Black Liberation

 

 

“Get up, Stand Up!” Peter Tosh: A revolutionary life

On September 11, 1987, unidentified assailants ambushed and assassinated the Rasta musician and revolutionary Peter Tosh in Kingston, Jamaica. The very poverty and violence Tosh dedicated his life to speaking out against ultimately claimed his ...

50 years since the Panthers formed, Capitalism + Drugs ...

“Trapped in a vicious cycle of ignorance, poverty, disease, sickness and death, and there seems no way out. There seems to be no way of escape. And because there seems to be no hope, no ...

The racist history of police militarization and mass incarceration

The following is adapted from Puryear’s book “Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America” (Liberation Books, 2013) In August 1971, a lawyer for big tobacco in Richmond, Va., sent a memorandum to an acquaintance ...

 

Newton Knight – abolitionist guerilla leader in Mississippi A hidden ...

Ever hear the name Newton Knight, or the First Alabama Calvary?  Not likely.  The capitalist media, books, movies & TV, has always promoted stories of “former Confederate soldiers” who loyally served the Confederacy, just loved ...

Why revolutionaries commemorate Juneteenth

Based on a talk given by Telijah Patterson in Harlem on June 3rd, 2016. Born into struggle I would first like to introduce myself and talk about where I come from. I am an educator ...

The real legacy of Christopher Columbus: slavery and genocide

The second Monday of October is Columbus Day, celebrated as a federal holiday in the U.S. since 1971. This day marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s 1492 landing in the Americas, his “discovery of the ...

 

The movement against racist police terror and the need for ...

Eugene Puryear of the Party for Socialism and Liberation spoke at a Black History Forum in San Francisco on Feb. 13.

No more illusions: Missouri cops talked peace, prepared war

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has just declared a State of Emergency. It includes the creation of a Unified Command of police forces and the activation of the National Guard to “ensure public safety” in the ...

From rage to rebellion — to revolution

This statement is being distributed in the streets of Ferguson and St. Louis. All the politicians are calling for calm and peace. Fighting back in the streets, they say, accomplishes nothing. They say the people ...

Enjoy Liberation School? Follow it and spread the word!