Catching Fire

by a reader of kites Author’s note: As a reader of kites, I’ve been inspired by the guidance and leadership your journal provides to conduct social investigation into the wave of protest and rebellion that has swept across the country since the murder of George Floyd. While the findings are not necessarily representative of nationalContinue reading “Catching Fire”

Theses on capitalist crisis and class war

by José San Miguel First written December 2019 / updated+published September 2020 Click here for a printable PDF of this article. Preface I began the work of writing out these positions over the course of 2018 and 2019. But these ideas, like all ideas, are social in their origin: they’re the outcome of significant effortContinue reading “Theses on capitalist crisis and class war”

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Defund, Abolish…but what about Overthrow?

By kites editorial committee members in the US Click here for a printable PDF of this article. Following the protests and rebellions ignited by the police murder of George Floyd, calls to “defund” and “abolish” the police have grown in popularity, mostly among the activist/Leftist crowd and the progressive petty-bourgeoisie. Some elected officials have givenContinue reading “Defund, Abolish…but what about Overthrow?”

Nothing is Hard in This World if you Dare to Scale the Heights

By the kites Editorial Committee Click here for a printable PDF of this article. A series of outrages and the protests and rebellions that followed them have laid bare to a new generation, to white people willing to listen, and to the whole world a cold but potentially liberating truth: White supremacy and the oppressionContinue reading “Nothing is Hard in This World if you Dare to Scale the Heights”

Things Done Changed

by Kenny Lake Click here for a printable PDF of this article. Things done changed is the second part in the four-part series The Specter that Still Haunts. Parts three and four will appear in kites three and four respectively. Originally written in 2015 and published in Uprising (a previous theoretical organ of Revolutionary Initiative’s),Continue reading “Things Done Changed”

Manifesto of the Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (US)

Click here for a printable PDF of this article. The following Manifesto of the Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (OCR) is our indictment of US imperialism and the entire capitalist-imperialist system it is part of; our conception of the goal of communism and the socialist transition to get there; and our strategic thinking on making revolutionContinue reading “Manifesto of the Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (US)”

On Infantile Internet Disorders and Real Questions of Revolutionary Strategy: A Response to the “Debate” over the Universality of Protracted People’s War

by Kenny Lake To read and download in PDF, click here. For nearly three decades, people calling themselves Maoists in Europe and North America have been arguing that Mao’s military doctrine of protracted people’s war (PPW), which guided the Chinese revolution to victory and has been adopted and adapted in Vietnam, the Philippines, Peru, India,Continue reading “On Infantile Internet Disorders and Real Questions of Revolutionary Strategy: A Response to the “Debate” over the Universality of Protracted People’s War”

From the Masses, To the Masses: A Summation of the October 22 Coalition’s Resistance to Police Brutality in the Late 1990s

by Kilmore and John Albert To read and download in PDF, click here. Dedicated in remembrance of Nicholas Heyward, Sr., a fierce fighter in the struggle against police violence. Eric Garner, 43, in Staten Island, NY, 2014. Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, MO, 2014. Laquan McDonald, 17, in Chicago, IL, 2014. Tamir Rice, 12, inContinue reading “From the Masses, To the Masses: A Summation of the October 22 Coalition’s Resistance to Police Brutality in the Late 1990s”

The contraband of revolutionary theory

Introducing KITES, a journal of communist theory and strategy for revolution in North America by Amil K. To read and download in PDF, click here. In the American and Canadian prison systems, kites are “contraband” correspondence shared among inmates, and between inmates and those on the outside. Tiny, folded-up pieces of paper, kites are slippedContinue reading “The contraband of revolutionary theory”