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Zoom German Communist Party (DKP) election poster: “USA / EU - Hands off Ukraine!”
Via Antiimperialistische Aktion

German Communist Party (DKP) election poster: “USA / EU - Hands off Ukraine!”

Via Antiimperialistische Aktion

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Justice for Alfred Wright! Stop racist lynchings!

By Gloria Rubac

East Texas, long known for its racism and active Ku Klux Klan terrorism, has made headlines again. A young Black physical therapist named Alfred Wright called his spouse on Nov. 7 to say his truck had broken down. The 27-year-old had recently begun doing home visits in Jasper and neighboring counties. When his family went to pick him up in Hemphill, an hour from Jasper, he had vanished.

The next day his scrubs and watch were found on a ranch near where his truck had broken down. The Sabine County sheriff, police and firefighters began searching for Wright, but after only four days they said they’d run out of funds and called off the search.

Wright’s family and friends began their own search and found him 19 days later. His mutilated body was on the same land that had supposedly been carefully searched. Left wearing only his boxer briefs, Wright’s left ear had been cut off and his eyes gouged out. Three front teeth and his tongue were missing, and his throat was slit. Yet the medical examiner ruled his death an accident due to drug overdose.

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The National Question & Black Liberation

By Lamont Lilly

In commemoration of Lenin’s death 90 years ago. Excerpted from a talk given at the March 29, 2014, “Hard Times are Fighting Times” conference in Durham, N.C.

Just as Vladimir Lenin did in October of 1917, it is time that freedom fighters once again revisit the importance of the National Question. As thinkers and revolutionaries today, it is time that we face the reality of our constantly changing conditions. It is time we re-evaluate the ways in which imperialism and capitalist rule continue to tweak the oppression of various groups, global regions and nationalities.

I just so happen to belong to a very special but highly oppressed nation right here in the U.S. — the African American. My ancestors were forcibly brought to North, South and Central America to work for free. They were brought here in steel chains to toil the soil. They experienced the most brutal and sadistic conditions known to modern times, resulting in social conditions today throughout the Western Hemisphere of extreme institutionalized racism.

In the United States, African Americans are still kept as hostages in mass pockets of poverty. Our families and communities are being dismantled by the Prison-Industrial Complex. Our children are being stolen every day by the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Valuable members of our community are being murdered by local police departments and vigilantes with impunity. Regarding our right to work, African Americans are the last ones hired and first ones fired while Black workers are still primary subjects of racial discrimination in the workplace. In reference to the National Question and Black Liberation, African Americans are still frustrated, angry and deservedly so. As revolutionaries, we have to be honest with these conditions. We must learn about them as much as we can.

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Pyongyang, Socialist Korea: Floral Tribute Paid to Statues of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il

Pyongyang, April 15 (KCNA) — Service personnel, people from all walks of life and school youth and children visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill Tuesday on the occasion of the Day of the Sun, birth anniversary of the President. 

Seen standing there was a floral basket sent by Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army. 

Laid before the statues were floral baskets in the name of the party, armed forces and power organs, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, units of the KPA and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, organs and enterprises at all levels, factories, farms and schools in Pyongyang and bouquets and flowers.

Also laid before the statues was a floral basket in the name of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.

Floral baskets and flowers were also placed before the statues and portraits of smiling Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Kim Il Sung Military University, the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces, the Ministry of People’s Security, Mangyongdae Revolutionary School, Mansudae Art Studio and other parts of Pyongyang. 

Service personnel, people and school youth and children across the country visited the statues and portraits of smiling Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in their residential areas to pay high tribute to them.

Meanwhile, staff members of the Chinese and Russian consulates general in Chongjin visited the statue of Kim Il Sung in Chongjin City, North Hamgyong Province to lay floral baskets and bouquets and pay tribute to him.

On the same day, Chinese residents in Chongjin and foreign guests staying in the city laid floral baskets and bunches of flowers before the statue of Kim Il Sung and paid tribute to him.

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Zoom Lenin is our flag!

Lenin is our flag!

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Zoom October 16, 1908: Birthday of Comrade Enver Hoxha, anti-fascist partisan leader and founder of socialist Albania.

October 16, 1908: Birthday of Comrade Enver Hoxha, anti-fascist partisan leader and founder of socialist Albania.

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Ukraine & democracy: I'm confused, can anyone help me?

By Neil Clark

I’m confused. A few weeks ago we were told in the West that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine was a very good thing. These people, we were told by our political leaders and elite media commentators, were ‘pro-democracy protestors’.

The US government warned the Ukrainian authorities against using force against these 'pro-democracy protestors' even if, according to the pictures we saw, some of them were neo-Nazis who were throwing Molotov cocktails and other things at the police and smashing up statues and setting fire to buildings.

Now, just a few weeks later, we’re told that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine are not 'pro-democracy protestors'  but 'terrorists' or 'militants'.

Why was the occupation of government buildings in Ukraine a very good thing in January, but it is a very bad thing in April? Why was the use of force by the authorities against protestors completely unacceptable in January, but acceptable now? 

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Zoom Dublin, Ireland: Palestinian Prisoners’ Day
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Anti-fascists declare People's Republic of Odessa

"From today, we declare the Odessa region the People’s Republic of Odessa, where power belongs only to the people who reside within its territory," said activists in a statement published on the website "Antimaydana."

Supporters called on republic residents to block traffic in Odessa, pointing to a special map of 153 point where people should block traffic for all modes except ambulances.

"Tomorrow at 16:00 Odessa must stand up! " said the appeal.

"Odessa is a democratic, multi-ethnic, tolerant city, and its issues can be solved by local residents, and not agents of the CIA, the Security Service, the FSB, governors and deputies of the Kiev regime," said the manifesto.

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Zoom After CIA head visits Kiev, Ukraine junta opens assault on Southeast
By Greg Butterfield
April 15 — A coordinated military attack has begun against the anti-fascist resistance in Southeastern Ukraine.
The attack began hours after the U.S. confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan had visited Kiev on the weekend of April 12-13 for secret meetings with coup leaders. In other words, Washington gave its approval for the impending attack.
Photo: Kharkov protest against U.S.-backed military attack on Ukraine anti-fascists, April 15, 2014.

After CIA head visits Kiev, Ukraine junta opens assault on Southeast

By Greg Butterfield

April 15 — A coordinated military attack has begun against the anti-fascist resistance in Southeastern Ukraine.

The attack began hours after the U.S. confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan had visited Kiev on the weekend of April 12-13 for secret meetings with coup leaders. In other words, Washington gave its approval for the impending attack.

Photo: Kharkov protest against U.S.-backed military attack on Ukraine anti-fascists, April 15, 2014.

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