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A Cooperative Society or Barbarism

The overriding issue in the November 3 election is the future of American democracy, with all the life and death implications that has for the workers fighting for their basic needs. It will be virtually impossible for the millions of …

From Fighting Eviction to Cancelling the Rent

Thirty to forty million Americans are at risk of pandemic-related eviction as the various state, and local restrictions expire this fall, according to the Aspen Institute. A last-minute moratorium by the Trump administration on September 1 was supposed to postpone …

Pandemic and Disasters Part of Class War

The pandemic has killed over 200,000 Americans and 1 million people worldwide, yet our government continues to ensure the survival of giant corporations more than the health of its people. Meanwhile, disasters connected to climate change have added another layer …

Reimagine America

It’s become a common sentiment that 2020 has been a disaster. What do we learn from it, and how do we move forward? We must guarantee that the fight to resolve the pandemic, end the killings by police, end homelessness …

Do Flint Lives Matter? $600 Million Settlement Says Not So Much

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Governor Gretchen Whitmer poke their chests out, announcing the compensation settlement for the disastrous Flint Water Crisis. While the court battle continues with suits against two engineering firms (Veolia along with Lockwood, Andrews & …

What Happens To A Dream Deferred?

Secretariat, League of Revolutionaries for a New America, June 2020 It took 8 minutes and 46 seconds for the Minneapolis police to murder George Floyd. The explosion of four centuries of collective pain and anger was immediate. The moral outrage …

Defeat Trump: Demand that Government Meet Basic Needs

The massive, spontaneous uprising of 2020, in response to the police murder of George Floyd, was possibly the largest and broadest mass movement in American history. According to one poll, some 26 million people participated in the movement against police …

Inside: ‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’

“Sufferings and Struggles, Hopes and Prospects” reports on life-or-death threats people face. Nearly 14 million children in the United States went hungry in June, 10 million more than in 2018. Three in ten Black families don’t have enough food for …

Pandemic: ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’*

Albany, Georgia, was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic when it first began to take hold in Georgia. The sole incorporated town in rural Dougherty County in the heart of South Georgia’s “Black Belt,” 73 percent of its population of …

LA’s ‘Rust Belt’ Fights for Representation

Without voting for it, or wanting it, Assembly District 63 in the community of South East Los Angeles (known as SELA) has become a laboratory for testing how the ruling class shifts from a system that required human labor to …

Pandemic Drives More Privatization of Higher Education

Police murdered Rayshard Brooks right after murdering George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and so many others. These atrocities have ignited a powerful global protest movement, with African Americans at the core of hundreds of thousands of fighters of …

Pulling Back the Curtain: A New Day for Humanity

If there is one constant in life, it is that everything is changing all the time. We may be that blue dot in a vast universe, rotating on its axis every 24 hours, revolving around our sun every 365 days, …

Generation Z and the Fight to Change the World

On July 6, when President Trump signed an executive order proposing a ban on the youth-oriented social media platform TikTok, it was natural to remember stories of TikTok users obstructing Trump’s June 20 Tulsa rally. TikTok youth didn’t miss the …

Remembering Who We Are in the Heart of the Pandemic

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We …

Health Care Crisis: The Future is Up to Us

A society that is governed in such a way that it fails to protect its people from the catastrophic harm of the COVID 19 pandemic is a society ripe for revolutionary transformation.  The pandemic crisis exposes capitalism’s inability to solve …

What the uprising reveals about fascism and the military

Millions of us have made it clear that we don’t believe the American people become safer the more police there are.  In fact, a core message of the 2020 Rebellion that erupted after the murder of George Floyd is that …

Something New is in Our Grasp

Millions of Americans and people worldwide are revolted by the cold-blooded murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and organizing and speaking out in a myriad of ways. Preceding Floyd’s murder, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was shot to death in her …

Inside: An Epoch of Social Revolution

The events unfolding in the streets over police brutality and the COVID 19 crisis vividly express the crisis underway in the world. Its roots go to the tremendous upheaval in the economy. It is transforming from jobs-based industrial production to …

Louisiana: Land of Beauty and Crisis

Southern Louisiana, alongside the great Mississippi River, is where, from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico, a vast delta widens out, coursed with bayous, swamps, wetlands, and marshes. It is a land of ‘gators and crawdads, Spanish moss and …

