Black Red Guard’s Reading List and Educational Video Recommendations.

Black Like Mao
4 min readApr 5, 2018


If you’re interested in studying/learning about Maoism, start here. I’m also open to suggestions for additions.

RIM (Revolutionary Internationalist Movement)

Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!

Black Panther Party:

Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party — Bobby Seale

Capitalism Plus Dope Equals Genocide — Michael “Cetewayo” Tabor

The Basis of Black Power — Stokely Carmichael, later known as Kwame Toure

Black Against Empire — Bloom, Martin — This is an comprehensive and thorough history of the BPP. If you want to know almost everything that could possibly be known, read it.

Revolutionary Suicide — Huey P. Newton

Assata — Assata Shakur

Soledad Brother: Prison Letters of George Jackson

Elaine Brown: A Taste of Power

My People Are Rising: Memoirs of a Black Panther Party Captain

Frantz Fanon (Influenced Huey P. Newton and the BPP):

Black Skin, White Masks

The Wretched Of The Earth

Malcolm X:

The Ballot or the Bullet

Message to the Grassroots

Speech at Ford Auditorium

Proletarian Feminism:

Philosophical Trends in the Feminist Movement — Avanti (CPI-Maoist)

Women, Race and Class — Angela Davis

Marxism, Mariategui and the Women’s Movement — Communist Party of Peru, CC

On Standards of Feminist Conduct

Canadian Theory/Theorists

Red Fists: Communist Organization in Street Demos

Continuity and Rupture: Philosophy on the Maoist Terrain

The Communist Necessity

RCP-USA (Before the solidification of the Avakianite cult/revisionism)

Mao Zedong’s Immortal Contributions

The Science of Revolution: An Introduction

And Mao Makes 5

J. Sakai


When Race Burns Class: Settlers Revisited

The Dangerous Class and Revolutionary Theory

Butch Lee/Red Rover

Night-Vision: Illuminating War and Class on The Neo-Colonial Terrain


The Condition of the Working Class in England

Wage Labor and Capital

The Communist Manifesto

The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

Capital (Vol. I)

The Housing Question

Socialism, Utopian and Scientific

Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

V.I. Lenin

What is to be Done?

The Right of Nations to Self Determination

The State and Revolution

Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism

April Theses

The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky

Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism

Harry Haywood:

The Struggle for the Leninist Position on the Negro Question in the US

The Negro Nation

Trotsky’s Day in Court (From Black Bolshevik, a highly recommended autobiography)

Is the Black Bourgeoisie the Leader of the Black Liberation Movement?

The Nation of Islam: An Estimate

Crisis of Negro Reformism and the Growth of Nationalism

Pan-Africanism/African Revolutionary Socialist/Liberation Movements:

Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism — Kwame Nkrumah

African Socialism Revisited — Kwame Nkrumah

From Black Power to Pan-Africanism — Remembering Kwame Ture — AAPRP (All African People’s Revolutionary Party)

Arusha Declaration — Julius Nyerere

A Fundamental Necessity of the Revolution — Samora Machel

The Beira Speech — Samora Machel

Return to the Source: Selected Speeches of Amilcar Cabral

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa: Walter Rodney

J.V. Stalin:

Anarchism or Socialism?

Marxism and the National Question

Foundations of Leninism

Trotskyism or Leninism?

Speeches on the American Communist Party

Prof. Jose Maria (Joma) Sison/CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines)/National Democracy Movement

Philippine Society and Revolution

On Mass Work

Role of Youth and Tasks of Anakbayan in National Democratic Struggle

Rectify Errors and Rebuild the Party

Reaffirm Our Basic Principles and Rectify Errors

Mao Zedong

Report on An Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan

On Correcting Mistaken Ideas in the Party

A Single Spark Can Start A Prairie Fire

Oppose Book Worship

On Guerrilla Warfare

Basic Tactics

On Protracted War

On Practice

On Contradiction

Combat Liberalism

Talks at the Yenan Forum on Literature and Art

Serve the People

The Foolish Old Man

Cast Away Illusions, Prepare for Struggle

On the People’s Democratic Dictatorship

On Correct Handling of Contradictions

A Dialectical Approach to Inner Party Unity

Examples of Dialectics

Communist Party of China

A Basic Understanding of the Communist Party of China

On Exercising All Round Dictatorship Over the Bourgeoisie

Fundamentals of Political Economy (AKA Shanghai Textbook)

Long Live Leninism

On Khrushchov’s Phony Communism and Its Historical Lessons for the World

Accounts of Revolutionary China

William Hinton: Fanshen, Shenfan, The Great Reversal, Through A Glass Darkly, Hundred Day War.

Edgar Snow: Red Star Over China.

Han Suyin: Eldest Son, The Morning Deluge, Wind in the Tower.

Adele and Allyn Rickett: Prisoners of Liberation.

On and From Cuba

Burn Down The Cane Fields

Evaporation of a Myth

On Revolutionary Medicine (Che)

Colonialism Is Doomed (Che)

Farewell Letter from Che to Castro

Che’s Message to the Tricontinental

History Will Absolve Me (Castro)

When the People Rule (Castro)

Castro’s Statement Denouncing Playa Giron Invasion

Communist Party of Peru — (Shining Path)

For the New Flag

Interview with Chairman Gonzalo

We are the Initiators

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson

Answering A Revisionist Line on the Labor Aristocracy

The International Oppression of Youth of Color

Kill Yourself or Liberate Yourself

It’s Raining Pigs, Rats and Moles!

The NABPP-PC (Our Line)

Third Worldism — A Fanciful World Where the Privileged Play at Revolution

Books by Rashid:

Defying the Tomb

Panther Vision

Here is a playlist of Maoist/revolutionary YouTube videos, again, constantly being updated as I watch new stuff.