Category Archives: US capitalism, empire and race

Essays on the crisis of capitalism and empire

A Crisis That Could Lead to Revolution: What Is To Be Done?

No jobs created in the month of August, the economy on the verge of a Great Depression, poverty, homelessness, illness , three wars, the rise of racist, fascist and right wing forces, headed by the Tea party, the two dominant … Continue reading

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A Crisis That Cries Out For Revolutionary Alternatives to The Existing Situation

Evidence continues to accumulate that the European and American economic and political order are close to collapse. Polls show that national leaders are increasingly rejected by their people. In the US 80% of the people say the nation is going … Continue reading

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We Need the Courage to Renounce the Capitalist System

For the last thirty years of his life W.E.B Du Bois attempted to think of ways to liberate Africans from racism ,colonialism and imperialism that went beyond capitalism. His book Black Reconstruction in America is in part a study of … Continue reading

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CULTURE AND RESISTANCE: THE LEGACY OF PAUL ROBESON

Paul Robeson increasingly discovered that human cultures are not solely, or necessarily only the product of nations. He sought out the inevitable class and civilizational foundations of national cultures. Robeson was drawn, therefore, to folk culture as the common underpinning … Continue reading

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THE RACIST FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION AND THE WHITE WORKING CLASS

Not many analyst have wanted to deal with the notion that racism can be embedded at the civilization level. There has been the tendency, therefore, to regard white racism merely as a kind of supplement, a corollary and addendum, at … Continue reading

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CLARENCE J MUNFORD’S NEW THEORIZING ON IMPERIALISM AND ANTI-IMPERIALISM

Clarence J. Munford’s Race and Reparation: A Black Perspective for the 21st Century is important both for what it says and who says it. Munford is a major, if not well-known, historian of the African Diaspora. This work thinks in … Continue reading

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RACE, WHITE SUPREMACY AND CIVILIZATION

RACE AND CIVILIZATION: Rebirth of Black Centrality (2001) is Clarence J. Munford’s sequel to Race and Reparation: A Black Perspective for the 21st Century (1996). He says of this current project, “I strive to weave together the scattered strands of … Continue reading

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