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.
Reactions to the Breonna Taylor murder, settlement and verdict all have one thing in common: Black people’s inability to protect their lives.
This is an important conference, addressing the key issues in the international struggle against racism. It is a valuable event for progressive people to build and participate in.
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.
By Martin Woodley
1 The lock step of socialist advance and black struggle
Marx identified the class struggle as the locomotive of history. Yet, the struggle between classes as defined by Marx is fundamental but it far from exhausts the types of conflict typical of the modern era. In particular, the struggle of black people for liberation is one of the primary metrics by which it is possible to characterise the twentieth century. How does this titanic struggle relate to the class struggle as defined by Marx, and how should communists understand and relate to the black movement and black consciousness?