C. L. R. James loved seeing workers take ownership of culture that was thought to belong to their betters. He believed in the creative talents of workers, just as he believed in their power to secure their own liberation without direction from above.
Kieron Monks is a journalist in London with a focus on social issues and political movements. He writes for CNN Digital, the Guardian, Prospect, and Middle East Eye.
This summer, Oday Dabbagh became the first homegrown Palestinian footballer to play in Europe’s top leagues. His story is a symbol of Palestinian resistance to decades of Israel’s brutal occupation.