Black Liberation Army – RAM Study Group

This week, as part of the Kuwasi Balagoon Liberation School, we are reading texts about the Black Liberation Army, which was the clandestine wing of the Black Liberation movement. This segment of the revolutionary movement, in comparison to the Black Panther Party’s survival programs, and police brutality work, is lesser known. We will look at a few historical texts and, predominantly, an essay by Black Liberation political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz, titled “Black Fighting Formations.” This text details several black self-defense organizations and their strengths and weaknesses.

Russell Maroon Shoatz, “Black Fighting Formations.”

Jalil Muntaqim, “On the Black Liberation Army.”


“People Taking Charge: The Black Liberation Army.”

“The BLA: 1970s – 1980s.”
The B.L.A. ( Black Liberation Army ) 1970s to 1980s History

Friday, October 19th