Utne Blogs > Politics Politics Tweet Print Email Happy Birthday Malcolm X 5/20/2009 4:39:34 PM by Jeff Severns Guntzel Tags: Politics, Malcolm X, Malcom X would have been 84 this week. Older Newer Tweet Print Email Related Content Share your thoughts. Share jim_11 3/21/2010 2:58:14 PM No accident to see this video posted in 2009, the year of the economic crisis.... Here is a new book that is a testament to Malcolm's 85th birthday June 2010.... "Malcolm X, Black Liberation and the Road to Workers Power by Jack Barnes "...A powerful and persuasive political testimony..." From Midwest Book Review online. Publisher is Pathfinder. Remember this quote from Malcolm X? "We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary." We need this kind of leadership today as we face economic depression and decades of war. Two "war presidents" in a row! This is a fascinating new book on Malcolm X, as a revolutionary thinker, and the 150 year history of struggle against racism and exploitation by Black workers and farmers that reshaped society and produced Malcolm X.