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March 2022

JOIN US THIS SATURDAY IN NEW YORKNew York City: STOP THE WAR…

JOIN US THIS SATURDAY IN NEW YORKNew York City: STOP THE WAR LIES! protestSat. April 2, 1 p.m.Herald Square, 34th & Broadway, Manhattan Mar 31, 2022 duckelf liked this sugargabby liked this tanukinuts liked this comradaiguts liked this restlessinperpetuity liked this wtiennest liked this wellalrightthen liked this stramoniumdatura reblogged this from…

Gaza’s Forthcoming Crisis Might Be Worse than Anything We Have Ever Seen

“The water is back,” one family member would announce in a mix of excitement and panic, often very late at night. The moment such an announcement was made, my whole family would start running in all directions to fill every tank, container or bottle that could possibly be filled. Quite often, the water would last for a few minutes, leaving us with…

Remembering Alexandra Kollontai b. March 31, 1872

In honour of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Bolshevik revolutionary and leader we repost a Soviet account of her life from 1972.Kollontai (on the left) in 1918 with some of the orphans under her care. An aristocrat by birth, at 26 she left the privileged environment in which her parents lived, joined the Russian Social Democrats and…

Alphabet Workers Union wins official recognition of first bargaining unit

Google Fiber workers in Kansas City, MO who voted to join Alphabet Workers Union. Credit — AWU On March 25, Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) won its first legally-recognized bargaining unit of retail associates at Google Fiber stores in Kansas City, MO. The workers voted 9-1 to form a bargaining unit that will now negotiate a first union contract with…

Assata Shakur is a modern-day Harriet Tubman

I had the distinct honor of meeting Assata Shakur in person at the 1997 World Youth Festival in Havana, Cuba. I was all the more surprised when she recognized me as the 1996 presidential candidate for Workers World Party. A year later, in 1998, during a New York City memorial for Workers World Party Chairperson Sam Marcy, Assata sent a moving message…

Building A Democratic Union From The Ground Up: Unionizing Coffee Workers Vote on Demands

By Hannah Smith, Darwin’s United Negotiating Committee (personal capacity) On Thursday, March 10th, a majority of the membership of Darwin’s United, the newly-unionized staff of four local coffee shops in Cambridge, Massachusetts, met in a small, rented ballroom to discuss, to vote, and to rally. The agenda was packed: perhaps too packed, but carefully…

The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution – book review

The Brutish Museums presents a powerful case for restitution of looted objects, and hostile responses to it highlight enduring attachments to imperialism, argues Dominic Alexander Dan Hicks, The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution (pbk. Pluto 2021), xxii, 345pp. Colonialism is in no way safely in the past…

SI expresses deep concern for the welfare of Almazbek Atambayev

The Socialist International, the worldwide organisation of socialist, social democratic and social democratic parties, expresses its deep concern for the well-being of Almazbek Atambayev, the former president of Kyrgyzstan and former leader of the SI-member party in that country, the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, SDPK. Atambayev, who was first…

Emmett Till Antilynching Act is important, but just a start

“Lynching is now a federal hate crime after a century of blocked efforts,” NPR’s Eric McDaniel and Elena Moore reported on March 29, continuing: After multiple failed attempts across twelve decades, there is now a federal law that designates lynching as a hate crime. In a Tuesday ceremony at the White House, President Biden signed the Emmett Till…

The Role of Women in the Revolution

An essay by Josina Machel of FRELIMO, the Mozambique national liberation organization.It was in October 1966, in a meeting of the Central Committee, that FRELIMO decided that the Mozambican woman should take a more active part in the struggle for national liberation, at all levels. It was decided that she should receive political and military training…

#SoyPorqueSomos – a Black women-led Project for a New Colombia

This article was written before the March 13 primaries when Francia Marquez received more than 780,000 votes. She received more votes than any Black politician in Colombian history. Would her outstanding performance, surpassing even candidates from right-wing parties, be enough to secure her the nomination to run as vice-president candidate in the frontrunner…

The Indiana Prisoner Rebellion of 1985 Pt. 2

Interview by Too Black Transcription by Kameron LyonsToo Black of the Black Myths podcast interviews Christopher “Naeem” TrotterContinuing the focus on the Indiana prisoner rebellion in 1985 at the Indiana Reformatory (now Pendleton Correctional Facility), this interview spotlights Christopher “Naeem” Trotter. Trotter, in solidarity with John…