Pandemic: The Empire Has No Clothes

Why is it that, when the numbers of unemployed were soaring past 30 million, the stock market went up? Why was it that, as milk was being poured into the gutters, and fresh fruit and vegetables were being plowed under, …

New Ideas Light Our Way Out of Crisis

We call this series “ray of light” because it’s hard to imagine a darker struggle than today’s fight for the most basic needs—food, shelter, clothing (that includes PPE), and true, universal health care. We could have all of these things, …

Working Class Vision: Our Lives Come First

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick shamelessly issued a declaration of class warfare.  He told Fox News on April 20, “there are more important things than living, and that’s saving this country” by ending coronavirus stay-at-home orders. He said America should …

From the Editors: A Class Perspective on Nationalization

Though the two major parties have argued since late March about the nationalization of healthcare as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, private interests have won out because the system is built to serve those interests. We are told the …

Immigration Struggle in Texas

The Texas-México border has once again become strategically key to the struggle of dispossessed workers on both sides of the border, over 150 years after plantation owners made Texas strategically key to their expansion of slavery by stealing one-third of …

The Coronavirus and the Necessity of a Communist Vision

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (or COVID-19) has made vivid the need for a society that puts people above private property. Never has the necessity of a cooperative society been more apparent than it is in the light of …

Inside: Economic and Social Crisis Reveals Solution

As the world responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the majority of people need the intervention of the government to survive. We need safe housing to “shelter in place” and healthcare to get tests and treatment for COVID-19, regardless of …

Juneteenth 2020 — Seeds of Class Unity

Every year, communities hold “Juneteenth” commemorations, honoring the U.S. military order that freed 250,000 Texas slaves on June 19, 1865. With the arrival of the Union Army, the rumors that the slave-owning ruling class was losing the Civil War became …

Electoral Battles Reflect Growing Polarization

Almost overnight, the whole world has been upended. The world economy stands on a knife’s edge, and millions face an uncertain future. The coronavirus has exacerbated vast historical processes underway and accelerated the pace of that change around the globe. …

Next Steps in the Battle of the Ballot

In March, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly eclipsed the 2020 presidential election campaign in the consciousness of the American people. Most of the major remaining primaries were postponed until May or even June. Although the Sanders campaign conceded the nomination, the …

Women’s Homelessness is a Crisis of Civilization

Note from editors: In 1910, an international conference of socialist women declared March 8th as International Working Women’s Day, in honor of the struggles of working-class women for equality and better lives. This idea grew after a Women’s Day was organized …

Inside: We Cannot Stay Still

In the middle of an election year, Donald Trump has been impeached. And acquitted. The impeachment and trial constituted a battleground in which the ruling class fought it out over how, in a world of instability and polarization, to advance …

Elections 2020: Opening the Door to Political Revolution

The 2020 elections are offering voters their starkest choice in decades: Double down on the fascist future of misery and concentration camps promised by the Trump administration or, open the door to a political revolution capable of building a peaceful, …

From the Editors: Impeachment and Our Fight

Past impeachments show us that presidential impeachment is largely a struggle within the ruling class over the direction of the country, particularly in the economic sphere. In fact, the history of impeachments in America can be read as the political …

Superbugs: The Intersection of Technology, Healthcare and Ecology

The technological revolution is more than smartphones, driverless vehicles, factory robots, and automated harvesters, just as the ecological crisis is more than climate change, pollution, and mass extinctions. The evolution and proliferation of superbugs, which are harmful bacteria that are …

Striking a Blow Against Corporate Rule in 2020

America is increasingly heading into full-blown constitutional crisis. As impeachment hearings proceed, traditional processes of law and democracy are breaking down. Subpoenas are defied. The president tweets threats of civil war. Witnesses are threatened. The authority of Congress is denied. …

New Class, New Awareness for Puerto Rico

The “Ricky, Renuncia” (“Ricky, Resign”) movement was the umbrella that gave voice to over a third of Puerto Rico’s population, who took to the streets this past summer and forced governor Ricardo “Ricky” Roselló Nevares to resign. They rose up …

World Polarization, Destruction and Transformation

Editor’s Note: This article is the first of two adapted from the October 2019 Political Report by the Central Committee of the LRNA. We are witnessing the exponential advance of the electronic revolution and its impact on the economy. We …

