John C. Quicker and Akil S. Batani-Khalfani’s new book, "Before Crips: Fussin’, Cussin’, and Discussin’ among South Los Angeles Juvenile Gangs," exposes mainstream stigmas and half-truths surrounding street groups. It also explores the true history of the South Los Angeles street organizations that predated the Crips and the Bloods. Danny Shaw reviews the book.
Journalist Linda Farthing and attorney Thomas Becker’s 306-page book evaluates the balance of class forces that led to the 2019 coup, as well as the anti-imperialist forces who were ultimately able to repel it and seize political power again in the plurinational state of 11.4 million, writes Danny Shaw in a review.
Academic and activist Dan Kovalik’s new book, "Cancel This Book: The Progressive Case Against Cancel Culture," was written on the frontlines of the twin struggles of our time, the class struggle and the fight for Black liberation, writes Danny Shaw.
Frantz Fanon's 60th death anniversary is an occasion to explore the impact of the Martiniquais writer and psychiatrist, who has influenced many a revolutionary with his study of the psychology of the oppressed. Danny Shaw writes that as long as white supremacy and neocolonialism remain in the driver’s seat of human relations, Fanon’s thought will continue to arm the colonized in the Battle of Ideas.
Behind a veneer of so-called academic objectivity on Russia, French historian Marlene Laruelle directly and indirectly propagandizes on behalf of U.S. imperialist interests, which seek to encroach upon and control Ukraine, Crimea and the entire landmass that was the Soviet Union.
Almost four decades after the U.S. invasion of Grenada, the tiny Caribbean island's revolution is an example the colonized and silenced can stand up, organize and win.