The Murder of Michael Brown: Enough Is Enough!

The shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, followed by the breaking up of a protest march by police in riot gear, has let loose the pent-up anger and frustration of ​b​lack youth in the otherwise […]

Louisiana: Prisoner of Capitalism

The United State imprisons more of its citizens than any other country on the planet. Yet, Louisiana’s rate trumps the national average, with one out of every 86 adults behind bars.

The Murder of Trayvon Martin

In our supposedly “post-racial” society, issues of racial bias and profiling have sprung into the national discourse with the killing of an unarmed young man in Florida by an armed neighborhood watchman.

The 1960s: Lessons for Today

The period of the 1960s and early 1970s was one of upheaval around the world. The USA was not exempt from these powerful social movements.

Georgia: Prisoners’ General Strike

On December 9, inmates at between six and ten Georgia state prisons began a coordinated prisoners’ general strike. Centered around a clear set of demands, it was faced with a near-total blackout in the major […]

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle to Transform Society

On this day in which the ruling class tries to turn MLK Jr. into a harmless icon, we should remember that before he was killed, he was moving toward an anti-imperialist, class-based, and even revolutionary […]

Black Struggle and the Socialist Revolution

This document was passed at the 2008 National Congress of the US Section of the IMT. To fight racism, we must fight capitalism!

Which Way Forward—Black Nationalism or Socialist Revolution?

The United States is the richest and most powerful country on the planet. Yet despite this, the poison of racism remains an integral part of America.

Racism and Capitalism in Cincinnati

The murder by a white police officer of an unarmed 19-year-old black man was the spark which ignited the accumulated tinder of racism and poverty in Cincinnati last week. In the biggest “race riots” since […]

USA Today: police brutality and the electric chair

The state-sanctioned murder of Shaka Sankofa (a.k.a. Gary Graham) once again raised the issue of the death penalty in the public eye. Rob Sewell takes a look at the death penalty and police brutality in […]