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An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis - James Baldwin

A letter written by James Baldwin in 1970, responding to the arrest of Angela Davis.

Capitalism is a Class-Divided, Racist, Sexist Horror Without End

A comment on recent events from a CWO sympathiser.

The struggle of Asian workers in Britain - Race Today

Pamphlet published in 1983 by the Race Today Collective containing three articles and sets of interviews on the struggles of Asian workers in the UK.

British Black Power: the anti-imperialism of political blackness and the problem of nativist socialism

An article by John Narayan on the history and legacy of the British Black Power movement against racism and imperialism.

Racist Murder In America And The Bifurcation Of The Modern World System

Analysis of racism as a division of labor upholding the capitalist world system and recent uprisings against police brutality as evidence of that world system's terminal crises.

Losing Kathy: Slow Violence and Social Service Work in New York City

An essay written in 2018 and updated in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York and prior to the June 2020 uprisings. Explores the death of a woman named 'Kathy' through the eyes of a frontline social worker. Originally published on the website of Hard Crackers.

Race, class and the state: the black experience in Britain

A. Sivanandan on the political economy of post-WW2 immigration and state control in Britain.

Poverty is the new Black - A.Sivanandan

A. Sivanandan pictured second from left at a meeting of Race Today

Ambalavaner Sivanandan on the history of racism in Britain and its roots in slavery, colonialism and capitalism taken from the Institute of Race Relations journal, Race & Class (1st October, 2001) of which Sivanandan was director from 1973 until 2013.