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Walter Rodney: A people’s professor

Walter Rodney: A people’s professor

Introduction In a recent book on the ongoing relevance of Walter Rodney’s work, Karim F. Hirji notes that, “as with scores of progressive intellectuals and activists of the past, the prevailing ideology functions to relegate Rodney into the deepest, almost...

Study, fast, train, fight: The roots of Black August

Study, fast, train, fight: The roots of Black August

Editor's note: This article was initially published on Liberation School in 2019.   In August 1619, enslaved Africans touched foot in the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States for the first time. The centuries since have seen the...

The U.S. state and the U.S. revolution

The U.S. state and the U.S. revolution

It is no exaggeration to say that the principal disputes between activists, organizations and political trends in U.S. social movements have hinged on different understandings of, and attitudes toward, the state. What distinguishes a revolutionary communist...

Assata Shakur: The making of a revolutionary woman

Assata Shakur: The making of a revolutionary woman

In commemorating Black August, we commemorate the struggle of those who have fought before us and faced violent repercussions from the state. We uplift the revolutionary history of the Black working class and its fundamental position in forging and leading the...