Move Over Girl Scouts, Here Come The Radical Brownies!

By rthangel73 [Reposted from http://newsone.com/3083795/the-radical-brownies-girlscouts-of-color/] Many of us have nostalgic memories of our Girl Scout troops – collecting badges, camping, pushing those Samoas and Thin Mints. But there’s one group of young ladies in Northern California who take a different approcach to weekend fun — they rock brown berets and march in the name of…

Red salute to the Bloc Rouge!

By JOSE MARIA SISON Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines May I  congratulate the Maoist Communist Party of France and other Maoist formations for having  undertaken  the process of unification and forming the Bloc Rouge. Red salute to you, comrades! May you win greater victories in the revolutionary struggle of the French proletariat and…

The Fanon Phenomenon: Documentary Unearths Africa’s Anti-Colonial Struggles

BY KAZEMBE BALAGUN [Reposted from https://indypendent.org/2014/12/16/fanon-phenomenon-documentary-unearths-africas-anti-colonial-struggles] Concerning Violence Directed by Göran Hugo Olsson (2014) Frantz Fanon, the Caribbean psychiatrist-turned-revolutionary, knew a little bit about sampling. As the main theorist of the Algerian liberation movement, he dug into the crates of Marx, Hegel and Freud to recast the darker nations as the center of the revolutionary process. Fanon saw…

Understanding the Greek Communists

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Syriza is not the only left-wing party in Greece. Where did the Communist Party come from and where is it going? by Nikos Lountos The prospect of a Syriza victory in Sunday’s Greek election is big news, and the international left has taken notice. The attention is welcomed, but Alexis Tsipras’electoral prowess has obscured what the…

Canada: Rise-up! Pan-Canadian Day of Action, March 24

This spring, students across Quebec will strike against austerity. The Spring 2015 movement has united students and workers in the fight for free and accessible education, and is benefitting from the lessons learned in the Maple Spring of 2012. Coming from outside the traditional student organizations, the Spring 2015 committee has already organized a number…

Two Kings: The Ideal American Hero and The Dreamer That Wanted Justice.

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Monday, January 18, 2015 will be Martin Luther King day. Martin Luther King, a civil rights icon, was a valiant fighter against the racist Jim Crow laws and segregation in the south. Despite his non violent stance and appeal to the conscience of white america, many saw him as a trouble maker, a communist agitator,…

Third World Resistance for Black Power Reclaiming MLK’s Legacy of Militant Internationalism

“Before long they must know that their government has sent them into a struggle among Vietnamese, and the more sophisticated surely realize that we are on the side of the wealthy, and the secure, while we create a hell for the poor. Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a…

Fuck France: Support Saïdou and Saïd Bouamama

by Young Communists and Alternative Libertaire On 20 January 2015, our comrades Saïdou, of the band Z.E.P. (Zone d’Expression Populaire), and Saïd Bouamama, a sociologist and militant communist based in Lille, are summoned to appear before the Court of First Instance of Paris, charged with “public insult” and “incitement to discrimination, hate, or violence” upon…

Mexico: Parents/Students Invade Military Base, Clash with Troops (VIDEO)

A woman holds a banner reading “Ayotzinapa everything points to the military” during a protest demanding justice in the disappearance of 43 students, on January 12, 2015, at the naval base in Acapulco (AFP Photo/Pedro Pardo)

[Reposted from http://redpowermedia.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/parents-of-missing-mexico-students-clash-with-troops-video/] [Bolding by JD] Iguala de la Independencia (Mexico) – Students and relatives of 43 missing aspiring teachers stormed a Mexican military base on Monday in the city where they vanished, prompting soldiers to repel them with tear gas. The protesters traveled to Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero, to demand to search…

South African labor leader pitches a new socialist party

by Ned Resnikoff [Reposted from http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/11/south-african-laborleadermakesappealtoamericanunions.html] [Bolding by JD] NEW YORK — Speaking to a New York City auditorium packed with unionists on Friday, the head of one of South Africa’s more radical labor unions delivered a wide-ranging speech in which he explained why he was backing a new, explicitly anti-capitalist “party of the working class”…

Lessons from Nyerere’s grass-roots socialism

By  Selma James [Reposted from http://www.nation.lk/edition/lens/item/37178-lessons-from-nyerere%E2%80%99s-grass-roots-socialism.html] [Bolding by JD] In Ralph Ibbott’s new book, Ujamaa: The Hidden Story of Tanzania’s Socialist Villages, we can learn from what the great 1960s anticolonial movements accomplished. The central question for every African country after independence was: How, without capital or expertise, could they lift themselves up from the imperial…

Nepal: Party delegates demand ‘People’s government’, PLA and ‘People’s Court’

[Reposted from http://www.nepalnews.com/index.php/top-story/42998-biplav-led-party-conference-demands-bringing-back-people-s-government-,-pla-and-people-s-court] [Bolding by JD] Delegates of the breakaway party — the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led CPN Maoist — have expressed demands to bring back the Maoists’ dissolved conflict-time institutions like the ‘People’s Government’, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the ‘People’s Court’, CPN Maoist spokesperson Khadga Biswakarma told the media on Friday, January 9, 2015.…

Why are we Afraid of Naming and Confronting Capitalism?

