Record of Revolts in Negro Workers’ Past / by Mary Adams

Williana “Liana” Jones Burroughs – aka Mary Adams – recounts the history of African revolt in the Americas, May Day, 1928. Williana “Liana” Jones Burroughs was among the most prolific writers and energetic organizers from that cohort of notorious Black communists animating the street-corners, churches, and community halls of Harlem in the 1920s. Born on January 2,Continue reading “Record of Revolts in Negro Workers’ Past / by Mary Adams”

A Guide to Reading Karl Marx for the First Time / by Michael Lazarus

With inequality and class struggle on the rise, there is more interest in Karl Marx’s thought now than there has been for decades. (david_jones / Flickr) Although it’s been sitting on your shelf for years, your paperback copy of Capital has a tellingly uncreased spine. It’s time to change that — here’s a guide to how. SometimesContinue reading “A Guide to Reading Karl Marx for the First Time / by Michael Lazarus”

At Tokyo Pride, Japanese Communist Party pledges fight for LGBTQ equality law / by Shimbun Akahata

Shii Kazuo, chair of the Japanese Communist Party, addresses a rally at the Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2022 Festival. | via JCP TOKYO—Calling for creating a society where sexual minorities, including LGBTQ people, can positively live as themselves, the Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2022 festival took place April 22-24 in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park under COVID-19 restrictions whichContinue reading “At Tokyo Pride, Japanese Communist Party pledges fight for LGBTQ equality law / by Shimbun Akahata”

The Red flag will not whitewash capitalist Russia / by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)

They are looking for an “absolution certificate” in the Red Flag The 9thof May is approaching and the Russian bourgeoisie once again utilizes the red flag to take advantage of the anti-fascist and pro-Soviet sentiments of the Russian people. In areas occupied by the Russian army in Ukraine, the red flag of Victory is raised,Continue reading “The Red flag will not whitewash capitalist Russia / by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)”

I Cannot Live on Tomorrow’s Bread / by Vijay Prashad

Takashi Murakami (Japan), Tan Tan Bo Puking – a.k.a. Gero Tan, 2002. Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. On April 19, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its annual World Economic Outlook, which forecasted a severe slowdown in global growth along with soaring prices. ‘For 2022, inflation is projected at 5.7 percentContinue reading “I Cannot Live on Tomorrow’s Bread / by Vijay Prashad”

May Day 2022: Statement by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)

On the occasion of the International Workers’ Day 2022, the Secretariat of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) points out: “Long live the 18th World Trade Union Congress! The World Trade Union Federation, on the occasion of May Day 2022, salutes workers on all continents – all those whose work continues to drive theContinue reading “May Day 2022: Statement by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)”

Manoomin May Day / by Peter Linebaugh

AIM Wounded Knee Occupation solidarity poster (Detail), 1973. “The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell therein for ever.” – Psalms 37:29 The international worker’s day must become a day to protect the earth, its air, and waters. We are co-creators. War is a means of conquering at home, Tom Paine said in Rights of Man.Continue reading “Manoomin May Day / by Peter Linebaugh”

Commentary: Truth Lost in the Muck / by Greg Godels

If the Pew Research Center polling is to be believed, a remarkable– perhaps unprecedented– change in US attitudes occurred between January and the end of March. In January, forty-nine percent of the US population thought that Russia was a mere competitor to the US. Another seven percent saw Russia as a partner. Today, seventy percent see RussiaContinue reading “Commentary: Truth Lost in the Muck / by Greg Godels”

Lenin’s legacy: Working class leadership in the fight for democracy / by Joe Sims

Russia Beyond/Getty Images Lenin walks around the world. . .The sun sets like a scar,Between the darkness and the dawn,There rises a red star. —Langston Hughes The world is a better place because of V. I. Lenin. An outstanding 20th-century working-class leader and revolutionary, he helped change history. The revolution in St. Petersburg, which LeninContinue reading “Lenin’s legacy: Working class leadership in the fight for democracy / by Joe Sims”

Good Friday vigil: No nuclear weapons, diplomacy, not war, in Ukraine / by Marilyn Bechtel

The urgency of organizing against nuclear weaponry, much of it produced at the Livermore Labs in California, was one of the demands for peace at the annual Good Friday event, a virtual one this year. Above, Nagasaki, Japan, the last city to be destroyed by a nuclear bomb. The bomb was dropped by the U.S.,Continue reading “Good Friday vigil: No nuclear weapons, diplomacy, not war, in Ukraine / by Marilyn Bechtel”