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Black Sansculottes and Ambitious Marionettes: Cedric J. Robinson, CLR James and the Critique of Political Leadership - Alberto Toscano

Toussaint Louverture.

Leadership can serve as a privileged prism to revisit, in this theoretical homage to the work of Cedric J. Robinson, his own encounter with C.L.R. James’s work.

Why Moors help Franco

Spanish Moroccan troops in 1936

A short article by George Padmore discussing the use of Moroccan troops by Francoist forces in the Spanish Civil War, after the Popular Front government had decided to maintain colonial rule.

Interview With a British Black Panther: Neil Kenlock

An interview with Neil Kenlock, a member of the British Black Panthers and the groups main photographer. A sample of his photography is here.The interview by Vice was prompted by a gallery showing of his work in 2013.

1944-52: Solomon Islanders Establish Autonomus Village Movement

In response to oppression by the British Empire the indigenous islanders turned to a Movement establishing autonomous villages outside the colonial economy.

1959: Fiji Oil Workers Strike

The strike of 1959 was the first time a multi ethnic workforce struck together, and the response was martial law from the government and betrayal by tribal elders.

Black Reconstruction in America: W.E.B. Du Bois

Black Reconstruction in America:

W.E.B. Du Bois's massive essay about the Reconstruction period in the aftermath of the US Civil War. Du Bois argues that the period represented an potential revolutionary moment in which the southern black population played an active and crucial role.

1969-70: Crystal City Chicano Students Strike

In 1969 Mexican American students at Cristal City high school were subject to systematic discrimination by the school board. In response the students protested and staged a mass walkout with the support of other Mexican American groups.

The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk

A classic text on race in America from 1903.

Negroes and the Crisis of Capitalism in the U.S. - W.E.B. Du Bois

An article on the state of the domestic US economy and the beginning of moving manufacturing to the South. Mainly focuses on the issues facing the black workers. It's conclusion contains some unqualified praise of the Soviet Union and the Peoples Republic of China.

The Hosts of Black Labor: W.E.B. Du Bois

Group of Florida migrants on their way to Cranberry, New Jersey, to pick

The possibility of higher wages and less racially motivated violence attracted many thousands of Black Americans to Northern states in the 1920's. W.E.B. Du Bois looks at the economic causes and effects of this migration.