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

Prisoners Rebel Against Conditions Exacerbated by COVID-19

By Nélida Tello As conditions continue to worsen and no effort is made to release and protect inmates, resistance has been brewing and inmates in both the US and across the world have been inciting rebellion from their cages. At Lansing Correctional Facility in Kansas dozens of inmates rioted, looting guards’ offices, breaking windows, and setting fires ablaze within the prison. At a Washington State … Continue reading Prisoners Rebel Against Conditions Exacerbated by COVID-19

Defend Our Hoodz: The City’s “RENT Assistance” is Landlord Assistance

Editor’s Note: the following is a political cartoon and statement from housing struggle organization Defend Our Hoodz. By Defend Our Hoodz – Defiende El Barrio – Austin The City of Austin rolled out a lottery program this week called RENT assistance, that they’ve presented as aid to tenants. We see through this program as nothing more than a bailout for landlords. Not only was the … Continue reading Defend Our Hoodz: The City’s “RENT Assistance” is Landlord Assistance

Essential Workers Strike on May Day

By Sandra Harris Workers at a handful of major companies such as Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, Target, Shipt, and FedEx are calling in sick or walking out today for International Workers’ Day to demand better working conditions and hazard pay. Workers at Trader Joe’s have also showed support for the strike and announced that they will participate. Many of these workers are in low-wage jobs, … Continue reading Essential Workers Strike on May Day

Ecuador: Healthcare Workers Protest Against Reactionary Government

By Felipe Vera On April 24, approximately 100 healthcare workers from the San Vicente de Paul Hospital in Ibarra, with the support of the Defense Front for Worker’s Rights-Imbabura (FDDT-I), led a combative protest fighting for a 14-point platform to address cuts in healthcare funding, layoffs, and a lack of protective equipment and COVID-19 testing for healthcare workers among other demands. In a matter of … Continue reading Ecuador: Healthcare Workers Protest Against Reactionary Government

Meatpacking Workers Forced Back to Work

By Peter Cherry On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump used the executive order invoking the Defense Production Act to force workers in meatpacking plants back to work, marking an aggressive shift in the strategy of the ruling class to remold the economy currently in crisis. While Trump has claimed the executive order would be used to make companies produce emergency protective equipment and testing supplies, … Continue reading Meatpacking Workers Forced Back to Work