Comrade Bobby Sands “A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” – Mao Zedong ALBANY PARK, CHICAGO — Since the beginning of August, there has been a major uptick in shootings and killings in Albany Park, as well as across the city of Chicago. In the Albany Park neighborhood which many of FTP-CHI cadre call home, it was recently … Continue reading UNITY AND STRUGGLE: Reportback and Analysis of Albany Park “Gang War”
On September 7th, 2020, fascist president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte granted an absolute pardon to a US-imperialist soldier in the 2014 murder of a trans woman, Jennifer Laude. The pardon serves as a reversal of policy for Duterte, who had previously promised to not release the murderer, Joseph Scott Pendleton. This has drawn the justified rage of the Laude family, the broad masses (particularly the LGBT masses), and even from some bourgeois politicians. This absolute pardon was criticized by Kabataan Makabayan, part of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, as “the latest in a long list of acts … Continue reading Justice for Jennifer Laude! Struggle for proletarian feminism against imperialism and transmisogyny!
Comrade Mary Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana and Mississippi coast, Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas on August 26. The problems of a hurricane are more insidious than the initial storm and flooding. More than 1,400 oil wells were in Laura’s path. Near Lake Charles, LA, a fire was reported at a petrochemical plant, one of dozens of plants in the area. Louisiana and Texas communities hardest hit by Laura and petrochemical/oil leaks are overwhelmingly working class and Black. “Not only does this pollution cause cancer … Continue reading Hurricane Laura Exposes Rottenness of Capitalism-Imperialism
By Comrade Toussaint August 27, 2020 UNITED STATES: As Minneapolis rises up again and the Kenosha incident has the “Left” grappling with the necessity to strengthen discipline and organization in light of the proliferation of reactionary lone wolves and militias … Continue reading New Afrikan and Progressive Athletes Engage in Wildcat Strike In Outrage Against Jacob Blake Shooting
By Comrade Dan August 27, 2020 On August 25th, protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin continued with proletarian vigor in response to the unjustified attempted murder of Jacob Blake by police in the same city. Far-right militia group “Kenosha Guard” made a Facebook … Continue reading Right-Wing Kenosha Killer Charged
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 … Continue reading Sacrifices on the Capitalist Altar: From a Frontline Grocery Worker
By Comrade Toussaint July 31, 2020 SAINT LOUIS COUNTY: “Progressive” prosecutor Wesley Bell showed his true class allegience on Thursday when he refused to pursue charges against Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown in 2014. Bell is quoted … Continue reading Saint Louis County Prosecutor Refuses New Charges in Darren Wilson Case
Central Committee of the Maoist Communist Party – Organizing Committee We, the Central Committee of the Maoist Communist Party – Organizing Committee, have followed with immense concern the continued fascist violations of the rights of the Filipino people to protest … Continue reading Activism is Not Terrorism: Oppose the “Anti-Terror” Law in the Philippines and Sharpen the People’s Struggle Against Fascism At Home!
July 26, 2020 Amidst the revolutionary fight for housing in Philadelphia, we must recognize that the nation-wide call to defund, disarm, and disband the police is a key component here in this struggle. In their beginning, back in 1971, Phila. Housing … Continue reading On PHA Police: Who Do They Protect? Who Do They Serve?
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 … Continue reading Racism and Class: Atlas Restaurant Group