By Comrade Redbeard Once again, the state of Texas is on the cutting edge of reactionary politics. Earlier this year, the cultural luddites, moral lepers, and sadists with a quorum in the Texan legislature and governor’s mansion passed one of the most extreme anti-abortion laws in recent US history. Essentially, the new law, SB 8, overturns the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling … Continue reading Abortion Rights are Human Rights: No Apologies, No Restrictions!
On Friday, September 24, 2021, a small group gathered in Portland, Oregon, to watch and discuss the 1992 BBC documentary “People of the Shining Path,” as well as commemorate Comrade Gonzalo and discuss his contributions to the International Communist Movement. Before watching the documentary, the following was read about Gonzalo. Chairman Gonzalo, also known as Dr. Abimael Guzman Reynoso, was born on December 3, … Continue reading Red Salute to Comrade Gonzalo!
Author：”Lao Tian” Translator：”Kyon” Translator’s Note Lao Tian is a prolific writer and one of the leading figures of China’s left. This terse article should be treated as a polemical piece that reflects on the power inequalities in the Socialist management system that allowed for the re-establishment of the Capitalist wage system. “To each according to his labor” is the principle of Socialist distribution that has … Continue reading Bourgeois Rights and the Means
By Comrade Carlos How do we as revolutionary communists determine friend from foe? Not everyone who calls themselves your comrade has your back, and deciphering who our true enemies are in the field while organizing is crucial to avoid wasting our time attempting to recruit those with class interests opposed to a socialist revolution. Simply put, those classes oppressed in the current societies around the … Continue reading Class Analysis and the U.S. Military
By Comrade Redbeard There are many upsides to living in California. We have breathtaking, diverse natural landscapes, many of which are on fire on a regular basis. Other states envy our fields that feed millions, and the immigrant farmworkers worked to exhaustion by landowners. Do you want to meet some of the nastiest police departments in a country full of them, or urban centers seemingly … Continue reading The Fool’s Golden State: California’s Recall Election Staggers to an End
Comrade Redbeard and Comrade Toussaint The US-led effort in Afghanistan collapsed with a pathetic whimper on Sunday, with the entry of Taliban forces into Kabul, the nation’s capital, the flight of puppet President Ashraf Ghani to Tajikistan, and the Vietnam-esque images of helicopters taking off from the roof of the (former) US Embassy. According to US officials, American soldiers have shot two supposedly armed men … Continue reading Lifting a Rock to Drop It On One’s Own Feet: On the Failed US Mission in Afghanistan
But when we take the measure of a human being who has passed on (and therefore no longer has an opportunity to grow, or be held accountable) we must add up the good, the bad, and the in-between. In my estimation, comrade Fidel left this world far better than he came to it. This is the key. His contributions and the contributions of the Cuban people in the fight against colonialism, apartheid, and imperialism in Africa are almost enough to cement his legacy in and of themselves. There’s a reason why he took the time to meet with Malcolm X when he came to Harlem, and why Nelson Mandela visited Cuba and Castro shortly after his release from prison. Continue reading A Comrade’s Tribute to Fidel Castro on His 95th Birthday
FTP-Chicago (Opportunist lawyer Colin Nguyen, gentrifier Alan Coyle, and running dog Nicholas Antonacci) This report highlights some of the most recent struggles of the Hands Off Albany Park movement and the pathetic attempts to destroy it on part of the targeted enemies, in particular developer Platinum Homes and it’s owner Alan Coyle. We wanted to be thorough in our report to expose the cowardice of … Continue reading HOAP Report Back: Paper Tiger Alan Coyle Threatens to Sue and the Reactionaries at Allied Law
Comrade Val There’s a myth that I’m sure a lot of us have heard time and time again: that it gets better. Dan Savage started the It Gets Better project in September of 2010 in response to the deluge of suicides by queer youth that year. I was 16 at the time, struggling with my own gender and sexuality, and I vividly remember reading about each suicide … Continue reading Faerie Fire: On Revolutionary Queer History: Part Two
By Com. Omega For more than 20 years, the Albany Park neighborhood, located on Chicago’s northwest side, has been a site of struggle for workers and tenants against gentrification. In the early 2000’s, Albany Park began to see it’s first wave of gentrification, resulting in thousands of families being displaced. The 2008 housing crisis halted much of the condo construction, but families were still being … Continue reading Beyond Tenants Rights: An Interview with Eastwood Tenants Union
Comrade Redbeard Jovenel Moise, the “president” in name and dictator in fact of Haiti, was assassinated by gunmen in his home this morning. These gunmen allegedly claimed to be DEA agents, and were “foreigners” that “spoke both English and Spanish”. While the situation is still developing, and there are many unknown details, we can draw some conclusions despite the fog. First and foremost, Moise’s murder … Continue reading On the Assassination of Jovenel Moise and the Continued Struggle of the Haitian People
Anonymous In Spring of 2021, I journeyed to northern California, looking for work on an “outlaw” pot farm. The weed economy in California is quasi-legal, with the federal, state, and local pigs still enforcing draconian laws against marijuana cultivation and distribution. There are no rights for the people who work in the cannabis industry, no legal protections or framework respected by the authorities. Drive around … Continue reading An Account from The Pot Fields of Northern California
FTP-Chicago Patriarchal violence, while not unique to imperialist capitalism, is one of its foundational tools, and is integral to its perpetuation. When discussing how pervasive and omnipresent rape and rape apologism are in organizing spaces in Chicago, it is crucial that our analysis be couched in an understanding of the fact that gender oppressed colonized people, the world over, have been and continue to be … Continue reading On Patriarchal Violence and Rape Apologia in The Chicago Activist Scene: The Proletarian Feminist Response
FTP-STL and FTP-Oklahoma The incident known to many, erroneously, as the “Tulsa Race Massacre” began on May 31, 1921, when a settler mob attempted to lay siege to the Black district of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This district was popularly known as Black Wall Street due to the material prosperity of many of its residents. However, this is only half of the story, and we … Continue reading When We Shot Back: On the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Tulsa
FTP-Chicago On Sunday May 23rd, two cronies of capitalist Alan Coyle were booted from a Hands Off Albany Park organizing meeting by FTP and Albany Park – Organizing Committee (AP-OC) members. The meetings are open to all those who unite with the campaign to fight for the struggling masses of Albany Park and to identify the class enemies of the people. They are not a … Continue reading Hands Off Albany Park: Gentrifiers Try to Infiltrate Meeting