Fighting for Our Lives in the 2020 Elections

The future of humanity and the survival of the planet depend on what we do. A massive movement to impeach the President has arisen, and not just for a phone call to Ukraine. For sure, collusion, obstruction, corruption, and bald-faced …

Women Take on Profit-Driven Health Care

The rising motion of working-class women today is not just resisting oppression and exploitation but is on a path to break the chains that bind us to outmoded social and economic structures and relations. The necessity for universal, equitable healthcare …

Inside: Rising Spirit of Unrest

The 2020 election process reflects how much the peoples of the world face common problems. Young people expressed this truth by organizing global events and protests to address fundamental climate and environmental changes. In “We Want Real Big Change,” we …

From the Editors: We Want Real Big Change

The specter of global mass extinction confronts all of humanity. Young people, who are seeing clearly now that they face an imperiled future, are leading a massive global movement to demand that the world community take a stand against a …

Fighting for Our Lives in the 2020 Elections

The future of humanity and the survival of the planet depend on what we do. A movement to impeach the President has arisen, and not just for a phone call to Ukraine. For sure, collusion, obstruction, corruption, and bald-faced lying …

Fight Against Fascism, Fight for Immigrants

Our government’s vicious repression of migrants and the movement against it are both becoming more intense, making immigration a focal point of the 2020 election. Meanwhile, an upsurge is also underway in the movements over housing, health care, education, and …

New Film on Common Roots of Problems

The most conscious leaders of the movement against immigrant repression understand that the government wants to keep the resistance confined within community and ethnic limits, so they are taking their message beyond that. One example is by organizing viewings of …

Advances in Economy Call for Revolutionary Change

Labor-replacing automated technology is rapidly advancing, transforming and restructuring the jobs-based economy. These rapid advances in the economy are accelerating the growth of a new class of workers – those millions who are being driven to the fringes of the …

Storms, Floods, and Fires Threaten Pursuit of Happiness

In the last two decades, there have been strong and destructive weather patterns occurring in the United States and worldwide. The fires in California, and the flooding in the Midwest and on the East Coast, show our environment is changing …

From the Editors: Cause and Solution

El Paso is a bellwether of the heightening crisis that is engulfing our society today. On August 3, an assassin armed with a weapon of war and a manifesto killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. That …

Preparation for Historic Revolutionary Change

Millions of people are struggling against the State apparatus for the basic necessities of life. The underlying motion of these struggles is toward the distribution of the necessaries of life according to need, not according to money. The political and …

Housing Policies Create More Homeless in California

When the most devastating wild fire in California’s history tore through Paradise and other mountain towns in northern California last fall, thousands of residents – most of them low-income renters and seniors – were scattered across the country. Like communities …

Thinking Anew About Today’s Revolutionary Situation

In 1862 Abraham Lincoln, in his Second Annual Message, stated “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must …

Outlaw Corporate Landlords and Make Housing Free

A national epidemic of evictions, homelessness, and housing insecurity is spreading to every region of the country. Its scale can no longer be dismissed or hidden. In California, for example, over half of renters pay over one third of their …

Juneteenth 2019: ‘Bottom Rail on Top this Time!’

During the U.S. Civil War, a formerly enslaved African American Union soldier, upon seeing his former “master” with other captured Confederate soldiers said, “Hello, massa, bottom rail on top this time.” The Civil War was a revolution that ended with …

The Coming Crash

In his 2019 State of the Union message, President Donald J. Trump boasted, “We have the hottest economy in the world.” Careful what you wish for. This was exactly the same outlook in 2007, on the precipice of what came …

The Meaning of Venezuela

The U.S. and world ruling class have their hands full with Venezuela. Venezuela is by no means a weak nation, isolated from the world. It sits on the largest proven oil reserves in the world, and it is one of …

We Face the Same Enemy

What has happened to the America millions believed in and fought for – the beacon of hope, democracy, and opportunity known around the world, the America of the Statue of Liberty? Why is it that our nation’s president demonizes Muslims, …

Strategy and the Political Center of Gravity Today

To focus on everything is to focus on nothing. The function of strategy is to determine the direction of delivering the main blow towards achieving a desired end or goal. Tactics are part of strategy, subordinate to it and facilitating …

Take Up the Vision of a New America!

