by Semaj and Tyler Zimmerman We’re reposting an essay written by a couple members of ¡ella pelea!, a group that organized against budget cuts, cuts to ethnic studies, and for open enrollment at UT-Austin from 2009-2011, on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. It fits in with the broader conversations happening now on the union
Ferruccio Gambino provides another way of thinking about the emergence and importance of a figure like Malcolm X. The transgression of a laborer: Malcolm X in the wilderness of America by Ferruccio Gambino What led a group of young black convicts in the late 1940s and early 1950s and particularly one of them, Malcolm X,
by BaoYunCheng In this following post, I argue for movement builders and revolutionaries to take seriously the task of organizing with low-income people of color in the ghetto—the unemployed, the homeless, the gang members. I hope to engage with two primary audiences: white anti-racist progressives and revolutionaries. In my first section, I criticize white anti-racists
Over a year ago Eminem released the song “Beautiful” along with a video that roots the song in the de-industrialization of Detroit. The history and political backdrop to the city been a source of cultural definition and hope for its people. The Great Rebellion of 1967 was a turning point in the city of Detroit.
by Will Student struggles are beginning across the country. There is no doubt that many of the issues which faced the 1960s generation of student militants will have to be dealt with in the current round of student struggles. For starters the university is till embedded in U.S. imperialism and capitalism. The university is still
by Will Afro-Asian solidarity is the basic idea that people from these backgrounds have struggled together against white supremacy and colonialism. This can be expanded to how both have influenced each other culturally in terms of music, food, and clothes. I have felt this takes on a particularly important dimension in the United States where
The following speech by Malcolm, Message to the Grassroots, was delivered on November 10, 1963, at the Northern Negro Grass Roots Leadership Conference. This conference was organized by Reverend Albert Cleage as a response to the Negro Summit Leadership Conference put on by the Detroit Council for Human Rights (DCHR), which Cleage, along with Rev. C.
The following are a few basic and rough notes on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. For the purposes of this post they are mainly based on “Dying from the Inside: The Decline of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers” by Ernie Allen, a key account of the organizational issues of the LRBW. These aren’t
-Will I only have two questions when reading the World Socialist Website article: What does this say about the objective situation for the radical/ revolutionary left? Where is the radical/ revolutionary left? TheWSWS websites writes: “In a scene reminiscent of the crowds of jobless workers who lined up for free soup during the Great Depression,