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Have Black lives ever mattered?

Have Black lives ever mattered?

Mumia Abu-Jamal's book, Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? addresses the long history of racist police and state repression. It offers contemporary organizers crucial historical insights and lessons, as well as advice, on organizing to stop the war on Black America...

Reading Kelley’s “Hammer and hoe” as organizers today

Reading Kelley’s “Hammer and hoe” as organizers today

This article accompanies Liberation School's new study guide for Robin D.G. Kelley's, Hammer and Hoe. As the re-popularization of socialism continues, the practical lessons today’s organizers can learn from the history of the communist movement in the U.S. become...

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. Exactly 400 years ago, 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...

Black struggle is class struggle: A 4-part PSL course

Black struggle is class struggle: A 4-part PSL course

This four-part digital course focuses on Black Revolutionary History in the United States and its central role in the development of U.S. society today.  Last summer, tens of millions of people took to the streets in an unprecedented revolt against racism and...

Why revolutionaries commemorate Juneteenth

Why revolutionaries commemorate Juneteenth

Editor's note: This article is based on a talk given by Telijah Patterson in Harlem on June 3rd, 2016, and was initially published on Liberation School shortly afterwards. Born into struggle I would first like to introduce myself and talk about where I come from. I am...

A Black Harlem communist speaks: Abner Berry 1-5

Editor’s Note: Liberation School continues our Black Communist History series with a transcription of an interview with Abner Berry. Berry edited the Harlem edition of The Daily Worker in the 1940s and 1950s. He was a founding member of Black Workers for Justice....

Black Bolsheviks and white lies

Black Bolsheviks and white lies

A lot of nonsense has been written about the role of Putin’s Russia in subverting “our democracy.” As though our democracy had been functioning perfectly (even reasonably) well, until these shadowy Russian forces purchased a few Facebook ads that sent us all into the...