{"id":5950318837920,"title":"Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power","handle":"malcolm-x-black-liberation-and-the-road-to-workers-power_by-jack-barnes","description":"\u003cp\u003eThe foundations for the explosive rise of the Black liberation struggle in the US beginning in the mid-1950s were laid by the massive migration of Blacks from the rural South to cities and factories across the continent, drawn by capital's insatiable need for labor power—and cannon fodder for its wars. Malcolm X emerged from this rising struggle as its outstanding single leader. He insisted that colossal movement was part of a worldwide revolutionary battle for human rights. A clash “between those who want freedom, justice, and equality and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.” \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDrawing lessons from a century and a half of struggle, this book helps us understand why it is the revolutionary conquest of power by the working class that will make possible the final battle for Black freedom—and open the way to a world based not on exploitation, violence, and racism, but human solidarity. A socialist world. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cstyle type=\"text\/css\"\u003e\u003c!--\ntd {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-value=\"{\u0026quot;1\u0026quot;:2,\u0026quot;2\u0026quot;:\u0026quot;\\\u0026quot;Malcolm X Black Liberation \u0026amp; the Road to Workers Power, is clearly written and easy to read. It provides several history lessons, photos, graphics, and interesting notes on Malcolm and the sources. While the reader needs to keep in mind the\\nrhetorical jargon that is a characteristic of the book, each reader will grasp different threads that add to the continued interest and literature on Malcolm. For this reviewer, the book is a reminder that no one wants to advocate for or live within the bounds of circumstances that based on toxic nationalism created the Nazi state, Stalin Russia, the disasters of Mao's Great Leap Forward, South Africa, Israel, or an English only U.S.. What is most desired is a peaceful and subsistent world that encourages the development of education, culture, the arts, coexistence, and eradicating the colonial habits of force-feeding dominant culture language, lifestyle, religion, political systems, and Jim Crow. How this can be achieved, is the question of the ages, one that Malcolm was trying to solve on the eve of his assassination.\\\u0026quot; — Journal of Third World Studies\\n\u0026quot;}\" data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":13311,\"3\":{\"1\":0},\"4\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":14281427},\"5\":{\"1\":[{\"1\":2,\"2\":0,\"5\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":0}},{\"1\":0,\"2\":0,\"3\":3},{\"1\":1,\"2\":0,\"4\":1}]},\"6\":{\"1\":[{\"1\":2,\"2\":0,\"5\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":0}},{\"1\":0,\"2\":0,\"3\":3},{\"1\":1,\"2\":0,\"4\":1}]},\"7\":{\"1\":[{\"1\":2,\"2\":0,\"5\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":0}},{\"1\":0,\"2\":0,\"3\":3},{\"1\":1,\"2\":0,\"4\":1}]},\"8\":{\"1\":[{\"1\":2,\"2\":0,\"5\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":0}},{\"1\":0,\"2\":0,\"3\":3},{\"1\":1,\"2\":0,\"4\":1}]},\"9\":0,\"10\":0,\"11\":4,\"12\":0,\"15\":\"Arial\",\"16\":12}' data-sheets-textstyleruns='{\"1\":0,\"2\":{\"6\":1}}{\"1\":55}{\"1\":1077,\"2\":{\"5\":1}}{\"1\":1107}'\u003e\"\u003cem\u003eMalcolm X Black Liberation \u0026amp; the Road to Workers Power\u003c\/em\u003e, is clearly written and easy to read. It provides several history lessons, photos, graphics, and interesting notes on Malcolm and the sources...each reader will grasp different threads that add to the continued interest and literature on Malcolm.\" \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e— Journal of Third World Studies\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"The latest historical analysis from Socialist Workers Party national secretary Barnes (\u003cem\u003eCapitalism's World Disorder\u003c\/em\u003e) boldly, if dubiously, asserts that the masses are about to seize power-and not (as conservative forces would posit) in accordance with progressives like President Obama, but in opposition. In Barnes's view, the current American overclass continues to exploit the working class (especially the working poor), having changed only its face: the new bourgeoisie, including Obama, is an 'enlightened meritocracy' comprised 'of all colors and hues' that, while 'cadging' the wealth created by capitalists exploiting producers, 'fear at some point being pushed back to the working classes,' making a divide-and-conquer strategy all the more important.\"\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e—Publishers Weekly\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \"This book examines the life and work of Malcolm X, placing his efforts to achieve black liberation into the context of a larger revolutionary struggle for socialism and analyzing current events in terms of their potential for black liberation. Author Barnes is a leader of the Socialist Workers Party, and the political perspective of his essays (which make up most of the book) is one not usually included in U.S. political discourse. For example, Barnes argues that Malcolm X 'was a revolutionary leader of the working class in the United States.' A degree of patience with the high level of political jargon will reward readers looking for little known aspects of Malcolm's political views and the leadership place African-Americans have taken at the forefront of working-class and popular struggles from the Civil War to the present day. The inclusion of Barnes' 1965 interview with Malcolm adds interest to the book, as does a collection of 130 pages of photos and drawings that illustrate the determined and combative face of the Black struggle.