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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.

The Anti-Black and Anti-Semitic History of “Outside Agitators”: An Interview with Spencer Sunshine

With everyone from Trump, to media pundits, to fake “ANTIFA” accounts run by the far-Right, to state Governors repeating conspiracy theories and false information about “who is behind” the recent rebellion in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, we thought it would be a good time to discuss the history associated with the trope of the “outside agitator.” This interview was conducted by It's Going Down with Spencer Sunshine.

Malcolm X, Smethwick, and the influence of the African American freedom struggle on British race relations in the 1960s

An essay by Joe Street detailing Macolm X's trip to Smethwick, Birmingham in the 1960s and its impact.

Obi B. Egbuna, C. L. R. James and the birth of black power in Britain: Black radicalism in Britain 1967–72

R.E.R. Bunce's essay on the political direction black British radicalism took in the late 1960s. This transformation followed the visit of Stokely Carmichael whom the Labour Party deported.

“Britain is no longer white”: James Baldwin as a witness to Postcolonial Britain

An essay by Rob Waters on James Baldwin's time in and reflections on Britain.

Mumia Abu-Jamal on "outside agitators" and the meaning of Ferguson

A selection of writings by Mumia Abu-Jamal on the Ferguson uprising of August 2014 and the accusation that "outside agitators" were behind the unrest. This collection was first published by the San Francisco Bay View.

The Rebellion Explodes: Protests, Riots, and Clashes Grow in Response to the Murder of George Floyd

The country-wide rebellion that was kicked off by the police murder of George Floyd continues to grow, as across the US people hit the streets in solidarity. Mass demonstrations, freeway shut-downs, riots, looting, and clashes with law enforcement were widespread; as authorities rushed to call in the national guard. In many cities, large scale demonstrations that remained peaceful were also held. This round-up was originally published by It's Going Down.