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June 2021

MANCHESTER – celebrating 100 years of the CP of China

Communist Party general secretary Rob Griffths attended a recent celebration of the centenary of the CPC, held in Manchester. “Comrade Consul General, comrades and friends, I bring greetings to the Consulate and its staff in Manchester of the People’s Republic of China from the Communist Party of Britain, its Executive Committee and its members…

July 1 is not a day for celebrations

The tragic discovery of 751 unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval residential school in Saskatchewan is a powerful reminder that this was not simply a “dark chapter” in the history of Canada. For over a century, these institutions were a crucial piece of the genocidal white supremacist drive to assimilate Indigenous peoples by destroying…

Housing panel warns big changes are needed – politicians say “no”

The extent of British Columbia’s housing affordability crisis and the difficulties of tackling the issue were starkly apparent after the June 17 release of an expert panel’s 88-page report, Opening Doors: Unlocking Housing Supply for Affordability. The biggest housing problem in this province – and increasingly across Canada and most of the capitalist…

Solidarity on Glasgow’s south side

25 June 2021 asylum seekers Conrad Landin reports from a vigil in memory of Stanislav Tomas, a Roma man who died following a brutal arrest by police in the Czech Republic. Credit: Conrad Landin Glasgow’s south side is no stranger to the colours of the Romani flag. Home to thousands of Roma from Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic, the working…

A discussion of Maya Wiley’s police-reform record that supports an elected review board in NYC

The column linked here from the New York Daily News is authored by four former investigators for the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board. Written to examine the police-reform record of Democratic primary mayoral candidate Maya Wiley (as of this writing awaiting the result of the city’s new ranked-choice voting system), the piece concludes by…

Opposing “Critical Race Theory,” Or How Fascists (Try to) Hide Their History

Virulent racism is alive and well in Virginia. As some emerge from coronavirus restrictions, the battle over what we’re teaching our children in public schools is ramping up. The latest fight against the truth is a new Red Scare, using bad-faith arguments to stretch the meaning of complex terms like “critical race theory” (CRT) and bend history…

Statkevich and other political prisoners at closed trial in jail

  Mikalai Statkevich, leader of our member party in Belarus, Narodnaya Hramada, NH, is being tried today in a closed trial inside Homiel, the prison where he is being held. Political prisoners, Siarhei Tsikhanouski, Ihar Losik, Uladzimir Tsyhanovich, Dzmitry Papou and Artsiom Sakau are also being tried today.     Recent statements Impending trial…

Freeze the rents! Landlords: Open your books!

I am testifying as a longtime NYC tenant and on behalf of the Freedom Socialist Party, a community advocacy group with an organizing center in Central Harlem.It is vitally important that the Rent Guidelines Board in its June 23 vote authorize a 0% increase. Any other amount for 1- or 2-year leases would add hardship to the lives of tenants, especially…

REMEMBER THE ROSENBERGS!!! Executed – June 19th, 1953 by the US government

By Central Committee of PCUSA In 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed by the US government and accused of being spies for the Soviet Union. The frame-up trial by the government has to be seen in the light of the cold war that existed in the mid 20th century. Because of the anti-communist political climate at the time, the conviction of two…

Lack of Employment? Or Lack of Useful Work?

By Antoine L. As a fellow recruit enlisted in the army of the American working class, and whose daily struggle is one being waged in the economic battlefields of California. My deployment is currently in the domain of automotive parts distribution, ranging North to Sacramento, as far south as Merced and west to San Francisco. As this day-to-day distribution…

Impending trial of Mikalai Statkevich in Belarus

 Inminente juicio de Mikalai Statkevich en BielorrusiaNuevo Papeles, 21 June 2021Mikalai Statkevich, líder del partido miembro de la IS en Bielorrusia, Narodnaya Hramada, ha estado detenido como prisionero político por el régimen de Lukashenko durante más de un año. Su juicio está programado para las 10 de la mañana del 24 de junio de 2021…

Secretary’s Report, June 18th

Secretary’s Report, June 18th 4th Meeting, 1st Session Executive Committee, Virginia District Communist Party USA Reports from Clubs and Collectives NoVA District Organizer reports: Meeting on the 27th. Research and analysis is ongoing. Planning Committee has been expanded to include more Comrades from the area. Analyzing the recent Virginia election…

