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.
Speaker: Diane Abbott MP
Introduction: Ken Livingstone
Chair: Kate Hudson
7pm Thursday 5 March, at Conway Hall
By Neil Keenan
In the closing weeks of 2014 the US saw the beginnings of a nationwide movement against police repression of the black communities. A series of local struggles in the United States against a number of high profile cases of cop killings of black youths and men exploded into a national black struggle on a level not seen since the civil rights movement.