Comrade Toussaint Paul McKee, a wealthy white real estate developer who has swallowed up huge chunks of Saint Louis’s New Afrikan community, continues his war on this proud and resilient people, this time insulting the memory of one of its most cherished institutions. Homer G. Phillips Hospital, located at 2601 North Whittier Street in the Ville, closed in 1979, another victim of neoliberalism. Before its … Continue reading Criminal Developer Paul McKee Continues War On Black Saint Louis
Author: Comrade Reed Author’s note: All names in this story have been replaced with pseudonyms at the request of the interviewee, in order to protect his identity. The story is otherwise presented unaltered. When asked to describe his wife, Mr. Ninety-One spoke of her universal love for the world around her. “She loved everything about life,” he said. “She loved trees, she loved animals. She used … Continue reading “Her Legacy is Going to Live On”: An Undocumented Woman’s Murder at the Hands of Settler-Imperialism
By Comrade Redbeard Once again, the state of Texas is on the cutting edge of reactionary politics. Earlier this year, the cultural luddites, moral lepers, and sadists with a quorum in the Texan legislature and governor’s mansion passed one of the most extreme anti-abortion laws in recent US history. Essentially, the new law, SB 8, overturns the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling … Continue reading Abortion Rights are Human Rights: No Apologies, No Restrictions!
On Friday, September 24, 2021, a small group gathered in Portland, Oregon, to watch and discuss the 1992 BBC documentary “People of the Shining Path,” as well as commemorate Comrade Gonzalo and discuss his contributions to the International Communist Movement. Before watching the documentary, the following was read about Gonzalo. Chairman Gonzalo, also known as Dr. Abimael Guzman Reynoso, was born on December 3, … Continue reading Red Salute to Comrade Gonzalo!
Author：”Lao Tian” Translator：”Kyon” Translator’s Note Lao Tian is a prolific writer and one of the leading figures of China’s left. This terse article should be treated as a polemical piece that reflects on the power inequalities in the Socialist management system that allowed for the re-establishment of the Capitalist wage system. “To each according to his labor” is the principle of Socialist distribution that has … Continue reading Bourgeois Rights and the Means
By Comrade Carlos How do we as revolutionary communists determine friend from foe? Not everyone who calls themselves your comrade has your back, and deciphering who our true enemies are in the field while organizing is crucial to avoid wasting our time attempting to recruit those with class interests opposed to a socialist revolution. Simply put, those classes oppressed in the current societies around the … Continue reading Class Analysis and the U.S. Military
By Comrade Redbeard There are many upsides to living in California. We have breathtaking, diverse natural landscapes, many of which are on fire on a regular basis. Other states envy our fields that feed millions, and the immigrant farmworkers worked to exhaustion by landowners. Do you want to meet some of the nastiest police departments in a country full of them, or urban centers seemingly … Continue reading The Fool’s Golden State: California’s Recall Election Staggers to an End
Comrade Val There’s a myth that I’m sure a lot of us have heard time and time again: that it gets better. Dan Savage started the It Gets Better project in September of 2010 in response to the deluge of suicides by queer youth that year. I was 16 at the time, struggling with my own gender and sexuality, and I vividly remember reading about each suicide … Continue reading Faerie Fire: On Revolutionary Queer History: Part Two
Anonymous In Spring of 2021, I journeyed to northern California, looking for work on an “outlaw” pot farm. The weed economy in California is quasi-legal, with the federal, state, and local pigs still enforcing draconian laws against marijuana cultivation and distribution. There are no rights for the people who work in the cannabis industry, no legal protections or framework respected by the authorities. Drive around … Continue reading An Account from The Pot Fields of Northern California
I.) On the International Situation US imperialism, the number one threat to continued existence of humanity, continues to sow war and coup plots the world over. This is to be expected, the enemy will remain the enemy. When we speak of imperialism, we of course also speak of what Nkrumah called “the last stage” of imperialism, which is neocolonialism. Lenin defines imperialism as, essentially, the … Continue reading It Won’t Stop Until We Stop It: Joint International Workers’ Day 2021 Statement From 10 FTP Chapters
“When we consider the onslaught of mental illness among the people of our country, we also must conclude that it’s not simply a problem of isolated individuals with faulty brain chemistry; it’s a social problem which is rooted in social conditions. We are not born broken. Capitalism is breaking us.” Continue reading On Mental Health and Revolutionary Discipline
Boston, MA When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the shores of so-called America back in early March 2020, Boston schools threatened to shut down. While school closures were bad because they affected food access and working families who rely on them for childcare, they were also a necessary measure for ensuring the pandemic didn’t spread. This led to a small group of activists from several different … Continue reading SSD Speaks: One Year Later—Our Successes, Failures, and Future
Comrades in FTP-STL (For the People – Saint Louis) read and discussed the Open Letter “The Best of My Life was in the NPA” by Ka Maria Nel of the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front in the Philippines after this week’s general body meeting. Comrades discussed what struck them the most about this piece and what can be learned from it. The responses are below: AU: … Continue reading FTP-STL Speaks: On “The Best Of My Life Was in the NPA”
By: Comrade Toussaint Redditors, many of whom were frequenters of the subreddit r/wallstreetbets, had the financial world all atwitter this week as shares of Gamestop (GME) rose exponentially, closing at $347.51 on Wednesday. On Thursday, shares peaked at $483.00. A week before, it was trading at just under $40. These relatively small actors are being widely discussed and blamed for driving up the price of … Continue reading Retail Investors on Reddit Blamed By Finance Capitalists for Gamestop Short Squeeze – Communists and the Stock Market
PVN Editors We have only just now read the email from Tribune editors. We understand the objections made to our article and would like to extend an apology for our delay in responding. We will rectify our work by improving our internal and external communications as Peoples Voice News, which includes being on top of our emails. The reply by the Tribune was completely unacceptable. … Continue reading A Response to Tribune of the People