The black movement at the forefront of the current struggles in the US has its roots in the most advanced working class leadership to have arisen within the imperialist states – the 10 books and videos below provide an introduction to that struggle for black liberation and the politics of its leaders.
The current economic crisis looks set to be significantly worse than in 2008. The effort to make workers and the poor pay for it will be commensurately more ferocious. Learning from the NEU and BLM is vital in the period ahead.
The anti-racist protests taking place around the world in response to the gruesome murder of George Floyd are protests against national oppression.
If black lives matter, the adulation of colonial oppressors must end.
In contrast, the Hong Kong protestors are nostalgic for the days of British rule.
This is not just a tragedy. It was a crime.
The President … challenged China on human rights. What about the human rights of George Floyd?
We are going to keep marching. We going to keep protesting.
What we are seeing today in microcosm is the rising up of the black struggle – objectively an anti-imperialist struggle – and a significant number of the American people coming over to its side.
The article reproduced here (first published in 2007) draws out the intimate connection between class struggle and the struggle for black rights.
International solidarity actions are a real source of moral support for those engaged in the US unfolding struggle.
The outcome of these events in the US will affect the entire situation in the world. Therefore it is vital to show solidarity with the people of the United States.