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WCH E1: The Grunwick strike, 1976

Grunwick strike

Interview with Amrit Wilson and Grunwick 40 about the iconic strike of East African Asian women in London in the 1970s.

Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class

Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class

A leftist history of unconventional resistance by 20th-century African-Americans to racial, class, and sexual oppression.

Being Human After 1492

Viccisitudes, Underwater - sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor

Essay first published in The Con, Johannesburg, in response to the election of Donald Trump.

Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

This history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora throughout the twentieth century begins with the premise that the catalyst for political engagement has never been misery, poverty, or oppression. People are drawn to social movement because of hope: their dreams of a new world radically different from the one they inherited.

The Real Resistance to Slavery in North America

A text by Russell Maroon Shoatz/s on historical resistance to slavery in North America. The attached PDF collects this essay together with "The Dragon and The Hydra" and an introduction looking at the relevance of Shoatz's thought to anarchists.

Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought

Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought

What does it mean to be a problem?' In the innovative essays of Existentia Africana, Lewis Gordon returns to the exploration both of W.E.B. Dubois' question, as well as of the emancipatory tradition of Black existential thought…It is an immense and profoundly original undertaking.
-- Sylvia Wynter

Political Struggle in the Teeth of Prison Reaction: From Virginia to Oregon

Kevin "Rashid" Johnson

An account by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson of his time in the Oregon prison system, and his efforts to build class solidarity across racial lines there. While libertarian communists have significant disagreements with Rashid's Maoist ideology, this article is reproduced as an important example of anti-racist class struggle in extremely challenging conditions. This piece originally appeared in Socialism & Democracy.

Containing the Crisis: A History of Mass Incarceration and Rebellion in the Rustbelt

A text from Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity. "To understand the 2016 Kinross Rebellion, and to build a stronger movement of resistance to state violence, we must look at the history of the rise of mass incarceration in the Rustbelt region and analyze the specific reasons for this growth of State control and repression."

Contribution from Advance the Struggle

A report by Advance the Struggle on the movement in Oakland's school system following the Ferguson Uprising, from Viewpoint Magazine's "Strategy After Ferguson" collection.