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
The establishment of For The People (FTP) – Baltimore is the culmination of several months of struggles to unify the most revolutionary comrades in the Greater Baltimore area. This is a formation comprised of dedicated Prison Abolitionists, LGBTQ+ Liberationists, Universal Healthcare Activists, Food Sovereignty Activists, and allies of the Black Liberation movement. We operate on consensus, and dialectically reach solutions to contradictions or issues. In … Continue reading FTP-Baltimore Launches – Principles of Unity
Comrade Andy As the uprisings across the so called United States have continued for not only George Floyd, but Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain, many monuments to the white supremacist imperialist order have been torn by protesters. From statues of Christopher Columbus, the first modern imperialist and genocider, slave owners and human traffickers, butchers of Indigenous people to pigs like Frank Rizzo of Philadephia, many … Continue reading Down With Genocider Statues – It Is Right To Rebel!
FTP-STL “I mean, I’m not I’m not the enemy of people that really care about the Black lives, but I’m apparently the enemy of the terrorists and the Marxists that are running this organization…first of all, why are they protesting on Portland Place. The mayor doesn’t live there? And when they kick in the gate, when the first thing they do is destroy private property … Continue reading This Isn’t A Protest – It’s A Revolution: On The Militant Demonstration of June 28th in Saint Louis
Editorial Note: This reportback is provided so that comrades who counterprotest reactionary events such as the Trump event held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20th know what to look for and what steps to take to keep comrades and the masses safe. Arrived in Tulsa, OK at 1 pm. Parked half a mile away, and immediately saw a suspicious person in the area. MAGA hat, … Continue reading An FTP Cadre Reports on The Tulsa Trump Rally
Comrade Toussaint UNITED STATES: 6 New Afrikan and Latinx people have been found hanging from trees since May 27th, amidst the widespread people’s rebellion against police murder that has shook the world. Malcolm Harsch was found hanging in Victorville, CA, on May 31. Robert Fuller was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, CA on June 10. A trans woman named Titi Gulley was found … Continue reading Spate of Mysterious Hangings of Black People Calls for Revolutionary Self-Defense!
For the People – Twin Cities On the night of May 28th, the People, the colonized masses (particularly the New Afrikan masses) of Minneapolis achieved an enormous victory. They rose up, in the name of justice for George Floyd and all Black and Indigenous peoples that have been murdered by the settler-colonial state, and drove the pigs out of their tin fortress, took their armaments, … Continue reading A Single Spark Can Start a Precinct Fire: On the Historic Victory of the People of Minneapolis at the Third Precinct
FTP-Twin Cities MINNEAPOLIS- Monday evening, George Floyd, a Black man, was murdered in South Minneapolis by a white pig from the Minneapolis Police Department. The white pig kneeled on Floyd’s neck as Floyd (as well as many bystanders) pleaded for the officer to remove his knee from his neck, all the while the pig’s partners stood by, doing nothing to stop the murder. The officer remained … Continue reading Masses Rise in Rebellion after MPD Murder George Floyd
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
Comrade Delphi INDIANAPOLIS: At 6:15 pm on May 6th, police in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) shot and killed 21 year old Dreasjon Reed. Witnesses and evidence from a Facebook live stream, made by Reed himself, indicate that he was shot in the back while running from police. The live video was taken down following the shooting but a portion, including the moment of … Continue reading Indianapolis Pigs Murder Dreasjon Reed
May 2, 2020 DARTMOUTH, MA – On the evening of May 1st, correctional officers in the Bristol County ICE detention center violentlyassaulted those detained, filling the room with pepper spray, and causing several people to faint. Bristol County sheriff brazenly lied about the events which transpired Friday evening, claiming thatthe people detained refused to be tested for COVID-19 and attacked correctional officers and the sheriff … Continue reading ICE Officers Pepper-Spray, Brutalize Detainees Who Refuse to Sign Documents Testifying Cleanliness, Humane Treatment
May 2, 2020 This is a translation of an article from Engrenages Journal, published here with the permission of our comrades in the Unité Communiste Lyon. The original can be found here. Since the declaration of the quarantine in France on March 17th, 2020, it has been police violence which has been out on the street. Such has been circulating across social media: all sorts … Continue reading Confinement and Class Justice
By C.R. May 1, 2020 In Latin America, there is a rich history of popular resistance to capitalist and colonial domination of the political economy. For nearly 3 years in the early 1970’s, the working and peasant classes of Chilean continued that legacy, and paved the way to a more equitable, and post-scarcity society. When Salvador Allende came to power with help from the popular … Continue reading Lecciones de Chile: Las Tomas de Terrano