\" — \u003cstrong\u003eBook News\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Bames's book is a collection of the author's own writings and speeches on black liberation and interviews with Malcolm X, in addition to contributions by Leon Trotsky, James P. Cannon, and transcripts of discussions between Trotsky, C. L. R. James, and other Socialist Workers Party members on black liberation and black nationalism. Malcolm X, Black Liberation, according to Bames, is a \"book about the last year of Malcolm X's life. About how he became the face and the authentic voice of the forces of the coming American revolution (p. 15).\" — \u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJournal of American Ethnic History\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Written by Jack Barnes, the national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party, \u003cem\u003eMalcolm X Black Liberation \u0026amp; the Road to Workers Power\u003c\/em\u003e is an unabashedly pro-socialist treatise, discussing the past one hundred and fifty years of exploitation of workers - especially black workers - particularly from the mid-1950s onward, when black people were disproportionately claimed as an undercompensated industrial work force and as cannon fodder for the America's wars. During this tumultuous time, Malcolm X emerged as a leader who called for human rights, justice, and equality. \u003cem\u003eMalcolm X Black Liberation \u0026amp; the Road to Workers Power\u003c\/em\u003e searches for lessons from the past, and seeks to apply those lessons to promote a future where socialism provides a framework for reducing or eliminating exploitation, violence, and racism. A powerful and persuasive political testimony, enhanced with black-and white photographs, a glossary, and an index.\"\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e —Midwest Book Review\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"The book actually takes up the last year of Malcolm X's life, and how he became the face and the authentic voice of the coming American revolution. Barnes, who entertains the hope of a great revolution in America, views Malcolm X with admiration. 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Malcolm X emerged from this rising struggle as its outstanding single leader. He insisted that colossal movement was part of a worldwide revolutionary battle for human rights. A clash “between those who want freedom, justice, and equality and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.” \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDrawing lessons from a century and a half of struggle, this book helps us understand why it is the revolutionary conquest of power by the working class that will make possible the final battle for Black freedom—and open the way to a world based not on exploitation, violence, and racism, but human solidarity. A socialist world. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cstyle type=\"text\/css\"\u003e\u003c!--\ntd {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-value=\"{\u0026quot;1\u0026quot;:2,\u0026quot;2\u0026quot;:\u0026quot;\\\u0026quot;Malcolm X Black Liberation \u0026amp; the Road to Workers Power, is clearly written and easy to read. It provides several history lessons, photos, graphics, and interesting notes on Malcolm and the sources. While the reader needs to keep in mind the\\nrhetorical jargon that is a characteristic of the book, each reader will grasp different threads that add to the continued interest and literature on Malcolm. For this reviewer, the book is a reminder that no one wants to advocate for or live within the bounds of circumstances that based on toxic nationalism created the Nazi state, Stalin Russia, the disasters of Mao's Great Leap Forward, South Africa, Israel, or an English only U.S.. What is most desired is a peaceful and subsistent world that encourages the development of education, culture, the arts, coexistence, and eradicating the colonial habits of force-feeding dominant culture language, lifestyle, religion, political systems, and Jim Crow. How this can be achieved, is the question of the ages, one that Malcolm was trying to solve on the eve of his assassination.\\\u0026quot; — Journal of Third World Studies\\n\u0026quot;}\" data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":13311,\"3\":{\"1\":0},\"4\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":14281427},\"5\":{\"1\":[{\"1\":2,\"2\":0,\"5\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":0}},{\"1\":0,\"2\":0,\"3\":3},{\"1\":1,\"2\":0,\"4\":1}]},\"6\":{\"1\":[{\"1\":2,\"2\":0,\"5\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":0}},{\"1\":0,\"2\":0,\"3\":3},{\"1\":1,\"2\":0,\"4\":1}]},\"7\":{\"1\":[{\"1\":2,\"2\":0,\"5\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":0}},{\"1\":0,\"2\":0,\"3\":3},{\"1\":1,\"2\":0,\"4\":1}]},\"8\":{\"1\":[{\"1\":2,\"2\":0,\"5\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":0}},{\"1\":0,\"2\":0,\"3\":3},{\"1\":1,\"2\":0,\"4\":1}]},\"9\":0,\"10\":0,\"11\":4,\"12\":0,\"15\":\"Arial\",\"16\":12}' data-sheets-textstyleruns='{\"1\":0,\"2\":{\"6\":1}}{\"1\":55}{\"1\":1077,\"2\":{\"5\":1}}{\"1\":1107}'\u003e\"\u003cem\u003eMalcolm X Black Liberation \u0026amp; the Road to Workers Power\u003c\/em\u003e, is clearly written and easy to read. It provides several history lessons, photos, graphics, and interesting notes on Malcolm and the sources...each reader will grasp different threads that add to the continued interest and literature on Malcolm.\" \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e— Journal of Third World Studies\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"The latest historical analysis from Socialist Workers Party national secretary Barnes (\u003cem\u003eCapitalism's World Disorder\u003c\/em\u003e) boldly, if dubiously, asserts that the masses are about to seize power-and not (as conservative forces would posit) in accordance with progressives like President Obama, but in opposition. In Barnes's view, the current American overclass continues to exploit the working class (especially the working poor), having changed only its face: the new bourgeoisie, including Obama, is an 'enlightened meritocracy' comprised 'of all colors and hues' that, while 'cadging' the wealth created by capitalists exploiting producers, 'fear at some point being pushed back to the working classes,' making a divide-and-conquer strategy all the more important.