The Fight Against Racism Today


This book presents an analysis of the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA, an essay on the capitalist origins of racism, and a socialist, anti-racist programme for the UK.

The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police was the trigger for the biggest wave of protests against institutional racism and police violence in the UK since the killing of Mark Duggan in 2011.

What started out as demonstrations of solidarity rapidly spread to confronting the systemic racism that has deepened during ten years of Tory austerity and reached a new pitch during the xenophobic Brexit campaign. The coronavirus crisis has further exposed the way in which racism is entrenched into the foundations of British society.

This pamphlet collects three articles covering the BLM movement in the USA, the capitalist origins of racism and what a revolutionary strategy against racism could look like in the UK.

Its purpose is to help those fighting for black liberation and socialism to root the fight against racism in the fight against the system that produces racism. To go from a movement of protest tearing down the symbols of Britain’s racist past to a movement of resistance tearing up the foundations of its racist present and laying the basis for a revolutionary society free of oppression, exploitation, inequality and war.