Author: Carmin Maffea

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.

Abolish the Police Means Abolish ICE Too

In light of the protests demanding the defunding or the abolition of police, it is imperative that we recognize that local police and ICE are working hand in hand. ICE is detaining protesters and attempting to deport them. We need to abolish both ICE and the police.

Socialism is The Future. Our Generation Will Win It.

We are in the midst of widespread uprisings against racist state violence, led by a vanguard of Black youth. With more and more young people pushing forward and leading social movements, working class  youth must ensure  our movements don’t fall away or be co-opted by the Democratic Party. We need to create a political party of our own, one that has the youth united with the working class to take the fight directly to the capitalist system.

No More Deaths for Geopolitical Prestige — Make Medical Research Available to All

The U.S. government has resolved to protect American research on Covid-19. By refusing to share research, the global effort to develop and distribute a vaccine is hampered. This will cause thousands, if not millions, of more deaths throughout the world. We demand an end to biomedical nationalism and demand medical research be shared across nations. 

Joe Biden, Keep Ahmaud Arbery’s Name Out of Your Mouth!

Joe Biden called for justice for Ahmaud Arbery. But Joe Biden’s racist, imperialist political career has directly contributed to Arbery’s death. This blatant and disgusting display is nothing more than a cheap political tool. He doesn’t deserve to say Arbery’s name.

Prison Struggle Is Class Struggle: Incarcerated Workers Rise up Against COVID-19 Exploitation

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, workers from all sectors around the world have been fighting back against the capitalist conditions that have worsened the situation. Workers in Italy have gone on general strike, Amazon employees have walked off the job, nurses have protested, and Whole Foods workers have staged mass sick-outs. These actions haven’t just been limited to the general population of working-class people; there have also been actions by incarcerated workers.

Argentina’s Quarantine Order Empowers State Violence

Police repression has become the means of enforcing the quarantine in Argentina. This model is already being copied in many other areas of the world. These draconian measures target working and oppressed people, worsening the effects of an already catastrophic pandemic.

Imperialism: The Global South’s Pre-Existing Condition

The coronavirus pandemic presents an unprecedented crisis that has already had damaging effects on the global working class. It will hit countries already ravaged by imperialism even harder. We must demand an end to imperialist austerity measures in order for these countries to effectively combat the crisis.

Two Mexican Environmental Activists Have Been Assassinated. The State is Responsible.

Less than a week after Homero Gómez Gonzalez, an eminent environmentalist, was drowned in Mexico, another activist, Raúl Hernandez, was found dead at the top of a hill. The Mexican authorities claim there is no connection between their deaths, but the link is clear: both activists fought to protect the environment and its inhabitants against the threat of capitalist logging interests.

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.

Abolish the Police Means Abolish ICE Too

In light of the protests demanding the defunding or the abolition of police, it is imperative that we recognize that local police and ICE are working hand in hand. ICE is detaining protesters and attempting to deport them. We need to abolish both ICE and the police.

Socialism is The Future. Our Generation Will Win It.

We are in the midst of widespread uprisings against racist state violence, led by a vanguard of Black youth. With more and more young people pushing forward and leading social movements, working class  youth must ensure  our movements don’t fall away or be co-opted by the Democratic Party. We need to create a political party of our own, one that has the youth united with the working class to take the fight directly to the capitalist system.

No More Deaths for Geopolitical Prestige — Make Medical Research Available to All

The U.S. government has resolved to protect American research on Covid-19. By refusing to share research, the global effort to develop and distribute a vaccine is hampered. This will cause thousands, if not millions, of more deaths throughout the world. We demand an end to biomedical nationalism and demand medical research be shared across nations. 

Joe Biden, Keep Ahmaud Arbery’s Name Out of Your Mouth!

Joe Biden called for justice for Ahmaud Arbery. But Joe Biden’s racist, imperialist political career has directly contributed to Arbery’s death. This blatant and disgusting display is nothing more than a cheap political tool. He doesn’t deserve to say Arbery’s name.

Prison Struggle Is Class Struggle: Incarcerated Workers Rise up Against COVID-19 Exploitation

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, workers from all sectors around the world have been fighting back against the capitalist conditions that have worsened the situation. Workers in Italy have gone on general strike, Amazon employees have walked off the job, nurses have protested, and Whole Foods workers have staged mass sick-outs. These actions haven’t just been limited to the general population of working-class people; there have also been actions by incarcerated workers.

Argentina’s Quarantine Order Empowers State Violence

Police repression has become the means of enforcing the quarantine in Argentina. This model is already being copied in many other areas of the world. These draconian measures target working and oppressed people, worsening the effects of an already catastrophic pandemic.

Imperialism: The Global South’s Pre-Existing Condition

The coronavirus pandemic presents an unprecedented crisis that has already had damaging effects on the global working class. It will hit countries already ravaged by imperialism even harder. We must demand an end to imperialist austerity measures in order for these countries to effectively combat the crisis.

Two Mexican Environmental Activists Have Been Assassinated. The State is Responsible.

Less than a week after Homero Gómez Gonzalez, an eminent environmentalist, was drowned in Mexico, another activist, Raúl Hernandez, was found dead at the top of a hill. The Mexican authorities claim there is no connection between their deaths, but the link is clear: both activists fought to protect the environment and its inhabitants against the threat of capitalist logging interests.