Black Panthers

Kuwasi Balagoon - A Soldier’s Story: Revolutionary Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist

A collection of writings by and about Kuwasi Balagoon, a revolutionary anarchist and former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. This document was made available online by Library Machine Broke, and a revised and expanded version of the book can be bought from Kersplebedeb or PM Press.

Interview with Ashanti Alston, anarchist and former Black Panther Party/Black Liberation Army member

Ashanti Alston is a father, an anarchist, a prison abolitionist, and a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. He was a political prisoner for over a decade and continues to work with the Jericho Movement to free all political prisoners. Treyf Podcast talked with Ashanti about his life, his political work with the BPP & BLA, state repression, prison abolition, and his thoughts on the current political moment.

Black Panthers - Black Flag

An article from Black Flag #215 1998.

Real struggles never conform to a prepared agenda, and learning how to develop our ideas as part of what goes on around us, and in relation to movements that don’t conform to our expectations and ideals in every aspect, has to be part of engaging with how we’ve ended up here.

Queering the Panthers: Rhetorical adjacency and black/queer liberation politics

Lisa Corrigan's article charting the coterminous relationship between the black liberation movement and the gay liberation movement with special emphasis on the relationship between the Black Panther Party and the Gay Liberation Front.

Jalil Muntaqim tests positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized in New York

An update on Jalil Muntaqim, an elderly Black Liberation prisoner and former Black Panther who has been infected with Covid-19 in prison after the New York Attorney General deliberately blocked his court-ordered release on medical/humanitarian grounds. This story was first published by the San Francisco Bay View.

Overview: The Explosion of Deferred Dreams

Musician and historian Matt Callahan rehistoricizes the San Francisco music scene of the 1960s, reconnecting it to the working class and radical political legacies of the Bay Area.

At canaan's edge: America in the King years, 1965-68

At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy.

The “Terrorist” Label And The Criminalization of Revolutionary Black Movements in The USA

Former Black Liberation Army field secretary and 19 year political prisoner Dhoruba Bin-Wahad on the limitations of claims of 'innocence' for political prisoners.

Huey Newton introduces Revolutionary Intercommunalism, Boston College, November 18 1970

In 1970 Huey Newton gave a speech at Boston college outlining a new ideological direction for the Black Panther Party, Revolutionary Intercommunalism. Newton described his rejection of the idea of black people being an internal colony in the US, that class struggle rather than national liberation was the only route to a communist society (describing the failure of liberation movements in Africa as 'neo-colonialism'), concerns around automation and the working class, and the impossibility of a socialist state in the US (against the position of the Progressive Labor Party), although he still described Vietnam and China as partially liberated.