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From the Editors: Today’s Moral Imperative

Jan 14, 2020

“I have only a short time to live, only one death to die, and I will die fighting for this cause. There will be no peace in this land until slavery is done for.” – John Brown During the Civil …

From the Editors: We Want Real Big Change

Nov 26, 2019

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 …

From the Editors: Cause and Solution

Sep 18, 2019

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 …

From the Editors’: El Paso — Cause and Solution

Aug 21, 2019

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 …

From The Editors: What They Say and What They Mean

Jul 10, 2019

As high-tech globalization destroys the economic basis of industrial capitalism, the global political relations serving that system are also being disrupted. Increasingly aggressive U.S. policies on trade and “national security” have been accompanied by an escalation of diplomatic threats and …

From the Editors: Change in Thinking is Key to Our Future

May 7, 2019

Millions of people are starting to engage in an effort to reform our society. Success depends on understanding under what conditions reform can be achieved. America is a very special place. It is so big and so rich that the …

The Fight for Healthcare for All

Mar 13, 2019

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 …

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 …

From the Editors: Ten Years After the Financial Meltdown

Nov 28, 2018

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 …

Right from Wrong

Sep 17, 2018

“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 …

From the Editors: Reverend Edward Pinkney is Free!

Jul 18, 2018

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 …

From the Editors: Peace is a Necessity of Life

May 8, 2018

The world is rife with polarization, conflict, and war. Efforts by a ruling class to maintain its hold on private property, both at home and globally, are accelerating. Around the globe, deepening economic and political polarization defines our time. In …

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

Mar 6, 2018

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 …

Dark Vision

Jan 10, 2018

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 …

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

Nov 6, 2017

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 …

From the Editors: Charlottesville – No Going Back

Aug 29, 2017

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 …

From the Editors: “First Do No Harm”

Aug 30, 2017

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 …

From the Editors: Who is Donald Trump?

May 16, 2017

There is probably no other question foremost in the minds of the American people. Trump has seen to that. So is he just the master show-man, reality TV celebrity gone political? Is he crazy? Or is there a method in …

From the Editors: An Epoch of Social Revolution

Mar 12, 2017

Ours is a time of social upheaval, of a growing groundswell surging up from below, bent on both resisting and resolving the crisis of our time. This movement is precipitated by the introduction into human history of the hitherto unthinkable …

Standing Rock and the Priority of Public Good

Jan 17, 2017

Across the United States a large movement is growing to protect water as our most basic, precious and needed natural resource. Water is essential to maintaining human life. The struggle being led by the Standing Rock Sioux has become the latest international banner to highlight the growing water struggles of the people against the powers of the corporate …

After the Elections: Which Way Forward?

Nov 25, 2016

It’s over. But it’s not. When the election campaigns began more than a year ago, over half of the people said they thought the country was going in the wrong direction. Today seventy-five per cent of the people say the …

From the Editors: The 2016 Elections

Sep 14, 2016

The economic revolution and the consequent increasing economic polarization in the U.S. are finding political expression in the 2016 general election cycle. The ruling class two-party system is fragmenting, while simultaneously trying to reform on the basis of a new …

The Poisoning of Flint: A Public Health Crisis

Jul 21, 2016

The poisoning of Flint water and the water cut-offs in Detroit are public health disasters. Both are a result of a failing economic system and a State apparatus, which is stripping all avenues of democratic governmental responsibility, through the dictatorial …

From the Editors: First They Came for Michigan

Mar 21, 2016

The state of Michigan provides ample proof that the capitalist class is not fit to rule. Fascist rule is replacing all vestiges of democracy in many cities and towns throughout the state. Over the past ten years of state appointed …

From the Editors: Flint – Water is a Human Right

Feb 19, 2016

The poisoning of the people of Flint, Michigan—especially the children—with lead and other toxins in the drinking water, is just the latest ugly example that shows that this corporate ruling class is unfit to rule. Lead poisoning can cause irreversible brain …

From the Editors: Global Austerity Measures – Fascism in Disguise

Sep 22, 2015

In 2010, immediately after Greece announced that it that its economy was about to collapse and that it was heading towards bankruptcy, the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission issued the first of two bailouts …

