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This timely special edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black …

Review of 'Black against empire' on Goodreads

4 stars

Follows the arc of Panther growth, repression, and fracturing focusing on the political and tactical approaches they developed and revised as they grew from local opposition to police brutality to a national revolutionary organization. Emphasizes that their growth, despite their provocative revolutionary stance, relied on the broad support of moderate allies in the post civil rights and anti-war and anti-colonial left, and that it was as much the partial state resolution of these shared motives as the FBI's repression that ultimately ended the Panther's power.



The stories of police/state injustice documented throughout that motivated radical action seem so recognizable today.