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Albert Woodfox, Gary Tyler
Finkel, David
Albert Woodfox, Gary Tyler - two examples among many of what the racist and bureaucratic "carceral state" in America is about.
The Anatomy of A Rebellion: Against The Current vol. 84
Ortiz, Paul
The first time I traveled to Los Angeles with a comrade of mine in the labor movement, I had one of those sharp educational experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom.
Assata: An Autobiography
Shakur, Assata
On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur, aka Joanne Chesimard, lay in the hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed while local, state and federal police attempted to question her about the ...
Behind the Dirty Cleansing of New Orleans: Against The Current vol. 132
Tribich, Chloe
Commentaries on the viciousness of Congressman Richard Baker’s (R-LA) oft-cited comment that “we couldn’t get rid of public housing, but God did” often miss the fact that it is, in many ways, an accur...
Black History and the Class Struggle
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles include: "A Life in the Black Panther Party — We Want Freedom — A Review of a Book by Mumia Abu-Jamal," "How the Liberals and Reformists Derailed the Struggle for Integration — For Black Libe...
The Black Panthers Reconsidered
Farber, Samuel
To understand the Black Panther Party, we must place it in the context of the exhaustion of the Civil Rights movement by the mid-to-late sixties.
The Black Panthers: Movie Review
Clancy, M.J.
With its powerful archival footage and interviews with former Black Panther Party members, Stanley Nelson’s documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution reopens a chapter of black histor...
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom: Part Two: Marxism vs. the Myth of "White Skin Privilege"
The victory of the socialist revolution in this country will be achieved through the united struggle of black and white workers.
Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom: Part One: The Roots of Black Oppression
The purpose of this talk is to motivate a Marxist materialist program for the fight for black freedom as opposed to the idealism embodied in both black nationalism and guilty white liberalism, includi...
Herman's House
Bhalla, Angad Singh
'What kind of house does a man who has been imprisoned in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?' This film captures the remarkable creative journey and friendship of Herman Wallace,...
In Memoriam: Bobby Lee, Black Panther
Thurman, Hy
Hy Thurman remembers Bobby Lee.
"Intersectionality" in Real Life: Against The Current vol. 133
Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David
Interview with Loretta Ross. Loretta Ross is National Coordinator of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, a network of 80 organizations.
The Making of Jericho Road: Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
May Day & SDS & SNCC Jubilee
Linebaugh, Peter
Class consciousness is the knowledge that emancipation is ours. Class struggle is the fight for it, the fight to be a class, and then the fight to abolish the class system. It is not economistic; it...
The Movement Has a History
Abdullah, Melina
I was born in the '70s in East Oakland. All of our parents are Panthers, or Black Power organizers, or organizers. We come out politicized.
Our Generation: Volume 7 Number 1
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Our Generation: Volume 7 Number 2
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Rise and Fall of the Black Panther Party: A Revolutionary Marxist Analysis
Alexander, Donald
A talk recounting the beginnings and tragic end of the Black Panther Power, a radical black power movement and political organization.
Rising Up Against Police Violence, From the Black Panthers to #BlackLivesMatter
Thompson, Juan
I turned away more than once while watching Stanley Nelson's documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. I averted my eyes from the screen when FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's nefarious...
Sale, Kirkpatrick
The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutio...
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
The Socialism of the Black Panthers: A new documentary on the Black Panther Party overlooks the group's socialist core.
Greene, Robert
An analysis on the documentary on the Black Panther Party, "Up From Liberalism".
UC Berkeley Library Social Activism Sound Recording Project: The Black Panther Party
The UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording Project is a partnership between the UC Berkeley Library, the Pacifica Foundation, and other private and institutional sources. The intent of the projec...
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Underground Times
Verzuh, Ron
The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
Women in the Black Panther Party
Yellessety, Leela
While much that has been written about the Black Panther Party (BPP) is focused on the role of certain prominent male leaders, lesser known is that during peak membership women made up nearly two-thir...
"You Can't Kill a Revolution": Book Review of Bloom and Martin's "Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party"
A book review of Bloom and Martin's "Black Against Empire" and a look at the interpersonal relationships between the members of the Black Panther Party that allowed the group to gain support.

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How the FBI Tried to Destroy the Black Panthers
Blumenthal, Sid
A brief history of the FBI's COINTELPRO, a counter intelligence program against the New Left and militant black organizations, specifically its covert operation to bring down the Black Panther Party, ...
(Why) Did the Sixties Fail?
Hayley, Ron
A brief examination of the social movements of the 1906s, and the underlying contradictions which led them to be unsuccessful.