International Crisis Deepens With Largest Economic Contraction Ever Reported

By Peter Cherry The largest ever annualized drop in economic activity was reported by the Commerce Department in the US, showing that the economy shrank by 32.9% in the second quarter of 2020. This report comes amid the deepening global crisis of overproduction that became clear at the start of the year and pulled first quarter economic growth down by 5%. It also follows the … Continue reading International Crisis Deepens With Largest Economic Contraction Ever Reported

South Africa: Land Seizures, Combative Defense Against Police Repression

By Nélida Tello For the past month, hundreds of people in the shantytowns of Cape Town have seized and occupied over 20 empty plots of land, city buildings and community facilities, combatively defending their conquests against police raids. More than 5,000 dwellings have been built on the seized land, many of which police forces have targeted and destroyed. The people have built barricades, burned buildings, … Continue reading South Africa: Land Seizures, Combative Defense Against Police Repression

Trump Gestures to Fascism as US Imperialism Faces Deepening Crisis

By the Editorial Board On July 3, Donald Trump gave a speech with heavy fascist overtones at Mount Rushmore to commemorate US ‘Independence Day.’ As the crisis of US imperialism continues to deepen and the number of COVID-19 cases in the country tops three million, Trump’s address represented the further reactionization of the state through the executive branch. The speech sought to rile up his … Continue reading Trump Gestures to Fascism as US Imperialism Faces Deepening Crisis

Opinion: Infowars and Other Reactionaries Spread Dangerous Anti-Mask Hysteria

By Jakob Stein On June 28 the fascist media outlet Infowars, led by its owner and lead radio host Alex Jones, hosted an anti-mask rally at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The event drew approximately 150 American flag-waving, MAGA hat-wearing reactionaries who chanted the slogan “We can’t breathe,” in a racist mockery of the words which have been a rallying cry for the movement for … Continue reading Opinion: Infowars and Other Reactionaries Spread Dangerous Anti-Mask Hysteria

US Appropriates Nearly All of Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir

By Ben Robinson On June 30, the US government agreed to buy 500,000 doses of remdesivir, a drug produced by the corporation Gilead, which may reduce Covid-19 recovery times. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the 500,000 treatments are all of Gilead’s projected production for July, and 90 percent for August and September. Other countries have decried the US’s hoarding as … Continue reading US Appropriates Nearly All of Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir

Imperialist Billionaires Grow Richer as Unemployment Reaches Record High

By Peter Cherry The general crisis of overproduction has reached a new height as 36.5 million people in the US have filed for unemployment, making the unemployment rate stand at 13 percent, the worst since the Great Depression and expected to climb as high as 25 percent. Bourgeois economists like Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell said last week that the US economy is in … Continue reading Imperialist Billionaires Grow Richer as Unemployment Reaches Record High

Los Angeles: Boyle Heights Mariachis Hold Relief Concert

By Felipe Vera On Friday May 8, out-of-work mariachis held a concert to raise relief funds as they have been especially impacted by the economic crisis, unable to work due to COVID-19 restrictions and ineligible to receive unemployment or similar benefits. The event was hosted by anti-gentrification organization Defend Boyle Heights, and as it began Mariachi Plaza was covered in posters made by the mariachis, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Boyle Heights Mariachis Hold Relief Concert

The Real Virus: Imperialism and Bureaucratic Capitalism

This is an un official translation of the article “IMPERIALISMO Y CAPITALISMO BUROCRÁTICO: EL VERDADERO VIRUS” from the new revolutionary newspaper from Mexico, Periódico Mural. “If we only mobilize the people to carry on the war and do nothing else, can we succeed in defeating the enemy? Of course not. If we want to win, we must do a great deal more. We must lead the … Continue reading The Real Virus: Imperialism and Bureaucratic Capitalism

Op-Ed: China Under the Covid-19 Epidemic

The following is a translation sent to us from a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist group in China (we include the original Mandarin below as well). We have made minor edits for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation without altering their political line. This piece is not necessarily representative of our own views, however we believe it is important to share their analysis to bypass Chinese social imperialism’s stranglehold on what … Continue reading Op-Ed: China Under the Covid-19 Epidemic

COVID-19, A New Blackmail by Imperialism to Smash the Class Struggle and People’s Wars

The following is a repost of Dem Volke Dienen’s preliminary and unofficial translation of the text “EL COVID-19, UN NUEVO CHANTAJE DEL IMPERIALISMO PARA DESMONTAR LA LUCHA DE CLASES Y LAS GUERRAS POPULARES” by the Communist Party of Ecuador – Red Sun. In the 1960s, Khrushchev argued in relation to the nuclear issue and the way he dealt with his US colleague J. Kennedy: “We … Continue reading COVID-19, A New Blackmail by Imperialism to Smash the Class Struggle and People’s Wars