Lifting a Rock to Drop It On One’s Own Feet: On the Failed US Mission in Afghanistan

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

A Comrade’s Tribute to Fidel Castro on His 95th Birthday

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

HOAP Report Back: Paper Tiger Alan Coyle Threatens to Sue and the Reactionaries at Allied Law

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

Beyond Tenants Rights: An Interview with Eastwood Tenants Union

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

On the Assassination of Jovenel Moise and the Continued Struggle of the Haitian People

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

An Account from The Pot Fields of Northern California

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

On Patriarchal Violence and Rape Apologia in The Chicago Activist Scene: The Proletarian Feminist Response

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

When We Shot Back: On the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Tulsa

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

Hands Off Albany Park: Gentrifiers Try to Infiltrate Meeting

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

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