graphic credit: Shenby (they/she) @leftaesthetic Recently, a debate over appealing to “American patriotism” as a tactic for revolutionary organizing in the home base of imperialism was revived. Historically an ideological tool of the ruling class, patriotism has been used to mobilize the American working class to support imperialist wars, racism, and settler colonialism. … [Read more...] about American Patriotism or National Liberation?
Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images "But repression does not always come dressed up in riot gear, or breaking into offices in the middle of the night. It also comes in the form of the friendly “neighborhood liaison” officer, the advisory boards to local police departments, and the social scientist hired on as a consultant. Repression is, first and … [Read more...] about On the Local Uprisings: Containment in Houston
The following reportback is from a comrade in a Marxist Center affiliate organization, who witnessed the uprisings in Minneapolis in the wake of the lynching of George Floyd. Here our comrade recounts the ebb and flow of the uprising as he saw them. This reportback can only represent the views and experiences of this one person. Personal and organizational information is … [Read more...] about A Reportback from Minneapolis