The Unity Imperative: Lessons for Building the Anti-Fascist Alliance

Joe Sims Members of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League proceed along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington during the Poor People’s Campaign’s Moral March, June 18, 2022. | Jose Luis Magana / AP The call for unity resonates across a wide swath of today’s democratic and social movements. Attend any demonstration and you’re likely…

Esther Cooper Jackson – Presente!

TIMOTHY V. JOHNSON James and Esther with their daughters Kathryn (left) and Harriet (right), circa 1960s. Family collection. Esther Jackson, 105: Life reflected the 20th century struggle for equality Esther Cooper Jackson was part of an “astonishingly excellent cohort of Black women of an earlier generation, including Claudia Jones; Shirley Graham; Louise Patterson; and Dorothy…

Why the People’s Republic of China Embraced Paul Robeson

Black King of Songs. His communism brought the great American singer Paul Robeson trouble in the US, but helped make him a hero in China Friends of Socialist China Editorial Comment: The below article by Gao Yunxiang (Professor of History at Toronto Metropolitan University in Canada and author of the critically acclaimed Arise, Africa! Roar, China!…

Nehanda Abiodun and the Legacy of Resistance to the Prison Industrial Complex

Abayomi Azikiwe African American revolutionary exemplified the movement to end national oppression and the criminalization of a people Black August Series No. 4 Since the early 1980s, the prison population in the United States has grown exponentially with African Americans, Latin Americans and other working class people making up the majority of those incarcerated in…

Assata Shakur, Black Liberation Struggles and the Cuban Revolution

Abayomi Azikiwe Cuban And Angolan Leaders Fidel Castro And Jose Eduardo Dos Santos Black August Series No. 3 As far back in history as the period of enslavement of African people in North America, resistance and rebellion has been met with retaliatory repression from the ruling interests. Freedom fighters such as Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vessey,…

Nationwide Campaign Seeks Compassionate Release for Dr. Mutulu Shakur

Abayomi Azikiwe Dr Mutulu Shakur Poster Demanding His Relase Black August Series No. 1 During the 1970s, amid a draconian counter-intelligence program (COINTELPRO) launched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against African American organizations throughout the United States, a cadre of activists in New York City sought to continue the Black Liberation Movement in…

Charles and Inez Barron’s Statement of Support for the Uhuru Movement

New York City council member Charles Barron and former New York state representative Inez Barron, recorded this statement, representing Operation P.O.W.E.R., in solidarity with the Uhuru Movement and the African People’s Socialist Party following the July 29th, 2022 FBI attacks. Chairman Omali Yeshitela Responds to the FBI Attacks on the African People’s Socialist Party FBI…

Two Years Since George Floyd’s Death, Has Anything Changed in the US?

Natalia Marques Protestors in the Bronx, NY (Photo via: the Party for Socialism and Liberation) The gains and setbacks in the movement for Black lives prove how racism is woven deeply into the fabric of capitalism and US society Police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020, shocking the consciousness of the entire…

New Afrikans Must Not Lose to Nazis

People’s ProgramsLast Saturday’s neo-nazi white supremacist mass shooting serves as a reminder of the war waged against the Black colony aka the oppressed New Afrikans (the New Afrikan Nation) and our need for organizations that are working to free the land from euro-amerikkkan control. Originally published on Medium. On Saturday, May 14th, 2022 in Buffalo,…

Three Steps to Black Liberation

 Matthew Thompson If history should be any teacher, it has taught us this: the state has no interest in serving the needs of the masses of Black people in this country, who are poor and working class. Billions of dollars for a war abroad (from which weapons manufacturers and their shareholders profit handsomely) yet we…

African Nationalism Is Not European Nationalism: Stop Projecting

Ahjamu Umi Everyday, everywhere on Earth, some European is coming into spaces with African people (or Indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere) to express their perspective that nationalism is a primitive form of human consciousness. Even most of these people who claim to support national liberation for colonized people still see any semblance of national…