A group of scientists will be giving United Nations’ leaders a New Year’s gift that some may want to give back. Investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed reports that an analysis, prepared for the U.N.’s 2019 “Global Sustainable Development Report,” will warn …

Inside: Every Beginning Means Something is Ending

In a New Year’s resolution, “a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life.” With the various Migrant Caravans, thousands of Central Americans collectively resolved to improve their lives …

What is Winning and Losing in the Midterm Elections?

The debate around the midterm elections opened up the discussion about how to resolve the problems of the vast majority of the American people. About 44 million people have no health insurance, and another 38 million have inadequate health insurance. …

From the Editors: Ten Years After the Financial Meltdown

Recently much is being written about the ten-year anniversary of the financial meltdown, commonly referred to as the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Most of what is being written defines the Great Recession as the financial crisis caused by the collapse …

Crossing the Nodal Line

We look at events in the world as a process. The current quantitative stage of development simply can go no further, and transformation is upon us. People who are careful politicians have some idea of a “nodal line,” wherein things …

Nationalization: Meeting the Demands for Life

Millions of people have taken to the streets in the U.S. in response to their growing poverty and to end the growing violence. Due to labor-replacing technology, people are losing their jobs, and they end up working part-time, if working …

Illuminating the Path to a New America

Editors Note: In this issue of Rally, Comrades! we are publishing the Political Resolution of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, adopted by the delegates to its 9th Convention, held in Chicago, Illinois during June of this year. …

Inside: R – E – S – P – E – C – T

The soulful song of Aretha never rang truer than today. The American people just want to be able to contribute, provide for their families and participate in a society where every human being is valued. The reality is that America …

Right from Wrong

“How we live, what kind of society we are going to have, who has a right to live, who can eat and who can have a home and who can’t – these are real moral questions that we have to …

Winning the War to House Our People

In February 2018, US District Judge David O. Carter triggered a political crisis in Orange County, California. He ordered local officials to stop sweeping 700 homeless people from their encampments along the Santa Ana River, unless they were first able …

Teachers Fight Forward

The “Red State Revolt,” as the uprising of teachers has been described, shows the clash between new and old, as the U.S. moves further into crisis. Early in February, West Virginia teachers organized dramatic work stoppages. The revolt spread rapidly …

Electoral Politics: Key Arena for Rising Movement

Millions of Americans are becoming politically active. As the economic crisis deepens, more and more families are unable to put food on their table and keep roofs over their heads. They are compelled to enter the electoral arena to fight …

Confronting the System in Silicon Valley

As the social struggles of Silicon Valley workers (and others) are arising, they are increasingly held back by the economic and political power of the tech industry, both locally and nationally. Tech industry CEOs and financiers are play a prominent …

Rising Global New Class Demands a New World

A new class of workers is growing within the global economy. Its class position is defined by the development of qualitatively new means of production, that are abolishing its economic connection to capitalist society. The new means of production are creating …

‘Whose Water? Our Water!’

The corporate drive to own and/or control the public’s water, and the resulting poisoning, shutoffs and rising cost of water, aredrawing communities across the country into a life or death struggle for access to clean and affordable water. This scattered, …

Battling Old Ideas with the New

While making a new world possible, the electronic revolution is rapidly eliminating the value of labor and destroying the basis for the capitalist system. Since the corporate ruling class desperately wants to maintain control, it is doing everything it can …

Reform and Revolution

The defining characteristic of capitalism is that the owners of capital exploit human labor to produce commodities that the workers must then purchase with their wages in order to live. Labor-replacing technologies completely shatter that relationship. Neither robots nor permanently …

We Have a New World to Win

“Imagine all the people sharing all the world” “Imagine” by John Lennon, 1971 Imagine a world where all of humankind is free from want. Imagine a world without wars. Imagine a world free of disease and environmental destruction. Imagine a …

Inside: Humanity Faces Two Paths

The corporate State and the system of private property stand in the way of humanity’s creating an economic system that conforms to the new conditions and for the common good. Humanity faces two paths: Either a society based on fascism …

Dark Vision

The elections of 2016 marked a season of discontent, a time which expressed a deep dissatisfaction with the direction in which the country is going, a time demanding that government redress grievances, that demands for the necessities of life be …

Can People Change Their Thinking?

