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Caribbean women and the black community

Race Today Women on the collective struggles by Caribbean women in Britain. Published in April, 1975.

An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis - James Baldwin

A letter written by James Baldwin in 1970, responding to the arrest of Angela Davis.

What we lack - Race Today

Race Today Collective on the reformist turn of black politics in the 1980s.

The struggle of Asian workers in Britain - Race Today

Pamphlet published in 1983 by the Race Today Collective containing three articles and sets of interviews on the struggles of Asian workers in the UK.

British Black Power: the anti-imperialism of political blackness and the problem of nativist socialism

An article by John Narayan on the history and legacy of the British Black Power movement against racism and imperialism.

To Sir, With Love - E. R. Braithwaite (1959)

An excerpt from Guyanese-born novelist E. R. Braithwaite's 'To Sir, With Love' describing his disillusionment in the mother country.

Poverty is the new Black - A.Sivanandan

A. Sivanandan pictured second from left at a meeting of Race Today

Ambalavaner Sivanandan on the history of racism in Britain and its roots in slavery, colonialism and capitalism taken from the Institute of Race Relations journal, Race & Class (1st October, 2001) of which Sivanandan was director from 1973 until 2013.

Of Indiscriminate Attacks and Wild Reactions: An Anti-Civ Anarchist Engages with ITS and Atassa, their Defenders and Their false Critics

A critique of the "eco-extremist" trend and its defenders and publicists among the nihilist and post-left anarchist milieu. While many libertarian communists have significant differences with the author's politics, it is reproduced here as an important expose of how far some anarchists were willing to embrace a completely reactionary form of misanthropic and misogynistic politics. Taken from the archive at Anarchist Libraries.
Content note: this piece includes discussion of sexual violence.

Innocent on Death Row: An interview with Bomani Shakur/Keith LaMar

An interview with Lucasville Uprising prisoner Bomani Shakur/Keith LaMar, carried out by JR Valrey for Block Report Radio. This transcript was first published by the San Francisco Bay View.

Debunking the myth of "Irish slaves"

A photo of people who weren't Irish slaves

A detailed, seven part series of articles by Irish historian Liam Hogan systematically demolishing the white supremacist myth of there being Irish slaves in the Caribbean or Americas, and that these "slaves" were treated worse than enslaved Africans.