Lenin and the right of nations to self-determination

The formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1922 brought together more than 120 distinct peoples, each with...

Acquittal of Zimmerman smashes myth of a ’post-racial society’

The Trayvon Martin movement and the national question George Zimmerman’s acquittal has resulted in waves of mass outrage among Black people and all anti-racists. The...

Re-segregation, Black liberation and revolutionary unity

Fighting and defeating racist oppression 2014 is a significant year for civil rights anniversaries: The 60th for Brown v. Board of Education, and 50th for...

Harry Haywood’s contributions to the National Question and the fight for...

Harry Haywood was a long time member and leader of the Communist Party-USA and other communist organizations from the 1920s until his death in...

Civil rights and the U.S. revolution

The modern Civil Rights movement burst onto the scene with the year-long bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama that began Dec. 5, 1955. Nine years...

Is the United States one nation?

MOST people outside Chicago had never heard of Barack Obama before July 2004. Since his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, this young,...

What is national oppression?

Oppression and exploitation are basic features of capitalist society. Workers are paid wages while the capitalist owners make profits from the products created by...

Eradicating the scourge of racism from U.S. society

It will take a revolution In August 2006, an African American student in Jena, La., asked his school principal for permission to sit under what...

Oil, imperialism and national conflict in the Caucasus

The September 3 massacre of at least 360 children and adults in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia, in the Caucasus region of Russia, shocked the world and brought the conflict in the area into the public eye again.