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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.

Negroes and Bolshevism - CLR James

From 7 April 1947 issue of Labor Action, newspaper of the Workers Party of the United States

Anti-Semitism and the Beirut Pogrom - Fredy Perlman

Drawing on his personal experiences and family history, Perlman dissects the disturbing irony in the use of the Holocaust as justification for Zionist state brutality.

Sex, race and class - Selma James

How capitalism and the Left have mystified the real relationships between these categories.

Anarchism and the Black Revolution - Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Written by ex-Black Panther turned anarchist Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, Anarchism and the Black Revolution is both an easy-to-read introduction to the fundamental principles of class struggle anarchism and an analysis of their relevance to the black liberation movement. Also contains a good section on why the author is an anarchist and why non-class struggle anarchists are useless.