Category Archives: Black National Liberation

St-Louis August 11

Justice for Mike Brown is Justice for All, Fuck the Police State!

  [Credit: Associated Press] Saturday, August 9th, 18-year old Michael Brown was shot dead by police after what they called a “struggle over the officer’s weapon”. Witnesses claim Brown was no threat to anyone and was simply walking in the road when officers told him to “get the fuck on the sidewalk”. Despite this he […]

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No Room for Patriotism in Capitalism-Imperialism-Colonialism

This article has been reposted here from the Southern California Young Communist League. Check out the original website. Every year people in the United States come together to celebrate the Fourth of July, this country’s independence from British rule, this country’s white men—and to a lesser extent white women—independence from British rule, this country’s occupying […]

comrade o May 12

Black Male Self Imprisonment, By Comrade Outlaw

Disclaimer: The following has been published with the expressed consent of our comrades from Supporting Prisoners and Acting for Radical Change (SPARC) and the original post can be found on their site here. Comrade Outlaw has been held prisoner since the age of 19. Despite the incredible injustice he has faced, Comrade Outlaw has continued […]

standupstruggleforward May 08

Pathology of Patriarchy: A Search for Clues at the Scene of the Crime

[The following has been reposted from Kersplebedeb and as always is for the purposes of discussion] “The great divide between humans and animals provided a standard by which to judge other people, both at home and elsewhere. If the essence of humanity was defined as consisting of a specific quality or set of qualities, such […]

index April 06

“The Lumpenproletariat and the Revolutionary Youth Movement” by B. Franklin

What follows is an influential piece from Bruce Franklin, first published in Red Papers 2, 1969, re-posted here for its historical and theoretical value. As always, Anti-Imperialism.com re-posts articles for the purpose of education and discussion and does not necessarily denote agreement with the piece in question. The first major Black rebellions since 1943 broke […]

racial-segregation-detroit1 January 01

Imperialism and the integration of oppressed nations: some comments

“White workers belong to a totally different world than that of Black workers, They are caught up in a totally different economic, political, and social reality, and on the basis of this distinct reality, the pigs of the power structure and treacherous labor leaders find it very easy to manipulate them with Babylonian racism, This […]

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Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

[Spoiler warning] 12 Years a Slave is an acclaimed film about the real-life story of Solomon Northup, a freeman living in upstate New York with his family, who in 1841 was abducted, sold into slavery, and put to work on a plantation in Louisiana. Aesthetically the film is well made. Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who plays […]

images October 29

Toward a Concrete Class Analysis of the United States

As Samir Amin aptly notes in his critique of Hardt and Negri’s Empire, in periods of unrest and confusion following the defeat of revolutionary movements, there is a tendency for theories to emerge which lend legitimacy to that unrest and confusion, and which actually portray the resulting opportunism as a viable form of struggle [1]. […]

emory_douglas_revolution October 11

On ‘the World Black Revolution’

**All of the references are taken from Professor Muhammad Ahmad’s work The World Black Revolution. The subsequent analysis regards only this specific work and should not be seen as a personal criticism of Professor Ahmad or any of his previous or thereafter works.  A few months ago I read a pamphlet that had been hosted on […]

kushmap July 26

MIMP: Lumumba Election Begs Question of Road to Dual Power in New Afrika

Chokwe Lumumba — lawyer, activist, Vice President of the Republic of New Afrika, and cofounder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) — was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi on 4 June 2013 with 87% of the votes. Accounting for 80% of the population, Jackson is the second Blackest city in the United $tates. Mississippi […]

Gramsci_1922 July 22

What is class hegemony?

Black Panther liberation school, a main instrument of counter-hegemony in African-American communities. Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement. This idea cannot be insisted upon too strongly at a time when the fashionable preaching of opportunism goes hand in hand with an infatuation for the narrowest forms of practical activity. – Vladimir Lenin, […]

th_PanAfricanismMedalion May 22

Red Salute for African Liberation Day

May 25th, this Saturday, is African Liberation Day. Events to mark the occasion are being held around the globe, including many in occupied North America. Building on the legacy of 20th century national liberation struggles, African Liberation Day seeks to advance the struggle against neo-colonialism and an imperialist system which continues to pillage Africa. A full account […]

malcolm_x_little May 19

On the Thinking, Legacy, and Example of Malcolm X

Being that today is Malcolm X’s birthday, I thought it was incumbent upon me to share these reflections. First and foremost, I think it’s necessary that I explain why I, as a “white man,” a euro-amerikan, feel such a profound reverence for Malcolm, someone who said to be a “black militant” and accused of being […]

rules-for-radicals February 06

Applying Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ Against First Worldism and Reformism

Saul Alinsky’s thinking was on the First Worldist and reformist end of nominal radicalism in the United States. His 1971 ‘Rules for Radicals’ was supposed to be a manual to organize against the evils of capitalism (and though never implied, from a privileged position atop a global division of labor). As such, his political stances are […]

THE CONTRIBUTION OF DR. KWAME NKRUMAH TO THE STRUGGLE AGAINST IMPERIALISM

This is a speech about Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Pan Africanist and anti-colonial leader of Ghana and major theorist on neocolonialism.  It is given by Jorge Risquet Valdes, a Central Committee member of the Communist Party of Cuba.  Here he illustrates main points of Nkrumah’s ideas and influence, and Cuba’s strong relationships to Africa displaying […]

Amilcar Cabral’s Theory of Class Suicide and Revolutionary Socialism

This following was written by Thomas Meisenhelder. As always, reposting here is for critical discussion and does not imply, agreement, endorsement, or affiliation. Cabral’s ‘The Weapon of Theory’ will be read and discussed as part of the National Liberation and Neo-Liberalism 101 course during the second semester (beginning in January) of People’s Liberation University. This is a most difficult time […]

RAM: The World Black Revolution (1966)

The World Black Revolution was the name of a 1966 pamphlet written by Max Stanford Jr. and published by the group he led, the Revolutionary Action Movement. The group counted Malcolm X as a close supporter and member and was heavily influenced by Robert. F. Williams, who had fled the United States and was in […]

A Critique of Rashid’s Black Liberation in the 21st Century

This article was originally posted at MIM-Prisons and is part of a continuing debate around the line and practice of the recently formed New Afrikan Black Panther Party- Prison Chapter. This is a response to an article titled “Black Liberation in the 21st Century: A Revolutionary Reassessment of Black Nationalism,” by the New Afrikan Black Panther Party […]

Book Review: “Steel Drivin’ Man: John Henry”

Bourgeois history is typified by its appreciation of particulars.   In turn it rejects larger narratives regarding fundamental social relations.  The effect of this is obscuring unflattering trends in the history of the capitalist world-system and particular dominant countries therein. Though highly accessible, Scott Reynolds Nelson’s Steel Drivin’ Man: John Henry: The Untold Story of an American Legend adds […]

Black August and Bloody September, Rise Up and Remember on September 9

Crown Prince of the Black Order Revolutionary Organization details the meaning and history of Black August and Bloody September and encourages conscious prisoners to rise up and participate in a work stoppage and demonstration on September 9th. MIM-Prisons originally published this article.  Salute comrade, today we stand on this crest of time as we reach through the recess of […]

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