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Sou Mi

Sou Mi is an activist based in New York City.

Farmers congregate during day five of the protest against the new farm reform laws at Singhu border on November 30, 2020 in New Delhi, India.

In Victory for Year-Long Farmers’ Protests, Modi Announces Repeal of Agricultural Laws

In a victory for the protests that have raged for over a year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the government will repeal the three farm laws. The fight to protect farmers’ and workers’ rights needs to continue, striking at the heart of capitalist production.

Workers Are Striking Against the Two-Tier System

As Striketober continues to grow, unions are taking up the fight against the two-tier wage system. To put an end to the divisions between generations of workers and ensure equal pay for equal work, it is essential that unions continue this fight until they win.

Anti-Imperialism Is Inseparable from Anti-Capitalism: A Socialist Feminist Perspective

With the narrative of justifying imperialist intervention in the name of women’s rights called into question by 20 years of disastrous U.S. occupation in Afghanistan, the space is open for rethinking what it means to take up the fight for women’s emancipation with a staunchly anti-imperialist perspective.

Feminist Struggle Is at the Heart of Class Struggle in Afghanistan

Contrary to the claims of bourgeois historians, demands for social reforms in Afghanistan — particularly in the realm of women’s rights — predate both the U.S. and Soviet occupations.

Liberal Feminism Is an Imperialist Project

U.S. imperialism is responsible for the conditions facing women in Afghanistan today and others like them all across the world. Liberal feminism, with its reliance on the imperialist capitalist state, will never liberate the working class and poor women.

The Senate, Including Sanders, Votes to Penalize Local Governments That Defund the Police

The Senate voted 99-0 for a resolution that would cut funding to any local administration that takes measures to defund the police.

From Revolution to Capitalist Restoration: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party

This July marked the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party. A hundred years on, the CCP bureaucracy today is a far cry from the revolutionary workers’ party born out of the aspirations of international socialist revolution.

End the U.S. Embargo of Cuba: Support the Revolution and the Right to Protest

Thousands took to the streets of Cuba to protest against the country’s deepening social and economic crisis, made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. The conditions in Cuba today are a direct result of imperialist aggression against the country, led by the United States and its 60-plus-year embargo. Meanwhile, the one-party regime represses the protesters who want to defend the revolution.

Israel Bombs Gaza for the Second Time in Three Days

Days after Naftali Bennett succeeded Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister, Israel is already breaking the May 26 ceasefire agreement and has bombed Gaza twice in the last three days.

1,100 Mine Workers in Alabama Are Going on Strike

After the failure of contract negotiations, 1,100 mineworkers in West Alabama with United Mine Workers are going on strike against Warrior Met Coal.

The Communist Movement in India

The subcontinent is home to myriad communist parties — most of which practice class collaboration.

Six Lessons From the Hunts Point Strike

Last week, 1,400 workers in one of the world’s largest wholesale markets went on strike. Here are some of our key takeaways.

Police in riot gear and shields near Washington Capitol.

Patriot Act 2.0: Biden’s Domestic Terrorism Laws Are a Danger to the Working Class

After last week’s violent demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol, Joe Biden has committed to passing new laws targeting domestic terrorism. But let’s be clear --- while he says the laws will help “fight” the Far Right, they will eventually be used to target the working class and the Left.

The Cops Opened the Gates for Trump Supporters at the Capitol

As right-wing mobs stormed the U.S. Capitol this evening, Capitol Hill police stood idly by, moving barricades to let them in and taking selfies with members of the mob.

Sikh protesters in India hold up their fists.

Indian Farmers on Strike. They Should Continue — Indefinitely

Farmers in India led a nationwide strike yesterday, December 8, to mount the pressure on Delhi to repeal the three new agricultural laws passed by the Modi government. To win their demands, they, along with the hundreds of millions of workers in the country’s most strategic sectors, need to continue down the path opened by the strike.

Protesters in India raise their fists.

