UNITY AND STRUGGLE: Reportback and Analysis of Albany Park “Gang War”

Comrade Bobby Sands “A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” – Mao Zedong ALBANY PARK, CHICAGO — Since the beginning of August, there has been a major uptick in shootings and killings in Albany Park, as well as across the city of Chicago. In the Albany Park neighborhood which many of FTP-CHI cadre call home, it was recently … Continue reading UNITY AND STRUGGLE: Reportback and Analysis of Albany Park “Gang War”

Fascist DoJ Labels New York, Portland and Seattle “Anarchist Jurisdictions” and Heighten Repression – The Tasks of the Movement

Comrade Toussaint United States: The United States “Justice” Department (a misnomer if there ever was one) has declared that three major cities are “anarchist” jurisdictions and thus on the verge of being “defunded”, or deprived of federal funding. This is following on the heels of Donald Trump’s memorandum of September 2, where he singles out the cities of New York, Seattle and Portland as jurisdictions that have failed to repress the popular movement which arose out of the response to the death of George Floyd. Trump’s memorandum singles out the CHAZ/CHOP “occupied zone” which held the streets of the gentrified … Continue reading Fascist DoJ Labels New York, Portland and Seattle “Anarchist Jurisdictions” and Heighten Repression – The Tasks of the Movement

Opinion: In Defense of a Phrase

Comrade Redbeard “Death to America!” Three little words, riddled with so much power. For many residents of the United States, this phrase may conjure up images of pain, destruction, and fear, punctuated perhaps by crowds in Iran and other “dangerous” [read: nonwhite] countries chanting and burning flags. To them, these are the watchwords of brainwashed, bloodthirsty mobs, driven to an irrational hatred of a fundamentally decent country, if not the greatest to grace the planet. After a lifetime of exposure to a highly advanced corporate and state propaganda apparatus, which has succeeded in producing one of the most hyper-nationalistic populations … Continue reading Opinion: In Defense of a Phrase

Whistleblower Exposes ICE Fascists – Undocumented Women Received Hysterectomies In Sterilization Scheme

Comrade Toussaint “Like an experimental concentration camp”. That was how an unnamed detainee at the notorious fascist hellhole called Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia characterized the place, which is operated by private prison company LaSalle Corrections. Whistleblower Dawn Wooten, a nurse at this facility, exposed the “jarring medical neglect” faced by the detainees. In the report, filed jointly by Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, and South Georgia Immigrant Support Network, Wooten exposed an insidious pattern of medical abuse. Detainees are issued one mask each, receive no cleaning supplies to clean their space, and … Continue reading Whistleblower Exposes ICE Fascists – Undocumented Women Received Hysterectomies In Sterilization Scheme

Justice for Jennifer Laude! Struggle for proletarian feminism against imperialism and transmisogyny!

On September 7th, 2020, fascist president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte granted an absolute pardon to a US-imperialist soldier in the 2014 murder of a trans woman, Jennifer Laude. The pardon serves as a reversal of policy for Duterte, who had previously promised to not release the murderer, Joseph Scott Pendleton. This has drawn the justified rage of the Laude family, the broad masses (particularly the LGBT masses), and even from some bourgeois politicians. This absolute pardon was criticized by Kabataan Makabayan, part of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, as “the latest in a long list of acts … Continue reading Justice for Jennifer Laude! Struggle for proletarian feminism against imperialism and transmisogyny!

Hurricane Laura Exposes Rottenness of Capitalism-Imperialism

Comrade Mary Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana and Mississippi coast, Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas on August 26. The problems of a hurricane are more insidious than the initial storm and flooding. More than 1,400 oil wells were in Laura’s path. Near Lake Charles, LA, a fire was reported at a petrochemical plant, one of dozens of plants in the area. Louisiana and Texas communities hardest hit by Laura and petrochemical/oil leaks are overwhelmingly working class and Black. “Not only does this pollution cause cancer … Continue reading Hurricane Laura Exposes Rottenness of Capitalism-Imperialism

New Afrikan and Progressive Athletes Engage in Wildcat Strike In Outrage Against Jacob Blake Shooting

By Comrade Toussaint August 27, 2020 UNITED STATES: As Minneapolis rises up again and the Kenosha incident has the “Left” grappling with the necessity to strengthen discipline and organization in light of the proliferation of reactionary lone wolves and militias … Continue reading New Afrikan and Progressive Athletes Engage in Wildcat Strike In Outrage Against Jacob Blake Shooting