By Comrade Redbeard Long Beach’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park used to be the vibrant heart of our city’s 6th District, a place where local kids, elders, workers and all types of people from the neighborhood could come and play, learn, and enjoy life. Back in the day, social and community programs reduced crime by about 65%-far more than the cops ever have- and anyone … Continue reading Resurrecting the Green Mausoleum: The Struggle to Revitalize Long Beach’s MLK Jr. Park
By Comrade Redbeard There is nothing romantic about violence. The bourgeoisie and the imperialists never grow tired of portraying radicals and revolutionaries, and communists in particular, as vicious sadists, jonesing for an excuse to kill and steal, even as they steal and kill at inconceivable scales. They turn projection into an art form! But we must know the truth. At its best, violence is a … Continue reading On Careful Violence: The Story of Udham Singh
By Comrade Redbeard On January 29, Comrade Toussaint and I wrote an article on the Ukraine crisis for this publication. In our piece, we argued that Ukraine has become a proxy for inter-imperialist competition between Russia and the united states/NATO. The Ukrainian and Russian masses have no interest in war. We also argued that the prospect of a full-scale Russian invasion was unlikely, contrary to … Continue reading The Imperialists Gamble, The Masses Pay: On the Russian War against Ukraine
By Comrade Redbeard Today marks the first anniversary of the Gastropub Putsch, also known as the Capitol Riot, or to those that really want to emphasize the point that it’s bad to threaten the u.s. government, the Capitol Insurrection. In the days and weeks leading up to January 6, 2022, much of the capitalist press, liberal talking heads, bourgeois academics, and Democratic politicians have spilled … Continue reading Fascism is More than Rallies and Street Brawls: January 6 and Fantasies of Amerikan Democracy
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