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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 …

The Truth About Kenosha

On Sunday, August 23, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer. A Rally, Comrades! correspondent who participated in the uprising provides the following on-the-scene account: “I went to Kenosha the day after the …

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 …

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 …

Sufferings and Struggles, Hopes and Prospects

Sixty-two percent of Americans agree that the U.S. government’s handling of the Coronavirus crisis is going badly. No community is untouched by the devastating pandemic. The havoc can be seen in the numbers suffering from the social and economic blows …

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 …

Public Education and the Fight for our Children’s Future

With Coronavirus cases spiking across the country, everyone from CEOs to the President, state governors, and the corporate media are calling for schools to open “to save the economy.” Most parents, teachers, and students face a brutal choice — physically …

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 …

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 …

The Elections and Beyond: The Outcome is Up to Us

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on April 28 to compel meat-processing plants like Tyson and Smithfield to remain open, despite thousands of their workers testing positive for COVID 19. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded corporate immunity from …

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 …

COVID-19 Generates Housing Takeovers and Rent Strikes

The coronavirus crisis has shifted the debate about housing and homelessness in America overnight. In February bipartisan plans to force homeless people into mass shelters were gaining traction, both locally and nationally. By the end of March, the narrative shifted …

Mighty Force Rising for a New Society

It started as an explosion of agony and righteous anger at the police murder of unarmed African American George Floyd. It became a rebellion against the police, systemic racism, and the government bolstered by and defending them. The demand to …

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 …

Flint is Still Broken, Six Years Later

Dedicated to the memory of Laura Carter 57, Mary Watson 43, and Jasmine McBride 29 who succumbed to poisonous Flint MI water in 2019. Going on six years Flint residents are still sick. Still dying. Residents still lack affordable clean, …

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, …

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 …

Epochal Change Brings Forth New Leadership

The country is seeing the beginnings of new revolutionary forces developing, especially in recent years. Alamance County in North Carolina, with a long history of struggle dating back before the Revolutionary War, is once again a sign of the times. …

New Year, New Class, New Vision

Though the dates vary from deep winter to mid spring (and in some African countries, fall), every part of the world celebrates the coming of the New Year. We shoot off fireworks, accompany them with noisemakers, hold parades, make toasts …

Children at Center of Chicago Teachers Strike

The last thing teachers want to do is not to be in the classroom with their students. The Chicago teachers and school support staff went out on strike in October for more than better pay for themselves. They demanded that …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

School Privatization and America’s Housing Crisis

“Education is a human right!,” say students, teachers and parents around the country. They believe all children and adults should have access to free, high-quality education and are engaged in the struggle to make it so. They are fighting against …

Inside: Partial Measures Will Not Do

During the Democratic presidential debates for the 2020 elections, many of the candidates spoke about the skyrocketing housing costs, resulting in a glaring increase in the number of homeless families. This is most starkly seen in the coastal cities of …

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 …

Demands for Basic Needs and the Electoral Process

Editors’ Note: The following is an abridged version of the March 2019 Political Report on the Midterm Elections, from the Central Committee of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America. This report was written before over 25 candidates entered …

Voter Suppression and the Battle for Democracy

Voting has long been proclaimed the hallmark of American democracy. At the same time, American history could be written as the history of voter suppression. From the beginning, elections have been a battleground in the struggle for defining the aims …

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 …

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 Fight for Healthcare for All

There have been over 70 unsuccessful attempts to repeal “Obamacare’ – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – including 2 trips to the US Supreme Court. Trump and the Republicans, upon capturing the presidency, felt they needed to repeal the ACA …

Women Demand a Transformed World

As the masses of the world struggle for what kind of future we will have – one of planetary destruction, war, poverty and a small class of the immensely wealthy, or one that protects our mother earth and takes care …

Inside: New Social Force Can Win a World of Abundance

As the ruling class attempts to impose fascism to maintain the system of private property that is the source of their power and wealth, a strong and diverse social force is rising up to oppose them. This new class 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, …

Race and Class in a Time of Epochal Change

With the beginning of the new year of 2019, African Americans in particlar and indeed the American masses as a whole, are facing a grim uncertain future. A recent study by the Third Way found that 62% of jobs today …

Where We Stand After the Elections

American elections have historically played an important role in the ebb and flow of the unfolding social struggle. On one hand, they have served as an indicator of the degree of the polarization in society, and as a gauge of …

The Rising Movement Today

The leap in the economy, from industrial production to electronic production, is forcing millions of workers out of jobs, destroying the standard of living they thought was guaranteed to them. The capitalist system is untenable. America’s workers are abandoned and …

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 …

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 …

From the Editors: Reverend Edward Pinkney is Free!

