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Dr. Martin Luther King’s challenge to the Movement As the Fascists Storm the Capital

Dr. Martin Luther King’s challenge to the Movement As the Fascists Storm the Capital Eric Mann “Dr. DuBois was a radical all of his life. Some people would like to mute the fact that he was a genius who became a Communist in his later years.” Martin Luther King Jr. Today, even Dr. King, who […]

The Historic 1968 Struggle Against Columbia University

The Historic 1968 Struggle Against Columbia University How a Black United Front in Harlem, the Students’ Afro American Society, and Students for a Democratic Society took on the Columbia University Ruling Class, Mayor John Lindsay, the New York Times, the NYPD—and won! By Eric Mann “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks […]

The Strategy Center—Finally—Gets the Tanks and M-16s Out of the LA School System

Today, after 18 months of ferocious uphill organizing the Labor/Community Strategy Center reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles School Police Department.

Toward a Program of Resistance

Product Information Product Type: Downloadable: Toward a Program of Resistance Availability: Download for free, or purchase hard copy Price: $10 The authors of this document—the Program Demand Group—are individual left organizers who have built a substantial degree of political unity through struggles in shared practice over a long period of time.  We met each other through […]

‘A Race Struggle, a Class Struggle, A Women’s Struggle All at Once: Organizing on the Buses of L.A.

Note: This article was published in the Socialist Register 2001, Working Classes Global Realities, eds. Panitch et al., 2001, Monthly Review Press. In Los Angeles today, the Labor/Community Strategy Center is carrying out a difficult Left experiment in the age of the omnipresent Right. The center is an explicitly anti-racist, anti-corporate, and anti-imperialist think-tank focusing […]

Class, Community and Empire: Toward an Anti-imperialist Strategy for Labor

Note: This article was published in Rising from the Ashes?: Labor in the Age of “Global” Capitalism, eds. Wood et al., 1998, Monthly Review Press. The left and labor-will they ever meet again? In my view, new political movements in the United States, in explicit opposition to imperialism, offer the best chance for a refusion […]

Building the Anti-Racist, Anti-Imperialist United Front: Theory and Practice from the L.A. Strategy Center and Bus Riders Union

Note: This article has been accepted for publication by Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, edited by Manning Marable sponsored by the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University and published by Westview Press ( I. The national context: the rise of the right and the challenge to […]