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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.

The Imprisoned Black Radical Intellectual Tradition - Russell Maroon Shoatz

A short article by anti-authoritarian Black Power prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz, first published by In The Belly: An Abolitionist Journal and then republished by Abolition Media Worldwide.

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.

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.

Martin Sostre: Prison Revolutionary

A short biography of Martin Sostre, a revolutionary anarchist influential in the 1960s-70s prison movement. First published on Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin's facebook page and then republished by Black Rose Anarchist Federation. This is the introduction to a forthcoming zine to be published by South Chicago ABC Zine Distro.

The 'Polynesian Panthers' and 'The Black Power' Gang: Surviving racism and colonialism in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Nich Shilliam's academic analysis of white supremacy, black power and the historical activities of both the 'Polynesian Panthers' and 'The Black Power' Gang in New Zealand.

Black liberation organisations in Britain: the 1970s and 1980s

Overview of the array of black liberation organisations active in Britain during the 1970s and 1980s, which included a range of workplace, community and black women's groups as well as bookshops, newspapers, advice centres, supplementary schools and hostels for black unemployed and homeless.

E12: The League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit

League of Revolutionary Black Workers.

Episode about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit in the late 60s/early 70s, in conversation with Herb Boyd, author of Black Detroit and former member of the group, and Dan Georgakas, author of Detroit I Do Mind Dying.

Challenging global capitalism: labor migration, radical struggle, and urban change in Detroit and Turin - Nicola Pizzolato

Book by Nicola Pizzolato on workers' struggles in Detroit and Turin, both sites of significant political and social upheaval. This comparative and transnational study examines the political and theoretical developments that emerged in these two "motor cities" among activist workers and political militants during these decades, and the connections that developed between workers in Detroit and Turin.