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by Ajamu Nangwaya / January 8th, 2015 Ajamu Nangwaya, Ph.D., is an educator and a journalistic activist. He is an organizer with the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence and the Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity. Read other articles by Ajamu. [First Published on January 8th, 2015, via: Dissident Voice and dissidentvoice.org | Why are we Afraid of Naming…

Freedom Fighters

US drones have killed over 2,094 civilians in Pakistan alone since 2004 http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/07/the-year-in-drones/ Like this:Like Loading…

On the killings at Charlie Hebdo magazine – Statement from the PSL

The following is a statement from the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). For more information about the PSL, click here. [Bolding by JD] We will see in the coming days and weeks the broader political implications of the massacre of journalists at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris yesterday, January 7. As of right…

Hillary Clinton is just as capable

Hillary Clinton is just as capable of fighting for global US corporate domination as any Republican man! LIKE AND SHARE IF YOU AGREE Like this:Like Loading…

The bourgeoisie always seeks to separate politics from economics

“The bourgeoisie always seeks to separate politics from economics, because it understands very well that if it succeeds in keeping the working class within a corporative framework no serious danger can threaten its hegemony.” -Antonio Gramsci Like this:Like Loading…

Leaving the Cops Behind in 2015

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[All creative content belongs to the youngist.org (and various individual authors), re-posting from: http://youngist.org/leaving-cops-behind-in-2015/#.VKglfivF8ue] [Additional pictures in body of text added by SC] By Hira Mahmood , Muna Mire , Isabelle Nastasia , Victor Casillas Valle and Queen Arsem-O’Malley   We write to you as dispossessed queer youth and youth of color from Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Los…

Waging War

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  “It is only one who us thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on” -Sun Tzu Like this:Like Loading…

How Not To Do It: The RCP Attempts Hijack of ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement

  By Sophia Li If you’ve been to any large protest recently, chances are you’ve seen people holding signs or wearing black T-shirts that advertise REVCOM.US. So what is REVCOM.US and who are the people behind it? As @rpnixon tweeted, they are members or supporters of the Revolutionary Communist Party, a group which often vocalizes its…

Indian Establishment Panics, Sees Maoists Everywhere

Maoist front organsiations, functioning far from their strongholds in the jungle tracts of central India, have succeeded in penetrating urban India and have managed to give a slip to intelligence agencies for some years. The government is now planning a crackdown on them. A new policy drafted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to…

The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People

By Sam Mitrani In most of the liberal discussions of the recent police killings of unarmed black men, there is an underlying assumption that the police are supposed to protect and serve the population. That is, after all, what they were created to do. If only the normal, decent relations between the police and the community…

Philippines: Peace talks won’t lead to settlement

[Re-posted from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/659901/peace-talks-wont-lead-to-settlement-says-cpp] [Bolding by JD] SURIGAO DEL SUR—The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has vowed to pursue its goal to establish a Marxist government despite the pronouncement of its leaders here that they are open to the resumption of peace negotiations with the government. In an editorial published on its website (www.philippinerevolution.net), the…

Feminism is a Verb: Why the movement has no use for Fad Feminism

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There’s something wrong with the way that we talk about feminism these days. And, there’s been a lot of talk. From Taylor Swift’s realization that she’s, “been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so” to Beyoncé’s “I guess I am a modern day feminist,” celebrities are casually dropping the F-bomb all over the place.…

“The Interview” plot crafted by RAND, State Dept over Sony objections

  by Jakob Pettersson The haze of political chaos in America surrounding the Ferguson protests, the Torture Report, and the “relaxing” of US-Cuba relations has been broken by a media spectacle almost too ridiculous to comprehend.  A hacker group called the “Guardians of Peace” conducted a “cyber attack“ on Sony Pictures Entertainment, leaking emails, documents,…

2014 a game-changer for Palestine

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By Ramzy Baroud In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians, surpassing the horrors of both 2008 and 2009, when an Israeli war against the Gaza Strip killed and wounded thousands. While some aspects of the conflict are stagnating between a corrupt, ineffectual Palestinian Authority and the criminality…

Nepal: Chand Decries Millionaire Proletarian Leaders

Our dream was to transform this country. The history on the other hand has produced a strange result,” said Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ and added, “Those who were chosen as their leaders by the Nepali people have turned into jokers.” Biplav made this remark while addressing a mass meet in Kathmandu, December 26, 2014 who…

Philippines: Thousands Defy Army, Attend Communist Celebration

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Philippines – The gathering of followers and supporters for the communist party’s 46th anniversary was very successful and in fact the largest, despite authorities’ efforts to stop people from attending it, rebel officials claimed. An estimated 8,000 people from different parts of Caraga region and other parts of Northern Mindanao travelled to…

A New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Call the Police

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Looking for a New Years resolution? If you haven’t already, there’s never been a better time to resolve not to call the cops. This resolution is more than a boycott or a political protest. It’s the beginning of a thought process and a dialogue, both internal and external, that challenges us to build new relationships…