Author: Carmin Maffea

Wildcat Strike at Gorillas, a Grocery Delivery Startup in Berlin

Workers at the on-demand grocery delivery service Gorillas have gone on a wildcat strike. They have been blocking warehouses after one of their colleagues was fired. This is an intense, exemplary struggle that demands international attention.

CUNY Union Passes Resolution Demanding End to All U.S. Aid to Israel

Rank-and-file activists in CUNY’s faculty and staff union fought against bureaucratic machinations to pass a resolution calling for internal discussions of BDS and demanding that Joe Biden end all aid to Israel and other countries participating in human rights violations.

No, Germany Is Not Actually Recognizing the Genocide in Namibia

The German government has made international headlines with its public “gestures of reconciliation” for the genocide of tens of thousands of West Africans in the early 1900s. Representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples are rejecting the deal, saying it comes nowhere close to addressing the effects of Germany’s long history of colonial exploitation in the region.

Excluded from the NPA, We Begin the Process of Building a New Revolutionary Organization: Statement of 296 NPA Activists

This declaration addresses the de facto expulsion from the organization of its 296 signers, militants of the New Anticapitalist Party in France from 34 of the party’s committees. For the militants of Révolution Permanente and the CCR, the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International group that is a tendency within the NPA, it opens a new stage in the fight to build a revolutionary workers party in France.

The Struggle Against Racism is International

The following speech was delivered by Carmin Maffea at the “Black Socialists on BLM, Class Struggle, and Revolution” online panel held February 27, 2021

The Police Stood By as the Far Right Invaded the Capitol. The Working Class Must Stop Them

This afternoon, thousands of Trump supporters from across the country stormed the U.S. Capitol building in an effort to stop the certification of the Electoral College vote. The action began with a rally at which Trump himself encouraged his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol. Protesters confronted police, broke through barricades, and stormed the Capitol building with little resistance from authorities. Demonstrators were egged on by Trump first through addressing them at a rally near the White House, then through a series of tweets where he criticized his Republican colleagues — including Vice President Mike Pence — for not

Anthony Smith holds a megaphone at the front of a march.

Free Anthony Smith

Federal agents have arrested Philadelphia anti-police activist Anthony Smith. We demand his release, and the release of all political prisoners.

Disney castle at night

Not So Magical: Disney Lays Off 28,000 Theme Park Workers

On September 29, Disney, a billion-dollar company, announced that it was going to lay off up to 28,000 of its theme park work force in the U.S. amidst the pandemic and economic crisis. The part-time, precarious positions will be most impacted.

Black Disenfranchisement Is Ingrained in the U.S. Election System

As President Trump urges his base to commit voter fraud in an attempt to help him win the November election, it is imperative to note that the United States has regularly, since its beginnings, barred much of its population from basic voting rights. Today, voter suppression predominantly impacts the Black and brown people, and this suppression must be denounced and done away with.

The Spirit of the Attica Rebellion Lives On

49 years have passed since the Attica uprising. Informed and inspired by the revolutionary spirit of the Black power movement those incarcerated at the Attica facility seized the prison with clear political demands. Though the movement was violently suppressed, it continues to inspire anti-racist and abolitionist movements today.

South Side Chicago Uprising Confronts Police Violence and Economic Repression

A social explosion has erupted in Chicago after police shot and injured 20 year old Latrell Allen in the city’s South Side. Over a hundred protesters have been arrested, while the cops sustained injuries of their own. In racist U.S.A., systemic, racist injustice continues to spawn upheaval.