Sacrifices on the Capitalist Altar: From a Frontline Grocery Worker

By Comrade Leek  August 12, 2020 COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the poor, colonized, and working class, and has killed over 150,000 people in the US since it began sweeping the country in February. The fascist Trump administration has been silencing doctors and scientists, and as we have begun to see, local authorities and companies are beginning to also silence those who speak out about the … Continue reading Sacrifices on the Capitalist Altar: From a Frontline Grocery Worker

Racism and Class: Atlas Restaurant Group

By Carlo July 16, 2020 “Every Black person has an Atlas story” -Robyn Murphy, Baltimore Sun, June 2020 BALTIMORE – It is no secret that capitalism is a racist system, and that true equality necessarily means its overthrow and replacement with socialism. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the heart of Baltimore, a city built on stolen Piscataway land, where a corporation known as … Continue reading Racism and Class: Atlas Restaurant Group

PHA and the City of Philadelphia Serve Gentrifiers!

In June 2019, the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) auctioned off 144 vacant properties. The sale of these properties gave PHA $8.4 million. This wasn’t the first time the public housing giant auctioned off a large number of vacant properties. PHA’s first auction was in 2011, where 341 properties were sold for $6.1 million. Since then, every year has had large auctions of publicly-owned properties to … Continue reading PHA and the City of Philadelphia Serve Gentrifiers!

On the Revolutionary Fight to End Homelessness and Gentrification

If the government does not provide housing, then the people must take it for themselves.  North Philadelphia resident Jennifer Bennetch and other community members connected through #OccupyPHA quietly started moving families into vacant properties upon the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020. Long before the coronavirus outbreak, Bennetch was already tracking vacant properties owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority as part of her long-term effort to … Continue reading On the Revolutionary Fight to End Homelessness and Gentrification

Haoxi Village & The Role of Collectivism in Contemporary China

Editorial Note: This piece is a submission from an unaffiliated supporter of the MCP-OC who is currently resident in the People’s Republic of China. We publish this work in the spirit of “letting a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend” and in general interest of comrades who would like a voice from the PRC. It should not in any way be … Continue reading Haoxi Village & The Role of Collectivism in Contemporary China

Guerilla Gardening and the Problem of Property: An Analysis of Our Situation and Response to Block Club

FTP Chicago     With the publication of Block Club Chicago’s recent piece, we find it necessary to both respond to the claims made in the article and to analyze the contradictions that have heightened since its release. The primary question of this debate seems to be one of methods and strategies: which method is more capable of addressing the structural dynamics and contradictions that are … Continue reading Guerilla Gardening and the Problem of Property: An Analysis of Our Situation and Response to Block Club

Guest Article from A Comrade in China: For the Recollectivization of Agriculture (Part 1)

By: He Xuefeng (Translation by a supporter of the MCP-OC) Disclaimer: This article is published in PVN as a demonstration of international solidarity and in the interests of unity within the international communist movement. This position in no way should be interpreted to represent the line of the MCP-OC. The organization of the peasantry is a pre-condition of rural revitalization. China’s very own collectivized economic … Continue reading Guest Article from A Comrade in China: For the Recollectivization of Agriculture (Part 1)

COVID-19: No Shelter in Place

By Mary Adcock April 12, 2020 SAINT LOUIS – In the early hours of Friday, April 9, unhoused residents of the tent encampment in downtown St. Louis woke to police and parks employees shaking their tents, expecting the group to immediately disperse and ready to confiscate their tents. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said in an email to the department on March 25, “According … Continue reading COVID-19: No Shelter in Place

#RentStrike Movement Building for April 1, 2020: Some Thoughts and Considerations

Huey Dessalines UNITED STATES: Demands for a rent strike are building steam across the United States during the COVID-19 epidemic. This is expected, as countless people are unemployed as a result of disruption to the restaurant and tourism industries which employ millions of people in this country. This rent strike demand goes along with several dozen wildcat strikes in key industries, such as food processing, … Continue reading #RentStrike Movement Building for April 1, 2020: Some Thoughts and Considerations

Reflections On the Financial Crisis of 1873

March 22, 2020 In the middle of December, 1873, the economy slipped on the ice and crashed. The resulting depression led to layoffs en masse. Not long after landlords began tossing those workers and their families into the frozen streets. The streets matched their hearts, cold and with a healthy smattering of excrement. Labor suffered for Capital. Our economy has now come to a halt … Continue reading Reflections On the Financial Crisis of 1873

St. Louis Deputies Murder Man Over Eviction Notice In The Middle Of a Pandemic

By Comrade Blue SAINT LOUIS: Amid all the tension between the working and ruling classes during this pandemic, we find one thing clear: all the class dynamics that existed before the COVID-19 epidemic are exacerbated by this newfound panic. Working people struggle even more to get food on their tables. As people are put out of work without pay, landlords are still wrongfully demanding rent. … Continue reading St. Louis Deputies Murder Man Over Eviction Notice In The Middle Of a Pandemic

Homeless Families in Los Angeles Seize Housing, Announce Plan to Seize More Properties In Future: MCP’s Position

March 15, 2020 Saturday morning saw an escalation in the proletarian revolutionary housing struggle in California. Homeless families, inspired by the success of Moms4Housing in Oakland after a sharp struggle, reproduced the tactic and seized control of a house in El Sureno. The LA Times reports that they seek to spread the tactic to new properties in the future. This development comes on the heels … Continue reading Homeless Families in Los Angeles Seize Housing, Announce Plan to Seize More Properties In Future: MCP’s Position

Saint Paul Teachers Hit the Streets and Begin Their Strike; SPPS Already Threatening Retaliatory Layoffs

By Otto K. March 12, 2020 SAINT PAUL – Earlier this week on Tuesday morning, St. Paul, Minnesota teachers and educators began the first day of their planned strike, establishing their picket lines at all St. Paul Public School (SPPS) sites with a march and rally at the Global Arts Plus Upper Campus which followed later in the afternoon.  The strike, which is supported by … Continue reading Saint Paul Teachers Hit the Streets and Begin Their Strike; SPPS Already Threatening Retaliatory Layoffs

FTP-Bloomington celebrates IWWD

March 8, 2020 A series of workshops in Bloomington, Indiana brought comrades together to celebrate International Working Women’s Day in solidarity with working women and non-men across the world. For the People – Bloomington, the Marxist Reading Group, the Culture Work Collective, and the Palestine Solidarity Committee organized the workshops at PwrPlnt, a community space in downtown Bloomington that hosts political and cultural events, such as … Continue reading FTP-Bloomington celebrates IWWD