Black Revolutionary Theory and the Peculiarities of American Marxism

Letter from America (1969)

Letter from America (1969)

Fifty years ago, Dan Georgakas wrote dispatches on developments in Black Power and New Left movements for European comrades eager to follow the evolving political scene in the United States. Until now published only in Italian in Quaderni Piacentini and in French in Les Temps Modernes, we are excited to offer one of these transmissions in English for the first time.

The Necessity of Organization: The League of Revolutionary Struggle and the Watsonville Canning Strike

The Necessity of Organization: The League of Revolutionary Struggle and the Watsonville Canning Strike

At the height of the Reagan era, 1,000 mainly Mexicana workers waged a successful 18-month strike against Watsonville Canning and Frozen Food, the town’s oldest and largest plant. In the face of the most difficult odds imaginable, they foiled a company effort to decertify their union, forced the plant owner to sell his business to avoid bankruptcy, and then won a contract from the new owner after a five-day wildcat.

Lessons from One Left to the Next: Revolution in the Air Reissued

Lessons from One Left to the Next: Revolution in the Air Reissued

Elbaum wrote Revolution in the Air in 2001 to reclaim the lessons of the new communist movement for contemporary militants who, like their early sixties’ predecessors, became activists when the radical left was fragmented and weak. How relevant is this history and the lessons he draws for us now, in this new period of left upsurge?