\"\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e—Publishers Weekly\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \"This book examines the life and work of Malcolm X, placing his efforts to achieve black liberation into the context of a larger revolutionary struggle for socialism and analyzing current events in terms of their potential for black liberation. Author Barnes is a leader of the Socialist Workers Party, and the political perspective of his essays (which make up most of the book) is one not usually included in U.S. political discourse. For example, Barnes argues that Malcolm X 'was a revolutionary leader of the working class in the United States.' A degree of patience with the high level of political jargon will reward readers looking for little known aspects of Malcolm's political views and the leadership place African-Americans have taken at the forefront of working-class and popular struggles from the Civil War to the present day. The inclusion of Barnes' 1965 interview with Malcolm adds interest to the book, as does a collection of 130 pages of photos and drawings that illustrate the determined and combative face of the Black struggle.\" — \u003cstrong\u003eBook News\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Bames's book is a collection of the author's own writings and speeches on black liberation and interviews with Malcolm X, in addition to contributions by Leon Trotsky, James P. Cannon, and transcripts of discussions between Trotsky, C. L. R. James, and other Socialist Workers Party members on black liberation and black nationalism. Malcolm X, Black Liberation, according to Bames, is a \"book about the last year of Malcolm X's life. About how he became the face and the authentic voice of the forces of the coming American revolution (p. 15).\" — \u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJournal of American Ethnic History\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Written by Jack Barnes, the national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party, \u003cem\u003eMalcolm X Black Liberation \u0026amp; the Road to Workers Power\u003c\/em\u003e is an unabashedly pro-socialist treatise, discussing the past one hundred and fifty years of exploitation of workers - especially black workers - particularly from the mid-1950s onward, when black people were disproportionately claimed as an undercompensated industrial work force and as cannon fodder for the America's wars. During this tumultuous time, Malcolm X emerged as a leader who called for human rights, justice, and equality. \u003cem\u003eMalcolm X Black Liberation \u0026amp; the Road to Workers Power\u003c\/em\u003e searches for lessons from the past, and seeks to apply those lessons to promote a future where socialism provides a framework for reducing or eliminating exploitation, violence, and racism. A powerful and persuasive political testimony, enhanced with black-and white photographs, a glossary, and an index.\"\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e —Midwest Book Review\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"The book actually takes up the last year of Malcolm X's life, and how he became the face and the authentic voice of the coming American revolution. Barnes, who entertains the hope of a great revolution in America, views Malcolm X with admiration. Because Malcolm X also spoke of transformation and revolution, especially in American society.\"\u003cstrong\u003e — Iran Book News Agency\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"This new book uses the last 'fifty weeks' of Malcolm X’s life to anchor a trenchant socialist analysis of American class and race politics. Author Jack Barnes is the national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party, and the book includes his interviews with Malcolm X, commemorative speeches, an interview with Leon Trotsky, and a historical review since the defeat of Reconstruction that molded Malcolm into the leader he became. It also includes 123 period photographs and illustrations of black protests, police brutality, and even a lynching that its perpetrators publicized on a postcard. Although the book’s project is not immediately clear because it changes topics abruptly, people who are interested in the history of civil rights, political theory, or socialism will find it fascinating.\"\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-formula-bar-text-style=\"font-size:16px;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none;font-family:'Arial';font-style:normal;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;\"\u003e — \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-formula-bar-text-style=\"font-size:16px;color:#000000;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;font-family:''Arial'';font-style:normal;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;\"\u003eForeword Reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power

Includes four photo sections and over 130 photographs and drawings, author's introduction, index, glossary.

Format: Paper

434 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 2009

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-1-60488-021-2

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The foundations for the explosive rise of the Black liberation struggle in the US beginning in the mid-1950s were laid by the massive migration of Blacks from the rural South to cities and factories across the continent, drawn by capital's insatiable need for labor power—and cannon fodder for its wars....

"Especially illuminating are the photographs within the book, which document the workers' movement world-wide. The photographs are accompanied by Barnes's captions, which serve to further emphasize the major themes of the book—that of the history of the global struggle of the proletariat for equality and dignity, and that of the political importance and evolution of Malcolm X."— Afro-Hispanic Review

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