education is a Practice of Inherent Violence

Carrie MorrisFrom origins of exploited free labor from enslaved Africans to the eery connection between profit over people and corporate greed, the US education system is a white supremacist technology, tool, and weapon that interconnects and maintains a tradition to colonial orders of the status quo. The violence of the U.S. education system has operated…

Concerning Anti-Imperialist Thought (Part II)

Alejo Brignole Tens of thousands of men, women and children shot, starved, and tortured to death by German troops as they put down rebellious tribes in what is now Namibia. The problem that colonialism and imperialist hegemonies constitute for culture and human social development is fundamental to the historical analysis of any era. Under this…

The Long Shadow of Racial Fascism

Alberto Toscano Recent debates have centered on whether it’s appropriate to compare Trump to European fascists. But radical Black thinkers have long argued that racial slavery created its own unique form of American fascism. In the wake of the 2016 election, public intellectuals latched onto the new administration’s organic and ideological links with the alt-…

Racism, Capitalism: Are Reparations Impossible?

Mireille Fanon Mendès France In December 2014, the UN General Assembly proclaimed in its Resolution 68/237 the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). This Decade should have aimed at encouraging states to eradicate the social injustices produced by history and to combat racism and racial prejudice and discrimination that people of African descent…

Black Labor from Chattel Slavery to Wage Slavery

Sam Marcy Black August commemorates the Aug. 7, 1970, raid on the Marin County Courthouse led by young revolutionary Jonathan Jackson, and the Aug. 21, 1971, assassination of Black Panther prison organizer George Jackson at San Quentin Prison. Every year, revolutionaries use this month to uplift the Black liberation struggle, especially the cause of political prisoners. …