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
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
By: Huey Dessalines For prisoners, there is no alcohol nor flowers,But the night is so lovely, how can we celebrate it?I go to the air-hole and stare up at the moon,And through the air-hole the moon smiles at the poet – Ho Chi Minh, “Moonlight” SAINT LOUIS: It is a custom in the City of Saint Louis and other predominantly New Afrikan cities to welcome … Continue reading Black Inmates Begin 2021 with Uprising In Saint Louis Justice Center, Two Staff Allegedly Held Hostage In Struggle for Humane COVID-19 Response
by Kevin Rashid Johnson, Minister of Defense RIBPP On December 29, 2020, I joined with several recently expelled members of the new Afrikan Black Panther Party (NABPP) and other comrades to create a new revolutionary intercommunal party as a split from and restructuring of the NABPP. This new formation, which unlike the NABPP has a democratically elected leadership, is the Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party … Continue reading LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED: ON THE SPLIT IN THE NEW AFRIKAN BLACK PARTY AND FOUNDING OF THE REVOLUTIONARY INTERCOMMUNAL BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Boston, MA December 10th, 2020 On the morning of Thursday, December 10th, antifascist activists placed a banner over Storrow Drive in solidarity with the call to action from the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement. The call was a commemoration of martyred antifascist Michael Reinoehl, who was assassinated by police after defending himself and a friend from fascists. His murder was called for by Donald Trump on Twitter, … Continue reading Avenge Michael Reinoehl!
By: FTP-STL For the People – STL is an intermediate organization in Saint Louis, Missouri. Every member of our formation is required to adopt and unite with our points of unity shared with other FTP organizations across the country, these being: anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism, support for and work towards initiating and maintaining direct aid to the people. Most important than direct aid to the people (which … Continue reading FTP-STL Speaks: Why We Want to Destroy American Imperialism
At the beginning of this month, the Israeli State arrested and imprisoned seven Palestinian activists without charge or trial. FTP and People’s Voice News call upon the colonial regime to immediately put an end to its war crimes and political imprisonment. Continue reading Free Political Prisoners! Free Khitam Saafin! Free Palestine!
Transgender women have been mercilessly harassed, beaten, raped, murdered, tortured, lobotomized, institutionalized, imprisoned, forced out of employment and pushed to suicide. This humiliation can only go on for so long before there is a breaking point. Continue reading Transgender Women and the Revolutionary Struggle Against Patriarchy
“The history of the current political border is the history of colonization.” Continue reading Superemos: Separation of Families on The US-Mexico Border
New Afrikan activist is arrested for filling out a voting rights form Continue reading New Afrikan Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaquim Faces Reincarceration for Filling Out Voter Registration Form
The masses have risen up in outrage against a special police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS. Continue reading #EndSARS Protests Rock Nigeria and Diaspora
A concentration camp nurse exposes an genocidal pattern of medical abuse. Continue reading Whistleblower Exposes ICE Fascists – Undocumented Women Received Hysterectomies In Sterilization Scheme
The Duterte regime pardoned an American soldier for the murder of a Filipino trans woman. Continue reading Justice for Jennifer Laude! Struggle for proletarian feminism against imperialism and transmisogyny!
By Comrade Toussaint July 31, 2020 SAINT LOUIS COUNTY: “Progressive” prosecutor Wesley Bell showed his true class allegience on Thursday when he refused to pursue charges against Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown in 2014. Bell is quoted as saying: “Although this case represents one of the most significant moments in St. Louis’ history, the question for this office was a simple one: … Continue reading Saint Louis County Prosecutor Refuses New Charges in Darren Wilson Case
July 26, 2020 Amidst the revolutionary fight for housing in Philadelphia, we must recognize that the nation-wide call to defund, disarm, and disband the police is a key component here in this struggle. In their beginning, back in 1971, Phila. Housing Authority police were a force of over 200 officers charged with serving Philadelphia’s public housing community when it “consisted of largely high-rise, crime-ridden developments”. Historically, … Continue reading On PHA Police: Who Do They Protect? Who Do They Serve?