The youth and the class nature of the war in Afghanistan

From the online journal Eteraz Monthly, published by leftists in Afghanistan, June 2021.Young people form the foundation and future of a society. Developed societies invest in the younger generation and provide ways to train, educate and nurture their talents. Young people are both energetic and psychologically ready to play their part in society and…

Members of the APL: What a Revolutionary Pride Means to Us

We asked members of the American Party of Labor from across the country to tell us what pride means to them, as Marxist-Leninists in the heart of US imperialism. We give their answers here, without revision. June F, California For me, Pride means righteous anger. My celebration for the incremental progress we have made is tainted by the ongoing social…

Charla Debate – A un año del asesinato de George Floyd

Este sabado 19 de junio, a las 18 hs ⏰, 🤳🏽 no te pierdas la CHARLA DEBATE titulada: “A un año del asesinato de Geroge Floyd y los desafíos de lxs revolucionarixs en EEUU”. Como bien dicen nuestrxs camaradas del Freedom Socialist Party: “se necesitó todo un movimiento mundial para condenar a un solo policía blanco, Derek Chauvin, por…

The kids are not alright

17 June 2021 Joe Ballesteros investigates the pandemic-compounded crisis in educational provision for England’s most marginalized children.   Credit: Taylor Wilcox/Unsplash Jonathan is 18 years old. His big frame is zipped up in an all-black Boxing Academy tracksuit as I greet him in the staff room of the Boxing Academy, an alternative provision…

Socialism From Below Podcast Episode 2: Subverta, Bancada Feminista, and Expanding Democracy

June 16, 2021 This week we are joined by Natalia Chaves from the Brazilian socialist organization Subverta to talk about Bancada Feminista do PSOL the socialist feminist collective candidacy as well as democratizing electoral campaigns, ensuring accountability to social movements, trans inclusion and queer representation in the socialist feminist movement…

Grave concern at the deterioration of the political situation in Nicaragua

Grave preocupación ante deterioro de la situación política en NicaraguaNuevos Papeles, 16 June 2021La Internacional Socialista ha estado siguiendo con profunda preocupación el continuo deterioro de la situación política en Nicaragua donde deben celebrarse elecciones generales el 7 de noviembre de este año. Ya en el mes de enero de 2019 el Consejo…

The Melancholic Present

In celebration of today’s Poetry Day, we’re sharing The Melancholic Present by roibeárd from the historic town of Corydon, IN, courtesy of Blue Collar Review. i’ll be damned if i know where the time went. 45 years, & this blue collar is worn & faded beyond bronzing, will leave a tattooed torc bruise-like around my neck.  All those years of concrete, …

How the left won Richmond: The Richmond Progressive Alliance and Left Electoral Strategy—Podcast

Boston Solidarity June 10, 2021 In the last five years we have seen a significant increase in socialists elected to office, and this has inspired many more candidates to run. But these opportunities also raise a number of questions about electoral strategy.  How do we develop candidates? How do we support them and keep them accountable once in office…

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A Socialist Autopsy on Biden’s First Hundred Days

By: Evan Nesbitt The first 100 days have shown us what a Biden presidency will look like—abandoned promises, and the continuing separation of American political life from the desires of working people. The first 100 days of an American president’s term can set the tone of the entire administration, it can be a crucial litmus test to repair or continue…

Secretary’s Report, June 4th

3rd Meeting, 1st Session Executive Committee, Virginia District Communist Party USA Reports from Club and Collectives District Organizer reports: Face-to-face meetings of the Planning Committee are ongoing, and a committee on housing has been formed. Committee is putting together materials on the housing crisis, making contacts with regional organizations…

Socialism From Below Podcast Episode 1: Comuna, PSOL, Bolsonaro, and the Pandemic

Luke Pretz June 2, 2021 This week we are joined by Vini Almeida who is a member of the Brazilian socialist organization Comuna. We talk about the challenges socialists face when working to build a democratic and multi-tendency socialist organization, electoral politics, supporters of the new right, and the political effects of the pandemic. Throughout…

Interview with Howie Hawkins on the American Jobs Plan

June 2, 2021 Howie Hawkins, Green Party 2020 presidential candidate Bill Resnick and Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for President in the last election, discuss the Biden administration’s proposed American Jobs Plan. Announced with great fanfare at a cost of $2 trillion plus, the annual outlay would actually represent less than one-third…


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