FTP-Chicago and AP-OC Hold “Hands Off Albany Park” People’s Forum

FTP-Chicago On May 2nd, For The People – Chicago and its mass organ, the Albany Park – Organizing Committee, held their first people’s forum to discuss the current advancements of gentrification in the neighborhood and publicly initiate the Hands Off Albany Park campaign. FTP and AP-OC members and volunteers canvassed throughout the neighborhood for the People’s Forum and invitations were sent out to supporters. Attendees … Continue reading FTP-Chicago and AP-OC Hold “Hands Off Albany Park” People’s Forum

“Operation End of the Line”: Pig Violence Aids Gentrification in Rogers Park, and Block Club Chicago Propagandizes It

FTP-Chicago (Rogers Park) A wave of violent suppression continues in Rogers Park. Around 11 AM on Thursday, April 1st, the Chicago Police Department swept across Howard Street, indiscriminately arresting anyone and everyone they came across. Approximately 38 people were grabbed off the street and taken to Cook County Jail. They call this “Operation End of the Line,” and bill it as a response to a … Continue reading “Operation End of the Line”: Pig Violence Aids Gentrification in Rogers Park, and Block Club Chicago Propagandizes It

19 Year Old New Afrikan Teenager, Derontae Martin, Shot and Killed In Fredericktown, MO: Interview Between Comrade M. and Comrade Toussaint

Derontae Martin, 19, was reported dead early in the morning of April 25 at a residence located at 1773 Highway Z in Fredericktown, Missouri, owned by a white man named James Wade. Fredericktown is roughly an hour and a half from Saint Louis, Missouri. Martin, a resident of Park Hills, Missouri, allegedly died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head at 3:01 AM, … Continue reading 19 Year Old New Afrikan Teenager, Derontae Martin, Shot and Killed In Fredericktown, MO: Interview Between Comrade M. and Comrade Toussaint

It Won’t Stop Until We Stop It: Joint International Workers’ Day 2021 Statement From 10 FTP Chapters

I.) On the International Situation US imperialism, the number one threat to continued existence of humanity, continues to sow war and coup plots the world over. This is to be expected, the enemy will remain the enemy. When we speak of imperialism, we of course also speak of what Nkrumah called “the last stage” of imperialism, which is neocolonialism. Lenin defines imperialism as, essentially, the … Continue reading It Won’t Stop Until We Stop It: Joint International Workers’ Day 2021 Statement From 10 FTP Chapters

Against Duterte, For the Revolution and the Filipino People: An Interview with Anakbayan Long Beach

By: Comrade Redbeard Redbeard: The Duterte regime has recently stepped up its violence against the masses and activists in the Philippines, carrying out a massacre of 9 people on March 7 alone. Can you tell us more about this? Jay: Yeah. My name is Jay Jimenez, my pronouns are they/them, and I am the vice-chairperson for Anakbayan Long Beach. We are a youth and student … Continue reading Against Duterte, For the Revolution and the Filipino People: An Interview with Anakbayan Long Beach

4th Uprising in 5 Months Hits Saint Louis Central Justice Center: Statement from FTP-STL

For the People – STL (FTP-STL) For the 4th time in 5 months, inmates at the Justice Center in downtown STL have staged a militant uprising. They demand treatment as human beings, appropriate COVID-19 safety measures, no retaliation/new charges for participation in demonstrations, food fit for human consumption, timely court dates, and the respect of their basic human rights. These demands are basic and all … Continue reading 4th Uprising in 5 Months Hits Saint Louis Central Justice Center: Statement from FTP-STL

Faerie Fire — On Revolutionary Queer History: Part One

Comrade Val To say that “Stonewall was a riot” has become something of a cliche in the last ten years amongst LGBT people. What began as an earnest attempt to re-inject some radical energy into a community that had long been co-opted for empire has now become as meaningless and co-opted as the rainbow flag itself. Figures such as Marsha P Johnson and Silvia Rivera, … Continue reading Faerie Fire — On Revolutionary Queer History: Part One

Federal Jury Lets White Saint Louis Police Officers off the Hook for Beating of Black Undercover Officer During 2017 Protest

Comrade Toussaint SAINT LOUIS: An initially all white federal jury cleared three current and former white Saint Louis police officers for the brutal beating of their Black undercover colleague, Luther Hall, during a 2017 police riot on the corner of 14th and Olive in Downtown Saint Louis. On Monday, Officers Steven Korte (still employed by STLMPD) and Christopher Myers were acquitted of the charge of … Continue reading Federal Jury Lets White Saint Louis Police Officers off the Hook for Beating of Black Undercover Officer During 2017 Protest

Charter of Proletarian Feminism – For the People Baltimore

By: For the People – Baltimore Recognizing the prescriptive program of the Center for Marxist Leninist-Maoist Studies asoutlined in the On Standards of Feminist Conduct article posted to signalfire.org in 2013, whichstates that “The guiding principles outlined here should determine the formulation of organizationalpolicies in the US on anti-women violence” Recognizing that many organizations in Baltimore calling themselves Communists did not live up totheir “feminist … Continue reading Charter of Proletarian Feminism – For the People Baltimore

Against the Red Boys’ Club: A Revolutionary Woman Responds to the ‘Struggle Sessions Editorial Board’

By: Comrade Val A communist I respect once said that “the left puts the petty in petty bourgeoisie.” If we’re being honest, what communist hasn’t at some point made an incredibly petty argument that amounts to little else but splitting hairs for the sake of striking an intimidating pose? Far from being rightfully stamped out, the editorial board of Struggle Sessions just shot the petty … Continue reading Against the Red Boys’ Club: A Revolutionary Woman Responds to the ‘Struggle Sessions Editorial Board’

Jailbreak the Prisonhouse of Nations! On the Role of the Euro-Amerikan Nation

By: Comrade Valerie At the first conference of the Maoist Communist Party – Organizing Committee, the body that originally generated For The People, it was agreed that “the contradiction between oppressor/exploiting nations and oppressed/exploited nations remains the primary contradiction of our era of capitalism-imperialism.” Though the Organizing Committee has strategically decentralized and the individual FTP chapters are engaged in party building autonomously, this point is … Continue reading Jailbreak the Prisonhouse of Nations! On the Role of the Euro-Amerikan Nation

“We are Not Your Piggy Bank”: Ruling Class Forces Volunteers to Mobilize Operation Winter Haven in STL

By: Comrade Mary ST. LOUIS: Since Sunday February 7, a coalition of more than 200 volunteers and 11 churches and shelters collaborated to form Winter Haven, opening 250 beds over the last two weeks during freezing weather by opening motels and pop-up shelters at churches. “I’ve never seen a coalition come together like this before,” Teka Childress, founder of St. Louis Winter Outreach said. St. … Continue reading “We are Not Your Piggy Bank”: Ruling Class Forces Volunteers to Mobilize Operation Winter Haven in STL

Wolves in Sheeps’ Clothing: Class Enemies in Baltimore’s Tent City

By: Comrades Carlo and Daniel Recognizing that we have enemies, we must analyze our community and determine class friend from class foe. When it comes to Tent City, an encampment below I-83, the class lines are deliberately blurred. There are a few reasons why it may be difficult to determine friend from foe, namely the way folks come at you. Why does an enemy speak … Continue reading Wolves in Sheeps’ Clothing: Class Enemies in Baltimore’s Tent City