Remembering Chairman Fred

Folks traveled far and wide to pay their last respects to our namesake, Chairman Fred Hampton. Hampton and Mark Clark were assassinated in a coordinated effort by Chicago PD, Cook County SWAT, and the FBI on this day (December 4) in 1969. Chairman Fred was 21 years old on the day of his death. He […]

Why the assassination of Fred Hampton matters today

by  David A. Love Fred Hampton Fred Hampton. Say his name. On this anniversary of the slaying of the Black Panther leader in Chicago — when black people face the fight of their lives — it is important for us to understand why his life and death mean so much to us now. The charismatic chair […]

Rereading George Jackson

By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the RCP, USA This article is excerpted from a new work by Bob Avakian called “Getting Over the Two Great Humps: Further Thoughts on Conquering the World.” This work deals with strategic problems of the world revolution–getting over the hump of seizing power in different countries and getting over the […]

Amerikan Crime: Case #74: The FBI-Chicago Police Assassination of Fred Hampton

  Bob Avakian recently wrote that one of three things that has “to happen in order for there to be real and lasting change for the better: People have to fully confront the actual history of this country and its role in the world up to today, and the terrible consequences of this.” (See “3 […]

An Abolitionist Life

[col. writ. 9/28/17] ©’17 Mumia Abu-Jamal What does it mean to call oneself an abolitionist? The word doesn’t mean today what it meant 150 years ago. Then, it meant an end to what some have called ‘America’s Original Sin’–Slavery. Today? Well, it’s not a common term today, but it should be. It was the nation’s […]

Support the U.N. Campaign for Ana Belen Montes!

Together we can free Ana Belen Montes! Download the letter attached and send it to the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights! Read her biography below andSUPPORT THE MOVEMENT TO FREE HER! Who is Ana Belen Montes? Ana Belen Montes was on February 28th, 1957 in Western Germany, where her military-officer father was based as an Army doctor. […]

Update on political prisoner Veronza Bowers

November 3, 2017 Dear Friends/Supporters… Here we are again and hopefully this will be the last time I will have to call on you for contributions to my Legal Defense Fund. As you know, we have had some successes in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. They have ruled in our favor twice, but each […]

On the Trail of Che Guevara, 50 Years On

by Julio Etchart A mural dedicated to Che Guevara in Vallegrande, where his body was taken and displayed to the international press. This is now part of the Che Route, sponsored by the Bolivian government and foreign solidarity groups. By Julio Etchart Source: New Internationalist The last entry in the diary of Argentinian-born Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was […]

FRAMED” Chapter 15 by Michael Richardson

  “It doesn’t make any difference what the truth is” —Arthur O’Leary, August 31, 1970   At the end of August, J. Edgar Hoover sent the Los Angeles FBI office the altered diary of a Progressive Labor Party officer to use in falsely identifying the individual as a government informant. Hoover outlined the action with […]

The Marxist Proposition, Claudia Jones, and Black Nationalism

by Denise Lynn Claudia Jones Many in the American Left hoped that a worldwide socialist revolution would follow the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. When no revolution materialized, the Soviet Union, in an attempt to keep the revolutionary fervor alive, challenged Communists overseas to push for revolutionary change in their own countries. For Black Americans, it was the […]