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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Murders, Mental Health, and Protest: Report and Analysis from Newton, MA

by Comrade Connie Michael Conlon, 28, was murdered by the Newton Police Department on Tuesday after the owner of Indulge! candy store, Linda Weller Gulman, called the police while he was having a mental health crisis. Conlon, who lived above and frequented the store, reportedly told Gulman he had not taken his medication and he wanted to show her something, revealing a knife. Despite local … Continue reading Police Murders, Mental Health, and Protest: Report and Analysis from Newton, MA