We began the New Year 2017 with a question: “What Time Is It?” We answered that question by showing how we are in a qualitatively new time, a new epoch that has been initiated by a new technology, new tools …

U.S. Global Hegemony and Capitalist Crisis

In 2008, the financial crisis spread quickly to all sectors of the global economy. To be sure, the direct cause of the crisis was primarily the bursting of the housing bubble, which in turn reflected qualitative changes in the production …

Healthcare: From Private to Public

Nowhere is the chaos and insecurity of a society in transition felt more universally than in healthcare. Two distinct classes with opposing interests are facing off in a struggle that will determine the future role of healthcare in our society. …

Inside: Blowing in the Wind

A storm is coming. We can track its approach, but even as we are caught up in its vortex, there is no amount of defense, of protecting, of shoring up, of sandbagging that can shield us from the cataclysm. The …

From the Editors: Climate Disasters: The Corporate State Versus Humanity

Climate change disasters are intensifying the ongoing economic polarization of wealth and poverty in U.S. society. These are not “natural disasters,” as ruling class propagandists claim. These are corporate-made disasters and there is nothing natural about them. Environmental polluting causes …

The Anthropocene and Fossil Capitalism

The Anthropocene is a term first seriously used in 2000 by climatologists to recognize that human beings have become the primary new geological force affecting the future of the Earth system. The Anthropocene follows the geological epoch of the the …

Homelessness: Sign of a Broken System

The past two years have revealed a shocking rise in homelessness in virtually every corner of the nation. Los Angeles County homelessness rose 23% in 2017. New York City moved 38,000 people from shelters into permanent housing in 2015, but …

From the Editors: Charlottesville – No Going Back

As we go to press, the battle lines have been drawn. There is no going back. Both during, and after Charlottesville, we see a tremendous outpouring — a passionate, intense striving for social unity — that is making a clear break …

Denied a Future, Young Workers Have a World To Win

Maria Fernandes held down three jobs, working over 87 hours each week, split between three New Jersey Dunkin’ Donuts locations. “She worked so much, that landlady Amelia Resende sometimes went two weeks without seeing Fernandes…” NBC reported. “Five or six …

Public Education – The Dream or the Nightmare

As schools open this fall across the United States, tens of thousands of students, parents, and educators are demanding Sanctuary Cities Schools as safe zones for undocumented students, to be free of ICE, Border Patrol, and police persecution. The ongoing …

From the Editors: “First Do No Harm”

Health care in America is a matter of life and death. It is a fundamental necessity of life itself. Without it your very life is in jeopardy. That is why the vast majority of the American people – the working …

Inside: The Truth Shall Set Us Free

The truth that science uncovers for us is more than just the facts. It is about the underlying causes of history, especially these times in which we find ourselves. People know that something is very wrong, but why? The ruling …

Revolution in Technology Makes Revolution in Society inevitable

The capitalist ruling class and their advisors at elite universities and corporate foundations are feeling uneasy about rising joblessness during this period of massive investment in new technology. Various explanations for this contradiction have been offered. In his book, Capital …

Is a Universal Basic Income the Solution?

“. . . [A] so-called universal basic income (UBI) is currently one of the most hotly debated policy topics being floated as a means to address income inequality and the disruption that technology poses to the workforce,”  wrote Lauren Thomas …

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The age-old vision of a world without scarcity, without exploitation, class domination, organized violence, and stultifying labor has been the dream of millenia. The new completely socialized labor-eliminating means of production ... sets the basis for its realization. Now human history can begin, the light of the individual shining in the full brightness of liberated life, that can only be realized within true equality and cooperation: communism, a cooperative society.

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Rally, Comrades! is the political paper of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America. If you are one of the thousands of revolutionaries around the country looking for a perspective on the problems we face today, and for a political strategy to achieve the goal of a world free from exploitation and poverty, then Rally, Comrades! is for you.

Rally, Comrades! examines and analyzes the real problems of the revolutionary movement, and draws political conclusions for the tasks of revolutionaries at each stage of the revolutionary process. We reach out to revolutionaries wherever they may be to engage in debate and discussion, and to provide a forum for these discussions. Rally, Comrades! provides a strategic outlook for revolutionaries by indicating and illuminating the line of march of the revolutionary process.

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