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Racism, the national question and self-determination a compilation of links (update 8/9/14)


Racism, the national question and self-determination– a compilation of links

Note:  one could devote a lifetime to the study of racism and the national question. We present here a compilation of links that attempts to provide a starting point for a study of these very important issues.  Obviously,  there are omissions and we welcome suggestions for inclusion in this list.

Background

The Right of Nations to Self-Determination by Lenin

The Revolutionary Proletariat and the Right of Nations to Self-Determination by Lenin

The Black Question  Communist International

Black liberation and the Communist International by John Riddell

Some Reflections on “Oppressor Countries”, “Oppressed Countries”, Imperialism and the National Question

by François Forgue

National liberation and Bolshevism reexamined: A view from the borderlands  Eric Blanc

National liberation: Some problems with Eric Blanc’s analysis Mike Ely reply to Eric Blanc

‘National struggles by oppressed peoples are generally progressive’  Eric Blanc Replies to Mike Ely

US Marxism and Black Nationalism

On Black Nationalism  Leon Trotsky

The SWP and Negro Work  CLR James

The Right of Self-Determination and the Negro in the United States of North Americas             CLR James

The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in US  CLR James

Negro Liberation Through Revolutionary Socialism 1950 SWP Resolution

Freedom Now  Socialist Workers Party, 1963

How A Minority Can Change Society  George Breitman, 1964

In Defense Of Black Power  Breitman, 1966

The Forging of Oppressed Nationalities in the U.S.  by Jack Barnes, 1970

(see also, Malcolm X biography marred by political confusionby Clay Wadena)

A Transitional Program for Black Liberation   Socialist Workers Party, 1969

Racism, Self-Determination and Marxism Socialist Organizer

Black Self-Determination & Socialist Revolution   Socialist Action, 1992

The Case for Reparations for African Americans Paul Siegel, Socialist Action

Black Liberation and the Comintern in Lenin by Larry Stewart

Permanent Revolution and Black Liberation in the U.S.   Larry Stewart

Revolutionary Integration, Richard Fraser, SWP IDB, June 1963

THE SLOGAN FOR A BLACK PARTY AND THE PROBLEM OF ADAPTING THE TRANSITIONAL PROGRAM TO THE BLACK LIBERATION STRUGGLE IN THE UNITED STATES (Part 1)  Revolutionary Marxist Committee

THE SLOGAN FOR A BLACK PARTY AND THE PROBLEM OF ADAPTING THE TRANSITIONAL PROGRAM TO THE BLACK LIBERATION STRUGGLE IN THE UNITED STATES (Part 2)  RMC

How racism lives on in a “color-blind” society  Brian Jones, Socialist Worker

anti-revisionism   sections of the anti-revisionist, or new communist, trend was influenced by the work of Harry Haywood, who developed the CPUSA’s early theory on the Black Nation.  The CP later abandoned any notion that Blacks constitute a  nation or oppressed nationality

The Struggle for the Leninist Position on the Negro Question in the United States  Harry Haywood

The Negro Nation  Haywood

Statement on National Oppression, National Liberation and Socialist Revolution  Freedom Road -fightback

Black Liberation in the 21st Century: A Revolutionary Reassessment of Black Nationalism   Written by Kevin Rashid Johnson (New Afrikan Political Prisoner)

Black Belt theories: The old time religion of Comintern years  by Mike Ely, Kasama Project

The Black Panther Party

Video:  RBG All Power to the People ! Black Panther Party & Beyond 1 of 11 

BPP Ten Point Program

Chicano Liberation:

The Struggle for Chicano Liberation   Socialist Workers Party, 1971

The Forging of an Oppressed Nationality   Antonio Camejo, 1971

Chicano Liberation Report to the 1971 SWP Convention 1971

Chicano liberation Report to the 1976 SWP Convention

anti-semitism (more to come)

The Jewish Question A Marxist Interpretation  Abram Leon

On the Jewish Problem by Trotsky

Anti-Semitism rooted in capitalist crises, disorder hy George Novack

The persistent plague of anti-Semitism: where it comes from, how to end it  Adrienne Weller

Zionism and Anti-Semitism: Are Israel’s Critics Anti-Semites?

Israel and the Arab Revolution:

Resolution on Israel and the Arab Revolution SWP 1971

Solidarity Saved Me from Hitler: Now It Must Save Palestine Suzanne Weiss
The Gaza slaughter: Not in my name Suzanne Weiss

The Hidden History of Zionism by Ralph Schoenman, 1988

The Class Character of Israel  Written by Moshe Machover and Akiva Orr, 1969

Ireland:

Marx and Engels on Ireland  selections from the Marxist Internet Archive

Socialism and Irish Nationalism   James Connolly, 1897

Last Statement   James Connolly,  1916 (before his execution by the British)

Report to Trotsky Regarding the Prospects in Ireland 1935

The Struggle for Ireland

The Irish Question   Sherman Stanley, New International, 1939

Problems of the Irish Revolution; Can the IRA meet the challenge?          A Socialist Workers Party pamphlet by Gerry Foley

The survival of the Irish national question  Workers’ Republic, 1990

The Irish Freedom Struggle Bernadette Devlin McAliskey  1982

Kosova

Neo-Stalinists Oppose the Kosovo Albanians’ Right of Self-Determination  Gerry Foley, Socialist Action, 2008

Kosova declares (semi-) independence: Yes to full self-determination for Kosova. No to continuation of colonial-ruled state   Michael Karadjis, Links, 2008

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