The task before us

For those of us who want societal liberation from capitalism, racism, sexism and all other forms of oppression, the last few days have been a cauldron of emotions. Our comrade Heather Heyer was murdered by a fascist in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday as she resisted Nazis along with many other socialists, communists and anarchists from many groups. We mourn her

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Sparks of Solidarity: ‘We are together!’

By Mattie Stardust Manus Island protest: “The guards are trying to scare us, but we are together!”   Detainees at the Australian-controlled Manus Regional Processing Center in Papua New Guinea staged a protest Aug. 4, preventing police from entering the compound. The Center, which is operated by independent contractor Broadspectrum on behalf of the Australian government, currently holds 803 people

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In search of a Leninist position on the trans military ban

By Mattie Stardust In a series of tweets Jul. 26, US President Donald Trump announced a total ban on transgender military service, due to the ostensibly “tremendous medical costs” of providing transgender soldiers medical care. The proposed ban, which as of this writing has not yet been followed up with an executive order, would overturn a rule set out in

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Empire in Crisis? CIA to stop supporting ‘Syrian rebels’

By Ava Lipatti On July 19th, United States officials told the Washington Post and Reuters that President Donald Trump has decided to put an end to the CIA’s plan to arm and train anti-government “moderate rebels” in Syria, which had been the official policy since 2013 (although the CIA has operated in Syria for decades). Clearly the U.S. is not

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Capitalism takes our time from us. Let’s take it back!

When we talk about capitalism, most of the time the talk is about money. This focus is important because under capitalism, money is a measure of who has the most resources and power. Endless oceans of ink have been spilled on arguments by socialists and capitalist lackeys about wages and re-distribution and the economic fairness or lack thereof between the

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