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

A Worker Speaks: COVID-19 Coverup in Spanish Lake, Missouri

Anonymous Submission On February 8th, 2021, I was informed that an employee in the seafood department of the Sierra Vista Schnucks in Spanish Lake, Missouri had been sent home the day prior (Feb 7th) after testing positive for Covid-19. This is a store in a majority Black area, with majority Black staff. The management team is majority white. The remaining staff, having been possibly exposed, … Continue reading A Worker Speaks: COVID-19 Coverup in Spanish Lake, Missouri

Uprising Continues In Saint Louis Jail – 117 Inmates Seize Fourth Floor

Around 3:00 AM on Saturday morning, inmates once again rose in the maroon, slave rebel tradition, following in the footsteps of the Attica rebels of 1971, who rose and demanded to be treated as human beings, not as beasts. Reactionary governor Nelson Rockefeller mobilized the National Guard to suppress that uprising, resulting in several dead. On Saturday morning in the heart of Saint Louis, windows were smashed, items were thrown from windows, fires were lit, and banners/signs demanding “Freedom for 57” were made and displayed. “Free 57” refers to the 50 odd rebel inmates who were transferred to the Workhouse after previous demonstrations. This is a solidarity uprising and an uprising for human rights, and a natural response to state repression. A sign asking “What about Anthony Smith” was also seen. Anthony Smith was a Black man murdered by Police Officer Jason Stockley on December 20, 2011. The failure to indict Stockley touched off weeks of protests in 2017, which were met with brutal repression ordered by Mayor Lyda Krewson (D). Continue reading Uprising Continues In Saint Louis Jail – 117 Inmates Seize Fourth Floor

FTP-STL Speaks: On “The Best Of My Life Was in the NPA”

Comrades in FTP-STL (For the People – Saint Louis) read and discussed the Open Letter “The Best of My Life was in the NPA” by Ka Maria Nel of the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front in the Philippines after this week’s general body meeting. Comrades discussed what struck them the most about this piece and what can be learned from it. The responses are below: AU: … Continue reading FTP-STL Speaks: On “The Best Of My Life Was in the NPA”

Retail Investors on Reddit Blamed By Finance Capitalists for Gamestop Short Squeeze – Communists and the Stock Market

By: Comrade Toussaint Redditors, many of whom were frequenters of the subreddit r/wallstreetbets, had the financial world all atwitter this week as shares of Gamestop (GME) rose exponentially, closing at $347.51 on Wednesday. On Thursday, shares peaked at $483.00. A week before, it was trading at just under $40. These relatively small actors are being widely discussed and blamed for driving up the price of … Continue reading Retail Investors on Reddit Blamed By Finance Capitalists for Gamestop Short Squeeze – Communists and the Stock Market

A Response to Tribune of the People

PVN Editors We have only just now read the email from Tribune editors. We understand the objections made to our article and would like to extend an apology for our delay in responding. We will rectify our work by improving our internal and external communications as Peoples Voice News, which includes being on top of our emails. The reply by the Tribune was completely unacceptable. … Continue reading A Response to Tribune of the People

Los Angeles in the Age of COVID

By: Comrade Redbeard California has become an epicenter of the coronavirus. Perhaps nowhere is this more clear than in Los Angeles County, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States and the world. In a local population of roughly 10 million, there are over 1 million confirmed cases thus far: in other words, about 1 in 10 Angelenos have the virus. Over 15,000 … Continue reading Los Angeles in the Age of COVID