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
As Confederate flags and Trump 2020 banners fly outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC, pro-Trump protestors are entering the building by force. Videos taken at the scene show cops fleeing from demonstrators with fire extinguishers; others appear to simply be taking a self-guided tour of the building, wandering aimlessly through the halls. Windows have been smashed and both chambers of Congress are currently on … Continue reading BREAKING: Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol
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
“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
By: FTP-PDX Background Formed by a split with the Workers World Party in 2004 (which split from the Socialist Workers Party nearly 50 years prior), the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) has grown into a regular—at times domineering—presence at demonstrations across the United States. After it claimed the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition in the split, PSL became a vital force in the anti-war movement of the 2000s. Though membership grew … Continue reading Against the Party for “Socialism” and Liberation: Proletarian Feminism is the Weapon to Smash Revisionism!
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
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
By the Political Development Working Group of Solidarity Supply Distro Earlier this month, the City of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department issued a violation notice to a food distribution program working out of a yard in Roslindale. The mutual aid program – labeled “underground” by the Boston Globe – offered regular access to free food for families in need, sourcing its supplies through the Brookline Food … Continue reading SSD Speaks: Oppose State Repression of Mutual Aid! Fight for Revolution!
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 Huey Dessalines Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top Iranian nuclear scientist, was assassinated in Tehran on Friday. Bullets riddled his vehicle and there were reports of an explosion as well. Fakhirizadeh was a major part of the Iranian nuclear effort and is the highest ranking Iranian scientist to be assassinated to date. Israel has long sought to neutralize/destroy Iranian nuclear capabilities, seeing Iran as a competitor … Continue reading Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated In Tehran, Signs Point To Israeli/American Involvement
FTP – Chicago has begun a program to provide free overdose-prevention kits and other resources to the people in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Continue reading FTP-Chicago Launches Weekly People’s Survival Program
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!
After the “interim president” ousted popular President Vizcarra, protests rocked the country for a week. Now the new government in stepping down in the face of a mass rebellion. Continue reading Peru’s Coup Leader Resigns After Police Kill Two Protestors, Injure Dozens
Private interests invest millions of dollars in our elections every year. at every level of government. Continue reading Chances Are, You Voted for a Candidate You Hate (Again). Here’s Why It Keeps Happening.