PFLP denounces racist injustice, supports resistance

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine stands with the people of Ferguson, and throughout the streets of the cities of the United States, who have taken to the streets once more after the prosecution and the U.S. legal injustice system as a whole failed to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed…

NO MATTER WHAT THE STATE SAYS: OFFICER DARREN WILSON IS GUILTY!

[Re-posted from http://ncplc.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/no-matter-what-the-state-says-officer-darren-wilson-is-guilty/] Yesterday’s news that a St. Louis County grand jury will not indict Ferguson, Mo., white police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of unarmed 18-year-old African American Michael Brown comes as no surprise. In spite of several witnesses, including Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson who was with him at the time of the…

Hashtags and Holy War: What Socialists Can Learn from ISIS:

  [Re-posted from http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-former-fbi-agent-and-islamic-state-expert-ali-soufan-a-1003853.html] ________________________________________________________ Interview Conducted By Britta Sandberg In an interview, Ali Soufan, the former FBI agent who was a key figure in the arrest of the mastermind behind al-Qaida’s 9/11 attacks, discusses Islamic State’s massively successful social media strategy and serious errors made in the war against terror. SPIEGEL: You recently conducted extensive research…

Venezuelan Students in the Streets to Support Government

Celebrating the national day of the university student, thousands took the streets in Venezuela to show their support for the government’s education policies. Thousands of students marched in the streets of Venezuela’s capital Friday to mark the national day of the university student. The students showed their support for the goverment’s education policies. Education in…

Objective conditions that gave rise to Ferguson

By Larry Hales Excerpts from the talk given by Larry Hales at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City Nov. 15-16. [Re-posted from http://www.workers.org/articles/2014/11/22/objective-conditions-gave-rise-ferguson/] I believe in comradely and revolutionary love, but also in the power of hating oppression and those that oppress. I believe in letting that hate for the…

2014 Hottest Ever – Americans Suspect The Apocalypse

Don’t let the winter cold spell fool you. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed Thursday that 2014 is set to be the hottest year in recorded history, with October setting another record for monthly temperatures. This marks the fifth month out of the past six to set a record high global temperature, according…

Defend NUMSA! Struggle for an independent, socialist workers’ movement

[Reposted from http://links.org.au/node/4162] [Bolding by SC] Statement by the Democratic Left Front (South Africa) November 20, 2014 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — In December 1985, millions of oppressed and exploited in South Africa and indeed across the world celebrated the birth of a giant of the working class, the Congress of South…

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine: Marxists with a history of global ties

Mural of Leila Khaled on the Apartheid Wall at Bethlehem on June 16, 2013 in central West Bank. – AFP/Getty Images By Laura Dean [Re-posted from http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/141118/what-is-popular-front-liberation-palestine-PFLP] [Bolding by SC] CAIRO, Egypt — Five Israelis were killed on Tuesday in the worst attack to take place in Jerusalem in years. Two Palestinian men, cousins identified as…

Ecosocialism: Why greens must be red and reds must be green

  [Reposted from http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/11/19/ecosocialism-greens-must-red-reds-must-green/] Video: Ian Angus argues for a movement based on socialist and ecological principles, to save humanity and the rest of nature from capitalist ecocide.  Ian Angus is editor of Climate & Capitalism, a founding member of the Ecosocialist International Network, co-author of the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration, and editor of The Global…

You might be a TERF if…

I’ve noticed that there seems to be some confusion about what a TERF* is so, here’s a quick guide to help you figure out if you’re a TERF. Chances are that you’re a TERF if you believe that you’re a feminist when you… 1.) Claim that transwomen are cismen, that transmen are ciswomen and purposefully misgender…

Occupation is responsible for escalation in Jerusalem

[Bolding by SC] “The operation today in Jerusalem is a natural response to the ongoing racist policies and crimes of the occupation, and it is the occupation that is responsible for the escalation in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine. We are witnessing lynchings, the targeting of Palestinians, demolishing homes, confiscating land, building colonies, taking unprecedented measures…

The Rojava revolution’s radical democracy

[Reposted from http://links.org.au/node/4150] Tenk, posted at Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — Saleh Muslim Mohamed (pictured), co-president of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) representing the independent communities of Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) and its armed wings, the People’s Defence Units (YPG) and Women’s Defence Units (YPJ), visited the Netherlands. Muslim spoke about the fight of…

Venezuela Approves ‘Workers’ Bank’

[Bolding by SC] Venezuela’s president said he signed a “blood pact” with the country’s working class during the closing ceremony of a national workers’ conference in Caracas. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the approval of a series of worker demands Monday. In a high-profile move, Maduro stated he had approved the creation of a presidential commission to oversee recovered,…

Having the right surname sets you up for life

  “Laws of inheritance” govern social status across generations, according to new research. If your surname reveals that you descended from the “in” crowd in the England of 1066 — the Norman Conquerors — then even now you are more likely than the average Brit to be upper class. To a surprising degree, the social…

USA: Homeless Children at Record High

by Jon Queally The annual levels of homelessness among children have never been higher in the United States, according to a new comprehensive report released on Monday. Prepared by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the report—America’s Youngest Outcasts (pdf)—shows that with poverty and inequality soaring in recent years, approximately 2.5 million children in 2013…

Landmark Study Links Pesticides to Depression In Farmers

By Dan Nosowitz [Bolding by SC] A landmark study indicates that seven pesticides, some widely used, may be causing clinical depression in farmers. Will the government step in and start regulating these chemical tools? Earlier this fall, researchers from the National Institute of Health finished up a landmark 20-year study, a study that hasn’t received…

