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  1. African-Americans and Black Oppressors
    Resource Type: Article
  2. Against the Current
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1986
    Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
  3. Albert Woodfox, Gary Tyler
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Albert Woodfox, Gary Tyler - two examples among many of what the racist and bureaucratic "carceral state" in America is about.
  4. Bernie Sanders and the New Class Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    An interview with Adolph Reed, a political scientist and Bernie Sanders supporter, who dicsusses assumptions about black voters, the legacy of the Sanders campaign, and the tasks ahead.
  5. Black Immigrants, 'Model' Minority? Plus: Don Imus
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    'Black' is a label which obscures more than it illuminates.
  6. The Black Infinity Complex
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    We're a group of UCLA grad students, and our vision of the Black Infinity Complex is inspired by the boundlessness and sustainability of Black creativity and imagination. It's a collective of organizers coming together as a liaison to create a united front of existing structures of grassroots organizations and community institutions, and organizers like you, or scholars.
  7. Booker's Place
    A Mississippi Story

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    In 1965, African-American waiter Booker Wright spoke out in a television documentary, outraging many white Southerners and resulting in his murder. Years later, the filmmaker's son returns to examine the repercussions of the interview on Wright's family and the community as a whole.
  8. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 5 - December 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  9. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 1 - February 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  10. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 4 - August 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  11. Class Notes
    Posing As Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Reed argues against the solipsistic approaches of cultural or identity politics, and in favour of class-based political interpretation and action. Class Notes moves on to tackle race relations, ethnic studies, family values, welfare reform, the so-called underclass, and black public intellectuals.
  12. Communist Organizing in the Jim Crow South
    What's Not in The Great Debaters

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The Great Debaters is a well-made movie. But in its paeans to dedication and debate, it downplays the real social struggle that was going on in the U.S. in the 1930s, including by black people in the South.
  13. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 3 - May 1979 - Immigration

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  14. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 3 - September 1980 - Racism/Racisme

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  15. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1987
  16. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  17. Could urban farming provide a much-needed oasis in the Tulsa food desert?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Oklahoma is one of the most food insecure states in the US, where families struggle to buy enough healthy food. Locals are trying to ease poverty with community farming, but face difficulty in a city with a complex racial history
  18. The Crisis of Color and Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Essays attacking racist sterotypes and cynical arguments which America's national leaders use to obscure both the roots of today's social problems and their solutions.
  19. Democracy for the Few
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and why? Who pays and in what ways. These are the central questions investigated in this book.
  20. The Economy of Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Ideas about what makes cities rich or poor, how cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies.
  21. Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights
    Resource Type: Book
  22. For true liberation, Black Lives Matter is not enough
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A movement that held true to a goal of liberation would challenge the fundamental assumptions of social, economic, and political organization under capitalism.
  23. From Ferguson to Baltimore
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Combined with racial profiling, combined with the practice of predatory profiling and predatory policing, police departments are using parking and traffic tickets as a revenue base to increase their budget. All these bring us to a place where police violence is rampant. The more contacts you have with the police, the more possibilities you have of being subject to a violent interaction.
  24. Martin and Jessie Glaberman Collection
    Papers, 1939-2001

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    The papers of the Marxist radicals Martin Glaberman and Jessie Glaberman, now housed at Wayne State University.
  25. Tim Hector
    A Caribbean Radical's Story

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    An account of the life of Antiguan activist Tim Hector.
  26. In a Time of Torment
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
  27. Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
    Great Cities of North America Since 1600

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the time of Benjamin Franklin (1760), New York in the mid nineteenth-century (1860), Chicago at the beginning of the Progressivist Civic Movements (1910), Los Angeles during the immediate Post-war boom (1950) and Toronto at the beginning of its own ascendancy in the 1970's. (1975).
  28. The Making of Jericho Road
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    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.
  29. Malcolm X Speaks
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
    A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
  30. Media and Minorities
    Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
  31. Monopoly Capital
    An essay on American economic and social order

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    An analysis of American capitalism.
  32. Moral Appeals Aren't Enough
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The wonderful thing about Black Lives Matter is that they're saying you cannot use moral suasion to win this. You've got to disrupt, and make sure that things don't work in order to make the demand for change.
  33. The Movement Has a History
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    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.
  34. The Murder of Walter Scott
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A video capturing the murder of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer, has gone virtal.
  35. Our Movement Is Global
    an interview with Alice Ragland

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Against the Current interviewed Alice Ragland, who has been central to organizing Black youth in Cleveland against the police murder of Tamir Rice, the 12-year old shot to death two seconds after the police arrived at the park where Rice was playing with a toy gun.
  36. A People's History of the United States
    1492 - Present

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
  37. Rainbow Capital, Queerness, and Black Lives Matter's Shocking Reformism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Though I support BLM’s policy goals and shock-tactics, their lack of analysis of the forces behind the oppression of Black and other people seems to put them in an awkward place. Their use of shock tactics makes them too radical for the reformists, while their emphasis on piece-meal reforms and little else alienates the radicals. It puts them in a kind of activist nether-space that makes unity difficult.
  38. Reflections After Ferguson
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    I am a white man with a Black son. I did not have or get him young and fill his head with illusions of diversity and colorblindness, the way some white parents do. I met him when he was a young teen, living in the housing projects, well on his way to having a reality-based world view built around the urban litany of poverty, gangs, drugs, murder, jail, dysfunctional schools and police abuse - and very much not about diversity and colorblindness.
  39. The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in the USA
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1948
    The impetus of the Negro movement toward the revolutionary forces, which we have traced in the past, is stronger today than ever before.
  40. Savage Inequalities
    Children in America's Schools

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  41. SDS
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    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 institutional resistance to revolutionary activism, and its ultimate impact on American politics and life.
  42. SNCC
    The New Abolitionists

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
    An account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
  43. Under a Soprano Sky
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Sanchez's poetry combines her pristine lyricism with her strong voice and black female themes to challenge not only the effete definition of poetry, but also the very intellectual hyprocrisy which underguards that effetism. In her poetry, Sonia Sanchez, keenly attuned to the changing moods of the Black community, attests to the continued depth and breadth of her castigation of the social, political and economic evils that stifle the human spirit.
  44. What Black Lives Matter means for Labor
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    An account and analysis of the centrality of the Black freedom struggle to the working class movement as a whole, arguing that the struggle for Black liberation is a precondition for human liberation generallyand recognizing the deep historical thread connecting the centuries-old struggle for Black freedom in the U.S. and the struggle to organize the working class to fight for workers' power.
  45. What is the Left?
    Resource Type: Article
    Stephens argues that class struggle is central to overcoming oppression.
  46. Why Black Lives Matter Is Game Change
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Cleveland Black Lives Matter Convening was a "game changer" because it made clear the Movement is long term. Whether its next step will add a call for a break with the two-party system, time and struggle will tell.
  47. Working Toward Whiteness
    How America's Immigrants Became White

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005

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