Comrade Zabala (With Contributions by Comrades Redbeard and Pablo) The close of 2022 saw the defeat of a rail workers’ campaign to better their working conditions and quality of life. The congressional representatives in the pay of the wealthy railroad barons, whose ranks include Warren Buffet, successfully deprived the workers of any concessions and enforced a nearly 100 year old Railroad Labor Act. The Act … Continue reading The Talons of the Eagle: An Example of American Class Collaboration and Fascism
“A revolutionary mass movement among unions would certainly benefit the ultimate goal, however we must be careful not to mistake unions as place where revolutionary ideas are latent or implicit. Unions are largely defanged.” Continue reading Hot Union Summer to Spark The Revolution?
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
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
“I’m tired from people begging for Christmas food. They didn’t care about the kind – turkeys or you know. They just needed food.” – Reverend Annie Chambers. Continue reading Fed Up: Food Desertification and Apartheid in Baltimore
As the COVID pandemic rages, Utah’s housing problem only grows worse– but the rich and powerful are profiting from it. Continue reading Beyond Rio Grande: Utah Real Estate’s Quiet War on the Poor
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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)
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