“Third Worldism,” the Workers World Party & the General Marxist Failure on Settler Colonialism

Ena͞emaehkiw Wākecānāpaew Kesīqnaeh Over the past several days a rupture has been brewing within the u.s.-based Marxist-Leninist/communist organization known as the Workers World Party. This has been the result of apparent conflict between the core organizational leadership and the membership of the Huntington, West Virginia branch of the Party. The dispute has apparently arisen due…

Pan-Africanism: The Real Afro-Futurism

A-APRP Members and others in Oakland, U.S. in front of mural of Huey Newton   Black Panthers and Africa “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.” Kwame Nkrumah “The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. It does not…

White Guilt and Third Worldism: An Infantile Disorder

Mond Like white-chauvinism, white-guilt is one of the twin blades of white supremacy. White guilt differs from white-chauvinism in a sense that it can be considered the polar opposite of its more forward and aggressive counterpart (although the two are not mutually exclusive and white-guilt often manifests itself in the most chauvinistic of ways). Some…

Fascism and Anti-Fascism: A Decolonial Perspective

Ena͞emaehkiw Wākecānāpaew Kesīqnaeh Truly, there are stains that it is beyond the power of man to wipe out and that can never be fully expiated. But let us speak about the colonized. I see clearly what colonization has destroyed: the wonderful Indian civilizations—and neither Deterding nor Royal Dutch nor Standard Oil will ever console me…

The Russian Revolution, Africa and the Diaspora

This article is part of Black Perspective’s  forum, “Black October,” on the Russian Revolution and the African Diaspora. W. E. B. Du Bois and Shirley Graham Du Bois viewing the May Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square, May 1, 1959. W. E. B. Du Bois Papers (MS 312). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst…

Black Bolsheviks and White Lies

Peta Lindsay A lot of nonsense has been written about the role of Putin’s Russia in subverting “our democracy.” As though our democracy had been functioning perfectly (even reasonably) well, until these shadowy Russian forces purchased a few Facebook ads that sent us all into the streets. It’s a laughable concept. I’m sorry, did Putin…