Over 300,000 Farmers Have Begun an Indefinite Siege on India’s Capital

In a powerful rebuke to Narendra Modi’s three pro-capitalist agricultural laws, hundreds of thousands of farmers have traveled from across India for protests in New Delhi and blockaded its main arteries.

NYPD Continues to Harass Black Lives Matter Activist in Tense Standoff in Midtown

Since early this morning, the NYPD have been surrounding the house of a Black Lives Matter activist, attempting to take him into custody without a warrant. The protester, an organizer with Warriors in the Garden, has been resisting this intimidation and streaming the incident live on social media.

For a United Front Against Racism

The current uprising against police terror is winning important concessions. But to beat racism, the working class will need to come to the fore. Workers need to mobilize around a unified set of demands and coordinate a national struggle with the radical masses, using working class methods.

Protesters Need Their Own Space to Discuss Next Steps

As the protests against racist police brutality escalate and unite behind the demand to defund the police, the radicalized masses need their own methods of self-organization to debate and plan how to move this uprising forward. A democratic assembly is a means for the rank-and-file masses to discuss issues and make collective decisions.

Cops in Louisville Murdered Another Black Man. His Name Is David McAtee.

In yet another in a string of police murders, Louisville cops murdered David McAtee, a local barbeque chef. They left his body lying in the street for 12 hours, reminding us of the level of contempt they have for the lives of Black people.

One Down, Three to Go: Fight the Cops and the Curfew

In a partial win for protesters, killer cop Derek Chauvin was finally arrested for the murder of George Floyd and taken into custody. But this comes hand in hand with a curfew, imposed by the National Guard. Now the fight begins against the curfew and for the arrest and conviction of all four killer cops.

In the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis, Cyclone Amphan Ravages Parts of South Asia

On Wednesday afternoon, a super cyclone, Amphan, made landfall in the coast around the Bay of Bengal. With towns and villages completely destroyed and over 80 dead, this cyclone brings new challenges as the region deals with the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The Coronavirus Pandemic is Ravaging Black Communities

The data confirms it: although political leaders talk of the coronavirus as the great equalizer, Black people are getting sick and dying of COVID-19 in higher numbers than others.

India’s Coronavirus Response is a Death Sentence for Millions

This past week, India’s Narendra Modi-led government announced a nationwide lockdown, forcing India’s 1.3 billion people indoors. Without adequate planning or relief, however, the brunt of the coronavirus crisis will be borne by the working class and oppressed.

Over a Million Mobilize for International Women’s Day in Latin America

Millions across Latin America took the streets on March 8 for International Women's Day. All over, the message was clear: women want an end to all violence and oppression.

The Testament of Leon Trotsky: In Illustration

On this day 80 years ago, while in exile in Coyoacán, Mexico, Trotsky penned his last Testament, well aware that he might soon be killed or will die because of his deteriorating health. This short text was written a few months before his assassination by Ramón Mercader, a Stalinist agent. In it, Trotsky reflects on his life and his hope for future revolutionary generations.

Mexico’s “Progressive President” Sends National Guard to Tear Gas Immigrants

A new migrant caravan made up of thousands of people left from Honduras in January to make the perilous journey north through Mexico. With Donald Trump pressuring him from across the border, President Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador of Mexico has gone further than ever to repress the caravan and send migrants back to Central America.

General Strike Expected to Bring a Fifth of India’s Population into the Streets

On Wednesday, Jan 8, 250 million people are estimated to go on strike in a Nationwide General Strike in India. This comes on the heels of a month-long protests against the current political regime that have drawn hundreds of thousands to the streets.

Mass Protests Erupt in India over Discriminatory Citizenship Law

Last week, the Narendra Modi-led government of India passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act which will provide non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan with a path to citizenship while leaving millions of undocumented Muslims vulnerable. The Act is openly discriminatory and sets a dangerous precedent for religion-based citizenship in the country.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Resigns After 13 Days of Massive Protests

In a massive victory for the masses mobilizing in the streets of Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation as well as the cabinet's on Tuesday. For real change, it is time for the working class and youth to take the reins of leadership in the country.