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Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin

Drugs and Guns – Black Flag

Article on drug related violence in North West London and the Nation of Islam’s community based response. From Black Flag #218 1999.

Copwatching in Chattanooga - Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Article from Black Flag #214 1998.

Martin Sostre: Prison Revolutionary

A short biography of Martin Sostre, a revolutionary anarchist influential in the 1960s-70s prison movement. First published on Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin's facebook page and then republished by Black Rose Anarchist Federation. This is the introduction to a forthcoming zine to be published by South Chicago ABC Zine Distro.

Race Traitor #3

3rd issue of Race Traitor, Spring 1994.

The Progressive Plantation: racism inside white radical social change groups

book cover

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

Black bus workers fight "plantation" conditions - Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin

An article by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin about discrimination in the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker #1589 (March 1996)

Speaking of anarchism, racism and black liberation - Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin

Originally titled “Anarchism and Racism,” this editorial was written in the early 1990s around the creation of a new publication focused on Black autonomist politics.

Back from hell: Black power and treason to whiteness inside prison walls

Prison cell

A personal account by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin of a cross-race alliance of prisoners against conditions at a federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana in the early 1970s.

Refusing the syndicalist v. primitivist debate

Ex-Black Panther and ex-political prisoner Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin on being a Black Autonomist, and uninterested in the syndicalist v. primitivist debate.

The need for a black labour federation

Protest against unemployment in black communities.

Ex-Black Panther and ex-political prisoner Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin writes in his Anarchism and the Black Revolution about the need for a Black Labor Federation.