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RACE TODAY (1973 – 1988)

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We have recently digitised our set of Race Today Journals covering the early period of the publication (1973-1979). Race Today was established in 1969 by the Institute of Race Relations. From 1973 onward, the monthly magazine was under the direction of a breakaway organisation, the Brixton-based Race Today Collective. This body aimed for a political rather than scholarly approach, based on a combination of libertarian Marxism and radical anti-racism, Race Today not only covered, but closely supported emerging radical social movements around work, anti-racism and housing, emphasising the interconnection of these struggles

Thanks to Stephen Foose for his work digitising this material.

Great descriptions of Race Today from George Padmore Institute here and Novara Media here. Also look out for the forthcoming Pluto Press Anthology published in collaboration with member of the Race Today collective.


THE BLACK PANTHER (1967-1980)

Newspaper of the Black Panther Party

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In solidarity with all those fighting police oppression and racial injustice we want to make available over 400 digital copies of ‘The Black Panther’, the newspaper of the Black Panther Party. The scans come from a torrent file doing the rounds online, although we downloaded it we had never done the work of sorting, OCR-ing and processing it. Now seemed like the right time! The papers cover everything from campaigns against the incarceration and murder of many of the Panthers, Attica prison uprising, the BPP breakfast and education programs, documents of many international revolutions that inspired Black struggles across the United States, and much more.

Thanks to our comrades at Memory of the World for supplying some of the metadata and thanks for the anonymous torrent file of the scans for making this all available!

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