Tag: Black Struggle

C.L.R. James: Imperialism in Africa

C.L.R. James had an extraordinary talent for focusing on a country — or in this case a continent — and extrapolating an analysis of the world economic system. While World War II raged in June 1941, James did just that with Africa. He demonstrated the hypocrisy of the “competing imperialisms” and showed the need for socialism in Africa. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.

A Warning to the People of the Colonies

The International African Service Bureau, an organization of Black people in Great Britain, issued this manifesto in late 1939. It called on all colonized peoples to unite against the imperialist bandits and struggle alongside British workers against the war. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.

C.L.R. James: Why Negroes Should Oppose the War

C.L.R. James wrote this pamphlet for the Socialist Workers Party in late 1939. World War II had just begun, and in the United States, Republicans, Democrats, and Stalinists were preparing to call on Black workers to support the war in the name of “democracy.” James, in contrast, called on Black workers to struggle against imperialism. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.

George Breitman: When Anti-Negro Prejudice Began

George Breitman wrote this essay in 1954 for Fourth International, the theoretical magazine of the Socialist Workers Party. While some people claim that racism has always existed, going back to the ancient Egyptians or the ancient Greeks, Breitman shows that anti-Black racism is a product of capitalism. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.

South Side Chicago Uprising Confronts Police Violence and Economic Repression

A social explosion has erupted in Chicago after police shot and injured 20 year old Latrell Allen in the city’s South Side. Over a hundred protesters have been arrested, while the cops sustained injuries of their own. In racist U.S.A., systemic, racist injustice continues to spawn upheaval.

C.L.R. James: Imperialism in Africa

C.L.R. James had an extraordinary talent for focusing on a country — or in this case a continent — and extrapolating an analysis of the world economic system. While World War II raged in June 1941, James did just that with Africa. He demonstrated the hypocrisy of the “competing imperialisms” and showed the need for socialism in Africa. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.

A Warning to the People of the Colonies

The International African Service Bureau, an organization of Black people in Great Britain, issued this manifesto in late 1939. It called on all colonized peoples to unite against the imperialist bandits and struggle alongside British workers against the war. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.

C.L.R. James: Why Negroes Should Oppose the War

C.L.R. James wrote this pamphlet for the Socialist Workers Party in late 1939. World War II had just begun, and in the United States, Republicans, Democrats, and Stalinists were preparing to call on Black workers to support the war in the name of “democracy.” James, in contrast, called on Black workers to struggle against imperialism. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.

George Breitman: When Anti-Negro Prejudice Began

George Breitman wrote this essay in 1954 for Fourth International, the theoretical magazine of the Socialist Workers Party. While some people claim that racism has always existed, going back to the ancient Egyptians or the ancient Greeks, Breitman shows that anti-Black racism is a product of capitalism. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.

South Side Chicago Uprising Confronts Police Violence and Economic Repression

A social explosion has erupted in Chicago after police shot and injured 20 year old Latrell Allen in the city’s South Side. Over a hundred protesters have been arrested, while the cops sustained injuries of their own. In racist U.S.A., systemic, racist injustice continues to spawn upheaval.