black power

The Black Panthers in London, 1967-1972 - Anne-Marie Angelo

An in-depth look at the activities and ideology of the British Black Panther Movement in London, and the influence which the experiences of the American Black Panther Party had on them.

The 1975 Spaghetti House siege: making the rhetoric real - Jenny Bourne

A history of the Spaghetti House siege of 1975, when three armed black liberation activists intent on a small-scale robbery ended up holding nine waiters hostage for five days. The piece also looks at the life of Wesley Dick (Shujaa Moshesh), one of the ‘gunmen’ protagonists, and is interspersed with his poems on black politics, imprisonment and world events.

Young Patriots at the United Front Against Fascism Conference, 1969

Young Patriots Organisation

A speech by William "Preacherman" Fesperman at the 1969 anti-fascism conference held by the Black Panther Party in Oakland.

The Jackson State shootings, 1970

Jackson State women's dormitory window

A short account of the shooting of several black students and bystanders by police on the night of May 14/15, 1970.

Lessons in leftism: Pete Seeger and the black power movement

Roger Johnson and Pete Seeger singing "We shall overcome"

The rise of “black power” led Pete Seeger to realize he had become a towering figure in a movement he didn't fully understand. The way he dealt with criticisms of him and his friends holds lessons for today.

Black Panthers in London: who were they and why should they interest anarchists? - Carlus Hudson

The text of a talk given at the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh on 17/12/2016. The author (Carlus Hudson) would like to point out these are more notes/transcript for a talk rather than a properly written article.

Black representation after Ferguson – John Clegg

John Clegg, of the 'Endnotes' collective, examines the state of black politics in the US. Published in 'The Brooklyn Rail', May 3rd, 2016

The Black Voice

Cover of The Black Voice

Partial online archive of The Black Voice, the information arm of the United Black Workers, an organization of workers at the Ford Mahwah Assembly plant in New Jersey in the early 1970s.

The limits of anti-racism - Adolph Reed Jr.

The following article appeared in Left Business Observer #121, September 2009. Adolph Reed Jr. dissects 'anti-racism'. Unfortunately Reed deals only with liberal anti-racism and does so in order to defend social democracy rather than a liberatory politics.

The Progressive Plantation: racism inside white radical social change groups

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A short book discussing racism and anti-working class attitudes in radical groups, and how to fight it