A major victory has been achieved in the protracted battle in Benton Harbor, Michigan, against corporate dictatorship and for a government and society that operates in the interests of the people. After spending two and one-half years in prison on …

Women Leading the FIght in the Interests of All Society

Women are leaders in today’s most active motions for a new society. They are fighting for health care, housing, water, the earth, better wages, quality public education, against sexual violence and harassment, assault weapons corporations, police murder of unarmed people and …

Fight for the Children

Across the country, the American people have expressed their revulsion at the barbar- ic practice of tearing children from their parents’ at the border, and sending the children to “baby jails” or shipped to faraway cities. Even though the order …

How Can We Make A Difference?

In Sacramento, California, thousands rallied in protest against the police killing of an unarmed young black man, Stephon Clark. In Washington, D.C., teenage survivors of the country’s most recent mass shooting confronted members of Congress and demanded to know why …

Inside: A Higher Purpose, a Transformative Vision

Tens of thousands of teachers in antiunion “right-to-work” states are walking out on strike, demanding living wages and affordable healthcare from state governments. Millions are rising up in protest against the growing culture of violence across the country, whether it …

Youth Take the Lead Against Violence in America

The massacre that occurred February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has unleashed a youth-led national movement against violence across America. On March 14, the one-month anniversary of the Parkland shootings, more than a million students …

Teachers’ Uprising – A Fight for Everyone’s Future

The teachers’ uprising sweeping the country is a fight for the future, not only for our children, but for the well being of all of society . Mobilizing the human mind, the greatest productive power that exists, is essential to solve …

Inside: A Revolutionary Patriotism

The robots are not coming. They are already here. The world as we have known it is being transformed by a revolutionary electronic technology that is producing incredible abundance, even as it eliminates human labor by the millions. A process …

From the Editors: The Immorality of Deporting America’s Dreamers

Eighty-seven percent of Americans support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program protects nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. During September of last year, Donald Trump announced he was …

‘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, …

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 …

Our Class Needs to Know the Truth

Our Class Needs to Know the Truth The revolutionary period we are in is real and profound. Nothing less than the fate of the planet is at stake. Can we expect to effect change without thoroughly understanding the battlefield we …

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 …

Corporate Money Aims to Control the Rising Movement

The capitalist class has always used the age-old tactic of divide and conquer based on race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, religion, and more to divide the working class. In order to contain, divert and control the independent aspirations of the workers, …

Organized Crime and the Mexican State

Editors’ note: The writer is a friend of the League in Mexico, who has written and published extensively on the subject of Mexican organized crime and the authoritarian State in Mexico.  There are few places on the planet where organized …

Next Steps in the Fight for Housing as a Human Right

For almost two centuries during the period of the growth of industrial capitalism, workers frequently faced housing shortages, because working class housing was generally less profitable for builders than housing for the ruling classes. Housing crises tended to come and …

Inside: Strategy, Vision and the Way Forward

The election and actions of Donald Trump have given rise to a broad debate about the future of our country. The millions who are marching and speaking out in defense of their basic right to survival are demanding that the …

Globalization and Internationalism

The ever-extending globalization of the economy has created a new reality filled with problems and opportunities for those of us who are fighting for a better world. As we struggle for the basic economic necessities of life, as well as …

The Special Revolutionary Role of Women

The 2016 electoral environment in the United States reflected the stance that women were second-class citizens. Even though there was a female candidate for President, the verbal rants about women and toward women were degrading and demeaning. In response, there …

Inside: Make History

“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 …

Revolutionary Change in America

I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart, I am the Negro bearing slavery’s scars. I am the red man driven from the land, I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek – And finding only the same …

Demonized and Deported, Both Parties Blame Immigrants

“There are an estimated 232 million international migrants and 740 million internal migrants in the world.” — World Migration Report, 2015 Unprecedented numbers of unemployed are forced to migrate from the countryside into their country’s festering slums, or across borders …

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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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