From the Editors

A recent paper by Joseph G. Ramsey, "Sifting the “Stony Soil” of Black Marxism," is attracting considerable interest as it engages sympathetically, but critically with Cedric Robinson's treatment of the Black Marxists, including W. E. B. du Bois, C. L. R. James, and Richard Wright. Ramsey focuses on conceptual tensions in Robinson's analysis of racial capitalism and his use of Richard Wright as an exemplar of the Black Radical Tradition. On March 25, 2021, in partnership with Shelter & Solidarity, S&D will be hosting a public conversation about this paper. We are also considering the publication of responses to Ramsey's paper in our July 2021 issue. (updated 2/10/21)

Our most recent print publication is a special issue entitled, "Movements at the Millennium: Seattle+20," edited by Ben Manski and Hillary Lazar (mailed out 1/25/2021). This timely issue reviews the transformations shaping and shaped by US social movements over the last two decades. It takes the "The Seattle Model" as its starting point and arrives at the current socialist turn defining contemporary grassroots movements. On March 11, 2021, the editors and many contributors are hosting an online panel discussion, "1990s-2020s: The Millennial Turns and this Decisive Decade," facilitated by Suren Moodliar (S&D) and The Progressive's Norman Stockwell. This conversation is made all the more relevant by both the recent turbulence buffeting the US electoral transition and by grassroots pressures on the incoming Biden administration. (updated 2/3/21)