By Comrade Toussaint July 31, 2020 SAINT LOUIS COUNTY: “Progressive” prosecutor Wesley Bell showed his true class allegience on Thursday when he refused to pursue charges against Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown in 2014. Bell is quoted … Continue reading Saint Louis County Prosecutor Refuses New Charges in Darren Wilson Case
Central Committee of the Maoist Communist Party – Organizing Committee We, the Central Committee of the Maoist Communist Party – Organizing Committee, have followed with immense concern the continued fascist violations of the rights of the Filipino people to protest … Continue reading Activism is Not Terrorism: Oppose the “Anti-Terror” Law in the Philippines and Sharpen the People’s Struggle Against Fascism At Home!
July 26, 2020 Amidst the revolutionary fight for housing in Philadelphia, we must recognize that the nation-wide call to defund, disarm, and disband the police is a key component here in this struggle. In their beginning, back in 1971, Phila. Housing … Continue reading On PHA Police: Who Do They Protect? Who Do They Serve?
By Carlo July 16, 2020 “Every Black person has an Atlas story” -Robyn Murphy, Baltimore Sun, June 2020 BALTIMORE – It is no secret that capitalism is a racist system, and that true equality necessarily means its overthrow and replacement … Continue reading Racism and Class: Atlas Restaurant Group
In June 2019, the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) auctioned off 144 vacant properties. The sale of these properties gave PHA $8.4 million. This wasn’t the first time the public housing giant auctioned off a large number of vacant properties. PHA’s first auction was in 2011, where 341 properties were sold for $6.1 million. Since then, every year has had large auctions of publicly-owned properties to private owners. Meanwhile, applicants wait almost 10 years for housing assistance if they can even get on the waitlist! With 14,000 units and 80,000 tenants, PHA is the largest landlord in Pennsylvania. It’s average annual … Continue reading PHA and the City of Philadelphia Serve Gentrifiers!
If the government does not provide housing, then the people must take it for themselves. North Philadelphia resident Jennifer Bennetch and other community members connected through #OccupyPHA quietly started moving families into vacant properties upon the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020. Long before the coronavirus outbreak, Bennetch was already tracking vacant properties owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority as part of her long-term effort to expose and eradicate PHA’s unchecked corruption. Bennetch and many houseless Philadelphian residents decided the benefits of squatting outweighed the risk, as Philly’s crowded homeless shelters are a deadly hotbed for outbreaks, and hotel quarantine rooms … Continue reading On the Revolutionary Fight to End Homelessness and Gentrification
The establishment of For The People (FTP) – Baltimore is the culmination of several months of struggles to unify the most revolutionary comrades in the Greater Baltimore area. This is a formation comprised of dedicated Prison Abolitionists, LGBTQ+ Liberationists, Universal … Continue reading FTP-Baltimore Launches – Principles of Unity
Comrade Andy As the uprisings across the so called United States have continued for not only George Floyd, but Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain, many monuments to the white supremacist imperialist order have been torn by protesters. From statues of Christopher Columbus, the first modern imperialist and genocider, slave owners and human traffickers, butchers of Indigenous people to pigs like Frank Rizzo of Philadephia, many have come down in the past three weeks. Reactionaries are frightened that the masses have taken measures into their own hands to take down these idols of suffering. This was apparent on Saturday, June 27, … Continue reading Down With Genocider Statues – It Is Right To Rebel!
FTP-STL “I mean, I’m not I’m not the enemy of people that really care about the Black lives, but I’m apparently the enemy of the terrorists and the Marxists that are running this organization…first of all, why are they protesting on Portland Place. The mayor doesn’t live there? And when they kick in the gate, when the first thing they do is destroy private property and they storm in angry and shouting and threatening. This isn’t a protest. It’s a revolution. It’s just an attempt to inflict terror. It’s the definition of terrorism is to use force and violence, terrorize … Continue reading This Isn’t A Protest – It’s A Revolution: On The Militant Demonstration of June 28th in Saint Louis
Editorial Note: This reportback is provided so that comrades who counterprotest reactionary events such as the Trump event held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20th know what to look for and what steps to take to keep comrades and the masses safe. Arrived in Tulsa, OK at 1 pm. Parked half a mile away, and immediately saw a suspicious person in the area. MAGA hat, white male, pacing between the two same blocks, and constantly looking around. Assessed as suspicious, but not a threat. On route to the BoK center, many businesses had boarded all windows to prevent damage, local … Continue reading An FTP Cadre Reports on The Tulsa Trump Rally