strong minds, strong communities
The mission of the CROW education program is to build strong minds capable of defending themselves, each other, and the working and exploited classes in general. We provide the New Member Orientation discussions online in a discussion/presentation format for all prospective members and the general public. Without understanding as much as we can about society, history, science, and psychology, we are doomed to repeat past mistakes.
“To educate the masses politically does not mean, cannot mean, making a political speech. What it means is to try, relentlessly and passionately, to teach the masses that everything depends on them; that if we stagnate it is their responsibility, and that if we go forward it is due to them too, that there is no such thing as a demiurge, that there is no famous man who will take the responsibility for everything, but that the demiurge is the people themselves and the magic hands are finally only the hands of the people.”
― Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
New Member Orientation
These eight introductory courses are required of all new members and offered to the public as a means of understanding our organization's structure, philosophy, and aims. We believe in self-determination and full liberation of all peoples from settler-colonial racist capitalist patriarchy.
Prospective members: You can read these, watch the videos, and respond to the discussion questions with an officer OR on your own time! Just e-mail us at email@example.com with the topic in the subject line. To schedule a guided session, just ask!
CROW Paper Library
We stock a physical library of leftist literature for use in our communities. We hope to be able to expand this program as our membership increases. A list of currently available literature can be found here, and is updated weekly.
If you can donate books to this list, contact us!
Renting a book is easy! We cover the shipping, but depend on donations and are limited by costs. Just e-mail us with the title of the book you want, and we'll send it or hand-deliver it to you when we can!
Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Socialism and [Black People] (1913)
Oppose Book Worship (1930)
Combat Liberalism (1937)
On Contradiction (1937)
On Revolutionary Medicine (1960)
Guerrilla Warfare (1961)
Socialism and Man in Cuba (1965)
A Dying Colonialism (1959)
Africa Must Unite (1963)
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, jr.
Power Anywhere Where There's People (1969)
Huey P. Newton
The Arusha Declaration (1967)
Cedric J. Robinson
The Uses of Anger (1981)
Reform or Revolution (1900)
bell hooks, Ph.D.
Teaching Resistance, excerpt from Killing Rage/Ending Racism
Angela Davis, Ph.D.
Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003)
Women, Race, and Class (1981)
The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues [excerpt] (2012)
Twelve Women in the Twelfth Year by Subcomandante Marcos (1996)
Letter to Mumia Abu Jamal (1999)
Letter to Leonard Peltier (2000)
The Fourth World War Has Begun by Subcomandante Marcos (1997)
Two Flaws (2004)
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, J.D., LL.M.
Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics (1989)
Michael Parenti, Ph.D.
Against the Intentional Fallacy: Legocentrism and Continuity in the Rhetoric of Indian Dispossession
After the Frontier: Separation and Absorption in US Indian Policy
Glen Sean Coulthard
Leann Betasamosake Simpson
Enrique D. Dussell
Lewis R. Gordon
Walter D. Mignolo
Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking
On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis, with Catherine E. Walsh
The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization
Other HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Works
Decolonization Is Not A Metaphor by E. Tuck and K. Yang
Settlers by J. Sakai
The Prison Slave As Hegemony's (Silent) Scandal by F.B. Wilderson III
Education from the Marxist Perspective: An Approach Based on Marx and Gramsci by Amarilio Ferreira Jr. & Marisa Bittar
A Mad World: Capitalism and the Rise of Mental Illness by Rod Tweedy
Militancy Transcends Race: A Comparative Analysis of the American Indian Movement, the Black Panther Party, and the Young Lords By Judson L. Jeffries, Omari L. Dyson, and Charles E. Jones / Black Diaspora Review Spring 2010
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton
Frantz Fanon and Colonialism: A Psychology of Oppression by Blake T. Hilton University of Central Oklahoma (2011)
Frantz Fanon: Existentialist, Dialectician, and Revolutionary by LaRose T. Parris LaGuardia Community College - The Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.4, no.7, November (2011)
An Introduction to the 4th World by Kiksuya Khola / The Fifth Column News
A Marxist Perspective on Sustainability by Raju J. Das / The Hampton Institute
Critical Latinx/Mestizx Indigeneity by José Ramón, Kasamang Noémie, and Kiksuya Khola / CROW