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If Nelson Mandela really had won, he wouldnt be seen as a universal hero | Slavoj Žižek | Comment is free | theguardian.com

In the last two decades of his life, Nelson Mandela was celebrated as a model of how to liberate a country from the colonial yoke without succumbing to the temptation of dictatorial power and anti-capitalist posturing. In short, Mandela was not Robert Mugabe, and South Africa remained a multiparty democracy with a free press and […]

No, Martin Luther King Jr. Was Not A Republican — But Heres What He Had To Say About Them | ThinkProgress

“Most people don’t talk about the fact that Martin Luther King was a Republican.” That’s a quote from Ada Fisher, a Republican National Committeewoman from North Carolina, that was published without qualification or correction this week by ABC News. Fisher is wrong on two fronts. First, many people talk about the “fact” that King was a […]

Einstein letter, on sale at Ebay, blamed Jewish terrorists for risking ‘catastrophe’ in Palestine

April 10,1948 Mr. Shepard Rifkin Exec.Director American Friends of the Fighters for the Freedom of Israel 149 Second Ave. New York 3,N.Y. Dear Sir: When a real and final catastrophe should befall us in Palestine the first responsible for it would be the British and the second responsible for it the Terrorist organizations build up […]

Confronting anti-black racism in the Arab world – Al Jazeera English

The Arab slave trade is a fact of history, and anti-black racism in the region is something that must be addressed. In response to an essay I wrote recently regarding the essential blackness of the Palestinian struggle, I received this reaction, among others: What about Arab anti-black racism? Or the Arab slave trade? The Arab […]

Oppose Racial Discrimmination By US Imperialism

The speedy development of the struggle of the American Negroes is a manifestation of the constant sharpening of class struggle and national struggle within the United States; it has been causing increasingly grave anxiety to the U.S. ruling clique. The Kennedy Administration has resorted to cunning two-faced tactics. On the one hand, it continues to […]

From Slavery to Mass Incarceration, the Role of Prisons in American Society | Black Agenda Report

by Loïc Wacquant   Originally published, with extensive footnotes and additional material in New Left Review, January-February 2002. Not one but several ‘peculiar institutions’ have successively operated to define, confine, and control African-Americans in the history of the United States. The first is chattel slavery,  the pivot of the plantation economy. The second is the […]

Report given at the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies November 21, 2010

Assessing Leon Trotsky seventy years after his assassination By David North 23 November 2010 The subject of this panel is a man who remains, even 70 years after his assassination by a Stalinist agent, a relentlessly contemporary figure. Trotsky wa…