Lifting a Rock to Drop It On One’s Own Feet: On the Failed US Mission in Afghanistan

Comrade Redbeard and Comrade Toussaint The US-led effort in Afghanistan collapsed with a pathetic whimper on Sunday, with the entry of Taliban forces into Kabul, the nation’s capital, the flight of puppet President Ashraf Ghani to Tajikistan, and the Vietnam-esque images of helicopters taking off from the roof of the (former) US Embassy. According to US officials, American soldiers have shot two supposedly armed men … Continue reading Lifting a Rock to Drop It On One’s Own Feet: On the Failed US Mission in Afghanistan

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

HOAP Report Back: Paper Tiger Alan Coyle Threatens to Sue and the Reactionaries at Allied Law

FTP-Chicago (Opportunist lawyer Colin Nguyen, gentrifier Alan Coyle, and running dog Nicholas Antonacci) This report highlights some of the most recent struggles of the Hands Off Albany Park movement and the pathetic attempts to destroy it on part of the targeted enemies, in particular developer Platinum Homes and it’s owner Alan Coyle. We wanted to be thorough in our report to expose the cowardice of … Continue reading HOAP Report Back: Paper Tiger Alan Coyle Threatens to Sue and the Reactionaries at Allied Law

Beyond Tenants Rights: An Interview with Eastwood Tenants Union

By Com. Omega For more than 20 years, the Albany Park neighborhood, located on Chicago’s northwest side, has been a site of struggle for workers and tenants against gentrification. In the early 2000’s, Albany Park began to see it’s first wave of gentrification, resulting in thousands of families being displaced. The 2008 housing crisis halted much of the condo construction, but families were still being … Continue reading Beyond Tenants Rights: An Interview with Eastwood Tenants Union

On the Assassination of Jovenel Moise and the Continued Struggle of the Haitian People

Comrade Redbeard Jovenel Moise, the “president” in name and dictator in fact of Haiti, was assassinated by gunmen in his home this morning. These gunmen allegedly claimed to be DEA agents, and were “foreigners” that “spoke both English and Spanish”. While the situation is still developing, and there are many unknown details, we can draw some conclusions despite the fog. First and foremost, Moise’s murder … Continue reading On the Assassination of Jovenel Moise and the Continued Struggle of the Haitian People

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

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

“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

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

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

Charter of Proletarian Feminism – For the People Baltimore

By: For the People – Baltimore Recognizing the prescriptive program of the Center for Marxist Leninist-Maoist Studies asoutlined in the On Standards of Feminist Conduct article posted to signalfire.org in 2013, whichstates that “The guiding principles outlined here should determine the formulation of organizationalpolicies in the US on anti-women violence” Recognizing that many organizations in Baltimore calling themselves Communists did not live up totheir “feminist … Continue reading Charter of Proletarian Feminism – For the People Baltimore

“We are Not Your Piggy Bank”: Ruling Class Forces Volunteers to Mobilize Operation Winter Haven in STL

By: Comrade Mary ST. LOUIS: Since Sunday February 7, a coalition of more than 200 volunteers and 11 churches and shelters collaborated to form Winter Haven, opening 250 beds over the last two weeks during freezing weather by opening motels and pop-up shelters at churches. “I’ve never seen a coalition come together like this before,” Teka Childress, founder of St. Louis Winter Outreach said. St. … Continue reading “We are Not Your Piggy Bank”: Ruling Class Forces Volunteers to Mobilize Operation Winter Haven in STL

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