Autonomous Resistance to Slavery and Colonization; two essays by Russell Maroon Shoatz

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“These early Maroons were able to overcome language barriers, mistrust, and the growing
influence of racial doctrines that eventually evolved into the white supremacist cultural construct outside of the swamp. That is not to say that they didn’t have any racial or ethnic  prejudices. It’s absolutely clear, however, that they overcame them enough to be able to live, support, protect, fight and die for each other for well over 100 years.”

Autonomous Resistance to Slavery and Colonization pdf

CLAIM NO EASY VICTORIES: A History and Analysis of Anti- Racist Action

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“For fourteen years the work of ARA has been to popularize the ideas of direct action in the fight against racism. Along the way ARA’s own internal development has meant connecting racism to other struggles against oppression, from the pro-choice and anti-patriarchal organizing to pro-queer struggles to emphasizing the continual need for participation and initiative in political direction from young people. While there is no single, homogenous, ARA political line beyond ARA’s ‘Points of Unity’, generally, ARA has and continues to be an anti-authoritarian arena for debate and action around the connectedness of various forms of oppression. This allows for an experimentation and self-activity essential to the development of a conscious movement outside of the control and direction of the State. Constructing organizations and movements at the grassroots can be instructive in both the difficulties and simultaneously the radical potentials of people in action.”

Claim_No_Easy_Victories_ A History & Analysis of Anti-Racist Action pdf

Capitalism Plus Dope Equals Genocide

Essay written by Black Panther Michael Tabor RIP.

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“Drug addiction in the colonized ghettos of America has constituted a major problem for over 15 years. Its use is so widespread that it can -without fear of exaggeration – be termed a “plague”. It has reached epidemic proportions, and it is still growing. But it has only been within the last few years that the racist US government has considered drug addiction “a matter of grave concern”. It is interesting to note that this growing concern on the part of the government is proportionate to the spread of the plague into the inner sanctums of the White middle and upper-class communities. As long as the plague was confined to the ghetto, the government did not see fit to deem it a problem. But as soon as college professors, demagogic politicians, money-crazed finance capitalists and industrialists discovered that their own sons and daughters had fallen victim to the plague, a virtual “state of national emergency” was declared. This is significant, for it provides us with a clue to the understanding of the plague as it relates to Black people.”

Capitalism Plus Dope Equals Genocide pdf

Abolish Whiteness

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“Whiteness is not a culture. There is Irish culture and Italian culture and American culture – the latter, as Albert Murray pointed out, a mixture of the Yankee, the Indian, and the Negro (with a pinch of ethnic salt) ; there is youth culture and drug culture and queer culture ; but there is no such thing as white culture. Whiteness has nothing to do with culture and everything to do with social position. It is nothing but a reflection of privilege, and exists for no reason other than to defend it. Without the privileges attached to it, the white race would not exist, and the white skin would have no more social significance than big feet.”

Abolish Whiteness pdf

Accomplices Not Allies: Abolish The Ally Industrial Complex


This zine presents a strong critique of the political identity of “ally” and the activists who have built an “ally industrial complex” based on their anti-oppression credentials. Written from the context of indigenous struggles, this zine criticizes and explains several different types of “allies”: those who wish to “save” oppressed people, those who wish to use oppressed people to advance their own interests, academics, self-proclaiming allies, and more. Rather than “allies,” the zine argues instead for “accomplices” who attack colonial structures and ideals and who are realized through mutual consent and trust.

Accomplices Not Allies pdf

Ain’t No PC Gonna Fix It Baby: A Critique of Ally Politics

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“Anti-authoritarian white allies often express that they are working with authoritarian or nonpartisan community groups, sometimes on projects they don’t believe in, because the most important thing is for them to follow the leadership of people of color. The unspoken implication is that there are no anti-authoritarian people of color—or none who are worth working with. Choosing to follow authoritarian people of color in this way invisibilizes anarchist and anti-authoritarian people of color; it also functions to marginalize and suppress efforts from less powerful or influential members of these communities. In this way, white allies diminish the agency and leverage of people of color who disagree with the established, institutionalized groups, reinforcing hierarchies of legitimacy and policing the boundaries of political approach by throwing the weight of their privileges behind those who already have more power.”

