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...

The revolutionary origins of Memorial Day and its political hijacking

A day celebrating Black liberation utilized for white supremacy This article was previously published on this website on May 26, 2012. What we now know as...

Who really freed the slaves?

150 years ago: first Black soldiers recruited into Civil War Exactly 150 years ago, on February 16, 1863, Boston, Mass. residents opened their newspapers to...

The revolutionary role of Black soldiers in the Civil War

A Black History Month tribute On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, it is obligatory to pay a special tribute to the Black soldiers...

Ch. 7) A legacy of U.S. racism: Disenfranchising Black voters

This article first appeared in the December 2004 issue of Socialism and Liberation, on the heels of the controversial last presidential election. It has...

Rebellion and the need for organization

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” In one sentence, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels captured the essential...