13th

The Unlucky 13th: Liberalizing the Extreme

My initial reaction to seeing 13th was that it puts very establishment thinkers and analyses to issues, histories and conditions which need radical, revolutionary, extreme responses. 13th may make a few obligatory nods to that as possibility, we see Assata Shakur, hear reference made to a more threatening Dr. King and get a glimpse of Malcolm X, but nothing along the lines of what that man once said which remains exactly true today...

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Malcolm X and Resuscitated Reinventions

  Last month Russell Rickford published this commemoration of his late mentor Manning Marable.  In it Rickford makes mention of our anthology which criticizes the final work attributed to Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.  i understand that Rickford's is more of a short essay and is part of a wider reflection by that … Continue reading Malcolm X and Resuscitated Reinventions

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The 50th Anniversary of Black Power: From Kwame Ture to Rosa Clemente, The Vote and an Appeal to the Green Party

Summary/Abstract: Black Power as most popularly expressed by Stokely Carmichael/Kwame Ture was/is anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, pan-Africanist, scientific socialist, internationalist and revolutionary. Voting was seen by this movement as one (not the only) method of organizing a mass movement and challenging (and demonstrating that challenge) the system and its claims that the vote is a mechanism of … Continue reading The 50th Anniversary of Black Power: From Kwame Ture to Rosa Clemente, The Vote and an Appeal to the Green Party