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Homeplace (A Site of Resistance)

bell hooks

This essay, by bell hooks, was first published in 1990 in Yearning: Race, gender, and cultural politics. Boston, MA: South End Press. Chicago

The Re-Enchantment of Humanism: An Interview with Sylvia Wynter

Sylvia Wynter

Sylvia Wynter interviewed by David Scott. First published in Small Axe in 2000.

The Texas-Vermont-Maine nuclear dump: bringing environmental racism home

Article from 1998 on the dumping of nuclear waste from Vermont and Maine in Texas. The article details the involvement of Bernie Sanders in sponsoring the bill that led to the dump being authorized.

“No Humans Involved”: An Open Letter to my Colleagues

Sylvia Wynter

A letter by Sylvia Wynter written in response to the Los Angeles riots in 1992.

The German coast uprising of 1811

A modern painting of the 1811 revolt

A short history of possibly the largest slave uprising in the United States, in Louisiana in 1811, written by Rhae Lynn Barnes.

Black Panthers at 50: Reflections on their legacy

Black Panther logo

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, founded in Oakland, California. I went to the Oakland Museum of California to see the exhibit "All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50" and it got me to reflect on how the Panthers and other movements of that era affected many radical projects that continued in their legacy.

Marx at the Margins

Marx at the Margins

Kevin Anderson, writing from a Marxist Humanist perspective, reexamines Marx's thinking about the world beyond Europe.

The First Globalisation and Transnational Labour Activism in Southern Africa: White Labourism, the IWW, and the ICU, 1904–1934

South African coal miners, 1920s.

Lucien van der Walt on transnational labour activism in Southern Africa in the first half of the twentieth century.

Black Consciousness 1977-1987: The dialectics of liberation in South Africa

AZAPO militants in the 80s

Article on the Black Consciousness movement by Nigel Gibson from 1988.

State of the Union: Marx and America’s Unfinished Revolution – Robin Blackburn

Robin Blackburn on the failure of post-Civil War attempts to extend egalitarian impulses across race lines and factory floors, amid the sharpening class struggles of the Gilded Age. From New Left Review #61, January-February 2010.