From the Editors: The Pursuit of Happiness

Jul 14, 2015

“When it can be said by any country in the world, my people are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in …

The Fight Against Police Violence is a Fight for a New Society

Jan 6, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are taking to the streets demanding an end to the rising murderous militarized police state. One of the demonstrators’ chants, which points to the source of the problem is, “The whole damn system is guilty.” …

Standing in the Way: Private Property

Sep 29, 2014

Thousands of families in Detroit go without running water in their homes – but corporations get nearly unrestricted access to this natural resource in order to maximize their profits. Public education in the U.S. is being destroyed – again, so …

Unite on Common Economic Interests

Nov 27, 2014

Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa. Kelly Thomas in Fullerton. Manuel Diaz in Anaheim. James Boyd in Albuquerque. Mike Brown in Ferguson. These are but a few. Latino, Black, white. The police have killed hundreds more across the country. Men, women, even …

Defend the Leaders of Our Class, Fight for a Vision of a New World

Jun 9, 2014

Trumped up charges of “vote fraud” against  Reverend Edward Pinkney, a long-time resident and anti-corporate activist in Benton Harbor, and community leader James Cornelius, show that this country is crossing a nodal line. We are no longer able to challenge …

From the Editors: These Children are Our Children

Jul 30, 2014

There are aspects that are terribly old and frighteningly new concerning the most recent crisis along the Mexican American border. After years of ramping up deportations and militarization and a constant deluge of anti-immigrant propaganda, the American government is now …

Chicago at Center of Battle to Keep Public Education Public

Sep 30, 2013

The motion around public education provides tremendous opportunities to introduce new ideas and reach new revolutionaries. The State is reorganizing public education at every level to put corporations in control. But corporations are driven to make private profit at the …

A New Stage of a Powerful Social Movement Arises

Aug 6, 2013

In our assessment of the Trayvon Martin situation we noted that we are seeing the beginnings of a new stage of a powerful spontaneous movement. It is an inevitable social response to oppression. The “Moral Monday” movement in North Carolina is …

No One is Illegal

Apr 24, 2013

The issue of the undocumented immigrant today has to be seen in the context of globalization and capitalism in the age of electronics. The flow of poorer workers to richer countries is an objective part of that process.

The Meaning of Newtown

Jan 31, 2013

On December 14, 2012 the nation and the world were shocked and horrified when a gunman armed with a military-style assault weapon invaded Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and  gunned down 26 people, 20 of whom were six …

After the Elections: Class interests to the Fore

Nov 12, 2012

The 2012 elections are over. The $6 billion has been spent, the defeated candidates have gone back to their offices and board rooms to lick their wounds, and the victorious are parceling out all those campaign promises to their friends …

Jobs and the Elections

Aug 24, 2012

As the political campaign intensifies so does the efforts of the major candidates to not talk about the central issue by talking all around it. That central issue is a program dealing with the economic destruction caused by the ongoing …

Unity of Dispossessed only Weapon as Fascist Culture Gains Ground

Jul 14, 2012

The anti-immigration drumbeat that has been led by nativist gangs and neo-nazi vigilante-type groups is contributing to the building of a fascist culture that criminalizes a whole people and renders their lives as practically worthless. We are now seeing the …

The Meaning of Trayvon Martin

May 11, 2012

In any assessment it is critical to examine the underlying process that gives rise to certain events, taking history into account. Any fascist movement in America has to proceed from the most violent elements of our national history. History shows …

From the Editors: Middle East Upheaval Signals New Era

Mar 1, 2011

Global capitalism in the age of electronics and the attendant neoliberal policies have created a huge and widening gap between wealth and poverty across the world. Repression of all opposition to neocolonial states whose political systems serve global capitalism has …

A New Stage of a Powerful Social Movement Arises

Aug 28, 2013

In our assessment of the Trayvon Martin situation we noted that we are seeing the beginnings of a new stage of a powerful spontaneous movement. It is an inevitable social response to oppression. The “Moral Monday” movement in North Carolina is …

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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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