The issue of Black Liberation is under all circumstances of decisive importance because it concerns the overwhelming majority of humanity who are not of primarily European (‘white’) descent and because this almost entirely overlaps with the division between the small number of imperialist states and the great majority of humanity who live in states dominated by imperialism.
In this video leading Indian Marxist Vijay Prashad explains what the difference between socialist China and capitalist India really means for 2.8 billion people. It is a literal life and death issue.
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.
Whilst daily deaths and new coronavirus cases are rapidly rising across Latin America, Cuba has managed to reduce them down to very low numbers. Cuba’s socialist government has mobilised society to fight against the virus on the island and sent specialist health workers to other countries. Cuba is now in a position to gradually reduce its lockdown measures.
Why has the response to COVID-19 been so much more thorough and successful in China than in the capitalist West?
By Brian Williams
The analysis of Marxism concludes that the interests of humanity as a whole coincide with those of the working class – i.e. the advance of the working class takes forward the general interests of humanity, including all of its oppressed layers, while setbacks for the working class roll back the interests of humanity. This therefore determines the attitude to all political forces. Those who take forward the interests of the working class take humanity forward, those who set back the working class set back the general interests of humanity including its oppressed layers. Nothing more clearly illustrates this reality than the history of the 20th century, above all the victory and then defeat of the Russian revolution, and the events following this in the 21st century.