Aint_No_PC_Gonna_Fit_It_Baby_A Critique of Ally Politics pdf

Anarchism & Revolution in Black Africa

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“Black Africa has a centuries old anarchist tradition. After years of imperialist aggression which led to the complete carving up of the continent at the hands of the white “master race”, this tradition was temporarily harnessed. The ancient liberties of Africans under the rule of the “free world” were smashed, while the attempt was made to impose upon them white dictatorships in the Western tradition. But the spirit of rebellion is irrepressible, and frequently “the natives get restless.” Three of the most significant recent occasions of this restlessness are: the Mau Mau Revolution, the Biafran Revolution, and the current liberation movement in “Portuguese” Guinea.”

Anarchism and Revolution in Black Africa pdf

Anarchy Live! The Writings of Anarchist Prisoner Michael Kimble

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“Prison has swallowed up millions of people. Those who have been lucky to survive them have problems with housing, jobs, and education, among many other problems stemming from being held captive by the state. Once one has been digested by the state into their prisons, they are forever more targeted for discrimination and further oppression by society.

Prisons must be abolished and the only way to end prisons is to destroy the state. Reform is the only outcome of “Prison Movements.” We have to up the ante. We have to make this muthafucka ungovernable.”

Anarchy Live pdf

Black Anarchism: A Talk by Ashanti Alston

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“The following piece by IAS (Institute for Anarchist Studies) board member Ashanti Alston explores some of these questions. Alston, who was a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, describes his encounter(s) with anarchism (which began while he was incarcerated for activities related to the Black Liberation Army). He touches upon some of the limitations of older visions of anarchism, the contemporary relevance of anarchism to black people, and some of the principles necessary to build a new revolutionary movement.”

Black Anarchism pdf

Colonization and Decolonization: 500+ Years of Indigenous Resistance


A detailed manual for Indigenous liberation in the 21st Century.

Colonization and Decolonization 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance pdf

Colonization: A War for Territory


A thorough look at colonization and the quest for resources and establishing colonial occupations from a military perspective.

Colonization A War for Territory pdf

 

“Eternal War On The Hitler Youth”: The Edelweiss Pirates 1938-1945

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“Thousands of young people declined to take part in the activities of the Hitler Youth and instead formed groups and gangs hostile to the Nazis. From 1938, until the destruction of the Nazi state, the authorities (especially the Hitler Youth, the police and the Gestapo) became increasingly concerned about the attitudes and activities of ‘gangs’ of working class youths who were collectively known as ‘Edelweiss Pirates’. The activities of these groups encompassed a whole range of resistance to the regime (absenteeism from work and school, graffiti, illegal leaflets, arguing with authority figures, industrial sabotage and physical violence). One Edelweiss slogan was “Eternal war on the Hitler Youth”. Attacking Hitler Youth hiking and camping groups in the countryside end Hitler Youth patrols and Nazi dignitaries in the towns and cities was a favored activity of Edelweiss Pirate groups.”

Edelweiss Pirates pdf

George Jackson: Black Revolutionary

A short piece highlighting the history of George Jackson

George Jackson Black Revolutionary pdf

Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering 14 Anti-fascist Comrades

Gone but Not forgotten pdf

Native Blood: The Myth of Thanksgiving

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“Every schoolchild in the U.S. has been taught that the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony invited the local Indians to a major harvest feast after surviving their first bitter year in New England. Here is the true story of that Thanksgiving. A story of murder and theft, of the first corporations invented on North American soil, of religious fundamentalism and relentless mania for money. It is a story of the birth of capitalism.”

Native Blood The Myth of Thanksgiving pdf

Malcolm X: The Man and His Ideas

Malcolm X The Man and His Ideas pdf

The MOVE Organization: A Revolutionary Struggle for Black Liberation and Eco-Defense

The MOVE Organization was a radical movement that surfaced in  Philadelphia during the early 1970’s. Characterized by dreadlock hair,  the adopted surname “Africa”, a principled unity, back­-to-­nature green politics and an uncompromising commitment to freedom and equality, members practiced the teachings of MOVE founder JOHN AFRICA.

The MOVE Organization A Revolutionary Struggle for Black Liberation and Eco-Defense pdf

Panther Sisters on Women’s Liberation


The following is an intensive interview with six Black Panther Party women about some of the issues raised by the women’s liberation movement and their own experience with women’s lib inside the Black Panther Party. The interview was conducted internally by the Panther Headquarters office and circulated as a four-page press leaflet.

Panther Sisters Womens Liberation pdf

The Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement

This zine highlights the history of the Deacons for Defense, an armed and determined group of black people in the heart of white supremacist terror.

Deacons_For_Defense pdf

Revolutionary Solidarity: A Critical Reader for Accomplices

A collection of essays that thoroughly critique identity politics, ally politics and other forms of liberalism found in anarchist circles.

Revolutionary Solidarity pdf