Above: the White Night riots, San Francisco, 1979 We have been lined up in front of a firing squad and it is called AIDS. We must riot! – Larry Kramer, “Call to Riot”, 1990 Just a few weeks after the election of Donald Trump, Fabian Braithwaite of Out magazine made a call for a “Queer […]Read more "From Stonewall to Antifa: A Half Century of Bashing Back"
Over the years, Francis Fox Piven, one of the more celebrated social movement historians in America, has made a remarkable assertion: Most US social scientists have a severe blind spot to the use of force by social justice movements. Due to sympathy towards these movements – and an aspiration to the undisputed moral high ground […]Read more "In the Wake of Baltimore, Are Scholars Facing Reality?"
It has been more than fifty years since one of America’s greatest revolutionaries, El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, Malcolm X, was assassinated, but in recent years his vision seems more relevant than ever. From condemnations of US racism at the United Nations, to self-defense against cops in NYC, to Black rifle clubs in Texas, to mass rebellion […]Read more "The Strategy of Malcolm X"