FARC Captures Colombian General

Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, has suspended peace talks with leftist Farc rebels following the kidnapping of a general in a remote jungle region, putting the future of the process to end the country’s 50-year-old war in jeopardy. Gen Rubén Darío Alzate, who heads the Titan task force in the Pacific department of Chocó, was…

Turkey: RedHack deletes $670K in electric bills

[Reposted from http://www.techworm.net/2014/11/redhack-hacks-turkeys-electric-distribution-company-website-delete-bills-worth-1-5-trillion-turkish-lira.html] RedHack the Turkey’s number one hacker collective today hacked into the website of the Turkey Electricity Transmission Company website.  They then did something which will cheer a lot of Turkish citizens who owe large amounts to the Electricity department.  They have claimed that they have deleted the pending bill of Turkish citizens…

Mexico: General Strike on November 20

[Bolding by SC] The strike is scheduled to coincide with the national holiday commemorating the start of the Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Inter-university Students Assembly, chaired by the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training School “Isidro Burgos,” announced a national strike on November 20 to protest the government’s ineffective investigation in the case of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students.…

PFLP salutes the Palestinian masses and urges escalation of uprising

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes the masses of the Palestinian people in the West Bank, in Jerusalem, and occupied Palestine ’48 as they take qualitative actions and embody steadfastness and popular intifada and confront the occupier. This is the true picture of our people, their will and their commitment, which cannot…

PYO calls for freedom of imprisoned anti-imperialist Turkish youth

A statement issued by the Palestinian Youth Organization in Lebanon: The Palestinian Youth Organization is demanding the immediate release of Turkish members of the World Anti-Imperialist Youth Union from Turkish government jails. Çagdas Cengiz, chair of the Turkish Youth Union; Elif Ilhamoglu, secretary of the World Anti-Imperialist Youth Union; and Ugur Aytaç, deputy chair of…

A Brief History of US Imperialism

By Jon Reynolds [Reposted from http://screechingkettle.blogspot.com/2011/10/putting-todays-wars-in-perspective.html. The original article is from 2011, so many crimes are not listed] “We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.” — Sydney Schanberg imperialism: the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion…

Cuba and Vietnam Ratify Socialism Continuity

[SC: Posted for discussion purposes] Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Communist Party (PCC) and the Communist Party of Vietnam reaseerted their commitment to keep going on the construction of socialism, under the principles of equality, balance and humanism. A seminar by PCC and PCV was carried out Monday, in which Cuban Vice President…

12 Steps to Overcoming Addiction to Voting for the “Lesser” of 2 Evils

1.  Admit you are in a self-destructive relationship with the Democratic Party. 2.  Remove conflicting bumper stickers from your collection.  “Shut Down Guantanamo” and “Obama 2012” are mutually exclusive. 3.  Understand that kill lists and more unjust war is the wrong kind of change to believe in. 4.  Stop lying to yourself.  The President is…

New People’s Army hailed for arms raid

[Bolding by SC] The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) acclaims the New People’s Army (NPA) for the seizure of 23 firearms in a raid on 7 November 2014 at the Paluan, Occidental Mindoro municipal hall. Moving swiftly and precisely, the NPA Red fighters successfully overpowered the armed elements of the Public Safety Battalion and…

FARC Issues Support to the Parents of Missing Mexican Students

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) demands justice for the victims and the families of the missing students. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) issued support to the parents of the 43 missing Mexican students, who allegedly where murdered and burned by a local criminal organization. Through a statement, FARC demanded that the Mexican authorities carryout justice for the students, and gave their condolences…

We should stop putting women in prison – for anything

By Patricia O’Brien [Reposted from http://www.pressherald.com/2014/11/09/we-should-stop-putting-women-in-prison-for-anything/] [Bolding by SC] CHICAGO — It sounds like a radical idea: Stop incarcerating women and close down women’s prisons. But in Britain, there is a growing movement to do just that. The argument is actually quite straightforward: There are far fewer women in prison than men to start with:…

Mexico protesters set fire to National Palace

[Reposted from http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/11/9/mexico-protests-massacre.html]   Furious protesters attempting to break into Mexico City’s National Palace set fire to its doors during nationwide demonstrations over the apparent massacre of 43 students who were allegedly kidnapped by local police and handed over to a gang. Protesters on Saturday night slammed metal barricades against the palace doors and briefly set…

Thomas Sankara: Struggles of women deepen revolution

Women’s Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle by Thomas Sankara is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month. Sankara was the central leader of the popular democratic revolution in the West African country of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. The piece excerpted here is from a speech to a rally of several thousand women…

7 Characteristics of Neocolonialism Black People Should Be Extremely Concerned About

By Thomas L. Scott [Reposted from http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/11/07/7-characteristics-of-neocolonialism-black-people-should-be-extremely-concerned-about/] Neocolonialism, as defined by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, is ”the economic and political policies by which a great power indirectly maintains or extends its influence over other areas or people.” It has several different faces, and these are seven characteristics of neocolonialism that Black people need to be aware of.…

50% of occupations will no longer exist in 10 years

[Reposted from http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/50-of-occupations-today-will-no-longer-exist-in-2025-report-114110701279_1.html] [Bolding by SC] A paradigm shift is expected to be witnessed in the way workplaces operate over the next 15 years, making nearly 50 per cent of occupations existing today redundant by 2025, a report has said. Artificial intelligence will transform businesses and the work that people do. Process work, customer work…