1 November

Survival Pending Revolution: The Black Panther Party, Intercommunalism and the post-capitalist Horizon

  • 15:15 - 17:00
  • LECTURE HALL B2, NIAGARA, MALMÖ UNIVERSITY

Open Urban Seminars

In 1971 the Black Panther Party (BPP) seemingly went through an ideological transformation. It built a strong support on politics of revolutionary armed self-defence and Marxist influenced anti-imperialism, but changed towards the idea of ‘Survival Pending Revolution’. Dr John Narayan, lecturer in European and Inter- national Studies at King’s College London, argues that Newton’s orientation of the BPP away from armed insurrection and to- wards survival pending revolution was not simply a pragmatic choice of strategy, but rather based on a theorization of what he dubbed reactionary intercommunalism.

The lecture will be held in English.