George Padmore

(1903-1959) was a Trinidanian journalist and author. A member of the CPUSA and integral figure in the Communist International until his expulsion in 1934, he became a leader in Pan-Africanist and anti-colonial circles. His notable works include How Britain Rules Africa (1936) and Pan-Africanism or Communism? (1956).

Three Texts from The Negro Worker on the U.S. South

Three Texts from The Negro Worker on the U.S. South

The bourbon capitalists of the South have been able to maintain their semi-feudal sway over the millions of brutally oppressed and bitterly exploited Negro and white toilers solely because of their ability to keep these workers unorganised and divided. About this the Southern ruling class has no illusions. It knows that these workers and especially the Negro workers, when organised under the militant leadership of the Communist Party and the revolutionary trade unions can be but a battering ram for the smashing of the entire capitalist system, breeder of all forms of economic, social and political inequalities.