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In the pantheon of figures in the history of LGBTQ struggles, few stand higher than Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Venerated for their leading roles in the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, these two working-class trans women of color were lifelong activists and revolutionaries. They…





There are a few other news sources that tend to be spread around, but unfortunately none are as in-depth and cover so much like Grayzone (at least in the West). Telesur is incredible but I wish they’d do big analysis pieces like this. Qiao Collective is becoming one of my faves but they’re obviously very focused on China; the articles they have are sublime though



















I don’t have time right now to get really detailed, but basically united fronts are good and useful for specific actions. A party joining a coalition with liberals and potentially other “leftists” could be important for more mobilization, broader reach on some items, etc. It’s been incredibly useful in organizing anti-police actions across the US since George Floyd’s murder.

However, being completely dependent on these united fronts dilutes the party message if nothing is done about it, and could lead to further deradicalization. A party should use the fronts to further class consciousness if possible but not rely on them. An issue with CPUSA’s liberalization really coming in strong in the 1950s had part in their obsession with these sort of coalitions, where they were hesitant to do anything that could “challenge the masses.” Very clearly the wrong tactic.



I’m 100% going to need a print of this.

Painting is “The Judgement of Karl Marx” by Huang Zhongyang


The classic “if Vietnamese farmers can read theory so can you” comes into play


They do post some pretty good articles and are fairly consistent in being anti-imperialist and pro-AES from what I’ve seen.


Like already stated, anticapitalist.party is a good instance (I’m on there). A lot of comrades are also on radical.town, but I think it’s more closed off atm; it’s the reason I chose anticapitalist.party (also because the community was smaller).

I’ve been slacking on checking it the past week or two, but if you get on I can link some good people to follow. I don’t follow many as some like to post a lot and super busy timelines aren’t my thing.



Sin sorpresa, los libertarios lamen botas lo mejor.


Estoy de acuerdo. Lo bueno es que las dos idiomas son similares y podemos hablar “portunhol,” pero seria importante que cada camarada latina pudiera hablar su idioma nativa.

Desculpe, mas meu português está um pouco fora da práctica, e não quero usar google translate para todo. Espero que isto seja mais português que espanhol!


The biggest issue I see with jumping into the support of bourgeois picks is that no matter what you do, the revolutionary message is going to be coopted and distilled to appease the elite. Just take a look at Bernie, the perfect socdem. His constant push to getting M4A mainstream has amounted to nothing at the party level. The Democrats have just offered lip service to it with no intention to push for it. So now it’s strengthened the Democrats to make it seem like they care about M4A when it’s far from it.

The La Riva campaign is the best example of following a good line when it comes to electoralism in the US. It’s used as a tool to get further attention in a country where elections are seen as the be-all-end-all of political change, and spread a revolutionary platform amongst the masses. Plenty of comrades have joined PSL due to the election campaigns or have become aware of the party and been further radicalized. There’s no false hope of actually winning, it’s simply using elections to expose the system.

This specific twisting of Marx and Lenin’s words to suit revisionism is something that always bothers me. I’ve seen far too many “communists” use this false reasoning to try to rally others into voting for bourgeois parties.


Zero surprise but still peak cringe and shows that the Democrats do not stand for the people. The audacity to choose a cop running mate especially in the current climate.


There’s no strict age-limit for PSL, although minors would need parental permission in order to actually join (instead of just being a friend of the party, etc.). I would definitely recommend reaching out to your closest PSL branch and getting more information. You can ask for more info at https://pslweb.org/join or reach out directly on your branch’s social media. Showing up to a demo where they will be also works.


Liberals: NPR is unbiased! They do such a great job of just presenting the facts without all that media fluff

NPR:


I feel sort of the opposite.

The US is the most powerful imperial country on Earth, its the literal belly of the beast. The amount of capital at its disposal is immense. It wouldn’t make much sense to do a “tactical retreat” as the PRC had to as the productive forces in the country are nowhere near the level they were post-revolution for China. There’s no need to build it up to meet peoples’ needs, no need to form a front against a hostile nation.

The wealth gap in the US is increasing; the “middle class” is shrinking to where the “lower class” is where most of these people end up. As this slow-burn crisis continues to expand and peoples’ material conditions further deteriorate, it becomes much easier for people to realize something is wrong. Education and radicalization is what will get the masses around the idea that the “American Dream” is all a farce.

Post-revolution, if the US were to follow the Chinese model, it would only end up empowering the already very powerful bourgeoisie, making the task of the vanguard so much more difficult. China started from even more feudal conditions than Russia; there really wasn’t a bourgeoisie like in Western capitalist nations. The gradual opening of the market (socialism with Chinese characteristics) has allowed the CPC to enact control on what happens with the growing bourgeoisie (and all the contradictions that they then have to manage as well). Meanwhile in the US, the bourgeoisie already exist and are incredibly bunkered-in.

It would be a disservice to the revolution to give them an inch. It’s the job of the US vanguard party to tear down everything, which not only benefits the working class of the US, but lifts the boot of imperialism around the world. The US controls so much internationally that the other Western nations would be scrambling to fill in the vacuum left in its wake, teetering the balance of power more in the favor of the international proletariat.


Ngl that show is an absolute riot. Nothing like sitting back and laughing at a bunch of white people who are dead-set in their view that aliens did everything incredible that humans have achieved.


It’s mostly the fact that individual lifestyle choices won’t do anything (no ethical consumption under capitalism, etc).

Widespread veganism will never occur under capitalism, there’s too much profit motive in the meat industry. As long as capitalists can exploit that industry, it’s going to be there. Individual choices will not affect anything in a systemic way, being vegan is simply a personal choice that makes someone feel better. Same way that choosing one seller over another because it may be more “ethical” but won’t push for any systemic change, or trying to lower your carbon footprint won’t do anything for society as the onus of climate change is on capitalist producers and industrialization.

Side note, I’ve also noticed that while most communist vegans understand this, liberal vegans tend to be the stereotype of the over-the-top vegan who get stereotyped as pushing views down peoples’ throats. They don’t approach things materially, it’s the liberal thinking that individuality and ideas change material condition instead of the other way around.


Besides towing the state department line like Trots usually do, they don’t seem to do much. Granted they had a pretty good campaign in getting Sawant into the Seattle city council, but that seems to be their biggest claim. I don’t really see them doing much in my city or hear about them nationwide. I know of a few other parties other than mine that have galvanized around both the pandemic and BLM, but SAlt is kinda absent.