What’s Up with LOOP?

The Organization for the Liberation of Oppressed Peoples is a young organization, and we have recently been busy with both our regular organizing efforts along with all the internal work that the founding and consolidation of any new group requires. We are happy to announce two new projects that are launching over this weekend.

Keep It On Loop

Keep It On Loop is an audio distro providing recordings of anti-imperialist and anti-colonial texts. Sometimes these will be accompanied by pamphlet versions of the essay(s). The goal of this project is to promote and make more accessible texts which we consider to be important in shaping communist theory and practice. Producing audio versions of writings is time-intensive, especially if we take on a larger piece of writing. Due to this, there will not be a regular publication schedule, but we aim to put out at the least one recording per month. The first installment of Keep It On Loop can be found here.

LOOP Around the World

LOOP Around the World will also be a regular feature. LOOP Around the World is a weekly digest of news and views of interest to those in the anti-colonial and anti-imperialist movements. Sometimes we will include brief commentary. This project has a range of aims, including: (1) to provide an accessible educational resource, (2) to keep our membership, our friends, and our readers apprised of current events, and (3) to promote insights into practice and theory emerging from the Global South. At present, there is no regularly active archival or news service collecting materials related to a Third Worldist, communist approach to politics. While the scope of this effort is modest, we hope that our attempt to fill this gap will be useful to many.

Coming Soon

Both a major book project — a collection of writings from Black Liberation Army cadre on solidarity politics — and a pamphlet edition of Lenin’s important “Imperialism and the Split in Socialism” are near completion. Both ought to be available by the end of this year. We have also began work on our next book and pamphlet projects. We have other things in the works, too, but will leave those for a later update.

If you want to get involved with LOOP, please reach out to us.