By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor In a posthumously published essay, Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out that the “black revolution” had gone beyond the “rights of Negroes.” The struggle, he said, is “forcing America to face all of its interrelated flaws—racism, poverty, militarism and materialism. It is exposing the evils that are rooted deeply in the … More MLK’s Radical Anti-Capitalism
Angela Davis delivered the annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture at the Nicos Poulantzas Institute in Athens. In the talk, Davis recounts the historical background to the development of the anti-racist, Marxist feminisms she calls “abolition feminism,” and unpacks some of their political and intellectual implications.
By Joel Geier, Of the hundreds of radical pamphlets published in the 1960s, Hal Draper’s Two Souls of Socialism1 has had perhaps the longest-lasting impact. Appearing at a time when various forms of top-down versions of socialism—social democracy, Stalinism, and Maoism—were in vogue, its emphasis on workers’ self-emancipation set it clearly apart. Moreover, Draper did … More Hal Draper’s contribution to revolutionary Marxism
By Leo Panitch, A fresh and compelling new account of the Russian Revolution to mark its centenary concludes by paying tribute to the Bolsheviks for acting as history’s switchmen, a term derived from the small booths that dotted the railway tracks across the Russian empire, where local revolutionaries had long gathered for clandestine meetings. … More The Revolution Party
In Rome on December 17, the first national meeting of Potere al Popolo (Power to the People), a new grass-roots left-wing movement aiming at running for the next general elections in March. But the new group also aims at giving new lifeblood and a new perspective to Italy’s radical left. The meeting, attended by thousands … More Potere al Popolo: In Italy, a new left-wing movement is born
As signatories to the Peace Petition of 11 January 2016, we have experienced continuous repression since we called for peace in Turkey in our declaration titled “We Will Not Be A Party To This Crime.” So far, more than 500 of our colleagues have been separated from their universities and their students through dismissals, firing, … More Call for Solidarity Actions for Academics for Peace from Turkey
Edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. From Haymarket Books: The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of … More New Book: How We Get Free – Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective