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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...

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...

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 police...

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...