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David Gilbert and SURJ Webinar: The Necessity of Cross-Class Organizing to end White Supremacy

We are happy to announce an upcoming SURJ webinar: “David Gilbert and SURJ: The Necessity of Cross-Class Organizing to end White Supremacy.” The webinar will take place on Monday, July 23 from 8:00-9:30pm EST/ 5:00-6:30 PST. Register for the webinar, here.

This webinar is part of SURJ’s series of book and film study groups. As part of the webinar we will also launch a study guide to help groups and individuals dive into David Gilbert’s new short book, Looking at the U.S. White Working Class Historically.  You can participate in this webinar by calling in by phone or ...........READ MORE

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Entscheidend ist die Besatzungsmentalität: What’s crucial is the mentality of conquest and occupation

The following interview with J. Sakai was conducted by Gabriel Kuhn for the German radical monthly, “analyse & kritik” ( commonly known there as “AK” ).  Both the German-language translation in that  journal and this version, have been edited down considerably for reasons of space.   analyse & kritik (ak), no. 624, February 21, 2017

Q. In an interview from the year 2000, titled “When Race Burns Class”, you said the following with respect to the status of the white working class within the U.S. Left: “So the white workers as a whole are either the revolutionary answer – which ...........READ MORE

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Looking at the White Working Class Historically (David Gilbert, 1984)

This essay appears within David Gilbert’s 2017 book by (close to) the same name, available from leftwingbooks.net

One of the supreme issues for our movement is summed-up in the contradictions of the term “white working class”. On one hand there is the class designation that should imply, along with all other workers of the world, a fundamental role in the overthrow of capitalism. On the other hand, there is the identification of being part of a (“white”) oppressor nation.Historically, we must admit that the identity with the oppressor nation has been primary. There have been times of fierce struggle around ...........READ MORE