I am encouraging you to buy and read this recently published anthology, Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi, that’s edited by Kali Akuno and I.
Kali and I are available to launch the book in your community or college or university campus…send the invitation and we will be there! We must develop the transitional programme in organizing the oppressed for the liquidation of capitalism.
“This is an essential book for understanding the vision and strategy of a remarkable social movement in the Deep South. It represents what I’ve found to be a rarity among recent US movements—a combination of revolutionary ambition and strategic rigor—and this deserves to be a model for other activists elsewhere. I had the privilege of reporting on this story firsthand (“The Revolutionary Life and Strange Death of a Radical Black Mayor,” VICE, April 2016), and I still learned a great deal from the texts collected here. Despite many setbacks, including Mayor Chokwe Lumumba’s death in office, the movement articulated here is alive and well, having just succeeded in electing Lumumba’s son to succeed him. This book is therefore not only an invaluable archive but a living document.”
“Revolution is the most dramatic appearance of a conscious people.”
“The responsibility of an artist representing an oppressed people is to make revolution irresistible.”
– Toni Cade Bambara