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December 2021

War or peace in space? 2021 in review

2021 has been a record setting year for space development, accompanied by relentless capitalist propaganda to shape how people relate to the increasing importance of the space industry worldwide. China has made great strides in developing its own space exploration capacity, launching its own space station and landing a rover on Mars over the summer…

Los Angeles: Justice for Valentina Orellana-PeraltaSunday,…

Sunday, January 2 - 1:00 p.m.LAPD Headquarters, across from City Hall Park, East 1st & N. Main St., Downtown Los AngelesHosted by Coalition for Community Control Over the Police and Najee Ali There was no imminent threat when the officer used lethal force. The victim is secure. The suspect is moving away from her and from the police. The LAPD’s video…

“Urgent Call for International Solidarity”: Sudanese Communist Party

Anti-coup protestors in Khartoum -- photo via TwitterIn the wake of mass protests "in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, Omdurman and other cities against military rule" on December 30, the Sudanese Communist party has issued an urgent appeal for international solidarity. The protests were met with severe repression that resulted in the deaths of at least…

New Year’s Red Army poster, drawn in 1922 by Nikolai…

Meet the Communist Running Austria’s Second Largest City

Meet the Communist Running Austria’s Second Largest City An interview with Translation by Adam Baltner This fall, the Communist Party won the local elections in Austria’s second largest city, Graz, for the first time in history. New mayor Elke Kahr told Jacobin what a proudly Marxist party can hope to achieve from city hall. Elke Kahr's election…

Neoliberalism, fascism, or socialist breakthroughs?

  The Trump administration’s fascistic response to the 2020 #BlackLivesMatter uprising, the U.S. government’s deadly, incompetent response to COVID, and the sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan reflect a long-term structural crisis in U.S. imperialism and democratic legitimacy. Over the past two decades, that crisis has been marked by general economic…

Catastrophic wildfire rips through Boulder, Colorado suburbs

In a matter of hours on December 30, a wildfire tore through suburbs between Denver and Boulder, destroying hundreds of homes, businesses, apartment complexes and other structures. Fueled by extremely high winds and a serious drought in the state, the fire became the most destructive in Colorado history in one afternoon. The fire burned 6,000 acres…

The Unemployed Workers Union continues to pledge to fight for…

The Unemployed Workers Union continues to pledge to fight for justice for all unemployed and low wage workers.  We will not give up in the New Year – know that none of you are alone in your struggles. A warm embrace,Volunteer organizers: Alec, Andrew, Joyce, Rasika, Rev Chambers, Sharon, and StevenSTATUS OF SATURDAY UNEMPLOYED & WORKERS RIGHTS CLINIC…

63rd Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution: Socialism is superior to capitalism!

Editorial by Freedom Road Socialist Organization | December 31, 2021 Read more articles in Cuba Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. For over six decades the Cuban people created a system that provides free universal health care, free public education from kindergarten through university, and housing to people at around 10% of their income. That…

NPA-Bicol Successfully Resists Year End Offensives By Security Forces

Raymundo Buenfuerza | Spokesperson | NPA-Bicol Region | New People’s Army December 31, 2021 As 2021 ends, NPA-Bicol casts the 9th IDPA, PNP Region V and the whole Joint Task Force Bicolandia with undeniable failure. The butchers are now stewing in silence and shame after the NPA’s valiant defense frustrated their shots at a last round of attacks…

Shameful decision: European Court backs Romania’s refusal to register the Communist Party!

A spectre is haunting the “democratic” institutions of the European Union; the spectre of communism. On December 21st the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that the 2014 decision of the Romanian authorities to refuse to register the Romanian Communist Party (RCP) was justified! In its decision in the case of the “Organizing and Registration…

Caleb Maupin and Harpal Brar: The Indian farmers’ movement

Tune in to the first in our regular series of discussions between Comrade Harpal Brar and US Marxist Caleb Maupin. This week, Harpal and Caleb discuss the success of the Indian farmers, whose year-long protest has been largely ignored by western corporate media, and what workers elsewhere can learn from it. Along the way they touch on questions of revolution…

