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

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

Black Inmates Begin 2021 with Uprising In Saint Louis Justice Center, Two Staff Allegedly Held Hostage In Struggle for Humane COVID-19 Response

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

LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED: ON THE SPLIT IN THE NEW AFRIKAN BLACK PARTY AND FOUNDING OF THE REVOLUTIONARY INTERCOMMUNAL BLACK PANTHER PARTY

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