Item #6895 None Shall Escape: Radical perspectives in the Caribbean. Fundi the Caribbean Situationist.

None Shall Escape: Radical perspectives in the Caribbean

London: News From Everywhere, ca. 1975. Offset. 11 ¾ x 16 ½ in. Very good with lines from folding into quarters. Item #6895

Poster made by Fundi the Caribbean Situationist in the mid-1970s. This poster reproduces a graphic found on his None Shall Escape LP sleeve and posters, with an original text cataloging revolts in the Caribbean, 1965-1975, and recounting the rise of the New Jewel in Grenada and the Black Power Revolution, which challenged Eric William’s government in Trinidad and Tobago.

Fundi, born George Myers, was one of the most original political theorists of the Caribbean New Left. While working in the 1960s as a refrigeration mechanic at a large meat-packing plant outside Kingston, Fundi organized workers’ councils, wildcat strikes, and worker takeovers of factories. Concurrently, he developed an idiosyncratic political theory of national liberation, revolution, and democracy, drawing from the Trotskyite thought of C.L.R. James, Grace Lee Boggs, and the Johnson-Forest Tendency (later Correspondence); Rastafarianism; Situationism; and Black Nationalism. Fundi cast his politics in opposition to the old guard Stalinist left in Jamaica. His arguments that union and party bureaucracy must be challenged with equal ferocity as capitalists and bosses, and that forming workers’ councils was the best strategy to achieve a revolutionary people’s government from below, remain influential in autonomist, anarchist, and radical Caribbean circles.

A remarkable document of heterodox Caribbean radicalism, proletarian intellectualism, the Black radical tradition, and the wide-ranging itineraries and influence of Situationism in the 1960s and ‘70s.

Price: $500.00