February 14, 2024

Intercommunalism is the theory developed by political philosopher and Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in his attempt to analyze the historical conjuncture in 1970, as well as formulate a strategy for the Panther Party. He proposed that global capital superseded the authority of the nation-state. The world was a collection of communities under the spell of empire. The role of the revolutionary was not to gain national sovereignty, but to liberate territories within empire. And, to build cooperative networks with other liberated zones. Three days before Newton’s 82nd birthday, we will explore historical and contemporary applications of his theory and its relevance for today.

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