Report from Maine: End the US Blockade against Cuba Now!

By W. T. Whitney Jr The two struggles have continued for decades, even centuries. Cubans fight to end slavery; gain independence from Spain and the United States; and, for 60 years, protect their socialist revolution. Ruling classes in the United States sought to annex Cuba, then to control Cuba’s economy, and for those 60 yearsContinue reading “Report from Maine: End the US Blockade against Cuba Now!”

The new generation of Communists leading Chile to a post-Pinochet future, by Vijay Prashad And Taroa Zúñiga Silva

From People’s World Javiera Reyes, who is 31 years old, is the new mayor of the Santiago municipality of Lo Espejo in Chile. “I grew up in a home where Salvador Allende was always the good guy,” she told us, “and Augusto Pinochet was a tyrant. That marked my life.” Reyes’s comment reflects the oldContinue reading “The new generation of Communists leading Chile to a post-Pinochet future, by Vijay Prashad And Taroa Zúñiga Silva”

“Hands off Cuba!” by Daniel Carson

Letter to the President from CPUSA Maine Club member, Daniel Carson Dated July 14, 2021 President Biden, The world is no longer fooled by the lies and manipulations of the imperialist United States. Decade after decade has the world witnessed the violent and murderous regime-change tactics employed by the United States and increasingly are theContinue reading ““Hands off Cuba!” by Daniel Carson”

Juneteenth Is About Freedom, by Dale Kretz

From Jacobin Today, as we celebrate Juneteenth, we should remember not only the struggle against chattel slavery but the struggle for radical freedom during Reconstruction — snuffed out by the reactionary forces of property and white supremacy. It’s a funny thing how folks always want to know about the War,” mused Felix Haywood about thatContinue reading “Juneteenth Is About Freedom, by Dale Kretz”

Juneteenth and the Second American Revolution, by Trévon Austin and Tom Mackaman

From WSWS Last Thursday, US President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing June 19, “Juneteenth,” as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The law, passed with overwhelming support from both capitalist parties, went into effect immediately. The holiday was first officially marked on Friday, since June 19 itself cameContinue reading “Juneteenth and the Second American Revolution, by Trévon Austin and Tom Mackaman”

Working-class Black and brown trans ballroom scene birthed contemporary gay culture, by Maicol David Lynch

In honor of Pride Month, it’s important to highlight the working-class roots of the LGBTQ liberation movement in the United States. While a popular show like RuPaul’s Drag Race has made it to mainstream television, appearing on VH1 and Paramount+ and streaming endlessly on Netflix, we cannot forget where LGBTQ culture came from. Much ofContinue reading “Working-class Black and brown trans ballroom scene birthed contemporary gay culture, by Maicol David Lynch”

Opinion: Corporations celebrating Pride gave thousands to Maine anti-LGBTQ candidates, by Mike Tipping at MaineBeacon

“We are proud to recognize and celebrate Pride Month,” Comcast declared on June 1, “as we work to create a world of open possibilities for all.” The largest cable TV and internet service company in the United States also announced the launch of a virtual reality “Pride World,” with “events, Pride floats, Pride flags, andContinue reading “Opinion: Corporations celebrating Pride gave thousands to Maine anti-LGBTQ candidates, by Mike Tipping at MaineBeacon”

Leslie Feinberg interviews Sylvia Rivera, from Worker’s World

‘I’m glad I was in the Stonewall riot’ Workers World Managing Editor Leslie Feinberg interviewed Sylvia Rivera. Rivera, a Puerto Rican drag queen, was a combatant at the Stonewall Rebellion in June 1969 that ignited the young gay liberation movement. Sylvia Rivera and African American drag queen Marsha P. Johnson co-founded STAR: Street Transvestites ActionContinue reading “Leslie Feinberg interviews Sylvia Rivera, from Worker’s World”

A Socialist, Feminist, and Transgender Analysis of “Sex Work”, from AF3IRM

CW: Rape Dear Sister Comrades at Red Canary Song and the NYC DSA Socialist Feminist Working Group, My name is Esperanza and I am a socialist, a feminist, a transgender Latina woman, and a survivor of the sex trade. I am writing to you as comrades in the struggle for socialism and as sisters whoContinue reading “A Socialist, Feminist, and Transgender Analysis of “Sex Work”, from AF3IRM”