Malcolm X: Leader of working people of all colors and creeds

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Malcolm X speaking at July 1962 New York rally called to support fight for union recognition by Local 1199. Malcolm praised Leon Davis, SEIU Local 1199 president, who spent 30 days in jail rather than comply with court order to call off 56-day strike by hospital workers.

Feb. 21 marks the 56th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. Malcolm was “the face and the authentic voice of the forces of the coming American revolution. He spoke the truth to our generation of revolutionists,” Jack Barnes, then…



Destruction of statues seeks to erase history we need to know

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020

Worldwide protests against police killings in recent weeks reflect the depth of opposition to cop brutality and racist discrimination among working people today. The protests have made some gains, leading to charges against cops and racist vigilantes and strengthening the…


‘Prosecute vigilantes who killed Ahmaud, expose the cover-up’

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Shouts of “Justice for Maud” — Ahmaud Arbery’s nickname — rang out from the Glynn County Courthouse steps here May 16. The protest was organized to keep the pressure on authorities to prosecute the killing of the…


Cops’ brutalities ‘serve and protect’ capitalist exploitation

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020

CHICAGO — The videos were shocking enough to briefly break through the coronavirus media barrage and make national headlines. Two Chicago cops used a Taser, pepper-sprayed and then shot an unarmed man in a downtown subway station during rush hour…



Malcolm X: ‘We’re living at a time of worldwide revolution’

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Malcolm X speaking at Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York, Feb. 15, 1965, giving speech that is excerpted here. He was assassinated when he spoke at the ballroom six nights later.

Malcolm X: The Last Speeches is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. Malcolm X emerged as the single most outstanding leader of the popular struggle for Black liberation in the U.S. As he evolved politically, especially in…


A book about the road to workers power

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Socialist Workers Party member Samir Hazboun, right, and William Monroe in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 16, 2019, discuss the party; the Militant; Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power (at left) and other books.

The following excerpt is taken from the introduction to Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power by Jack Barnes, national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party. Copyright © 2009 by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. This is…


Socialist Workers Party champions desegregation fight

Vol. 83/No. 27 - July 29, 2019

A brief, but acrimonious, exchange about busing for school desegregation between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden at the June 27 Democratic Party debate in Miami received lots of news coverage but had little substance.   Neither Harris nor Biden are…


‘There’s a revolution going on, a worldwide revolution’

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019
Malcolm X speaks to young civil rights fighters in Selma, Alabama, Feb. 4, 1965. In last weeks of his life, Malcolm spoke increasingly as a revolutionary leader of the entire working class.

The excerpt below is from  February 1965: The Final Speeches, by Malcolm X, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for February. It is from the speech “There’s a Worldwide Revolution Going On” given in Harlem, New York, Feb. 15.…