black power

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

This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed - Charles Cobb

Armed Black Panthers

Civil rights scholar Charles E. Cobb Jr. describes the vital role that armed self-defense played in the survival and liberation of black communities in America during the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s.

On the Suicide of a Revolutionary (For Bob Starobin)

Letter eulogizing radical scholar Bob Starobin, by author and photographer Julius Lester, mailed to me (paper copy) by my comrade Ellen from her personal archives. 6-page pdf.

Black Revolutionaries in the US: Communist Interventions, vol. 2

Second volume of the Communist Interventions series, collecting debates between Black revolutionaries in the US.

Black against empire: The history and politics of the Black Panther Party - Joshua Bloom

In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality.

Racial matters: the FBI's secret file on black America - Kenneth O'Reilly

Black Panthers in Philadelphia being arrested

A meticulously researched study into how the FBI attempted to disrupt and repress the civil rights movement in the US in the 1960s and 70s.

The Detroit riot, 1967

Rioters in a barricaded street, Detroit 1967

A short account of the Detroit anti-police rebellion, one of the biggest uprisings in American history, which ended with more than 40 dead, 7000 arrested and 2000 buildings destroyed.

The forgotten martyrs of Orangeburg - Monica Moorehead

Two of the black students killed by police

A short account of the police massacre of three black students demonstrating against a segregated bowling alley in South Carolina in 1968.

The British Black Panthers photo gallery

A collection of photos by Neil Kenlock of the British Black Panther party from 1968-1972.