Dis Naija na banana republic

“Dis Naija na banana republic”, is what the cab driver said to me during our trip. While the banana industry may not be the main benefactor of widespread and deepening corruption in Nigeria (it’s the oil), there is a general lack of class analysis and revolutionary consciousness owing mostly to decades-long imperialist propaganda and baked-in…

I’m Sick of the Oscars, Will Smith, and Chris Rock

As usual, the blatant hypocrisy of the capitalist system is so sickening it turns my stomach.  And, it should turn yours also.  Just to be clear, I don’t care one bit about Will Smith, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith, the Oscars, the U.S. government, capitalism, any of it.I’m sick of the people claiming that Will Smith was defending African women. …

“Chinese Exclusion Act 2.0”

The new Cold War and the spread of anti-Asian racism By Cindy Li  Last April, the Toronto Star ran a hit piece on Bill Yee, a retired provincial court judge and a member of BC’s Chinese-Canadian Community Advisory Committee. Yee had stated in an interview on A-1, a Toronto-based Cantonese radio station, that the Canadian response to the Uyghur situation…

How Canada’s Indigenous Peoples rallied for constitutional recognition

It is now 40 years since the Trudeau Sr. government “patriated” Canada’s constitution, ending Britain’s vestigial control over changes in the country’s founding document, the British North America Act. Much of the critical analysis at the time focused on how the 1982 Constitution Act marginalized Quebec’s status within the federation through…

How the media turns war into a spectator sport

From the moment Russian troops invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, people in the West have been glued to their TV, computer, and phone screens, furiously consuming news about the war and posting their reactions online. As the war in Ukraine enters its second month, it’s become clearer than ever that our corporate and social media ecosystem has not given us…

Trans people are under attack across the U.S. Many of these…

Trans people are under attack across the U.S. Many of these attacks are directed against children, youth, and parents, healthcare providers and educators who support them. The working-class movement needs to take up the struggle to defend and expand the rights of trans, non-binary and gender-nonconforming people and help unite with the movement for…

Tallahassee: International Women’s Day panel

Regina Joseph, Noella Williams, and Cas Casanova at the International Women’s Day Panel (Photo by Dawn Freo) Tallahassee, FL – Freedom Road Socialist Organization - Tallahassee hosted a panel for International Women’s Day at The Bark, a local vegan restaurant in the All Saints community, on Saturday, March 12. The panel was co-sponsored by FAMU…

Ukraine’s cultural heritage monuments destroyed: KKE submits question to the EU Commission

The destruction of the cultural heritage in Ukraine and other countries, as a consequence of the imperialist war, is the subject of a written question submitted to the European Commission by the EU Parliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). A recent example is the Russian bombing of Freedom Square and the Palace of Labor in Kharkiv, which…

History Rounds off Skeletons to Zero

On 16 March 2022, as Russia’s war on Ukraine entered its second month, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev warned his people that ‘uncertainty and turbulence in the world markets are growing, and production and trade chains are collapsing’. A week later, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released a brief…

French elections: France Insoumise – where we agree, and where we must go further!

In the April 2017 French presidential election, Révolution, the French section of the International Marxist Tendency, critically supported the candidacy of Jean-Luc Mélenchon of France Insoumise (FI). Five years later, the French Marxists will again support FI in the upcoming elections (which begin on 10 April), despite maintaining their criticisms…

STOP THE WAR LIES!Many people from Donbass are rightly…

STOP THE WAR LIES!Many people from Donbass are rightly outraged by this latest lie from the fascist-cop-loving New York Post, which ran a photo of yesterday’s Ukrainian bombing of a Donetsk apartment building over a headline about “Russian bombardment.”Join the protests in New York and Los Angeles this weekend! [] red-handed liked this gunsandfireandshit…

Enthusiasm and fighting spirit at congress of Swedish Marxists

Over the weekend, over a hundred Marxists gathered for the national congress of Revolution, the Swedish section of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT), in preparation for the revolutionary events that lie ahead of us both in Sweden and on a world scale.[Read the original report in Swedish]The weekend was kicked off with discussions on perspectives…

Ukraine conflict exposes the cynicism of British imperialism

At a recent emergency NATO-G7 summit, responding to appeals from Ukrainian President Zelensky for more help from the West, Boris Johnson lamented his personal “agony” over the UK’s “inability to do more” for Ukraine. In words, the British Prime Minister promised his counterpart that Ukraine was “not alone”. Yet in deeds, it is increasingly…


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