Charter School Corruption Will Increase In 2022

By Shawgi Tell / December 31st, 2021 While corruption and fraud have been widespread and relentless in the charter school sector for several decades, both appear to be increasing with each passing year.  The year 2022 promises to bring even more corruption and scandal to this crisis-prone sector that is rapidly undermining public schools and lowering…

The top ten films of 2021

Mark Smith offers a selection of some of the best films of the year 10Censor (Prano Bailey-Bond) A period piece set during the video nasties scare of the 1980s where an insurgent Thatcherism sought to scapegoat slipstream media as part of their Victorian values offensive. First-time director Bailey-Bond cannily blends social commentary with the tropes…

The Landless Workers Movement’s fight for popular agrarian reform through land occupation in Brazil

Focusing their aims on a single issue of land reform, the MST argues it is legally and constitutionally justified to occupy unproductive lands for poor workers. Through the focus on land reform, they also campaign on other related issues such as unequal distribution, racism, sexism and media monopolies. Editorial note: The movement is currently regaining…

Metalworkers’ strike in Cadiz: our strength is to fight as a class

While the pandemic and the ecological disaster rage, the economic crisis is hitting us with skyrocketing prices, rising unemployment and precariousness, and in this context, the capitalists are squeezing us even more fiercely. We see it in Cadiz, where in the metal workers' agreement they intend to eliminate two extra payments, a loss of 200 euros per…

2021 in review: A year of struggle and victories for the Palestinian cause

This story originally appeared in Mondoweiss on Dec. 28, 2021. It is shared here with permission. 2021 was a watershed year for Palestinians. The struggle for Palestinian freedom and liberation saw unprecedented levels of global solidarity. From Jerusalem, to the West Bank, Gaza, and Palestinian communities inside Israel, Palestinians rose up together…

Britain helped create the refugees it now wants to keep out

Those making perilous journeys for asylum in Europe have been displaced by wars and droughts, for which the West is largely to blame The deaths of at least 27 people who drowned as they tried to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy in search of asylum have quickly been overshadowed by a diplomatic row engulfing Britain and France. As European states…

2021 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide Rises Again

By Roger D. Harris / December 31st, 2021 US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean continued in a seamless transition from Trump to Biden, but the terrain over which it operated shifted left. The balance between the US drive to dominate its “backyard” and its counterpart, the Bolivarian cause of regional independence and integration, continued…

We Must Build Popular, Working-Class Power

It’s only been a couple of months since I was elected to be general secretary of Unite. In that time, I have begun the change that I promised. Unite is involved in more industrial disputes than at any time in its history. I have stood with striking workers rather than party leaders. I have brought reps together across industries, like road haulage…

To all Communist Party members

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Communist Party, I send you seasonal greetings and best wishes for the New Year. Over the past 12 months, there has been no relief from the dire problems that confront many millions of people across the globe. The number of deaths from Covid-19 has more than doubled to 148,000 in Britain and to 51/2 million…

China Sends Bolivia 3 Million COVID-19 Vaccines

Bolivia has received three million Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines from China, the largest delivery of vaccines to arrive in Bolivia from the Asian superpower. These vaccines will be used to immunize children ages 5 to 11. “With this delivery a total of 3.5 million doses have been donated to Bolivia by China,” said Bolivia’s Vice Minister of Foreign…

Chris Hedges: PEN America and the Betrayal of Julian Assange

Nils Melzer, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, is one of the very few establishment figures to denounce the judicial lynching of Julian Assange. Melzer’s integrity and courage, for which he has been mercilessly attacked, stand in stark contrast to the widespread complicity of many human rights and press organizations, including PEN America…

The FBI file on Foucault

Nearly a decade ago, two Brazilian researchers, Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues and Maria Izabel Pitanga, made a remarkable discovery. They requested materials on the French philosopher Michel Foucault from the National Archive of the Ministry of Justice in Brasília and obtained a file on him compiled by an intelligence agency established by the…

Daily LIFT #614

Forward, to the victory of Communism!, Soviet poster -- Daily LIFT #614Today is the anniversary of the formation of the USSR, December 30, 1922. To read more about the formation see: USSR formed, December 30 1922: A look at its founding congress and decades of progress


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