Egyptian Jewry: why it declined - Ya'acoub Daoud Eskandarany

Bat Mitzvah in Alexandria, Egypt.

In order to illustrate the particular problematic of Middle Eastern Jewries, we shall try to give a short historical outline of the Jews who lived in Egypt for 2,000 years, held important positions in the civil service, were rarely exposed to racial persecution and spoke the language of the people. Their culture, customs and way of life were such that no problem of integration or participation in the revolutionary struggles of the Middle Eastern peoples ought to have arisen. Yet, in Egypt as elsewhere in the Mashreq, the Jewish population, with rare exceptions, has left the country. Why? We shall try to explain how this happened.

The Right of Self-Determination and the Negro in the United States of North Americas

Written by CLR James, this is from the Socialist Workers Party New York Convention Resolutions, 11 July 1939.

Revolutionary answer to the Negro Problem in the USA - CLR James

A speech by CLR James at a Socialist Workers Party (US) conference in 1948.

The historical development of the Negro in the United States - CLR James

Originally circulated as an internal memorandum of the Workers Party dated 20 December 1943. Submitted as a document to the 1944 convention of the Workers Party. First published as Negroes and the Revolution: Resolution of the Minority in New International, Volume XI No.1, January 1945, pp. 13–20. Republished in Scott McLemee (ed.), C.L.R. James on the “Negro Question”, Jackson (Miss.) 1996, pp. 63–89.